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Man, son held for setting girl ablaze:
The police have arrested one Banwari Lal and his son Raj Pal of village Dharangwala for allegedly setting a minor girl ablaze. The arrests have been made under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as the victim, Manju, had succumbed to the burn injuries during treatment at the Dayanand Medical College Hospital, Ludhiana.



Directorate of Sports, Panjab University, will organise a two-day national conference “Sports Sciences and Sports Physiotherapy.” The event will be inaugurated by Prof RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor of the university tomorrow. Resource persons will be Dr AK Uppal, former Vice-Chancellor, Laxmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior; Dr G. Rajaraman, sports editor of a Delhi-based newspaper, and AGK Sinha, associate professor and head, department of physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala.



Memorandum submitted:
A deputation of the HP State Contract College Lecturers’ Association met Education Minister ID Dhiman here on Thursday evening and presented him a memorandum. They said they have been recruited by the HP Public Service Commission and were also entitled to all benefits of regular college lecturers, However, they were being treated like other contract employees and are being denied benefits. The minister assured them that he would take up the matter with the Chief Minister.

Drugs seized:
The district police while on patrolling have recovered 563 banned capsules of parvon spas and proxivon from two persons at different points in the district during the past 24 hours. DSP, Chamba, KB Verma said here on Friday that cases under the relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act had been registered against the accused at Chowari and Chamba Sadar police stations of the district.

Snow woes: Residents of the far-off Hadsar, Nayagran areas in Bharmour tribal sub-division and the Bairagarh and Langera areas in Churah sub-division in Chamba district have still been facing hardships due to the blockade of roads in the aftermath of recent unprecedented snowfall and landslides at certain places as a sequel to the widespread heavy rains. Officials of the HRTC have confirmed that the buses could not be plied on these routes for the past about two months due to blockade of roads following flurry of blizzard in the district.

New candidate:
Zila parishad member from Hamirpur district and Congress leader Yashvir Pathania has urged general secretary of the All-India Congress Committee and in charge of the state Congress Chaudhary Virender Singh to field a new face from the Badsar Assembly constituency in the next election. Pathania said he had recently met the Congress leader in New Delhi and appealed him to field a candidate with a clean image in this constituency.

9 caught copying:
Nine students of Class X caught copying by a flying squad in this subdivision on Friday. SDM, Kangra, Vinay Kumar said a three-member team headed by him made a surprise inspection at five examination centres, which included senior secondary schools of Dhaulatpur, Samloti, Sunhi and Sarohtri, on Friday where examination of Class X was being conducted by the HPBSE.

Suicide by girl:
A 17-year-old girl from Junga (Shimla), who eloped with a boy identified as Sandeep (18) of Bhawarna in Kangra district a few days ago, consumed poison at a deserted place near here on Friday. The police received information from the 108 Atal Ambulance Services that had brought them to the local civil hospital in a serious condition. Later, they were referred to Tanda medical college, but the girl died on the way to the hospital, whereas the boy is still battling for his life in the hospital.


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