Kurukshetra Gurbaksh Singh of Rasulpur Saiyada village of Patiala district of Punjab was killed in an accident that took place near Shanti Nagar Kurari village, near here, while Satnam Singh of the same village was injured when their motor cycle was hit by a truck on Friday. Thana Jhansa police has registered a case.
1 killed in accident:
Rs 27 lakh:
The police has registered a case against Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Harigarh Borakh, Tabraj Alam of Khizrabad and Dr Javed of Benaras for allegedly duping Puran Singh of Harigarh Borakh of Rs 27 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.
Man held for duping: The police has registered a case against three persons for allegedly duping a person of Rs 27 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. District police chief Rakesh Kumar Arya on Saturday said that Puran Singh, a resident of Harigarh Borakh, had lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Harigarh Borakh, Tabraj Alam, resident of Khizrabad, and Dr Javed, resident of Benaras, had duped him of Rs 27 lakh for sending him abroad on or before June 15, 2012, but neither did he send him abroad
A woman allegedly attempted suicide after pouring kerosene on herself after a team of the panchayat department and police demolished her jhuggi near the auto market area here. The police nabbed the woman just when she about to light a matchstick.
Woman acquitted of murder charge: A local court on Saturday acquitted Anu Devi and her brother of charges of abetment to suicide in the case of death of Anu devi’s husband Priti Ram. The deceased had committed suicide by hanging himself at his house. The mother of the deceased had filed a complaint against the two on February 20, 2005.
MLA’s death mourned:
The death of former Congress MLA Rama Pant was mourned in Almora and Ranikhet on Saturday. “Rama Pant, who died three days ago due to Milo plastic syndrome disease, was from a veteran freedom fighter’s family of Almora district. She had been an MLA from the town. She continued to serve the people and remained in touch with various women empowerment movements even after her retirement from politics,” said PC Joshi, a veteran journalist of
Poll officers being briefed on EVMs in Dehradun on Saturday.
EVMs inspected: The district election authorities on Saturday inspected electronic voting machines as part of preparations for the civic body poll. Dehradun District Election Officer BVRC Purshottam presided over the meeting of poll officials and issued necessary directives towards ensuring free and fair poll
'Recharge natural water':
Potable Water Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani has stressed on recharge of natural water springs in the state. Presiding over a meeting in
Dehradun, Naithani said the fast depleting natural water resources, particularly in the hilly areas of the state, were a matter of concern.
With rising temperatures, Dehradun has started facing acute water scarcity. Several localities like
Kedarpuram, Arcadia Grant and Banjarawala have already started facing water scarcity.
Permission for campaigning:
More than 168 candidates contesting for the seats of ward member in the Haldwani Nagar Nigam have been given permission by the administration to hold public meetings and processions in the town. “The candidates have been allowed to hold public meetings and do campaigning on cycle-rickshaws keeping the model code of conduct in mind,” said AK
Verma, returning officer in Haldwani.
Kashipur Former Union minister and BJP leader Bachi Singh Rawat has said the party high command has made mistakes in the allocation of ticket for the civic body election this time. “The party high command ignored the suggestions made by some senior party workers in the selection of the candidate from Kashipur, causing dissatisfaction among them. They are now supporting an Independent candidate in Kashipur,” said
Ticket allocation row in BJP:
Rs 60 crore for power works:
Power Finance Corporation has approved Rs 60 crore for improving power transmission in Nainital, Haldwani and Ramnagar towns. According to sources, the works to replace heavy transformers with light ones, old electricity lines with new wires and planting insulated wires to check electricity theft will be started in the towns soon. “Consumers will be able to get rid of low voltage, besides frequent burning of transformers,” said CR Goswami, chief engineer, Uttarakhand Power Corporation.
Someshwar Tins carrying drinking water are selling at Rs 20 each in Someshwar town after the lone hand pump catering to the needs of nearby villages went out of operation. Local shopkeepers say besides the market, adjoining Pyulu and Hrtol villages are facing a drinking water crisis. “Even water taps have gone dry as the supply lines have been damaged. The local administration has done nothing to give relief to the people,” said Rajendra Kaira, a shopkeeper.
Water crisis in villages:
(Compiled by BD