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Bathinda
Goodwill School celebrates R-Day:
Goodwill Public High School celebrated the 63rd Republic Day in the presence of its students, teaching and non-teaching staff. The students of the school presented a cultural programme on the occasion. KK Garg, founder member of the Goodwill Society, told students about the importance of the Republic Day in detail.

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HARYANA

Rewari
2 killed in road mishaps:
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents here on Thursday. Satish died while his wife, Madhu, escaped unhurt when their motorcycle was hit by a tractor at the IOC Chowk. In another incident, Bishamber of Baliar Khurd village died after a canter hit his bicycle on the Rewari-Dharuhera road.

Sonepat
4 die in mishap:
Four persons identified as Satvinder Kaur, Sukhvinder Singh of Ballabgarh, Purushotam and Dev Gautam of Panipat died on the spot while four others were injured in a road accident near Gannaur on the GT Road yesterday.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

NURPUR
Union flays management:
The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Employees Union has criticised the board management for issuing frequent transfer orders to employees. Pawan Mohal, senior vice-president of the union, said on Friday that the management was transferring employees working in the electricity system to the operation wing, which indicated that there was a conspiracy to eliminate the electrical system.

Liquor seized: The police on Friday seized a big haul of illegal liquor from a vend at Thakurdwara under the Indora police station. According to Nurpur DSP Rajinder Jaswal, the police raided Thakurdwara and seized 1,702 bottles of country-maade liquor, 1,019 bottles of English wine and 38 bottles of beer from a vend run by Bidhi Chand, a resident of the nearby Beli-Ludhiara village. He said the accused had no licence to sell liquor and he was arrested under the Excise Act.

SHIMLA
Presidentís Police Medal:
SR Sharma, Inspector-General of Police in the Home Guards, has been chosen for the Presidentís Police Medal-2012 for the distinguished services rendered by him. Sharma, a 1992-batch IPS officer, has been chosen for the award along with four other Himachal Pradesh police personnel. The other four are Paras Ram, Deputy Superintendent of Police (CID) at Dharamshala, Bhuvnesh Kumar, Inspector (CID), Rakesh Kumar, Inspector (CID), Shimla, and Tek Chand, Head Constable in the Bhavanagar police station in Kinnuar.

Kerala Guvís death mourned: Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister PK Dhumal have mourned the death of Kerala Governor MOH Farook, who passed away on Thursday. In her condolence message, the Governor said Farook was a man of integrity and repute who had rendered valuable services to the nation. Dhumalsaid Farook would always be remembered for the invaluable service rendered by him in every sphere.

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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
Mother poisons daughters, kills self:
A woman today allegedly committed suicide after poisoning her two minor daughters in Poonch district. The police said Jamila Bi, 35, allegedly consumed some poisonous substance at her residence in Gauntrian village. She also poisoned her two daughters namely Parveen Akhtar (10) and Iram Sallem (4). The police has started investigations and a case has been registered at the police station in Poonch.

18 hurt in Rajouri road mishap: Eighteen people were today injured, one of them critically when a vehicle in which they were travelling fell into a gorge in Rajouri district. The police said the minibus was on its way from Ghrati to Sunderbani when it skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge near Ghandsar village. The injured were shifted to Nowshera hospital where their condition was stated to be stable. A critically injured woman was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu.

BSF jawan killed in road mishap: A BSF jawan was killed in a road mishap at busy Bikram Chowk, here this morning. He was identified as Charan Dass, a resident of Sarore in Samba district. Dass was serving as a cobbler in the BSF. The police said the jawan, who was riding a motorbike, was run over by a bus at Bikram Chowk. He was rushed to the GMCH, Jammu, where he was declared as brought dead.

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DEHRADUN

Kumaon Briefs
Four youths killed in mishap in US Nagar:
Four teenagers were killed when they were crushed by a tanker in the Gadarpur area of Udham Singh Nagar. The accident took place near the Masit barrier of the Forest Department on Wednesday. While two of the youths were on their way to attend class at a computer institute, the other two were waiting for a conveyance at the barrier to join their friends. While two youths died on the spot and one died on way to hospital, the fourth died at hospital. The deceased have been identified as Vinod Kumar (17) and Dharampal (18), both residents of the Kailakheda Chowki ward, and Satish (17) and Rajkumar (17), both residents of Barwala.

Nainital villagers irked over power cuts: Residents of Dahra village in the Bhimtal area of Nainital district are agitated over long power cuts in the area. According to reports, the area has been without power for the past five days. The residents alleged that despite repeated complaints the Power Department had not taken any initiative to resume regular power supply. They threatened to launch an agitation if their demand was not fulfilled at the earliest.

Two die in Ramnagar accident: Two persons were killed in accidents in the Ramnagar area of Nainital district. Jagdish Chandra (45), a resident of Kameda Tall village in Pauri district, was killed when the car he was travelling in hit a tree at Chilkiya. Three others travelling with him were also injured in the accident. In the second incident Jitendra Singh (23), a resident of Peerumdara, was killed when the car he was travelling in was hit by a truck.

Man dies in fire incident: Jagdish Narayan Singh Manral (55) was charred to death when a fire broke out in his house in the Lakhanpur area of Ramnagar in Nainital district. Manral was sleeping with a fire lit close to his cot. The cot is believed to have caught fire, which spread and gutted the entire room. When the neighbours broke open the door of the house they saw Manral struggling for life. He died on way to hospital. He was a native of Sainmanhur village of the Salt area and was working at a gas agency godown.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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