Tea conference: The Kangra Valley Small Tea Planters Association is planning to hold an international tea conference from coming June 1 to June 4 at
Palampur. Convener of the organising committee Praveen Chand Sareen said the theme of the conference would be “Kangra Tea Vision-2020”. The Tea Board of India, the state government and NABARD had agreed to sponsor the conference, he said.
Cultural programme: The International Institute of Fashion Design
(INIFD) and AIRCELL organised a cultural programme to celebrate Himachal Day and
Baisakhi. Students of the institute presented a cultural programme in which
Babita, Sonia and Neha won the first, second and the third prize in Giddha competition. In folk dance,
Archna, Pragya and Shiva groups won the top prizes.
Cops go high-tech: The office of Superintendent of police has acquired an instrument called polygraph, which will make fingerprints taking process more scientific and effective. The instrument costs about Rs 5,00,000 lakh will help in covering more details.
Sarva Kalyankari Sabha: Sarva Kalyankari Sabha has organised several programmes in the district during the past few days. President of the sabha Rajinder Rana said a blood donation camp was organised at the zonal hospital where 22 youths donated blood and fruits among 120 patients were distributed. The Sabha also distributed books and school dresses to 7 students, 10 poor girls were given dresses and ration was distributed among poor families he added.
Free check-up camp: The Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, is organising a health check-up camp at Damsal on April 14 and 15, Dr D. S.
Rana, chairman of Nephrology Department of the hospital, said.
Man killed: A tractor driver was killed on the spot and two others were injured when the tractor on which they were travelling overturned at Majeen here on Friday evening. Driver of the Tractor ( HP 40 0532) Kartar
Chand, a resident of Bahi Pathiar, died on the spot. Susheel Kumar and Piyar
Chand, residents of Majeen, were injured in the accident.
Man dies in road mishap: One person was killed and another injured in an accident when a tempo truck rammed into a shop at
Bajaura. The truck driver lost control over the vehicle and smashed it into a truck and then damaged the shop injuring the shopkeeper seriously. The victim, Vikas
Soni, a resident of Bajaura village, died on the way to hospital. The driver of the truck has been arrested and a case has been registered.
Achievement award: Ramesh Kumar
Garg, Chairman of Asia Resorts Limited, owning the chain of Timber Trail resorts in the state was bestowed the Life Time Achievement Award by the Ministry of
Defence, Government of India recently. Governor V.S. Kokje gave him the award at a function held at
Boy dead: Salim (12), son of Roshan Ali, a resident of Dault Singh Wala
(Derabassi), died while he tried to take a lift in a running tractor on the Kala-Amb Vikram Bag route on Friday morning. The driver deserted the vehicle and fled. The villagers said the tractor belonged to
Gulamuddin, a resident of Daakwala. The police recovered the body of the deceased and a post mortem examination was conducted at the local zonal hospital.
Schools upgraded: During his one-day visit to the Nurpur assembly constituency on Wednesday Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced to upgrade nine government schools here. Government high school at
Ondh, Khanni, Minjgrah and Sukhar were made senior secondary schools, while middle schools at
Lagor, Panjara and Charuri were upgraded as high schools and primary schools at Bagni and Kamnala were made middle schools.
Hamirpur bypoll: The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has invited applications from those keen to contest the Hamirpur
byelection. HPCC chief Viplove Thakur said those keen to contest on the party ticket could apply before April 16 along with Rs 10,000.