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Batala
Black da
y: The teachers of the government-aided private schools observed Teacherís Day as a black day here today. The teachers of all the unions of the aided private schools showed their resentment by wearing the black badges around their arms.

Bathinda
ETT teachers go on hunger strike:
To get their demands implemented, five ETT teachers sat on a two-day hunger strike outside the Mini-secretariat here on Monday. The demands include transfer of schools (working under Zila Parishads and Municipal Councils) along with ETT teachers to the Education Department, and pay-scale of Rs 10,300- Rs 34,800 plus Rs 4,200 as grade pay to the ETT teachers as recommended by Fifth Pay Commission. Earlier, the ETT teachers, led by a member of the core committee of the ETT Teachersí Union Jagsir Sahota, took out a protest march from the Teachersí Home here to the Mini-secretariat. They also raised slogans in support of their demands.

Nawanshahr
Teacherís Day celebrated
: Tributes were paid to Dr S. Radhakrishan, former President of India, to mark his birth anniversary, which is observed as Teacherís Day, here under the aegis of Kartar Singh Srabha House at Government Senior Secondary School today. Principal Dinesh Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Amarjit Singh spoke on aspects of the life and philosophy of Dr Radhakrishan.

Phagwara
14 injured in clash
: Fourteen persons, including three NRIs, sustained injuries in a clash between two groups at Mohalla Thanedaran here last night. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case. A minor quarrel among children is said to have led to the clash, the police said.

12 hurt in mishap: Twelve persons sustained injuries when a tractor trolley on which they were travelling was hit by a bus near Phillaur on Monday. They were going to a shrine to pay their obeisance. The injured were admitted to a hospital. The police has registered a case against the bus driver.

Agent booked: The police booked three travel agents under Sections 420 and 506 of the IPC on the charges of duping Rudra Parshad of Rs 7.5 lakh on the pretext of sending his three sons Verma Parshad, Sikandar and Santosh to Cyprus. No arrest has been made till so for.

Protest held: Shopkeepers of Goraya closed their shutters and observed one day strike in protest against undue delay in laying down sewerage pipes on Goraya-Rurrka-Kalan Road.

Tarn Taran
One killed in mishap
: Sanni Kanaujia of Amritsar was killed and another seriously injured when a speedy minibus collided with a three-wheeler near Mannan village, 20 km from here, last late evening. The Chabal police has registered a case under Sections 304A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC against minibus driver Surinder Singh, a resident of Kasel village. The deceased have been identified as and the injured was Omesh Datta. Omesh has been admitted at Amritsar hospital where his condition was state to be out of danger.
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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
Man found dead
: Lekh Raj (61) of Salwaan village near Ghumarwin, 65 km from here, was found dead by villagers after a fire burnt down his cowshed where he was sleeping on Sunday night. Some articles and currency notes were littered nearby.

NURPUR
Two arrested for forging will: The local police arrested Vijay Kumar and Ashok Kumar of Indora on Sunday evening for forging a will of deceased Kalawati of Suliali village and transferring her immovable property by executing the will. According to DSP Rajinder Jaswal, the duo, along with their brother Viney, had been booked under Sections 420 and 34, IPC. The forgery case had been registered following a complaint of Ganesh Dutt of Katralwan village in Punjab who had claimed that the deceased was her cousin. Viney was yet to be arrested.

SOLAN
e-mamta scheme from Oct 2: The Health Department is going to launch an e-mamta programme from October 2 in the state. It will ensure better health facilities to pregnant mothers. Giving this information on Sunday, Health and Ayurveda Minister Rajiv Bindal said all expectant mothers would be registered with the Health Department and the status of their health would be monitored through e-mamta software. Monitoring facilities would be available at the BMO, CMO and Directorate levels. He said free medical treatment would be provided to pregnant mothers and their kids up to one year.

Ration on subsidised rates: Health and Ayurveda Minister Rajeev Bindal, while reviewing the progress of developmental schemes of various departments on Saturday, said 15,600 quintals of ration on subsidised rates was provided to 1,16,367 consumers in the district during the past three and half years.
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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
6 of family hurt in clash over land dispute:
Six members of a family were injured when they reportedly clashed over a property dispute in the Kanachak area, near here, yesterday. The police said Manga Ram, son of Kaka Ram, and his brother Mohan Lal, both residents of Kanachak, had a verbal duel yesterday morning. They were joined by other members of the family and the situation aggravated.
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DEHRADUN

Dehradun
Exam centres: The UKD (Panwar) organised protests at Government Inter-colleges at Pithuwala and Patel Nagar to register their protest against the government for holding the examination for ĎCí category jobs only in Dehradun. District president of the party NK Gusain said if the state government did not make other centres across the state for the next stage of the exam, they would intensify their stir.

Kumaon Briefs
Woman falls off moving bus, dies:
A woman was killed when she fell off a moving bus. The incident took place near the Garampani area at Bhawali. It is learnt that 32-year-old Shobha Negi was going to her village Bhujan from Delhi with her husband and three children by bus. Not feeling well she was vomiting out of the window. Just when she bent a bit more out of the window while vomiting she fell off the bus and her head hit a rock, killing her on the spot. The accident happened just 3 km before her destination.

Villages without power: The residents of the villages in the Bhimtal and Padampuri areas continue to face massive power problems on account of a series of faults. These two areas had remained without power for several hours on Sunday. While the power supply to the areas around Bhimtal was restored in the evening, a large number of villages in the Padampuri area still remained without power. The villages in the Okhalkanda and Dhari areas of the district had also been grappling with a similar situation for almost 20 days now.

Commission agent killed in mishap: A commission agent from Kitcha in Udham Singh Nagar was killed when he was run over by a vehicle while he was returning home from Rudrapur late Saturday night. It is learnt that the accident took place near the Irrigation Department Guest House. The motorcycle which Chandra Prakash Chabra was riding was hit from behind and his head was crushed in the accident. Although he was taken to the District Hospital at Rudrapur, he succumbed to his injuries. He was a commission agent in the main market of Kitcha. Police investigations are on in the matter.

Five held for stealing factory goods: The Rudrapur police has arrested five persons, including a junk dealer, on charges of stealing goods from factories in the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttaranchal Limited (SIDCUL) hub and selling them off. It was during a routine patrolling that the police got suspicious of four youth transporting certain goods. During sustained interrogation they confessed to have stolen the goods. The police raided a junk dealerís shop and recovered two of the 16 rolls of copper wire stolen from a factory on August 16. All the five accused are residents of Kaccha Kheda. Those arrested have been identified as Javed, Illyas, Rais, Rashid and Fahim.

Womanís body found at Nanakmatta: The body of a woman was recovered from a water body at Nanakmatta in Udham Singh Nagar. It is learnt that 28-year-old Geeta Jyala of Chandpur village in Khatima had been missing since Saturday night. She had left for her paternal house in Umarkalan on September 1. She had been married six months ago. A bottle of pesticide was recovered from near the body. It is being assumed that she had committed suicide. The reason why she took the extreme step is being probed.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)
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