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Farewell party
: Aman Arora and Ashpreet Kaur have been adjudged “Mr Farewell” and “Ms Farewell” respectively, at the farewell party organised at KC Public School here to bid farewell to the outgoing class XII students. Students presented a cultural programme on the occasion.



Traffic diversion: Due to recarpeting of roads, vehicular traffic from junctions 48 to 58 i.e. between Sector 42 and 43 will be closed from February till 28.Motorists and residents have been requested to follow another route, according to a press note issued here.

Vidushi wins golds in skating: Vidushi Rawat, a Class II student of Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, bagged two gold medals in the Chandigarh State Roller Skating Championship, which concluded at KBDAV School, Sector 7. She clinched 6 to 8 years’ title in the girls’ quad rink race I and rink race II.



Body found
:The decomposed body of a five-year-old boy was recovered from a village pond at Gokalgarh, 3 km from here, yesterday.The deceased has been identified as Tarun, son of Dalip Prajapat. The boy had been missing since February 10. The body was sent to the PGIMS, Rohtak, for a postmortem on Friday. The police, which held inquest proceedings, has treated it as a case of death by drowning.



Three held
: Three persons, including driver Pawan Kumar, son of Chet Ram of Mastanpur-Nalagarh, Solan district, Hardip Singh and Raj Thakur both of Gara-Bagheri, Bilaspur district, were arrested and the jeep (HP-12C-4544) was impounded by the police, when it was suddenly stopped at a police naka near Garamoda on the NH 21. Thirty one logs of illegally-felled Khair trees that were being transported without any valid permit and papers were recovered from it. A case has been registered in this regard.

Arms banned
: DC Abhishek Jain has banned carrying of arms, ammunition and explosives during the month-long Chaitra festival at Baba Balak Nath shrine. The DC also informed the public that as per the ban existing on polythene in the state no devotee should bring any polythene material to the place, which was a punishable offence. He also reviewed other amenities and security arrangements made by the district administration during the festival.

Ambulance donated
: Under ‘Vikas Mai Jan Sehyog’ program, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Kangra Sandeep Batnagar on Friday handed over keys of an ambulance to the Sanatan Dharam Sabha for the service of patients in the local Civil hospital and the Tanda Medical College. ADC said this ambulance service would go a long way in helping needy patients. Vice President of the sabha Narinder Trehan said the ambulance would be available round the clock for the patients on government rates.

31 shopkeepers fined
: Assistant controller, weight and measurement, Dharamsala division, KL Dogra conducted a random checking in Nurpur and Kangra circles and fined 31 shopkeepers. Rs 53,500 were recovered from them. Dogra told here on Friday that the shopkeepers were fined for less weighing, excess charging, using the weight and measurements without passing and selling package commodities without declaration under the rules.

Man arrested: The Indora police arrested Ajay Kumar, son of Mangat Ram of Jaint village in connection with the alleged murder of Ashok Kumar (32), son of Milkhi Ram of the same village, on Friday. DSP Hari Ram said the body of the deceased was found hanging on a tree in the field near his house. The police has suspected a murder and lodged an FIR under Section 302 of the IPC. The body has been sent for postmortem examination.



Lone, Sagar call on Governor
: The Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, Mohammad Akbar Lone, and the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Mohammad Sagar, called on Governor NN Vohra here on Friday.They briefed him about the arrangements made for the Governor’s Address to the joint session of both Houses and the business of the ensuing session of the state legislature, which commences from February 22. 

Army distributes sewing machines: The Tithwal Brigade today distributed sewing machines, blankets and utility items among Veer Naaris and ex-servicemen in Rajouri. The event was attended by the General Officer Commanding, Ace of Spades Division, Commander, Tithwal Brigade, Rajouri District Commissioner JP Singh, SSP, Rajouri, Shafqat Ahmed Watali and other senior officers of the Army, the civil administration and the police. At least 282 ex-servicemen, 30 Veer Naaris and all sarpanches of villages in the area of responsibility of Jhangar Battalion of the Brigade attended the event. 

33 kg poppy straw seized
: The police seized 33 kg of poppy straw in the Srigufwara area of Liver village in Anantnag district today. A police spokesman said the poppy straw seized was lying by the roadside. A case had been registered and investigations started.



Khan Mussoorie NSUI chief
:Wasim Khan was elected president of the Mussoorie wing of the NSUI at a hotel, near Kingcraig, today. In a press note, the elected president stated the elections were conducted in the presence of DRO Harpal Singh Bisht from Dehradun. Other executive committee members elected on the occasion were vice-president Devender Panwar, general secretary Rajesh Kairwan, delegate representatives Dhanvir Singh Kumain, Amreen, Ravinder Tamta and Upasna Nautiyal. Khan thanked party workers.


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