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CLP leader calls for restraint:
ongress Legislative Party leader Sunil Jakhar today asked party leaders to exercise restraint and not go public on any issue concerning the party. He said the party leaders should raise contentious issues, if any, at the appropriate forum. In a statement, Jakhar maintained that the party was facing various challenges. He alleged that the state government had already started targeting and victimising party workers. He stated that the party rank and file was united and the leadership should boost their morale.

55 units of blood collected
Baisakhi Mela was celebrated at Pindi Dyal Dharamshala in the city today. A blood donation camp was held to mark the occasion. The camp was organised in collaboration with the Zindagi Live Foundation. About 55 units of blood were collected during the camp.



Three held:
The police has arrested three youths and seized 16 mobile phones, which had been stolen by them from a mobile shop here on the night of April 8. They have been identified as Karambir, Deepu and Jaipal. They were on Sunday produced before the Duty Magistrate who remanded them to 14-day judicial custody. — OC

Man electrocuted: Vidya Rattan (38), a lineman of Kosli subdivision of the DHBVN, was electrocuted while working on the Surakhpur Line of the Jakhala Feeder on Sunday. His death was reportedly caused by an electric current that flowed through the Surakhpur Line after it was abruptly re-started by the supply attendant (SA) of the Bhairampur Centre. The police has registered a case of causing death by negligence against SA Suresh Kumar.

Youth drowned: Raj Singh (30) drowned in a tank at Jharoda village on Sunday. Raj Singh was a resident of Tankri village and was presently staying with her aunt at Jharoda. He accidentally fell into the tank and drowned, while strolling along the bank of the tank along with his cousin.



Kumaon Briefs

Blast in an agri-tech unit; six sustain burns: Six persons sustained burn injuries following a blast in an agri-tech unit located near Rudrapur. The incident took place on Saturday when a heating pipe of a chimney burst. The impact of the blast was such that the glass doors and windowpanes broke. Those injured included Mani Ram and Tika Ram of Qila village in Rampur, Monu and Sandeep of Baghpat, Rakesh Saini of Paharganj and Mukhtyar Chaube of Devariya.

Chill returns to Nainital: Inclement weather conditions have led to chilly weather in Nainital and its surrounding areas. The residents have been compelled to take out their woolen clothes once again. The tourists coming to the Lake City to escape the heat of the plains can be seen making a beeline at the shops selling woollen wear. The weather has also had an impact on the works being carried out with regards to re-carpetting of roads.

Gauge conversion work inspected: General-Manager of the North Eastern Railways KBL Mittal on Saturday carried out an inspection of the gauge conversion work being executed between Bareilley and Lal Kuan. It was pointed out that gauge conversion was in its last phase and was expected to be completed by June this year. Once the conversion is over, the Commissioner, Railways Safety, would be carrying out an inspection of the stretch. Mittal once again said removal of the encroachments on Railways’ land was causing delays in the execution of various projects aimed at enhancing the facilities being provided to the passengers.

Pulse polio campaign launched: Yet another phase of the pulse polio campaign was successfully carried out across Kumaon on Sunday. While hundreds of booths had been set up at various places on Sunday for administering polio drops to children in the age group of 0-5 years, the health workers would be going door to door on April 16 and 17 to administer drops to those children who had been left out. At several places, people from different walks of life contributed in small ways to make the drive successful. While some donated balloons and sweets for the children, the others contributed by giving food packets to the health workers.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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