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Friday, 9 October 2020

1 held for giving phone to prisoner

Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a resident of Balongi in Mohali for providing a mobile phone to an inmate of the Burail jail. Three phones were recovered from Burail jail inmates Ravinder Singh, alias Kali, an associate of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, Rajan Bhatti, alias Rajbir, and Pardeep, alias Naggad, during a surprise check of barrack number 10 on September 26. The police had registered a case against the trio under Section 52A-(I) D of the Prisons Act at the Sector 49 police station. During an investigation, it was found that Bipin, a resident of Balongi, Mohali, had provided one of the mobile phones to Kali. Bipin was arrested. TNS

Biker succumbs to injuries at PGI

Chandigarh: A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding car on the road separating Sector 9 and 10. According to the police, complainant Avinash Kumar, a resident of Nayagaon, reported that the motorcycle, being ridden by his father Videsh Pal, was hit by a Verna car near the small chowk on the road on October 6. He was seriously injured and admitted to the PGI, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The car was being driven by Lovely, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26. The police have registered a case against the car driver at the Sector 3 police station. TNS

2 days on, fire put out at dadu majra

Chandigarh: After two days of firefighting, the MC on Thursday succeeded in putting out the fire at the dumping ground. Residents of Dadu Majra, Sector 38 (West) and Sector 25 complained of breathing problems and a burning sensation in their eyes as thick smoke engulfed the surrounding areas. TNS

Society donates wheelchair

Chandigarh: The Cerebral Palsy Sports Society of Punjab, affiliated to the Cerebral Palsy Sports Federation of India (CPSFI), presented a wheelchair to a 16-year-old girl, Aanchal, who is suffering from cerebral palsy since childhood. The 16-year- old is a resident of Ram Darbar. Ajit Singh, former Director Sports Authority of India, started the initiative to find such children and help them. TNS

Development programme

Chandigarh: The Department of Computer Science and Applications and Human Resource Development Centre, PU, are organising a seven-day faculty development programme (FDP) on 'Artificial Intelligence in Human Life'. Prof RK Singla, Dean University Instructions, talked about the theme of the programme. Prof Sikander Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, was the chief guest for the inaugural session. TNS

Lecture on floral diversity

Chandigarh: MCM DAV College for Women organised a Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)-sponsored online awareness lecture on 'Floral Diversity and Plant Conservation Strategies'. TNS

Winners of video contest

Chandigarh: Mehak Aggarwal, an MCA student at the DCSA, Tanya Ahuja pursuing BA Hons at the ISSER and Jhanvi Sabharwal pursuing BSc from SD College claimed the joint first position in a video-making competition organised by the Panjab University Alumni Association and the Interdisciplinary Department of Swami Vivekananda Studies. TNS

Scholars air grievances

Chandigarh: Panjab University Research Scholars Association (PURSA) representatives met both DSWs of the PU and highlighted the problems being faced by them. "The authorities accepted a few demands. It was decided that scholars not staying in hostels need not pay HRA to the hostels. Instead, they will submit an application with a rent slip with signature of the owner in the hostel office or DSW office. The official notice will be released soon," said a representative. TNS

Honour for actor, cop, Philanthropist

Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, philanthropist Karan Gilhotra and UT police Inspector Narinder Patial were felicitated by the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday to recognise their contribution towards children's education by donating smart phones. Sonu Sood was not present on the occasion. They were awarded certificates of appreciation for their generous contribution towards child rights. Inspector Narinder, SHO of the Sector 26 police station, also donated 100 pair of shoes for children on the occasion. TNS

Fake social media account, 1 booked

Chandigarh: An unknown person has been booked for creating a fake Instagram account of a minor girl and posting objectionable comments on the profile. Sources said the suspect created the Instagram account of a 14-year-old girl residing in Sector 51. Her elder sister submitted a police complaint, following which a case has been registered at the Sector 49 police station. TNS

Woman hangs herself to death

Chandigarh: A 38-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Sector 46 on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Jasbir Kaur. Her kin found her hanging after which they rushed her to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where she was declared brought dead. The police said no suicide note was found from the spot. Inquest proceedings have been initiated by the police at the Sector 34 police station. TNS

Man held with 1-kg cannabis

Panchkula: The Panchkula police have arrested a man with 1 kg of cannabis. The suspect has been identified as Krishan Kumar, a native of Moradabad district. At present, he is residing in Chandimandir on a rented accommodation. He was produced before a court, which sent him to judicial custody. TNS

Implementation of scheme reviewed

Chandigarh: Sorabh Arora, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, reviewed the progress of awareness programme and proper implementation of the PM SVANidhi scheme in Chandigarh on Thursday. During a meeting, he directed the enforcement staff and vendor cell officials to take a strong follow-up with street vendors registered with the MC and create awareness among them regarding Rs500 waived off per month in the monthly vending fee to the beneficiary who will avail of the loan benefit under the PM SVANidhi scheme. TNS

Youth elopes with minor girl, booked

Zirakpur: A youth was booked for allegedly eloping with a minor girl on the promise of marrying her. According to information, the girl's father told the police that Sachin eloped with his 15-year-old girl on October 6. While leaving the house, she also took away her Aadhaar card and Rs35,000. They kept on looking for her, but to no avail. The girl later called them and informed that she had run away with Sachin. She also told her family members to not to search for them. The police have registered a case against the youth. TNS

from The Tribune

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