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Tennis meet inaugurated:
The seven-day All India Tennis Association (AITA) Under-14 and 16 tennis tournament was inaugurated at Ram Bagh courts here today. Former Amritsar Improvement Trust chairman Rajinder Mohan Chinna inaugurated the championship in the presence of Charanjit Singh Chadha and Dr Sameer Rai, secretary and joint secretary of Punjab State Lawn Tennis Association, respectively.

Students on industry visit programme:
Students of MBA at the Baba Farid Group of Institutes visited the Aarti International Ltd, Ludhiana, as a part of industrial visit programme. The visit was part of exposure requirement of academic curriculum. SK Mahajan, president, Aarti International Ltd, accompanied the students and told them about the working of the company.

3 booked in dowry case:
The police has booked three persons in a dowry case. In her complaint, Rekha Rani, stated that her in-laws harassed her for bringing more dowry. A case was registered against Rekha’s husband Ranjit, father-in-law Ravi Dutt and mother-in-law Angrej Kaur.

Over six booked: More than six persons were booked for assaulting a person at his residence in Hebatpur village on Friday night. In his complaint, Lal Singh, son of Baru Ram, said Subhash, Jaswinder, Jatinder, Nirmaiil, Rimpi and Sevidas entered his house while he was sleeping and assaulted him.




Carrom tourney from Sept 22:
The Chandigarh Carrom Association will organise the 21st Chandigarh State Carrom Championship from September 22 to 24 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here.



Stones laid:
PWD Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala laid the foundation stones for road and bridges projects on Saturday. The minister said the construction of village link roads and bridges over drains and canals had been taken up by the PWD. He said the 2.36-km Sangan-Barta road would be constructed at the cost of Rs 83 lakh.

Anti-graft drive:
A large number of youths on Sunday gathered at the Krishan Temple to pledge that they would keep the torch of revolution against corruption burning. The call was given by the “youth against corruption”. Pratek Dhawan exhorted the youths to actively participate in the drive and contribute in laying foundation of a corruption free nation.

2 youths killed
: Two youths, Bharat Bhusan (20), of Aurangabad, and Pawan (23), of Jakholi, died on the spot when their motorcycle was hit by a vehicle at Pritampura Chowk on the GT Road on Saturday. Both were returning after doing painting work in a house when the incident took place. The police reached the spot and brought the victims to the local Civil Hospital. The bodies were handed over to their family members after a postmortem examination. A case has been registered in this regard.

Sans power: Two electricity transformers have been stolen from the fields of Manoli village by some thieves. A case of theft has been registered in Murthal police station on a complaint of the Bijli Nigam’s SDE,. The theft of the transformers had left a number of farmers of the village going without power.



Civic bodies’ staff to go on strike:
Thousands of employees of civic bodies in the state, including sanitary workers, will be going on a statewide strike from September 5 in protest against non-fulfilment of their long-pending demands. The employees charged that the state government had failed to fulfil their demands despite several assurances in the past one year.

Teachers defer protest: Members of the All-Indian Kendriya Vidyala Teachers Association, Dehradun, postponed their agitation after receiving positive response from members of the Akhil Bhartiya Kendriya Vidyalaya Shikshak Sangh and officials of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan at a meeting held on Sunday.

Health camp: The Ayurveda cell of the Uttarakhand Congress Committee organised a health camp in Dehradun on Sunday. Chief Guest senior Congress leader Ramsharan Nautiyal, who inaugurated the camp, said such camps were of great benefit for the poor people.

seven arrested: The police has arrested seven criminals against whom arrest warrants were issued late on Friday night. Earlier, SP (City) Jaswant Singh convened a meeting of cops and asked them to act against the criminals in their respective areas. Following which the police conducted search operations in different places and arrested them.

Kumaon Briefs
Residents’ plea to check sale of illicit liquor:
Residents of the Chorgaliya area, Nainital district, are irked over the alleged failure of law-enforcing agencies to check the sale of illicit liquor and crime in the area. Some representatives of Chorgaliya residents met senior police officials and handed over a memorandum to them. They said the “failure” of the police to verify the antecedents of newcomers to the area had contributed to the increased instances of robbery. They have demanded that police patrolling be increased and the sale of illicit liquor be checked.

Rickshaw-pullers hold protest: Rickshaw pullers of Haldwani staged a protest against the alleged harassment by the police on Sunday. A large number of rickshaw pullers gathered at Kaladhungi Chowk and parked their rickshaws in an inverted manner. Later, they proceeded to the SP (City) JS Bhandari’s office, where they discussed their concerns with him. They alleged that police personnel had been compelling them to stop rickshaws prior to the designated stands and misbehave with them.

Four held for smuggling in US Nagar: The Udham Singh Nagar police has arrested four persons from the Gularbhoj area on the charges of smuggling charas and animal body parts. Those arrested have been identified as Ram Chandra, Parameshwari, Devi Singh and Chandrapal. All of them are residents of Bareilley,Uttar Pradesh. A stag horn and 200 gm of charas has been seized from their possession.

Cyber cafe owner’s death case solved: The Kashipur police has claimed to have solved the death case of a cyber café owner whose body had been found on August 31. The police claimed that 30-year-old Sunil Singh had “shot” himself since he was heavily in debt. He had allegedly taken a heavy dose of cannabis and later shot himself on his temple with a countrymade pistol. He had been working for certain online survey companies that had now shut down, leaving him in debt.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

Lecturer killed in mishap:
An economics lecturer was killed when his motorcycle fell into a gorge on the Garud road in Bageshwar on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as Rahul Bora (33). The accident took place near Phatgali village when he lost control over the vehicle. Yogesh Pant who was riding the pillion also sustained serious injuries in the accident. Bora was posted in a degree college at Kanda.


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