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Teachers demand seniority:
A meeting of the general categories welfare federation (Punjab) was held today. The meeting was presided over by its state president Shiv Pal. Shiv Pal said the SC teachers would get maximum promotions even over their fixed quota. Kalu Ram, Baljinder Singh, Shavinder Singh and others were present.



350 examined:
As many as 350 patients were examined at a medical camp held at the local Rajput Dharmshala here on Sunday. The Gyanwati OP Jain Memorial Trust, Charkhi Dadri, Rajput Pratinidhi Sabha and the Vishwa Dharm Chetna Manch Brahmrishi Ashram Tiruputi jointly organised the camp wherein patients of blood sugar, blood pressure, eye and heart patients were examined. Dr Bhupesh, Dr Monica of Medanta hospital (Gurgaon), breast cancer specialist Dr Krishna Pandey and eye specialist Dr Anil Chaudhary were among the team who examined patients at the camp.

Foundation stone:
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will lay a foundation stone of the long-awaited Railway Over Bridge (ROB) at the level crossing near Sonepat railway station on November 12. This was stated by Jitender Singh Malik, Sonepat MP, in a meeting of party workers here on Sunday. The CM will also address a public meeting on this occasion, he added. Malik said the estimated cost of the ROB was around Rs 32 crore and the construction work was scheduled to be completed in two years of time.



CM’s ‘janta milan’ postponed:
Owing to a special two-day Assembly session starting from October 31, the “janta milan” programme of Chief Minister BC Khanduri has been postponed . The date for the next programme will be announced later, according to a press release of the state government. Meanwhile, traffic diversions have also been made due to the session. The traffic police has also planned separate parking facilities for rallies and agitations ahead of the session. The police said it wanted to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the city.

Chain snatcher: Kailash, who is allegedly involved in snatching a bag containing ornaments worth Rs 1.5 lakh from an old man person at Dilaram Chowk on Saturday, is yet to be arrested. However, the police has arrested Avinash who has given important leads to it. He told the police that he, along with Kailash, had came on a bike from Kanpur to Dehradun to rob someone. On Saturday, when they saw an old man coming out of a bank, they targeted him. Avinash informed the police that they had stayed in a hotel in Haridwar before coming to Dehradun, where they also looted a person.

Annual Day:
Tiny tots of Bal Shiksha Sadan celebrated their 30th annual and prize distribution day today. Ananya Kumar was declared best dancer, Anisha Singh best English writer, Jitendar Singh best for Hindi Writing. Tanmay Bhandari was declared best student in English poem recitation. Best drawing award went to Arbaaz Ahmed and Sana Ansari won the award for best drawing.

Kumaon Briefs
Complaint against placement centre:
An instance of a large number of people being duped by a company has come to light at Rudrapur. It is learnt that the victims had been allegedly duped of Rs 72 lakh on the pretext of granting them work visas and employment abroad. As many as 20 youngsters from Baheri, Rudrapur and Bilaspur have approached the police alleging that Varun Juneja and Zorawar Singh of B Job International Placement Centre had taken Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh each from them on the pretext of getting them jobs in Australia and New Zealand. After taking the money, the duo disappeared. The police has constituted a special team to arrest the accused.

Hut gutted in US Nagar: A hut was reduced to ashes in the Shantipuri area of Udham Singh Nagar district. It is learnt that Geeta Ballabh was lighting an earthern lamp outside her hut when a burning splinter from a cracker burst nearby hit her hut. The hut caught fire and was reduced to ashes.

Girl dies of burns: A girl died of burns in the Bazpur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. According to information, the victim, Sunita (17), was preparing tea at her house in Subhash Nagar locality when the kerosene stove burst all of a sudden. She was taken to the nearest Community Health Centre, where she died. Sunita was a student of Class 12. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

Construction of new bus stand: Residents of Almora are irked over the failure of the local administration to initiate work on the construction of a new bus stand in the town. They said four years ago, Chief Minister BC Khanduri had announced that a new multipurpose bus stand would be built in the town, but nothing had been done so far. They said Uttarakhand Transport Corporation had enough land for the purpose. The present bus terminus on Mall Road is not able to cope up with the growing demands of the travellers and insufficient space often leads to traffic jams in the town.

Taxi drivers accused of fleecing people: Residents of remote areas of Champawat district, who had come home on Diwali holidays, have accused taxi drivers and those plying private transport vehicles of fleecing them. They said with government-run buses being unable to cope with the Diwali rush, people were being compelled to travel back to their workplaces by taxis and other private modes of transport. This has led totransport vehicle owners fleecing the travellers and charging exorbitant rates from them. The people have asked the local administration to initiate steps to check this harassment of the common people.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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