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501 donate blood
: As many as 501 devotees, including 160 women, donated their blood at the 5th annual blood donation camp, organised by local Nirankari Mandal at Nirankari Bhawan yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by the Nirankari Mandal zonal head Dr BS Cheema.

Head constable shot in Fazilka
: A Punjab Police head constable, Balbir Singh (38), was allegedly shot dead by a villager after the victim's car accidentally hit the accused's tractor near Bakainwala village here on Sunday evening. According to an FIR lodged by deceased's wife Suman Rani, the accused, Hridayjit Singh, allegedly shot the victim after a verbal duel that followed the accident. Balbir Singh was initially rushed to the Civil Hospital, Abohar. From there, he was referred to the Government Medical College, Faridkot. However, he succumbed to his injuries on the way around midnight.

BSF guards nab Pak national
: Alert BSF jawans arrested a Pakistani national trying to cross over from Old Mohamdi Wala border observation post (BOP) area in the Ferozepur sector late on Sunday. Though the BSF authorities remained tightlipped about the incident, sources say the intruder was a spy who was also involved in smuggling. They identified the intruder as 25-year-old Mohammad Ishfaq, a resident of Sadhara village under the Ganda Singh Wala police station of Kasur in Pakistan.

Defence welfare union to hold protest
: Members of the All-India Defence Forces Welfare Association, Jalandhar, have decided to hold a rally here on July 30 in support of their demands, including ‘One Rank One Pension’ and hike in post-retirement allowances. The rally would start from Capt Roopendra Singh Garcha Memorial, Urban Estate, Phase I, and then proceed to Major Vinayak Statue situated on Cool Road.

Minor Dalit girl 'sexually abused'
: A 13-year-old minor Dalit girl was allegedly sexually abused by three youths at her house in a remote village under Baghapurana sub-division of the Moga district. As per the medical examination report of the girl, "Sexual relations could have been made with the victim but there were no visible signs of any force used to develop such physical relations." The police has identified the youths, but was considering seeking taking legal opinion before arresting them.

Man commits suicide:
A man, Vijay Kumar, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room at nearby Mehli village last evening. Domestic tension is said to be the cause of suicide, the police said.




Faculty training concludes:
A two-month-long eighth orientation programme organised by Academic Staff College of BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, concluded at the university today. The programme was aimed at training teachers of various universities and colleges for quality teaching. As many as 22 faculty members attended the programme.



Cong threatens stir
: The City Congress here has warned the district administration and the government that it will start an agitation if grievances of people of Bilaspur are not addressed to at the earliest. A meeting of the City Congress held here recently was presided over by its president Raj Kumar Tadu and attended by activists of the party, including Sadar Congress president Col AP Guttam.

Guleria is Dist Bar Assn chief
: DC Guleria was elected president of the District Bar Association here on Monday. Guleria got 148 votes against Anupam Bhandari’s 88. Manish Bhardwaj (116) became vice-president defeating Vikyat Guleria (110). For the post of general secretary, Vijay Thakur (116 votes) was declared elected against Vikas Sharma (111). Ashish Sharma and Prashant Sharma were elected joint secretary and librarian, unanimously.



Two commit suicide in Leh:
Tashi Paljor, 54, a resident of Choyshot presently residing at Housing Colony, Leh, committed suicide by hanging himself at his house on Monday. The police has registered a case in this regard. In another incident, Shama Bhai, 30, wife of a labourer, Tulsi Ram Kashab, from Salkhan in Chatisgarh, presently residing at Leh, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house near the 153 Army General Hospital, Leh.

Body of boy recovered: The police on Monday recovered the body of Shakir Shafiq Hajam, 10, from the Jhelum near Gadaseer, Bijbehara in Anantnag district. The boy had drowned on July 6, near Guri Bridge Bijbehara.

Two injured in bear attack: Abdul Majeed Lone, 60, and Mohammad Ashraf Lone, 37, were injured when they were attacked by a wild bear near Akhal village in Kulgam district on Monday, the police said. The injured were referred to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.



Ban flayed:
The Rashtriya Sikh Mahasabha, Dehradun, has flayed the ban imposed on Sikhs to participate in a religious programme at Bhai Taru Singh Gurdwara, Lahore. Harpal Singh Sethi, president of the mahasabha, said the Central Government should intervene in the matter so that Sikhs could visit the gurdwara.

Case registered: A case has been registered against a local news agency for allegedly portraying the state government in a bad light without having any facts and figures. According to the compliant of Malkeshwar Prasad, Information Officer, Livenews sent messages to people against the state government which were without any facts. Mohammad Asif Ansari and others have been booked.

Manhunt launched: The police has launched a manhunt to arrest two brothers who allegedly forced a minor girl to flee with them. The accused are Ravi and Raju, who used to stay in a rented accommodation in the Rishinagar area. The minor has been missing since July 12 and the two have also not been seen since then. The Raipur police said they were believed to be in Moradabad. The police has raided several places in Dehradun and will send a team to Moradabad soon.

Leaders meet Guv: State Assembly Speaker Harbans Kapoor, former CM BC Khanduri and a delegation led by Trivendra Singh Panwar, president of the UKD (Panwar faction) met Governor BL Joshi at Raj Bhawan here on Monday. The visit has been described as a courtesy call by a press note of Raj Bhawan.

Kumaon Briefs
Youth convention of UKD:
A youth convention of the UKD was held at Haldwani on Sunday. The party has decided to give maximum representation to the youth for contesting the forthcoming state Assembly poll. It is mulling giving 50 per cent of the party ticket to the youth. On the occasion, party chief Trivendra Pawar also lashed out both at the Congress and the BJP for having “misled” the youth of the state over the past one decade and doing nothing to provide them with employment avenues. Party leaders claimed that the number of the youth joining the UKD had been increasing.

Man booked for rape: The Sitarganj police has registered a rape case against a resident of Sadhunagar locality of the town. Nabi Hussan has been booked for allegedly abducting a 16-year-old girl of the same locality and having kept her at his house for five days. The victim’s father alleged that the accused raped his daughter during this period.

Appointment of teachers sought: Residents of Tanakpur have expressed resentment over the alleged failure of the government to appoint teachers at Government Inter College in Tanakpur. They have sent a memorandum to senior officials of the Education Department through the Parent Teachers Association of the College and have also threatened to launch an agitation if the vacant posts of teacher were not filled at the earliest. They said the posts of teacher in subjects like mathematics, Hindi and science have been lying vacant for two years now and despite repeated requests, nothing has been done so far.

Youth run over by train: A youth was run over by a train at Bazpur in Udham Singh Nagar district. The deceased has been identified as Rishipal (20) of Chandanpur locality in Beria village. He was run over by a passenger train which was on its way to Kashipur fron Lal Kuan. Rishipal was said to be mentally disturbed.

Three carjackers held: The Kitcha police has arrested three carjackers from Bareilly (UP), who were trying to bring stolen vehicles to Uttarakhand for selling them. The accused have been identified as Parvez Ahmed, Mohammad Salim and Rashid Khan. They are residents of Bareilly. They were arrested following a tip-off that they were trying to smuggle two stolen luxury cars into Uttarakhand. On being asked to stop at a checkpost, the trio tried to flee, but were arrested. During interrogation, they have told the police that they were to sell the cars at Sitarganj.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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