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Dera bassi
Science competitions held
: Science competition were held at the Government Senior Secondary School, Mubarkpur, here on Sunday. Avneet of Pandwala, Palkwinder of Mubarkpur and Gurvinder of Rampur Sainia got first, second and third positions, respectively.

Villagers’ name dropped from FIR
: The Punjab Wildlife Department has finally dropped the names of two villagers from the FIR in the Khangwari leopard death case. The department has moved an application at the Gardhiwal police station seeking names of two suspects, Piara Lal (deecased) and Ashwani Kumar, to be dropped from the FIR registered against them under different provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act.

Mandi Gobindgarh
A six-day faculty development programme on research methodology, statistical tools and SPSS software commenced on the RIMT-Management campus.




Grant for MCF:
The state government has decided to bail out the cash-starved Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) by providing it a grant of Rs 55 crore. The decision was taken at a meeting of the MCF authorities with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda recently. It is learnt that the MCF authorities had asked for more financial help but the government asked it to generate its own resources.

3 booked:
The police has booked Dinesh Katiyar, MD, Bharat Oil and Gas Corporation, Noida, and his two subordinates, Anil Shukla and Kulvir Thakur, on the charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and forgery. Deen Dayal of Nandrampur Bas village, near Dharuhera, alleged that the above officials had demanded Rs 7 lakh for allotting an LPG agency to him.

Two killed:
Two persons, Bansi Lal and Dharmender, of Turkpur village, died on the spot and four were injured after a canter they were travelling in overturned after being hit by a truck on the Chhatehra-Turkpur road on Saturday night. A case has been registered against the truck driver, who managed to flee after the accident.



Girl dies after taking medicine
An 18-year-old girl today died at the DRPGMC, Tanda, after she had consumed some medicine at her residence in Bumper village in Nadun tehsil, the police said. According to the police, Meenaksha had allegedly consumed medicine for her kidney stone problem following which she started feeling uneasy. She was rushed to Nadhun Hospital from where she was rushed to the Tanda hospital where she died. The police has started investigation under Section 174 CrPC.



Three women commit suicide:
Three women, including a teenage girl, committed suicide by consuming poison in separate incidents in Baramulla and Kulgam districts on Sunday, a police spokesperson said. The police registered separate cases and started investigations to ascertain the motive behind the suicides.

Injured jawan dies: A jawan of the 19 Rajput Rifles, who was injured in an encounter between the Army and a group of militants yesterday, succumbed to his injuries at the Army hospital here on Sunday. The jawan was admitted to the 92 Base Hospital at Badamibagh Cantonment in Srinagar where he died.



Elderly woman’s chain snatched:
An elderly woman’s chain was snatched by miscreants in the Nimbuwala area on Saturday. The Kaulagarh native had gone to Nimbuwala when the incident occurred at 5 pm. Two miscreants, who were riding a bike, snatched the chain and sped away. She raised the alarm and people gathered there. The police reached the spot but it could find any clue to the matter.

No clue to missing IIPM staffer: Despite the police’s efforts to trace admission head of the IIPM Amit Shah (27) who went missing four days ago, there is no clue to his whereabouts. His family has accused a couple of kidnapping him. The police tried to trace him via his mobile number but the phone was switched off. The agitated members of his family blocked traffic against police inaction on Saturday.

Driver hurt in mishap: A bus driver was critically injured when a boulder fell on the passenger bus he was driving at Kandikhal on the Tehri-Chamba road on Sunday. The incident occurred at about 10:30 am. The bus was going towards Chamba when the boulder fell on it, injuring the driver. However, no passenger was injured. The officials concerned said the driver’s condition is out of danger.

Health camp: The Society for Empowerment and Action Research conducted a health camp here on Sunday. A total of 189 girls were examined at the health camp. The association celebrated the completion of 11 years of its formation by holding the health camp.

Kumaon Briefs
Udham Singh remembered:
Eminent revolutionary Udham Singh was remembered on his death anniversary on Sunday. At a programme organised at Rudrapur, residents of Udham Singh Nagar paid tributes to the revolutionary by remembering his contributions and his love for the nation. The top brass of the administration and the Police Department offered floral tributes at his statues and his portraits at different places across the district. People from all walks of life attended the functions organised at different places to remember him.

Trader robbed of Rs 70,000: Some miscreants allegedly opened fire on a trader, who was returning home after collecting money, and fled with Rs 70,000 being carried by the victim. The incident took place on the outskirts of Jaspur town. According to sources, Mohammad Rafi, who runs a general store in Jaspur, had gone to collect payment from Thakurdwara in Moradabad district. When he was returning on his motorcycle, three-motorcycle borne persons started following him and allegedly stopped him near Ganj village. They demanded the money from him but when he refused, they allegedly opened fire on him. He received bullet injury on his hip. The assailants fled with the money. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Man held for cheating: A large number of youngsters who had been duped of thousands of rupees in the name of being employed for the installation of cellphone towers caught hold of the person who allegedly cheated them and handed him over to the police. They went on to create a scene at the police station demanding the money that they had given to the accused. The accused, KP Singh, is being questioned by the police. He is alleged to have taken Rs 15,000 to Rs 37,000 from unemployed youths in the area on the pretext of giving them job.

Probe into clash ordered: A magisterial probe has been ordered by the Udham Singh Nagar administration into the fracas reported from Sitarganj on July 28. According to sources, District Magistrate PVRC Purshottam has ordered a probe to be conducted by Additional District Magistrate Bansidhar Tewari and has sought a report in the matter. On July 28, there had been violent skirmishes between a group of local youths and the Kanwariyas that had also resulted in an assault on police personnel.

Two labourers buried alive: Two labourers were buried alive while two other sustained injuries when they were unloading marble slabs at a construction site in the Judge Farm area of Haldwani. The deceased have been identified as Puttu Singh (45) of Sahaswan in Badayun district of UP and Nathu Lal (46) of Baheri.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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