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Two booked for beating:
Two persons have been booked for beating up a man of village Balahad Mehma. In his complaint to the Nehianwali police station, Harpreet Singh from village Balahad Mehma stated that Tirlok Singh and Balkaran Singh from the same village beat him up. Police has booked the accused.



OPD timings:
The OPD timings of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh, will be from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm and the new OPD cards will be prepared from 8.00 am to 11.0 a.m. w.e.f. May 26, said Dr Ashish Jain, principal of the hospital.

New team: Deepak Kashyap, President Yuva Trinamool Congress, Chandigarh, on Wednesday announced the new team of office-bearers of the Yuva Trinamool Congress, and appointed Happy Kaushal as vice president, Dharminder Sharma as general secretary, Satinder Singh as secretary and many 

Book release: A book "Incidental Smiles II" was released by Jaspal Bhatti, famous humorist, actor, producer and columnist on May 13 at Chandigarh Press Club. This is the second book written by Harmohan Chhibber. 'Incidental Smiles' was published in 2011. The first book had 103 incidents, which had a tinge of humour. This has 137 such incidents. Both are collections of real incidents.

Old age: To discuss problems related to old age, the Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Manimajra, in association with Fortis Hospital organised a function for senior citizens at the hospital’s auditorium. Dr Manuj Wadhwa, director and head, department of orthopaedics and joint replacement, also gave medical advice to the elderly people. The elderly people were also given psychological tips to deal with ever increasing stress in daily life by Colonel Gursewak Singh, an author.

Job fair: Quest Group of Institution organised a mega Job Fest 2012 in its campus. Fifty-three students were selected by Tech Mahindra, Coronet Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Infosys, Bajaj Allianz, Berkley Gains, Royal Bank of Scotland and Idea as well. The students were congratulated.



Girl commits suicide:
A girl allegedly committed suicide in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “A 19-year-old girl (name withheld), a resident of Peerinah in Baramulla, consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to a hospital where she died,” a police spokesman said.



Kumaon Briefs
Technical Advisory Cell set up in Champawat:
A Technical Advisory Cell has been set up by the administration in Champawat district to ensure that there is no compromise in quality of developmental works being done. The committee will carry out technical evaluation of works being done on the orders of the District Magistrate from time to time and be submitting its reports to his office. Stating this, acting District Magistrate Deepti Singh said there were complaints coming from public representatives and common people with regards to the quality of works being executed. It was to address such concerns that the cell had been set up.

91 youths chosen for free diplomas: A total of 91 youths from Tanakpur and Champawat have been chosen by the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Search Private Limited at Rudrapur for being imparted free diplomas in heli-vehicle and automobile manufacturing under the Aashirwad scheme. They will later be recruited in the managerial cadre of the companies. According to a spokesperson of the Champawat administration, 57 of these boys and girls are from Tanakpur while the remaining 34 are from Champawat who have managed to clear the examination conducted for the recruitment.

Theft of telephone cables continues: The instances of theft of telephone cables continue in different parts of Nainital district. It is learnt that the miscreants have managed to steal cable to the tune of over Rs 5 lakh over the last eight months. The cases of theft have been reported from various parts of the district, including Nainital, Bhawali, Bhimtal and Jyolikote. The police has been unable to nab the culprits till now. Meanwhile, the thefts have been leading to massive disruptions in the services.

Cop arrested for misbehaving with girl: A policeman was taken into custody on Tuesday evening after a girl student charged him with having misbehaved with her in a state of inebriation. According to sources, the accused, identified as Girish of Ramnagar, not only misbehaved with the girl while going towards Ramnagar in a bus but also kicked her near Mangoli. This led to villagers getting angry and thrashing him and later handing him over at the Mallital police station. He was later sent for a medical examination.

Drive to check sale of expired food items: Officials led by Food Safety Officer Yogita Tewari have initiated a drive to check the sale of expired food items at various shops in Champawat district. Teams of officials have been going around taking samples from restaurants and hotels along with vegetable shops. The items found stale are being destroyed immediately. Even expired cold drinks that have been stocked are being destroyed. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners have been told to maintain proper sanitation at their establishments.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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