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Student held for purse snatching
: Student of BA-I of DAV College Anil Rawat was arrested by the police on Wednesday for snatching and stealing purses. A mobile phone and a wallet has been recovered from him which he stole from the house of Mohit Kumar, resident of Indira Nagar on April 30. He admitted to snatching of a purse of a member of the Latika Foundation and a British citizen Nicola on April 7 and another bag from Payal Kothari, resident of Neshvilla road, when she came at her uncle's house in Vasant Vihar on April 11. Showing the presence of mind, Nicola read a few initial numbers on the number plate of the bike, which the accused rode while committing the crime. With the help of these numbers, the police managed to zero in on the convict today. Rawat said he was fond of playing billiards, an expensive hobby which he could not afford as his father drives three-wheeler in the city. So, he resorted to snatching and  stealing.

Body found: The body of around 25-year man was found close to railway track near Lachhiwala in Doiwala on ednesday. He was run over by a train, but  no one saw him  when the incident  happened.

Shobha yatra: The Brahman Sabha will take out out a shobha yatra on May 3 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Parshu Ram. The procession will be flagged off by former Assembly Speaker Harbans Kapoor.

Kumaon Briefs
Two youths drowned in Ladhiya river:
Two youths drowned in the Ladhiya river near Lohaghat in Champawat on Tuesday afternoon. They have been identified as Amit Kumar (20) and Ajay Kumar (22), both residents of Patan village. They were returning along with nine others from Phurkiyajhala village where they had accompanied a girl from their village to her husbandís place as a traditional exercise. On the way back home, they decided to take a dip in the river, but Amit and Ajay drowned.

Woman murdered for dowry: A woman was allegedly murdered for dowry in the Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. The throat and wrist of victim Shama, a resident of Sarvarkheda village, were found slit. Her parents have accused her husband Nafees of having killed her for dowry. He is at large. The police has taken his father Shafiq Ahmed into custody, who has refuted the allegation saying Shama has committed suicide.

LPG cylinders shortage in Garud: Residents of the Garud area, Bageshwar, are agitated over the failure of the administration to supply them with LPG cylinders. They said the supply of cooking gas has been affected for the past two months. They have approached the administration for addressing the issue at the earliest. The worst-affected areas include Gagrigol, Seemar, Bhauran, Kotakhet, Manyura, Seer, Bundh, Kumraura, Petlakot, Kshetrapal, Tilsyari, Lakhni, Lakhmar, Rampur, Purda and Riyuni.

Make roster for Tehsil Divas: DM: District Magistrate, Udham Singh Nagar, Brijesk Kumar Sant has directed officials to prepare a roster for organising Tehsil Divas on the first Tuesday of every month across the district during the current financial year. He has asked his subordinates to make sure that they are present during the Tehsil Diwas meetings.

19 issues resolved by panel: Chairman of the State Minorities Commission Sukhdev Singh Namdhari has ordered that officials must address the issues listed by the commission at the earliest. He warned that officials showing laxity in this regard will face action. The commission carried out hearing in different cases at Vikas Bhavan in Rudrapur on Wednesday. These cases were brought to its notice by members of the minority communities residing in the district. A total of 19 issues were resolved on the spot during the hearing in which vice- chairman of the commission Mazhar Naeem was also present along with the top brass of the administration.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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