Two minors arrested for theft

The Chandigarh police,on Tuesday,arrested two minors for allegedly stealing a motorcycle from Sector 47-D .

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2013 5:08 am

Two minors arrested for theft

The Chandigarh police,on Tuesday,arrested two minors for allegedly stealing a motorcycle from Sector 47-D . According to police,a resident of Sector 47-D alleged that an unidentified person stole his motorcycle from his residence on the night of October 12. At 1.30 pm on Tuesday,the police apprehended two juveniles from Sector 47,from whom the stolen motorcycle was recovered. Police said both the juveniles reside in Jagatpura village,Mohali. On interrogation,the juveniles disclosed they had stolen another motorcycle from Phase 11 in Mohali in the past. The accused have been sent to a juvenile home by a local court.

PU student held for attempt to murder

The Chandigarh police,on Tuesday,arrested a 20-year-old youth in an attempt to murder case that was registered on September 30. According to police,the accused has been identified as Karan,a student at Panjab University. According to police,personal enmity led to an altercation between the accused and the victim,Vishal,on September 30. Allegedly Karan attacked Vishal with a sword. He was later arrested from Sector 23 on Tuesday evening.

70th EME Corps Day celebrated

Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) in Western Command celebrated its 70th Corps Day on Tuesday. Various functions were organised to mark the occasion,including Sainik Sammelan,Barakhana and Pagal Gymkhana. They were attended both by serving and retired EME personnel.

A solemn ‘wreath laying’ ceremony was held at the Western Command War Memorial ‘Veer Smriti’,where Maj Gen Paramjit Singh and other senior serving and retired EME officers paid homage to the valiant EME soldiers. Also,a Barakhana was organised in EME units that was attended by serving and retired personnel.

NSS organises lectures on HIV-AIDS

The National Service Scheme wing of MCM DAV College in Sector 36,PG Government College for Girls in Sector 11 and Mount Carmel School in Sector 47 organised lectures on HIV-AIDS awareness for students in their premises on Tuesday.

Sunil Kumar Panghal,Consultant Youth Affairs from Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society,was the key speaker in all programmes. He educated volunteers about promoting HIV-AIDS awareness in the community. Short movies were screened as well to raise awareness.

Diesel generators in district to be surveyed

All diesel generators operating in commercial places will surveyed by October 31. Unauthorised,pollution-causing generators and DJ sets will be asked to close as per orders of the National Green Tribunal,New Delhi. The information was given out by Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Parveen Kumar Thind at a meeting with market associations on Tuesday.

National-level prize for Saupin’s student

Ruhani Arora,a Class X student at Saupin’s School in Sector 32,has been awarded the second prize by the National Science Seminar,2013 held on October 13 in Mumbai. The topic for the competition was ‘Water Co-operation: Issues and Challenges’. The event was organised by National Council of Science Museums under the Ministry of Culture,Government of India. The prize was conferred to her by the Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan. The 28 states and 7 UTs were represented by a student each in the seminar.

Roald Dahl Week celebrated at DPS

Delhi Public School celebrated Roald Dahl week to highlight the value and importance of reading. The week-long activities aimed at giving an insight to students of classes V-VIII about the authors and their collection of books. Various activities like book-mark making,poster- making,book reviews and crossword and word search puzzles were organised.

Birth and death registration dept holds camp

The Births and Deaths Registration Department of Chandigarh Administration organised an awareness camp at Government High School in Hallomajra on October 15. Dr Harsvardhan,Registrar Births and Deaths,Chandigarh Administration was chief guest at the event. The team made the students and teachers aware about the procedure of registration of births and deaths,while students were told about the importance of issuing birth and death certificates. Free formats for making birth and death certificates were also distributed.

YPS honours senior citizens

Yadavindra Public School,Mohali,held a function on Tuesday to honour senior citizens across the city. Members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizen Association were invited as guests of honour. Over 30 people attended the event where students performed a selection of English,Hindi and Punjabi songs. The students shared their opinion about how valuable elders were and how honoured they were to have them play an instrumental role in their growth and development.

Computer competition held at SP School

An inter-section computer skills competition was conducted at SP School in Mohali,on Tuesday,where students displayed their skills in Paint Brush,Microsoft Word and Excel,among other softwares. The three best students from each class were awarded.

12 students placed in Kharar job fest

12 students from GGS College of Modern Technology,Kharar,were hired by electronics company Videocon,at a job fest organised at the college campus on Tuesday. The students were offered packages between Rs 1.8-2.4 lakh per annum for posts like Sales Officers and Developers.

Over a 1,000 MBA,BTech and MCA students from different colleges participated in the fest. Meanwhile,the companies that came to the campus included Siemens and TCIL.

Faculty development programme at S D College

Under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology (DBT),Government of India,the Department of Bioinformatics at GGDSD College in Sector 32 started a week-long faculty development programme on ‘Research Methodology in Bioinformatics’ on Tuesday. The programme has faculty members from nearby colleges participating. Highlighting the importance of the field,the department of Bioinformatics at SD College aimed to train faculty members from various branches of Biosciences. The session focused on providing hands-on knowledge of tools and techniques that can be of interest for different research areas. M Elizabeth Sobhia,Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmacoinformatics,NIPER,Mohali,inaugurated the first session,followed by an interactive session in basic tools in bioinformatics by Varinder Kumar,Head of P G Department of Bioinformatics.

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