Friday, Dec 09, 2022

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The Union government has sanctioned Rs 662 crore for four-laning National Highway Number 73 from Yamunanagar to Panchkula via Saha and Shehadpur.

Selja: Centre to spend Rs 662 cr on NH-73
Ambala: The Union government has sanctioned Rs 662 crore for four-laning National Highway Number 73 from Yamunanagar to Panchkula via Saha and Shehadpur. This was stated Union Tourism and Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja at a public meeting at Naringarh on Sunday. She said the people of the area would get better road facilities with the widening of the NH passing through her the constituency. The development works,she said,included making the Ambala Cantonment railway station a world-class station,setting up of bottling plant at Ambala,construction of hospital at Kalka,laying of rail line between Chandigarh-Yamunanagar.

Open darbar held at Ambala
Ambala: Ambala City MLA Vinod Sharma held an open darbar at his city residence to listen the grievances and problems of the people. Hundreds of people complained of shortage of drinking water supply. While the rural people complained of shortage of water for irrigation due to non functioning of tubewells,the urbanites complained of shortage of drinking water. Many residents also highlighted poor sanitation in their areas.Sharma directed the officials of the departments concerned to address the problems.

680 treated at health camp
CHANDIGARH: Around 680 patients were treated at a medical camp organised by Rotary Club,Chandigarh,at Labour Colony on Sunday. Patients suffering from various ailments including eyes,nose,throat,gynecology,pediatric,skin and various other diseases were provided free consultancy by Dr SPS Grewal,Dr Raman Abrol,Dr Rajveer Singh Yadav,Dr Mangla Dogra and Rachna Abrol,Dr Indra Duggal and Dr Malini Saghal,Dr Mallika Sachdeva and Dr Rahul Mahajan and Dr PS Bedi.

Two cases of snatching reported
CHANDIGARH: Two cases of snatching were reported in the city on Sunday. In the first case,a woman,identified as Tripta,a resident of Sector 49,complained to the police that her bag containing Rs 25,000 was snatched when she was heading towards home. The other case was reported in Kaimbwala,where a woman identified as Shanti Devi told the police that people on a two-wheeler snatched her earrings. Sector 3 police station has registered a complaint.

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Complex surgery conducted on abnormally long jaw
MOHALI: People with abnormally long lower jaw,who cannot be treated by brace treatment,now have a ray of hope to improve their facial profile without any cut or scar. A team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons conducted a pioneering dentistry surgery at the Fortis Hospital in Mohali recently.
The first-of-its-kind in the region surgery has brought in a promise of safe and effective solution to all dental abnormalities. The treatment includes a complex surgical protocol of decreasing the entire length of the lower jaw by manipulating the bone in a manner that one part of the bone slides over the other.

Woman arrested for possessing illegal liquor
CHANDIGARH: The UT police arrested a woman,identified as Krishan,from near her house in Sector 29 and recovered 15 quarters of country wine Marka Santra from her possession on Sunday. The police have registered a case under Section 61,1,14 of Excise Act in Industrial Area police station.

3 die in accident at Rampur
SHIMLA: Three persons lost their lives when a truck,in which they were travelling,rolled down a gorge in Bethal area,20 kilometre from Rampur in Shimla district. The truck loaded with cement was going from Chandigarh to Karchham. Police said the accident occurred around 2.30 am on Sunday. An injured person is being treated at Rampur civil hospital. The deceased are Harish Kumar from Punjab,who was the driver,and two locals,Lokraj and Vipin.


Travel agents’ body wants govt to check unauthorised agents
SHIMLA: Expressing concern over unauthorised travel agents thriving in the hill capital,the Travel Agent Association of Shimla has sought intervention of the government to crack down on them. Talking to the media on Sunday,association president Naveen Pal said that such travel agents were misleading the tourists coming to Shimla and creating a bad name for the local tourism industry. “The number of travel agents rises exponentially in the town with the onset of tourist season,” he said,demanding a dress code for government-recognised travel agents. Pal said the association planned to organise a special festival in Shimla to attract tourists in November this year. “A fashion show,stalls of local cuisines and local outfits will be the centre of attraction of the festival. Travel agents from Jammu and Kashmir,Uttarakhand and Rajasthan will also participate in the festival,” he said.

HPSEB assures early solution to pay revision error
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) has assured the retired engineers in ‘diploma holders’ category,to provide a solution within a week to the error in revision of their pay scales. Himachal Professionals Forum convener R L Justa said this after meeting HPSEB chairman Subhash Negi earlier this week.

Orientation session for parents at Ashmah School
Mohali: An orientation for the parents of students at Ashmah International School,Mohali,was held on the school premises on Sunday. Realising the fact that a child’s education is an ongoing and concerted effort and joint efforts of both parents and teachers,the school convened the meeting that also discussed aspects of good parenting.


ABS gets approval to use GRE score
CHANDIGARH: The Education Testing Service (ETS),USA has permitted Aryans Business School,Chandigarh,to use Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. This was stated by Dr Anshu Kataria,Chairman,Aryans Group,while addressing the press conference at Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday.

First published on: 12-04-2010 at 03:06:24 am
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