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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | PNS

Punjab VB nabs ASI for taking Rs 2,500 bribe

Chandigarh: Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday nabbed an Assistant SubInspector (ASI) posted at Police Station Mehna, Moga district, red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 2,500. Spokesperson said that ASI Kuldeep Singh was nabbed red handed on the complaint of Jagraj Singh of Ramuwala Nawan village in Moga district. The complainant has alleged that the accused ASI was demanding Rs 2500 to help him in a complaint case lodged by him regarding theft at his house. A case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused VB police station Ferozepur and further investigation was under progress.

 

Annual conference of ASI’s northern chapter held

Chandigarh: The 35th Annual Conference of Northern Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India was successfully conducted by the PGIMER’s Department of General Surgery. The conference was widely attended by the delegates from Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. Faculty from across the country delivered lectures. The conference focused on prevention and management of surgical complications, which in today’s era of medical malpractice issues, every surgeon should know.

 

Haryana launches results of Prayaas

Chandigarh: Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal  said that the state’s Higher Education Department has successfully launched results of Prayaas framework. He said, the overall objective of this exercise is to create healthy competition among the government colleges and to put them in the direction of excellence. The state Higher Education director A Shriniwas said, under Prayaas, all 157 government colleges filled data on the framework and have been graded according to the score out of total 500. Nine colleges with 350-plus score have been awarded with A+ grade.

 

State-level Kala Utsav begins

Chandigarh: Chandigarh is celebrating the fifth State Level Kala Utsav-2019, which began on Tuesday and would be held till November 22. In cultural extravaganza, the Government aided and private schools are participating. In all, participants in different art forms in the category of male and female — music vocal (33 participants), music instrumental (41 participants), dance (37 participants) and painting (58 participants) would be performing. Kala Utsav is an initiative of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talents of school students at the secondary stage in  country.

 

Mexican tourist dies in Kullu

Shimla: A 29-year-old Mexican tourist died on Tuesday at a primary health centre in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district. The police said that tourist, identified as Roman, is said to have had breakfast at a restaurant in Manikaran when he felt uneasiness. Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said that the cause of death is yet to be found. Two other foreigners, who were at the restaurant, brought Roman to a nearby health centre for treatment at around 11 am but he was declared dead an hour later, Singh said. Roman’s belongings, including his passport, could not be ascertained so far, he said, adding that the body has been taken to Kullu Regional Hospital for autopsy.

 

26/11 Attack: Bike rally flagged off to Mumbai

Chandigarh: In the memory of the brave-heart martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai attack, NGO ‘I Am Still Human’ (IASH), in collaboration with a well known motorbike riding group of Chandigarh Barents by Rock and Storm and Thumpers Café, kickstarted a tribute campaign ‘Shaurya Ride’ from Sector 19 Petrol Pump. The rally comprising 17 bike riders — the same number that of the martyrs from paramilitary and Indian armed forces in the Mumbai terror attack. As part of the campaign, the riders who left for Mumbai, will make a stopover at five cantonments and will pay tribute to Indian army personnel and families of Indian army martyrs.

 

Sports Carnival and Juniorthon held

Chandigarh: To promote health and disease-free lifestyle for the young generation, Northridge International School, Sector-46 organized a ‘Sports carnival’ for the age group three to 11 years. The event was organized by the school in association with Sports 13, a sports management organization of tricity. A juniorthon was also held before the carnival.

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