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Child crushed to death: Six-year-old boy Binder Singh was crushed to death by an unidentified car as he was crossing the city bypass near Alamgarh terminal here on Saturday. Son of a saw mill worker, he was accompanied by his mother. The driver sped away after hitting the boy, sources said.

Intercity train delayed: The Haridwar intercity train was held up here for three hours on Saturday as the engine developed a fault. Hundreds of commuters were inconvenienced. The train finally left at 8 am after the Station Superintendent arranged another engine from Bathinda.

3 held under NDPS Act: The CIA on Saturday arrested Uday Yadav of Azeemgarh with 1 kg of marijuana here. In another incident, canter driver Harinder Singh and his assistant Devinder Singh of Baghapurana were held with 5 kg of poppy husk that was being smuggled into the state from Rajasthan. Cases under the NDPS Act have been registered.


Security up for Lahore bus: A day after the Youth Congress activists stopped the Delhi-Lahore bus 'Sada-E-Sarhad', the Amritsar (rural) police has beefed up security to avert recurrence of any such incident. Sources said around 250 policemen had been deputed to prevent agitators from disrupting the bus service. They said the bus would be accompanied by six escort pilot vehicles as compared to two earlier.


DTO’s remand extended:The Duty Magistrate on Saturday extended the police remand of arrested former District Transport Officer (DTO) Bhupinder Mohan Singh by two more days. The police had arrested the DTO on Thursday for cheating and forgery during his one year stint as DTO, Bathinda. Investigating Officer DSP Ranjeet Singh pleaded with the court that the police needed to recover more files in the case.


Land dispute: Man kills son: A farmer allegedly shot dead his son over a land dispute in Toor village of the district on Saturday. Lakhwinder Singh, village sarpanch, said the panchayat had a dispute with a few people regarding the ownership of a plot in the village. He said though Gurdev Singh supported the panchayat on the issue, his son Anokh Singh was against it. This morning, the duo had an argument after which Gurdev allegedly shot his son dead. 


Civil hospital gets new SMO: Dr Jaswinder Singh has joined Phagwara Civil Hospital as Senior Medical Officer. Dr Rajiv Gupta, the outgoing SMO, has been transfered to Baja-Khana in district Faridkot.

1 booked for fraud: The police has booked a travel agent Bahadur Ram of Palahai Road, Phagwara for allegedly duping Suraj of Rs 5.50 lakhs on the pretext of sending him to Italy. The complainant said the accused has not returned his passport neither his money. No arrest has been made so for.


Cong to list jobless youth: The Congress will help 1,000 unemployed youths register themselves in the employment exchanges from every assembly constituency in the state so they can claim the Rs 1,000 unemployment allowance promised by the SAD-BJP government. Barnala MLA Kewal Singh Dhillon, Congress party chief for Sangrur district, said the SAD-BJP government had deceived the youth by claiming to either get them jobs or give them Rs 1,000 monthly unemployment allowance.





Guv to hoist Tricolour  at Kurukshetra: The state-level Independence Day function will be held at Kurukshetra where Governor Jagannath Pahadia will unfurl the National Flag. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will hoist the National Flag at Sonepat. Speaker Kuldeep Sharma will unfurl the Tricolour at Yamunanagar, Deputy Speaker Akram Khan at Hisar, Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha at Ambala and Power Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav at Panipat. 

Applications for innovative awards invited: The Haryana Innovation Council will give 34 awards to youth for providing innovative ideas for improving governance, public service and technology under the Youth Ingenuity Appreciation Awards. The awards would be given in two categories namely scheme-related ideas and technology-related ideas. The applicants would have to send their ideas by September 5 by email to myideaharyana@gmail.com in a word document. The subject line of the email must contain “Young Thinkers”. The ideas could also be sent by post to the Science and Technology Department, Sector 2, Panchkula, he added. 


Admission process for  BEd course begins: Chaudhary Devi Lal University has set in motion the process of admission to the BEd course in various colleges in Haryana. The university, which has been assigned the job of admission process, started receiving online applications. Dr SK Gahlawat, Dean of Colleges and Convener for the BEd admissions 2013-14, said applications for the government and government-aided colleges could be made from August 7 to 21 while those for private colleges could be filed till August 31.


Members of the Punjabi Biradari Welfare Society distribute saplings in Dehradun on Saturday.
Members of the Punjabi Biradari Welfare Society distribute saplings in Dehradun on Saturday. A Tribune photo


Punjabi biradari helps plant 350 trees: The Uttaranchal Punjabi Mahasabha in association with the Punjabi Welfare Biradari conducted a tree sapling distribution programme in Doon Vihar Colony, Rajpur road. A total of 350 tree saplings were planted in the locality. President of Punjabi Welfare Biradari KK Bhalla, said their association will continue to distribute tree saplings in different localities of Dehradun in the rest of rainy season. He said Dehradun has witnessed sharp fall in green cover and large scale plantation of trees was the need of the hour.

UKD pays tributes to Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi: The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal leaders offered tributes to late Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi. In his brief address at the UKD office at Gandhi Road, party leader PD Raturi said the dream of true Uttarakhand as envisaged by Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi will only be realised when Gairsain becomes permanent capital of the state. Bahadur Singh Rawat, DD Sharma, Yogeshwar Rana and Virendra Singh Bisht were also present on the occasion.

IAS oficer Durga, a symbol of strength: Jugran: Uttarakhand Rajya Andolankari Parishad's former chairman Ravindra Jugran has described suspended Uttar Pradesh IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal as symbol of strength in the country. In a statement issued here, Jugran said young Durga Shakti Nagpal was an inspiration for the youth of the country, who want to work with dedication and sincerity.

Kisan Morcha flays Pak for killing Indian soldiers: Jawan Kisan Morcha has condemned killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistan. At a meeting of morcha held in Dehradun, the speakers urged the centre to give a befitting reply to Pakistan for its act. They also demanded that the Centre must take responsibility of the family members of the soldiers that have attained martyrdom in the incident. — TNS


Nanda Devi festival: The Nanda Devi festival will be organised from September 10 at Almora. The main programme will be organised on September 12. Almora District Magistrate Akshat Gupta said at a meeting that all arrangements for the festival would be completed before the festival begins. “We have also decided to put solar lights on the Nandarajjat yatra route. The festival is beginning from August 29 and the officials have been instructed to make arrangements for water, sanitation and health facilities,” said the DM.


Additional BDO booked: A case has been registered against the Additional BDO, Bageshwar, for using ration meant for disaster victims. “KS Mahra is accused of putting ration bags in his vehicle against the caution of the chaukidak of the TRC, Soong, Kapkot, where ration was being distributed among the victims,” said KS Rawat, thana in-charge, Bharari town, Bageshwar district. He said permission of the Bageshwar District Magistrate had been sought to arrest the official.


Eid celebrations: Shopkeepers and other businessmen at Mall Road in Nainital had a good day on Eid, as a large number of tourists thronged the city. “It is for the first time after the flood fury that tourists in such large numbers were seen in the town. Due to rain, our business was a little dull, but we are hopeful of good tourist flow in the coming days,” said Kewalanand Joshi, a restaurant owner at Mall Road.


Engg college at Tanakpur: A government engineering college will be opened at Tanakpur in Champawat district, in which the academic session in five trades will be starting from next year. This would be the fourth government engineering college in the state. Congress MLA Hemesh Kharkwal said the college was being opened along with a veterinary college at Nariyal Gaon in Champawat and nursing college at Champawat district headquarters. (Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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