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Eight held under Copyright Act
: The Indian Music Industry (IMI) teams conducted anti-piracy raids in seven cities of Punjab and seized pirated material in bulk besides arresting eight persons under the provisions of the Copyright Act. Raids in Jalandhar, Amritsar, Barnala, Bathinda, Batala, Fazilka and Gurdaspur led to the seizure of eight computers, recorded chips and card readers each from the shops, said DS Dhaliwal, IMI, State Coordinator. 

Woman robbed of valuables
:Two unidentified armed men robbed a woman, Surjit, of gold chain, earrings and a mobile phone near Apra village last night.
The victim was returning home with her son on a bike when the incident happened. The police has registered a case.




Youth killed
: A youth was killed when his car collided with a truck on National Highway-73 here last night. The deceased was identified as Rajbir, a resident of Jalouli village near Barwala. The police said Rajbir in his 30s was going home when he was hit by a truck.


Youth murdered
: Praveen Dhankar (25) was murdered and later dumped by unidentified killers in a dug at the diversion road near the Sampla Bypass here on Friday night.


NC worker shot at
:A block president of the ruling NC was injured after he was fired upon by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar, the police said today. “Unidentified gunmen fired upon Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 65, near Latter Masjid at Safakadal, resulting in injury to the right side of his neck and chest. He was shifted to a hospital and his condition is stable,” the police said. Meanwhile, NC president Farooq Abdullah has condemned the incident.



Students of St Joseph’s with the inmates of Bal Bhawan at Raipur on Saturday
Students of St Joseph’s with the inmates of Bal Bhawan at Raipur on Saturday.

Computers, clothes donated
: Students of St Josephs’ Academy (SJA) went to Bal Bhawan, situated at Aamwala Tarla village at Raipur, and donated computers, sweets, woollen clothes and toys as a part of its social responsibility.
The group of students was led by Brother KJ Anthony, vice principal of the academy and several senior teachers. The computers were donated by Brother AJ George, Principal of the academy. The SJA group was welcomed by Pushpa Manas, general secretary of Bal Bhawan, a home for less privileged students. — 

Degree withdrawn: The Director-General of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and Chancellor, FRI (Deemed) University, Dehradun, on the recommendations of the board of management, has withdrawn the PhD degree of GS Rawat. According to Publicity and Liaision Officer KP Singh, the PhD degree of GS Rawat on the topic “Exploration of bore hole method of resin tapping in pinus roxburghii sarg” awarded to him on June 13, 2002 , by the university has been withdrawn.

Govt flayed: The youth cell of the Uttarakhand Nationalist Congress Party has accused the ruling BJP in the state for befooling the youth by announcing a new policy for them just ahead of the election code of conduct coming into force in the state. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Shailesh Kumar Verma, president of the cell, said it was strange that the ruling BJP never came up with any policy for the employed of the state in the past five years. He said the youth of the state were not even getting benefits from the Central Government’s employment-generating welfare scheme like the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali, the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Yojana and other schemes.

UPP meeting: The Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UPP) will hold a meeting on December 5 to decide on its party candidates for various Assembly seats of the state. According to party spokesperson Rajeev Kothari, the UPP had decided to support indefinite fast by Swami Shivanand against the quarrying mafia in Haridwar. He said their party would also oppose the Centre’s FDI policy in the retail sector.

Kumaon Briefs

Preparations begin for Uttarayani festival: The Bageshwar Nagar Palika Board has started preparing for the next year’s Uttarayani festival. At a meeting held on Saturday by the board, it has been decided that this year the festival will have cultural evenings, besides focus on better infrastructural facilities. “We have decided that only a single cultural troupe will be permitted to perform on each evening of the festival and a team of senior engineers will be deputed to look into the construction of temporary bridges over the river Saryu and the Gomti,” said Subodh Lal Shah, Chairman of Nagar Palika Parishad, Bageshwar.

Jaspur to have bus station: The construction of a bus station at Jaspur likely to start soon as the Uttarakhand Government has approved 0.563 hectares of land for the purpose which has been transferred to the Uttarakhand Roadways. The new bus station will be constructed soon in the town,” said Binay Ruhela, a senior BJP leader. The people of Jaspur have in February this year written to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister to construct a new bus station for the town. “The Chief Minister agreeing with the proposal, sanctioned the land for the purpose,” said the BJP leader.

20-Point plan review meeting: Harbhajan Singh Cheema, BJP legislator and vice-president of the 20-Point programme implementation committee in the state, has expressed concern over the 12th position of Udham Singh Nagar district in the implementation of the 20-Point programme in the state. “Due to some lapses in the implementation, we could lose the position as 40 houses under Indira Aawas Yojana were allotted wrongly and 70 poor families from Kachnalgaji village of Kashipur are still waiting for these houses,” said Cheema at a meeting held to review of the implementation of the programme in the district here today.

Vigil stepped up against poaching: Forest officials have stepped up vigil against the poaching of the migratory birds in the water bodies of the Terai region as thousands of birds have now reached the water bodies of Terai to avoid the chilling winter in their respective countries in mid-Asia. “The Begul , Dhaura, Sitarganj and Nanak Sagar Dam have now become the place of these migratory birds. “We have stepped up vigil against the poachers as the killing of birds is prohibited under the Wildlife Act,” said Dinesh Kandapal, Range officer of Barakoli range in the Terai division of the Forest Department. (Compiled by BD Kasniyal) 


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