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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Man nabbed with 35 gm of heroin

Chandigarh: The Operations Cell of the UT police has arrested a Sector 45 resident while possessing heroin. According to the police, the suspect, identified as Sukhbir Singh, alias Rinku (36), was arrested from Sector 45 while possessing 35 grams of heroin. The police said the heroin was worth around Rs2 lakh. The police have registered a case against the suspect under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Sector 34 police station. TNS

Charanjit is Addl Public Prosecutor

Charanjit Singh Bakshi

Chandigarh: The UT Administrator has appointed advocate Charanjit Singh Bakshi as Additional Public Prosecutor to defend/prosecute criminal litigation pertaining to the Administration before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The appointment was made after consultation with the Punjab and Haryana High Court. TNS

Panchkula resident duped, 1 booked

Chandigarh: A Mani Majra resident has been booked for duping a person on the pretext of providing him job. According to the police, complainant Vijay Kumar, a resident of Rajiv Colony, Sector 17, Panchkula, alleged that Ravi Kant cheated him of Rs1.32 lakh on the pretext of providing job. A case has been registered against the suspect at the Mani Majra police station. TNS

Two DSPs of UT police shifted

Chandigarh: The UT police on Friday transferred two DSPs. Dilsher Singh Chandel, who was DSP (East), has been transferred as DSP (Communication). Gurmukh Singh, who was DSP (PCR), is now DSP (East). Sita Devi, who is DSP (Training and Recruitment), will have the additional charge of DSP (PCR). Shruti Arora, who has joined the UT police on deputation, has been posted as DSP (South). Earlier, the charge of the DSP (South) was with Neha Yadav, who was promoted. The transfer orders were issued by SP Manoj Kumar Meena. TNS

Youth held for vehicle thefts

Chandigarh: A 20-year-old youth, Sanjay of EWS Colony in Dhanas, has been arrested for two-wheeler thefts. He was seen in CCTV footage while stealing a motorcycle, which led to his arrest. The police said his arrest led to the recovery of three more stolen bikes. TNS

26k appear for 61 papers on Day 2

Chandigarh: On the second day of PU exit exams, more than 26,000 students appeared for 61 papers, said Controller of Examination Dr Parvinder Singh. The exams went on smoothly. A total of 8,300 PG and 18,000 UG students appeared for the tests on Friday. Prof Parvinder Singh and his technical staff maintained that the exams were conducted in a smooth manner. He said the queries of principals/chief coordinators/chairpersons were resolved. TNS

PU suspends financial subsidy

Chandigarh: The Panjab University (PU) has decided to suspend financial subsidy to employees for attending conferences within India and abroad for the 2020-21 session. The recommendation was made by the Austerity Measures Committee held on August 13. With the PU staring at a major fund gap amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a panel has been formed under Dean University Instructions (DUI) RK Singla to decide on austerity measures for curtailing spending. TNS

Sports talent scholarship

Chandigarh: The UT Sports Department has decided to allow Sports Talent Scholarship to the outstanding players, who have represented the UT during the year 2019-20 (April 4, 2019, to March 31, 2020,) and attained the first, second and third positions in the recognised games such as archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, baseball, cricket, canoeing/kayaking, cycling, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, handball, judo, kabaddi, kho kho, lawn tennis, rifle shooting, rowing, skating, swimming, softball, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling. The scholarship form shall be filled at the website,, from October 1 to 31 till 5 pm. TNS

23-year-old held for rape attempt

Fatehgarh Sahib: The Gobindgarh police have arrested a migrant labourer, who allegedly tried to rape an eight-year-old girl in a nearby village. The investigating officer Narinder Kaur said both suspect and the victim were migrants, who live in slums in the nearby village. The 23-year-old suspect is resident of Bihar and worked as a labourer. She said the suspect had been arrested and got his medical done. He was produced in Amloh court and his police remand has been obtained. A case has been registered against him under relevant sections of the IPC. OC

Traders demand storage space

Chandigarh: Former Chandigarh Beopar Mandal president Kailash Jain has reiterated the long-pending demand of booth owners for storage space on roof of their shops. In a letter to the Prime Minister Jain urged him to give permission as traders were facing space constraints in existing structures. "The Chandigarh unit of the BJP has stood for booth owners in the last Lok Sabha elections, but no decision has been taken by the UT Administration on roof storage. As a result, booth owners are suffering," he added. TNS

from The Tribune

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