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Road carpeting starts in Hallomajra

Chandigarh:The much delayed work for carpeting of a road at Hallomajra finally started on Sunday. BSP MP Narendra Kashyap inaugurated the work in presence of other BSP leaders and officials of the Municipal Corporation. The work on the road had not been undertaken since the village was transferred to the MC. Area councillor Jannat Jahan-ul-Haq assured that with the start of work in the area, the remaining roads in the ward would also be carpeted soon.

Fountain inaugurated in Sector 32

Chandigarh:Mayor Raj Bala Malik inaugurated the newly installed circular cascading design fountain in Sector 32 green belt on Sunday. The fountain installed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh has 68 lights which give a variety of effects to the cascading layers. Area councillor Heera Negi was present along with other councillors and officials of the civic body.

Dr Rattu awarded Hindi Literature Shiromani Award

Chandigarh:Renowned Hindi author and Media expert Dr Krishan Kumar Rattu was on Sunday awarded with prestigious Shiromani Litterateur Award 2011 by the Punjab Language Department. In a ceremony held at Punjab Bhavan, Chandigarh, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka presented a citation, shawl and a cash award of Rs 2.5 lakh to Dr Rattu.

Proper diet can raise child's IQ: Expert

Chandigarh:Aditi Mehrotra, a well-known Delhi-based nutrition educator and diet specialist, was recently in the city to conduct a free workshop for parents and highlight that proper dietary guidance and the right amount of nutrition could help parents raise an intelligent child, "The right combination of nutritive meals act like brain food for the brain and can help boost memory and retention in children."

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