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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Two held with arms, narcotics

Mohali: The Sohana police have arrested two persons and seized a country-made pistol, ammunition and narcotics from their possession at Housefed Society in Sector 79. The suspects are Gurjant Singh, a resident of Kamala Bodla, Ferozepur, and Arunpal Singh, a resident of Balachaur. They were arrested for possessing illicit arms and indulging in drug peddling. TNS

Get coupons for diwali stalls

Chandigarh: With Diwali around the corner, the MC will start issuing coupons to shopkeepers for putting up temporary stalls in various markets, except for Sectors 1 to 6, from November 1 to 11. Besides the MC head office in Sector 17 and other sub-offices, coupons will be available at community centres in Sectors 16, 19, 46 and Mani Majra near Shivalik Garden. An official said shopkeepers could seek permission for three or seven days. TNS

Traders' assn chief honoured

Chandigarh: Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, president of the Chandigarh Traders' Association, Sector 17, here, was honoured with the Chandigarh Rattan Award by Narinder Bhatia, president and members of the Shri Sanatan Dharam Dasehra Committee for commendable contribution to cause of humanity by battling the pandemic, at a function here on Monday. The committee chooses one personality for this award every year from the city for his or her services towards society. TNS

Bid to rob ATM: 2 more arrested

Zirakpur: Two more persons have been arrested for bid to rob an ATM on VIP Road here on October 20. Four persons have already been arrested and a vehicle used in the crime was seized. Deepak Sharma, a resident of Dafarpur village, Dera Bassi, and Gurpreet Singh, alias Tinku, a resident of village Devi Nagar, Sector 3, Panchkula, were arrested. Deepak, who is a bank employee, has been remanded in two-day police custody while Gurpreet will be produced in a court on Tuesday. Zirakpur SHO Rajpal Singh Gill said: "Another accomplice, Abhishek, is still absconding." TNS

More flights to Goa, Mumbai

Mohali: Two new domestic flights, one for Goa and another for Mumbai, have been added to the winter schedule of the Chandigarh international airport. Now, there are three direct flights to Mumbai from the city daily. Chandigarh international airport PRO Prince Dildar said: "The winter schedule will keep on updating as and when airlines begin new flights." Six flights, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad, will halt at the airport overnight and take off early in the morning. TNS

Inter-university webinar

Panchkula: The placement cell and Hindi Department of Kalka Government College organised an inter-university webinar under the supervision of Principal Premila Malik on Monday. The chief orator of the online event was Dr Satyapal Sehgal, Professor, Panjab University. He discussed the scope of employment for Hindi department students. The placement cell in-charge, Dr Sunita Chauhan, and other officials urged the students to take part in the webinar. TNS

from The Tribune

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