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One booked for attempt to rape: Rajpinder Singh, a resident of Diyalpura village has been booked by the police for attempting to rape a woman. A case under sections 451, 354 and 323 of the IPC has been registered in this connection.



1 held with 2-kg ganja: The police has arrested Vijay Kumar, a resident of Sector 56, and recovered 2 kg of ganja from his possession. A case under Section 20 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him.


Kumaon Briefs

Team to check dumping of medical waste: The Haldwani administration has constituted a team to check the dumping of medical waste at inappropriate places. The team will comprise members from the Municipal Corporation, the Forest Department, the Revenue Department and the Pollution Control Board. It has been found that a large number of medical establishments are involved in the dumping of medical waste in dustbins, open areas and even the Gaula riverbed. Over the last decade, Haldwani has emerged as a hub of private hospitals, testing laboratories and clinics.

Youth killed in mishap: A youth was killed when his motorcycle reportedly rammed into a tree in the Dahariya area of Haldwani. The deceased has been identified as Prabhu Prateek Joshi (21) of Adarsh Nagar Colony in the Mukhani area. He was returning from a wedding when the accident took place. He was taken to hospital, where he died while being treated.

38 bulls rescued, three persons held: The issue of cattle being smuggled into Uttar Pradesh has once again come to the fore with the police rescuing 38 bulls from two mini trucks near Ramnagar. The bulls were rescued during a routine check at the Peerumdara barrier. The animals had been stuffed into the vehicles over and above their carriage capacity. The police has arrested three persons in this regard. The accused have been identified as Yusuf Ansari of Shivlalpur Rioniyan village, Ramnagar, Farman Quraishi of Kamaalpur village, Thakurdwara, and Ehsan Quraishi of Bhojpur, Moradabad. Three of their accomplices managed to flee the spot.

Shortage of wood at cremation ground: Residents of Almora are agitated over the shortage of wood at the Vishwanath cremation ground in the town. They have approached the district administration stating that the wood available for performing the last rites of the dead is not suitable for the purpose. In a memorandum, they have demanded that proper funeral arrangements be made at the cremation ground at the earliest.

Man succumbs to burn injuries: A man sustained serious burn injuries while he was trying to douse the fire caught by haystacks at his farm in Pithoragarh district. The victim, Hari Shankar (42), was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries while being treated.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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