Sadbhavana Divas: ‘Sadbhavana Divas’ was organised here on Thursday at the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex in which large number of officers and employees participated. DC Nandita Gupta administered the oath of national integration and unity of the entire nation. She said peace, brotherhood, goodwill and tranquillity among all sections of our society were the guarantee of our faster progress and prosperity and if we are to go ahead in every field as a nation then we all must take precautions to ensure that this balance is never disturbed.
Elected unopposed: The ABVP has captured all four seats of the Students Central Association (SCA) of Government College at Salooni when its candidates were declared elected unopposed before the date of elections. The college falls in the Dalhousie Assembly constituency of Chamba district. President- Manish Sharma, vice-president- Vaibhav Sharma, general secretary- Manju and joint secretary- Dharmender Kumar were declared elected
Patwari charge-sheeted: Hamirpur DC Abhishek Jain has issued a charge sheet to a patwari working at Bijhad for issuing forged revenue certificates. Patwari Amarjeet Singh has been charged of issuing forged bona fide certificates and wrong revenue papers to people. The DC said after receiving reply from him an inquiry would be conducted by the Badsar SDM.
Labourer killed: A Nepalese, Sonam (20), daughter of Kurma, working with the GREF as a labourer, was killed in an accident at 19 Miles on the Manali-Leh highway on Thursday as a tanker (JK 02-AG-7974) hit her on the road. She was rushed to a hospital at Manali, but succumbed to her
9 inducted into IAS: Nine officers belonging to the HAS cadre have been inducted to the IAS with the approval of the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Those who have been appointed include Sarvshri Shekhar Gupta, Mohan Chauhan, RS Gupta, Rajender Singh, Amar Singh
Rathore, Padam Singh Chauhan, Arun Kumar Sharma, BM Nanta and PS Draik.
Man run over by truck: A person was run over by a speeding truck at Ner Chowk on National Highway-21 yesterday evening. After the accident the truck driver ran away from the scene taking advantage of darkness and is still
absconding. According to the police, around 8.30 pm a truck (HP-33A-2337), which was on its way to Mandi from
Sundernagar, ran over a youth at Ner Chowk, who was killed on the spot. The deceased was identified as Rajesh Kumar (28) from Urla Thas village in Kullu district.
Purse snatched: A youth snatched a purse from a schoolteacher at Trikuta Nagar here on Thursday. Anuradha was on her way to a private school when the youth, who was on a mobike, snatched her purse at Trikuta Nagar. In her complaint, the victim stated that the purse contained an ATM card and some documents.
Body of youth found: The body of a youth was recovered from near Trikuta Nagar police station here on Thursday evening. Official sources said some passersby spotted the body and informed the police. The body was sent to the Government Medical College for an autopsy.
Trauma centres: The Department of Health has undertaken the construction of six trauma centres on national highways in the state, Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma said in the Legislative Council on Thursday. While the trauma centres at Qazigund, Gund and Leh had been completed, those at Kargil, Mahanpur and Thatri were expected to be completed during the current financial year.
Mughal Road: Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Nasir Aslam Wani said in the Legislative Council that the Shopian area was gifted with beautiful tourist spots like Raineru, Dubjan, Acharba, Kongwatan, Sedav, Sangarwani and waterbodies like Nundansar, Chandansar and Kolnrnag that had enough tourism potential. The Mughal Road was expected to be completed by March, 2011. This road would boost all-round development of the area.
Interaction with Veer Naris: An interaction with the Veer Naris of Udhampur district was organised by the Family Welfare Organisation (FWO), Northern Command, at Udhampur Military Station on Thursday. Deepa Bhardwaj, regional president of the FWO, Northern Command, along with other functionaries interacted with the widows and mothers of brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the country during various operations. She said Veer Naris were part of the Indian Army family, and the organisation would make every single effort to assist them.
Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary
celebrated: To create mass awareness about renewal energy, various programmes were organised here on Thursday to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The birth anniversary was observed as Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas. A mass rally of schoolchildren was organised. The rally was flagged off by Udhampur DC Ajay Khajuria, who stressed the importance of renewable energy.
500 cadets attend NCC camp: A ten-day NCC camp got underway here on Thursday. The camp is attended by 500 cadets from all over the state, including 70 girls . Lt Col BS Ahluwalia said:“Discipline and unity is the motto of NCC camps and the students attending the camp will be taught to lead the life in disciplined manner.” He said that the purpose of the camp is to prepare students for Thal Sainik camp and Republic Day camp 2010. The students will be trained in weapon training, firing, map reading and battle craft.