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Varsity exams cancelled: Examinations were cancelled after mass copying in a private university came to light here on Saturday. Sources said university authorities conducted a raid following a tip-off. The exams were being held in a private school. The school management denied having any role in the illegal practice.


Govt doctor dismissed: The government has dismissed a lecturer-cum-medical officer of Government Medical College for allegedly tampering with his date of birth in his academic documents. It has recommended the college to register a case against Dr Mukhtiar Singh posted at the Department of Pharmacology. Research and Medical Education director Dr Tejveer Singh said, “While Mukhtiar’s was born in 1952, he had changed it to 1955 and 1957 on documents.”


Man booked for wife’s murder: A woman of Dhuri village was allegedly murdered by her husband at their house on Saturday. SHO Satnam Singh said the son of victim, Kunti Devi (47), of said his father Gulu Kumar had strangled his mother and hit her twice on head with an iron rod. He said a case had been registered against Gulu and efforts were being made to arrest him.




83 present research papers: As many as 83 renowned scholars in the field of computer science and engineering presented their research papers at a national conference organised by Maharishi Markendashwer University, Sadopur-Ambala, here today. Dr Buta Singh, Dean, Academics, PTU, Jalandhar, was the chief guest.


Rs 5.20 lakh seized from sarpanch: Notwithstanding the strict vigilance of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the money and liquor is being used to woo voters in the Lok Sabha polls. The ECI’s Statistics Surveillance Team seized Rs 5.20 lakh from a man in his Innova car this evening. He has been identified as Manoj Yadav, sarpanch of Nainwal village (Gurgaon) and was caught during routine checking.




Paper leakage: Five students detained: The Baijnath police have detained five students in connection with the leakage of question paper here. The police said the students had broken the cupboard of the school office and allegedly managed to steal papers by using a sharp blade. It is also learnt that the students later distributed these papers among their friends in Baijnath and adjoining areas. However, the police could not get any clue weather the question papers were sold or not.



danya (almora)

3 killed in mishaps: Three persons, including a five-year-old child, were killed and five others injured in accidents in the area on Saturday. According to the Danya police, Gita Devi (28) and Sakshi (5) were killed and five other passengers were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in fell in a deep gorge near Bhanoli village. In another accident, 26-year-old Sandeep Bhatt, a resident of Pithoragarh district, was killed when the car he was driving fell into the Panar river," said the police.


Devotees take holy bath: Thousands of devotees of the Harichand Mission on Saturday took a sacred bath in Kamna Sagar near Dineshpur town on the occasion of the 202nd birth anniversary of mission initiator Harichand Thakur. "The temple of Harichand Thakur, which is a centre of devotion for the Bengali community, was established in 1983 by Acharya Gopal Maharaj. Since then thousands of devotees of the mission throng the temple to worship Harichand Thakur," said Seema Sarkar, a devotee. 


Zoological park proposed: A zoological park proposed in the Gaulapar area of Haldwani will be one of the four eminent zoological parks in the country. The park proposed on 300 hectares will be provided with natural and train tracks for tourists. "The detailed project report of the project has been prepared and the park will house South African animals like ziraf, zebra and cheetah," said Dr Parag Madhukar Thakate, DFO and in charge of the project.

(Complied by BD Kasniyal)


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