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DEMANDS: The Mathematics Teachersí Association, Punjab, has decided to hand over a list of demands to the all deputy commissioners on September 20. The teachers seek technical subject status for mathematics, posts of math teacher in middle schools, special increment to maths teachers and opening of math labs.

Students visit Science City
: Students of postgraduate diploma in mass communication of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujharkhan campus, Model Town, went for an educational trip to Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala. They saw the virtual world through 3D show, flight simulator and laser show and visited digital planetarium.


Cop scales Kanglacha peak: A woman head constable of the Haryana Police has successfully scaled the 20,160-ft high Kanglacha peak in Leh. Kanta Devi scaled the peak along with her guide Kiran Bahadur, a resident of Sikkim, a police spokesman said.

Protest held: Residents of Badkal assembly constituency in this district led by BJP leaders on Monday held demonstrations outside the headquarters of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) in protest against the erratic supply of water in their areas. The protesters also sat on a dharna outside the office of D. Suresh, Commissioner, MCF. They alleged while several parts of Badkal assembly constituency was not getting water, the situation in the slum areas of SGM Nagar, Adarsh Colony, Rahul Colony, AC Nagar, Khori, Lakarpur and Dayalbagh was pitiable as residents have to depend on private sources to get water.

Lok Adalat: As many as 149 cases were settled at a Lok Adalat held in Digtania village on Monday. Addressing villagers, Judicial Magistrate Payal Mittal, who presided over the Lok Adalat, said 363 Lok Adalats had so far been organised in the district in which over 47,000 of the 85,000 cases were settled through mutual consent of the parties.

Traffic blocked
: Angered over six-month delay in disbursement of social security pension, the Sonepat-Khanpur Kalan- Gohana road was on Monday blocked for around four hours at Tharu village. District social welfare officer Krishan Sharma and BDPO Ramphal Singh reached the spot on persuaded the villagers to lift the blockade, promising that their pension would be disbursed with interest within a month.


HC Chief Justice administered oath
: Governor NN Vohra administered the oath of office to Justice F.M.Ibrahim Kalifulla as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan here on Sunday evening. The Governor congratulated the Chief Justice and wished him a successful tenure.

Three bodies recovered: The police had recovered three bodies from different parts of the Valley since Sunday. The body of Ghulam Nabi Zainadari, a resident of Chinar Bagh, was recovered from the SRTC Ground in Srinagar. The body of Furkan (20), a resident of New Delhi, was recovered from the SMHS Hospital, while the body of Ghulam Qadir Bhat (60), a resident of Tankipora, here was recovered from the Jhelum, in Bandipora district.


Girl commits suicide: A 20-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train near the Lachiwala rail line. The deceased had been identified as Preeti. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. A case has been registered in this regard.

Tigerís carcass: The decomposed carcass of a tiger was found in the Banbassa-Sharda barrage in Champawat district on Monday. It was first spotted by officials of the Irrigation Department that informed forest officials. In another incident, the carcass of a leopard was found in a canal near Kotdwar. Forest officials said it might have sustained injuries during a fight with another animal and later drowned in the canal.

Property dispute: Two groups indulged in a brawl following a property dispute in the Dalanwala area on Monday. After getting information, the police rushed to the spot and intervened. Later, both parties reached the police station and put forth their side of version. The police said one of the parties had allegedly given a piece of land to a builder, who without the knowledge of the former, allegedly sold the land to the other party, which led to a dispute among them.

Electric firms: Chief Executive Engineer Sushil Kumar of the DMC on Monday held a meeting with employees of its electrical wing. He asked the officials to provide him the name of companies that was providing poor quality of electric items to them so that these could be blacklisted.

Kumaon Briefs
Khushiyon ki Sawari launched:
State Health Minister Bansidhar Bhagat launched Khushiyon ki Sawari scheme at the government hospital in Rudrapur on Monday. The scheme envisages dropping new-born babies and their mothers to their residences after the delivery in government hospitals. It is an add-on service being provided by the 108-Emergency Response Ambulance Service. The minister has expressed hope that the scheme would bring about happiness to the residents of the state.

Education Dept warns officials: The Education Department authorities in Nainital have taken a stern view of the failure of junior-level functionaries to provide free books to students in some schools of the district. District Education Officer (DEO) JS Hyanki has ordered that the books must be distributed among students by September 30. Hyanki has also issued instructions to ensure that the Right to Education (RTE) is implemented across the district in a proper manner. He said action would be taken against the teaching fraternity and the Block Development Officers (BDOs) if any laxity is found in the education of the children.

Child killed in accident: A seven-year-old child was killed when he was run over by a vehicle in the Dineshpur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. The deceased has been identified as Bhavesh. It is learnt that he was run over when he was trying to cross the road to reach temple where Vishwakarma Pooja was being held on Sunday. Police has started investigations in the matter.

Body found in nullah: Yet another unclaimed body has been recovered from the Bhumiyadhar area on the Bhawali-Jyolikote road. The body was found lying in a nullah near the Pines area by some villagers on Sunday. The deceased is assumed to be a labourer in his early-30s. The police has taken the body into possession and have sent it for the postmortem analysis. Identification of the deceased and the cause of death is also being investigated.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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