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.
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.
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.