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Free cancer detection test:
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched a scheme under which free cancer detection test would be conducted at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital here. Dr Karamveer Goel, officiating Senior Medical Officer, said, “Roko cancer”, an NGO, also donated two vans. Around 400 patients were examined at a cancer awareness camp.

Appointed:Dr Gurbachan Singh, agriculture commissioner, Government of India, has been appointed chairman of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi. During his tenure as Union Agriculture Commissioner, the country achieved the highest food grain production of 241.6 million tonnes.




Two of family held for killing dogs:
Two members of a family from North East has been arrested here for allegedly killing street dogs and eating their meat. The police raided a house near Malsi Deer Park in Dehradun and arrested them. Sources said the family often indulged in killing and eating dogs, particularly during festivities.

Man commits suicide: A 25-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in the Mohakampur area on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Jitender Singh Negi. The reason behind the extreme step is yet to be known. 

One arrested with stolen cellphones: The police on Tuesday arrested a mobile thief and seized recharge coupons and nine cellphones from his possession. Tanuj Semwal (21) had allegedly stolen these cellphones from a shop on August 25.

Roller skating competition: Students of Delhi Public School, Dehradun, have won six medals in the 13th Inter-school Roller Skating Competition organised by the Uttarakhand Roller Skating Society. Yash Saini and Vartika Negi won gold medals in under-12 and under-14 categories, respectively. Bronze medals were won by Shantanu Joshi, Aditya Prakash and Ajay Gusat (under-12) and Viksit Sehgal in the under-10 category.

Kumaon Briefs
Football championship begins in Almora:
The state-level Soban Singh Jeena Football Championship began at the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna stadium in Almora on Tuesday. The event was inaugurated by Sports Minister Khajan Das. He said the state government had initiated steps to promote sports in Uttarakhand and was working towards enhancing the facilities given to sportsmen. The minister said emphasis was also being laid on increasing the number of sporting events in the state. As many as 14 teams from across the state are participating in the tournament that would continue till October 22.

Youth killed in mishap in Haldwani:A youth was killed when his motorcycle rammed into a tree. The accident took place in the Gaula Par area of Haldwani on Monday afternoon. The deceased has been identified Ved Prakash (19) of the Talli Bamauri area of Haldwani.

Two arrested for chain snatching:The Haldwani police and personnel of a special operations group, claim to have arrested two youths involved in chain-snatchings incidents in the town. Arshad and Mohammad Sadiq were arrested from the Chambalpur area of Damuadunga locality after police personnel found their activities to be suspicious. A gold chain and two country-made pistols have been seized from their possession. The duo also confessed that they had allegedly snatched a chain of a teacher in the Do-Nahariya area on September 16. Both accused are residents of Uttar Pradesh.

Drive to streamline traffic launched:The Bageshwar police has launched a drive to streamline traffic in the town. With the festival of Divali nearing, the police has constituted teams to impose fine on those shopkeepers and residents who dump their material on the roads causing problems to both vehicle drivers and pedestrians. At the same time, those flouting traffic norms are also being issued challans. The police has made it clear that those found violating the norms would be strictly dealt with.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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