MC chief poll: The election for the post of the president and vice-president of the Zirakpur Municipal Council would be held on July 23 at council’s office here. According to executive officer (EO) R.K. Mittal, the DC had appointed ADC General Jaspal Mittal as convener of the election meeting. The EO also said he had informed all the winning councillors of the Zirakpur Municipal Council.
Vocational guidance: A Vocational Guidance Week will be celebrated by the Divisional Employment Exchange, Ambala, from July 21 to 25 in various secondary and senior secondary schools situated in Ambala with a view to acquaint the outgoing students of vocational guidance facilities available in the employment exchange. “Avenues of self-employment, facilities and concessions being made available by the government and other related information of various careers will also be provided during the week,” stated Jasbir Bhasin, divisional employment officer, Ambala.
Admission date extended: Maharshi Dayanand University, here, has extended the date for admission of foreign students till July 25. A university spokesperson said the foreign students could get admission also after July 25 till August 30 with a late fee of Rs 1,000.
'Matka todh' protest: To protest against the state government’s failure to provide water and regular power supply, a 'matka todh' rally was organised by the Indian National Lok Dal here on Monday. Starting from the Kisan Mandi, the rally culminated at the mini secretariat. Along the way the protesters broke earthen pots they had been carrying.
Liquor seized: The police seized 13 cases of illicit liquor at Parel on the Chamba-Pathankot highway. The liquor was being transported in a vehicle.
Dharminder, driver of the vehicle, had been arrested and a registered against him.
Opium seized: The police seized 150 gm illicit opium from Pritam Chand Baghela at Bhareri village under the Bhoranj police station on Monday. Pritam has been arrested and a case registered against him under the NDPS Act. The contraband was seized during a raid on the house of the accused.
Illicit cement seized: The Vigilance Department has seized cement and GI pipes allegedly belonging to the Irrigation and Public health
(IPH) Department from the house of a contractor and arrested him. A raid was conducted on the house of local contractor Shayam Singh Shama following a tip-off on Monday afternoon. During the raid, 39 GI pipes of different gauges and 24 cement bags, allegedly belonging to the IPH Department, were seized. The contractor has been arrested and a case registered.
Award: Harjinder Singh
Majhail, director principal of Dagshai Public School at Dagshai, 4-km from here, has been selected for the Rashtriya Vidya Saraswati
Puruskar. The award will be presented to Majhail by the International Institute of Education and Management on August 19 in New Delhi.
Office-bearers: Following have been elected the office-bearers of the Sirmour unit of the Himachal Pradesh Non-Gazetted Employees organisation on Sunday at Paonta - president: Anil Gupta; general secretary: Geta Ram Tomar; senior vice-president: Rambhaj Tomar; vice-presidents: Prem Lata Thakur, Beli Ram Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Rajender Singh Thakur; joint secretary: Husan Singh Thakur; and chief advisor: Chaman Tomar. Surender Thakur, executive state president, said the elections of the state executive of the organisation would be held in Shimla on July 28.
Justice Chanderchud remembered: A full court references to mourn the demise of Justice
Y.V. Chanderchud, former Chief Justice of India, was held in Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday. Chief Justice Jagdish Bhalla said Justice Chanderchud was a person of dynamic vision and great innovations. Advocate General of state high court
R.K. Bawa, chairman, Bar council of Himachal Pradesh, Ramakant Sharma, president, high court Bar Association, Balbir Chauhan and Assistant Solicitor General of India Sandeep Sharma also read out their condolence massages. Two minutes silence was also observed.
Green campaign: J.P.
Nadda, forest minister, who launched the ‘Jan Jan Sanjivni Van Abhiyaan’ here on Monday, said as many as 12.5 lakh saplings and other medicinal plants would be planted by all households in the state on August 3 as a part of the statewide Van
Mahotsav. Rajiv Bindal, ayurveda and health minister, on the occasion said growers were encouraged to grow useful medicinal plants and a tie-up was being worked out with the pharmacy of Baba
Ramdev, who had promised to buy various plants.
Banihal blast: The police has arrested four people in connection with Friday's Banihal grenade attack on a CRPF vehicle, official sources here said on Monday. Thirty-four people were injured, including four security personnel, when militants lobbed a grenade on a CRPF company in Banihal town of Ramban district. “The suspects have been put under sustained questioning in connection with the grenade attack,” sources said. However, security has been beefed up in the entire area, including mountainous Ramban, Batote, Ramsoo, Banihal, Chanderkote and Patnitop areas, while alert has been sounded.
Photo I-cards: Hilal Ahmad Parray, Kupwara deputy commissioner, on Monday convened a meeting of supervisors and booth level officers of the district to review preparation of electronic photo identity cards and electoral rolls. During the meeting, it was informed that over 1.21 lakh EPICs, which constitute 38 per cent of the total EPICs, were ready for distribution. In another meeting of supervisors and officers of Handwara and Langate constituencies at Handwara, it was given out that against 1.28 lakh forms distributed among the electors of the two constituencies, 48,330 forms have been completed while the process for filling up of other forms was in progress.
3 drowned: At least three persons including two children were drowned in separate incidents while a body of an unidentified person was fished out from a river in the Kashmir valley. Abid Ahmad Kharadi, 18, drowned into the Jhelum near Ashai Kocha Fateh Kadal here yesterday, the police said. The body of the deceased was fished out later. Two children, Zaman Farooq (8) and Shaid Yaseen (10), residents of Habakadal here, were drowned in the Lidder river at Yenad Park in