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Body donated: The Department of Anatomy, PGI, received the body of 87-year-old Nasib Kaur, wife of Kartar Singh, today. She was a resident of Jhuner, Teh Malerkotla of Sangrur district, Punjab. The department is grateful to her family for the noble gesture.


Rapists jailed
: Additional District Judge Sant Parkash has sentenced two youths to undergo imprisonment for 10 years each on charges of rape and criminal conspiracy to abduct a minor girl. The duo has also been fined Rs 15000 each. The convicts, Narender and Ravipal, had allegedly lured away a girl from the Vidyut Nagar area in 2009. The police had recovered the girl and three boys from Delhi after a month.

Body found
: A baby’s body was found in Naveen Nagar on Wednesday. The police said it was informed about the body by a chowkidar of a colony of the area. No person has been named in the FIR.The body was found in an open area. The police said a postmortem on the body was conducted today, but it was yet to peruse the autopsy report.

Six booked: The police has registered a case against six persons for committing a dacoity and attempts to kill the head of the family in Badkhal village on Wednesday. They took away Rs 5,000 from the head of family, Suleman. They had covered their faces, and were armed with country-made pistols and crude weapons. Suleman complained to the police that they took away the cash at the point of a gun.

New voters
: The authorities on Thursday launched a special drive to enrol youths above the age of 18 in the voters’ list, said J Ganeshan, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a meeting of principals of various colleges and educational institutions in the district. The drive would continue till February 29. He said three teams had been set up to visit educational institutions to obtain applications and other necessary documents from eligible students above the age of 18.

PO arrested
: The local police has arrested a proclaimed offender, Dharambir, of Abhana village in the district. At present, Dharambir is a resident of Vikaspuri near Mahesh Nagar, Ambala Cantt. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC was registered at Thana Shahabad in the district on November 4, 2008 and Dharambir was declared as a proclaimed offender by the court on December 6, 2011. He was produced in the local court and remanded to judicial custody.



Journalist Naveen Nautiyal dead
: Veteran journalist Naveen Nautiyal died at Doon Hospital on Thursday morning. He was 58. Nautiyal had not been keeping well for some time. Chief Minister BC Khanduri has expressed grief over his death. In his message, he said Nautiyal’s contribution to journalism had been unparalleled. He said Nautiyal always raised the issues concerning people. Chief Minister’s media adviser Umakant Lakhera laid wreath on Nautiyal’s body at the latter’ residence at Nehru Colony. The CM had provided Rs 5 lakh to Nautiyal from the journalists’ welfare fund for the treatment some time ago. Nautiyal’s last rites took place in Haridwar in the evening.

Kumaon Briefs

Impounded vehicles to be auctioned: The Superintendent of Police (SP), Almora, has announced that six vehicles impounded under the Excise Department norms will be auctioned on February 9. In a statement issued at Almora on Thursday, PS Rawat said the vehicles had been impounded under Rule 72 of the Excise Act. He has asked the people interested in purchasing the vehicles to inspect them before the auction takes place. He stated that the prospective purchasers could get details about the norms pertaining to the auction from the police office in the town.

Legal literacy camp on Feb 5: A legal literacy camp will be organised at Government Girls Inter-College at Almora on February 5. According to the office of the Secretary, Legal Services Authority, the camp will be held under the chairmanship of the District Judge at Almora. An appeal has been made for generating the maximum awareness about the camp so that a large number of people can avail its benefits.

One killed in mishap: One person was killed when a car collided with a tempo in the Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar. The deceased has been identified as 45-year-old Anand Singh Bisht who was travelling in the tempo at the time of the accident. He was a resident of Pratapur locality and was going to attend a wedding. The accident took place near Rampura village. The car driver fled the spot after the accident.

Plea to check menace of wild animals: Residents of villages in the Chakarpur area of Udham Singh Nagar have appealed to the Forest Department to take steps to check the menace of wild animals. The villagers said wild boar and monkeys were destroying their agricultural produce like pulses and vegetables. The villages that are worst hit by the menace include Budhabagh, Nayabasti, Jhadinola, Vanrawat Patti, Chakarpur Khairani and Pachauriya. The villagers said their demand for fencing around the fields has gone unheard for several years.

Demand for increase in police patrolling: The residents of the Lohaghat area of Champawat district have demanded an increase in police patrolling to check the increasing incidence of burglaries in the town. According to reports, six burglaries have been reported from the town in a single night. The residents have demanded that those involved in the burglaries be arrested at the earliest.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)



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