Science exhibition: Saraswati Vidya Mandir School organised a science exhibition here on Saturday. It was inaugurated by district education officer HS Chhokar. Principal of the school Vijay Nirmohi said as many as 350 students participated in it and displayed their working and stationary models. In the working-models category, thermal power plant model by Mohit, Lavkesh, Milan, Aman and Himanshu was adjudged the first. In the non-working models category, chain reaction model by Pooja, Meenal, Neeru and Deeksha was adjudged the first.
Lineman hurt: An assistant lineman of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) received serious burn injuries due to electrocution while working on a transformer in the local Jagjiwanpura area on Sunday. Raj Kumar also received injuries as he fell from the pole after electrocution. A local journalist, Rajinder Sharma, who was standing nearby, rushed him to the local general hospital and informed the DHBVN authorities.
Seminar for women: With a view to creating awareness among rural women, the Department of Panchayat and Development organised a seminar at the local community centre on Sunday. Experts present on the occasion gave effective tips to the rural women on preventing themselves and their families from various diseases. Director of the department SK Monga was the chief guest. He informed the gathering about welfare schemes and facilities being provided by the government for women and exhorted them to avail these. Aasha Welfare, Aanganwari and ANM workers had put up stalls to make women aware of their rights.
Samples taken: On the directions of ADC Ramesh Verma, XEN PWD (B&R) has taken the samples of material being used by a contractor for the construction of water channel at Guliana minor of the district. The ADC said on Saturday he had also directed the XEN CADA not to release any payment of the contractor concerned till the report of testing laboratory was received. The administration took a serious view of allegations levelled by villagers about the use of ‘substandard’ material in the construction of water channels at Guliana canal minor.
Office-bearers elected: Veteran journalist Gian Singh has been re-elected as the chairman of the Press Club, Rohtak. Senior staff correspondent of The Tribune, Bijendra Ahlawat, and sports reporter, Anil Gulati, will be the new secretary and treasurer, respectively. According to a Press Club spokesman, working journalists of the city unanimously elected the new office-bearers at a meeting held in the club office at Pt Shri Ram Sharma Rangshala here on Thursday. The tenure of the new body will be one year.
District-level sammelans: The Indian National Congress will organise the district-level party sammelans in the country and a sammelan in the district will be organised in Gohana on January 24. This was stated by national vice-president of the All-India Mahila Congress and former Haryana Minister Krishna Gahlaut while talking to mediapersons on Saturday. She said national president of the mahila Congress Dr Prabha Thakur, Haryana in charge Mohisina Kidwai and state mahila president MLA Sumita Singh would attend the sammelan. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son, Deepender Singh Hooda, would also be invited, she added.
Seminar: The Forest Division here organised a daylong seminar on “Media and Environment” for mediapersons on Sunday. DFO Pushpender Rana invited suggestions from the media to spread awakening among schoolchildren on this subject. He urged them to come forward to cooperate in this welfare project. Subject specialist Satya Prasanna from Palampur detailed the programme through introductory movie titled “Nature and We” and said we have to protect the very Nature if we are to protect and preserve our environment.
Review conference: Youths should take active part in all activities of the gram panchayats of their area apart from taking interest in removing social evils and solving various problems connected with their villages. This call was given by district youth co-ordinator of the Nehru Yuvak Kendra Som Dutt Zard while presiding over the development block-level review conference of office-bearers of Mahila Mandals and Yuvak Mandals at Ghumarwin, near here, on Saturday.
Two smugglers held: Two smugglers were arrested during a raid in Kathog village, near
Jawalamukhi, on Sunday and recovered 17 logs of sandalwood from their possession, the police said. Dehra SDPO Kulwant Singh said the police arrested Ankaj and
Pankaj, residents of Kathog village, and recovered sandalwood worth Rs 40,000 from their possession. A case has been registered under the Forest Act.
Three injured in accident: At least three persons were injured, two of them seriously, when a speeding light vehicle collided with a truck, near Arla village, on the Palampur-Pathankot national highway on Saturday night. According to a report, the incident took place when the pick-up collided with the truck coming from Pathankot laden with sugar. Both drivers received serious injuries and were rushed to the Government Medical College, Tanda, where the condition of one of the drivers, Pawan Kumar, is stated to be serious.
Jawan hurt in accidental firing: A CRPF jawan was injured in an accidental firing in Channi Himmat area of the winter capital, official sources here on Sunday said. A constable in the CRPF identified as Aashiq Hussain sustained a bullet injury when his official weapon went off accidentally while he was servicing it. He received injury on his left shoulder and was immediately shifted to the hospital.
Girl found dead: A girl committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Roopnagar area, police sources here on Sunday said. The girl, identified as Nisha Chib, was found hanging in her room by family members, who immediately shifted her to the hospital after breaking the door, which was bolted from inside. The doctors, however, declared her as brought dead while the police has registered the case. The reason behind this extreme step is yet to be ascertained as the police recovered no suicide note from the site.
Youth drowns in Jhelum: Panic gripped a village in South Kashmir when a youth slipped and drowned in Jhelum river, official sources said on Sunday. Farooq Ahmad (25) was on the bank of the Jhelum river at Pazalpora when he slipped and fell into the river. Efforts were going on to extricate the body.
Militant falls to death: A militant was killed when he fell down from a hilltop in south Kashmir forest, official sources said on Sunday. They said a militant identified as Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Najar slipped and fell down from a hilltop at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. He died on the spot.