CM mourns jawan’s death: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu condoled the death of Jat Regiment soldier Monu, a resident of Gamda village in Narnaud sub-division in Hisar. The last rites of the martyr were performed at his native village with full military honours on Tuesday. Monu died when his bunker along the Line of Control in Nowgam village of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir caught fire.
Farmers block traffic: Farmers blocked traffic on the Pehowa-Ambala-Chandigarh state highway on Tuesday to protest against the low paddy price being offered to them in the mandis. As many as 100 farmers sat on the road and raised slogans against the government at 4 pm. SDM and DSP, Pehowa, reached the spot and managed to pacify the farmers following which the agitators lifted the blockade.
Varsity XEN held for graft: Satish Vij, an Executive Engineer at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, was arrested by the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB) at Panchkula on Monday evening receiving a bribe of Rs 75,000 from the owner of an outsourcing agency. The agency- Friends Security Services--was providing 337-odd outsourced employees to the university and its term of contract had ended in August. Harish Kumar, a partner in the agency, alleged in his complaint to the SVB that Satish Vij was demanding Rs 2 lakh as a bribe for releasing the payment of Rs 25 lakh already paid to the outsourced employees. Later, Vij lowered his demand to Rs 75,000.
Man held for raping minor: The police on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of raping a four-year-old girl of Dhaturi village. The accused, Bhairam, is a native of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. He was living in a rented accommodation in the village near Gannaur. He would be produced in court tomorrow, the police said. After registering a case against the accused, the police got the girl examined at the Civil Hospital in
Boy’s body recovered: The body of Abhineit (in pic) was recovered from Hamida headworks on Tuesday afternoon. Three boys- Abhineit (13) of Chaudhry Colony, Boby (16) of Geeta Colony and Rahul (17) of Gadhauli- had gone missing while bathing in the Western Yamuna Canal (WYC) near Darwa village on Sunday. The boys' parents found their clothes and shoes on the bank of the canal. His body was taken out of the canal with the help of divers. Rescue teams are making efforts to locate the other two boys- Boby and
DAV College stand first: On the second-day of the Inter-Zonal Youth Festival held at Guru Nanak Girls College on Tuesday, DAV College for Girls, Yamunanagar zone, stood first in choreography and Arya PG College, Karnal zone, second.