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70 patients examined at camp
: The Manav Bhilai Manch, Amloh, organised a free dental check-up camp to celebrate its ninth foundation day at the Civil Hospital here today. Free ration was distributed among 91 needy families. Seventy patients were examined by doctors during the camp. Manch chairman Som Nath Lotava, vice-chairman Parshotam Mittal, general secretary Manohar Lal Verma and project in-charge Parveen Singh Mittal appealed to the public to come forward and help the needy. Baba Darshan Singh donated Rs 11,000 to the manch. District Congress chief Harinder Singh Bhambri, PPCC member Gurdev Singh Khanian, Youth Development Board chairman Gurpreet Singh Rajju Khanna and SMO Jagdish Kaur visited the camp.

Hockey league
: Jonex Club and Tracer Club reach finals: Jonex Club and Tracer Club have reached the finals of the ongoing Punjab Six-a-side Veteran Hockey League being held at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium. The city witnessed as many as three different hockey tournaments today.
In the first match of the day, Jonex Club defeated Surjit Club with 4-3 goals while Tracer Club routed Punjab Club 5-3. It was a fine show by Director Sports Punjab, Pargat Singh and Surinder Singh, which ensured the victory of the Jonex club. While in the ongoing Punjab Hockey League- Bassi Bodhi trophy being held at PAP Astroturf, team Mohali Deers beat Hoshiarpur Rangers with 6-0. The second match saw Jalandhar Tigers routing Ludhiana Lions by 2-0 goals. In the ongoing, 8th Jagbir Jaggi Memorial Hockey tournament being held at Khusropur village near Jalandhar Cantt, Jagbir Jaggi XI (Blue) and ITBP, Jalandhar reached the finals of the tournament. Jagbir Jaggi XI defeated ITBP Jalandhar by 5-1 goals.

Cricket tourney: DAV Public School, Amritsar, routed MGN Public School, Kapurthala, by 49 runs on the second day of the ongoing Bhai Gobind Singh Pasricha Memorial 12th Inter-School Cricket tournament held at the local MGN Public School. While Rishab from DAV School was adjudged as the Man of the Match. He scored 41 runs in 33 balls. In the second match of the day, Salwan Public School, New Delhi, defeated St Mary Christian School, Ghaziabad, by 101 runs. 

Teachers’ demands
: Jaswinder Singh Jhabewali, state president of the Maths Teachers Association, Punjab, and Harjinder Singh Dhillon, general secretary, while interacting with mediapersons said teachers should be granted special wages as per the importance of the subject. They added that they were told that their demands would be considered for implementation. 



Spurious ghee factory
: The authorities have unearthed an illicit factory manufacturing fake desi ghee in a house at Damkora Road of Tohana town in this district. The raiding party seized over 850 containers of fake ghee ready for sale in the market and over 550 containers of refined oil used in making fake ghee. The raiding party also seized some other raw material and equipment used in making and packing fake ghee. The health authorities have taken samples of fake ghee. 

House burgled: Thieves struck at a house in the local Jagjivanpura on Thursday night and took away Rs 1.50 lakh in cash and 20 gm of gold ornaments with them. The owner of the house had gone to attend a religious congregation along with his family when the miscreants broke into the house. The thieves scaled a 15-foot-high wall to enter the house and removed a grill to enter the storeroom, where the valuables were kept in an almirah. 

Fruit vendor shot at
: A fruit vendor, Ashwani Kathuria, was hit by a pellet in the eye when two motor cycle-borne miscreants opened fire on him in the local New Sabzi Mandi on Saturday. Sources said the miscreants shot at Kathuria after he refused to pay them the ransom of Rs. two lakh which they had sought from him. The police has registered a case of attempt to murder against Lala Gujjjar and Karan Gujjar, residents of Rewari city, in this connection. 

Job fest
: About 700 students were shortlisted by various companies at a two-day job fest organised jointly by the Department of Technical Education, Haryana, and the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) at Chhotu Ram Polytechnic here.

Chain snatching
: Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a 30-gm gold chain from an elderly woman at Dabwali in Sirsa on Sunday. According to a complaint given to the police, Shakuntala (62) was going to a local doctor with her daughter-in-law, Bala, in a rickshaw when a youth riding pillion on a motorcycle snatched her gold chain on New Bus Stand Road of Dabwali and sped away. 



4-day workshop  at Khajjiar ends
: A four-day International Painting and Sculpture Workshop concluded at Khajjiar, 22 km from here, today. This was the second workshop organised by We, A group of Indian Contemporary Women Artists, Chandigarh, at Khajjiar which was attended by 21 artists of national and international repute. According to We group president Sadhna Sangar, the group has been organising shows and workshops since 2003 to promote art in the region. 

33 sleepers of deodar seized
: The police has seized 33 sleepers of deodar trees illicitly kept in a cowshed at Sidot village in Churah subdivision of the district. The sleepers of wood were recovered by a team of police officials on getting tip-off. Two persons had been arrested and a case registered under the Forest Act. 

