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No evening water supply today

Chandigarh: There will be no evening water supply in a few sectors of the city on Thursday due to installation of a new butterfly valve on a line inside the waterworks, Sector 52. The work will affect the supply in Sector 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 61, 62 and 63. TNS

Loot suspects in police custody

Mohali: Three suspects, who had allegedly looted Rs 89,900 from a finance company on the Sohana-Landran road in a populated market of Sohana village, were produced in a local court here today. The court has sent them to two-day police custody. According to the police, Rs 68,000 have been recovered so far from the suspects — Vijay Kumar (24), Aakash Sisodia (25) and Vinod Kumar (24), all employees of the finance company and residents of Malout. The police have sought the remand for suspects to recover the pending amount. The two miscreants had looted Rs 89,900 from a woman employee at the counter. They also took her mobile phone. The incident was captured on a CCTV camera. The third suspect, Vinod, had helped the duo in committing the loot. TNS

Two covid-19 patients cured

Fatehgarh Sahib: Two women Covid patients, including an expectant mother, from Mandi Gobindgarh, who admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital Banur after they tested positive for Covid, were discharged from the hospital. Dr NK Aggarwal, Civil Surgeon, said the women had a travel history. TNS

NIPER launches herbal tea

Chandigarh: The National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, has developed an immunity booster herbal tea. The tea intends to strengthen body’s immunity so as to fight Covid. The tea is a combination of local herbs — ‘aswagandha’, ‘giloe’, ‘gulethi’, ‘tulsi’ and green tea. It can be taken thrice a day and is safe for the children and elderly. It is effective against seasonal flu as well. It is an in-house preparation of the institute as all herbs have been procured from the NIPER medical plant garden on the campus. Herbs are known to possess immuno-modulatory properties. TNS

Road rage: Two youths attacked

Zirakpur: In an incident of road rage, two youths riding a motorcycle were allegedly assaulted by a group of men at Zirakpur here on Tuesday. The injured have been identified as Shandeep, a resident of Zirakpur and his friend Pardeep Singh. According to sources, the incident happened when the victims were going towards Dera Bassi side from Zirakpur. When they reached near a dhaba on the highway, around 10-12 youths in two cars first hit their bike from the rear and then attacked them with swords. One of them even threatened to kill them, alleged a victim. The police have started an investigation into the case. TNS

3 sand-laden tractors seized

Panchkula: The police claimed to have conducted a raid while acting on complaints of illegal mining in Batod village on the banks of Tangri on the intervening night of June 23-24. According to the police, they have seized three tractors and two trolleys loaded with sand during a raid last night. The confiscated vehicles were later shifted to Barwala police post. They were also challaned for carrying out illegal mining. Officials of the Mining Department said a penalty of Rs2.5 lakh will be imposed on each tractor trolley. Upon repeating the offence, they will have to pay twice penalty, they added. tns

Mohali DC visits flood-prone areas

Zirakpur: Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan, along with officials of the Drainage Department, visited flood-prone areas at Bhankharpur, Tiwana, Jharmari and Nagla near Handesra on Tangri river and inspected the vulnerable spots there. He instructed officials of the Drainage Department to initiate timely action for cleaning the Sukhna choe at Zirakpur with a special emphasis on cleaning weed and other wild growth to save nearby agricultural lands from water overflow in case of downpour. tns

Computers stolen from school

Mohali: Goods worth several lakhs have allegedly been stolen from Government Middle School in Raipur Kalan. Sources said unidentified miscreants entered the school and decamped with three computer systems, an LCD screen, a printer and some other items. When school principal Spinder Kaur and other staff members reached the school, they found the locks of school rooms broken. The school authorities claimed that this was the sixth incident of theft at the school in the recent past. Earlier, goods worth several lakhs had been stolen but no action was taken by the police, said school authorities. Meanwhile, Paramjit Singh, in charge of the Seneta police post, said the police was investigating the matter from various angles. No arrests have been made in the case so far. TNS

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