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Kids abandoned: A newborn girl was found abandoned at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital today. The police registered a case. A mother left her newborn girl, born premature at the hospital on November 16.



Central team raids gun factories:
A team of the Union Home Ministry conducted raids on various gun factories in the Digiana area of Jammu city on Wednesday and scrutinised official documents. Official sources told The Tribune that the Union Home Ministry team comprising 15-20 officials belonging to various security agencies raided the gun factories and inspected the manufacturing of guns and other arms. “The team scrutinised the documents, including licences and inquired about the manufacturing process,” they said. 



Sammelan on Dec 26: BJP senior leader and vice-chairman of the state Planning Commission Manohar Kant Dhyani on Wednesday said the development works initiated by the BJP would be able to negate the anti-incumbency factor in the coming Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, the senior BJP leader said to woo exservicemen, who form a major vote bank of the BJP, the Uttarakhand BJP will organise a Sainik Sammelan on December 26. A large number of exservicemen are expected to attend the event.

Kumaon Briefs

Schools, colleges to be opened at 10 am in US Nagar: District Magistrate in Udham Singh Nagar PS Jangpangi has ordered that no educational institution will be opened before 10 am and after 4 pm in the district till further orders. The orders have been passed keeping in mind the cold wave conditions and the thick fog that has been engulfing the district over the past several days. Jangpangi has asked the Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs), Block Development Officers (BDOs), Block Education Officers (BEOs) and police officials to ensure that all government, semi-government and private educational institutions comply with the orders.

Work in offices hit as staff join stir: Work in government offices across the region was hampered as various employee organisations came out in support of the agitating Class Four government employees. The government employees will also support the striking employees on Thursday. Most of the government offices wore a deserted look as all employees participated in the protest rallies organised by the Class Four employees who were agitating on issues related to their salaries and arrears with regards to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in the state.

4 policemen thrashed by Rajpura people: Intervening in a local dispute proved dear for police personnel in Almora as four of them were thrashed and injured by some people in the Rajpura locality of the town. The police personnel had gone to the spot on having come to know that there was an altercation between two groups. It is learnt that four personnel, who went to the spot, were held hostage and thrashed by about 20 persons. It was only when the police force arrived in a large number and resorted to a mild cane charge that the they could be freed and taken for medical assistance. A case has been registered against certain unknown elements and investigations are on.

Chain, purse of doctor snatched: The incidents of chain snatching continue unabated in Haldwani. Yet another incident of chain and purse snatching has come to light from the busy Mangalpadav area of the town. It is learnt that two youths had been following Dr Sarla Devi of Awas Vikas Colony from Kaladhungi Chowk. She had gone to the area for shopping. Growing suspicious of the two she had removed her earrings and had put them in her purse.

The two accused allegedly confronted her on the pretext of asking her where she practised in Haldwani and fled after snatching her chain and purse. Although she raised a noise, no one came forward to nab the accused. Police investigations are on in the matter.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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