Trekking camp: The directorate of youth services is organising a 10-day hiking and trekking camp to Manali starting from tomorrow. Over 250 schoolboys from across the state will join the trip, camping in tents, erected in the forest area. Various other adventure activities would also be organised, said Capt I.S. Dhami, assistant director, youth services.
Whisky seized: As many as 285 boxes of English whisky were confiscated by the CIA police on Thursday. The CIA staff stopped an oil tanker near Chhatt village and found that the truck was laden with English whisky meant for sale in Chandigarh. The consignment was being taken to Rajasthan. The police arrested truck driver Haria Ram and cleaner Krishna Ram from Sanchour village in Rajasthan. The confiscated truck and both accused have been handed over to the excise department.
Scholarships: The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (deemed university), New Delhi, has awarded post-matric Sanskrit annual scholarships of Rs 4,000 each to 21 students of Government Mohindra College. College principal Dr D.I.S. Brar said the scholarships were awarded on the basis of excellent performance of the students in the previous class.
Woman killed: A woman identified Piari, wife of Buta Singh of Madhopur village, here was killed when a Phagwara-bound PUNBUS bus hit her on the highway near Chaheru while she was crossing the road.
Student killed: Vijeyta (21), a student of an engineering college and daughter of Ashok Kumar of Bas Lambi village in Gurgaon district, died on the spot after she reportedly fell from a motorcycle on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Kapriwas village, 20 km from here, on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when Vijeyta, along with a relative, was coming to Dharuhera to see her fatherís sister. It was treated as a case of accidental death by the police, which held an inquest under Section 174 of the CrPC.
Life term for murder: Kinnaur sessions judge D.K. Sharma has convicted Jyoti Swaroop under Section 302 of the IPC and sentenced him to life imprisonment in a murder case. As per prosecution, the accused had murdered Kala Devi on February 15, 2003. While rejecting the plea of the accused that he was mentally unsound and did not know the nature and consequences of his act, the court held him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Five killed in mishaps: Five persons were killed and four others were injured in two separate road accidents in Rajouri and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Four persons were killed and four others were injured when a tipper truck, on way from Bakori to Gadyok Khwas, fell into a gorge at Kandi in Rajouri district on Wednesday evening, the police said. The deceased have been identified as driver Rattan Singh, Mohammad Sharief, Mushtaq Hussain and Mohammad Iqbal. The injured have been shifted to the district hospital at Rajouri. In another incident, Abdul Rashid Dar, the district officer of Khadi and Village Industries Board, was run over by a speeding truck at Ramban on Wednesday. The truck driver was arrested.