Pundri, the victory ground of Independents
Pundri constituency of this district has created a record of sorts by returning an Independent candidate to the state assembly for the fifth time in a row.Dinesh Kaushik has defeated his nearest rival Randhir Golan (BJP) in the election, the results for which were announced on Sunday.
In the 2009 state elections, Independent Sultan Singh Jadola emerged victorious. In 2005, it was Dinesh Kaushik. In 1999, Tejvir Singh became the MLA and in 1996, it was Narinder Sharma, who started the trend of winning without any party’s support.
It was in 1991 that Pundri last saw a party candidate — Ishwar Singh of Congress — becoming a representative of that constituency in the state assembly.
A 94-year-old resident of Sector 11, Chandigarh, succumbed to Covid-19 on Tuesday. On Monday, two persons had died due to infection in Mohali, taking the district's toll to 1,165. The victims include a 68-year-old man from Mohali and a 66-year-old woman of Sunny Enclave. Both were admitted at Fortis Hospital in Mohali. In terms of cases, the tricity recorded 129 new infections on Tuesday. The active case count of tricity has now reached 1,100.
New Delhi: To reduce the patient load on major government hospitals, the Delhi government's health department is planning to release a set of standard protocols for the detection and treatment of common viral ailments that are currently prevalent, senior officials said on Tuesday. The infections for which protocols were issued include viral fever, dengue; hand, foot and mouth disease; chickenpox and herpes zoster, among others.
Four persons have been arrested for impersonating crime branch officials and extorting money after kidnapping them. In his complaint, a property dealer and a resident of Manimajra, Amit Kumar Hans, told the police that on August 12, at 2:50pm he got a call on his mobile from an unknown number, seeking a meeting for a property deal. The person sitting on the back seat forcibly took out Amit's purse and pocketed Rs 15,000.
In 2006, as the war between Lebanon and Israel raged, 15 Punjab was to relieve 4 Sikh there. One fine morning, my adjutant, Major Tejvir Singh walked into my office excitedly, “Sir, the orders have come for you to go for a recce to Lebanon.” The commanding officer of 4 Sikh, Colonel Subhash Panwar, being relieved, and I had a lot of time up our sleeve to share anecdotes about stalwarts of each other's battalion.
Covid cases continued to dip in the tricity for the second consecutive week, but experts warned against lowering guard as there was a 50% rise in fatalities in the week gone by. After reporting 2,286 cases in the week ending on July 31, the tricity's weekly infection tally had started waning, with only 1,933 cases logged between August 1 and 7. The tally further dropped to 1,387 between August 8 and August 14.