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Murder accused nabbed: The Jodhewal police nabbed a murder accused two years after he escaped along with his six accomplices by scaling walls of a juvenile home in Shimlapuri here. Vipan Kumar was on the run since 2010. The accused was nabbed following a tip-off that he was visiting his house in Model Colony near Jodhewal. After receiving the information, the police laid a trap and nabbed him. During the time of escape, Vipan was aged only 17.

Booked for creating fake ID: The police has booked a youth for creating a fake profile of a girl and posting objectionable content of the social networking website Facebook.The case was registered following the complaint of Hushiar Singh Singh of Lalton village. Following investigation, the case was registered under Sections 66-A, 66- E and 67 of the IT Act 2000.

Mittal CII chief: Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, International Tractors Limited, has taken over as the new Chairman of the CII Punjab State Council. DL Sharma, Managing Director, Vardhman Textiles Limited, has been appointed vice-chairman of the council for 2012-2013.

Musical evening: Northern Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, and Punjabi Sahit Akademi will jointly organise a Sufi musical evening at Punjabi Bhawan here on March 15. Gurbhajan Gill, president of the akademi, said Mata Jaswant Kaur Sarvottam Bal Puraskar will be presented to Punjabi writer Atma Singh Chitti on this occasion.

Bus service: The Senior Citizen Forum has hailed the new route of the city bus service plying on the Dugri-Dhandra road. The proposed bus service will commence from Railway Station and will cover a total distance of 15 km passing through the general bus stand and localities of Model Town Extension, Dugri and Dhandra.

Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha: The elections to the Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha will be conducted on May 27. This was announced at a monthly meeting of the Vishav Punjabi Sahit Vichar Manch.




Shahiwal cow
: Mohini, a cow of the HF Shahiwal breed, with a daily milk yield of about 35 litres has fetched a hefty price of Rs 1.41 lakh to its owner Lila Ram, a cow keeper of Siha village. Its purchaser Gyan Prakash belongs to Lohana village. Thus, Murrah buffaloes as well as Shahiwal cows, selling at a price higher than that of the Nano car, have now become the talk of the Rewari region.

Police custody: A court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday remanded two gangsters, Rajesh and Subhash, into police custody for two days. The duo, who had been on the run since February 29, had surrendered in the court on Monday. The duo had looted Rs 67,000 and a mobile phone from Nakul Sen, employee of a local trader.






Kumaon Briefs
Taxi falls into gorge, man killed:
One person was killed when the taxi he was driving fell into a gorge near Banana village on the Haldwani-Bhimtal road in Nainital district. The accident took place at a spot where the road was narrow and repair work was on. The deceased has been identified as 42-year-old Ganga Dutt Pande. Two others were injured in the accident. The victim died while being treated at a medical facility in Haldwani.

Motorcyclist killed: A motorcyclist lost his life when he was hit by a vehicle. The accident took place near the Gulab Ghati area near Kathgodam in Nainital district. The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sachin Mehra of the Amiyan locality in Bhimtal. He was returning from Haldwani. His head had been crushed by the vehicle and there were injury marks on his body. The police investigations are on in the matter.

Man hit by car: A man was killed when he was hit by a car in the Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. The incident took place near Peerumdara. The victim was taken to a hospital where he died while being treated. He has been identified as Bhagat Singh Bisht of the Dhumakot area of Pauri district. He had come to visit his nephew in Peerumdara and was returning after dropping his nephew’s children at their school when the accident took place.

Wild animals destroy crops: A large amount of agricultural produce has been destroyed in the Khatima area of Udham Singh Nagar by wild animals. The farmers residing in villages adjacent to the forest areas have pointed out that elephants, wild boar, monkeys and Neelgai have been causing extensive damage to crops. They have demanded a long-term solution to the problem and have sought appropriate compensation for the losses incurred by them. The worst affected areas are Chakarpur, Pachauriya, Budhabag, Nauguvanath, Nagla Terai and Melaghat.

Hailstorm in Nainital: Chilly weather conditions once again returned to Nainital when the town experienced hail on Tuesday. The morning saw the higher reaches of the town covered in white. The cloudy weather conditions were accompanied by strong chilly winds. The town and its adjoining areas are experiencing an extended winter this time. There was a mild snowfall reported on Holi in the higher reaches of the town.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)

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