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Two major thefts rock Doon
Burglars dig tunnel to enter sanitary shop
Cash, jewellery taken away from BSNL officialís house

Dehradun, September 6
Two major thefts, one after the other, rocked the city today. The city police had not yet got over the shock over the way a theft of Rs 2.5 lakh was committed in a sanitary shop when burglars dug a tunnel on the busy Saharanpur Road, that the news of another big theft, of around Rs 20 lakh, at the residence of a BSNL official on Sahastardhara Road, came.
Police officials examine a shop, which was burgled at the Saharanpur chowk, in Dehradun on Thursday. Police officials examine a shop, which was burgled at the Saharanpur chowk, in Dehradun on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir

Police working to be monitored in Haridwar : DIG 
Haridwar, September 6
With crime on the rise in Haridwar district - which is higher in comparison to other 12 districts of Uttarakhand - Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dehradun Range, Sanjay Gunjiyal, has decided to monitor on a regular basis police working in the district.

 


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Violation of norms
Telecom towers being installed in residential areas 
Haridwar, September 6
Though the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation exposure limits for telecom towers have been lowered to the 1/10th of the existing limits, the mobile phone service providers are blatantly violating the new norms by installing towers in the residential areas in Haridwar.

Portion of Kohinoor Building falls
Mussoorie, September 6
Following the overnight rain, a portion of the Kohinoor building collapsed around 8 am today instilling fear among the residents. Fortunately, their was no casualty as the labourers residing in the building had left for work 15 minutes before its collapse.

Anit vs Vinod in MPG College elections
Mussoorie, September 6
Anit Kumar from the National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Vinod Singh from the ABVP filed their nomination papers for the post of president of the Mussoorie Postgraduate College elections here.

Students' union elections
Aryan Group candidate gets leaders' support
Aryan Group members along with Santosh Mohan Pant, their candidate for the post of general secretary, in the DAV (PG) college studentsí union elections. Dehradun, September 6
Student leaders of DAV (PG) College today extended their support to Satish Mohan Pant of Aryan Group, a student organisation, for the post of general secretary in the studentsí union elections of the college.


Aryan Group members along with Santosh Mohan Pant, their candidate for the post of general secretary, in the DAV (PG) college studentsí union elections. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir

Suicide bid by boy
Dehradun, September 6
Shailender Kumar, who lived in a rented accommodation on Tyagi Road, attempted to commit suicide here today. However, he later told the owner of the house that he had consumed some poisonous substance.

Doon United beat CT Youngs 3-1
Dehradun, September 6
A match in progress during the Lala Nemi Dass Memorial District Football League in Dehradun on Thursday. Doon United beat CT Youngs 3-1 in a match in the Lala Nemi Das Memorial Football League here today. Amit Kumar scored the first goal for Doon United in the 25th minute of the match while Pradeep and Amit Chandel scored the second and the third goal in the 45th and 69th minutes, respectively. Ayush was the lone scorer for CT Youngs.

A match in progress during the Lala Nemi Dass Memorial District Football League in Dehradun on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir

Summer Valley School, St Thomas College win B'ball matches
Dehradun , September 6
Summer Valley School, St Thomas College, Carman School and Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, won their respective matches in the 8th Gardener Silver Jubilee Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Girls, 2012, played at the multi-purpose auditorium of St Thomas College here today.

Cambrian Hall, Morovian International School register wins in football
Dehradun, September 6
On the third day of the Council Schools Senior Boys' Football Tournament, four matches were played. The first match was played between Cambrian Hall and Summer Valley, which was won by Cambrian Hall by a lone goal. The winning goal was scored by Aman Bisht in the 42nd minute of the game.



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Two major thefts rock Doon
Burglars dig tunnel to enter sanitary shop
Cash, jewellery taken away from BSNL officialís house

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, September 6
Two major thefts, one after the other, rocked the city today. The city police had not yet got over the shock over the way a theft of Rs 2.5 lakh was committed in a sanitary shop when burglars dug a tunnel on the busy Saharanpur Road, that the news of another big theft, of around Rs 20 lakh, at the residence of a BSNL official on Sahastardhara Road, came.

