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Man held with 52-gm heroin

Man held with 52-gm heroin

Chandigarh: A 28-year-old man has been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police with 52 gm of heroin. The suspect has been identified as Sahil Verma, alias Kaku, a resident of Sector 28. He was riding his i20 car when cops intercepted him near the Airport light point on June 2. A case has been registered against him at the Sector 31 police station. The police said Sahil had two criminal cases (rioting and theft) registered against him in Chandigarh in the past. TNS

Close shave for car occupants

Kharar: A father-son duo travelling in a car had a narrow escape when cement and gravel mixture fell on the vehicle underneath the under-construction Mohali-Kharar flyover. The car was, however, damaged. Ram Singh, who was driving the car, said he and his son were going towards Badmajra when the mishap occurred. An official of L&T, which is constructing the flyover, said the incident took place due to the negligence of a worker and assured of taking steps to prevent such incidents. OC

Rain likely for 3 days

Chandigarh: The local Meteorological Department has predicted light rain over the next three days. The city recorded a rainfall of 2.3 mm on Wednesday. It recorded a maximum temperature of 35.4°C, four degrees below normal, while the minimum was 21.2°C, also four degrees below normal. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 34°C-36°C over the next three days, while the minimum is likely to remain between 22°C and 24°C. TNS

Waste collector ends his life

Panchkula: A 25-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room at Rajiv Colony in Sector 17 here. The victim, Ajay, was a door-to-door waste collector. The police said he was reportedly under financial stress as he was without work for the past two months. Brij Pal, incharge, Sector 16 police chowki, said, “Some say he was addicted to drugs, others say he was shattered as he was without work. Our investigation is on to find out why he took the extreme step.” “His family members have alleged that five persons instigated him to take the extreme step,” an official said.“We have called these people to the police station,” he said. TNS

2-yr-old theft case CRACKED

Patiala: The police have claimed to solve a two-year-old theft incident in Rajpura city. The suspects have been identified as Amit Kumar and Ramesh Chand (a goldsmith). The cops recovered a licensed revolver from Amit. Patiala SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu said Amit was frisked at a special naka and they recovered a revolver from him. “During investigation, Amit revealed that he had stolen the revolver two years ago from SBS Colony, Rajpura, along with 30-gm gold and Rs18,000. Amit said he had sold the gold to Ramesh for Rs12,000,” said Sidhu. tns

PCMS association against fee hike

Fatehgarh Sahib: The district unit of the PCMS Association today protested the decision of the state government to increase the fee for MBBS courses. Doctors of the Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib, wore black badges. Dr Manohar Singh, Secretary of the PCMS Association, said by increasing the fee, the government has taken an ‘anti-people and anti-poor decision. He said the fee for MBBS courses in Punjab was already the highest in India. He said the government was filling its own pockets by increasing the students’ fee at a time when they are working as frontline warriors against Covid-19. TNS

Webinar on technology

Kharar: Indo Global Colleges organised a webinar on ‘advanced materials & technologies’, in association with JK Cement Ltd. As many as 100 students participated in it. Students were informed about sustainability by drawing a comparison between materials used earlier and material being used now in construction. Besides this, students were also given tips on staying safe and were urged to use their time as an opportunity to explore their passion. Sukhdev Kumar Singla, Chairman of Indo Global Colleges, said the webinar helped students broaden their horizon. TNS

DAV youth Parliament

Chandigarh: The Department of Political Science of DAV College, Sector 10, organised a two-day DAV Sansad e- Youth Parliament. Dr Ghanshyam Dev, HoD, Political science, chaired the inauguration session. The chief guest of the event was Principal Dr Pawan Kumar Sharma. The programme started with a welcome speech by Dr Sutapa Saryal, coordinator for the programme. Dr Saryal highlighted the relevance of the theme of Citizenship Amendment Bill to the participants. TNS


Chandigarh: EduVelocity and its students decided to join hands with an NGO, ‘I am Still Human’, to help the underprivileged, including daily-wage earners, people living on footpaths, slums and physically challenged people on the streets. The NGO distributed food kits among 1,200 needy families. More than 25,000 masks and 18,000 sanitisers were also given to the needy in Panchkula, Mohali, Dadu Majra, Dhakoli, Bapu Dham and Mauli Jagran. TNS


Mohali: The police have arrested a 32-year-old Jalalabad resident, Deepak, for impersonating an Army officer. He is working in an electronics shop here. According to the police, Deepak was stopped by the police at a naka near Franco Hotel, Phase 1, following a tip-off. TNS

One booked for murder attempt

Kharar: The police booked Jaswant Singh on the charge of attacking and seriously injuring Satish Kumar Sethi (62) on Wednesday. Sethi was taken to the Civil Hospital, Kharar, from where he was referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. A case has been registered under Sections 323 and 307 of the IPC. OC

CMO meets RWAs representatives

Panchkula: Chief Medical Officer Jasjeet Kaur on Wednesday met representatives of residential welfare associations (RWAs) and asked them to report travellers coming in from outside the district. TNS

Promoting Aarogya Setu app

Panchkula: The Health Department would display banners in each sector to encourage travellers arriving in the district to use Aarogya Setu app, said SK Nayar, president, Citizens’ Welfare Association, Panchkula. TNS

UV-based unit for sanitisation

Panchkula: Ess Pee Industries, Chandigarh, on Wednesday donated a steriliser unit based on UV disinfection technology to the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. The unit is based on UV-C germicidal irradiation technology to disinfect packaged groceries and personal accessories. TNS

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