Essay writing contest: Shweta Kataria, Atul Kukkar and Ritika stood first, second and third, respectively, in the essay writing competition that was held at Flower Valley Public Senior Secondary School here on Monday. The topics given to the participants included female foeticide, importance of moral education, inflation, corruption and role of the media in social reforms.
Free medical camp: As many as 262 patients were examined by a team of doctors that included Arun Jhamb, S.S. Sandhu, Harsharanjit Kaur Sandhu and Ruchi Midha at a free medical camp organised by Sarojini Naidu Health and Welfare Society here in Sunder Nagari locality on Sunday. Renu Jhamb and her team vaccinated scores of children and pregnant women during the camp. Free medicines were also given, president of the society S.K. Juneja informed on Monday.
Deputy DA looted: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne persons snatched a purse from deputy district attorney Lekha Chatha, posted at Moonak in the district, near Labour Chowk outside Nabha Gate here on Monday. The deputy DA was on her way to the bazaar when the incident took place.
DC office gheraoed: Workers of the Lal Jhanda Punjab Bhatha Mazdoor Union (LJPBMU), led by state general secretary of the LJPBMU Tarsem Jodhan, gheraoed the office of the deputy commissioner (DC) here for four hours on Monday. The protesters warned the administration that if their demands were not accepted soon then they would burn the effigies of Badal government on
Vehicle catches fire: A man escaped unhurt after the Balero in which he was driving, caught fire near Phase VII on Monday. Vipin Sharma, who works in an industrial unit in Phase IX, was on way to Chandigarh when the incident took place. Fire brigade was called in to put out the flames in the engine. The vehicle’s windscreen broke due to the heat. A fire brigade official said sparking could have led to the fire.
Decomposed body found: The Kosli police recovered a decomposed body from the JLN canal pump house at Bisoha village on Saturday, was identified as Kamal Deep (20) son of Ram Pal, resident of Bharangi village. The police on Sunday dispatched his body to the PGIMS, Rohtak, and said they would proceed further only after the cause of death was clinched by the doctors.
SI suspended: The sales tax authorities suspended a sub-inspector on Monday for allegedly helping truckers evade sales tax in Kathua district. Official sources said sub-inspector Madan Lal was posted at Nagri toll post in Lakhanpur inter-district border terminal area and had allowed four trucks carrying vegetables to ply without paying a tax of Rs 27,000.
Chain snatchers held: The police on Monday arrested two chain snatchers and recovered looted goods, including gold ornaments, from their possession, police sources said. Alok Kumar, SSP, Jammu, said the accused were identified as Manik Sharma, alias Monu, and Surinder Singh, alias Bittu. A case has been registered.