Machine operator dies in mishap: An operator of the greader machine was killed on the spot and his helper injured when the machine which he was operating for widening the road swerved and rolled about 300 metre down the hillside near Batnala in the Chowari area of the district on Wednesday night, according to a police report. The deceased had been identified as Virender Singh of Powal village in Ropar (Punjab) while injured Vinod Kumar had been rushed to a nearby hospital.
Man gets 7-year imprisonment: Bhupesh Sharma, Additional District and Sessions Judge,
Hamirpur, has convicted Vikesh Kumar of Dhawali village under Sarkaghat
tehsil, Mandi, under the NDPS Act and sentenced him to seven-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000. ADA Vipul Sharma said the accused was arrested by the police with 238 grams of charas on March 3, 2011.
Gas firm staff’s bag snatched: A man snatched a bag containing cash over Rs 1 lakh from an employee of a gas company on Wednesday. The police said Man Singh, an employee of Surjit Gas Company,
Hamirpur, was going to deposit the cash in the local branch of the PNB on Wednesday morning when a person hit him and he fell down. After that the accused fled with the money.
Woman dies of poisoning: A 25-year-old woman and mother of two children died at the DRPGMC, Tanda, on Thursday following the consumption of some poison. The police said Shubna Devi of Chickli Nori village falling under Baijnath police station was married to Rajender Kumar of the village. She had her second child three months back and was under depression since then.
Sandeep Dutta is Bar Assn chief: Sandeep Dutta has been elected president of the District Bar Association. Surinder Chauhan and Prashant Sain have been elected vice-president and general secretary, respectively.