Owner of Shiva Sanitary Shop on Saharanpur Road Ashok Gupta said he was bewildered to see his shop broken into as he opened it at 9 in the morning. A tunnel of 2.5 feet was dug up from a drain flowing nearby to break into his shop. The thieves failed to carry three bags full of coin currency and left them in the drain itself. Ironically, there is a police picket just in front of the shop. The police

personnel on duty could not get a whiff of the activity which continued throughout the night and must have made a lot of noise as well.

The road where the shop is situated is also one of the busiest roads which leads to the railway station and the ISBT as well, and remains lit up in the night. Gupta locked the shop at 9.30 at night, which shows the thieves worked laboriously throughout the night to dig the tunnel through a stinking drain. Gupta said now he could not leave cash behind in the shop, nor could he carry it with him on the way as he feared he might be killed on the way or at home. He put labourers on work to repair his shop and hired a guard for the night.

President of Doon Traders' Association Vipin Nagliya said: " Traders are feeling highly insecure as every second or third day the shops are being looted. It has become difficult to do business in the city."

They met Senior Superintendent of Police Neeru Garg, who assured the association of further tightening the night patrolling in the main markets of the city. She also attached the two police personnel who were on duty in the picket with the police lines for negligence.

In another theft at the posh Govindpur locality on Sahastardhara Road, thieves entered the house of Additional General Manager, BSNL, Pradeep Kandpal, from the backdoor by cutting the grill. When schoolgoing children of Pradeep Kandpal and his wife, Malvika, a lecturer in SGRR College, reached home in afternoon, they saw the entire house ransacked and the grill broken from the rear.

A theft of gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh and cash of Rs 30,000 had been reported. The city police had hardly heaved a sigh of relief by cracking the high-profile theft at Sai Temple a few days ago, that these two thefts once again gave them sleepless nights. They could not get a clue in both the cases. The police is interrogating the persons who work in the sanitary shop. The Kandpal family members are doubting their servant, who left the job some time ago, and also the labourers who cemented the floorin the verandah on the backside quite recently. 

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Police working to be monitored in Haridwar : DIG 
Tribune News Service

Haridwar, September 6
With crime on the rise in Haridwar district - which is higher in comparison to other 12 districts of Uttarakhand - Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dehradun Range, Sanjay Gunjiyal, has decided to monitor on a regular basis police working in the district.

In the city to discuss the rising crime graph with police officials, DIG Sanjay Gunjiyal said that initiatives such as beat policing and usage of technology need to be undertaken on a large scale.

Talking to TNS, DIG Gunjiyal, who was earlier SSP, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar, said that though crime incidents were on the rise, the solving of cases of grievous crimes such as murder, loot and kidnapping was almost 90 pc during past three months.

"We have to give credit to Haridwar police for busting a large number of major criminal acts in a short span of time. But it is also a fact that in comparison to other districts, Haridwar is quite sensitive," said Gunjiyal.

On the directions and suggestions he was giving to SSP, Haridwar, Arun Mohan Joshi, Gunjiyal referred to time-tested measures such as night patrolling, beat patrolling, beefing up local intelligence and usage of modern technology such as CCTV and surveillance system to control the crime graph.

Pointing out that with Haridwar district, having border with crime sensitive districts of Uttar Pradesh, was an easy getaway point for criminals. Coordination of inter-state police was imperative.

With 100-odd industrial units being set up at Integrated Industrial Estate in Sidcul, DIG Gunjiyal stressed on tenant and labour verification on a large scale.

This, he termed, as imperative as most of the criminals caught in the past few months either were working or had worked at Sidcul-based factories.

"I have given instructions to SSP Joshi and SP KL Shah to review the working of Station House Officers and sub inspectors in-charge of police posts as any laxity could prove fatal later, " said Gunjiyal.

