In brief

A labourer from Bihar died of snakebite on Sunday. He was bitten while he was sleeping with other labourers in a field at village Bhari on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 19, 2010 3:13:43 am

Man dies of snakebite
A labourer from Bihar died of snakebite on Sunday. He was bitten while he was sleeping with other labourers in a field at village Bhari on Sunday. He was rushed to the PGI,Chandigarh,where he died during treatment. In another incident,four-year-old Karamjit,son of Mahinder Singh,a resident of village Kot Kachhwa,was bitten by a snake while playing. He is undergoing treatment in civil hospital.

Two die in separate mishaps
Jatin (25),working with Nokia company,died on the spot when his motorcycle was hit by a trailer near the general bus stand in Ambala Cantonment on Sunday. Sudesh Sharma,who was the pillion rider,was injured. The body was handed over to the family after a postmortem. In another road accident,one Mohan Lal,a resident of Railway Colony,was killed after he was hit by an unidentified truck near Tangri river bridge on NH 1,five kms from Ambala Cantonment.

After floods,schools in Ambala to open today
“The state government is doing everything to restore normalcy in the lives of those who suffered during floods,” said Haryana Health and Education Minister Geeta Bhukal,while announcing that the schools here will open on Monday. She was accompanied by Chief Parliamentary Secretary Rao Dan Singh. While interacting with the media at the PWD Rest House on Sunday,she said cheques worth Rs 2 lakh have been given to the families of those who died in the floods and another one lakh would be granted shortly.

Teen rape case: No arrest yet
Even two days after a teenaged girl was raped by a father-son duo at a cattle shed in Dhodemajra village near Chandigarh,no arrests have made yet. The suspects,Didar Singh and his son Vikramjit Singh alias Manga,are still on the run,said Investigating Officer Vijay Kumar,on Sunday. He said the police were raiding the suspected hideouts. A 13-year-old girl was raped in turns by the father-son duo,when she had gone to fetch milk from them around 5.30 pm on Friday. The victim,a Class III dropout of Rasoolpur village,told the police that first Manga,in his mid-20s,allegedly violated her. When she cried for help,Manga’s father,in his mid-50s,appeared on the scene,sent his son away and raped the girl again. Medical examination report of victim’s vaginal swabs is still awaited to establish the rape charge,said the IO.

105 truck drivers,cleaners examined at eye camp
As many as 105 truck drivers,cleaners and mechanics were examined by a team of ophthalmologists at a free eye check-up camp,organised jointly by the Indian Oil Company Limited,Baba Janki Dass Truck Operators Society,JP Eye Hospital and Yuvsatta,at Transport Union office in Phase VI on Sunday. Doctors from JP Eye Hospital examined the truck drivers,cleaners and mechanics of the area for conditions such as external eye infections,vision loss caused by nutritional deficiency,conjunctivitis,refractive errors and various other ailments and 15 patients were referred to hospitals for cataract operations. Inaugurating the camp,Chief Divisional Retail Sales Manger of Indian Oil,Sanjiv Kakkar,said,“It is common knowledge that good eyesight is the best friend of a driver. Today’s initiative is aimed at keeping them safe and in the pink of health.” Truck Operators Society president Sukhwinder Singh Chhindi expressed gratitude towards the organisers for holding the camp and IOC for launching Xtrapower,a transporter-friendly card,for truckers. The fleet card offers free personal accident insurance and medical insurance to the fleet owner and crew,in addition to loyalty points and other benefits.

SA Jain College student tops BPEd exam
SA Jain College student Usha Sharma topped the BPEd examination held by the Kurukshetra University this year. Another student,Monika,got fourth

rank. Usha is a national hockey player whereas Monika has made her mark in marksmanship.

School holds a seminar
A seminar was organised by the DMDSD Public School,Ambala Cantonment,on effective teaching learning methods,on Sunday. Resource person was educationist Prof Sajjan Singh. He apprised the teachers about the methods of effective teaching to tap the potential of students.

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