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Summer camp kicks off:
The week-long summer camp organised by Natrang Youth Club was inaugurated by principal Kusum Khungar in the LRS DAV senior Secondary Model School on Monday. Prof Banwari Singh Chaudhary, Manoj Sharma Moga, Balraj Sagar Bathinda, Jasdeep Jas Faridkot formed the presiding panel.
Director Vikas Batra and project in-charge Bhupinder Utreja threw light on the objective behind organising such camp for the sixth consecutive year. 

2 booked for firing:
A bank security guard and a home guard jawan were booked in cases of firing in separate incidents in the past 24 hours. Both opened fire in an inebriated condition. No one was hurt in the incidents. There was an accidental firing by security guard Daler Singh, deployed at the ATM machine of South Indian Bank in Priya towers. His double-barrelled gun went off accidentally at about 11 am. In another incident, home guard jawan Jarnail Singh fired into the air at Nahla village, near Basti Bawa Khel, last evening. Jarnail Singh, the police said opened fire in the village following an old dispute of property with his relatives. The police has also seized the weapons from them.

Summer camp at BVM:
A 10-day summer camp was held at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir.
During the camp, students were given arts classes, which included pot, fabric, glass, block and other crafts. Sports like badminton and judo were also taught to students. Yoga classes were also organised for the teachers and students by the Patanjali Yog Peeth.

College  magazine released:
Cultural bonanza was presented by the students of the Government Medical College here on Friday to mark the release of the college magazine, GOMCO, by Dr Jai Kishan, director Research and Medical Education, Punjab, and Dr Surinder Singh, principal of the Government Medical College in the college auditorium.

Tarn Taran
Neighbours murder farmer:
Farmer Mehnga Singh (26) of Khawaspur village, 20 km from here, was killed late last evening by his neighbours for stopping them from stealing power.
The Goindwal police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against six persons. Police sources said the accused have been identified as Gopal Singh, his son Sukhjit Singh, alias Surjit Singh, of the same village, Ravinder Singh of Bath, Harpal Singh of Jamarai, Sewa Singh and Thella Singh (both brothers) of Vain Poin village. Sewa Singh, father of the Mehnga Singh, in his statement to the police alleged that his son used to request Gopal and Surjit to not connect their wire to his tubewell line as it affected the working of their tubewell motor. Annoyed by this, the accused with the help of their other accomplices attacked Mehnga Singh with a heavy wooden block on his head as a results he died on the spot. Post-mortem examination was conducted at the local Civil Hospital today. 



Games body approves Choi Kwang Do:Choi Kwang Do has been recognised by the School Games Federation of India during an executive committee meeting of the SGFI held on May 30 at Ooty Nilgiri in Tamil Nadu. Master Bikram Thapa (5th degree Black Belt USA) has been appointed as the general secretary/chief technical director of Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts.



2 killed in mishap:
Two youths were killed and one other injured when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a three-wheeler near Khudda village near Ambala Cantt on Monday. The deceased were identified as Manoj and Deepak who died on the spot. The third youth, Kala, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to local civil hospital.



One killed:
One person was killed in an accident at Rangarhi, near Manali, today when an Alto car bearing Punjab number hit Daljit (50), a resident of Nadaun village. Police sources said it was a hit-and-run case and the police were on hunt for the accused. The police confirmed that they had got the registration number of the car and the accused would be arrested soon.



Cop held:
India Reserve Battalion constable Nazir Ahmad was arrested in Tangmarg today for allegedly raping a minor girl. The girlís grandmother also died under mysterious circumstances. Reports said she was assaulted by Nazirís kin when she went to his house to settle the matter.



Two drown  at Tehri:
Three persons, including two teenage girls, died in two separate incidents in this district, official sources said here. Shobha Rana (17) and Dabli Chauhan (16), both residents of Chondhar village of the district, drowned yesterday while they were taking a bath in Tehri Dam along with two other friends, they said. The bodies of the girls were recovered and handed over to their parents after the post-mortem examination.

Yachting meet in Nainital ends:
The Indian Army organised a yachting competition to popularise the sport and give a fillip to tourism in Nainital on Sunday. The competition was held under the aegis of the Central Army Command. Lieutenant General JK Mohnati, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Army Command, said that the aim of organising the yachting competition was to popularise the sport among tourists.


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