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Education Board clerk jailed in graft case:
Sessions Judge Chamba CL Kochher on Monday sentenced Padam Dev of Shakti village, Chamba district, to rigorous imprisonment for one year and a fine of Rs 15,000 under Section 409, IPC, and concurrently to one-year RI and a fine of Rs 15,000 under Section 13(2), PC Act. In default of the payment of the fine, he would further undergo simple imprisonment for three months. Padam Dev was a clerk-cum-typist in the HP Board of School Education Dharamsala. An inspection by the section officer of the board found shortage of books. He was found to have embezzled the amount. Thereafter, the Vigilance Department took charge and issued a chargesheet against him.

4.5 kg charas seized, 1 nabbed
: In a drive against drug-trafficking, the police seized charas weighing 4.5 kg from Gulam Rashul on Wednesday. In an e-mail press note clicked to mediapersons, SP, Chamba, Madhu Sudan Sharma said the accused was intercepted by a team of police officials near the Parel bridge in Chamba district. A case had been registered under Section 20, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act and the accused arrested.



Newborn found dead: A newborn female child was found dead near Darshan Lal Chowk here on Wednesday. Passersby spotted the child and reported the matter to the police. The baby was taken to Doon Hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The child seemed to be two-day-old. She was wrapped up in a shawl. 

Kumaon Briefs

Admn to act against DJs playing loud music on New Year Eve: The administration in Nainital district has asked the hoteliers and owners of tourist resorts to adhere to the norms pertaining to the playing of loud music by DJs during the New Year celebration parties on December 31. The administration has made it clear that loud music beyond the permissible limits would not be allowed after 10 pm. The party organisers have been warned that any violation of the norms with regards to playing of the music would be dealt with sternly.

Villagers rescue doe from dogs: A doe that had strayed into the Sangudi village of the Bhimtal area of Nainital was seriously injured after it was attacked by a pack of stray dogs. Just before the dogs could kill it, the villagers came to the rescue of the young one of the deer. With great difficulty they managed to shoo away the dogs and retrieve the doe from their clutches. They handed the injured doe to the authorities at the veterinary hospital on the premises of the Nainital Zoo.

Two persons go missing in Haldwani: Two persons, including a girl student, have been reported missing from Haldwani. In the first instance 18-year-old Alina of the Railway Bazar area, according to her parents, has been missing. The girl had gone to her college where she was pursuing a course in business administration and had not returned home. In the second instance 60-year-old Mohan Nath of Gola Talla had gone to the Tehsil office and had not returned home.

Labourer killed as boulder falls on him: A labourer was killed after a boulder fell on him in the Chandak area of Pithoragarh district. It is learnt that he was working on a road widening project when the accident happened. Two others have also been seriously injured in the incident. The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Har Singh. He was a native of Mahendranagar district in Nepal. The injured are being treated in a hospital in Pithoragarh town.

Junior engineer found dead in Bageshwar: The recovery of the body of a retired junior engineer from Almora in the Kapileshwar area of Bageshwar district has led to a sensation in the area. The victim, identified as 65-year-old Gopal Dutt Pandey, had been missing for the past five days. He was a resident of Almora town. It is learnt that he had been mentally disturbed for sometime.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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