HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014


UT police nab traffic cop taking Rs 200 as bribe

A head constable with the Chandigarh traffic police was apprehended by a special team of the Chandigarh Police for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 200. The erring cop has been identified as Jail Singh.

Ex-MP Pawan Bansal likely to depose today

A central bureau of investigation (CBI) court on Monday commenced trial in the controversial railway bribery case, in which former railway minister and former Chandigarh MP Pawan Bansal is likely to appear as a prosecution witness on Tuesday.

CTU's integrated transport service evokes positive response

The integrated transport service the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) launched in the tricity and other neighbouring areas recently has evoked a positive response.

MLA accused Balongi Panchayat of embezzling Rs 2.70 crore

Local MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu accused the Balongi village panchayat of siphoning of Rs 2.70 crore allocated for development projects.

Health ministry cancels PGI governing body meeting

Without having any member of Parliament as a member of the governing body, the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) administration tried to conduct a meeting of its top body but got a blank from the health ministry.

20 illegal structures demolished near PEC

The UT estate office demolished 20 illegal structures constructed in an area adjacent to Punjab Engineering College (PEC). The drive began around 10 am and several officials of estate office were present on the spot under the supervision of tehsildar Amrinder Singh.

Students' response to newly elected SFS candidate surprising: ABVP

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday said the students' response to the recently elected Students for Society (SFS) candidate was surprising.

Unemployed teachers demand recruitment for 5,000 vacant posts

Members of Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Pass Unemployed Teachers Union, Punjab, blocked traffic at Rupnagar head works on Sunday to protest against the failure of the government to recruit them for the posts advertised by it.

PU mulls changes in sabbatical leave regulations to promote research

To promote research undertaken by faculty members, Panjab University (PU) is set to make changes to the rules for sabbatical leave availed by faculty members for the purpose.

No shortlist yet for Padma Awards as deadline ends today

Call it disrespect to the efforts and distinguished work of city residents or a neglect of duty, but all indications are that the UT administration will fail to send its nominees for the Padma Awards-2015 to the Centre in time, thereby depriving the city of a possible shot at glory on the national stage.

Apni Mandis turning into points of urban chaos

A concept and facility intended to facilitate residents in their daily vegetable and grocery shopping has now morphed into an ill-maintained urban mess. The Apni Mandi concept is now floundering due to the MC’s inability to provide basic facilities like car parking, mobile toilets and parking.

PGI signs MoU withtop health institute

Transformative healthcare required a judicious combination of science, technology and entrepreneurship, Prof Robyn Norton, principal director of the George Institute for Global Health, said at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Saturday.

Central scheme picks up in city,more migrants buy 5-kg LPG

A sudden spurt in the sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders, which was started on a pilot project by the central government last year to benefit the migrant population, has brought cheers to local dealers.

Chandigarh-Jaipur Daily Express to chug off tommorrow

On its return journey from Jaipur, train number 19717 will depart Jaipur station daily at 4.40 pm and will reach Chandigarh the following day at 4.55 pm. It will stop at same stations during the outward journey. RK Dutta, station superintendent of local station, said the train would comprise 12 coaches, including one two-tier AC coach, one three-tier AC coach and four sleeper coaches.

HRD minister requested to regularise appointment of SSA teachers

A 50-member delegation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA), Chandigarh, handed over a memorandum regarding the regularisation of appointment of teachers under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to union human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani in the presence of state BJP president Sanjay Tandon here on Saturday.
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