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Last date for exam forms at GNDU:
The last date for the submission of forms for all post-graduate regular, distance education and private examinations, including MA, MSc, MCom, conducted by the GNDU from the current academic session under semester system would be September 10. The examinations are scheduled to be held in November, December, a university spokesman said.

Revised schedule for electoral rolls:
The Election Commission has issued revised schedule for the special summary revision of photo electoral rolls. All eligible citizens can file claims and objections from October 4 to 20. The verification would be done from October 7 to 10, disposal of claims and objections by October 19 and final publication of electoral rolls by January 2, 2012, as per Raj Kamal Chaudhari, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab.

Revised schedule for electoral rolls: The Election Commission has issued revised schedule for special summary revision of photo electoral rolls. All eligible citizens can file claims and objections from October 4 to 20. The verification would be done from October 7 to 10, disposal of claims and objections by October 19 and final publication of electoral rolls by January 2, 2012.

Ferozepur woman robbed of Rs 1 lakh:
Unidentified persons robbed a woman of Rs 1 lakh while she was going back to her village in a tempo. Simarjit Kaur, a resident of Ratolrohi village, was going back to her village after withdrawing the amount from the State Bank of Patiala branch at Zira when the incident occurred.

: The strike by contractual staff of tuberculosis department entered its seventh day today. Kartar Singh, state secretary of the contractual employees unions, said, “We will meet Health and Family Welfare Minister Satpal Gosain today. If he does not regularise contractual workers, we will intensify our agitation. We can even go on a hunger strike.”

Lecture on cancer: A lecture was organised on cancer and its eradication in MGM Pubilc School. Deputy director of Global Cancer Concern India, Sukhdeep Gill spoke about the fatal disease, its causes and treatment.

PCS mains admit cards despatched:
Admit cards of all candidates for the main exam of the Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination, 2009, scheduled to start from September 14, have been issued and posted at the given postal addresses of the candidates. "Any candidate, who does not receive the admit card by September 11 should visit the office of the Punjab Public Service Commission, Patiala, on September 12 with two passport size photographs along with an identity card proof," a note issued by the PPSC said.

Man robbed of Rs 4.65 lakh:
Two unidentified masked motorcyclists allegedly snatched a bag containing Rs 4.65 lakh from Kuldip Singh, the former sarpanch of a nearby Khatti village, on Phagwara- Hoshiarpur road this afternoon. The accused sped away on the motorcycle, the police said. The victim was returning from a local bank after withdrawing the amount deposited in the bank after selling a plot. Police is investigating the matter.




LPG refills seized:
The police on Wednesday seized 52 LPG cylinders in a raid. An official spokesman said the police raided a house at Dharanwas village on a tip-off and seized 52 LPG refills kept there for illegal sale. Food Supply Inspector Pawan Kumar also accompanied the police. The two accused had been arrested from the house.

MLA suffers brain hemorrhage
: The condition of Gian Chand Odh, INLD MLA from Ratia in this district, continues to be critical in Medanta Medicity, where he was shifted after a brain hemorrhage on September 5. Nishan Singh, district president of the INLD, said the MLA, who was in coma, might be operated upon to save his life.

Diesel seized:
The police raided an illicit outlet at Bhiwadi village on Wednesday and seized two drums containing about 400 litres of diesel meant for sale in the black market. The police nabbed Ramesh Kumar Gujjar while his accomplice, Surender Kumar, managed to escape.The diesel had been unscrupulously procured by the two from oil tankers engaged in its transportation from depots of various oil companies, situated on the Rewari-Bawal road here. A case has been registered against the two.

commits suicide:
Satish, serving as a Havildar in the Haryana Police, committed suicide by jumping before a train on the Sonepat-Delhi section on Wednesday night. He was on one-month leave and was said to be mentally disturbed.



