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Chandigarh MC chief KK Yadav’s tenure extended

Chandigarh: MC Commissioner KK Yadav has got three-month extension. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of his tenure. The Punjab-cadre IAS officer’s tenure had ended on May 22. Citing the Covid pandemic, the UT Administration had sought extension of three months for him. TNS

New wing at Panchkula hospital

Panchkula: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will virtually lay the foundation stone of a 200-bed maternal and child health wing on the premises of the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 here. The project is expected to be completed by May 2023. TNS

Tuba, Hassan lead in online carrom

Chandigarh: Tuba Sehar recovered in the 2nd round by completing eight boards with 43 missed points to claim top position in the women's category of the 1st Online Carrom Championship. Overnight leader, Nidhi Gupta could not maintain her spree and finished eight boards in 53 missed points while Sanya Chadha finished with 89 missed points. Mohammed Hassan continued to retain top position in the 2nd round. In the open category, Hassan and Nidhi claimed a joint lead. Mohammed Talib claimed the second position while Gagandeep remained at third position. Hassan finished with 52 missed points in eight boards while Gagandeep and Talib completed their eight boards with 51 and 57 missed points, respectively. TNS

Virtual Panache at SD college

Chandigarh: The postgraduate department of commerce and management, Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Sector 32, organised the second edition of Virtual Panache 2021. The faculty and students of commerce and management proudly carried forward its promising legacy of 21 years and presented a plethora of competitions ranging from business strategy, business crisis, business quiz to virtual stock trading, business tagline and music competition. Dr Rinku Kalia, Dr Kulwinder Kaur, Dr Khushdeep Kaur and Dr Anupam judged the event. TNS

Naresh Kocchar is PSVc Registrar

Mohali: Dr Naresh Kocchar, Deputy Director, Punjab Veterinary Vaccine Institute, Ludhiana, has taken over the charge of Registrar, Punjab State Veterinary Council (PSVC). His priority would be to ensure quality veterinary services to the livestock of the Punjab State, besides keeping a check on quackery, Dr Kocchar said after assuming the office on Tuesday. TNS

Online session on patents

Chandigarh: The Institution Innovation Council (IIC) of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Sector 36, organised an online session on "Intellectual Property Rights and Patents" by Rakesh Kumar Kushwaha, Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs of Electrical Section, Indian Patent Office, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. A total of 158 students and faculty members attended the event that provided a thorough insight into the points on which patent jurisdiction focuses while passing any patent file. TNS

Office-bearer selected

Chandigarh: Dr Har Amrit Singh Sandhu, Assistant Professor, Punjab Engineering College, has been selected president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which represents more than 2,00,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries and has its headquarters in the US. Recently, the society announced new office-bearers for its Northern Region comprising Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Jammu, etc, for the term 2021- 2023. Dr Sandhu is a faculty members in the Civil Engineering Department at PEC. TNS

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