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Bus crushes man to death
: Kuldip Singh of Patti Dadujala village in Sultanwind was crushed to death by a mini bus here on Friday. The deceased along with his son Avtar Singh was returning to his village when the incident took place. A case under Section 304-A of the IPC was registered at the Sultanwind police station. Avtar Singh, in his complaint lodged with the police, said they were coming from the Daburji side to Octroi at Sultanwind when one mini bus, bearing number PB-02-BA-9805, hit his father. The driver of the bus, who was identified as Jindu of Gali Gurdware Wali, Faizpura, fled after the incident.

Contest: Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Jalalpur, participated in a rakhi-making competition. Managing director of the school JPS Jolly was the guest of honour. Principal of the school gave prizes to winners.

Orientation programme: An orientation-cum-induction programme was organised for freshers at RIMT Management Campus on Friday. The session was inaugurated by RIMT group chairman Dr Hukam Chand Bansal. Students were sensitised about latest development in the field of management.




Road mishap
: Seven students from Talhedi village were injured when their autorickshaw was hit by a Tata Sumo near Barara on Friday morning. Residents of the nearby area rushed them to a hospital. The driver of Tata Sumo managed to escape along with the vehicle. A case has been registered.

Free bus travel for women today:
Haryana Roadways will provide free travel facility to women visiting their brothers to tie 'rakhi' on the occasion of Rakshabandhan tomorrow. A child below 15 years accompanying the women will also be provided this facility.

Substation energised: The UHBVN has energised the newly constructed Rs 2.87-crore 33-KV unmanned substation at Bhagat Phoot Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, in the district. A spokesman said the substation would get power from the 132-KV sub-station at Mundlana for which an 8-km line had been erected.

IMA president
: Dr Rajan Sharma, an orthopaedic surgeon from Yamunanagar, has been elected as president of the state unit of the IMA by a thumping majority for 2011-2012. Dr Sharma thanked all his colleagues who voted for him and promised them to make the IMA a vibrant organisation.



2 youths drown: Two students of Khalsa College, Chandigarh, drowned in Kaushlaya khud, near Parwanoo, today where they had come for a picnic with two other friends. SP Hardeh Bisht said Manish Kumar (21) and Yashwant Kumar (19) died in the incident, while two others Avneet Saini and Anurag were safe. Manish was a resident of Chandigarh, while Yashwant hailed from Kalka.



Timely release of pensions sought: The youth wing of the Samajwadi Party (SP) laid a siege to the District Magistrate’s office on Friday demanding timely disbursement of pension to physically challenged, widows and old-age people. President of the youth wing Rajesh Kumar said the district administration was not providing pension to them on time. Their cases had been pending for months and they were being forced to make rounds of district offices without achieving any result. He demanded that camps be held in every district of the state to solve all pending cases related to these people.

Rawat, Arya felicitated: State president of the Punjabi Sangathan Devender Sethi presented a sword of honour to party in charge of the state Chaudhary Virender Singh on Friday. He claimed that the Congress would be voted to power in the forthcoming Assembly poll. State president of the party Yashpal Arya and leader of the Opposition Harak Singh Rawat were also felicitated on the occasion.

Term loans to disabled jobless: The Finance Development Corporation will be providing term loans to the disabled unemployed. Interacting with a deputation of disabled on Friday, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said free bus travel would be provided to the disabled in the state. He also directed the department to fill vacant reserved posts at the earliest.

Kumaon Briefs
DM pulls up senior PWD officials:
District Magistrate of Almora DS Garbyal has pulled up the senior officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) for not being present at the site of the works being carried out on the Almora-Lamgarah road. He said senior officials must be present at the sites of important works so that quality work was done and the contractor couldn’t take the government for a ride. He had gone for an on-the-spot inspection of the pipes being laid on the road. He also inspected the cement drains being constructed in the Dhaura area. Not finding any senior official present on the spot, he has sought an explanation from the officials concerned.

Career counselling session: The Regional Employment Office at Almora organised a career counselling session at Government Inter-College, Majhkhali, in which 246 students participated. According to Regional Employment Officer (REO) LS Bisht, the students were provided information on careers related to hotel management, defence services, paramilitary organisations, medicine, paramedical setup and teaching. The participants were students of matric and intermediate.

Two succumb to burns: Two youths from Ramnagar who have sustained burns in a cylinder blast on August 8 died while being treated in a hospital in Delhi. The incident has once again raised the issue pertaining to the illegal refilling of small liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders right under the nose of the administration. They had been injured while refilling 5-kg LPG cylinders at a house in Bambagher locality. The deceased have been identified as 23-year-old Rakesh Chandra and 25-year-old Amit Kumar.

Youth’s body found in drain: The death of a youth from Haldwani studying in Government Polytechnic at Satpuli has sent shock waves in the town. The deceased, Vipin Uniyal had been missing since the evening of August 6. His body was retrieved from a seasonal drain in Satpuli. Reports say that there were injury marks on his body. He was a resident of Kumaon Vihar locality of Haldwani. His family had been desperately trying to reach him since August 7. His phone was answered by a youth who told them that he had found the phone on a road. The only son apart from three daughters in Shiv Prasad’s family, Vipin had been residing in Malaudhi village at a distance of 4 km from his college.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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