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Freedom fighter cremated with state honours:
Darshan Singh, a freedom fighter, who died at the age of 90 years at his native Basti Sant Pura village (Talli Saida Sahu) in Ferozepur district, was cremated with full state honours on Saturday. Kamal Sharma, state BJP president; DPS Kharbanda, Deputy Commissioner; Sundeep Singh Garha, Sub-Divisional Magistrate; Sukhpal Singh Nannu, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary; besides senior police and civil officials were present during the cremation.

Bet residents block traffic:
Congress workers and other residents of the Bet area of Garhshankar, led by former MLA Luv Kumar Goldy, held a protest at Adda Jhungian and blocked traffic on the Garhshankar Nangal road for over two hours on Saturday. They were protesting poor condition of the Dallewal-Khurali road.

4 vehicle thieves held:
The police claimed to have foiled an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four persons. They have recovered four Bolero cars and a Swift car worth Rs 38 lakh from the accused. Those arrested are Firoz, Sunil Kumar, Om Prakash and Kamlesh of Rajasthan. The gang was active in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The police said the accused used to prepared fake documents to sell stolen cars.

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Molestation: Man booked:
A woman of Sheron village was allegedly molested by Rana Partap Singh of the village. The accused has been booked under Section 354 and 323 of the IPC by the Sarhali police. The victim alleged the accused molested her while she was returning from village gurdwara.



Pollution-free Diwali: SMD Little Champ Smart School, Sector 2, organised a pollution-free Diwali on their school campus. The students decorated the entire school with beautiful rangolis.



Woman falls off hillside, dies:
A woman was killed when her foot slipped from a hillside and she fell down near her village Bhatogali in Bharmour tribal subdivision here on Friday, a report said on Saturday. The report said the incident occurred when the woman was cutting grass at a hillock for her livestock. The deceased had been identified as Kanto Devi.

Student dies in road mishap:
A student was killed and another injured in an accident on the Manali-Rohtang road here on Thursday. A group of 24 students from BITS Engineering College had come to Kullu on October 22. The police said the group went to Rohtang on October 23 and while returning to Manali, one biker lost control on the rented vehicle and crashed on the side of the road. The deceased was identified as N Ravi Raj of Rajasthan. SP Surender Verma said a case registered.

Simians attack aged man:
Sharat Kumar, an aged person and resident of Ward No. 4 here, was attacked by a herd of monkeys on Friday evening. He was seriously injured and rushed to the local Civil Hospital and then shifted to a private hospital at Pathankot. As per information, his leg was fractured.

CM releases calendar: People should voluntarily come forward to contribute and supplement the efforts of the state government in running gau sadans. This was stated by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while releasing the calendar of the Kaalyog Gau Sewa Trust amid mantras of Panchmukhi Hanumana and Maa Bagalmukhi here on Saturday. The government was going to constitute the Gauvansh Samvardhan Board to take care of stray cattle, the CM added.
CM Virbhadra Singh releases a calendar of the Kaalyog Gau Sewa Trust in Shimla on Saturday. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri looks on. Tribune photo

Man dies in shooting:
A man, in his late 30s, of Jandoor village under Hatli panchayat in Bangana block accidentally shot himself in the head here Friday night. SP Anupam Sharma said as per preliminary reports, the shot was accidentally fired from the gun when he was loading it. The victim, identified as Shakti Chand, was killed on the spot.



Litter after Diwali:
Haldwani Nagar Nigam employees had to spend an entire day to remove debris of burst Diwali crackers by residents of Haldwani town. “We had to depute sanitation workers on the day next to Diwali for removal of litter left behind after the festival celebrations. As many as 260 sanitation workers were put on duty,” said Tuhin Kumar, senior health officer of Nagar Nigam.

Celebrations at gurdwara:
Thousands of devotees thronged the Nanakmatta Gurdwara as the Sikh community celebrated “Bandi–Chor” day on Diwali at the shrine. The police were deployed at the gurdwara as devotees are heading for the shrine from Punjab and other states to take part in the festival.

Varsity staff protest:
Unions of teachers, officers and other employees of Pantnagar University have threatened that if the university does not get a permanent Vice Chancellor by November 9, it would start a long-term agitation.

Four killed in accidents:
Four youths died in road accidents while two persons, including a woman, reportedly committed suicide at Khatima and Gadarpur in US Nagar. According to the police, the deaths occurred due to a head-on collision between vehicles at Rudrapur, Jaspur, Kiccha and Shakti farm towns. Two suicides were reported from Khatima and Gadarpur towns.


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