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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Youth held for pick-pocketing

Chandigarh: A 26-year-old youth was arrested by the local police for pick-pocketing. According to the police, complainant Vikash Kumar, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, reported that he had gone to the grain market in Sector 26 to purchase fruits. In the meantime, a person picked his pocket and stole a purse containing Rs35,000 and an Aadhaar card. The suspect tried to escape from the spot, but was nabbed by people. The suspect was identified as Kunnu Soni, a native of UP. The police were informed and a case registered against him at the Sector 26 police station. TNS

Hookah: four of Sec 7 club held

Chandigarh: The UT police checked a club, Grapho 07, in Sector 7 and found hookah being served there in violation of the District Magistrate's orders. The police said four persons — club owners Jatin and Aakash Nagpal and managers Vikas and Sandeep Kumar — were arrested in a case registered under Sections 188 and 34 of the IPC at the Sector 26 police station. All four were later released on bail. In less than a week, four cases have been registered against clubs at the Sector 26 police station for serving hookah to customers. TNS

UBS starts MBA registration

Chandigarh: University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, started online registration of candidates for admission to MBA programmes (MBA, MBA-IB, MBA-HR and MBA-EP) at UBS for the session 2021-22 on December 18 and it would continue till February 1. Candidates are advised to visit website for getting information pertaining to the eligibility criteria, online registration and application form, admission schedule and fee. TNS

Virtual X-mas celebrations

Chandigarh: The Covid-19 pandemic failed to dampen the high spirits of educators who went the extra mile to bring cheer and hope to the students of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sector 26, confined within the four walls of their homes. They effectively used the virtual platform to showcase a well-scripted play, 'Season of Hope'. The mentors cheerfully celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ through mellifluous musicals and mesmerising dance recitals. Addressing the students on the joyous occasion of Christmas, Rev. Sr. Arti, Principal, impressed upon the pertinence of upholding the virtues of humility, love and compassion in these trying times. TNS

Online yoga for self-management

Chandigarh: The Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies (ICSVS), Panjab University, is organising a 14-day online workshop on yoga for self-management till December 26. On fourth and fifth day of the workshop, a special session was conducted by Prashant Verma, a research fellow at ICSVS. He highlighted the role of yoga in curing constipation. He gave live demonstrations of various "asanas. On sixth and seventh day, a special session was organised on diabetes management. Parvinder Singh, from Punjabi University, Patiala, gave a live demonstration of various yoga "asanas" which are very beneficial in controlling diabetes, a lifestyle disease. He stressed that a balanced diet played a major role in saving us from the onset of this disease. He also warned that the "asanas" should be performed correctly and under the supervision of a yoga expert. TNS

Milk consumer awareness camp

Mohali: The Punjab Dairy Development Board organised a milk consumer awareness camp at Housefed Complex, Phase 10, here, on Monday. As many as 34 consumers brought milk samples at the camp. The results of the samples were given in writing on the spot. Dairy Development Inspector Mandeep Singh Saini said urea and neutraliser contents were checked in the milk samples and the report was found to be nil. Of the 34 samples, 33 were up to the standard while one sample was found to have water. TNS

from The Tribune

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