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PAU staff meet DC: Representatives of the PAU Employees Union met the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Election Officer Rahul Tewari and demanded that appropriate help be provided to the family of an employee of PAU who had died while on poll duty. Pritpal Singh met an untimely death on May 21. He was on election duty for the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti election. He was 32. He is survived by wife and three children.

NFL appointment:
KK Chaturvedi, general manager, Nangal unit of National Fertilisers Limited (NFL), took over the charge of chief general manager after the retirement of AJS Kohli on Saturday. Chaturvedi, who studied at Indian Institute of Technolody (IIT), Roorkee and IIT-Delhi, had earlier held the charge of operation and maintenance at Nangal unit. 

Heroin seized from prisoner
: As many as 17 gm of heroin was seized from a prisoner lodged in the district jail here. Station House Officer of the City police station Harinder Singh said the contraband was seized from Swaran Singh of Rajo Ke village (Tarn Taran district), who was undergoing sentence under the NDPS Act. A case had been registered against him, he said, adding the accused would be produced in court on Monday.

Dhuri residents protest: In protest against the improper supply of drinking water, residents of Janta Nagar and Sangatpura Mohalla in Dhuri staged a dharna near Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib on Saturday. The residents raised slogans against the local municipal council authorities. The vehicular traffic remained affected for more than an hour.

Tarn Taran
Man killed in mishap:
Satpal Singh (46), a resident of Kairon village, was killed in a road accident near his village on Friday. The Patti police has lodged a report under 174 of the CrPC. Sources said the victim was returning to his village from Patti on his motorcycle when he allegedly lost control over the bike and rammed into a roadside tree.



Karnal MC fined
: The Karnal MC has been fined Rs 1 .43 lakh by the Haryana Vidyut Vitran Nigam for giving power connection to 20 streetlights in Daha village today. The MC employees connected the streetlights directly from the main lines illegally and when this act came into the notice of the power discom, the fine was imposed.

KU results:
Kurukshetra University on Saturday declared the results of BA 3rd semester and B.Sc (IT) 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester examinations held in December 2012. Dr Hukam Singh, Controller of Examinations, KU, said the result had been uploaded on KU website www.result.kuk.ac.in

Man dies in mishap: Ashok Kumar of Bana village was killed on the spot when a truck hit his motorcycle near Ranjeet Nagar, Shahabad, 25 km from here, on Friday evening. The police has registered a case in this connection.

2 arrested for theft: The police has arrested Mukesh Kumar and Balram, both residents of Kheri Shishgaran village, for stealing a tractor, which has been recovered from their possession. The police said they were produced in a court, which remanded them in judicial custody.



Hamirpur declared smoke-free dist
: Hamirpur DC Ashish Singhmar yesterday declared Hamirpur a smoke-free district on the World Anti-Smoking Day. He also instructed all officials to implement the anti-smoking law and fine those found smoking at public places.

Two get bail in suicide case
: The sessions court today granted interim bail to Vidya Devi and her son Dalip Kumar in a case of abetment to suicide and criminal intimidation. A woman had committed suicide after being threatened. The case would come up for hearing on June 10. Baddi DSP Narinder Kumar clarified that Vidya Devi had not been arrested.


Man gets 10-yr jail for rape:
The court on Saturday sentenced Ajay Kumar to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a seven-year-old girl two years ago in Karwa village of Reasi district. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict.

HC grants disability pension:
The High Court has directed the Centre to grant disability pension and other benefits to Dheeraj Mehra of the Dogra Regiment within four months. Mehra was enrolled in in 2005, and was treated at the Command Hospital, Lucknow, for acute psychotic breakdown.


Fire in Katyur valley forests:
Fire has been raging in several forests in the Katyur valley for the past seven days, but no firefighters have reached the spot. According to villagers, forests spread in 13 hectares have been destroyed in fire so far.

Participants at the Football Summer Camp at Marshall School Dehradun. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir
Participants at the Football Summer Camp at Marshall School Dehradun. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir

Football camp:
Uttarakhand State Football Referee Association and Dehradun Football Academy (DFA) joint Football Summer Camp is under way at The Marshall School playground in Jogiwala, Dehradun. The camp started on May 30 and will conclude on June 9. DFA secretary VS Rawat said the participants were being trained in all aspects of football. Warm-up exercises, motivation techniques and psychological tactics are being given due importance. A total of 50 players are participating this camp.

Capital status sought: Samajwadi Party leader Vinod Barathwal has sought permanent capital status for Dehradun. He said the state government should not create confusion and declare Dehradun as the permanent capital of Uttarakhand. He also asserted that Dehradun was most suited to become the permanent capital of the state.

Tracking crime: With an aim to implementing the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System in Uttarakhand, Shafi Alam, Director-General of Police in the National Crime Records Bureau Delhi on Saturday reviewed the progress of the project in the state. He said Uttarakhand was a small state and he was hopeful of speedy implementation of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System.

Hotel workers: The Dehradun Hotel Workers Union is organising its 51st convention. Inaugurating the convention, Trade Union leader KR Kashyap said the problems of hotel workers would be taken up in priority. He stressed that labour laws must be strictly implemented in the hotels.

Fire spreads in the forest of Bageshwar district on Saturday. 

Ban on mining till Sept:
Mining in all rivers of Kumaon has been banned till September. "The state earned a revenue of Rs 80 crore from mining in the rivers of Gaula, Dabka, Nandhor and Sharda this year," said NP Pant, SDO, Eastern Terai forest region.

HC orders to varsity:
The Nainital High Court has ordered Kumaon University to suspend counselling for BEd. The decision comes in the wake of a petition filed by some private colleges that stated that despite having NCET recognition, these had not been included in the list of colleges offering the course. "Besides colleges affiliated to the university, only two government and two financed colleges have been put on the list," said the petition presented in the court by Arihant Academic Institute.

DM holds meeting:
Newly appointed District Magistrate Neeraj Khairwal on Saturday held a meeting with district officials and told them that any laxity in work and achieving targets would not be tolerated. The District Magistrate said new work culture would be introduced in the district administration.

Tanakpur: Purnagiri Mela extended: In view of a large influx of pilgrims, Purnagiri Mela has been extended till June 15.However, security personnel called from outside the state have been sent back. The fair had begun on March 29 and was to conclude on May 3, said JS Rathor, SDM, Tanakpur.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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