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PAU kisan mela on Sept 30:
The Punjab Agricultural University will organise a Kisan Mela on September 30 at its Regional Station here. A meeting was held under the chairmanship of VP Mittal, Director, Regional Station, for successful conduct of the annual fair. Mittal said seeds of improved varieties of different Rabi crops as well as fruit plants recommended by the PAU would be distributed among the growers.

Undertrial flees:
An undertrial prisoner, Sat Pal Singh, alias Satta, son of Tarsem Singh of Sham Chaurasi road, Hariana, fled from the police custody in the JMIC court of Parshant Verma at District Court Complex here today. According to police sources, after removing his handcuffs, Sat Pal Singh was produced in the court of Parshant Verma in a case No 45 of 2011 registered against him under Sections 397 and 34 of the IPC by the Hariana police station. Sat Pal Verma dodged the duty police personnel in the court and escaped. The city police has registered a case against Sat Pal Singh and police constable Gurdip Singh under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC.

Registration clerk suspended:
DC Priyank Bharti has suspended registration clerk posted at Nakodar sub-division, Natha Ram, after finding him guilty of taking extra money for registering loan. In a press-note issued here today, the DC said the registration clerk had taken Rs 966 extra from one Sadhu Singh for registering loan in the name of his nephew.

One killed in mishap:
Dinesh Kanda, resident of Khalwara Gate here, was killed on the spot when a vehicle hit him near Bhularai village on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road last night.The deceased was crossing the road when the accident occurred, the police said. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after postmortem. The police has registered a case.




Lecture held:
Government College for Women, Parade, organised a lecture on “Livestock Husbandry: An Overview” here today. Dr Poonam Kamotra, convener of Science Club of the college, welcomed Dr RK Sharma, an expert from the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, who was the resourceperson.

Movement for peace holds health awareness camp:The Youth Movement for Peace (YMP) held a two-day health awareness camp at Gurha Brahamana village in Akhnoor subdivision today. A number of people,who attended the camp, were made aware of health, hygiene and water sanitation, as the condition of drinking water is not good during the rainy season. Vikas Sharma, chairman, YMP said the level of water impurity in the area was 377 PPM (parts per million), which was too high and risky. 

Flash floods damage BSF camp: Some structures and stores of a BSF camp were washed away in flash floods in Poonch district on Sunday. However, there was no loss of life or injury. The flash floods triggered by heavy rain damaged a BSF camp in the Khanetar area of Poonch district, a senior BSF officer said. The floods in the Khanetar nullah washed away three or four structures of the camp and the stores, he said.

Youth held for killing girl:
A 24-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly killing a teenage girl, who had resisted his attempt to molest her in Baramulla district, the police said on Monday. Mohammad Ibrahim Dar was arrested after the police zeroed in on him while investigating the murder of 15-year-old Bilkees Akhtar, a resident of Akhoonpora village.

Calendar for Assembly session: The state Legislative Assembly has notified the provisional calendar for the ensuing session. According to a communication of the Assembly Secretariat, there would be seven sittings of the session.



Mishra appointed consultant to NCSC panel:
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has appointed Shivani Thapliyal Mishra consultant of its committee formed to provide land to people belonging to the SC category under its 20-point program. She is also expected to contribute to the monitoring of development projects. Rajkumar Varka is the chairman of the committee.

Kumaon Briefs
Kidnapped man rescued, 3 held:
A man who had allegedly been kidnapped from Rudrapur has been rescued by a special operations group of the Uttar Pradesh police. It has also managed to arrest three of the alleged kidnappers, Brajesh, Shishupal and Ravindra. One of the accused is still at large. Countrymade pistols have also been recovered from their possession. Rajesh had been allegedly kidnapped on August 22 after he had sold some property for Rs 30 lakh. All accused are employees of a factory in Rudrapur and one of them was Rajesh’s tenant. They had allegedly kept Rajesh near a tubewell in Ujhani and subsequently in the Golkuan area of Soron before he was rescued by the police.

Literacy camp at Lohaghat on Aug 31:A legal literacy camp will be organised at Lohaghat in Champawat district on August 31. Champawat Chief Judicial Magistrate Bijendra Singh, who is also the secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, said participants would be made aware of laws that were applicable in their day-to-day life. They would be given information regarding various laws and their application by the District Judge, the CJM, the District Magistrate, the SP and members of the Bar Association.

Contaminated water in Haldwani areas:There is no sign of a let-up in problems being faced by residents of Haldwani. With silt continuing to come down the basin of the Gaula river, the water treatment plant is functioning erratically. While several colonies are getting contaminated water through taps, many others are being supplied water by tankers. Residents complained that despite there being 14 tubewells in the town, the water supply from them could not be carried out on account of frequent power breakdown. A similar situation prevails in the rural areas adjoining the town.

Eight poachers held near Chorgaliya:Officials of the Forest Department have arrested eight persons allegedly involved in poaching and the smuggling of animal organs, from the forest of the Aanwalkheda area near Chorgaliya. The accused had been camping in the area for a few days and had even put up a tent. It was during patrolling that the officials came across the tent and arrested the accused. Besides some animal organs, implements like spears, axes etc have been recovered from them. All accused are residents of the Bichwa area near Sitarganj, Udham Singh Nagar district.

Man killed in mishap:One person was killed after he was reportedly hit by an unknown vehicle near Kathgodam. The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Krishna Nand Bhatt. He was a resident of Canal Colony and was last seen in the Caltex area on late Saturday night. His body was found the next day.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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