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Job fair held
: The Baba Farid Group of Institutions held a job fair at its premises today.Institute spokesperson claimed that 52 companies participated in the fair and 578 candidates were shortlisted. 

New food joint: Moti Mahal Deluxe Tandoori Trail will shortly open at the Five River City Plaza, a hotel near Hanuman Chowk here. It will present the Moti Mahal’s culinary trail from Peshawar to Delhi.

Local educationist awarded: Ravinder Kaur, principal of the Sanawar, an Institute for Children, Bathinda has been awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award and the Vidya Rattan Gold Medal Award for her commendable service in the field of education, at New Delhi recently. The Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi, organised a seminar where the local educationist received the awards from former election commissioner Dr GVG Krishnamurthy and Joseph Kabakeza from the High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda. 

Three drug peddlers held: The Barnala police has arrested three drug peddlers, including two women. Twenty four bottles of illicit liquor, four litres of intoxicant substance and 1680 tablets of drugs have been recovered from their possession. DSP (City) Barnala Rupinder Singh Bhardwaj said following a tip-off, the police sent three teams to arrest the drug peddlers from their suspected hideouts. A case has been registered against the accused at the city police station Barnals, the DSP said.

Janamashtami celebrated
:The Sanskriti KMV School students celebrated Janamashtmi today. Folk dances and poems presented by students were the highlight. The staff and students of MGN Public School Urban Estate also celebrated the festival. Primary wing students of the school.

Teej celebrated:The festival of Teej was celebrated on the premises of the Joy House Pre-primary school here today. Mothers of the students also took part. 'Kheer' and 'malpoodas' were distributed.




Boy electrocuted: A 16-year-old boy was electrocuted after he came in contact with a high-voltage wire during a religious function organised for Janmashtmi celebrations at ‘Santan Dharam Mandir’ in Sector 27. The police has booked the owner of the sound system in a case of causing death due to negligence under Section 304-A of the IPC.



Two bodies found
: The bodies of two young lovers were recovered from a railway track near Dalatpur village here on Friday. They were identified as Sanjay (20), of Sahu village, and Kiran (16), of Nayagaon village. Their broken mobile phones and a cycle were also recovered from the spot. Sanjay had passed out from the Industrial Training Institute six months back. The girl had been engaged a few weeks ago to someone else. Their family members said they had no inkling that they were in love. None of them showed any signs of depression.

Gang busted: The police has claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four youths. A police spokesperson said here on Friday that Balbir, a resident of Barwala, had gone to drop his daughter to Jind in a Scorpio car on August 17. While returning to Barwala, he was signalled to stop at Baghawar village by four youths who asked for a lift. After travelling for a few distance, the youths forced him to stop the car and looted Rs 4,200 from him. 

BDPO booked: The Kosli police has registered a case of obscenity against Ram Singh Yadav, BDPO of Nahar, his peon Satish and Abhay Singh, sarpanch of Bharangi village, on a complaint filed by Lalita Devi of Nahar village. Lailta, who alleged sexually harassment by the BDPO recently, made a complaint to the district police chief, following which the trio assaulted her at her residence in the village.

Trader murdered
: Some members of the Gujjar community thrashed a young trader, Bharat Bhushan Gupta (22), tied his hands and feet and then allegedly hung him from a ceiling fan till his death in his bedroom in Bawal Friday. The incident took place following an altercation over a trivial issue. Angry over the trader's murder, shopkeepers and traders of Bawal observed a strike today. They demanded immediate arrest of the killers. 

Body found: The body of a youth was recovered from a well near Rohrai village on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Satbir Yadav (35), a resident of Nangalia Ranmokh village, who ran a taxi. Satbir had been missing since August 16. The police has registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence of the crime.

: Senior Congress leader Sumitra Chauhan has been appointed chairperson of the Haryana State Social Welfare Board for three years by the Haryana Government. Her name was recommended by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to the Central Social Welfare Board for approval. Chauhan (43) has served the Congress party in various capacities, including the state general secretary of the HPCC and member of the AICC, during last 15 years. She said her priority would be successful implementation of social welfare schemes launched by the UPA government under the guidance of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. —




Woman dies in flash floods
: Three women of a family in Bagh Thedu village were washed away in flash floods when they were bathing at Majhasu khud, 15 km from here, Friday evening. Kamla Devii (62), her daughter-in-law Santosh Kumari (40) and granddaughter Shalu (17) were washed away in the sudden surge of waters triggered by a heavy rain in the area. Kamla Devi’s body has been recovered while Shalu is still missing. Santosh managed to save herself.

Bangladeshi national arrested
: The police has arrested Jahan Geer Sekh, a Bangladeshi national, under the Foreigners Act here. Police sources said the 28-year-old Bangladeshi national was arrested in the Chilgari area of Dharamsala. On inquiry, it was found that he did not have any valid documents, including passport and visa. 

Janaushadhi store inaugurated
: A janaushadhi store was inaugurated on the premises of Dr RP Government Medical College, Tanda, and dedicated to the public by Dr Anil Chauhan, Principal of the college, on Friday. Dr SB Sood, Medical Superintendent, said the store would have the best quality medicine manufactured by the Government of India Public Undertaking.