Man hit by vehicle, dies:
One person succumbed to his injuries in a hospital after he was hit by a private vehicle in Chamba yesterday, the police said here today. The deceased has been identified as Madan Lal, a resident of Panjseyee village in Bharmour.



Lights on routes to Jammu shrines
: The state government has decided to illuminate the tracks leading to important religious places in the Jammu region. The people have requested the authorities concerned several times to install lights on the routes to the shrines so that the devotees could be facilitated.

First juvenile home set up:
Faced with the problem of lodging minors detained during protests in regular jails,the state government has set up a juvenile home in the Harwan area on the outskirts of the city. The home, constructed at a cost of Rs 4.11 crore, will soon become functional, an official spokesman said on Thursday.



Women’s woes due to lack of awareness: Alva:
Governor Margaret Alva on Thursday stressed that despite many laws existing in the country in favour of women, their problems in society were persisting. “This is mainly due to the lack of awareness, the lack of education and dependency among women,” said the Governor while addressing the audience, as the chief guest, at a function organised by “Karuna Ek Prayaas”, an NGO working for the welfare of women, at Defence Colony here. The Governor distributed sewing machines among 60 women.

Suicide attempt: A woman in her forties attempted to commit suicide by consuming phenyl at her residence in Harawala. The police said the woman took the extreme step after a fight over some issue with her husband.

Kumaon Briefs
Be sensitive to needs of people: Minister:
Cabinet minister Bansidhar Bhagat, who is also in charge of Udham Singh Nagar, has called for taking serious steps for the implementation of the programmes announced by the Chief Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He has said that the communication gaps with regards to these delayed programmes must be removed and the announcements made be converted into a reality. He expressed his satisfaction with regards to the implementation of the announcements made during the recent Atal Chaupal programme in the district. At a review meeting held at Rudrapur on Thursday, Bhagat has called upon the officials to be sensitive to the needs of the people and address their concerns early.

Potable water schemes: The officials of the Jal Sansthan have been called to prepare proposals for repairing the drinking water schemes devastated during the recent spell of rain in the rural areas within a week so that they can be repaired at the earliest. These directions were given by the Gangolihat legislator, Jogaram Tamta, while addressing Ambedkar Chaupals in Quriyagaon, Bhumiyadhar and Gethia villages situated on the outskirts of Nainital on Thursday. The villagers put forth their problems related to low voltage and lamented the failure of the Power Department to replace the old wooden electricity poles hat are proving to be hazardous. The legislator has ordered replacement of the existing transformers in the area by November besides the replacement of the wooden electric poles.

Ambedkar Chaupal held: Deputy Chairman of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) Commission in the state Suresh Rathore has asked the officials to be more attentive and sensitive towards the needs of the marginalised sections of society. Speaking at an Ambedkar Chaupal held in the Mahuvakhedaganj area, near Kashipur, in Udham Singh Nagar district on Thursday, Rathore pointed out that the purpose of organising Ambedkar Chaupals was to ensure that the the marginalised and poor people got the benefits of development and basic amenities like roads, water, power and health care. He underlined that there was no shortage of funds for development and the officials must work towards taking the fruits of development to the poorest of the poor.

Driver killed while saving child: A resident of Nainital was killed in attempt to save a child that had come in front of his vehicle abruptly. According to the information, 35-year-old Chandan was going towards Tallital after dropping the passengers travelling in his taxi. Just when he reached the Tallital rickshaw stand, a child came in front of his taxi. In an effort to save the child he applied brakes to the fullest that led to the steering wheel of his vehicle hitting his chest and injuring him. He was rushed to the local BD Pande hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Labourer has fatal fall: A labourer hailing from Bihar was killed when he fell down on the stairs of a building that was under construction in the Lamachaur area of Haldwani. The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Chandeshwar Yadav, who was a resident of Mahuva village in Betiya district of Bihar. He had been residing in the Lamachaur area for the past few months and had been working as a construction labourer. He was rushed to the Sushila Tewari Hospital immediately after the accident but could not be saved.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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