Online fraudsters withdrew ₹1.9 lakh from a Panchkula resident’s credit card, police said on Saturday. The victim, Ambuj Aggarwal, a resident of Sector 20, told police that: ₹99.430.80 and ₹90,955.80 was charged from his credit card without his permission after he attended a call from an unknown number regarding his outstanding cell phone bill. A case under Section 420 of the IPC was registered after verification.
PGIMER waives OPD registration fee
Amid the spike in Covid cases, the PGIMER administration has decided to waive registration fees for patients visiting the OPDs after making appointments via teleconsultation. The institute had suspended walk-in OPDs on Jan. 10 and has only treated patients in person after a prior appointment via teleconsultation. The decision was made to avoid exposure of comorbid patients to the infection. Medical Inspector Dr. Vipin Kaushal said: “The exemption is provisional because queuing up to pay the fee creates hurdles. Patients can go straight to the doctor.”
Childcare: Draw at 3 schools
Bhavan Vidyalaya Junior School, Sector 33; Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, and St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, held online draws for admission to childcare on Saturday. No fewer than 1,842 students have applied for 100 available places in Bhavan Vidyalaya. The draw was held for 65 seats. In the Karmelklooster 715 children had registered for 120 seats. At St Xavier, 310 students had signed up for 100 seats. Schools must show the final list before February 1.
IG holds meeting with Mohali agents
Inspector General (Ropar range) Arun Kumar Mittal held a meeting on Saturday with all senior police and station house officers of Mohali district to take stock of preparations for Republic Day and parliamentary elections in Punjab. Mittal was told that police surveillance is being intensified and that interstate nakas have been strengthened. Later, the IG along with Police Superintendent Harjit Singh led a flag march from the market in Phase 7 to other parts of the city.
Maloya man detained with illegal drink
A 30-year-old man was arrested after police recovered 29 bottles, 22 halves and 43 quarters of rural liquor in his possession near the cremation site in Maloya Colony. Identified as Lala of Gawala Colony, Maloya, he was booked under the Excise Act and later released on bail.
Faculty education ends at UIPS
A week-long virtual faculty training program conducted by the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) ended Saturday at Panjab University. Twenty-five speakers from academic institutions, industrial houses and research organizations in India, the US, Canada, Australia and Spain trained 68 participants in “new era technologies in the formulation design space,” according to a release.