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Six injured in bus accident:
Six persons were injured in a road accident at Nangal Bhur, 20 km from here, on Pathankot-Jalandhar road on Monday. According to the police, two private buses met with a head-on collusion near Nangal Bhur village. The injured have been identified as Chander Gupta, Sandeep Kumar, Rajinder Kumar, Moti Pal, Balbir and Prem Chand. They have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

Man electrocuted: Rattan Lal was electrocuted while he was repairing a lift at a stone crusher at Beharri village on Monday. He was immediately admitted to the local Civil Hospital where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.

Blood Donation Day observed:
To mark National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, the Life Line Blood Centre, Patiala, organised a function at Delhi plaza here on Tuesday. Around 90 voluntary organisations and 60 voluntary blood donors, emergency donors and couple donors were honoured.



Weddings lead to traffic jam:
Marriage functions led to a traffic jam on the Zirakpur-Dhakoli road. Commuters had to resort to alternative routes to reach their respective destinations. Cops were deployed at all intersections to control the situation.

Man diagnosed with dengue-like symptoms: Raju, a resident of Pabhat village, has been diagnosed with dengue-like symptoms. The patient is undergoing treatment at GMCH-32, Chandigarh. A senior health official stated that a team of doctors would visit the village tomorrow.



Six arrested:
With the arrest of six armed miscreants, Ali Mohammad Ansari, Balkar, Sarvjeet, Farmaan, Naveen and Charanjit last night, the police has busted a notorious gang involved in number of loots. Randhir Singh Saini, DSP, said four pistols and 16 cartridges had been seized from them.

Stamp exhibition:
A divisional-level philately exhibition will be organised by the Department of Post, Kurukshetra division, on the premises of Gita Niketan Aavaasiya Vidyalaya on Wednesday, according to Jagdish Kumar Gulati, Superintendent of Post Offices.

Theatre workshop: Shiv Raman Gaur, additional principal secretary to Chief Minister and director, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, will inaugurate a three-day state-level workshop of drama parties and rural cultural theatre organisation groups here on Wednesday. Mandeep Singh Brar, DC, will preside over the workshop being held at the Multi Arts Cultural Centre near Braham Sarovar.



Man accused of cheating:
Viduyt Kundu, a resident of Ladpur, has been accused of cheating several people on the pretext of providing them employment. The victims today approached the Dhara police chowki and alleged that Viduyt Kundu took Rs 50,000 from each person on the pretext of providing them jobs in different fields. However, he failed to do anything. When they asked him to return the money, he refused. The police is yet to register a case.

Car falls into gorge, 1 killed: One person was killed while another sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Devprayag district on Tuesday. The injured has been admitted to a hospital in Sringar (Garhwal) while the deceased’s body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

Concern over power crisis: MLA from Lakshman Chowk Dinesh Agarwal has expressed concern over the power shortage in various parts of the state. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the MLA said the industry was also bearing the brunt of the power shortage. The MLA said there were several electricity poles in the Lakshaman Chowk constituency that needed immediate replacement. He said the region had also been affected by the low- voltage problem.

Kumaon Briefs
Theft cases in Nainital district:
A spate of burglaries has led to anxiety amongst the people of the Haldwani, Kathgodam and Ramnagar areas of Nainital district. On Monday evening, a marketing executive of a high profile corporate house discovered that his house in the Tedhi Puliya area of Kathgodam had been ransacked and the burglars had decamped with cash, jewellery and other articles worth lakh of rupees. Tariq Ahmed had gone to Rampur for some work on October 7. In Ramnagar, burglars managed to take away cash and articles worth more Rs 7 lakh in two instances of theft reported from the houses of Karnail Singh in Bhawaniganj and Dinesh Chandra Fulauriya on the Kotdwar road over the past two days.

Girl dies of snakebite: A 13-year-old girl died after she was bitten by a snake at her house located in Bairajhal village in Ramnagar. It is learnt that Rayda was playing alone in her house in Bangriya Colony when she was bitten by a snake. Instead of taking her to the nearest health centre, the family members preferred taking her to a witch doctor in Bazpur. The delay in giving her instant medical care led to her death.

DG inspects BD Pande Hospital: Director-General, Health, Dr Asha Mathur carried out an inspection in the local BD Pande Hospital in Nainital on Monday afternoon. She took stock of the facilities being provided to the patients at the hospital. She has directed the hospital authorities to ensure that the patients are not forced to procure medicines from outside the hospital. She also discussed the proposed plan for renovation of the hospital and related the steps being taken by the state government to overcome shortage of doctors in the area.

Admn officers’ meeting on Oct 13: A meeting of the administrative officers posted on the Indo-Nepal border will be held in Mahendranagar in Nepal on October 13. According to officer incharge at the District Office in Champawat, JC Kandpal, the meeting will be held at Hotel Opera in which various border related issues will be discussed by the officials from both the countries. Officials from the administration, Police, Health Department, Fire Service and Irrigation Departments will be participating in the meet.

Rs 2998 lakh needed for pension: District Magistrate in Almora DS Garbyal has ordered the officials of the Social Welfare and Child Development offices to ensure that benefits of various schemes are availed of by genuine beneficiaries only. It was related that a sum of Rs 2998.28 lakh would be required for disbursement as pension in the district. He stated that pension money had been sent to most of the pensioners registered in the past and those who do not get it within the next fortnight must apprise him of the delay. The officials apprised him of the developments and problems with regard to the implementation of the other welfare schemes being implemented by their departments during the review meeting held on Monday.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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