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Awareness rally taken out
 : The Students' Welfare Association of the Dr BR Ambedkar Library at Shree Guru Ravidass Mandir, Kahra Mohalla, Basti Danishmandan, took out an awareness rally on the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar. Activists and students in huge numbers participated in the rally. They garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar at Ambedkar Chowk.



Man shot at
: A local businessman was shot at by some persons while he was trying to save a man from being robbed by a group of men near Sector 6 on Friday night. Mukesh Aggarwal, a resident of Sector 7, was on his way back home when he saw a man being robbed by some persons. As he got out of his car to help the man, the robbers took out a country-made pistol and fired three shots at him. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition was stated to be serious. A case has been registered. 

Man killed
: Bhag Singh of Daumajra was killed on the spot when his bicycle was hit by a car near Landhi village on Friday. The police has registered a case against the car driver. 

Land dispute: Jailo Devi of Gobindgarh district has lodged a complaint with the police that Mulakh Raj and Shero Devi of Gobindgarh and Darshan Lal of Patti Jhambra had fraudulently got decree of her piece of land in their name in 2008. A case has been registered. 

Cops suspended
: ASI Santosh Kumar, Havaldar Arun Kumar and Head Constable Satyabir Singh, have been suspended and sent to the Police Lines by SP Abhishek Garg for their indulgence in alleged extortion of money from truckers at the Jaisinghpur Kheda barrier on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway, near Bawal. Aggrieved truckers complained to the SP and DSP MS Rana when they visited the barrier while patrolling the area on Friday. 

Three held: The police arrested three occupants of a car and also seized two country-made pistols and five cartridges from them during checking of vehicles at Bhiwadi Naka, near Dharuhera, on Friday night. The accused were identified as Avdesh, Angad Yadav and Sumer Singh. They told the police that they were working as contractual electricity workers in Delhi and were going to Rajasthan. Besides, they had purchased these illicit arms from Delhi.




Kumaon Briefs

Two girls commit suicide in Nainital
Two girls committed suicide in different parts of Nainital on Friday. A 17-year-old girl, a resident of Haldwani, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her house in Shakambari Vihar locality of the town. Kavita was found hanging in her room by her parents when they returned home. Her father, a property dealer, and mother were not at home when she took the extreme step. In another incident, Jyoti Arya committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. She died at BD Pande Hospital, where she had been brought in a serious condition. The reason why both girls took the extreme step are yet unknown.

Woman’s body found
The body of a married woman was found on the border between Udham Singh Nagar district and the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh. Farmers of Mahtosh village saw marks of a body having been dragged near the Bhakhra bridge on Friday. They followed the trail and saw the body of a woman entangled in a bush. They reported the matter to the police. There were marks of a rope on the deceased's neck that suggest that she might have been strangled. The nails of her feet were broken. The deceased is yet to be identified.

Boy run over by truck in Champawat
A 14-year-old boy was killed when he was run over by a speeding truck while crossing a road in the Belkhet area of Champawat district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Vinod Singh.

Old man found dead on railway track
An old man was found dead on a railway track in the Peerumdara area near Ramnagar in Nainital district. The deceased is yet to be identified. He was in his mid 60s and was about 5 ft in height. It is being assumed that he was run over by a train. The deceased is yet to be identified.

Removal of high-tension lines demanded
The residents of Bazpur, Udham Singh Nagar, have demanded that high-tension power lines be removed from the densely populated areas of the town. They have pointed out that high-tension lines pose a grave risk to human lives. The residents also submitted a memorandum to the authorities after taking out a procession on Friday. They have threatened to launch an agitation if steps were not taken to get the lines removed.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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