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Two die as truck hits motorcycle: Two persons were killed in a road accident at village Bhai Rupa. In his complaint to the Dialpura police, Jaswinder Singh from Kotkapura (district Faridkot) stated that he was going from village Bhai Rupa to village Dialpura with his father Chhinderpal Singh and uncle Hakam Singh. Suddenly a canter truck hit their motorcycle killing Chhinderpal and Hakam on the spot. Police have registered a case.



One dies in mishap: Pritam Singh (18), a resident of Alwar district in Rajasthan and an employee of a private company in the Bawal Industrial area , died when his motor cycle rammed into a tanker near the company complex last night. The tanker driver fled after the accident.



145 operated upon at free eye camp: As many as 145 patients were operated upon for various eye ailments at a two-day free eye treatment and operations camp held at the Civil Hospital under the aegis of the Satya Sai Seva Samiti at Ghumarwin, near here, on Monday. Samiti president Ramesh Bhardwaj was accompanied by other office-bearers Dr RD Sharma, Rajender Thakur, Manish Thakur and Desraj. He said a team of specialists, led by Dr Chaman Singh Chauhan, and assisted by Ashok Sharma, Jyoti, Shabnam and Satya Sai Seva Samiti volunteers, helped in providing patients lodging, food and required medicines and spectacles free of cost by the samiti.



Rogue monkey released in forest: Officials of the Forest Department have managed to trap a rogue monkey that had been creating a terror on the Forest Training Institute premises for the past few days. The monkey had also attacked some people and had bitten at least five persons. Trapping the primate had become a challenging task for the officials. It was on Monday afternoon that the monkey eventually entered the trap that had been laid for it. The officials have released the monkey in the forest.

Kumaon Briefs
Roads closed:
A heavy snowfall across Kumaon has led to the closure of several roads. Inclement weather conditions have also hit the daily supply of essentials in the region. The water and power supplies in the region have also been badly hit. A major part of Nainital town continues to be in darkness even after 24 hours of the power supply having been disrupted. Since there is no power, water cannot be pumped to the higher reaches of the town. Officials say efforts are on to resume power supply to the town.

Schools to remain closed till Jan 12: The Nainital administration has ordered the closure of schools across the district till January 12. The decision has been taken keeping in view the existing cold wave conditions. Officials of the Education Department have been asked to ensure that there is no violation of the orders given by District Magistrate Nidhi Mani Tripathi. The authorities have been asked to deal strictly with the schools violating the orders. It has been stated that while children would not be going to school, official work in the schools would continue all this while.

Shortage of LPG cylinders: Haldwani residents are once again facing a crisis with regard to the availability of cooking gas. The people of areas like Dahariya and Unchapul are agitated over having to wait for days together to get an LPG cylinder. They say that they have to waste hours together in the hope of procuring a gas cylinder which has become a prized possession. Losing their patience over the state of affairs, a large number of people also blocked a road on Monday afternoon.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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