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Stray dog bites 12 in Mauli Jagran; diesVictims Sarita Devi, Tarun Preet
No respite from canine terror

Stray dog bites 12 in Mauli Jagran; dies

Possibility of dog being ‘rabid’; brain sample taken29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:A stray dog bit 12 persons in Mauli Jagran locality this morning.

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Rajinder Nagarkoti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 28

A stray dog bit 12 persons in Mauli Jagran locality this morning. A senior MC official said as the dog died after biting the victims and there were chances of it being rabid.

Confirming the development, Dr Kanwarjeet Singh, Joint Director, Department Of Animal Husbandry, Chandigarh Administration, said the dog had died and so they would sent the brain sample of the dead dog to the Kasauli-based Central Research Institute (CRI). The victims are from the Bhootnath Colony of Mauli Jagran and some of the victims are from Mauli Jagran village. 

Victim Sarita Devi said the dog suddenly attacked her. She tried to save herself, but all in vain.The locals had buried the dog but when the victims reached the Sector 19 dispensary, the MC officials came to know about the incident and later exhumed the carcass of the dog. A majority of patients come to the Sector 19 Anti-rabies Dispensary for  treatment. According to locals, the dog had even attacked other dogs before dying. After the dog died, there is panic among the residents of Mauli Jagran.

6-year-old among 6 bitten in Panchkula

Six persons, including a six-year-old girl, were bitten by stray dogs on Friday, a data  of the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 said. None of the cases were serious. A 65-year-old woman was also among the victims. TNS


Taking care in dog-bite case

  • Wash the injury or five minutes, allow water to run into the wound. 
  • Wash the injury site gently with anti-bacterial soap for five minutes
  • Only anti-septic solutions such as betadine should be applied.
  • Keep the wound uncovered and consult a physician

No dedicated helpline

There is no dedicated helpline for dog-bite cases in the city. In case of emergency, there is no helpline where a person can seek help. Though the MC has a helpline No. 155304, it is not functional round-the-clock.

Number of canines up

The number of stray dogs on the city streets has soared significantly over the past five years. In 2007, the number was 5,713, whereas the latest census conducted by the UT Animal Husbandry Department in 2014 put the figure at 7,847. The population of stray dogs here has risen by about 36 per cent.

MC to provide free treatment

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:To provide relief to stray dog-bite victims, the Chandigarh Municipal today decided to provide free treatment to them.

Firm operating Mohali ISBT gets notice

Firm operating Mohali ISBT gets notice

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

MOHALI:The Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at Phase VI here hit another controversy when the Mohali Municipal Corporation issued a notice to the chief general manager of the ISBT-cum-commercial complex, directing to pay “pending” property tax dues, amounting to around Rs 18 lakh, failing which the property will be attached/sealed.

Qila Mubarak: Govt marks inquiry into fund bungling

Qila Mubarak: Govt marks inquiry into fund bungling

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab government has marked an inquiry into the funds that had been received from the Centre for the renovation of historical Qila Mubarak as the Finance Department suspects some bungling of the funds by the previous SAD-BJP government.

‘Quality’ key at skill summit

‘Quality’ key at skill summit

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:“Skill Summit 2017 – a roundtable on consolidation and networking with sector skills councils for skilling India” was jointly organised by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Chandigarh today.

Awareness on prevention of malaria, dengue

Awareness on prevention of malaria, dengue

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PATIALA:A mass awareness campaign for prevention of dengue, malaria and chikungunya was flagged off by Patiala Civil Surgeon Balwinder Singh from Ranjit Nagar at 8 am.

Pay more for using city airport from May 1

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:Come May 1, passengers at the Chandigarh international airport will have to shell user development fee (UDF), ranging between Rs 250 and Rs 1,500 excluding service tax.

No headway in Baltana murder case

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Tension mounts high in Baltana as even after 18 hours, the police were clueless about the identity of the assailants who shot dead Ajay Jain (35), owner of Jain Mobile Centre, in the busy market here on Thursday night.

