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.
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.
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)