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One killed in road mishap
: One person was killed while two others sustained serious injuries in a road mishap occurred near Kotshamir here today in the evening. As per sources, the incident took place at around 5:30 pm when a Punjab Roadways bus rammed into car coming from the opposite direction. The car was coming from Talwandi Sabo to Bathinda while the bus was going to Talwandi Sabo. Car's lone occupant died on the spot. Deceased was identified as a resident of Amarpura Basti. His parents have been informed about the accident. 

Two killed, two injured in road mishap
: Two members of a marriage party identified as Sandeep Singh (30) and Sonu (18) of Mohalla Kaintha, Dasuya, died on the spot while two other members were seriously wounded when their car (PB 08-BJ-7333) collided with a parked trolley near Dinowal village on Nawanshahar-Garhshankar road about 50 km from here on Friday. The injured were referred to PGI, Chandigarh. According to the police, driver of the car is absconding. The Garhshankar police has booked the driver under Sections 279, 337, 338 and 340 of the IPC.

One booked for abduction: Sadar police, Hoshiarpur, has booked Yograj under Section 363 and 368 of the IPC on the complaint of Ravi Mann, DC road, Hoshiarpur. Ravi Mann alleged that Yograj abducted his 15-year-old sister, Sapna, in order to marry her. 



:“Globus-2011” was celebrated by the society of geography department of GCG, Sector 11, here yesterday. Events like map-making, quiz, power point presentation and diagram making were held. A cultural show was also presented.



Man held with fake currency
: The police arrested a man with fake currency to the tune of Rs 71,000 from the Rainawari area of the old city here on Saturday. “Imtiyaz Ahmad Zanda was arrested at Jogilanker in the Rainawari area after Rs 71,000 of fake currency was recovered from his possession,” a police spokesman said. A case under Section 489 (c) of the RPC has been registered against him. 

CM mourns death of Ganai’s mother: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited the house of Union Joint Secretary, Information and Broadcasting, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai at Mattan in Anantnag district on Saturday to express his condolences on his mother’s death. Ganai had also served as Omar’s Principal Secretary. The Chief Minister stayed with Ganai and other members of his family for some time. He prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul. 

Sikh leaders meet Mubarak Gul: The All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) took up various issues relating to the Sikh community at a meeting with state government officials here on Saturday. The meeting was called by Chief Minister’s Adviser Mubarak Gul and attended by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asghar Samoon and the Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, Budgam and Baramulla, besides other senior officials. The APSCC, led by its chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina and other leaders, sought the grant of the minority status to the community, the teaching of the Punjabi language in educational institutions, a probe into the massacre of the Sikhs at Chattisinghpora in 2000 and an employment package for the youth of the community. 

Students back from Bharat darshan: Two groups of boys and girls from remote areas of the Kashmir valley returned here on Saturday from 10-day Bharat darshan tours organised by the BSF. All 38 students were welcomed by IG, BSF, Kashmir Frontier, at the STC, Humahama, near here. The students were jubilant at the concluding session and cherished the sweet memories of the tour. Both tours were flagged off from here on November 9. The students visited Bangalore, Mysore, Amritsar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. They carried the message of peace and love from the Valley to the rest of India. 



Hospital inaugurated
: Members of the Dr Jagat Narain Subharti Charitable Trust inaugurated Dr KK Bhatnagar Memorial Subharti Hospital at Prem Nagar here on Saturday. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the contribution of the trust to help the residents of Prem Nagar with the facilities of better and faster medical aid.

Janata milan cancelled: The janata milan programme of Chief Minister BC Khanduri that was to be held at his cantonement road residence on November 21 has been cancelled due to his tour of the Kumaon region.

Three booked: The police on Saturday registered a case against three youth who had allegedly attacked Munna of Bhagat Singh Colony. The trio, Farman, Arshi and Ginni, had allegedly attacked Munna with sharp-edged weapons at his home. 

Land dispute claims two lives: Two persons were killed while two other sustained injuries in a clash over a land dispute in Phulayya village of the Khatima area, Udham Singh Nagar district. The clash began when one of the parties tried to forcibly sow wheat. The deceased have been identified as Vijay Bahadur (35) and Bharat Singh (28 ). The police had a tough time taking the bodies in its custody and sending them for a post-mortem examination. A case against 24 persons has been registered in this regard.

Complete pending works soon: DM: District Magistrate, Champawat, Ashish Joshi has ordered that the pending works under the disaster management head must be completed within the next three months. At a review meeting in Champawat on Saturday, Joshi asked the officials to start the process of the floating of tenders and the verification of pending works at the earliest. Regarding the works that have been completed, he has asked the officials to submit their certificates of utilisation. He has asked the Tehsildars to personally inspect the works that have been done under the disaster management head and verify them besides providing a clear-cut description of the work.

Performance under MGNREGA reviewed: Officials at the block level in Champawat district have been asked to come up with project models for improving the land and production that will help small and marginal farmers and horticulturists in the district. The orders to the Block Development Officers (BDOs) were given by District Magistrate Ashish Joshi at a meeting held on Saturday to review performance under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). A workshop for officials of various departments has been ordered to be organised on November 30, where they will explain about the works being done at their level. Joshi underlined that no panchayat should go untouched under the MGNREGA.

EVMs being inspected in  US Nagar: Electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used for the conduct of the coming Assembly poll are being tried out and inspected in Udham Singh Nagar district. According to District Election Officer PS Jangpangi, the district has received 2,100 EVMs from West Bengal that will be used for the conduct of the Assembly poll. A four-member team, headed by T Subramanhyan, is carrying out the trial and inspection of these machines on the Collectorate premises. Jangpangi has requested representatives of all political parties to come and witness the inspection and satisfy their doubts.

Landslide kills two in Bageshwar: Two persons were killed in a landslide reported from Jankudi Utrauda village in the Kapkot area of Bageshwar district. The incident took place on the Kapkot-Poling road that is being constructed. It was with great difficulty that the bodies could be extracted from under the rocks. The deceased have been identified as Prakash Singh (23) of Falda Khadgeda village and Gopal Bahadur of Nepal.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna) 


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