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Tutor booked for rape:
The police arrested a tutor for allegedly raping a Class X student on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Pankaj Arora of BRS Nagar, Block B. The police found that the victim had been sexually abused for nearly a year. The incident came to light when the victim informed her parents about the matter, said Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP-West).

Woman rescued from well: A woman, Mamta (25) of Rampur (UP), who had slipped into a well three days ago, was rescued on Saturday. A farmer passing by the well in Chak 6GGM village near Gogamedi (Hanumangarh) called for help, when he heard the woman’s cries. He along with other farmers rescued the trapped woman. She was taken to the Civil Hospital in Gogamedi. The doctors said she had got a foot fractured.

Four killed in mishaps: Four persons died in three accidents in Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh on Saturday. Magan Singh Rajput (35) and driver Kalu Ram Meghwal (30) died as a truck trailer hit their jeep near Asalsar Kundia village. Gobind Nayak (22) of Bhaton Ki Dhaani died when a speeding truck hit their motorcycle outside Jagdamba Eye Hospital. Sandeep Singh (28) of Chak 18BB village was killed when a truck hit his motorcycle on Sriganganagar-Padampur road, the police said.

Man, nephew kill each other:
A man and his nephew allegedly killed each other at Thikriwala village near Barnala on Friday following a dispute over canal water to irrigate their fields. The nephew allegedly killed his uncle with a shovel while the man murdered his nephew with a rifle. The deceased are Jagseer Singh (42) and Harpreet Singh (22).

Jalandhar@@Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan@@Manav Sehyog School won the first position in kho-kho, kabaddi and volleyball and the boy team got the third position in kho-Kho in the recently concluded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan.The event was organised for U-16 students at the block-level by the District Sports Department. Principal Rajni Sharma appreciated the efforts of the students.@@Talent-hunt competition@@Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organised a talent hunt competition. Students participated in solo dance, group dance, choreography, solo songs, folk songs, fancy dress, skits and modelling competirions. Dr Atima Sharma, principal,KMV was the chief guest. Kranti, Harpreet and Paramveer were the judges of the event. 


College seeks additional teaching staff:
The administration of MB PG College in Haldwani has sought additional teaching staff in the institution to give admission to all the applicants. It has announced that it would be able to admit only 1,440 students against a total of 6,000 applicants for the coming session in graduate and PG classes as per the UGC guidelines. “We will have to run three shifts in the college to teach all the applicants, for whom we have no staff. We would be able to run additional shifts only after instructions from the state government,” said college principal BC Melkani.

Mid-day meal scheme stopped in 8 schools:
Mid-day meal scheme in eight schools of Jaspur has been stopped with immediate effect as the schools have not received ration quota for the purpose. According to block education officer Vijay Pal Singh, the schools have been informed that due to non-receipt of ration quota from the last month, the mid-day meal schemes will have to be scrapped. “The rice quota meant for the purpose could not be received. Due to that, we are not in a position to run the scheme,” said Raj Kumar, supply inspector of the area.

Kumaoni poet remembered:
Late social activist and Kumaoni poet Girish Tiwari alias Girda was remembered on his fourth death anniversary on Saturday. Processions were organised in remembrance of Tiwari in Nainital, Almora, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh districts to give tribute to the late poet and activist, wherein his plays and songs were staged by his followers. “Girda is among those people who never died as his songs which inspire people to raise their voices against oppression can never die,” said Dr Shamsher Singh Bisht, a social activist in Almora.

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