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Schoolgirls  honoured:
Deputy Director of Higher Education Bir Singh Negi honoured three schoolgirls of Jhandutta, Bilaspur district, who got the sixth and seventh positions in the HP School Board Class XII final exams recently. Surender Pal Sharma, Principal, Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Daslehada, said Priyanka Devi got the sixth position and Reena Soni the seventh. Nisha Kumari got the sixth position in commerce. The function was organised by Des Raj Kapur, Principal of GSSS at Kosariyan.

Pick-pocket arrested: The police at the Shri Naina Devi shrine arrested Tejender Pal of Ludhiana, Punjab, for pick-pocketing and recovered the stolen amount from him on Monday. The police took the help of CCTV cameras installed there and the pick-pocket was recognised and caught. The entire amount of Rs 4,500 was recovered from him which he had stolen from a pilgrim named Bhandari of Ludhiana, Punjab. Another devotee from Jalandhar lost his mobile phone.

Timber seized, two arrested:
Six sleepers were seized from two persons Raghuvir and Gama at Lahru checkpoint on the Chowari-Pathankot highway when they were smuggling the timber in a vehicle out of the district on Friday night, a police report said here on Saturday. A team of police officials was led by ASI Kuldeep Chand of Chowari police station. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Forest Act and the IPC had been registered and the accused were arrested.

Kidnapping  case lodged:
Bhim Singh, a resident of Drubla village, Mandi Sadar, on Sunday filed a complaint with the Sadar police station that some unidentified culprits had kidnapped his son from his native place. The police has lodged an FIR under Section 365, IPC, and assigned the case to Sub-Inspector Atti Devi.

MBE entrance test on June 28:
Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) will conduct the entrance test for MA in Business Economics (MBE) on June 28. Prof Suresh Kumar, Dean of Studies, said this here on Saturday. He added that forms for the entrance test must reach the office of the Chairman, Department of Economics, by June 17.

Poetry book released: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh released a book titled "Samkaleen Kavita Mein Lokchetna" by Dr Satya Narayan Sanehi here on Thursday. Releasing the book, the Chief Minister said this was the first critical edition on Hindi poetry written by a Himachali writer. He said the book would be of great use for Hindi writers, poets and research fellows. This is the third book written by Dr Sanehi, who hails from Tharech village of Shimla district. So far he has written more than 300 write-ups and poems.

Regulatory panel member resigns: JB Nadda resigned as a member of the State Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission here on Thursday. He was appointed Professor in the Management Department of Himachal Pradesh University by the previous BJP government in July 2012. Nadda was sanctioned three-year leave by the university to take up an assignment. The Congress government reviewed the decision and cancelled his leave. With more than eight-year service to go, he resigned as a member of the commission to re-join the university.



CM sends 'chaddar' to Chisti at Ajmer:
Uttarakhand Chief Minster has sent a 'chaddar' to the shrine of Muslim saint Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer. The CM and his wife Sudha Bahuguna wished for the welfare of the people of Uttarakhand.

Ban on entry of Uma sought: Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra chairperson Avadhash Kaushal has sought ban on the entry of Uma Bharati, G.D Aggarwal and Ramesh Pokhiriyal Nishank in any of the hydro-power project areas of Uttarakhand. Kaushal has sought from Uttarakhand their arrest under the National Security Act if the trio try to forcibly enter such an area. Kaushal has also demanded that the Pala Maneri (480 MW) and Bhairo Ghati (381 MW) hydro-projects begin without further delay.

Felling of trees resented: Citizens for Green Doon activists have resented the felling of trees at the Mussoorie Dehra Development Authority's (MDDA) under-construction complex at Dispensary Road in Dehradun. However, MDDA secretary Bansidhar Tiwari assured Citizens for Green Doon activists that the authority would plant a total of 600 trees in the coming monsoon in lieu of trees being felled at the Dispensary Road.

Taps at martyrs' memorial sought: The Uttarakhand Rajya Nirman Senani Manch has sought the installation of drinking water taps at the martyrs' memorial in Dehradun. Manch members alleged that the lack of the drinking water facility at the memorial caused a lot of inconveniences to the visitors at the memorial.


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