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26 new dengue cases in Mohali

26 new dengue cases in Mohali

Twenty-six cases of dengue were reported while 94 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing on Wednesday. - File photo

Mohali: Twenty-six cases of dengue were reported while 94 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing on Wednesday. This month alone, 1,195 cases of dengue have been reported, taking the district tally to 3,826. In the past five days, 94 cases have surfaced. So far, 37 deaths have been reported due to dengue. TNS

Immigration firm offices checked

Mohali: SDM Harbans Singh, DSP (City-1) Gursher Singh Sandhu and the Mataur SHO on Wednesday jointly checked offices of eight immigration firms in Phase 5, 7, 3B2 and 8 and checked their licences and documents. Officials said the monthly statements of the firms had been submitted to the District Magistrate. TNS

Man arrested for snatching

Chandigarh: The police have arrested Mehtab Ali (28), a resident of Burail village, for allegedly snatching a woman’s bag. The complainant reported that a man ran after snatching her bag near the Sector 44/45/50/51 light point on November 23. The police were informed and the suspect apprehended from near the spot. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station. TNS

Fake number on tempo: Man held

Chandigarh: The police have arrested Sandeep Singh, a resident of Mauli Jagran, for affixing a fake number plate on a tempo. The vehicle owner had reported the matter to the police following which the suspect was nabbed from near the Vikas Nagar light point. A case has been registered at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS

Liquor boxes seized in city

Chandigarh: The police have seized 163 liquor boxes from different parts of the city. A team of the Industrial Area police station seized 108 liquor boxes from a truck near the Verka plant in the Industrial Area, Phase I. The police booked Ranjit Singh and Nishant, who had loaded the liquor boxes in the truck, under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act and Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC. In another incident, the operation cell recovered 55 boxes of liquor, which were loaded in a pick-up at Mani Majra. The suspect, Rajesh, was booked in the case. TNS

Traffic diversion

Chandigarh: In view of the construction work on an underpass near the Zirakpur barrier, the police have decided to divert medium and heavy (goods and passenger) vehicles heading from the city towards Zirakpur at the Hallo Majra light point. The vehicles will be diverted towards the road leading to the Industrial Area, Panchkula and Baltana. — TNS

Satluj Public register win

Panchkula: Satluj Public School, Sector 4, defeated Sarthak School, Sector 12, by 85 runs in the ongoing U-19 Inter-School Cricket Tournament. Bating first, Satluj scored 195/3 in the allotted 20 overs. Ayush contributed unbeaten 73 runs for the side. Kabir (50) and Dipender Kush (27) were the other two main performers. Aman Deol (1/17) was the lone wicket taker. In reply, Sarthak School lads bundled out for 110 runs in 17.4 overs. Ankit (41) and Luvjeet (19) were the only two main contributors in the chase. Arnav Dubey and Ujjwal Sharma claimed four wickets each for the bowling side. TNS

Certification course

Chandigarh: Teaching faculty of National Cricket Academy (NCA) will conduct a hybrid level-1 coaches certification course for the Union Territory Cricket Association (UTCA), Chandigarh, from December 6 to 11. Those interested can register at till November 25. TNS

Hockey trials today

Chandigarh: Hockey Chandigarh will organise trials to select men's senior team for the coming 11th Hockey India National Championship. The trials will be held on Thursday at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium from 2 pm. According to Anil Vohra, general secretary, only players who are registered with Hockey Chandigarh will be eligible to participate in the trials. TNS

Stone of fire station laid

Mohali: Foundation stone of a fire station was laid at Sector 78 here on Wednesday. The local Municipal Corporation is constructing the station. Former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said there was a great need for another fire station in the area and the new station would be constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore. TNS

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