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Five of gang of robbers held:
The police today claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in vehicle lifting and theft incidents in raids on two different spots with the arrest of five of its members and one more person. A police team, led by in charge of the Civil Lines police post Inspector Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, conducted a raid in Ranjit Avenue and arrested five members of a gang and recovered two .12-bore pistols, four rounds, 500 gm charas, three motorcycles, 12 mobile phones and three sharp-edged weapons.



Hooda wishes speedy recovery to Yuvraj
: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed concern over the illness of noted Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment in the USA. In a message issued here, Hooda wished Yuvraj speedy recovery and long healthy life. He hoped that the all-rounder would soon be fit to play the game. 

Student arrested after clash
: The police arrested a class XII student of Rawal Senior Secondary Public School charged with seriously injuring four class XI students with a knife in a clash during lunch break. The four injured students were rushed to Fortis Escorts Hospital where their condition stated to be stable. The police has registered an FIR on a complaint of school principal JP Sharma. 

Development works: Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sharda Rathore has said that development works in the Ballabgarh Assembly constituency will be expedited. Speaking at a public function after inaugurating the construction of a proposed 7-km-long road in Sector 3 in the Ballabgarh area, Rathore, Congress MLA from Ballabgarh , assured the residents that a public library and a common sitting place for senior citizens and youths would be set up soon. 



IGP, Kashmir zone, SM Sahai has ordered the promotion of 103 Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) of the Executive Police to the rank of Sub-Inspectors with effect from January 30, 2012. The Zonal Police Headquarters, Kashmir, issued orders to this effect today. 



Kumaon Briefs
Phase II of pulse polio drive on February 19:
Almora District Magistrate DS Garbyal has ordered that all preparations be made well in time for the next phase of the pulse polio campaign scheduled for February 19. He said the administration had set a target of administering pulse polio drops to 87,210 children across the district. A total of 606 booths would be set up for the purpose in which children in the age group of five years would be administered pulse polio drops by mobile teams. Garbyal has ordered that an awareness rally to be carried out by schoolchildren be planned. Awareness be also generated through handbills and pamphlets, he added.

One killed, 2 hurt in mishap: One person was killed when his motorcycle was run over by a tractor-trailer in the Bazpur area of Udham Singh Nagar. The accident took place near Doraha. The deceased has been identified as Vinod Kumar of Barhaini. Two other persons who were on the same motorcycle sustained serious injuries in the accident.

Labourer electrocuted to death: A farm labourer was electrocuted to death in the Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. The incident took place while he was cutting fodder with an electric machine. The deceased has been identified as Lokendra of Bihar. His post-mortem examination was done on Tuesday.

Manís body found: The body of a man was found in the forest area adjoining Askot. The deceased is yet to be identified. It was noticed by some residents from Beda village who had gone to the forest to graze their animals. The deceased is said to be in the 60s. It is being assumed that he died about three weeks ago. A large portion of the body has already been eaten by wild animals. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

DM orders checking of PDS outlets: District Magistrate, Naintal, Nidhi Mani Tripathi has ordered that the process of revenue collection be expedited. She has asked her subordinates to ensure that 100 per cent revenue recovery is made by the middle of the next month. She has also ordered a surprise checking of PDS outlets, schools, midday meal scheme, anganwaris etc to ensure that the interests of the common man are taken care of. She said the works of the people must be completed in a time bound manner.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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