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62 donate blood
: A total of 62 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp, held by a non-profit organisation, 'Let's Contribute', at the New Cloth Market, Mall Road, here today. The Mayor of Bathinda Municipal Corporation Baljit Singh Bir Behman was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the role of the organisation in social activities and extended his full support for its future projects.



Prime accused held
: The police on Monday arrested Saurav, alias Charlie, the prime accused in the Sachin murder case. The court sent him in police remand for a day on Tuesday. Three others have already been arrested in this case. The police has seized the weapon used in the murder. Sachin (19), a resident of the local Housing Board colony, was found murdered near HUDA park on September 10.

Additional charge
: The state government on Monday gave additional charge to two IAS and one HCS officers. Krishna Mohan, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Cooperation Department, has been given additional charge of Transport and Civil Aviation Department during the training period of Rajan Kumar Gupta. Sarban Singh, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, has been given the additional charge of the Irrigation Department during the training period of KK Jalan. The government also appointed Yashendra Singh, GM, Haryana Roadways, Gurgaon, as Secretary to SK Sardana, District and Sessions Judge (Retd), Gurgaon, who is heading the Commission of Enquiry in the Hayatpur incident, in addition to his present duties. 

Minor’s marriage
: Sapna Devi, a resident of Rewari city, on Monday, filed a petition under Sections 3 and 4 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, in the court of the District and Sessions Judge Sneh Prashar here, seeking nullification of her 13-year old daughter’s marriage that was solemnised here in March this year. The Judge has posted next hearing on October 29. 

2-day police remand for vehicle thief
: The police on Monday claimed to have solved a case of theft of a Bolero from Dera Sacha Sauda here on April 8 with the arrest of the offender. Manoj of Roshanpura (Delhi), the police said, was involved in the theft of a large number of vehicles in Delhi and surrounding areas. The police on Monday produced Manoj before a local court and obtained his two-day police remand. 



2 co-op salesmen booked for graft
: The Dalhousie police has registered a case of embezzlement amounting to Rs 2,49,810 in the bank account of the Nainikhud Government Cooperative Society falling under Dalhousie police station of Chamba district. SP, Chamba, Madhu Sudan Sharma said here on Tuesday that the case had been registered on a compliant filed by the society secretary Ramesh Kumar against two persons acting as salesmen. The police had booked the persons under Sections 408 and 34, IPC. 

Traders stage protest rally
: Activists of the Congress-supported trade union, INTUC, staged a protest rally in the town in support of their five demands on Monday. Addressing the rally, YC Kapur, district president, INTUC, said the government should take back the case registered against a JE and workers under Section 180, IPC, by the Forest Department for dumping debris in forest areas while doing the repair work on the Baragaon-Charog road in the Paddar sub-division. He added that the government should order a judicial probe into the case.

Two arrested in burglary case: The Mandi police on Tuesday arrested the two accused in connection with a case of burglary worth Rs 35,500 they had committed at the house of Biri Singh, a resident of Matogalu under Gohar police station, on Monday. They had stolen Rs 18,500 cash, an idol of brass worth Rs 15,000 and a mobile hand set worth Rs 2,000 from his house. They were arrested under Sections 457 and 380, IPC. 

Technical panel meeting ends
: The two-day 29th meeting of the Technical Committee of the International Electro-Technical Committee based in Switzerland, held for the first time in India, concluded here on Tuesday. The meeting was inaugurated by Chairman and Managing Director of SJVN Limited RP Singh (participating member from India) and attended by Anders Wedmark of Rainpower Norway (coordinator of the meeting), Dr Kirsten Winkler from Andritz Hydro, Switzerland, Serge Prigent and Michel Couston from Alstom, France, Dai Ziang from Three Gorges Project, China, E Brilov from Russia and Vinod Pande from Voith Hydro.



Jamwal re-elected JUTA chief
: Prof Dalip Singh Jamwal from the Department of Mathematics, was re-elected president of the Jammu University Teachers Association (JUTA) here today. There was a triangular contest between him, Prof Neelam Saraf, Head of Hindi Department, and Prof Rajinder Gupta, Department of Economics. Prof Jamwal became the president for the third consecutive year. 

Moderate quake hits Ladakh
: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked the Ladakh region on Tuesday, officials said. 



2 children united with family
: A five-year-old girl, Parvati, and her three-year-old brother, Sooraj, have been united with their family. Both children were found crying in Dehradun. After talking to them, the Dehradun Police traced their family to Kotdwar.

Two arrested: Two persons, Mehtab and Shawer, have been arrested for allegedly duping several people. Birpal, a victim, alleged that the duo recently approached him on the pretext of taking financial help. Later, they asked him to show his cellphone. However, later he was surprised to know that it was a piece of a Rin cake packed in the shape of a cellphone. Before he could react, they had fled the spot. However, he had noted the registration number of their motorcycle. He approached the police that arrested the duo on the basis of their motorcycle’s registration number.

Bronze medal: Constable Neeraj Semwal of the Uttarakhand Police has won a bronze medal in shooting scoring 588 points out of 600 in the ongoing All-India Police Shooting (Sports) being conducted by the BSF at Madhya Pradesh. The shooting team of the Uttarakhand Police has won the fourth place in the overall competition. 

Restricted holiday: The state government has announced there will be restricted holiday for government employees on Maharaja Agarsen Jayanti on September 28. 

Kumaon Briefs

Assembly session: Officials in Udham Singh Nagar have been asked to remain present in their office headquarters till the state Assembly session is on. An order to this effect has been given by District Magistrate BVRC Purshottam. He said during House proceedings, there were certain questions for which instant information was required. The officials have been particularly asked to keep their phones, both landlines and mobile, in working order. He said anyone wanting to leave his office in case of an emergency must intimate his superiors and take prior permission before he moves out.

‘Swachta Utsav’ : Champawat district will be observing “Swachta Utsav” from October 2 to November 4, which will be marked by a total sanitation drive being carried out at the gram panchayat, block and district levels. During the utsav, the administration will organise cleanliness drives, awareness campaigns and screen films promoting sanitation all around. Besides, processions promoting sanitation will also be organised in which people from all walks of life will participat. According to Chief Development Officer TS Brijwal, a drive for the construction of toilets in every house and promoting environment cleanliness would be carried out in every village chosen as Nirmal Gram in the district.

Dasehra celebrations: Almora District Magistrate DS Garbyal has ordered that all arrangements be put in place for the Ramlila and Dasehra celebrations in the town. Almora has a unique tradition of celebrating Dasehra wherein the effigies of Ravana are built in almost every locality and then brought to a central place. Garbyal has ordered officials to ensure that all effigies reached the stadium on time. At the same time, he has asked the officials to make arrangements for the immersion of Durga idols marking the end of the Durga Puja celebrations on the same day.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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