Youth strive to fight AIDS: Youth of the Red Ribbon Club at the Dronacharya College of Education at Rait recently demonstrated their commitment to the cause of HIV prevention and impact mitigation in the 2020 Campaign of International Youth Day through a creative light show. Dr RK Sood, District AIDS Programme Officer, Kangra, said young people accounted for 41 pc of all new HIV infections among adults. 

Rs 1.29 cr disbursed to schools
: To improve the standard of education and provide basic amenities in educational institutions of Banjar subdivision, Himachal Pradesh state BJP president and local MLA Khimi Ram Sharma disbursed Rs 1.29 crore to various schools through respective block development officers. He was addressing a public meeting during the Bhoomi Pujan of the Khundan-Shateyogi road on Friday, 40 km from here. 

Bank staff stage protest
: Employees, including officers of Himachal Gramin Bank, on Friday staged a protest rally from this town to Khaliar, head office of the bank, and accused its Chairman Shiv Kumar Sharma of not opening 20 new branches of the bank and not filling vacancies. The employees also burnt his effigy. 

Mother commits suicide: Gudri Devi, 70-year-old mother, could not bear the death of her 32-year-old daughter following brain hemorrhage, and committed suicide at her residence at Kaichari village by consuming poison, the police said here on Saturday. Gudri Devi was rushed to DRPGMC Tanda where she died on Saturday evening.



Tarigami calls on Governor
: The CPM state secretary, MY Tarigami, called on Governor NN Vohra here on Friday. Tarigami discussed with the Governor issues relating to the obtaining security situation, measures required for speeding up the pace of socio-economic development schemes and programmes and matters relating to the establishment of the Panchayati Raj set up in the state, an official spokesman said. 


MRI machine  out of order
: After the Helium gas leakage, it is now the turn of a MRI machine to become non-operational at the Doon Hospital. Hospital authorities have been trying to get the MRI machine in order, as a large number of patients avail the facility that is operating on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. Chief Medical Superintendent Dr BC Pathak said since the equipment was under warranty period, they would require at least Rs 20 lakh to start the machine. “We have already called company officials, who have examined the machine and by Monday we are hopeful of getting it in order,” Dr Pathak said. 

Ban orders: Additional District Magistrate Archana Gaharwar on Saturday said in order to maintain peace and order near the civil judge examination centre, Section 144 would be imposed on the area of 100 m. She further said no one would be allowed to carry any sharp-edged weapon, including stick, knife, hockey etc near the centre on the examination day, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday.

Residents cheated: The two local residents who were cheated of money on the promise of providing a job in Afghanistan on Saturday protested outside a Patelnagar police chowki along with their relatives for not arresting the culprit. According to them, Rakesh Thapa had sent them abroad on the promise of providing jobs, however, they did not get jobs and instead had to face a lot of inconvenience. They alleged after coming to India they complained with the police but the police did not take any action against him.

John Lang remembered
: The literati, scribes and dignitaries of Mussoorie gathered at Christ Church in Library Bazaar to pay tributes to John Lang, the eminent Australian humanist, author, lawyer and journalist on his 147th death anniversary today. He was buried at Camels Back Road cemetery on August 20, 1864. Special prayers were held at the church by Rev. Eric Templeton to mark the occasion. Local historian Jaiprakash Uttarakhandi recalled the life of John Lang and said as a barrister, journalist, writer, scholar and inveterate traveller, he was a great friend of India. He was a gifted student of Indian languages.

Kumaon Briefs

Loans under govt scheme: Dheeraj Singh, Almora Chief Development Officer, has asked officials to ensure that only the deserving beneficiaries get facilities of loans under the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Tourism Self-Employment Scheme of the state government. At the same time the officials have been also asked to make sure that a beneficiary utilises the money only for a purpose for which it has been given to him. At a meeting, the officials considered 49 applications for availing loans under the schemes. Out of these 32 were for purchase of vehicles while the remaining were for starting eating joints, motels and guest houses.

DM inspects damaged site: Shailesh Bagauli, Nainital District Magistrate, on Saturday took stock of situation at Sariyatal and Ganja villages near the town, where a narrow culvert has wrecked havoc owing to a blockage in it. This had brought the debris into the houses. He has instructed officials to broaden the culvert and ensure a free flow of water in it. He also disclosed that a causeway on Ballia Nullah had been damaged and has asked the officials to submit a proposal for its reconstruction.

Body found in drain: The body of an old woman was recovered from a drain along the Nainital Highway in Ranibagh. It is being assumed that the gushing waters of the nullah brought the body on the spot. The deceased is yet to be identified. Reports stated that she was around 65-year-old and the body is said to be around eight-day-old. Efforts are on to get the deceased identified and police stations in the region have been informed about the body.

Six snakes electrocuted: At least six snakes were electrocuted to death when a low-tension wire passing over a field in the Ghoranala area of Lal Kuan snapped and fell on them. The incident took place in the fields belonging to Puran Pathak. It is learnt that there was a lot of water in the fields that led to the spread of current when the wire fell. Power Department officials have taken a serious note of the incident and have promised to take steps to ensure that such an event does not take place again.

Newborn baby’s body found: The discovery of a newborn baby’s body on a road in Haldwani on Friday led to a sensation in the area. The body was found near a school on the bypass. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. It is being assumed that the baby was born prematurely.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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