Mahant’s body found: The body of a mahant of Dera Baba Rajpuri at Keroak village, who had been missing for the past two days, was found in a village pond on Friday. The villagers suspect that the mahant had been murdered. A police team reached the spot.
Advocates and members of the Hindu Jagran Manch burn an effigy of China in protest against the Chinese incursion, in Karnal on Saturday.
Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar
BILASPUR: Prakash Chand lost his tent house equipment in a fire which broke out at the Sunhanni bazaar near Barthin, 38 km from here, on Thursday night. He estimated the loss at Rs 2 lakh. People helped in extinguishing the flames, but everything was reduced to ashes.
Rape accused surrenders:
Dinesh Kumar of Amarpur village, near Ghumarwin, surrendered at the Ghumarwin police station on Thursday night. He was charged with the rape of a minor girl of Panol village near here. On April 22, the victim's parents had lodged an FIR at the Ghumarwin police station accusing Dinesh of the girl's rape. The police had also got the girl medically examined. The accused
was sent to police custody for two days by a
CHAMBA: Sports material was destroyed in a fire that broke out at the district sports office near the police ground here this morning. The loss caused was being assessed. Superintendent of Police BM Sharma said a case was registered on a complaint of District Sports Officer Sudesh Kumar.
Sports material gutted
Dalai Lama releases a book on wildlife: The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetans, released a book entitled "Wildlife of Himachal" authored by Sanjay Dhiman, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Dalhousie. The Dalai Lama was here in Dalhousie on Sunday. It was the ninth book of the author.
Almora: Teachers who have been appointed in primary schools to complete six months apprentice after the completion of training and qualifying TET staged a demonstration at the district collectorate on Saturday, demanding permanent appointment.“We have been appointed in schools situated in remote and tough terrains. But the government is not making any efforts to fulfil our demand for permanent appointment," said Bhuwan Sirari, convener of the demonstration. The teachers have threatened to launch an agitation if their demand was not met at the earliest.
Teachers hold protest
Bageshwar: The district administration has sealed two soft stone mines in the district and recovered 1,100 bags of soft stones from their premises. “Mathra mines and Rankot soft stone mine were involved in illegal mining. Earlier, these had been served notices to stop the same, but the mines continued the illegal activity,” said Rajpal Legha, district mines officer, Bageshwar.
2 soft stone mines sealed
LPG dealers protest before Additional District Magistrate Harak Singh Rawat in Dehradun on Saturday.
LPG dealers hold protest:
LPG dealers on Saturday staged a demonstration at Dehradun district headquarters alleging harassment at the hands of miscreants. The protesters, who submitted a memorandum to Additional District Magistrate Harak Singh Rawat, said some miscreants stopped an LPG cylinder delivery vehicle on Turner Road a few days ago and manhandled its driver. The driver somehow managed to save himself and prevent hoodlums from taking away the cylinders. The demonstrators sought action against the miscreants.
Staff hail Chief Secy:
The Uttarakhand State Employees Federation has expressed happiness at Subhash Kumar taking over as the new Chief Secretary of the state. At a meeting held in Dehradun, federation president Thakur Prahalad Singh said he was hopeful that now development works would gather pace in the state. Sweets were also distributed at the meeting.
Coca Cola plant opposed:
Uttarakhand Mahila Manch has opposed the setting up of a Coca Cola plant at Vikasnagar. Manch president Kamla Pant said the Coca Cola plant would use a large amount of Yamuna water leading to water scarcity in the region. She accused the state government of compromising with the interests of the people to give benefit to big multinational companies.
The trauma centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, will start functioning from July. The Union Health Ministry has issued order for the speedy construction of the trauma centre. Joint Secretary of the Union Health Ministry Sandeep Naik, who himself visited the AIIMS, has reviewed the progress of the works.
Kashipur: The Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board has directed two paper mills in the Terai region of Udham Singh Nagar to stop production, as these have failed to fulfil the required pollution control norms. “The mills have shown no interest in applying for pollution norms and repairing chimneys despite directions by the board in February,” said DK Joshi, regional officer of the board. “If the mills failed to abide by these instructions, these will be sealed,” he added.
2 mills told to stop production
Will make Pithoragarh litter-free: Khati: Nagar Palika Parishad Chairman Jangat Singh Khati has resolved to make Pithoragarh free from litter and stray animals, besides developing it into a tourist city. “I had initiated various development works during my first tenure from 2003-08. However, due to a lackluster attitude of the former, chairman, the projects could not be completed, said Jagat Singh Khati, after taking the oath as new chairman of the Nagar Palika Parishad, Pithoragarh, on Saturday.
Ramnagar: Residents of villages adjoining the Corbett National Park have opposed the Centre’s notification earmarking eco-sensitive zones in national parks and sanctuaries last year. They alleged the Centre was trying to snatch their rights in the name of eco-sensitive zone.
Centre’s notification opposed
(Compiled by BD