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Lt Guv at Golden Temple:
Virendra Kataria, the newly appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, paid obeisance at the Golden Temple, here, on Saturday.

57 court cases settled:
As many as 57 cases were settled at the monthly Lok Adalat held in all the three sub-divisions of the district. Karnail Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Muktsar, said 112 cases were resolved through amicable settlement.

Man held with illicit liquor: The police has arrested a man after allegedly recovering 850 litres of illicit liquor from his possession. Following a tip-off, a raid was conducted and Jabarjang Singh of Kothe Ran Singh Wale near Doda village was caught with the liquor, the police said. A case has been registered.

Complaint against official:
A complaint was lodged against a senior assistant Gurpreet Singh working at a primary health centre for allegedly passing lewd and casteist remarks on fellow employees in an inebriated condition. 



Students bring laurels:
Students of Desh Bhagat niversity School of Nursin, performed well. Maninder of scored 82.2 per cent, Jagdish 82 per cent, Inderpreet 81.5 per cent, Jaspreet 81.4 per cent, Navreet 81.2 per cent, Amarvir 80.8 per cent, Gurpreet 80.2 per cent and Harpreet 80 per cent.

Auditions for Hindi movie in Panchkula today:
Auditions for the roles of lead male and female actors in a Hindi psycho drama movie are scheduled for Sunday. Those interested may reach Saffron Touch Studio (SCO 28, second floor, Mansa Devi Complex) in Panchkula at 11 am.



Two arrested:
The Jatusana police raided a hideout near Guriani village, about 30 km from here, on Friday night and arrested Sanjay and Ramesh of Rohrai village. The police seized a countrymade pistol from them and said they were planning to loot passersby.

Dowry case: On a complaint filed by Preeti Sharma of Kharkhara village, near Dharuhera, the police has registered a case of harassment for dowry and criminal breach of trust against her husband Neeraj Sharma, father-in-law Rajender Bhardwaj and mother-in-law Usha Devi of the Dev Nagar area of Delhi. A police official said the matter was under investigation.

Trader robbed:
A cattle trader was drugged and robbed of Rs 2.5 lakh by some unidentified persons on a Haryana Roadways bus. The trader was found in unconscious condition at the Sirsa bus stand and shifted to the General Hospital here. Later, the police came to know about his identity as Rashid from Meerut, who was going towards Hanumangarh in Rajasthan for purchasing cattle.

The five-kg tumour removed at the medical college in Khanpur Kalan on FridaySonepat
Tumour removed:
Gynaecologists removed a five-kg tumour from the ovary of a newly married woman at the BPS Government Women Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, on Friday. Dr RC Siwach, Director of the medical college, said the tumour was equal in size to a newborn.

The five-kg tumour removed at the medical college in Khanpur Kalan on Friday. Photo: BS Malik



Chancellor’s trophy:
The SS Jeena campus of Kumaon University at Almora has won the Chancellor’s trophy in sports this year. Acting Vice-Chancellor of Kumaon University Dr HS Dhami gave away the trophy. “We have also announced a reward of Rs 15,000 to Miniks Saun of Pithoragarh and Rs 10,000 to Shalini Sharan Sinha of Kashipur for their extraordinary performances in the competition,” said Dhami.

Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Uttaranchal IT Traders Assocation at Capri Trade Centre, Dehradun, on Saturday.
Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Uttaranchal IT Traders Assocation at Capri Trade Centre, Dehradun, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir.

43 units of blood collected:
The Uttaranchal IT Traders Association in assistance with the Indian Medical Association organised a blood donation camp at Capri Trade Centre, Dehradun, on Saturday. A total of 150 persons donated their blood at the camp, leading to a collection of 43 units of blood. The association president Naresh Batra along with other association members Ankit Arora, Ankit Jain, Sanjay and Gurmeet were present on the occasion.

Illegal hoardings to go: The Dehradun Municipal Corporation will start a campaign against illegal hoardings in Dehradun city, beginning July 29. The campaign will continue till August 13.

25 mules rescued: People for Animals, Uttarakhand Chapter, has claimed that rescue operation of stranded mules at Kedarnath has concluded. The PFA said a total of 25 mules were taken out from Kedarnath in the last phase of rescue operations. The PFA will reward six local youths that helped PFA in the rescue operations.

Kerosene for flood-hit: Kerosene will be distributed at petrol stations in the disaster-hit Rudraprayag. Uttarakhand Principal Secretary Food Radha Raturi said 20 kl of kerosene had been sent to Rudraprayag for distribution. She said the Rudraprayag civil supplies officer had been directed to ensure that kerosene is distributed to the residents free of cost.

Leopard trapped:
The Forest Department has trapped a four-year-old leopard, which had created panic among villagers of the Bhimtal area of the district, and brought it to the Ranibagh rescue centre for treatment. The village women had injured the leopard after it was trapped. They demanded that the animal be shot dead. “After treatment and ensuring that it is not man-eater, the leopard will be released in the forest from where it was caught,” said Dr Parag, Madukar Thakate, DFO, Nainital forest division.

Three held with rare turtles:
The Jaspur police has arrested three youths and seized a haul of rare varieties of turtles from the car they were travelling in. The police on a tip-off intercepted the car and arrested the youths, who were travelling to Dineshpur. “Besides numerous small turtles, there were four big ones which would have fetched lakhs of rupees in the international market,” said Satish Babu, a police officer.

Mansarowar yatra ends:
The Kailash Mansarowar yatra has ended. Considering the ITBP report on damaged routes, the Ministry of External Affairs has disallowed the remaining four batches of pilgrims from proceeding on the yatra. Only the first batch of pilgrims could visit Kailash Mansarowar this year. “With the government refusing permission to the remaining four batches to proceed on the yatra, the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam has lost over Rs 2.72 crore of business which the pilgrimage would have generated. There were 18 batches expected to complete the yatra this year,” said DK Sharma, general manager, KMVN.

Nanda Devi mela from Sept 10: The annual Nanda Devi festival will be organised from September 10 to 18. The Ram Sevak Sabha has started preparations for the festival. To maintain the traditional form of the mela, 24 subcommittees of the organising committee were formed on Saturday .

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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