Chandigarh: A 50-year-old woman pedestrian was killed after being hit by a tempo near the 3BRD road. According to the police, complainant Sita Ram, a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase II, reported that his mother Mayawati was hit by a tempo on March 2. The victim was rushed to the GMCH-32, where doctors declared her brought dead. The police said the driver escaped from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. TNS
Fraudsters dupe youth of Rs99,350
Chandigarh: An 18-year-old youth, who was looking for some work during the lockdown, was allegedly duped of Rs99,350 by fraudsters. Complainant Kunal Rana had applied for a job of a data entry operator through a website in June. The victim received a call from a woman, who gave him 1,200 forms to fill in eight days. Later, he received an email regarding an 11-month contract of a company. The victim, who was unaware of any such contract, was then asked by the fraudsters to deposit some money. A person, who claimed that he was a lawyer, also called the victim and asked for fee for cancelling the agreement. The police said the victim was made to transfer Rs99,350 after threatening him of a legal case. The matter was investigated by the police. A case against an unknown person was registered at the Mani Majra police station on March 2. TNS
Thieves strike at two houses
Chandigarh: Thefts have been reported from two houses in Sector 49. According to the police, complainant Anil Kumar Tuteja reported that Rs5,000 and jewellery were stolen from his house on March 2. The thieves also struck at a neighbour’s house. A case has been registered. TNS
Stolen jewellery recovered
Mohali: The police have recovered jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh and a scooter from a suspect involved in thefts reported in the Kharar area. The suspect, Sunil Kumar, a resident of Haibowal, Ludhiana, allegedly confessed that he had committed thefts in the area on January 1 and 4. A case under sections 457, 380 and 411 of the IPC was registered on January 4. TNS
SFS submits memorandum
Chandigarh: The Students for Society, Panjab University, submitted a memorandum to the authorities concerned seeking the opening of canteen, Student's Centre and the restoration of the original timings of AC Joshi Library. "The SFS had launched a signature campaign to solicit response of scholars and students who are continuously facing severe problems due to the restricted timings of AC Joshi Library. Almost all academic institutions have already been opened and everything is getting normalised," said a note. TNS
Bodybuilding trials on March 6
Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Amateur Body Building Association will organise trials to select bodybuilders for the coming Mr North India Bodybuilding Championship. The trials will be held at Bon Sante Gym, SCO 62-63, Sector 17, on March 6 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The championship will be held on March 7. TNS
Initiative under Project Uday
Chandigarh: The Enactus team of Panjab University, in an initiative to help rural women in menstrual hygiene management, under their Project Uday, is making cotton/bamboo fabric-based reusable sanitary napkins, which are not only good for the body but also for the earth, said Prof Seema Kapoor, faculty adviser of Enactus and coordinator of Social Review Committee of Dr SSB University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology. This project will also help the underprivileged women community to become economically independent, she added. TNS
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