Drop in dengue cases this year
Chandigarh: There has been a significant drop in the number of dengue cases being reported in the city as compared to last year. While 64 such cases have been reported so far this year in Chandigarh,it pales in comparison to last years figure of 289 dengue cases. An official of the malaria wing of the Chandigarh Administrations heath department attributed this drop to the departments preparations to deal and prevent malaria and dengue. As soon as the reports from laboratories confirm the dengue cases,health workers visit the houses concerned. Spray operations and anti-larval activities are conducted in the area to stop the further transmission of the disease, he added.
Mahapatra takes over as region SBI chief
Chandigarh: Lingaraj Mahapatra,Probationary Officer of the 1978 batch,took over as Chief General Manager at the State Bank of India,Chandigarh Circle on Monday. He replaces N K Chari who is proceeding to the Banks corporate centre in Mumbai to take over as Deputy Managing Director. The Chandigarh Circle comprises the four northern states of Jammu and Kashmir,Himachal Pradesh,Haryana,Punjab and Chandigarh. Mahapatra has held various assignments during his 35 years long career in diverse operational fields. He has experience in Mid-Corporate Finance,MSME Finance and was senior faculty in Credit and International Banking at State Bank Staff College. He has also held the post of Assistant Vice President,IB at SBI,New York.
Temporary change in railway station
Chandigarh: Due to operational reasons,the recently-introduced Chandigarh-Pataliputra bi-weekly Express (13255/13256) will depart and terminate from Danapur station instead of Pataliputra with immediate effect until further notice. While,the train will start from Danapur at 8.52 pm,it will reach Chandigarh at 5.55 pm. On its return,the train (13256) will depart from Chandigarh at 9.30 pm and terminate at Danapur,instead of Pataliputra,at 8:15 pm the next day. Other stoppages,timings en-route and schedule shall remain the same. The train was inaugurated on October 31 by local MP Pawan Bansal. ENS