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Rly staff at Lehra ends life
Jagjit Singh (28), a class-IV employee of the Railways at Lehra Mohabbat, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house. Jagjit had got the job after the death of his father. He was upset for a long time and his family members were getting him treated by a local doctor. The police said, Jagjit demanded a cup of tea from his wife, who went out to buy milk. On return, she found him hanging from the ceiling fan. The inquest proceedings have been initiated at the Nathana police station. 



Youth killed
: A Sikh youth, Sukhvinder Singh, who was riding on a scooter was crushed to death by a truck on the Delhi road here today. He was a resident of Jammu and was employed as a sewadar in a gurdwara in the Uttam Nagar Colony here. he mishap took place when he was going from Uttam Nagar to a city gurdwara while the truck was also going towards the city. 



1,991 drivers challaned
: The district police has started a campaign to discipline vehicle drivers on two national highways and various roads here and challaned 1,991 drivers for violating various traffic rules and regulations during the past six weeks. The police has charged spot fines totalling Rs 3,18,900. SP Santosh Patial said here on Saturday that during this period, 837 remaining cases of challans were forwarded to the court for trial.

Two booked in assault case
: Pawan Kumar received grievous injuries on his head and fell unconscious on the ground when two persons knocked his head during a dance party at his friend’s marriage ceremony at Baari village in the district on Friday night, according to a police report received here on Saturday. The report revealed that the grievously injured Pawan was rushed to the Regional Hospital, Chamba, but later referred to DRGMC, Tanda. 

Selling fire crackers banned
: SP Kuldeep Sharma has banned selling and bursting fire crackers in Hamirpur bazaars with immediate effect to avoid any untoward incident during the Diwali season. He said a separate place was being identified for this purpose and traders would be informed soon about this. 

Body found from Suketi river: The police recovered an unidentified body from the Suketi river below the Beas bridge here on Saturday. The police suspected that the body could not be identified as the person appeared to be from outside. The post mortem report was waited. 

One arrested under NDPS: The police arrested Kansara Mour Kumar, a resident of Kancha Bisnaga, Gujarat, under the NDPS Act after recovering 2-3 kg charas from him on Saturday. He was on his way to Mandi from Kullu when the police caught him.

Domestic items gutted in fire
: The fire which broke out in the house of Karnail Singh, resident of Makran village in Jawali subdivision, Saturday morning reportedly gutted household items, including electric gadgets and foodgrains, lying in the room. According to information, the cause of the fire could not be ascertained. The police and revenue staff reached the spot to access the loss. 



Water sports at Tehri Dam
: Matu Sangathan, an organisation working for the rights of the Tehri Dam oustees, has questioned the state government’s “intentions” on the issue of the licences for water sports at the Tehri Dam reservoir. Matu has demanded the constitution of a open forum to maintain transparency in licence distribution work. Vimal Bhai of the organisation, alleged that it seemed that the state government wanted to give licences to big industrial houses for water sports and Tehri residents had once against been left out of being part of development process.

8 new divisions of studies: The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education has decided to create eight new divisions of studies in all its eight subordinate institutes. These are forest hydrology and climate change, forest mensuration and management, integrated landscape management, environmental and forest economics, policy research and analysis, joint forest management, forest tribal interface and documentation centre. “During the review process, we came to a conclusion that we should strengthen forestry field-oriented research in which all institute function smoothly,” said Dr VK Bahuguna DG (ICFRE).

Tenders to be floated on Oct 19: Dehradun Mayor Vinod Chamoli on Saturday said tenders related to various construction works worth Rs 55.38 lakh would be floated on October 19. He said construction work on the Maxfault road was under process and expected to complete by November 10. 

Kumaon Briefs

Martyrs’ kids to get admission to Sainik School: The wards of ex-servicemen and widows of soldiers from Champawat district will be provided admission to Sainik School at Ghorakhal in Nainital district from Classes VI-IX. The District Sainik Welfare Officer, Col Amitabh Negi (retd), said the last date to fill admission forms was December 10. He has appealed to those interested in getting their wards admitted to the prestigious institution to approach the office of Sainik Welfare and Rehabilitation for more information and guidance.

39 procurement centres opened: District Magistrate, Udham Singh Nagar, PS Jangpangi has asked paddy farmers to bring their produce to procurement centres only after drying it properly. He said all 39 procurement centres had been opened across the district. Of these, seven were being managed by the Food Department, 28 by the Co-operatives Department and four by the Foor Corporation of India. The District Magistrate further said the farmers could contact the control room set up for the procurement on 05944-242458 in case of any problem being faced by them.

Minor held for theft: The Nainital police has arrested a youngster from Delhi for allegedly carrying out a theft in a house in the Stone Leigh compound area of the town. The accused, Rahul (name changed), of Mehrauli, along with one of his accomplices, allegedly decamped with a cellphone and Rs 17,000 in cash. While Rahul was arrested by the Tallital police, his accomplice managed to flee. During interrogation, he confessed that he has committed several thefts in Delhi and Haldwani.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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