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Youth mowed down by bus
: A youth in his twenties died when a bus near Chajjawal village on the Jagraon-Raikot road mowed him down today morning. The deceased has been identified as Gurdeep Singh (25) of Chajjawal village, about 8 kilometer from Jagraon. He was working as a bus conductor with a private transport company. The accident took place at a bus stop of Chajjawal village at around 8 am today morning while Gurdeep was trying to board a bus to visit Jagraon.

Syndicate member
: Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, Principal of Lyallpur Khalsa College, has been nominated member of the Syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has already been holding the memberships of the Senate, Academic Council, College Development Council and many other bodies of the university. 

Man kills wife
: Suspecting the character of his wife, a man allegedly killed her by hitting her with a rod in the head in Doda village of the district last night. Sources said Sunita Rani (32) and her husband Manga Singh frequently had a quarrel. Last night, when Manga came home in an inebriated condition, he started asking Sunita a number of questions about her character, which led to a quarrel between the two and ended with the death of his wife Sunita. — TNS

Gang of robbers busted, 2 held
: The police has busted a gang of robbers and snatchers here on Tuesday. The SSP, SK Kalia, stated that Sakatar Singh of Kayam Pura in Ajnala district and Ravi Kumar, alias Kavi, of Taragarh had been arrested and a Pulsar motorcycle, gold chain, pistol and live cartridges recovered from them.
Kalia said during preliminary interrogation, the gang members confessed that they had been operating in the district for the last six months. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered at the Kanwa police station. Meanwhile, two cases under Sections 382, 511 and 323 of the IPC were registered at the Taragarh police station. 

Radiographers’ Association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Radiographers’ Association at a meeting held at the Civil Hospital here today: President - Rajinder Kumar; vice-president - Ravinder Kumar; general secretary - Dharminder Singh; and treasure - Rajesh Kumar. 

Pak national arrested: A Pakistani national, Naeam, was arrested in the Narot Mehra area while trying to cross over to the Indian territory on Monday night. Senior Superintendent of Police SK Kalia said during preliminary investigation Naeam revealed that he was a resident of Kingre village in Shukarchak district of Punjab in Pakistan. He was nabbed by alert BSF jawans.

Body found
: The decomposed body of a domestic help, Mohinder Pal (60), resident of Chaunda village, Sangrur district, was found from a closed room in a house of UK-based NRI Sukhwant Singh at Ghaba Colony here on Monday night. A neighbour noticed some foul smell coming from the house and informed the police. The police called caretaker of the house Raghbir Singh of Bahua village and broke opened the room and found the decomposed body of Mohinder Pal. The olice has registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for postmortem. 

Tarn Taran
Farmers stage dharna
: On the call given by 17 farmer and labourer organisations, hundreds of farmers and labourers staged a dharna in front of the the Deputy Commissioner (DC) office here today to stress for the implementation of their demands accepted at a meeting with the Punjab Chief Minister in December last. Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu, state convener of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) and leaders of different organisations condemned the state government for its anti-farmers policies. The leaders condemned the registration of a criminal case against leaders of the KSC and Dalit leaders, who had lodged their protest against disconnecting of power connections of the Schedule Caste community at Kot Dosandhi Mal village three days back, and demanded for the cancellation of the case. The organisations also presented a memorandum to the DC regarding their demands. 



3 held for murder
: With the arrest of Bir Singh and his two nephews- Yad Ram and Ram Dhan, residents of Subasedi village, the police has cracked the blind murder case of Satender (19), a student of a polytechnic college at Ateli, near Narnaul, on February 22. A police official said the three accused revealed that they were looking for an opportunity to teach a lesson to Satender, who often stared at a girl of their family. When Satender had a quarrel with them over DJ music at a marriage in the village on that night, he was forcibly taken to a deserted field and done to death. — OC



Anti-encroachment drive on Chakrata Road
: A day after Additional Mukhya Nagar Adhikari (AMNA) complained against Tax Superintendent, Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC), Rajesh Naithani, to the higher authority for his casual attidute, the latter showed promptness in leading an anti-encroachment drive held on Chakrata Road today. The drive which began at 11 in the morning went for two hours.

Liquor shops to remain closed on Holi: District Magistrate Dileep Jawalkar has ordered that all liquor shops, Army canteens and bars would remain closed on Holi to maintain peace in the city. He said strict action would be taken against those who would open any of these outlets on that day. 

Legal literacy camp on March 4: A legal literacy and medical camp will be organised at Government Inter-college, Dakpathar, Vikasnagar, on March 4. Secretary, District Legal Service Authority, and Civil Judge Pradeep Kumar Mani said legal experts would be given information on legal aspects. Besides this, a team of doctors will be available for free health check-up.

Kumaon Briefs

Liquor vends on UP border to be closed from March 1: District Magistrate in Udham Singh Nagar PS Jangpangi has ordered that liquor vends located on the Uttar Pradesh border where polling is to be held on March 3 will remain closed from 5 pm on March 1 till the polling is over in the neighbouring districts of Pilibhit, Rampur, Moradabad and Bijnore, located within a radius of eight kilometres from the border. He has also ordered that the liquor vends in the entire district will remain closed on March 6 also when the counting of votes for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections is held. Officials of the Revenue, Police and Excise Departments have been asked that there is strict compliance of the orders.

Man dies as car falls into gorge: One person was killed when the car being driven by him fell into a gorge near Khairna in Nainital district. The incident took place near Patli when the car fell into Kujgarh Nullah. The deceased has been identified as 42-year Navin Chandra Joshi of Ranikhet. He was returning home after visiting his ancestral village of Chapad. The accident was witnessed by some women working in the fields nearby. They informed men who rushed Joshi to a hospital where he was declared dead.

One arrested for killing peacock: Officials of the Forest Department have nabbed one person on the charges of killing a peacock. It is learnt that the officials saw Man Singh of Dhuriya Harsan village of Bazpur moving suspiciously in the Kaladhungi area of Nainital district. They recovered a bag containing the carcass of the bird, a sickle and a net from him. He was arrested on the spot. The carcass was burnt after the post-mortem was done.

Two kids sustain burns: Two children sustained burn injuries following a blast at Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar. It is learnt that 11-year-old Shahnawaz and 10-year-old Mausiq of Dhela Basti in Lakshmipur Patti had collected some junk lying in an empty plot while they were playing. When they burnt the junk, a blast took place that led to severe burn injuries on their bodies. It is being assumed that someone had dumped crackers in the junk. The children are being treated in a local hospital.

Residents threaten stir: Residents of some colonies of Tanakpur in Champawat district have threatened to launch an agitation if the water supply to their houses is not restored soon. They have complained to the administration that they are not getting a regular supply of drinking water and this is leading to a lot of problems for them. The areas facing water shortage include Shastri Nagar, Burma Line, Rajaram Chauraha, Shastri Chowk, Imli Padav and Ambedkar Park.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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