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MC removes unauthorised hutments

Chandigarh:The enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Friday removed unauthorised hutments in pocket number 8 in Manimajra and adjoining areas. The enforcement team removed around 60 hutments in pocket no 8, new Indira colony, 10 hutments near Subhash Nagar in front of the police station and a few from near the near railway crossing. Two JCB machines and the police force were involved in the demolition drive.

Film on TB wins CSIR contest

Chandigarh:A video film directed and produced by Dr Jayanti Dutta, Deputy Director, Academic Staff College, Panjab University and her team was selected for the first award in the Short Video Competition - 2013 organized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) and Vigyan Prasar (VP). The competition was on the need for new drugs for tuberculosis.

The award included a citation, a trophy and cash prize of Rs 50,000 and was conferred in the Rashtriya Vigyan Chalchitra Mela held in the 100th National Science Congress at Science City, Kolkata. The film was chosen out of 180 competing films. The other members of the team included Atman Roy, Anandi Roy, Gurjeet Kaur and Sumangal Roy.

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