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Posted at: Jan 13, 2018, 1:44 AM; last updated: Jan 13, 2018, 1:44 AM (IST)

52-yr-old man hangs self

Chandigarh: Sheetal Prasad (52) of Nayagaon reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the branch of a tree in the forest area of Khuda Lahora. The deceased, a labourer, is survived by his wife. People saw him hanging and informed the police. The victim was taken to the GMSH-16 where doctors declared him brought dead. No suicide note has been recovered from the spot. TNS

Security up at railway station

Chandigarh: A door frame metal detector (DFMD) was installed at the railway station here on Friday. Raj Kumar, SHO, GRP police station, said the DFMD was installed at the entrance and suspected passengers were also being frisked. Meanwhile, a joint team, headed by RPF SHO Rajesh Rana and GRP SHO Raj Kumar, held a meeting with auto-rickshaw drivers and porters. They were asked to alert the police if they notice any suspicious activity. TNS

Tertiary water supply to be hit

Chandigarh: Due to maintenance of tertiary treated water underground reservoir in Sector 48, its supply will be affected till January 26 in Sectors 38 to 56. TNS

Dues: Water connection cut

Chandigarh: The local Municipal Corporation on Friday snapped the water connection of a three-storey house in Sector 29-B here over dues of Rs 2 lakh. According to the MC, the owner never paid the water bill for the past around 20 to 25 years, ever since the house was allotted to her. Suresh Gill, Executive Engineer, MC, said, "The water connection of the house was snapped earlier also but the defaulter connected it on her own." TNS

10 inspectors shifted in police rejig

Chandigarh: Ten Inspectors, including five SHOs, were transferred by the UT police on Friday. Among those transferred are Inspector Ranjodh Singh, SHO, Sector 49 police station, and Inspector Ram Rattan, SHO, Maloya police station, whose names were recently recommended for award since they were instrumental in solving a gang-rape case and arresting the accused. Inspector Ranjodh Singh has been replaced by Inspector Jaswinder Kaur, who was earlier posted at the Recruitment and Training Centre (RTC). Inspector Ram Rattan has been replaced by Inspector Pardeep Kumar, who was earlier posted in the traffic wing. Ranjodh Singh has been transferred to RTC and Ram Rattan to the traffic wing. Mauli Jagran SHO Inspector Baldev Kumar has been transferred to the RTC. Inspector Kapil Dev of the traffic wing is the new SHO of the Mauli Jagran police station. Inspector Shadi Lal, SHO, Sarangpur police station, goes to the PCR and is replaced by Inspector Jasminder Singh, who was posted in RTC. Inspector Davinder Singh, SHO, Industrial Area police station, has been transferred to the traffic wing and is replaced by Inspector Zahid Parvez Khan, earlier in the PCR wing. TNS

PU prof’s work acclaimed

Chandigarh: A group of eight Australian universities has acclaimed the research work undertaken by Prof Harsh Nayyar of the Botany department and his team, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia and the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-arid Tropics, on environmental impacts on food crops. The work has been documented in a book on 'Excellence in India', released recently by the Minister of Education and Training, Australia, in New Delhi. Prof  Nayyar has been working with Australian and other prestigious international institutes such as ICRISAT, International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) and World Vegetable Center on developing climate-resilient food crops. The University of Western Australia has recently sanctioned a collaborative project to him to work on climatic effects on agricultural crops. TNS

Poetry book released

Chandigarh:  The Department of Punjabi, Panjab University, released 'Bori Tand' of poet Pardeep today. It is Pradeep's fourth book. His other three books include 'Trikuti', 'Kharak' and 'Antral.' An article by Dr Yog Raj on his book was also published in the Punjabi magazine.  This year, Pardeep was awarded with 'Young Poetry Sanman' by Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana. TNS

Heritage walk organised

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Group of Colleges in collaboration with INTACH, Chandigarh, organised a Heritage Walk for its students at the Captiol Complex. Over 70 students participated in the walk to discover this recently nominated World heritage site of Chandigarh which INTACH, Chandigarh, has been promoting through regular heritage walks for different sections of society. TNS

NCC camp concludes

Chandigarh: Cadets Ritesh Sharma and Somalica Sharma, both from Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, were adjudged as best cadets among boys and girls respectively, in the senior division, while Dharam Prateek Singh of Guru Nanak Pubic School (GNPS), Sector 36, and Shreya Sewgi of DAV School, Sector 8, were the best cadets among junior boys and girls, respectively, at the NCC Air Wing's combined annual training camp held at the Chandigarh Air Force Station. In senior division competitions, DAV College, Sector 10, bagged the trophy for drill, volleyball (girls), football and cultural events, while the PGGC got the trophy for tent pitching and kit layout.  In competitions for the junior division, the GNPS got the trophy for drill and kit layout, while Government Model Seniors Secondary School, Sector 10, topped in the cultural events. Brig RS Thakur, Commander, Chandigarh NCC Group, gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions. TNS

4 held for immoral trafficking

Dhakoli: The police here on Friday arrested four persons, including two girls, for immoral trafficking. Police sources said kingpin Sarita, who works at a saloon in Dhakoli, along with three others, had been arrested for immoral trafficking. The racket in question was exposed following a tip-off. The police said they were getting complaints from the area that a sex racket was being operated in the garb of a saloon, following which a deploy customer was sent to the parlour. “The accused struck a deal with the decoy customer, following which we conducted a raid and arrested them (accused) from the saloon,” said the police. A case has been registered. OC

Illegal constructions razed

Kharar:  Several unauthorised constructions were demolished at Gharuan village near here on Friday. The action was taken by the GMADA enforcement team, which was led by Estate Officer Mahesh Bansal. The police rounded up a local resident, Raman Kumar, who resisted the drive. Kumar alleged that he was not given any notice and his construction was demolished illegally. Similarly, Dinesh Kumar, owner of a PG accommodation, which was also demolished, alleged that whenever he visited GMADA office, no information was given to him on how his construction could be regularised. GMADA Estate Officer Mahesh Bansal said Gharuan village falls under the Periphery Control Act and the owners of illegal constructions had been told several times to remove the same, but to no avail. OC

25 donate blood at camp

Chandigarh: A blood donation camp was organised at the Red Cross Bhawan in Sector 16, here, on Friday on the eve of National Youth Volunteers Day in the memory of Swami Vivekananda. As many as 25 persons donation blood at the camp. CS Talwar, IAS (retd) Secretary, Punjab State Red Cross branch, was the chief guest on the occasion. Savita Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Haryana State Branch, Chandigarh, was also present among others. TNS

2 held for molesting girl

Lalru: A girl, working at Nahar factory, filed a police complaint on Thursday night against the bus driver of the factory and his aide accusing them of allegedly molesting her and making obscene gestures. The accused driver, Karanbir Singh of Magra village, and his aide, Naresh Kumar of Lalru, were arrested on Thursday night. The duo was produced in the court on Friday which sent them to judicial custody. The victim, a resident of Lalru, alleged that on Thursday, Karanbir, who was reportedly in an inebriated condition, allegedly made obscene gestures at her when she was sitting in the bus. The girl said she deboarded the bus and reported the matter to a supervisor of the company. Meanwhile, the driver fled the spot along with the bus. When she was going home, she alleged that Karanbir, along with his aide, again apprehended her near ITI intersection at Lalru and tried to outrage her modesty. The victim then approached the police and lodged a complaint against Karanbir and Naresh. OC


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