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Youth killed in mishap
: Himanshu (29), an employee of a private company at Bhiwadi, near Dharuhera, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by some unidentified vehicle on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway near Jaisinghpur Kheda border here on Wednesday. The mishap took place when the deceased was on his way from Bhiwadi to Jaipur.

Fruit vendor looted: Motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched away Rs 20,000 from a fruit vendor Kavinder Yadav on the Rewari-Jhajjar road, near Gokalgarh village, on Tuesday evening. When Yadav opposed the miscreants’ move, they attacked him as well as his companion Dharmender. The incident took place when Yadav was going back on a motorcycle to Gangaicha Ahir village. The police has registered a case of robbery.

Man murdered: Sarvar (50) was murdered by some unknown assailants here on Tuesday night. His throat was slit by a sharp-edged weapon and body dumped at a deserted place on the Nandrampur Bas road at Dharuhera. The body was recovered by the police on Wednesday and a case had been registered against unknown persons. The deceased, a resident of Sonepat district, was employed as a tool mechanic in a factory here and had been residing in a colony at Dharuhera.

2 held with pistols
: The district police has seized two pistols from two persons since Wednesday. The arrested were produced in a local court and sent in 14 days’ judicial custody. A police party recovered a .315-bore pistol from an accused, Suresh Kumar near Geong T point. Another police party near Jakholi village arrested Ajmer Singh for carrying a pistol and cartridges.



2 killed in mishaps
: Two persons were killed in separate incidents in the district during the past 24 hours. An occupant of a truck (HP-11-0657), Pinku Ram, of the nearby Bholi village was killed when the truck fell into a deep gorge at Thorughat near Malokhar, about 45 km from here, while on the way to Darlaghat. In another incident, Jagdish Kumar (55) of Malyawar village, about 30 km from here, lost his life after he fell from a tree.

Doctor gets fellowship
: Dr Rajeev Bhardwaj, Professor in the department of cardiology at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), has been honoured with a fellowship of the Cardiological Society of India. He is the first doctor from the state to receive the honour. He was awarded the fellowship, along with 25 others from India and abroad, in the convocation ceremony held in Mumbai last week on the occasion of the 53rd annual conference of the Cardiological Society of India.

Best nodal officer: Amit Kumar Mukherjee, General Manager, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), has bagged the national award of best nodal officer for coordinating the participation of over 70,309 students in the state for a national-level painting competition. The award was presented by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on National Energy Conservation Day on Wednesday.



Theft cases: Three incidents of theft took place in here on Thursday. Miscreants took away cash from the glove box of a scooter parked outside the Regional Transport Office. Salawala resident UD Joshi lodged a complaint with the police. In another incident, Doiwala resident Teerath Rana has alleged that five miscreants forcibly entered his house and took away two mobile phones, cash and some jewellery. Theives took away a gas cylinder from a primary school in Sahaspur on the outskirts of the city. The police has registered a case.

Kumaon Briefs

Vijay Diwas today: Vijay Diwas will be observed on Friday in memory of 255 soldiers from the state and across the country who sacrificed their lives for the nation. The day is celebrated to mark the victory of the Indian forces over Pakistani rivals in the 1971 war that saw emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country. In Champawat district, a special programme will be held to honour the dependents of eight soldiers from the district who had made the supreme sacrifice in the war. District Sainik Welfare Officer, Colonel (retired) Amitabh Negi, has stated that school children, the NCC cadets and ex-servicemen will participate in the programme along with public representatives and others.

Dak Bungalow being used as hotel: Members of the Nainital Zila Panchayat have raised objections to the use of a Dak Bungalow for running a private hotel in the Malla Ramgarh area. At the board meeting held at Bhimtal on Wednesday, the members passed resolutions calling for doing away with the lease of the building to a private party and reinstating the Dak Bungalow for the purpose that it was constructed. It was pointed out that the party runnig the hotel since 1994 has been earning a lot of money while it has been paying a paltry sum of Rs 3,000 annually.

Porn CDs seized: The Haldwani police has confiscated a large number of pirated CDs of pornographic films following a series of raids across the town. The blue films were recovered from a roadside stall being run by a resident of Bareilley. The police has arrested Shravan Kumar and have booked him under relevant Sections of the IPC. More than 200 films were confiscated from his stall which he was selling openly in the Railway Bazaar area of the town. Further investigations are on in the matter.

46-year-old killed in accident: A security guard was killed when he was run over by an unknown vehicle near the Mota Haldu area of Haldwani. The deceased has been identified as 46-year-old Girish Chandra Phulara of Charail Nayak locality. He was employed with a gas bottling plant and was going for duty when the accident took place. He sustained massive hemorrhages in the accident that resulted in his death on the spot. The police is trying to locate the vehicle that hit him.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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