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Mega job fair held in Barnala
: About 22 companies, including Dada Motors, Vardhman Special Steel, Idea, Netmax solutions, NM Infotech, Connect visited Aryabhatta campus, Barnala, for the mega job fair on Saturday. In a statement here, 937 students of BTech, MBA, MCA and graduates from various institutes of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and the NCR region took part. Out of 937 students who participated in the event, 212 were shortlisted for the final interview. 

Bajrang Dal activists hold protest
: Activists of the Bajrang Dal took out a protest march through the city roads which ended at Gandhi Chowk here on Saturday against the Mumbai bomb blasts. Led by state president Suresh Bhatia, they shouted slogans against the central government and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi. They condemned the irresponsible statements made by Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Digvijay Singh over the Mumbai attacks. In the end, the protesters burnt an effigy of Rahul Gandhi at the chowk. 

Stone for housing project laid
: The foundation stone laying ceremony of Abhilasha Homes, an affordable housing project, was held on Saturday at the Sushant City-I, Kot Shamir, Mansa road. 

Construction of sewa kendras begins: The construction of the Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendras (BNRGSKs), under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, is under way at the village-level and at the block-level in Bathinda district. Bathinda district will have 20 such kendras by the end of the current financial year. 

Pathankot gets sub-jail
: Hira Singh Gabria, Jail and Cultural Affairs Minister, inaugurated a newly constructed sub-jail here today. The jail has been built at the cost of Rs 2.8 crore. The jail has general wards, medical ward, security cells with CCTV cameras and a modern kitchen. The sub-jail has a capacity to house 280 inmates. Gabria said all jails in Punjab would be linked through internet to bring in efficiency in the jail works and security.




Scribe robbed:
Two unidentified youths robbed a scribe of Rs 500 and a mobile phone near a park in Sector 70 on Thursday night. @@In his complaint, Dharam Singh alleged that he was buying an ice-cream from a roadside vendor near the park, when two youths, who were armed with weapons, robbed him A case was registered. 



Sacha Sauda chief’s:
cases to be heard on day-to-day basis:The Special CBI court here today decided to hear criminal cases against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on a day-to-day basis from July 26. Prior to this, the defence counsel moved an application seeking directions to the prosecution to inform them about the name and other particulars of any witness to be examined two days before the date of hearing. Following the opposition of prosecution counsel to this, the judge fixed the date of reply and arguments in the case on July 23. 

Youth’s half-burnt body found in drain: A 25-year-old man was brutally murdered and his body was sliced into three pieces at Jamal village in the district before it was dumped into a drain. The culprits also tried to burn the body. The half-burnt parts of the body were recovered yesterday near Jamal village. Fresh blood stains at the site indicate that the murder took place. SP Satinder Kumar Gupta said it appeared that the man had been killed somewhere else before his body was thrown at Jamal, 4 km from the Rajasthan border. 



UN workshop
: Aditya Semwal of The Heritage School and Prasoon Garg of Brightlands School have been selected to represent India at the fifth annual International Model United Nations (IMUN) at the UNESCO Centre for Peace. The duo will attend a two-week summer workshop at Washington DC and Fredrik (Maryland). The would also visit the UN Headquarters, New York, and represent the country in a convention. 

Seven booked: Seven persons have been booked for allegedly beating up a couple and vandalising private property. Ompal of Gandhi Gram has lodged a compliant against Sonu, Akib, Manjoor, Abid, Javaid, Rakil and Bhodu. Ompal alleged that they allegedly beat up him and his wife over a trivial issue.They also pelted them with stones and broke the shutter of their shop. A case has been registered. 

Dowry case:Three residents of GMS Road, Patelnagar, have been booked in a dowry case. The victim has lodged a complaint against her husband, Prince Goyal, father-in-law Purshotam and mother-in-law Kamini Goyal, for allegedly harassing her and demanding more dowry. A case has been registered against them at the Rajpur police station. 

Film on Tagore: On the 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the REACH Talkies-Doon Film Society has decided to screen “Tagore Stories on Film”. Two documentaries on Tagore’s life will be screened during the celebrations at Hotel Inderlok. The programme will begin with a documentary of 52 minutes on Tagore. 

Man held with body parts of leopard: The Uttarakhand Wildlife authorities on Saturday arrested a Garhi Cantt resident and seized leopard bones, nails and teeth from his possession. Acting on a tip-off, the Wildlife Protection Society of India and the Anti-Poaching Cell of the Wildlife Department in a joint operation today arrested Rajkishore Pradhan, resident of Nai Gaun village, Garhi Cantt, Dehradun. The leopard body parts were found from his possession. 

Kumaon Briefs

19 drivers challaned: The authorities in Haldwani have launched a drive against those who are overloading their vehicles and using gas kits that are not permitted according to the norms. This is being done to ensure the safety of passengers and other commuters. On the first day of the drive, which is being carried out by the police and the Transport Department jointly, 19 drivers were challaned while six persons were let off after a warning.

Choking of canals: The Irrigation Department, Haldwani, has issued a warning that the department will take action against residents and the departments found responsible for the choking of canals in the area. The warning came following the choking of a canal on Nainital Road on Friday.

Youth washed away: A youth was washed away in the Garud area of Bageshwar district while he was trying to cross the Gomti. The deceased has been identified as Kundan (35) of Dudila village. Divers managed to fish out his body after five hours. The body has been sent to the District Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Man held for rape: The police has arrested a 17-year-old boy on the charge of raping a minor in the Danya area of Almora. The victim’s mother, who has lodged a complaint against him, alleged that her eight-year-old daughter, along with her brother, had gone to fetch water. However, the accused allegedly threatened the victim’s brother and raped her. The accused has been sent to a reform house.

Two arrested for cheating: The Almora police has arrested two persons for allegedly withdrawing money from various bank accounts by stealing the password of ATM machines. The accused have been identified as 19-year-old Monty from Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district and 21-year-old Prince of Doghat in Baghpat district, UP. While Monty is doing engineering from a college in Meerut, Prince is an engineer. Their third accomplice, Sachin of Meerut, is still at large. The police arrested them on the basis of CCTV cameras installed at the ATMs.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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