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Monday, 30 November 2020

Schoolteacher’s purse snatched

Chandigarh: An Activa-borne miscreant allegedly snatched a purse from a schoolteacher in Sector 19. According to the police, the victim, Dimpy Verma (32), a teacher at a private school in Sector 7, was going with her friend when the miscreant snatched her purse containing Rs300, an ATM card and important documents on November 28. The police were informed following which a case was registered at the Sector 19 police station. TNS

Hookah: Club owner booked

Chandigarh: The owner of a nightclub in Sector 26 has been booked by the UT police after they found that hookah was being served to customers. The police said the hookah was being served to customers at the Ministry of Bar Exchange on November 28 in violation of the District Magistrate's order. A case under Section 188 of the IPC was registered against club owner Neeraj Kharab at the Sector 26 police station. TNS

Draw of lots for vendors on December 3

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will conduct draw of lots for giving sites to the remaining registered vendors on December 3. The draw will be held at 11:30 am at the market board office in Sector 26 vegetable market. Vendors of Colony No. 4 and the Sector 26 mandi will be given sites. TNS

Rotary Club offers yeoman service

Chandigarh: The Rotary Club of Chandigarh played a key role in the rehabilitation of jhuggi-dwellers at Saketri who were rendered homeless by a massive fire on the day of Diwali. As soon as they received a call around 3 pm, the Rotarians were among the first to reach the spot. Fire was still smoldering when the Rotary team got busy working out immediate relief logistics and arranged food and blankets. With a helping hand from several NGOs and religious institutions, the Rotarians distributed quilts, blankets, utensils, buckets and tarpals among the people affected by the fire. They also made other arrangements like food and temporary shelter for them. Next day, Rotary Club members arranged bamboos, poles and tarpals to help jhuggi-dwellers in their rehabilitation. TNS

District Sports Officer retires

Chandigarh: Handball coach Ravinder Singh (Laddi), who also remained the District Sports Officer (DSO), retired after serving for 33 years in the UT Sports Department on Sunday. Known for nurturing many players to international ranks and as a confident administrator, Singh remained the DSO for three consecutive years. He joined the department as a junior coach in 1987. Thereafter, he was promoted to the ranks of handball coach in 2003 and senior handball coach in 2012. TNS

10-day orientation programme at PEC

Chandigarh: Punjab Engineering College (deemed-to-be-university) will start classes for new batch of engineers on December 2. The batch of 2024 was invited to an online orientation programme to provide them with a proper introduction for this new chapter in their lives and to acclimatise the students with the vision, infrastructure and facilities of the institute through presentations and speaker sessions. The 10-day programme, which began on Sunday, will include presentations by department heads, interaction with various faculties, motivational and interactive sessions by dignitaries to mention a few. TNS

from The Tribune

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