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Onam celebrations: St. Alphonsa Convent School celebrated Onam, which is one of the most glorious festivals of Kerala. Traditional Pookkalam (design made of fresh flowers) was prepared by the staff and students. Principal Jijoe Augustian and vice-principal Reji, both from Kerala, took the lead in preparing the Pookkalam. They were assisted by kids Yashwardhan Singh, Hardik Batra and Mritunjay who dressed up in traditional Kerala dress.

TBA office-bearers elected: In the general body meeting of the Taxation Bar Association (TBA) held here, office-bearers of the Association were unanimously eledcted. Sushil Kumar, CA ,said Subhash Khanna was elected as president while SK Chibber was elected as vice-president, TBA. Other office-bearers included Jaswinder Singh, secretary, Anupam Gupta, joint secretary and Vijay Kakkar as treasurer, respectively.

School kids hurt in mishap: Six students of the local Gurukul School sustained injuries when the auto rickshaw by which they were travelling was hit by a speeding truck. The injured students were admitted to the private hospitals of the town where their condition was stated to be stable. ADC DPS Kharbanda visited the hospital to meet the injured students. He said all the expenses of treatment would be borne by the district Red Cross Society. A case has been registered against the arrested truck driver identified as Mukhtiar Singh.

Man escapes after killing wife
: A man killed his wife at Thathi Bhai village in the Baghapurana sub-division of the Moga district, on Thursday. A criminal case of murder has been registered against the accused on the deceasedís motherís statement. The police have begun investigation into the case. As per the details, Kirandip Kaur, hailing from Dhurkot village of Barnala, was attacked by her husband Jagsir Singh with a stick on her head following an altercation. She succumbed to her head injuries within a few hours. The accused fled from the spot after the crime. Ahunt has been launched to nab him.

Two minor girls drown: The police on Friday recovered bodies of two minor girls, Mamta (9) and Veerpal Kaur (8), who drowned in a pool on the premises of a brick kiln at Jalalabad (east) village of the Moga district on Thursday.As per the preliminary police investigations, the girls could not get out of the water due to slippery edges.The police has recovered the bodies and has initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC.




3 injured in firing: Three bystanders were injured when a jeep driver opened fire from his double-barrel gun after he was allegedly not given way by a motorcyclist, Jagbir, during a traffic jam on a road near Gandhi Chowk area on Thursday night. A kirtan had led to the traffic jam on the road. Those injured in the firing were Rohit, Bintu and Bittu of the Parao Chowk area.

Date extended: The administration has extended the date for enrolment of beneficiaries for social security pensions under the electronic benefits transfer system to September 15. Additional Deputy Commissioner Pushpender Singh said this would be the last chance for the left-out beneficiaries to get themselves enrolled under the new system.

Farmers protest: Hundreds of farmers of Badkhalsa, Sewli, Jakholi, Aswarpur, Patla, Bahalgarh and Khewra held a protest here under the banner of the Bhoomi Adhigrahan Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti. They handed over a memorandum of their demands to the PA of local MP Jitender Singh Malik and to Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Aggarwal. Their demands include implementation of the Land Acquisition Act, 2011, from 2001 so that maximum farmers could benefit from it.

Body found: The body of advocate Vinit Tyagi (28), a resident of Hathwala village in Panipat district, was found lying near the Khubru diversion on the bank of the West Yamuna canal. The body bore multiple injury marks. A case of murder has been registered on the complaint of victimís brother-in-law Krishan Kumar Tyagi.

ASI killed: ASI Satbir Singh was killed when a speeding truck hit him on the GT road on Thursday night. He was conducting a spot inquiry about an accident at that time. An unidentified person was also seriously injured in the incident. A case has been registered against the truck driver, who managed to flee.



8 kiosks razed: As part of its ongoing drive to remove illegal vendors from various parts of the city, a team of the Dehradun Municipal Corporation on Friday razed eight kiosks and five counters. Corporation officials said three trucks that were carrying material had also been impounded.

Leopard killed: A leopard was killed after being reportedly hit by a vehicle near Shyampur in Nalowala village in the Rajaji National Park. This is the fifth incident in the past one year.

Noise pollution: State Director-General of Police Jyoti Swaroop Pandey on Friday asked police chiefs of all districts to take check noise pollution. He said noise pollution was one of the main problems that affected human beings directly and indirectly.

Kumaon Briefs
Contract of 2 LPG agencies cancelled:
Acting on complaints of consumers with regard to gross mismanagement of the supply of LPG cylinders, the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam has cancelled the supply contract of two agencies and has also confiscated the security money deposited by the owners of both agencies with it. Both agencies failed to adhere to the contracts signed by them with the nigam regarding the supply of LPG cylinders in Haldwani and Ramnagar. Alternate arrangements are being made by the nigam for the supply of gas in areas where these two agencies were supplying the same.

Women Ďkillí drunkard: A group of women allegedly killed a drunkard in Suvali village near Dwarahat in Almora. According to reports, Jiwan Singh (54) of Paithani village had allegedly entered the house of Kamla Joshi on September 6 and misbehaved with her. Joshiís husband works away and she had spent the night away from her house that day. However, when she came back with her children on Wednesday, Jivan Singh was waiting for her. Following a heated exchange of words, he allegedly attacked her with a sickle. When Joshi screaming for help, a group of women from the village came to her aid and allegedly attacked Jiwan Singh who later died. Cross-cases have been registered in the matter.

Multipurpose camp in Nainital: Gangolihat legislator Joga Ram Tamta has ordered that a multipurpose camp be organised in the Narayan Nagar area of Nainital within a fortnight in which people will be made aware of development schemes introduced by the government. The directions were given at an Ambedkar Chaupal held in the area on Friday. The major issue raised by residents of the area was that of an acute power and water crises. The legislator has asked officials to look into the matter and prepare a proposal for providing water to the people under either an Asian Development Bank (ADB) executed scheme or the special component plan.

Implementation of MGNREGA: Minister for Women and Child Development, Rural Development and Culture Vijaya Barthwal has asked officials involved in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) to lay special emphasis on the quality of works being done and transparency with regard to the implementation of the scheme. At a meeting with officials in Nainital on Friday , the minister also took up the issue of roads built under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana which have been lying closed on account of incessant rain in the region. She has ordered that these roads be opened on a priority basis.

Suspected poacher arrested: Officials of the Forest Department have arrested a man in the Sona Nadi range of the core zone of the Jim Corbett National Park on the suspicion of being involved in poaching. He has been identified as Jaspal Singh of Uttar Pradesh. However, Jaspal claimed that he entered the area after having lost his way. He is being questioned by the officials.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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