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Violation of norms
Telecom towers being installed in residential areas 
Sandeep Rawat
Tribune News Service

Haridwar, September 6
Though the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation exposure limits for telecom towers have been lowered to the 1/10th of the existing limits, the mobile phone service providers are blatantly violating the new norms by installing towers in the residential areas in Haridwar.
Two cellular mobile receptor towers on the rooftop of a building in a residential colony in Haridwar.
Two cellular mobile receptor towers on the rooftop of a building in a residential colony in Haridwar. Tribune photo: Rameshwar Gaur

The gross violation of norms by cellular service providers while installing towers, particularly on rooftops of residential and commercial buildings, has come to light in Haridwar.

According to sources, 38 of the 47 telecom towers in the city periphery have been installed without obtaining the requisite permission from the Haridwar Development Authority (HDA).

At least 12 companies have not even applied to the HDA for maps for installing towers.

Still worse, these companies have also not taken a no objection certificate (NOC) from the Fire Department though most of these towers have been installed in densely populated areas.

Notably, a fire incident was reported last year at the Ranipur-Chandracharya intersection market where a telecom tower was installed. In April this year, a similar fire incident was reported from the basement room of a tower at Shravan Nath colony as a generator had gone up in flames. The fire was extinguished after hours of efforts by firemen.

This exposed laxity on the part of the HDA as well as a nexus between the telecom companies and their agents who lured house owners into allowing them to install towers on their buildings.

Secretary of the HDA Girdhari Singh Rawat said earlier too such cases of violation were reported and the HDA had taken legal action against the offenders.

He added now in view of a potent threat to the lives of residents and property from these towers, the defaulting cellular companies would be identified and taken to task.

The records at the district Fire Department office also showed that the mobile phone companies had installed towers in the city without permission or an NOC.

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Portion of Kohinoor Building falls
Our Correspondent

Mussoorie, September 6
Following the overnight rain, a portion of the Kohinoor building collapsed around 8 am today instilling fear among the residents. Fortunately, their was no casualty as the labourers residing in the building had left for work 15 minutes before its collapse.

The portion of the Kohinoor building that collapsed due to incessant rains in Mussoorie
The portion of the Kohinoor building that collapsed due to incessant rains in Mussoorie

Around 600 buildings at Landour Bazaar have been termed as dangerous for living by the Disaster Management Department which has recommended their reconstruction in which the Kohinoor building figures on the top.

The owner of the building Virendar Rawat said the incident could have been avoided if his plea submitted 20 years ago for the renovation had been accepted by the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA).

The local MLA Ganesh Joshi also visited the site and directed the officials to shift the residents to a safer place as the other portion still intact could also fall at any moment.

The residents also demanded to give relaxation in the guidelines so that they were able to reconstruct their houses which were also in the state of dilapidation to avoid the repetition of such incident in near future.

Ganesh Joshi assured the people that he would talk to the authorities so that the buildings in Landor Bazaar were renovated before it's too late. 

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Anit vs Vinod in MPG College elections
Ajay Ramola

Mussoorie, September 6
Anit Kumar from the National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Vinod Singh from the ABVP filed their nomination papers for the post of president of the Mussoorie Postgraduate College elections here.

The nomination process for the student union elections began early this morning. Various students union organisations filed the nomination papers amid beating of drums and bursting of crackers.

Around 13 candidates from the NSUI, the ABVP, Aryan,etc filed their nomination papers.

The NSUI has entered into poll understanding with left wing students body All-India Student Federation (AISF) this year, whereas the ABVP has tied up with the Aryan Group and the Rock On for different posts in the elections.

The ABVP has fielded only one candidate for the post of president this year.

For the post of vice-president, Vinod Kumar from the AISF and Sunil Kumar from the Rock On group filed their nominations.

