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‘Negligence’ leads to death:
Relatives of a snakebite victim, Gurpreet Singh, blocked road traffic near the town's main square on Saturday to protest alleged negligence of the health officials. They claimed the victim died as he was denied an anti-venom injection. Chief Medical Officer Dr Gulshan Rai, however, said Gurpreet was not given the injection as he was suffering from respiratory problem.

2 arrested with smack:
The police has arrested two Madhya Pradesh residents, Shambhu Lal and Gobind Lal, after allegedly recovering a kg of smack from their possession. The police, however, was yet to ascertain who the probable buyers were. Patiala SP (detective) Pritpal Singh Thind (below) said the duo was arrested from Dakala.

NCC academies open today:
Union Minister of State for Defence MM Palam Raju along with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate NCC Academy for Boys on Sunday. Prior to the inauguration in Ropar, the duo will inaugurate NCC Academy for Girls in Malout. 

Transport firm under lens:
The Vigilance Bureau on Saturday raided the office of a private transport consultant, Happy Goyal and Associates, in connection with a case registered against Motor Vehicle Inspector Rakesh Gupta under the Prevention of Corruption Act. DSP Mohinder Singh said the consultant's office had been sealed.



Senior Citizens’ Day: The Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association is all set to organise a month-long Senior Citizens’ Day celebrations. The celebrations will kick-off with a live concert by Rinku Kalia, winner of “Sa Re Ga Ma”, at Tagore Theatre on September 3.



Student killed:
A student of MM University was killed and two other were seriously injured when their car rammed into a tree near Mullana on Saturday. The deceased is identified as Vinit Bishnoi of Burj village in Sirsa. The injured, Rakesh Kumar and Umesh Rathi, had been admitted to Mullana Medical College. 

Three POs arrested:
Three proclaimed offenders were nabbed on Saturday and sent to 14-day judicial custody. The accused, who were booked in separate cases, were facing trials in different courts. After their arrests, they had been granted bail by the courts. Subsequently, they had been evading appearances before the courts during the course of the trials against them. 

Two held:
The police on Saturday has arrested two youths, Gurpal Singh and Amarinder Singh from Ladhuwas village for putting up objectionable pictures of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Facebook. A case under Sections 292 and 295 of the IPC has also been registered against them. 

Woman drowned:
A woman drowned in a pond at Matan village on Saturday. The incident took place when Santosh took her cattle to the pond for bath. Later, she also entered the pond when cattle did not come out after a long time. Unfortunately, she drowned in the pond. 

Statue unveiled:
Haryana Speaker Kuldeep Sharma unveiled the statute of late Om Prabha Jain at Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalya here on Saturday. Jain was a minister in Punjab and later in Haryana after its formation. PWD and Industries Minister Randeep Surjewala presided over the function. 

Man booked:
Som Prakash of Malikpur has alleged that Sushil Kumar Dhiman and his wife, Kanta Devi, residents of Indira Colony, Ratgal had received Rs 5.5 lakh on the pretext of giving a government job to his son by May-June 2009, but neither his son had been employed nor the money had been returned to him. A case has been registered. 

Party leader dies:
Deepak Goyal (40), in charge of the state Bharatiya Shiv Sena (BSS), died of cardiac arrest on Saturday. His funeral was largely attended at Ateli Mandi in Mahendergarh district. He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. 



Plaque damaged, case filed:
The police has registered a case against unidentified persons for damaging the plaque of the foundation stone laid by Chief Minister PK Dhumal on August 5 in the Mehla section of the Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department in the district. The case had been registered on the complaint of Chander Mohan, junior engineer of the Mehla section of the HP PWD. 

22 kg nag chhatri seized:
A man was held with 22 kg of nag chhatri, a medicinal herb, near Bhalei Nala, in the district on Friday. A team of police officials intercepted Vindro Ram and seized the herb from him.

1 killed in road accident:
One person was killed when the truck he was driving rolled down into a 200-ft gorge at Mali in the district on Thursday. Sanjay Kumar (38) of Ashapuri village had lost control over the vehicle. He was referred to the DRPGMC, Tanda, but was declared brought dead by doctors of there.

Minister reviews 20-pt plan: PWD Minister Gulab Singh Thakur (pic) said on Friday that 2.9 lakh job cards had been made under MNREGA and all targets set under the 20-point programmes would be achieved on time this year. Reviewing the 20-point programme meeting here, the minister said 19.55 lakh mandays had been generated under MNREGA in the district. 

2 held for stealing apples: The police on Wednesday night arrested Harish Kumar and Sunny, both residents of Kumi, Mandi, and impounded their Mohindra pickup. It also recovered 92 apple cartons and boxes they had stolen from the tents of apple farmers from Manali. Bhag Chand, a farmer from Shaleen, Manali, and Chaman Lal, a grower from Dobha, Manali, had informed the police about the theft.

2 school students injured:
Vishal and Rohit, both students of Government Senior Secondary School, Indora, were injured when the plaster of the roof of their school building fell on them on Friday morning. The injured were rushed to the local Community Health Centre. Principal Prabhati Jassal said she had already intimated the authorities concerned about the poor condition of the school building. Education Minister ID Dhiman said an inquiry would be held into the incident. 

Boy drowned in pond: Abhishek (12), son of Narinder Kumar of Bhanolli village, drowned in a pond, near Badni, on Friday morning. The deceased’s father is working in the Forest Department. Abhishek had gone to the pond for taking a bath. Passers-by saw the body floating and fished it out. A case has been registered under Section 174 of CrPC. — OC

Driver dies in road mishap:
One person was killed when a private truck met with an accident at Mali village, 15 km from here, on Friday night. The police said here on Saturday that a truck was on its way to Chadhiar from Kulu, when near Palampur the driver lost control on the vehicle and the truck fell into a 100-foot gorge. 



Old age pension:
The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Front on Saturday urged the state government to raise the old age pension of poor women and widows from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000 per month.

Students on Valley tour: A group of 82 students, belonging to the Kashmiri Pandit community, on Saturday embarked on a journey to explore their native places in the Kashmir valley. The seven-day-long tour ‘Kashmir darshan’ was flagged off by Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla on Saturday.

Liquor seized, driver held:
A truck driver was on Friday arrested by the police from the highway along with 108 pouches of excise liquor. He was smuggling them to Banihal from Jammu in his truck. The driver was arrested by a police party led by inspector Sukhdev Singh.

Arms recovered:
The security forces on Saturday busted a militant hideout in Kupwara district of north Kashmir and recovered a cache of arms and explosives. Police spokesman said the seizure included an AK-56 rifle, three magazines with 20 rounds, five mortar shells and three Chinese grenades. No one was arrested during the operation.



Salary withheld:
Uttarakhand Education Directorate has withheld August month’s salary of SGRR (PG) College teachers. The teachers on Saturday organised an emergency meeting and decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 7. Presiding over the meeting, Dr Harshvardhan Pant, a teacher, said it was strange that the salaries of the teachers for August had been withheld without any reason.

Training camp: State Congress Rajpur MLA Rajkumar has called upon the teachers to work with commitment. Addressing the valedictory function of a 10-day training camp for teachers at Government Girls Inter College, Rajpur Road, Dehradun, on Saturday, Rajkumar said parents had to think twice before sending their children to government schools due to poor quality of education.

Dharna enters 11th day: Uttarakhand Adhikari Karmchari Shikshak Sangharsh Morcha's dharna in front of the State Assembly continued for 11th day on Saturday. The morcha is demanding implementation of court’s order on doing away with quota in promotions in state government jobs. The employees at the dharna site pledged to continue with the protest till the court order was accepted by the government.


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