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Blood donation camp held:
A blood donation camp was organised at Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Khan Kot, on Human Unity Day on Tuesday. A large number of devotees donated blood. More than 500 units of blood was collected during the camp, supervised by doctors from the GMC, Amritsar.

Earth Day observed:
World Earth Day was observed at the Government Middle School in village Karamgarh Satran. A debate competition for the students was held wherein 16 children participated. The students laid emphasis on maintaining the natural balance. Teachers, Gian Kaur, Sarbjit Kaur and Varinder Kaur, were the judges at the debate competition.

Tarn Taran
Body of 19-yr-old boy found:
The body of Jasbir Singh (19) of Manochahal Kalan village near here was found from the village adda in the morning today. Jasbir was missing since Wednesday evening. The post-mortem examination of the body was conducted at the Civil Hospital.



Legal aid:
The Haryana Government has enhanced the quantum of financial assistance being given under the scheme of legal aid to the Scheduled Castes from Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,500. This was stated by a spokesman of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department on Tuesday.

Abandoned baby girl found:
An abandoned new-born girl was recovered by the police from near a bus stand at Dharuhera recently. The baby, lying wrapped up in a piece of cloth, was recovered from a bushy area near the bus stand. The infant was admitted to a local civil hospital in critical condition. Her condition was now stable, doctors said, adding that she would now be sent to the Child Care Unit at Panchkula.

Following were declared elected unanimously as office-bearers of the District Taxation Bar Association, Kurukshetra, on Monday. Prithvinath Gautam - president, Ashwani Garg - vice-president, Rupender Chauhan - secretary, Dharam Pal Arora - joint secretary and Pradeep Garg - treasurer.

Criminal held:
The Sirsa police on Wednesday arrested Sandeep Singh of Dhani Dottar, who was allegedly involved in two cases of loot and dacoity, from the New Housing Board Colony here. The police also seized an unauthorised 315-bore pistol and a cartridge from Sandeep’s possession and booked him under  the Arms Act. The accused was wanted in two  cases registered at Ding and Ellenabad.

10 sheep killed: Ten sheep were killed after eating poisonous grass at Kulan in this district on Thursday. Two sheep have been shifted to a veterinary hospital. The sheep belonging to Chanan Ram, a block samiti member, were taken ill after gazing grass in the fields.  Later, 10 of these died during treatment.

2 killed in road mishap:
Sudama of Badoli village and Suresh of Garh Mirakpur village lost their lives and 12 were injured, four of them seriously, in a road accident near Palra village on the Sonepat-Baghpat road on Wednesday. The police rushed the injured to the Civil Hospital. While Sudama was declared brought dead, those seriously injured were referred to the PGIMS, Rohtak. Suresh succumbed to his injuries on the way to the PGIMS. Five vehicles-- two cars, two motorcycles and an auto-rickshaw-- were involved in this accident. All vehicles were on their way to Sonepat . The police has registered a case against the driver of a car.

Test tube baby in Y’nagar:
Kusum Lata (58), a resident of Jaidhar village, who was suffering from primary infertility for the past 40 years, gave birth to a healthy baby through the test tube technique. She was admitted to a private hospital a few days ago. Earlier, she was under treatment of Dr Tina Mangla. Her husband Dushondi (63) was extremely happy after getting a baby in his family after a long wait. It was the first successful test tube baby in the district, the doctor said.



Gamblers held in Srinagar:
Four persons were arrested after they were found gambling at a public place here in the city, the police said on Thursday. A team of police officers raided a public place at Qamarwari where four gamblers were found playing cards. The gamblers were arrested and bet money of Rs 2,810 was recovered from their possession. A case has been registered in this regard.

Constable hurt in accidental fire: A constable was injured due to an accidental fire here in the city, the police said on Thursday. The constable identified as Farooq Ahmad was injured in the head due to an accidental fire from a pump action gun during a demonstration at a training session at Zainakote. Farooq was taken to a hospital.

Cop commits suicide: A policeman committed suicide in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, the police said on Thursday. Constable Waseem Raja consumed some poisonous substance at Khanabal in Anantnag. He was shifted to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, where he died.



Kumaon Briefs
Forest Dept urged to check monkey menace:
Residents of several colonies of Tanakpur in Champawat district have requested the Forest Department to intervene immediately to put an end to the monkey menace in the town. They say, besides damaging a large number of equipment and crops the monkeys have bitten several persons, particularly schoolchildren. The Forest Department officials have been saying that things will improve once the proposed enclosure for sterilising the simians starts functioning in the area.

35-year-old man commits suicide: A resident of Narayan Nagar near Nainital committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Vinod Kumar. The reason behind Vinod taking the extreme step was yet not known. He was rushed to the local BD Pande Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. The body has been sent for a post-mortem. The police has started investigation.

Three held for cheating people: Vinod Kumar, Kumar Gaurav and Pradeep, all residents of Surajpur village, have been accused of duping people of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad. The victims included Vinod Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Julahan. Vinod has alleged that the accused failed to send him and his friends abroad and refused to return the money. They also threatened them. A case was registered against the three persons on Wednesday.

SSB jawans foil bid to smuggle diesel: Jawans of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) foiled an attempt by a motorcyclist to smuggle diesel into Nepal from Khatima and recovered 60 litres of fuel from jerry cans on Wednesday. However, the motorcyclist managed to flee. In a similar incident, the SSB personnel managed to rescue 14 buffalos that were being brought from Nepal illegally. The smugglers managed to flee taking advantage of darkness.

Children stumble upon grenade: Some children stumbled upon a hand grenade while playing cricket at Khuladi village in the Rawaikhal area of Bageshwar. The children were told by the elders not to touch it and the police was informed. It is being assumed that the grenade was misplaced by the security forces during during an exercise. The mater is being investigated.

(compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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