R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Painting competition:
The Rotary Club, Jammu, organised a painting competition at Army Public School, Akhnoor, on the topic “save the environment” on Saturday. Nearly 250 students participated in the competition, held in different categories. KCS Mehta, Principal of the school, extended gratitude to club members for encouraging the students and giving them exposure.



Ex gratia to victims’ families:
Chief Minister BC Khanduri has mourned the kiilings of two persons by elephants on Saturday. He has directed forest officials to remain vigilant to avoid the man-animal conflict. Meanwhile, the Forest Department has given ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the victims’ families.

Janata milan cancelled: The janata milan programme of the Chief Minister scheduled for November 28 and 29 has been cancelled as the CM will not be in the city on both days.

Orthopaedic camp held: Dr BK Sanjay today said patients with painful and worn out joints could benefit from total joint replacement surgery. “A joint replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopedic surgical treatments. It refers to the procedure of replacing painful and worn out joints with artificial prosthesis,” said Dr Sanjay. Knee and hip replacement surgery are the most common forms of joint replacement procedures. He is also organising a two-day free orthopaedic camp for the patients at his hospital in Jakhan.

Kumaon Briefs
Admn mulls closure of gate on Gaula riverbed:
The administration in mulling closure of the Indiranagar Gate on the Gaula riverbed for quarrying activities. This follows the deteriorating law and order situation at the gate ever since the quarrying began in October. If it resorts to a closure, it would only be a temporary measure that would be reverted when things improve. The venue has witnessed skirmishes between dumper owners and the Forest Department officials on the issue of parking of vehicles over the past few days. The administration is preparing a report with regards to the proposed closure while the Forest Department is carrying out an impact analysis of the proposed decision.

Flesh trade racket busted: The Haldwani police claims to have busted a flesh trade racket being run from a high-profile residential colony in the Kusumkheda area of the town. The police has arrested Vimla Arya and her daughter, following a raid carried out on a house in Shivpuram colony. Two alleged customers, identified as Harish Kandpal of Bailpadav near Ramnagar and Anil Kamboj of Bailpokhra near Kaladhungi were also nabbed during the raid. The raid was carried out following a large number of complaints being made by the neighbours about the racket over the past one month.

Girl commits suicide: A teenaged girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in the Lallkuan area of Nainital district. Suman (16) was found hanging from a wooden beam by her father, Rameshwar. His wife was sleeping in the adjoining room when the girl is assumed to have hanged herself. The reason why the girl resorted to the extreme step is yet unknown. The police investigations are on in the matter.

Man robbed of Rs 5 lakh: A top-level functionary of a plastic manufacturing unit was robbed of Rs 5 lakh on the Bazpur-Kaladhungi road on Saturday. Suresh Kamboj was employed as the general manager at the plastic unit and was returning to his factory in Naya Gaon from Bareilley along with his foreman when the incident took place near Gadappu. He had stopped the car on seeing an injured woman gesturing for help. Just when he stopped the vehicle, two masked persons came up to him and robbed him on gunpoint. The two accused fled the spot along with the woman after threatening Suresh. The police investigations are on in the matter.

Drive to check water quality: The Haldwani Municipal Corporation has decided to launch a drive to check the quality of water being used in various hospitals and dispensaries in the town. The move is aimed at ensuring clean water for drinking and other purposes. Water samples would be collected and tested by the corporation. Officials said a similar drive being carried out in schools and colleges of the town have yielded good results.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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