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670 girls get bicycles:
Bicycles were distributed to 670 schoolgirls of 10 villages in the district under the Mai Bhago Vidya scheme here today.



Red Cross distributes Diwali gifts:
Red Cross Society, Punjab State Branch, distributed walkers, blankets and medicines to the needy patients and fruits to the indoor patients. Over 500 packets of fruits were distributed.

Teachers’ training workshop: Ryan International School, Chandigarh, hosted a two-day long ‘Teachers Training Workshop’ in association with National Civil Defence College, Nagpur. The teachers were told to adopt and develop preventive and mitigation strategies to deal with different natural and manmade disasters.

Man held for gambling: The local police has arrested one Ravi Chauhan, of Dhanas village, for gambling. Rs 7,200 were recovered from his possession.

Two booked for assault: The police has booked a man for assaulting a resident of the Police Lines, Sector 26. The complainant, Gurmit Singh, alleged that the accused, Harkesh, hit him near Gate No. 4 of the Police Lines on September 30. The complainant reportedly got injured and was admitted to the PGI. A case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered. In another case, Vijay Kumar, a resident of Sector 29 complained to the police that one Tinku, of the same sector, thrashed and threatened him at his residence on Wednesday. A case was registered at the Industrial Area police station. Meanwhile, a head constable with the local traffic police, Balwinder Singh, has lodged a complaint against a security guard of the PGI for allegedly abusing him near the main gate of the hospital today. A case was registered against the guard, Jitender Pal Singh of Naya Gaon.

Vehicle theft: A motorcycle belonging to a resident of Mani Majra was stolen from Shivalik Park there. The police registered a case on the complaint of the victim, Balihar. Meanwhile, a resident of Sector 40, Sukhdev Singh, alleged that one Ansul, of Sector 56, was caught red handed from SCO No. 356, Sector 40, while stealing his cycle. The accused has been arrested.

Ornaments stolen: A local resident, Sanjeev Kumar, reported that someone stole gold ornaments, including gold necklace and earrings besides five tola silver from his house. A case under Section 380 of the IPC has been registered.

Car owner in police net: A case was registered against the owner of car number PB-08-CA-5782 for hitting one Harsimran Kaur of Sector 44. Her sister Sukhpreet Kaur alleged the driver hit Harsimran near the road dividing Sectors 36 and 37. The victim was injured and later admitted to hospital.

Driving licence suspended: A local court today suspended the driving licence of a Mohali resident for a month in a drunken driving case. Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Phase X, was challaned last night. Earlier, he was also challaned in July. A fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed on him.

Placement drive:
Nine MBA students were selected in the placement drive at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Jhanjeri. Decathlon Sports India Pvt Ltd held a placement drive for the recruitment of MBA students. The company officials conducted a rigorous interview. The interview process consisted of a PPT, GD and PI. The selection team took all the candidates to the college grounds and tested them for their interest in sports. The selected candidates will be given a package of Rs 3 Lakh per annum along with other incentives and perks. They will be placed at Ludhiana and Mohali.


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