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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Chandigarh

It’s Soni’s local pitch versus Chandumajra’s Modi wave

In what has been an interesting campaign battle in the Anandpur Sahib constituency, the two main candidates seem to be trying different strategies to woo voters. Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib Ambika Soni is hitting out at his rival Prem Singh Chandumajra on the issues of drugs.

P’kula advocate killed as car falls into gorge on Morni road

A trip to the hills turned disastrous for a Panchkula man and his co-passenger on Saturday night, after the SX4 car in which they were travelling fell into a gorge on a Morni road. While the 26-year-old advocate Saman Chaudhary died within hours of the accident.

No. plate vendor misusing RLA facilities

In a violation of agreement, the vendor entrusted with the contract to install high security registration plates continues to use power and other utility services at the expense of Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) at its head office in Sector 17.

Good marks, yet no job? PU for soft skills help

Employability and soft skills have for long been a major hindrance to young graduates and postgraduates getting a job. Taking note of this, the Panjab University has decided to intervene and start non-credit (results do not reflect in grades or transcripts) courses from the 2014-15 academic session.

Administration training destitute children as traffic marshals

Directing traffic could well turn a new leaf in the lives of the inmates of Snehalaya, a Chandigarh administration-run home for destitute children at Maloya. This seems to have been the guiding thought behind a new project initiated by the administration in collaboration with the local police.

Chandumajra hooted, dung thrown at car in Morinda village

SAD candidate from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra was hooted and cow dung thrown at his car at Rauni village in Morinda on Friday late evening, when he arrived to address a gathering of nearly 400 people as part of his poll campaign. Power in the area was also switched off to heckle him. The fiasco resulted due to factionalism within the village, sources claimed.

PUSU announces new executive committee

Over a month after its top leaders joined another student group, the Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) announced its new executive committee. Law department student Sahejpal Singh Sidhu has been announced as its president, Navaldeep Singh is now campus president, Harshdeep Singh Shergill is chairman, Amandeep Kamboj is colleges' chairman and Ashish Kumar is the new party incharge.

Kansal back in SAD fold

In less than three weeks of joining the Congress, Kharar leader Arjun Kansal joined back the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday.

Online portal, SBI fined Rs 20,000 for providing free gift vouchers

Coming to aid of a Sector-20 resident, district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed an online portal and a credit card company to pay Rs 20,000 to the complainant as compensation for deficient services.

Will review decision on nagar panchayat status to Nurpur Bedi: Sukhbir

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has assured that the government would review its decision to accord nagar panchayat status to Nurpur Bedi village of Rupnagar after the Lok Sabha elections.

Kin roots for Ambika in campaigning

Family members of Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni, 71, are pitching in for her campaign by dividing the work among them. Her 80-year old husband takes care of visitors at their house in Sector 9, Chandigarh, while her 46-year old son, who is a businessman, develops and executes strategies to woo voters.

Haryana guv's secy, 3 others to explain conduct to HUDA

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has asked for explanation from secretary to Haryana governor and Ambala division commissioner Neelam P Kasni in the oustee quota plot scam within 15 days. She was the chairman of the screening committee as HUDA administrator when allotments were made to ineligible people in 2005.

UIET drops three subjects from PG entrance test list

The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) has dropped three subjects from this year’s Combined Entrance Test (CET) list conducted for post graduate courses. The examination is conducted by Panjab University for enrollment to various courses offered by 30-odd institutes in Chandigarh.

UT continues to stonewall on heritage furniture

Though the UT administration has been striving hard to get UNESCO to accord Chandigarh the status of a World Heritage City, it has done little to preserve the heritage furniture, much of which is in dire need of repair. Instead it has sold over 200 such items, netting about Rs 10 crore.

Slice of Mughal history depicted in Urdu play

The royal splendor of Moghal empire, saga of secular thoughts, ethical values , spirit of “vedic granths”, humanism upheld by Moghal prince Dara Shikoh, the historical betrayal, and intrigue by his brother princes, was brought alive in a theatrical spectacle ‘Dara Shikoh’ at the Tagore Theatre here on Friday.
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