Athletics meet: Guru Gobind Singh College of Education held its athletic meet yesterday. Shingara Singh won in 400m race. Shotputter Priyanka Bhandari threw the iron ball to the winning distance. Bindarpal was first in 200m sprint and Navdeep was the fastest among girls. Virpal Kaur was champion in discuss throw. Harpreet Baba, an international kabaddi coach, distributed prizes among the winners, a press release from the college claimed.
Chain snatched: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain weighing about one-and-a-half tolas from Usha Aggarwal, resident of local Guru Nanak Nagar, here on Tuesday afternoon.
Action sought: CPI (ML) district secretary Bhagwant Singh and co-convener of Radical Peoples Forum Jaspal Singh said that money lenders have been exploiting the poor by getting their signatures on documents with the intention of extracting money. “Moneylenders fill the amount in the documents according to their wishes and exploit the poor people in this way,” they added. They also demanded stern action in this regard. The demand has come in the wake of debt trap among farmers.
Claims rubbished: President of the youth wing of the Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) Jai Bhagwan Sharma on Monday rubbished all claims about former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal or any of his family members owning ‘benami’ property in SEZ zone of Gurgaon. In a statement issued, he said working president of the Congress Kuldeep Sharma should refrain from issuing such immature statements, adding that he was willing to quit politics if the latter could substantiate his claims. Bhajan Lal was one leader who brought the Congress party to power single-handedly in Haryana.
Prof’s term extended: The Haryana government has extended the term of professor Nawal Kishore, chairman of the department of applied physics, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, for another two years to serve as chancellor’s nominee on the Finance Committee of Choudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa.
2 die in mishap: In an effort to save a cyclist from being run over, a local financer, Gaurav, lost his wife and three-month-old son in a road accident near Bambholi village on the Jagadhri-Ambala road here on Monday. He himself was seriously wounded and taken to the PGI, Chandigarh. Gaurav was driving a car when a cyclist came in front of his vehicle. In an effort to save the cyclist, he took a turn and the car rammed into a tree.
Govt decisions hailed: The district unit of the BJP has praised more than 60 declarations and decisions made by the Dhumal government over the past 60 days. District president Daulat Ram Thakur presided over a meeting of the unit. It was also attended by forest minister J.P. Nadda, MLAs Rikhi Ram Kondal and Randhir Sharma, district general secretary Ashutosh Sharma among others. The members also decided to construct a district party office building at Bilaspur.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Multi-purpose Health Workers and Supervisors Association: president - Jai Singh; senior vice-president - Bhupinder Singh Thakur; vice-president - Ram Dyal; general secretary - Balwan Singh; and cashier - Surender.
Snow, rain: The high peaks of Chamba district had heavy snowfall while the low-lying areas had widespread rain accompanied by thunderstorm on Tuesday. After a respite of one week, the cold wave conditions have again made a comeback in the region.
Award for filling station: Chamunda Filling Station at Yol in Kangra district The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has given the state-level Extra Care Award to. The award was given to owner of the filling station Pawan Kumar by IOC’s deputy general manager Gurmeet Singh at a dealers’ convention at Barog on Monday.