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Chandigarh

UT cops clueless in hit-and-run cases

The Chandigarh Police are found completely lacking when it comes to tracing the vehicles involved in hit-and-run incidents. The CCTV cameras installed at various traffic intersections and roundabouts fail to serve any purpose as the motorists manage to escape with no proof left behind.

Bansal denies speaking to nephew about controversial appointment

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who deposed on Monday as a CBI witness in the cash-for-post scam in which his nephew Vijay Singla is an accused, told the court that he had never spoken to Singla about the impugned appointment of Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar.

Mohali DC to officials: take action against encroachers

Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, deputy commissioner, SAS Nagar, here on Monday said that strict action should be taken against encroachers in the district.

‘My son was my only hope’

Prem Chand says his life has come to a standstill ever since his son, Ajay, died in a road accident on June 15 this year. “He was my only hope. My other two sons are jobless.” The mishap happened when Ajay had just left home on a bike for Mohali for some work.

Safety goes south on Dakshin Marg

Cutting through the city to head towards the Zirakpur-Ambala-Delhi route, Dakshin Marg sees all types of traffic. No wonder, accidents here are common. Most of the victims on what is also National Highway 21 are pedestrians and two-wheeler riders, and it has seven stretches categorised as ‘sensitive’ by the police.

Head too found, murder victim identified

After arms and legs, the head was recovered from a rainwater drain at Sector 28 in Panchkula on Monday. With the face being visible, the victim was identified as Harkesh Kumar, who was in his mid 40s and a resident of Sector 26-based Ashiana flats, by a woman named Urmila.

Acid attack threat: Man gets 3-year jail

Presiding over a special court for crime against women, additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla awarded three-year jail to a Sector-32 youth for harassing his neighbour and threatening her of disfiguring her face with acid.

PU hostels to have LED TVs, washing machines

Hostellers at Panjab University (PU) will soon get Diwali gifts. The university has decided to buy washing machines for girls’ hostels and LED televisions for all 18 hostels. Dean, students welfare, Navdeep Goyal said, “The university is in the process of buying 46 inches and 55 inches LED televisions for the common rooms of all boys’ and girls’ hostels.

CBI suspends cop after ex-SHO alleges torture

A day after the CCTV footage of former Sector 34 station house officer (SHO) Rajesh Shukla being assaulted by the central bureau of investigation officials went viral, the bureau on Monday suspended inspector Ashok Kumar who was seen hitting the cop.

Gold prices hit low for second time this year

There could not be better news for gold buyers with the prices of yellow metal (22 carat) hitting a low of Rs 25,600 for the second time this year and that too near the festival time.

BSP leader's comment on Ramdev: Inquiry ordered

A local court on Monday ordered an inquiry under section 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) into a complaint of a Panchkula resident for registering an FIR against BSP supremo Mayawati and party's Hoshiarpur candidate for Lok Sabha polls, Bhagwan Singh Chauhan, in the issue of announcing bounty on the head of yoga teacher Ramdev.

Kashmiri Pandits extend support to BJP candidate

Kashmiri Pandit Sabha honoured BJP's Panchkula candidate Gian Chand Gupta in a meeting held in Sector 20. The organisation also extended the support of Kashmiri community to the candidate for upcoming assembly elections.

IAF's 12 celebrate golden jubilee of '65 war

To mark the golden jubilee ceremony of 1965 Indo-Pak war, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the war memorial of Air Force Station here on Monday.

In middle of mess on Madhya Marg

It is the road at the heart of City Beautiful. Appropriately named Madhya Marg, or central road, it also witnesses all that is wrong with the traffic situation in Chandigarh. The UT police have identified 21 accident-prone stretches on the three main roads — Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg and Vikas Marg — and eight of these are on Madhya Marg.

PU dental institute seeks nod for PG courses

Dr Harwansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital (DHSJIDS), Panjab University, sought permission from the Dental Council of India (DCI) for offering post-graduate courses on Sunday.
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