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ICP importers to meet Shinde over tariff hike:
Following the Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) denial to roll back the hike in storage tariff and weighment charges at Attari Integrated Check Post (ICP), the Indian importers are now planning to approach Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to air their concerns about how the move had adversely hit the trade.

YAD leader kills self:
A Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader reportedly shot himself to death in Misriwala village in Faridkot on Saturday. The deceased, Hardeep Singh, was a former sarpanch of his village while his wife is a sitting sarpanch. The parents of the deceased are settled in Canada. The cause of the suicide is not yet known.

Man hacked to death 

A 70-year-old man was hacked to death allegedly by his son-in-law following a tiff in the district, police said on Saturday. A murder case has been registered against Surjit Singh, son-in-law of deceased Bansi Lal, they said. Bansi and Surjit entered into a verbal duel over phone on Thursday night. Later, Surjit entered Bansi's house after scaling the wall and allegedly killed him with a sickle in an inebriated condition.

Bhakra golden jubilee:
Union Minister of Water Resources Harish Rawat will be the chief guest at the Bhakra Dam golden jubilee celebrations here on October 22. The central government will also release a second commemorative stamp of the dam on the occasion.

Rs 69 lakh alcohol seized: The police has arrested two members of a gang that sold extra neutral alcohol in the black market. The police has seized 200 drums of ENA, 245 drums of sodium hypochlorite, 25 drums of serum, a Mahindra pick-up jeep, a Tata 407 jeep and Rs 2 lakh. The seized material was worth Rs 68.75 lakh. Rajesh Kumar alias Bobby and Samarjit Singh alias Sammi have been arrested.



4-year-old hit by speeding vehicle:
Pooja (4), daughter of Raj Kumar, a migrant daily wager, was hit by a speeding vehicle near Ghumarwin, last evening. The vehicle driver sped away from the spot. Pooja was rushed to the nearby hospital from where she was referred to the Regional Hospital here. Her condition was stated to be serious.


Three women killed in
train-car crash: Three women died at an unmanned railways crossing near Bajpur when the speeding train rammed into the car, in which they were travelling through the rail crossing. “When the car reached at the unmanned crossing near Badripura, a passenger train coming to Kashipur crushed the car” said Ila Giri, SDM of the sub-division. The car was being driven by Anuradha, wife of a businessman in the town.

B’day greetings for Ojha
: State Women Congress workers on Saturday celebrated the birthday of their national president Shobha Ojha. During a programme held at Congress Bhavan here, Uttarakhand Women Congress president Sarojini Kainthura wished her a long life. Several Women Congress workers were present on the occasion.

Police parade: The Uttarakhand Police will organise Police Remembrance Parade on October 21. DGP BS Sidhu is overseeing preparations for the parade. The parade will be held at the Police Lines, Dehradun, and attended by senior police officials. It is being organised in remembrance of police martyrs. 

Bike stolen: A motorcycle was stolen from the parking of Heritage Wedding Point, Vikasnagar. The owner of the vehicle, Ajay Bhatt, said he had parked his motorcycle (UK 07 AP 8718) in the parking lot of Heritage Wedding Point. A case has been registered in this regard. 

Dowry case registered: A case of dowry harassment has been registered with the Kotwali police. Gurpreet Kaur, a resident of Gandhi Gram, alleged that her husband Charanjit Singh and his family members had been harassing her for past many months for want of dowry. The police is investigating the matter.

Employees stage dharna: In support of their demand for better pay and perks, state government employees continued with their strike on Saturday. The agitated employees staged a dharna at the Parade Ground. The employees also raised slogans against the state government. 

DM issues order for vehicle registration for mining
: The process of registration of over 7,000 vehicles has begun for transportation of sub-minerals from the river Gaula, at Haldwani as the mining is being opened from October 21, this year. “The process of registration has begun after the District Magistrate Arvind Singh Hyanki has issued working order for the forest divisions concerned for mining in the river bed,” said a forest official NC Pant. According to concerned forest official, the orders will now be issued by forest officials. According to Uttarakhand Van Nigam sources, before the final mining kick start, work of repairing the roads from exit gates to river bed is being taken up.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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