Naked body found: The naked body of an unidentified 36-year-old man was found in a ditch near Chack Sadhu village on Tuesday evening. Marks of injuries were found on various parts of the body. It is suspected that after murdering him, his body was dumped in a secluded ditch near the village. The police sent the body to the local civil hospital for a post-mortem examination and identification.
Boy commits suicide: The body of Deepak Kumar (13), son of Devi Dayal of Bajwara village, was found hanging from a hook of the ceiling fan at his house on Tuesday night. According to the police, Deepak Kumar was mentally upset and had committed suicide. After doing proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC, the police has handed over the body to his family.
Traffic week starts: In order to aware the residents about the traffic rules, the city police in collaboration with the NPC Transport Welfare Club commenced the 20th traffic week here today. SSP RK Jaiswal, stressed on proper training of commercial drivers. He said the special emphasis would be paid to train the commercial vehicle drivers during the traffic week.
5 IAS officers promoted: The Haryana government has promoted five 1983-batch IAS officers to the rank of financial commissioner and principal secretary in the pay scale of Rs 37,400-67,000 plus grade pay Rs 12,000 with effect from January 1. The officers who had been promoted to the rank of financial commissioner and principal secretary included Keshni Anand Arora, YS Malik, Rajan Kumar Gupta, Raj Rup Fulia and Sarban Singh. Consequent upon their promotion, they will continue to hold the present departments, an official release said.
Name of dept changed: The state government has decided to change the name of the Public Works Department (Water Supply and Sanitation) to Public Health Engineering Department with immediate effect. Stating this here on Tuesday, an official spokesman said in Hindi this department would be known as the Jan Swasthya Abhiyantriki Vibhag.
Khalid Bashir’s new collection: The latest collection of noted poet, writer and director of the State Information Department Khalid Bashir Ahmad, Deeda-i-Aab-e-Rawaan, has hit the stands. The book reflects Kashmir’s history, culture, literature, economy and other aspects through the prism of Jhelum river. The book has dwelled deep on issues of historical significance like old manuscripts, travelogues, scientific, literary and research papers written on Kashmir. Khalid Bashir has earlier distinguished himself in literary world with his two poetic collections - Sada-e-Neem Shab and Khwab Para.
Rural sports mela: A two-day rural sports mela organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports,
Doda, in Government Higher Secondary School, Bhagwah, has been concluded here. The aim of the mela was to develop a sense of sportsmanship and awareness about the sports among the youths of rural areas of Bhagwah block. Youngsters participated in the games like volleyball,
kabaddi, wrestling, tug-of-war, stone lifting, hand power and minor games for the children below 14 years. Winners were awarded the trophies and certificates.