Child falls from 2nd storey, dies: Shivansh (4), son of Sanjiv Kumar of Mekhwin village in the Gehadwin area, near here, was injured seriously when he fell down from the second storey of his house on Saturday. Reports said the boy was playing with other children when he toppled over the railing and fell into the courtyard. He was rushed first to the local Primary Health Centre, then the Regional Hospital here and then to the PGI, Chandigarh. But he was declared brought dead by doctors there. Shivansh was the only son of his parents after two daughters.
Jewellery, cash worth
Rs 2.5 lakh stolen: Thieves stole jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.50 lakh in two cases of robbery here on Sunday. Reports said Rama Kant Sankhyayan, a kiryana and cement store shopkeeper at Jukhala, near here, lost Rs 1.50 lakh, a gold coin and his mobile phone in a theft that took place when he had gone home to have lunch. In another case, Lata Devi of Matiyara village at Sarkaghat in Mandi district, claimed that she had lost jewellery worth more than Rs 1 lakh kept in a bag with Des Raj, a tailor at Kutheda bazaar. The police has registered cases in both the incidents.
Rs 25,783 aid for fire victims: Workers of the local Rehri-Phadi Union have collected Rs 25,783 from residents and government officials for families of victims of a recent fire incident at the Kasakra Mohalla of Chamba town. Union president Rijhu Ram said here on Sunday that the collected amount would be distributed among the fire-affected families through the Deputy Commissioner of Chamba.
Six students suspended for hooliganism: The Government Boys Senior Secondary School suspended six of its students for indulging in clashes and indiscipline here recently. A group of Class XII students, while roaming outside the school premises during school hours, threw chilly powder in a classmate’s eyes and thrashed him severely with a bicycle chain. The local SDM, who was crossing that area at that time, nabbed the troublemakers. The three students indulging in hooliganism were immediately suspended. Three other students were also suspended for creating indiscipline.
Seminar on Naxal menace held: A seminar on tackling the growing Naxal menace in the country was held by the Strategic Studies Cell of the Kasauli Club here on Thursday. Shekhar Dutt, Governor, Chhattisgarh, delivered the keynote address and outlined the state government’s future response to meet the challenge. Defence Intelligence Agency Chief Lt Gen Kamal Davar, former IB Director Ajit Doval, former Central Army Commander Lt Gen VK Ahluwalia, Air Operations expert AVM Kapil Kak and Lt Gen A Bakshi, GOC 11 Corps, also addressed the gathering.