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Posted at: Feb 17, 2018, 1:42 AM; last updated: Feb 17, 2018, 1:42 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

Sharjah flight from Amritsar

Mohali: Air India officials have announced that the international flight to Sharjah will operate from Amritsar instead of Chandigarh due to the ongoing runway repair work. The Chandigarh international airport has been closed for civil and military flight operations till February 26. Till February 26, the flight IX 181 (Amritsar-Sharjah) will depart from Amritsar at 8 pm (local time) and reach Sharjah at 9.55 pm (Sharjah time). The return flight IX 182 will take off from Sharjah at 2.15 pm and arrive in Amritsar at 7 pm (local time). The flight will operate three days a week — on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. TNS

Mother of two ends her life

Chandigarh: A 31-year-old woman, mother of two, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Sector 25. No suicide note was found from the spot. The police said the victim had been identified as Savita, who used to work at a private company in the Industrial Area. The victim was found hanging by her nephew after which she was rushed to the PGI where she was declared brought dead. The body has been kept at the mortuary of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16. TNS

Sec 38 residents allege bias

Chandigarh: A group of residents of Sector 38 (West) on Friday submitted a memorandum of demands at the offices of the Municipal Corporation Mayor and MC Commissioner, asking them to enroll them as club members of a local community centre without recommendation of the area councillor. Alleging bias, they said despite the directions of the Home Secretary and Commissioner, they were not being enrolled as members. They alleged those in good terms with councillor Arun Sood were only being made the members. The President of the Resident Welfare Association, Sector 38 (West), Pankaj Gupta, requested the authorities to issue necessary directions to enroll all 149 persons as members with immediate effect. TNS

Drive against noisy bikes

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Traffic Police have initiated a drive against motorcycle riders, especially those riding Royal Enfield vehicle, who modify silencers of their motorcycles to produce loud jarring sound, thus causing noise pollution. Police officials said the traffic cops on duty in the city had been asked to keep a watch on such motorcyclists. "The thumping sound caused by these motorcycles have apparently become a nuisance for city residents," said a police official. On Valentine's Day, the traffic cops challaned 10 persons riding Bullet motorcycles with modified silencers. SSP (Traffic) Shashank Anand said the owners of the motorcycles which had modified silencers were challaned and also encouraged to remove it. TNS

One arrested with injections

Chandigarh: The Crime Branch of the UT police arrested a person while possessing 200 banned injections. Yadvindra Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, was arrested from the Sector 41 market. TNS

Man held for stealing purse

Chandigarh: A man, identified as Raj Bihari, a resident of Bihar, has been arrested for stealing a purse lying in the dashboard of a car near the old airport light point. The accused had hired the cab when he stole the driver’s purse. A case has been registered. TNS

Illegal meat shops sealed

Panchkula: The Municipal Corporation on Friday sealed seven illegal meat shops operating from the Budanpur and Indira Colony area. The MC team, along with the police, went to the shops and sealed them as they were violating the rules. The MC had issued notices to them in the past, but they continued to function. MC Executive Officer OP Sihag said there were number of complaints against these shops and they were not following any rules and guidelines. TNS

Cops yet to nab contractor

Panchkula: Two days have passed after a woman died while riding a go-kart at an amusement park near Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, the police are yet to arrest the contractor of the park. The police had registered an FIR against the park contractor on February 14. Puneet Kaur (28), a resident of Bathinda, had died on February 14 after her hair got entangled in a go-kart while taking a ride. TNS

Woman ends her life

Zirakpur: A woman, 40, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her residence here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Harsh Narula, a resident of Saini Vihar, Phase III, Baltana, here. During preliminary investigations, it has come to fore that the deceased was mentally depressed following which she took the extreme step. No suicide note has been recovered. The incident came to light when her husband returned from work and found the woman hanging from the ceiling. OC

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