VIOLATION

Notices to 74 vehicle service stations

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has issued notices to 74 vehicle service stations in the city in violation of the Chandigarh Water Supply Bylaws (1st Amendment) — 2015.

MC Commissioner orders white paper on treated water projectMC HOUSE MEET

MC Commissioner orders white paper on treated water project

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:MC Commissioner B Purushartha today issued directions to MC Engineering Department officials to bring white paper on tertiary-treated water project.

Agenda to issue provisional licences to vendors rejected

Agenda to issue provisional licences to vendors rejected

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:The MC General House today rejected the agenda to issue provisional licences till the time the final approval of vending zones comes from the UT Administration.

Councillors spar with civic body official

Councillors spar with civic body official

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:High drama was witnessed at the MC General House meeting when the executive engineer, BK Dhawan, responded aggressively to an issue raised by BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil after which several councillors threatened to boycott the meeting.

No report on study tours presented for discussion

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:While the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation spent Rs 18 lakh on study tours of councillors and officials for Mumbai, Pune and Vishakhapatnam, but in the MC General House meeting no report on study tour was presented for discussion.

Fire NOC fee to be charged from city residents

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:The MC General House today resolved to charge fire no-objection certificate (NOC) fee from city residents.

GST migration camp

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PATIALA:The Central Excise and Service Tax Division will be organising a two-day free GST migration camp on the office premises, Urban Estate, Patiala, on April 29 and 30.

SNIPPETS

Three killed in road mishap

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

Zirakpur: Three youths, in their mid-20s, died when a tractor-trailer they were riding was hit by a rashly-driven car on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Friday morning.

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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

School officials granted bail

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to five officials, including the chairman and director, of a Sector 38 private school in a corporal punishment case.

After HC order, Admn announces closure of fish market

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala administration today announced the closure of fish market from the Factory Area near local bus stand after the Punjab and Haryana High Court order.

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Man booked for cheating

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

KHARAR:Bir Singh, a resident of Himachal Pardesh, was allegedly duped of Rs 85,000 by Surmukh Singh of Jagtpur village on the pretext of sending him to Dubai.

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BJF students shine in JEE (Main)

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:Eighteen students of the Bhai Jaitajee Foundation (BJF) have cleared the JEE (Main) this year.

Students literacy club at Khudda Jassu school

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:Under its Legal Literacy Mission, State Legal Services Authority, UT, inaugurated its 38th students legal literacy club in Government Model High School, Khudda Jassu village.

Degrees conferred on 260 students

Degrees conferred on 260 students

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

DERA BASSI:Government College, Dera Bassi, organised its 34th annual convocation function on its premises, here today.

Govt teachers demand job regularisation

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:A delegation of the Government Teachers’ Union (Democratic), UT, Chandigarh, along with co-ordination committee of government and MC employees and workers of the UT met Sehdev Salaria, executive member of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha regarding the regularisation of contractual teachers working in government schools of Chandigarh.

Students' attendance row: Faculty members of DES resign from PUTA

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:Miffed over the “indifference” and “failure in protecting the dignity of the faculty members of the Department of Evening Studies - Multi Disciplinary Research Centre” by the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), 21 faculty of the department today gave a mass resignation from the association.

305 conferred degrees at Bikram College

305 conferred degrees at Bikram College

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

PATIALA:As many as 305 students were conferred degrees at the annual convocation function of Government Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala.

SCHOOL NOTES

Inter-School Business Entrepreneur Challenge

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

Students of classes XI and XII from tricity schools participated in the Inter-School Business Entrepreneur Challenge Bizz Quest organised by Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School on Friday.

NSUI delegation meets Rahul Gandhi

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

Chandigarh: A delegation of the NSUI and some senior professors of Panjab University met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.

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MOHALI:A packed PCA Stadium welcomed Kings XI Punjab as they returned to Mohali after playing a few of their home games at Indore this season.

Markan Trophy: City colts in control on Day 1

29 Apr 2017 | 1:51 AM

CHANDIGARH:An all-round effort helped Chandigarh gain command over Gurdaspur on the opening day of the U-16 ML Markan Trophy at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here today.

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