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510 examined at camps: The Akhilesh Maingi Memorial Society at the Metro Road, Jamalpur, organised a dental check-up on Monday. Dr Somran Gill, Dr Gagan Maan, Dr Abhilesh and their team from Christian Dental College examined at least 260 patients. Meanwhile, at least 250 members of the Senior Citizen Council of took part in an eye-screening camp organised by Vasan Eye Hospital on Monday. Satinder Mahajan, president, Senior Citizen Council, inaugurated the programme. It started with screening of members followed by a talk delivered by ophthalmologists. Eye surgeons Dr Harminder Preet Singh and Dr IP Singh delivered a lecture on eye problems among elderly.

Camp for needy: Baba Jaswant Singh Trust and Ekom Charity Trust, United Kingdom, organised a camp in which prosthetic limbs and dentures were distributed free of cost. The camp was inaugurated by Baba Jaswant Singh, chairman of the trust.

Mandi Gobindgarh
1 killed in mishap
: A person was killed while another sustained injuries when their motorcycle collided with a tractor here. The deceased was identified as Bhushan Sharma, while the injured Harish Sharma was rushed to a hospital.



: A youth was injured in a brawl at Sector 32 late evening here today. The injured identified as Suraj a resident of Sector 32 was having liquor with some other persons at the time of incident. According to information Suraj had been working at florist shop. He was having liquor with his friends at the parking of Sector 32 market and Jaggu one of the youths stabbed him on the hand. The suspect has absconded.



Heritage workshop held: A two-day workshop on rich and unexplored heritage of Ambala was organised here recently. The team of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) discussed the importance of educating about heritage in the schools. The teachers were taken to some of the heritage sites of Ambala City and Cantt. They were also shown a film on ‘Heritage and Harmony’.

MBA results: Anshu Goel of Galaxy Global Group of Institute has secured third position in MBA 2nd semester in Kurukshetra University by securing 80 per cent marks. Ratika Anand and Nitika Chadha excelled with 76 per cent and 75 per cent marks, respectively. The college has scored 43 first divisions with 13 students scoring more than 70 per cent marks. Chairman Vinod Goel congratulated students and teachers for the brilliant results.

Placement drive held: World’s leading tyre manufacturing company Michelin conducted a placement drive for B Tech (Mechanical & ECE) students of Guru Nanak Institute of Technology at its Mullana campus. The selected students were offered the post of mechanical design engineers in the company and an annual salary of Rs 1.90 lakh to Rs 3.50 lakh.

Mishap claims life: A youth died on the spot after being hit by a speeding motorcycle on Sunday night. The deceased identified as Shyam was walking along with his friend near Bata flyover when the accident took place. The accused escaped along  with his motorcycle after  the incident.

CM condoles: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday visited the residence of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sharda Rathore here to condole the death of her brother. Rathore’s brother, Samai Singh, had died in a train accident at Old Faridabad railway station recently. He was said to have lost balance and fell from the platform on the railway track just when a super express train was passing by.

2 killed in mishap
: Two bikers in their twenties died on the spot after being hit by a car on the National Highway No. 1 this morning. The deceased identified as Rohit (22) and Satbir (25) of Padhana village were on their way to Nilokheri town when the were hit from the rear by the car at the Karan Vatika.

Diabetes detection camp: The Arpana Research & Charities Trust (ARCT), Madhuban, organised a diabetes awareness programme and free diabetes detection camp at Kohand village in Gharaunda recently. During the camp, apart from sugar and blood pressure testing, villagers were counselled by the doctors about high risk cases, importance and measures for the early detection and control of diabetes and its complications.

Shovana Narayan enthrals students: Proving that dance can add colours and expressions to life, internationally renowned classical dancer Shovana Narayan presented a mesmerising kathak performance at Dayal Singh School. Recipient of Padamshri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Narayan is also a senior civil servant. Principal of the school Nina Rai said multi-talented Narayan was a role model and the students had a lot to learn from her.

Blood donation camp
: DAV College for Girls, Yamunanagar, organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with the Red Cross Society. Students and faculty of the college participated in the camp, in which 200 units of blood were collected. Principal of the college Sushma Arya also discussed “Save the girl child” and “Women Empowerment” initiatives. Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sangwan was also present on the occasion.



Kumaon Briefs
70 huts of labourers destroyed in fire:
As many as 70 huts of labourers engaged for mining operations on the Gaula riverbed near the Bedipadav gate in Haldwani were gutted in fire on Sunday. It is learnt that children and pet animals were in the huts when the fire broke out. However, with great difficulty they managed to escape before the labourers could respond to their cries for help. The cause of the fire is yet not known. Eyewitnesses say that they saw smoke coming out of one of the huts and the fire spread quickly to other huts due to fast blowing wind. The labourers have come from Mainpuri, Bareilly and Etawah in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Jharkhand to work in Haldwani.

Protesting villagers block road: A large number of women from Bhagwan Singh Nawear village near the Halduchaur area of Haldwani and its surrounding areas blocked the road near the Bedipadav gate on the Gaula riverbed on Sunday. Residents of the village are agitated over the failure of the authorities to check the menace of wild animals. They are demanding immediate steps to check the movement of wild animals that have become a potential threat to human lives.

Man crushed to death: One person was killed when his vehicle was hit by a speeding car on the Nainital highway in Haldwani. The deceased identified as 55-year-old Rajesh Kumar, a resident of the Jawahar Jyoti locality in the Damuadhunga area of Haldwani, was changing a punctured tyre of his vehicle when the mishap occurred. He came under his vehicle and was crushed to death. He was rushed to hospital where he died. A case has been registered. The police is trying to nab the car driver.

Scolded by mother, girl commits suicide: A 12-year-old girl, Asha, allegedly committed suicide after her mother scolded her over a trivial matter in the Pakka Kheda locality of Rudrapur town in Udham Singh Nagar district on Sunday. It is learnt that Beena Biswas had scolded Asha and had gone to different households where she worked as domestic help. In her absence, Asha hanged herself with the help of a scarf. Some children noticed Asha hanging from a ceiling fan. The police is investigating the case.

Miscreants torch two cars: Miscreants torched two cars belonging to Nandan Singh in Mandalsera village of Bageshwar district on Sunday. Earlier, miscreants had torched his motorcycle on Shivratri. The persons responsible for the incident were yet to be identified. The police is investigating the case.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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