R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


14-day judicial remand for former SP (D):
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ram Kumar sent former SP (D) Randhir Singh Uppal to 14-day judicial remand. Uppal was caught red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Ripudman Ohri of Nangal on August 1.


Seminar on cancer awareness
: Gem Public School, 3B2, Mohali, organised seminars on climate change and cancer awareness. Vineet Marwaha, deputy director of Global Concern India highlighted types of cancers, techniques to detect it and remedial measures that can be taken. He advised the students to stay away from every kind of addiction be it drugs, gutka or liquor.

Eco Club inaugurated: District education officer Chanchal Singh inaugurated the Blossom Eco  Club to mark the celebrations of Vanamahotasava organised in GMSSS-10  on Sunday.



CCE report cards: The state government has decided to introduce the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) report cards from the current academic session to facilitate the overall assessment of the educational and co-curricular activities of students in government schools. This was disclosed by Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal while presiding over a meeting of the District Education Officers convened here to review the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

Gramin lok adalat: Seven disputes were settled at a gramin lok adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority at Dhangar village on Sunday. Amit Kumar Sharma, Judicial Magistrate, presided over the lok adalat. Cases pertaining to Dhangar, Badopal, Mohamadpur Rohi, Kharakheri, Chabla Mori, Dhani Mian Khan, Salem Khera, Majra, Dharnia and Khajuri Jaati were taken up in this adalat. Sharma exhorted villagers to bring their minor disputes to the lok adalats as these provided cheaper justice. No appeal could be filed against issues settled in the lok adalats, he added.

1 killed, 2 hurt in mishap
: One person was killed and two were injured when an Indica car collided with a truck in the MIE area of Bahadurgarh town here on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Bhola Ram Verma of UP. The injured persons -- Lal Bahadur and Balak Dass-- have been admitted to the Civil Hospital .The police has registered a case.

Cleanliness drive: Shah Satnamji Green S. Welfare Force Wing of Dera Sachha Sauda, Sirsa, and its followers organised a cleanliness drive on the premises of Lok Nayak Jai Prakashnarain Hospital here on Sunday. Inaugurating the drive, Dr KK Chawla, Senior Medial Officer, said the sewadars cleaned the hospital premises by cutting grass, collecting waste paper and cleaning the ground. About 650 sewadars of different wings of Dera Sachha Sauda actively participated in the drive.

Crushed to death
: Jagdish (55) of nearby Hari Nagar village was crushed to death by a truck on Saturday evening. Sources said Jagdish, who was sitting on a roadside while returning to Hari Nagar from surrounding Daliaki village, was crushed to death by a truck.

2 thieves held: The police has arrested two members of an inter-district gang of motorcycle thieves from a hideout at Rao Abhay Singh Chowk here on Friday. The two have been identified as Mahesh Kumar Balmiki and Chander Pal. They were produced in a court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Shashi Bala Chauhan, who remanded them in police custody for two days. The police has seized 14 motorcycles from their possession.

Body identified: Shrikant Jatav, whose headless body was recovered from a deserted place near Asalwas village on July 30, was identified by his family members here on Saturday. The family recognised the body from a photograph and clothes of the deceased. The body was cremated at the behest of the police here recently.

Youth’s body found
: Mystery shrouds the death of a youth, whose body was recovered from the roadside near Baragura village here on Saturday. The victim was later identified as Soni, a resident of Pipli village, who lived with his maternal grandfather. The police said there was no external injury on the body and it appeared that the victim died due to poisoning.

Community radio station: The community radio station (CRS) in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Chaudhary Devi Lal University celebrated its second anniversary here on Sunday. Speaking at a function, Gobind Kanda, an HPCC executive member from Sirsa, stressed on the need for bringing more listeners under the umbrella of the community radio to make it more effective. Kanda announced to provide 2,000 radios sets for distribution among villagers free of cost so that they could listen to programmes relayed by the CRS.

5 gangsters held: Five armed gangsters identified as Raju, Rizwan, Jagdeep, Ashok and Jaswinder were nabbed by the CIA unit of the district police while they were planning to commit crime at a deserted place near Ahir Majra on Friday night. Before the police overpowered them, the gangsters allegedly fired at them. A case under the Arms Act and various sections of the IPC, including Section 307, has been registered against them.


Three hurt in brawl: Three persons sustained injuries in a brawl between two groups at Kanak Chowk on Friday night. Two of the injured have been admitted to Government Doon Hospital while one has been discharged after first aid. The Dalanwala police has registered a case against the groups. It is trying to identify all those behind the brawl.

English extempore contest: Mansi Narang of Jasmine House and Sakshi Babbar of Daffodil House won the Inter-house English Extempore Competition in the senior category, at Unison World School here today. Priyal Verma of Jasmine House won the third position. In the junior group, Pragya Agarwal of Tulip House stood first, Ridhima Walia of Jasmine House second and Radhika Bansal of Daffodil House third. Dr Sangeeta Khullar, Priya Mansingh and Shruti Singh were the judges.

Badminton tourney: The names of players of Dehradun, who will take part in the Badminton Sub-Junior National Ranking Tournament to be held at Indore in Madhya Pradesh from August 9 to 14 have been declared. In under-13 boys’ category, Ujwal Dobhal, Vaibhav Chauhan and Tushar Babbar will participate. Unnati Bisht, Shivnagi Bhatt and Himanshi Rawat will be in the girls under-13 category. While Vaibhav hauhan, Vayom Chauhan, Ujwal Dobhal, Tushar Babbar and Udit Dobhal will be taking part in the under-15 boys’ category. Anushta Verma, Shivangi Bhatt, Himanshi Rawat and Unati Bisht will be participating in the under-15 girls’ category.

Kumaon Briefs
Officials told to monitor works in field:
Udham Singh Nagar District Magistrate BVRC Purshottam has asked officials in charge of the execution of development projects to go out in the field to monitor the works instead of sitting in their offices. At a meeting held in Rudrapur, he asked District Development Officer (DDO) RC Tewari to closely monitor the works being carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and called upon the Block Development Officers to submit proposals for flood-control measures and land improvement projects in the rural areas. He also asked the officer in charge of implementing the Indira Awas Yojana to release the second instalment of the works that have been completed within a week.

‘Speed up works under MNREGA’: Nainital District Magistrate Shailesh Bagauli has ordered to speed up works being done under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and by utilising the Panchayat Funds in the Bhimtal area of the district. Bagauli carried out a surprise inspection of the works being done in the area on Saturday. He called upon officials to undertake works under the MNREGA on the basis of the requirement of the people of the villages. He also laid stress on quality control with regard to the works being done and asked the officials to constantly monitor the progress of works. Bagauli has warned that action would be initiated against officials not executing the tasks by the deadline.

Car falls into gorge, two sisters killed: Two sisters were killed when the car they were travelling in fell into a gorge near Ranikhet. They were travelling with their cousins from Chaukhutiya to Bhimtal. The accident took place near Upradi village. The deceased have been identified as Shweta and Sakshi of Dantola village in Chaukhutiya. The cause of the accident is said to be the locking of the steering wheel that led to the car going out of control.

Man run over by train in Ramnagar: A man was killed after being run over by a train near the Chorpani crossing in Ramnagar. The deceased is yet to be identified. He was run over by the train coming from Moradabad to Ramnagar via Kashipur.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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