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1 killed while repairing water pump

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 6, 2013 1:45:26 am

PANCHKULA: One person died and another received burn injuries while repairing a water pump at a local hotel in Sector 32 in the city. Police said that a youth who was identified as 25-year-old Amit died after he got electrocuted at the hotel while a helper suffered burns while rectifying the water pump at the hotel.

‘Car spa’ designed for mentally challenged

CHANDIGARH: Umeed,a society for the job placement of the mentally challenged,has come forward with an innovative way to provide employment to them. The innovation is being called ‘car-spa’. After providing employment to over 60 youngsters through 17 Umeed kiosks,set up in various parts of Chandigarh,the NGO is taking another step forward to make them self-dependent.

Health workers sensitised to combat diseases

CHANDIGARH: In-house training of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) has been started in batches under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme and National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in the city. The first batch of health workers rendering services in the health facilities near urban slums and colonies,are made to undertake the sensitisation training.

Panchkula DC tackles complaints

PANCHKULA: From broken roads to encroachments people had all sorts of complaints at the grievance redressal committee meet that was held on Friday at the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner’s office.

Apart from the disposal of 15 complaints that were pending,18 new complaints were also taken up at the meet. While 13 of the pending complaints were resolved on the spot,the DC directed that a report should be filed in two complaints.

City’s BSP donates for Uttarakhand relief fund

CHANDIGARH: Bahujan Samaj Party leaders contributed two cheques of Rs 21,000 each at the office of the Deputy Commissioner to Uttarakhand relief fund in Chandigarh on Friday. The city unit of the party has started a campaign to collect relief material and funds for the cause. BSP convener Haffiz Anwar-ul-Haq raised the demand that the scrap dealers at Ramdarbar and Hallomajra should not be asked to vacate the land they have set shop on till some alternate arrangements are made.

Father agrees to donate son’s organs

CHANDIGARH: A noble act by a father,who decided to donate the organs of his brain dead son has given a new life to three persons at PGIMER. Parshotam Singh (27),a resident of Jammu and suffered severe head injury on July 2. He was referred to PGIMER,where the doctors declared him brain dead on July 3. Later his father gave consent to donate the organs of his son. The organs have been transplanted to the needy which could give a new lease of life to three patients.

Elderly couple’s house robbed

CHANDIGARH: An elderly couple’s residence in Sector 46 was allegedly robbed by an unidentified person on Thursday. According to the police,the couple had gone to visit their daughter’s residence nearby in Sector 46 in the morning. When they returned to their residence in the evening,they found that someone had stolen three gold pens,two diamond rings,five pair of ear rings,two bangles,one pair of anklet,two pendents and other artificial jewelery. Thief broke the lock of the main gate and entered the house.

Protest held by contractual workers of PGI

CHANDIGARH: About 3000 contractual workers of PGIMER have been wearing black badges as a symbol of protest against the PGI management for not listening to their demand of ‘same work,same pay’. The members of ‘PGI Contractor Workers Union’ have decided to wear black badges from July 4 to July 11 to register their protest against the authorities

Applied Arts favoured by Fine Arts students

CHANDIGARH: As the process of submission of admission forms comes to an end,Applied Arts has emerged as the most sought after course in Government College of Art,Sector 10. The reason cited is that students with graduation in the Applied Arts stream have better career opportunities. Students with Applied Arts degrees get jobs in artistic studios,magazines and even in the animation sector.

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