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Vehicle looted
: Four miscreants forcibly took away an Innova MUV vehicle after assaulting its owner Om Parkash of Nai Abadi on the Kandhwala-Amarkot road. As per the FIR, the victim was returning after dropping some passengers at Waryamkhera village. The accused signaled him to stop and sought his help, but later attacked him and fled with his vehicle.

Non-teaching staff protest: The non-teaching staff at the DAV campus here observed a strike to express resentment over non-payment of arrears of the revised pay grades since 2006 by the state government. Staff union president Surinder Sharma said an instalment of eight per cent Dearness Allowance hike had also not been paid.

77 kg poppy husk seized: The police and Narcotics Cell seized 77 kg of poppy husk from four people riding motorcycles at different locations. Baldev Singh and Gursewak Singh of Kaboolshah Khubban and Mangal Singh and Satpal Singh of Patrewala have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

HC lawyer honoured for research work:
Harpreet Sandhu, former Additional Advocate-General, Punjab, was on Tuesday facilitated by the Chief Justice of India, Justice P Sathasivam, for comparative research work and for authoring "Indo-European Legal System - a Comparative Study". At a Law Day function at the Supreme Court in Delhi, he was given a Certificate of Honour. A number of Judges, besides the Union Law and Justice Minister attended the function.

Pathankot bandh flops:
The much publicised bandh in Pathankot, which was called by various Hindu organisations against alleged police inaction in arresting suspects involved in the death of 12 bovines last week, proved to be a flop show with the BJP distancing itself from the proceedings. Pathankot BJP MLA Ashwani Sharma and senior leader SK Punj said there was no need for the organisations to take such a drastic step to address the problem.

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Undertrial escapes:
An undertrial, Sukhdev Singh of Jhugian Peerbakash village, escaped from the local judicial court complex on Monday evening. The city police have registered a case against Head Constable Sakattar Singh and the undertrial. Sources said the accused was brought to the court for a case hearing. He managed to gave a slip to the accompanying policeman and escaped.



UKD (A) demand Gairsain as state capital:
The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (Airy) has reiterated its demand for according the permanent capital status to Gairsain. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, party chief Kashi Singh Airy said when the state government had laid the foundation stone of the new Assembly building at Gairsain, then what was the need of constructing another building in Dehradun.He said the UKD would continue its agitation till Gairsain was accorded the permanent capital status. Referring to the panchayat elections in the state, Airy alleged the ruling party had reserved certain seats as per its suitability and to ensure that they win the maximum number of seats. He, however, said the UKD (Airy) had made all preparations for the polls and formed a committee to be headed by former MLA Pushpesh Tripathy. He said a membership campaign would soon be carried out under the guidance of Harish Pathak.

Dobhalwala college gets science lab: Martyr Lt Prateek Acharya Government Inter College, Dobhalwala, has got a science laboratory. The multipurpose laboratory was inaugurated on Tuesday by Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi. Principal of the school Surendra Singh Bisht said the need of a multipurpose science laboratory in the school was being felt for quite some time. He said students of higher classes would now have a facility of undertaking practical classes. Bisht, who joined the college as principal in August this year, said he was now focusing on improving Classes X and XII results. Bisht said the school was also planning to conduct remedial classes for weak students. Those who are weak in studies will be given extra classes free of cost in these remedial classes, he said. He said the school has total strength of 129 students. He said most of the students here came from poor sections of society. TPS Parmar from Shri Ram Mahesh Interprizes on the occasion announced instruments worth Rs 25,000 free of cost to the school’s new science laboratory. A Dobhalwala resident, Santosh Pant, donated 25 woollens to students.

Students to launch cleanliness drive: Engineering students have decided to launch a cleanliness drive in the city. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, founder chairman of the International Youth Society of Eco-friendly and Renewable Technology Rakesh Biswas said under the first phase of the campaign, namely "Pratigya", they would clean the Clement Town locality. “Twenty dustbins will be installed in the locality, besides distributing small bins to the Clement town residents,” said Biswas adding the campaign would continue till January next year. Biswas said under the campaign, dustbins, notebooks and paper bags would be made from waste papers in various universities of Dehradun. He said they would also come up with innovative green technologies and products based on solar energy. They would launch products like eco-friendly batteries that could be used to generate electricity.


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