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SHORT TAKES | Bonded labourers? survey

FOLLOWING HIGH Court directive, the labour and revenue departments have launched an intensive drive to trace bonded labourers in Gwalior district.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 13:26 IST
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FOLLOWING HIGH Court directive, the labour and revenue departments have launched an intensive drive to trace bonded labourers in Gwalior district. Eight parties have been constituted for survey of bonded labourers with revenue officers and a labour inspector in each of them. The surveyors specially searched brick kilns and crashers of the district. HTC

Two killed in group clash

TWO PERSONS were killed and over a dozen injured in a clash between two groups following a land dispute in Lokhriya village under Nayagaon police station in Satna district last night. Police have arrested 27 persons in this connection. According to police, people of Kevat caste lived near Mandakini river in Chitrakoot. Two groups led by Ramkanhai (46) and Satanand Kevat (55), who had a long-standing land dispute, clashed on Saturday in which lathis and sharp-edged weapons were freely used. Agencies

318 calves seized

SHAJAPUR POLICE seized seven trucks and recovered 318 calves that were being transported illegally in these trucks near Kanasia, 24 km from Shajapur last night. According to information, police on a tip off checked these trucks coming from Pachor and recovered the calves. Members of Ram Raksha Samiti accompanied the police team. Value of the calves is estimated at Rs 10 lakh. Agencies

Farmer ends life

A TRIBAL farmer in Bijapuri village committed suicide by hanging self from a tree in Badwani district on Saturday. He was reportedly under heavy debt. Police sources informed that Dongar Singh (65) committed suicide in his field last night. His family members said the farmer was under heavy debt, which compelled him to take the extreme step. Agencies

68,000 cases settled

IN LOK Adalats organised in the State during the last 10 months, 68,000 cases were settled and compensation of Rs 90 crore was distributed among aggrieved people. Chairman of MP Legal Authority Deepak Mishra said this at a press conference in Guna on Sunday. HTC

First Published: Jan 16, 2006 13:26 IST