HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


Burail jailbreak case: Bheora claims being falsely implicated

Claiming false implication in the infamous Burail jailbreak case, Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) India operations chief Paramjit Singh Bheora said “he is innocent”.

Admn accepts not getting any SC-NRI representation

The administration accepted before the Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday that official records did not show receipt of any representation from Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, ostensibly on the basis of which UT medical education and research secretary, Anil Kumar, had ordered the creation of one SC seat out of six NRI seats for admission to the MBBS course at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

False alarm, 3 kids mistaken for dacoits

Local police went into a tizzy after receiving a call that members of the “kala kachha” gang had “struck” at a house in Sector 10 on Wednesday.

Four killed, 32 hurt after tempo plunges into canal

Four people were killed and 32 injured when a light commercial vehicle, Tata-407, fell into the Sirhind canal near Jhamluti village, on the Rupnagar-Chamkaur Sahib road, 19 km from here, on Wednesday. Police sources said that the driver lost control over the vehicle, which rolled down into the muddy area of the canal at around 1 pm.

Murder of P’kula resident: Maid, 2 others get life term

Additional district and sessions judge Rajnish Kumar Sharma on Wednesday sentenced three people, including the then maid and her husband, to life imprisonment for murder of an old woman in Sector 7, Panchkula, in August last year.

Citco MD Tanvi Garg relieved of charge

The Chandigarh administration has relieved Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Tanvi Garg, holding the charge of managing director of Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO), additional deputy commissioner (ADC) and tourism director. She has been transferred to Port Blair.

Shakuntla Jakhu takes over as new Haryana CS

Senior IAS officer Shakuntla Jakhu today took over as Haryana's new Chief Secretary. She took over from S C Chaudhary here, who retired today, an official release said. Jakhu, a 1978 batch IAS officer, was earlier serving as Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster management and Consolidation Departments, it said.

Badal gives nod to set up 2-acre land for DSOI in SAS Nagar

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal gave nod for allotting two-acre land for setting up Defence Services Officers Institute (DSOI) at SAS Nagar in a meeting with western army commander Lt Gen Philip Campose here on Wednesday.

Van Mahotsav observed with Herbal Day celebration

As part of series of functions for celebration of Van Mahotsav 2014, the department of forest and wildlife, the Chandigarh administration in collaboration with the municipal corporation and the education department celebrated 'Herbal Day' at the MC Rose Nursery, Sector 23.  UT home secretary Anil Kumar was the chief guest and planted sapling of 'Shatavari'. Kumar also inaugurated Chandigarh MC's new project, the Herbal Garden.

Dimple murder case: Husband sent to one-day remand

Chief judicial magistrate Anubhav Sharma on Wednesday sent UT police constable Anand Kumar, who shot dead his wife Dimple in full public view at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, before he turned the pistol at himself on July 25, to one-day police remand.

Miscreants decamp with cash, jewellery

Miscreants struck at two residential accommodations in the city and decamped with cash and jewellery.

City roads unsafe for pedestrians

City roads continue to be unsafe for pedestrians as 22 of them have been killed so far this year in road accidents. A total of 158 accidents, including those involving pedestrians, have been reported till date. Last year, 44 pedestrians died, while 40 lost their lives in 2012.

10,000 electricity meters remain non-functional

The lax approach of the Chandigarh electricity department yet again come to the fore as around 10,000 installed electricity meters are lying non-functional across the city. Besides, the department has also failed to comply with the direction of the Joint Electricity Regularity Commission (JERC) to replace over 50,000 existing mechanical meters with electronic ones.

AAP worker held for sending malicious e-mails

A month after the cyber cell of the UT police registered a case against an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker for sending malicious e-mails using a fraudulent e-mail address, the police arrested the accused, Manpreet Singh, on Tuesday.

Domestic flights to be shifted to new airport terminal

Domestic flights operations at the city’s airport will be shifted to the upcoming international terminal once it is completed, which is likely by April next year. Although it is being built next to the domestic terminal, the new terminal will have a different approach road via Sector 48 with connecting roads from SAS Nagar and Zirakpur. The existing terminal, that handles 30 flights, will be put to some other use, sources said.
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