Gala finale at summer camp: During the gala finale of the summer camp at the military station here last night, Akanksha, a student, enthralled the gathering by singing 'Tu pyar ka sagar hai, teri ik boond ke pyase hum', a superhit song of Manna Dey in film Seema (1955). Preeti, Muskan, Saloni and Alpana too mesmerised the viewers with their dances. Brigadier Arun Kumar was also present on the occasion.
Training for needy women: The first batch of 23 needy women and girls is expected to complete the training at the Shradha Sewing Centre of the LRS DAV Senior Secondary School by July end, informed Adarsh Jain, in-charge of the project. All the trainees will be gifted sewing machines to enable them earn money by adopting sewing as profession.
State funeral for freedom fighter Bilga: The Punjab government will accord a state funeral to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh Bilga at Bilga village, near Jalandhar, on June 3. Bilga died in London last week. Government spokesperson said on Monday that the body would be received at the Raja Sansi airport in Amritsar by Revenue Minister Ajit Singh Kahar and media adviser to Chief Minister HS Bains.
12 ASIs promoted: The police today promoted around 12 ASIs to the rank of sub-inspectors with immediate effects. The police said among those promoted included Gurdev Singh, Sucha Singh, Davinder Pal Singh, Sita Devi, Jagbir Singh, Kulbir Singh, Raj Bahadur, Des Raj, Vijay Pal Singh, Zile Singh, Rambir Singh and Avtar Singh.
Dumper looted: Some miscreants reportedly looted a dumper as well as Rs 5,000, a mobile phone, an ATM card and driving licence from its driver Kamlesh on the Dharuhera-Rewari road at the bus stand of Masani village, near Dharuhera, on Sunday. The miscreants, who dropped Kamlesh at a deserted place later, fled with the dumper as well as the booty. The incident occurred when the dumper driver was sleeping inside the dumper after having parked it there. The police has registered a case.
Jobless youth commits suicide: Himanshu Sharma (25), a native of Roorkee, allegedly hanged himself to death in his rented accommodation at Vijaypur on Monday when his wife, Bharti of Patel Nagar in Kathua, had gone to Sarswati B Ed College where she was a teacher. Official sources said Himanshu, who married Bharti three years back, had been jobless and the couple had no children. A police officer said that the family of the deceased had been informed in Roorkee while the body had been shifted to Government Medical College here for autopsy.
Electric transformers: PDP leader and MLA Choudhary Zulfikar Ali has inaugurated two electric transformers and eight km of HT/LT lines and dedicated these to the public of the Darhal Assembly Constituency on Saturday. Choudhary appreciated the hard work put in by the executing agency in completing the schemes on time.
Army gives furniture to schools: Continuing its efforts to create facilities for people in remote villages of the state, the Army has under its operation Sadbhavana provided classroom furniture to government middle schools, Mangal Devi, Bareri, and Bhajnoa in the Jammu region. As per a defence spokesman, the DAH Artillery Brigade with its regiments undertook the project with an aim to motivating students to attend classes by creating a comfortable environment. The Commander, DAH Artillery Brigade, handed over the furniture to the school authorities at a function organised by the children of these schools.
Sikhs hail court’s decision: Various Sikh organisations, including the National Sikh Front, have welcomed the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in which the court had said unshorn hair were essential component of the Sikhism. Chairman of the National Sikh Front Varinderjit Singh said this was a welcome decision that would help in keeping the Sikh culture and traditions alive. A court had agreed that unshorn hair were the essential component of the Sikhism and any student will not have the right for admission under the minority quota.