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3 get life term for murder:
A district court sentenced three persons to life term in a murder case, here on Saturday. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the accused, even as the main accused in the case, is still at large. On March 22, 2010, The liquor vend's contractor and two others, thrashed him and set him on fire after spraying him with kerosene.

Jail inmate dies at civil hospital: An inmate from the Ambala Central Jail died at the local civil hospital on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Anil Kumar, a resident of Panchkula. According to information, Anil was admitted at the local civil hospital, late last evening, after he complained of serious illness.

Farmer electrocuted, another sustains burns: A farmer from Niharsi village was electrocuted, while another farmer sustained serious burn injuries, when a high tension wire fell in their field, on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Suresh Pal while the injured Gurnam Singh was admitted to the local civil hospital. Both farmers were rushed to the civil hospital, where Suresh Pal was declared brought dead.

Former BJP spokesman Capt Abhimanyu in Chandigarh on SaturdayChandigarh
‘Voters will teach Cong a lesson’: Former BJP spokesman Capt Abhimanyu on Saturday predicted the party’s government after the October 15 Assembly elections. He claimed the state had decided to teach the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government a lesson for its various acts of omission and commission.
Former BJP spokesman Capt Abhimanyu in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Minor rape victim asks court to allow abortion:
A minor rape victim, who is five months’ pregnant, has approached the court to allow her to terminate pregnancy. In an application submitted to court through her father, the 14-year-old victim said the continuation of pregnancy would be a risk to her life.

Teachers roped in to motivate students:
The Rewari district authorities have roped in local college principals and teachers to motivate students to exercise their franchise in the Assembly poll. Rewari DC RC Verma on Saturday addressed a meeting of college principals in this regard.

Notice to Kanda for property defacement:
HLP supremo Gopal Kanda, who is contesting from the Sirsa Assembly seat, has been served notice for the violation of the Prevention of Defacement of Properties Act. Rajesh Jogpal, ADC, Sirsa, and returning officer for the Sirsa Assembly segment, has asked Kanda to submit reply within 24 hours.

Advocates resume work after 16 days:
With the cancellation of an FIR against advocate Kuldeep Saini and others, members of the Sonepat Bar Association on Saturday withdrew their 14-day work suspension. The decision of the cancellation of the FIR was taken at a meeting of the representatives of the association with District Sessions Judge Inderjit Mehta and SP Arun Singh.

Alcoholics thrash man to death:
A person was allegedly battered to death by a group of alcoholics at Ishapur colony of Jagadhri, on Friday night. Nine people were consuming liquor; when Jozaf Masih (58) objected, the men attacked him and killed him on the spot. Investigating officer Gurmej Singh said all nine persons had been booked under Section 302 (committing murder) of IPC.


Dasehra celebrations:
The town prepared to make Dasehra more attractive this year as Chief Minister Harish Rawat has announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh for the celebration this year. “We have announced a reward of Rs 40,000 to the craftsmen who will make the most attractive statues of members of the family of Ravana. There will be awards from the Mahotsava Samiti for statues made for Durga Puja and Ram Lila too,” said Paritosh Joshi, manager of the Dasehra Samiti in Almora this year.

‘Act against trafficking’:
Demanding strict action against those involved in human trafficking in the district, traders and residents of Bageshwar town today observed a bandh. “We have called this protest as some organisations are active in human trafficking from the district. Poor women and girls are taken from the district to other parts of the country,” said Shekhar Pandey, leader of the protesters.

2 killed in accident:
A speeding canter coming from Sitarganj industrial area on Khatima-Panipat highway today claimed lives of two youths riding a bike as the canter overran the two-wheeler. The badly injured youths were declared dead after they were taken to a nearby hospital. “The bodies of Rais (24) and Firoz (30) have been handed over to their relatives after postmortem and the absconding canter driver is being traced,” said a police officer in Kiccha.

UKD (Airy) campaign:
UKD (Airy) is set to launch a campaign in the state to draw people’s attention to alleged loot of economic resources. The campaign will include the party’s membership drive in both Kumaon and Garhwal regions. According to UKD state chief KS Airy, the party will run the campaign from October 10 to 16 in Garhwal and from October 26 to November 1 in Kumaon. “The issues of resettlement, rising unemployment and rampant corruption prevailing in the state after it came into existence will be raised during the campaign,” said Airy.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)

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