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Two booked for stealing goods from shop:
A resident of Kartar Basti has lodged a complaint with the police wherein she has accused two people including a woman of stealing goods from a shop. The complainant Manjeet Kaur said she had given a shop on rent to Rishi Raj and Pushpa Rani of Mehna Chowk. She said a case over the possession of shop is already pending the court. She alleged that 10 sewing machines, 70 ladies suits, one wooden counter, two ceiling fans, three carpets, one motor with sewing machine, three scissors, seven packets of spindle. The total cost of the stolen material is nearly Rs 1.5 lakh. However, no arrests have been made in this regard. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered at the Kotwali police station.



Kathak performance: Kathak classical dance maestro Jayant Kastuar will perform in the city tomorrow. The concert titled ďAn Evening of Classical DanceĒ organised by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi will be held at Randhawa auditorium, Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16.



Kisan credit card scheme launched:
A special campaign for providing kisan credit cards to farmers in Haryana was inaugurated by Rajeev Rishi, executive director, Indian Bank, at Boh yesterday. Rishi said 147 farmers in the district were provided Rs 4.26 crore to begin with.

PO arrested:
The police has arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), Rajpal Singh, of Model Town, Pehowa, on Friday. A case under Sections 406 and 498 A of the IPC was registered against the accused on January 7, 2010, and was declared the proclaimed offender by a court.

Kingpin held:
The police has arrested Krishan Gujjar, the kingpin of a gang, who made a bid on the life of a property dealer, Sita Ram, and his wife, Kiran Devi, in Radha Swami Colony here on Thursday. Mange Ram, SI, said Sita Ramís stubbornness not to oblige Krishan in a case pertaining to a disputed plot in Shakti Nagar Colony here, angered Krishan who, along with some of his accomplices, made a violent attack in which the couple was seriously injured.

Two killedi: Satpal (30) of Jaurasi village and his 8-year-old daughter, Komal, were killed while his wife and two other occupants sustained minor injuries when a Maruti van, in which they were travelling, got struck against a tree on a road, near Ahmedpur Partal village on Saturday. The mishap took place when Satpal and others were returning home from Dhana Salhawas village.

Three held:
The police has arrested a person carrying 950 gm of opium. The accused has been identified as Mukesh Kumar of Mandi Dabwali. He was arrested at a special checkpoint laid by the police at various places in the district. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances has been registered against him. Meanwhile, two more persons, Amrik Singh of Bathinda and Balwinder Singh of Bhima in Sirsa, had also been arrested with 900 gm of Poppy Husk and a case had been registered against them.

Nine booked:
After the murder of three persons, including a woman, in Bhainswal Kalan village on Friday, a case of murder has been registered against three persons, Raj Singh, Somveer and Dharambir, and six other unidentified persons in sadar police station. The police has formed five teams to nab the accused.



Asst Engineer dies of heart attack:
Extra Assistant Engineer Vijay Thakur (53) from Mundkhar village in Hamirpur district posted as as Lab In Charge in the office of the Superintending Engineer, 10th circle, died of a heart attack in his government quarter here on Saturday morning. HP State PWD Draughtsmen Association, led by their state president Ram Singh, organised a condolence meeting. The meeting was also attended by NGOs leaders district president SS Patial, state general secretary Pravin Thakur and district general secretary Malkit Singh Chandel among others.

Annual day celebrated:
The Rashtriya Military School, Chail, celebrated its 86th annual day on Saturday. Major-Gen C Prakesh, VSM GOC, PH & HP (I) Sub Area and Chairman LBA, was the chief guest. Major S Dhar, Principal, read out the annual report. A captivating cultural programme was organised by the students. The Taxila House was declared the Best House and the Nalanda House the Runner-Up. Three new awards have been instituted by Major-Gen C Prakash, GOC, PH & HP (I) Sub Area, Ambala Cantt. The Best Teacher in academics (Sr Sec) was awarded to Dr M Ponnuraj, the Best Teacher in academics (Sec) to BR Sharma and the Best Student in academics to Ravi Kumar.



GMVN vice-chief slams Cong:
Uttarakhand Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) Vice-President Raghunath Singh Negi has accused the Congress of misleading the people on the Citurgia issue. Talking to mediapersons in Dehradun on Saturday, Negi accused Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat of misleading the people on the Ceturgia issue. He said the Supreme Court by giving relief to former Chief Minster Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on the Citurgia issue had amply proved that Nishank was being wrongly accused of irregularities in the Citurgia land case. He said the Congress had been repeatedly trying to defame Nishank on the Citurgia issue. He said the entire episode must be probed and all those behind defaming Nishank exposed.

Recruitment rally by Army: Uttarakhand Garhwal MP Satpal Maharaj has called upon the Uttarakhand youth to participate in the Army recruitment rally scheduled to be held from November 1 to 6 at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said the unemployed youngsters from Pauri, Tehri and Rudraprayag in Chamoli districts were eligible to participate in the rally. He said the aspirants must regularly scan newspapers to get the details of the rally.

Kumaon Briefs
Education Dept asked to make arrangements for exams:
District Magistrate at Udham Singh Nagar PS Jangpangi has ordered the officials of the Education Department to make the required arrangements for conduct of matriculation and intermediate examinations. He has asked them to ensure that these examinations are held peacefully and without any instance of copying. He has ordered the Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) to visit the proposed examination centres and take stock of the facilities available there like easy accessibility, water and proper light. At a meeting held in Rudrapur on Saturday, he asked the District Education Officer (DEO) RC Arya to analyse the problems faced during the conduct of exams during the previous years and find solutions to them before hand.

Rs 15 crore released against farmersí dues: The state administration has released another instalment of Rs 15 crore to be disbursed as dues to the sugarcane farmers by the sugar mills in Udham Singh Nagar district. District Magistrate PS Jangpangi has stated that the money would be deposited in the farmersí accounts soon. In September too, the district administration had been allocated Rs 15 crore for disbursement among the farmers. Of the money received this month, Rs 4 crore each has been given to the sugar mills at Gadarpur and Nadehi while the mills at Bazpur and Sitarganj have been paid Rs 3.5 crore each. After he utilisation of Rs 30 crore received in September and October, the administration now has still Rs 15.51 crore to pay to the farmers as their dues.

Officials told not to leave district headquarters: District Magistrate at Almora DS Garbyal has ordered that no officer would leave the district headquarters either on leave or on official tour while the special session of the state Assembly is on from October 31. He has stated that in case of an emergency, the officers would leave their office only after prior sanction. The officials have also been asked to ensure that their land-line phones, fax machines and their mobile phones are functional. They have been told that the land-line phones and fax machines would be used only for official purposes. The officials have been told to do their homework and be ready to divulge any sort of information that is sought regarding their office during the session.

Two killed in accidents in Udham Singh Nagar dist: Two persons had been killed in separate road accidents in Udham Singh Nagar district over the past 24 hours. In the first instance a resident of Pipliya village in the Gadarpur area was standing on the road waiting for a public transport vehicle when he was hit by a tempo. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased has been identified as Hemendra Nath. The tempo driver is still at large. In the second instance Sonu of the Rampura area of Rudrapur was run over by a bus on the Rampur road. The 27-year-old victim died while he was being taken to the hospital.

28-year-old businessman commits suicide: A businessman from Kishanpur Sakuliya locality of Mota Haldu allegedly committed suicide after consuming a pesticide. The reason why 28-year-old Pankaj Nainwal took the extreme step is said to be the losses incurred in trade and his inability to pay back the loan that he had taken from a bank to run a poultry farm. He died while being treated at a hospital in Haldwani.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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