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131 cancer patients benefit from relief fund in Fatehgarh Sahib
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 13
An amount of Rs 1.44 crore has been provided to 131 cancer patients in the district from Chief Minister Relief Fund. While presiding over the meeting with health department officials, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman, District Health Society, Arun Shekri directed them to ensure proper medical facilities, medicines and other services for patients.

“Besides this, Rs 5.55 lakh have been distributed under Mata Kaushalia Kalyan Yojana among women who delivered their babies at government hospitals. As many as 109 BPL women benefited from this scheme. Under the tuberculosis control programme, 372 patients are being treated free-of-cost by the health department,” he said.

Sekhri said a survey was also being conducted in slum areas of Mandi Gobindgarh, to trace out cases of tuberculosis so that the patients could be treated,” he said.

A special cleanliness drive would be started in the district soon, he said. “All necessary arrangements will be made to clear waterlogged areas and stop breeding of mosquitoes,” said Shekri.

The health sector was the top priority of the government and no stone would be left unturned to serve the patients, said the DC.


Theft at Panchkula Govt College
12 monitors, 12 central processing units, 20 inverter batteries stolen
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 13
Thieves struck at Government College, Sector 1, and decamped with monitors, central processing units (CPUs) and inverter batteries today. The theft has exposed the slack approach of the police towards intensifying patrolling.

There were no CCTV cameras in the college.

Station house officer of the Sector 5 police station Mukesh Kumar said 12 monitors, 12 CPUs and 20 inverter batteries had been stolen.

The miscreants also took away six taps.

"It seems to be the handiwork of three to four miscreants. They might have scaled the wall," said Kumar.

The guard at the gate failed to spot the thieves.

The role of an insider cannot be ruled out. "Someone might have guided the miscreants to the computer room and washrooms," said the official.

The Panchkula police had directed the college authorities to install CCTV cameras on the premises, but they failed to do so.

The police foiled a theft bid at a jewellery shop in Sector 20 yesterday. So far, the police has not made any headway in theft cases reported from Sector 12-A and sector 15.

Police remand of accused extended

Mohali: The court today extended the police remand of the sixth suspect in an assault case by one day.

The accused was arrested for allegedly assaulting IAS officer and Director-General, School Education, Punjab, Kahan Singh Pannu in Uttarakhand.

The remand of the suspect, Sarabjeet Singh of Dheri village, Ludhiana district, was extended by the court of Judicial Magistrate-cum-Duty Magistrate HS Bajwa. The police had sought a remand of three days, but the court extended it by only one day.

The cyber wing of the police stated that Sarabjeet Singh was present at the spot on the day of the assault on Pannu. The police said he was allegedly an accomplice of the prime suspect, Gurvinder Singh, alias Baba Panesar.

A case under Sections 295A, 298, 500 and 120B of the IPC and Section 66A of the IT Act has been registered. The arrested suspects are Gurvinder Singh, Darshan Singh, Baljinder Singh, Gursewak Singh and Sukhwinder Singh.


Mauli Baidwan
Five arrested in firing case
Our Correspondent

Mohali, July 13
In a new twist to the Mauli Baidwan firing case, five persons have been arrested after the registration of a cross case by the police here today. The arrested persons are Gursewak Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Laadi, Dalbara Singh and Bachitar Singh. Two of them—Gursewak Singh and Gurwinder Singh—were injured in the firing which took place on July 5. They are said to be supporters of Kiranbir Singh Kang, vice-president, SAD.

SP (City) Swarandeep Singh said in the cross case the five arrested persons had been booked under Sections 452, 323, 324, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Section 3 of the SC Act.

Earlier, 15 supporters of former Minister and SAD halqa in-charge Balwant Singh Ramoowalia were booked by the police under Sections 307, 336, 451, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Section 25/27 of the Arms Act. Those booked included Baljit, Gurdeep, Ranjit, Gurtej, Gurjinder, Sukhwinder, Bikram, Gursewak, Harvinder Pal, Harjinder, Sukhwinder, Hardeep, Harjinder, Gurinder and Junni.

In the post-panchayat election violence, six persons were injured in Mauli Baidwan village.

The police said both the groups had been accusing the other side of attacking first.

After the incident of firing, former sarpanch Avtar Singh along with other villagers tried to block traffic near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan, but later moved to Landran to make the road blockage more effective. They demanded action against Ramoowalia.

It is learnt that the group that won the panchayat elections in the village owed allegiance to Kiranbir Singh Kang, while the losing group owed allegiance to SAD halqa in-charge Ramoowalia.



Inspector injured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
An inspector suffered injuries after being hit by a three-wheeler in Sector 42 on Friday evening. He was admitted to the GMSH-16. Jasminder Singh was on night duty and had gone to an accident site when he met with the accident. A case has been registered in this connection.

In another accident, a Home Guards volunteer sustained injuries after being hit by a scooter. The injured, Lalan Yadav, was rushed to Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

Yadav was trying to stop a scooterist who had jumped the red lights when the two-wheeler hit him.



Siddharth, Sanjana win yoga meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
Around 50 students participated in an inter-school yoga competition at Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School. Siddharth and Sanjana of the host school were declared winners in the under-16 boys’ and girls’ categories respectively.

Ankush Khepar of St Soldier Internationl Convent School, Mohali, was declared the winner in boys’ under-14 category. In the girls’ category of the same age group, Deepika Dalal of DC Montessori School was the winner.

In the under-10 boys’ category, Mayank Bisht from DC Montessori Smart School, Mani Majra, was the winner, followed by Divyansh Vashisth of Stepping Stones and Anmol of The Olive School, Thol. In the under-10 girls’ category, Shubhika Dahiya of DC Montessori Smart School bagged the first prize.

The Olive School, Thol; St. Xavier's High School, Mohali; DC Montessori Smart School, Mani Majra, St Soldier International Convent School, Mohali; Chitkara International School, Chandigarh, and the organising school participated in the meet.



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