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Student dies:
Nitin Yadav (21), a BTech (final) student, who was mercilessly beaten up by his classmate Rahul Yadav at Guraora village on Monday, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital here on Tuesday. The police has registered a case of murder against Rahul Yadav.

Jail inmate dies:
An inmate of the local District Jail serving a 10-year jail term in a case of drug trafficking died of a heart attack last night. Parkash Singh (53) of Dabwali, who was on watch duty in his barrack, collapsed last night after suffering a heart attack around 1.30 am, jail superintendent JS Sethi said.



Editor, executive hurt in mishap: Editor of a Hindi daily Dinesh Kanwar and marketing executive Subhash Chandel were injured in a road accident on Tuesday night when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a vehicle coming from the opposite direction at Jol Sappar near Hamirpur. They were taken to the Regional Hospital here.

Adhar registration from Oct 15: DC Rajinder Singh Thakur said the registration work for adhar cards has been completed in the district. He said to facilitate leftout people adhar registration would be held at block offices from October 15.

39 donate blood: The teaching faculty and students of the state Institute of Hotel Management, Hamirpur, organised a blood donation camp here on Tuesday. Thirtynine students and faculty members donated blood at this camp.



Boy hurt during summer unrest dies: A teenage boy, who was injured in firing by the security forces last year, died in the Pampore area of Pulwama district on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the 2010 summer unrest to 120. Muzaffar Ahmad Mir, 19, died at his home in the Kadlabal locality of Pampore town this morning, officials said. He was in a coma for the last 11 months. Mir was hit by a bullet during protests in the city against an alleged sacrilegious act in the USA last year. The bullet had damaged his spine.

2 Hizbul militants killed in gunfight: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were shot dead and another arrested by the security forces in an encounter in Ganderbal district on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and the Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in the forest area of Gutli Bagh, 30 km from here, Central Kashmir DIG AG Mir said. Two militants hiding in the area fired at the search party. In the retaliatory action, both were killed.

State getting 500 MW less power: The Chief Engineer, Electric Maintenance and RE Wing, Kashmir, has stated that due to some fuel issues with thermal power stations all across the country the power supply to the state from the northern grid has been reduced by about 500 MW. This is likely to affect the power supply scheduling to various areas of the state.



Industrial policy draft:
The members of the Industries Association of Uttarakhand (IAU) on Wednesday presented a draft of the new industrial policy to Chief Minister BC Khanduri. The policy lays stress on infrastructure development, power, skills development and cluster development. The Chief Minister said the recommendations would be incorporated in the policy.

Student beaten up: In a case of corporal punishment, an 8th standard student of a school was reportedly beaten up by the husband of the school Principal on Wednesday. The student has been admitted to Government Doon Hospital, the police said. According to the police, Tanvir Ahmad (12) was beaten up for coming late to the school. The police said the matter had been resolved between the two parties.

Kumaon Briefs
Voters’ list published:
District Magistrate, Udham Singh Nagar, PS Jangpangi has said that the voters’ list has been published. Announcing the publishing of the list on Wednesday, the District Magistrate said the list was available with booth-level officers for verification by the electorate. He said people who had been left out of the process could approach the Election Office till October 31 for the inclusion of their names in the list and for getting any corrections done. He said the list was also available in the District Election Office and with tehsildars.

Investigating officer appointed: Haldwani City Magistrate Prakash Chandra has been appointed investigating officer in the matter related to the escape of a convict from the town on September 6. The accused, Naresh Ram of Monkanda village in Chaurakot tehsil of Champawat district, had escaped from Base Hospital in Haldwani. He was undergoing a life imprisonment at the Sitarganj open jail in Udham Singh Nagar. The accused is a patient of epilepsy and had been brought to the hospital for treatment. He was to be shown to a neurologist. Before the doctor could be consulted, he managed to give a slip to the police personnel accompanying him and fled the spot.

Workshop on total sanitation: Almora District Magistrate DS Garbyal has asked officials, civil society representatives and NGOs to make people aware of the need for the construction of a toilet in every house. Addressing participants at a workshop on total sanitation at Almora on Wednesday afternoon, he underlined that the people must go in for the construction of cheap and durable toilets with the help of the government in their houses. He said a drive must be launched to tell people of the ill-effects of relieving themselves in the open and throwing their garbage in the open areas.

Property dealer commits suicide: A property dealer from Haldwani allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Naukuchiyatal lake. According to information, Manoj Joshi (30) of Neelanchal Colony, had gone for boating along with a friend, Narendra Kumar Arya, on Monday evening. When the boat was in the middle of the lake, he got up saying that he wanted to relieve himself and jumped into the lake. Arya’s attempt to save Joshi proved futile and he later informed his family about the incident. His body is yet to be found.

Five held for gambling: The Haldwani police has arrested five persons for gambling. The police received a tip- off on late Tuesday night that some youths were indulged in gambling in a under-construction house in the Shakhawat Ganj area of the town. A police team reached the spot and arrested the accused.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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