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Covid-19: 37 new cases, no death in Mohali

Covid-19: 37 new cases, no death in Mohali

Mohali district reported 37 new cases of Covid on Wednesday. As many as 46 more patients recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. - File photo

Mohali: The district reported 37 new cases of Covid on Wednesday. As many as 46 more patients recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. Among the new cases, 26 were reported from Mohali (urban), three each from Dera Bassi, Dhakoli and Kharar, and one each from Banur and Lalru. The district has seen 19,134 cases so far and 17,977 patients have been cured. The active case tally stands at 803. With no new death, the toll stays at 354. TNS

18 fresh cases in Panchkula

Panchkula: The district reported 18 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 10,401. The toll remained at 147. While 10,061 patients have recovered from the infectious disease so far, 193 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 96.73 per cent. TNS

28 in city catch infection

Chandigarh: The city on Wednesday reported 28 fresh cases of Covid, taking the UT case tally to 20,623 and the toll to 330. A total of 42 more patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. TNS

Burglars strike at grocery store

Chandigarh: A theft was reported from a grocery store at New Indira Colony, Mani Majra. Complainant Ravi Kumar reported that an amout of Rs2,000 and cigarettes worth Rs2,000 were stolen after breaking into the store on the intervening night of January 17 and 18. The police have registered a case at the IT Park police station. TNS

Expect a cloudy sky tomorrow

Chandigarh: After a clear sky for a few days, expect clouds on Friday and Saturday. According to the Meteorological Department, the weather will, however, be clear tomorrow. Moderate to dense fog is expected. The maximum temperature in the city today was 18.4°C, three degrees below normal, while the minimum temperature was 9.7°C, four degrees above normal. The temperatures are not expected to see much change in the coming days. TNS

Tele-registration at dental hospital

Chandigarh: Dr Harvansh Singh Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, has started tele-registration. The hospital will be open from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Time of registration is from 9 am to 12 pm. Patients can register themselves on telephone nos. 0172-2534082 (Reception) and 0172-2534070 (Enquiry). Patients can request for the doctor concerned where procedures like RTPCR is required. No attendants will be allowed except one with a patient with disability and children. TNS

Registration must for hockey trials

Chandigarh: According to the Hockey India guidelines, Hockey Chandigarh has made it mandatory for local players to register on the Hockey India portal to become eligible for participating in national championships. According to Anil Vohra, Secretary, Hockey Chandigarh, only registered players (all age categories) can appear for the selection trials. Those players, who have not registered on the portal, can register before January 31 at https://muportal.hockeyindia.org/player-registration-form. Officials can register at https://muportal.hockeyindia.org/pre_official_registration or they can contact the Hockey Chandigarh office. TNS

PU releases admission schedule

Chandigarh: Panjab University has released admission schedule for Swami Vivekananda Studies. Admission forms can be submitted online at vivekanandastudies@gmail.com till January 25. The online counselling/interview will be conducted and final merit list will be submitted to the DUI for approval on January 28. The merit list will be uploaded on January 29 followed by submission of fee from January 30 to February 2. The admission schedule is for certificate courses in yoga and meditation, elementary Sanskrit and Bhagavadgita and ancient Indian wisdom. TNS

Annual Alumni Meet

Chandigarh: The School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, in association with Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) Chandigarh chapter held online annual alumni meet. Renuka Salwan, national zonal head, PRCI, Dr Sumedha Singh, chairperson, School of Communication Studies, Charanjit Singh, senior vice-president of the national executive, PRCI, Vivek Atray, former IAS officer, and chairman, Chandigarh Chapter of the PRCI, Kanwar Sandhu, an eminent journalist and MLA from Kharar, were present on the occasion. Prof Jayant Pethkar, professor and vice-chairman, Chandigarh chapter, presented a vote of thanks. TNS

Virtual meet for UIFT & VD alumni

Chandigarh: Nearly 70 alumni of the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD) participated in the first of its kind virtual “Reconnect 2021” meet hosted by the institute. Two former students, Surbhi Singla, a model, who has walked the ramp for leading brands and fashion designers, and Anupreet Sidhu, who runs her fashion label ‘Sidhuji’, were awarded at the virtual meet. Manisha Dhiman, a budding entrepreneur, who has launched her own handicrafts brand, ‘Kalakari,’ was also a part of the Reconnect, wherein she shared her success story. TNS

Faculty development programme

Chandigarh: A seven-day online faculty development programme (FDP) on the theme “Effective communication in the digital era” organised by the HRDC, Panjab University, concluded here today. The course was attended by 36 participants representing 22 disciplines and eight states, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Assam, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh. Prof Nandita Singh, Department of Education, PU, was the keynote speaker and Prof SK Tomar, Director, HRDC, PU, was the chief guest on the occasion. Tomar spoke about the significance of effective communication. Dr Bhavneet Bhatti, course coordinator and Asst Prof, School of Communication Studies, presented the report of the FDP. She said 20 resource persons from various parts of the country and abroad conducted sessions on aspects of effective digital communications. Prof Jayanti Dutta, Deputy Director, HRDC, PU, spoke to participants about the challenges and advantages of online training programmes. TNS

British Academy win netball meet

Chandigarh: British Academy recorded a 22-19 win over Panjab University Campus to win the Senior State Netball Championship for Women at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, on Wednesday. Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, claimed the third position by defeating Sector 42 College 20-11. In the men's category, Khalsa Alumni won the championship by defeating Spartans 19-17. Moti Ram Club defeated Chandigarh Club 16-14 to claim the third spot. TNS

City lads defeat Arunachal team

Chandigarh: The city lads registered a seven-wicket win over Arunachal Pradesh in their last encounter of Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy, at Gurunanak College Ground, Chennai, on Tuesday. Chandigarh ended their tournament campaign on 18 points, two below group leader Bihar. Chandigarh bowlers restricted Arunachal Pradesh to 56/8 in 20 overs. Bipul Sharma claimed 3/5. In reply, the city lads achieved the target in 8 overs by scoring 62/3. Arslan Khan (37) and Manan Vohra (11) were the major scorers for the side. TNS

Nehal steers Academy to win

Mohali: Nehal Pajni scored 177 off 123 to help Gallant Cricket Academy, Panchkula, register an easy 144-run win over Royal Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, in the 1st Smt Krishna Devi Memorial U-23 Cricket Tournament. Batting first, Gallant Cricket Academy scored 393/2 in 40 overs. Akshdeep also scored 112 runs. Royal Cricket Academy were bowled out for 249 runs in 33.5 overs. Jashan Beniwal scored 102 runs. TNS

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