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Dera Bassi
Industrial policy hailed
: The Industrial Association, Dera Bassi, has appreciated the new industrial policy of the state government during a meeting held here on Friday. The Association said under the new industrial policy, all approved industrial parks attract a minimum of 50 per cent paybacks by way of incentive for their fixed capital investment. Director of the Hansa Industrial Park Arun Gupta said the government had considered the approved industrial parks and industrial estates in the new policy. The Association wanted that new investments made by existing units should also be considered under the policy.



PGI staff express resentment
: The PGI Employees’ Union has expressed resentment over the 'delay' in filling of the posts of pharmacist. There are 36 sanctioned posts, but only 15 have been filled so far. Of the pharmacists, two will retire this year. In June 2013, 13 posts were advertised. The last date for the filing of applications was July 10. A written test was conducted in September 2013. Seventy candidates were shortlisted. "But the scrutiny committee has failed to check the credentials of candidates," members of the union stated. The union has appealed to the PGI administration to fill all sanctioned and vacant posts.



Accident claims biker’s life:
A man was killed and his brother injured when a speeding car hit their motorcycle near Thol Chowk village of Ismailabad, 25 km from here. Mohan Lal of Udaypur, district Ambala, was killed on the spot while his brother Sher Singh was injured.

Quack arrested:The police, along with a team of doctors, raided Saain Clinic in Shahbad’s Mohalla Satyanagar and arrested the proprietor, Maya Devi besides recovering medicines and other material. She was arrested for offering medical treatment without a degree and for selling medicines without authorisation. The action was in response to a police complaint made by the SMO, Community Health Centre, Shahabad.

Chess win for school boy:
Sonepat lad Harshit Arya won an international chess championship at the 2nd Gurgaon Open International Grand Master Chess tournament played at Suncity World School, Gurgaon, in the first week of January. The win brought him a cash prize of ~10,000. The tourney was for competitors with World Chess Federation rating under 1,300 points. Around 250 players from 12 countries took part in the tournament. Arya studies in the class IV at Janki Das Kapoor Public School.

Police aim at accessibility:Under its “Police Aapke Dwar” programme, the Sonepat police have introduced a booth system in every beat area. The first booth was set up today in the Kundli police station area. SP Arun Singh said “The booth system will ensure round-the-clock availability of police personnel in the beat areas. At police stations we have introduced a window system for writing the complaints of illiterates.”



Man held with 150-gram charas:Raipur police have arrested a person during a regular checking on Thursday night and recovered 150-gram charas from his possession. According to the police, Amit Kaushik hails from Shamli and has been involved in drug trade for the last couple of years. He has many customers whom he used to sell the banned substances. Amit has been sent to jail after he was presented before the court here today.

20 dumpers seized:In its drive against illegal mining, Dehradun police have seized 20 dumpers carrying illegally mined material in Patel Nagar police station area. The checking was carried out under the leadership of Circle Officer Swantra Kumar. On the other hand, the Doiwala police have also seized two dumpers on same charges. According to the police, the drivers of the dumpers told them that they pay money to police personnel and the Forest Department guards for a free passage.

Nav nirman sangh dharna:Demanding strict implementation of labour laws, Uttarakhand Nav Nirman Majdoor Sangh today staged a dharna outside Hindi Bhavan in Dehradun. Led by TS Negi, Uttarakhand Nav Nirman Majdoor Sangh members asserted that workers keep an important role in development of the state.

Road Safety Week begins today:Dehradun police are going to observe Road Safety Week from January 11 to 17 in the state capital to create awareness about road safety among the city residents. On the first day, the traffic police will organise a motor cycle rally from clock tower in a bid to create awareness. Experts will be called to speak on important issues related to road safety.


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