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Saturday, 20 April 2024 | PNS

Three labourers killed, one trapped in house collapse

Rupnagar: Three labourers were killed when a two-storey house collapsed in Preet Colony here while one remains trapped under the debris as rescue efforts continue, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday when the labourers were engaged in the process of raising the lintel of the house. ''Of the five labourers who got trapped under the debris, three died in the incident. Two were already dead when pulled out of the debris while one passed away in a hospital,'' Senior Superintendent of Police, Rupnagar, Gulneet Singh Khurana said. He added that one labourer, who was pulled out alive, is being treated at a hospital while efforts are on to rescue the one who is still trapped under the debris. The police said a loud explosion was heard when the building caved-in. Following the collapse, teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Punjab Police, and the fire brigade reached the spot to conduct the rescue operation. House owner Rajinder Kaur said on Thursday they had built this structure in 1984. They were doing the work of lifting the lintel of the house with the help of jacks. A contractor from Haryana had employed the labourers for the task, SSP Khurana said.

Issues of outsourced workers resolved at PGI

Chandigarh: The administration of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) has resolved the longstanding issue of equal work, equal pay for outsourced workers in sanitation, catering, and security services. Through persistent efforts and proactive intervention with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, PGIMER has demonstrated its commitment to upholding labour standards and promoting equity in the workplace. Prof Vivek Lal, Director of PGIMER, expressed satisfaction with the resolution, stating, "At PGIMER, we prioritize the well-being and fair treatment of all our workers. Our administration's persistent and proactive intervention with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare paved the way for the resolution of the longstanding issue of equal work, equal pay for outsourced workers in sanitation, catering, and security services."

Patent granted to Kurukshetra University for non-surgical cancer treatment

Chandigarh: A patent has been granted to Kurukshetra University in the name of Prof Pawan Sharma, Department of Chemistry, and Dr Jitender Bhardwaj, Department of Zoology for their triazolothiazolyl-triazole derivative apoptosis-inducing composition. Vice-Chancellor Prof Som Nath Sachdeva congratulated the KU faculty and said that Kurukshetra University is committed to providing high-quality research and elevating it to new heights. He said that the facility for filing patents is being provided to KU Professors through the invaluable contribution of patent expert IPR Honorary Professor Dr Ramesh Kumar Mehta Dr Jitender Bhardwaj said that the present invention relates to an apoptosis-inducing composition for cancer treatment. Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases of mankind and has the highest number of patients worldwide. The main objective of the present invention is to solve the cancer problem by providing novel compositions and pharmaceutical compositions capable of inducing apoptosis.

Hry Right to Service Commission imposes fine of Rs 5000 on PNB manager for failing to disburse loan on time

Chandigarh: The Haryana Right to Service Commission has decided to impose a fine of Rs 5000 on the manager of a Punjab National Bank branch for failing to disburse the loan within the stipulated time frame. This fine will be deducted from the manager's April month salary. Providing details in this regard here today, a spokesperson of the Haryana Right to Service Commission said that the Chief Commissioner TC Gupta addressed three cases concerning beneficiaries of the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana (MMAPUY) in March. One such case involved applicant Ompati from Siwani, where the Commission took suo motu cognizance. In this case, the Commission has imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on Anuj Verma, the branch manager of Punjab National Bank in Siwani, district Bhiwani, for the delay in loan disbursement. The Commission, in its ruling, has mandated that this fine be deducted from the branch manager's salary for the month of April, with the deducted amount to be deposited into the state treasury. Furthermore, the Commission has directed that the challan receipt for this deduction be submitted to the Commission within the next 30 days.

Hry ACB registers case against Inspector & private individual Dharmendra for bribery  

Chandigarh: A case has been registered by the Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) against Inspector Bilasa Ram and private individual Dharmendra for bribery in the Panipat district. In this case, accused Dharmendra was arrested red-handed yesterday while accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000, while the accused inspector Bilasa Ram fled from the spot. Sharing information in this regard an official spokesperson said that the ACB team received a complaint that Inspector Bilasa Ram, posted at Sector -13/17 police station in Panipat, and private individual Dharmendra were demanding a bribe of Rs 100,000 from the complainant in exchange for removing the name of the complainant's friend from the FIR. The ACB team of Karnal, after investigating the matter, made a plan to catch both the accused. In this case, accused Dharmendra was arrested red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 100,000, while the other accused inspector fled from the spot. A case has been registered in this matter against both the accused at the ACB Karnal police station and action has been taken, police spokesperson added.

Two brain dead donors at Fortis Mohali gift life to 10 terminally ill patients

Chandigarh: In a demonstration of compassion as well as clinical excellence, Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mohali successfully transplanted the kidneys of two brain dead donors who had passed away due to brain hemorrhage. The recipients were two patients with kidney failure, a 66-year-old male from Chandigarh and a 48-year-old female teacher from Karnal who received one kidney each from both the donors. The Organ Transplant team comprising of Dr Sunil Kumar, Dr Sahil Rally, Dr Milind Mandwar, Dr Amit Nagpal, Dr Jasmeet Kaur, Dr Anjana Sharma, Dr Amit Sharma and Dr Anna Gupta performed the transplant surgeries, and the two patients were discharged with normal kidney functions and are off dialysis now.

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