Mukesh Singh from the AISF and Amit Kumar from the Aryan will be contesting against each other for the post of general secretary. Raghuvir Singh from the NSUI and Himanshu Katiyar filed their nomination papers for the post of university representatives.

Anit vs Vinod in MPG College elections

Two women candidates are also in the fray with Manisha from the NSUI for the post of treasurer and Asha for joint secretary.

Sumit Kumar, Mohan Singh Menwal and Ritesh Singh are also in the fray for executive committee members.

The election officer Dr Ganga Sharan informed the media that the nomination process was completed peacefully in the presence of police force in the college.

He further said the college administration had demanded two platoons of the PAC to avoid any untoward incident on the day of counting scheduled for September 12.

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Students' union elections
Aryan Group candidate gets leaders' support
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, September 6
Student leaders of DAV (PG) College today extended their support to Satish Mohan Pant of Aryan Group, a student organisation, for the post of general secretary in the studentsí union elections of the college.

At a function organised by Aryan Group today, former vice president of the studentsí union of the college Deepal Kawasi along with other student leaders- Saurab Duseja, Saurab Malhotra and Aditya Kumar, announced his support to Satish Mohan Pant for the post of general secretary.

Rakesh Negi, patron of the group, said Aryan Group would perform excellently in the studentsí union elections. He said the students at DAV (PG) College were aware of the welfare activities undertaken by group leaders for the betterment of the students at the college. 

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Suicide bid by boy
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, September 6
Shailender Kumar, who lived in a rented accommodation on Tyagi Road, attempted to commit suicide here today. However, he later told the owner of the house that he had consumed some poisonous substance.

He was taken to Doon Hospital.

The police said the boy was not in a condition to tell anything. The house owner told it that Shailender hailed from Pauri Garhwal.

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Doon United beat CT Youngs 3-1
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, September 6
Doon United beat CT Youngs 3-1 in a match in the Lala Nemi Das Memorial Football League here today. Amit Kumar scored the first goal for Doon United in the 25th minute of the match while Pradeep and Amit Chandel scored the second and the third goal in the 45th and 69th minutes, respectively. Ayush was the lone scorer for CT Youngs.

The second match between Kumaon Club and Shivalik Club ended in a draw with both teams failing to score in the stipulated time.

Yesterday, Loco Football Club beat Uttarakhand Tigers 3-0 in a one-sided match. All the three goals were scored by Arjun Rawat, who exhibited some excellent football skills.
The second match between Gorkha Rangers and GA Boys ended in a draw with neither team scoring any goal.

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Summer Valley School, St Thomas College win B'ball matches
Tribune News service

Dehradun , September 6
Summer Valley School, St Thomas College, Carman School and Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, won their respective matches in the 8th Gardener Silver Jubilee Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Girls, 2012, played at the multi-purpose auditorium of St Thomas College here today.

Summer Valley School defeated Jaswant Modern School 8-4. St Thomas College beat Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy by 15-4, while Carman School trounced Moravian Institute by 6-4. Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, beat DAV Public School 10-7. 

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Cambrian Hall, Morovian International School register wins in football
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, September 6
On the third day of the Council Schools Senior Boys' Football Tournament, four matches were played. The first match was played between Cambrian Hall and Summer Valley, which was won by Cambrian Hall by a lone goal. The winning goal was scored by Aman Bisht in the 42nd minute of the game.

In the second match, Morovian International School played against Indian Cambridge.The results saw Morovian International emerge victorious 4-0. The first goal was scored by Thiaina in the 4th minute,

the second by Tenzing in the16th minute, the third by Rinsei in the 20th minute and the fourth by Aaron in the 40th minute.

The third match was played between Carman School (Premnagar) and Guru Nanak Academy. Carman School won 2-0. The first goal was scored by Adesh in the 20th minute, while the second goal was scored by Lokesh in the 56th minute.

The fourth match played was between Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy and Col. Brown Cambridge School, which was won by Col. Brown Cambridge School 3-0. All the goals were scored by Surasek. 

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