Man killed in road mishap
: One person was killed and another injured in a road accident near Jawalamukhi on Sunday, the police said. Sidharth and Arun Kumar were hit by a vehicle pick-up trailor HP-32-1660 at Adhe di Hattian when they were walking along with 10 or 12 friends towards Jawalamukhi. Sidharth died in the accident and Arun was left injured. A case under Sections 279, 337, 304 and 201, IPC, has been registered against the driver of the said vehicle. 

One arrested for looting
: Following a complaint of Dinesh Pande, an employee of a private factory at Kandrori, the Indora police on Sunday booked Rohit and Shetty of Kandrori village for allegedly assaulting him on Saturday night at Shekhupur Chowk. According to DSP Rajinder Jaswal, the accused allegedly thrashed Pande and looted his two mobile phones, Rs 5,000 cash and three ATM cards. The accused dragged him towards the factory where he raised alarm and security men of the factory rescued him. 

Illicit liquor seized, 2 held
: In two separate incidents on Sunday, the police has recovered 28,250 ml of illicit liquor and arrested two persons. The police has registered cases under the Excise Act. In first case a police party from the local police station while patrolling recovered 5,000 ml of illicit liquor from the house of Hari Singh of Shikari village near here. In another case the police of Karsog raided a house and recovered 23250 ml of illicit liquor from the house of Durga Dass of Jasal village in Mandi district. 



Two brothers consume chemical, die
: Two brothers died after they reportedly consumed a chemical, which is used in paints, in the Rishikesh area on Saturday. One of them died on the spot while another breathed his last during treatment at Government Doon Hospital. Guatam (25) and Ramrattan (30), both painters, are natives of Uttar Pradesh. They reportedly wanted to take wine but when they could not arrange it they consumed the chemical, which claimed their lives, the Rishikesh police said. Both were real brothers and were working with a company in Rishikesh. They probably could not afford wine and their habit of drinking led them to consume the chemical.

Medicines stolen from dispensary: Medicines and other items worth thousand of rupees were stolen from a Nagar Nigam dispensary on the Chakrata road here. The incident came to light on Saturday. When the dispensary was opened in the morning the lock of the dispensary was found broken and when the officials went inside it they found the valuables and medicines missing. The Kotwali police has registered a case and has rounded up two persons in this regard. The police said it was questioning the two. They were arrested on the basis of suspicion of the locals.

Kumaon Briefs

Homage paid to victims of Rampur Tiraha incident: The people of the region paid homage to the victims of the police atrocities at Rampur Tiraha in Muzaffarnagar during an agitation for the creation of a separate state of Uttarakhand. Dharnas were held in various towns, villages and cities of the region in which people remembered the sacrifices made by the people for getting statehood. The speakers called upon the masses towards making the dreams of these people of a progressive Uttarakhand come true. At the same time they attacked the various state governments for having failed to get those responsible for the incident punished. Activists also chose the occasion to make optimum use of social networking sites to discuss the problems plaguing the state at present.

Gandhi Jayanti celebrated: Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated across the Kumaon region on Sunday along with the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Several programmes at the government, social and institutional levels were held in the region in which people from all walks of life participated. These programmes ranged from offering of floral respects before the statues and pictures of the Father of the Nation to organising of seminars and discussions on Gandhian philosophy, his vision for the country and his relevance in modern society. At several places children dressed up as Gandhi carried out a march with an aim to spread his message of peace, nonviolence and brotherhood. At the programme, the speakers also paid respects to Shastri and remembered him as a great leader who made unparallelled contribution to the development of the country.

Two drivers killed in mishap: In a freak incident reported from Udham Singh Nagar, the drivers of two vehicles that collided were charred to death. The incident took place on the Khatima-Panipat highway near Sitarganj when a truck collided with a trawler. The impact of the head-on collision was such that the fuel tank of the truck burst and both the vehicles were engulfed by flames. The deceased drivers have been identified as 23-year-old Ranjit Kumar of Siwan in Bihar and Rinku of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh who too was of the same age. Three other persons sustained injuries in the accident.

Villager killed in accident: A resident of Bandarjuda village, near Ramnagar, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a vehicle. According to sources, 52-year-old Gopal Dutt Thaliya had gone to Patkot on his motorcycle to participate in a wedding. On his way back, his vehicle was hit by a vehicle near Gabua Dol village. Although he was rushed to the hospital, the doctors failed to save his life.

Two held for chain snatching: The Haldwani police claims to have nabbed two youngsters who were allegedly involved in the incidents of chain snatching and auto theft. They were nabbed after some residents of Hiranagar informed the police that two suspicious looking youngsters were moving in the locality on a black motorcycle. They allegedly confessed to have been involved in auto thefts and the incidents of chain snatching. A stolen chain has been recovered from them. Salim, alias Bhura of the Himalaya Farm area, and Parvez of the Gandhinagar area told the police that they used to commit the crimes in coordination with some persons from Moradabad and Rampur.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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