Talent hunt: Champa has topped in ghazal and folk singing in the four-day talent hunt competitions which concluded at the DAV College of Education here on Wednesday. Other winners are: bhajan- Ashok Kumar; song- Puja; quiz- Jaidev Bishnoi; skit- Naughty Boys group; acting- Parnam Singh; poetical recitation- Jagmeet; debate- Jaidev; pakhi making- Paramjit Kaur; poster-making- Ankit; embroidery- Meenakshi; cartooning and on-the-spot painting- Mukesh Kumar; rangoli- Himanshi; collage-making- Ruchika; still life- Bhupinder; mehandi- Aarti; phulkari- Tarandeep Kaur; dasuti- Payal Chhabra and chroshia- Kamini.
Five nabbed: A team, led by the block forest officer Jeeta Singh and guard Krishan Lal, nabbed five persons for cutting trees on the strip of the Daulatpura sub-canal near Diwankhera village and recovered Rs 45,000 as penalty, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, the district president of the Punjab Non-gazetted Forest Officers Union, said on Wednesday. The culprits were identified as Dyal Singh, Kishan Singh, Karnail Singh, Gurmukh Singh and Joginder Singh, all residents of the government seed farm colony, near here.
Two arrested: The police arrested Major Singh, a resident of Bhairon village in Tarn Taran police district, under the NDPS Act after recovering 170 gm smack on Tuesday. Satish Kumar of Rajput Mohalla, Jalalabad West, who was nabbed with 150 gm opium, was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday.
Dog bites two: A stray dog attacked a man and a woman at the railway station on Wednesday. The two, described as mentally unstable, were asleep at that time. The injured were rushed to the civil hospital, but due to the non-availability of rabies vaccine there, they were taken to a private hospital.
3 books released: Three books namely “Gawach Gaya Tamooan di talash” by prof Hamdardvir Nausheharvi, “Kite Takran Taan Haal Sunawan” by Dr Gurdaipal Singh and “Akhar Akhar Ahsaas” by Babu Singh Chauhan were released by Sidhu Damdami, editor, Punjabi Tribune, Dr Parminder Singh, Dr Bhagwant Singh, Jaspal Singh and advocate Awhar Singh Godara.
Family seeks justice: The family members of Rakesh Kumar, who was allegedly murdered in Gulab Mandi last week, today demanded speedy justice in the case. Devinder Kumar, brother of Rakesh Kumar, in a letter addressed to the home secretary, Haryana government said the police has yet not arrested all the accused in the case. He said his brother was injured due to the assault on him by a group of youths and he breathed his last at the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt.