Scouts take out rally to create social awareness: An eight kilometre hike that started from the base camp in village Kerakhera and dispersed at the same place after touching Dhaani Des Raj was one of the activities undertaken during the the five-day Tritiya Sopan Scouting camp which concluded at the Government High School on Saturday. On the way, the scouts learnt about the functioning of hot mix plant and farming, scout master Bhupinder Utreja informed. The participants earlier took out a rally to create awareness among the villagers against illiteracy, drugs and female foeticide. Headmaster Sushil Kumar Goyal and district scout commissioner Darshan Lal Chugh exhorted the students to participate in the scouts and guides training at all phases and spread feelings of patriotism.
Teachers get yoga training: As many as 34 DPI teachers of government schools of Barnala took a training in yoga to train the students in their respective schools. The five-day training programme was conducted at the Government Boys School, Barnala under the Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan. Ravi Bansal, district president of Patanjali Yog Peeth, Barnala, imparted training to the teachers. He said that the teachers were trained in various discipline of yoga and pranayam.
3 held under Excise Act: The police arrested Satnam Singh, Lakhwinder Singh and Geeti and reovered 3,000 ML illicit liquor from their possession here on Saturday. A case under sections 61/1/14, Excise Act, has been registered against them.
Man commits suicide: Karnail Singh (50) of Ram Nagar Sibia village, near here, allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by consuming poison. Karnail was a labourer in the Canal Department. DSP Pritpal Singh Thind said Amarjit Kaur of the same village had complained to the police that Karnail made obscene postures near her house under the influence of liquor. Later, he consumed some poisonous substance and was taken to the local Civil Hospital where he died.
Punjab Agro DM booked: After conducting an inquiry into corruption charges, the local Vigilance Bureau has registered a case against Yash Pal Gupta, district manager (DM), Punjab Agro, Mansa (earlier posted at Sangrur), and Bhupinder Kumar, inspector, Punjab Agro, Sunam. The case has been registered under Section 7, 13 (2) 88, Prevention of Corruption Act, on the complaint of Rajnish Kansal from Sunam, who has been running a rice-sheller for the past many years. This was stated by local Vigilance DSP Roop Singh Maur here on Saturday.
Liquor shop: The mahila mandal, Andheri, Sangrah tehsil, has demanded to close newly opened liquor shop in village because it is situated adjacent to Government Senior Secondary School in the village. President of Mahila mandal, Leela Chauhan, secretary, Raksha Devi and block organiser of Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Kumari Ramesh, said they have written to the district administration to close the liquor shop, which had been opened adjacent to the GSSS, Andheri.
Elected: Following have been elected as office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Dental Officers Association. President- Dr Vijay
Chauhan, vice-president- Prakriti, general secretary- Dr Kamal, joint secretary- Dr Vinod Gupta, press secretary- Dr Pravesh
Jhingta, treasurer- Dr Ashish Justa and chief coordinator- Dr Kavish
Registration of houseboats: The number of registered houseboats in Srinagar is around 1200 and ban has been imposed on fresh registration and construction of houseboats in late 80s. The director tourism, Kashmir, said conservation of the Dal and Nageen lakes warranted the number of houseboats should be feasible. He said supply of Cedar timber on subsidized rates by the government for repairs of boats was being taken care of by the forest department.
Probe into girls’ death: The district magistrate Kupwara said reports regarding death of two girls, Furkan Riyaz and Rabia Riyaz, on August 2 was under investigation. He clarified that Furkan Riyaz and her another sister Rizwan Riyaz, who is alive, was also a witness of Tabinda Gani rape-cum-murder case. He added ,apparently, the deaths seemed accidental but for caution the police was investigating the matter.
Eco-tourism plan: Asserting that the state has tremendous potential of eco-tourism, the chief wildlife warden of Jammu and Kashmir said a comprehensive management action plan had been formulated for promotion of eco-tourism.He said the wildlife department in collaboration with the tourism department of Karnataka were undertaking training of staff, tour operators, wildlife guides, bird watchers and the locals involved in management.