HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


Thousands of devotees throng Chamkaur Sahib on Jor Mela

Braving intense cold wave, thousands of devotees thronged gurdwara Katalgarh Sahib and other historic gurdwaras at Chamkaur Sahib to pay obeisance on the first day of the three-day annual Shaheedi Jor fair.

Heavy footfall concludes HT Auto, Realty Expo

The two-day HT Auto and Realty Expo 2014 concluded with a heavy footfall here at Elante Mall on Sunday. The exhibitors had people visiting them even in biting cold, enquiring about the latest deals by auto dealers and to know housing options through realtors.

PU syndicate approves 5% fee hike

The Panjab University (PU) Syndicate on Sunday approved the fee hike of 5% subject to a minimum increase of Rs 500 and a maximum increase of Rs 1,200 for all courses offered by the university and its regional centres for the session 2015-16.

HT Auto & Realty Expo 2014 starts with a bang

The two-day HT Auto & Realty Expo 2014 started on Saturday at Elante mall, Chandigarh. Renowned automobile brands like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen and TVS displayed their latest vehicles, which remained centre of attraction among the visitors despite extremely cold weather.

Punjab cop among 5 held for Pinjore heist

With the arrest of five persons, the Rupnagar police claim to have cracked the sensational robbery case that took place in Pinjore last year, wherein four men robbed the CMS firm’s security staff of Rs 1.68 crore and two-double barrel guns at gunpoint after throwing chilli powder in their eyes.

2 directors of chit fund firm held guilty, fined

A local court has convicted two directors of a Sector-32 based company for running a chit and money circulation scheme and imposed a fine of Rs 31,500 each on them, after they were booked of cheating and forgery about 10 years ago.

Week on, authorities pass buck on action against illegal PG houses

Around one week after the drive against illegal paying guests (PGs) in the city, not much progress has been seen in terms of taking action against them, making such drives mere a formality. Recently, the SAS Nagar police registered some cases against the illegal PG owners but a reality check by HT revealed the drive was a just a formality.

55-yr-old booked for sending vulgar SMSes to woman

A 55-year-old man on Saturday was booked for sending vulgar messages to a woman on her mobile phone. Accused Kulbhushan Singla, 55, a resident of Sector 19, Panchkula, has been booked under 66-A of the IT Act at Sector-34 police station.

Patil refuses Punjab Raj Bhavan sanitisation

Even as there is anxiety across the region ever since a dead goose at Sukhna Lake tested positive for avian influenza or bird flu, Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator Shivraj Patil sought to strike a note of normalcy, refusing sanitisation of the Punjab Raj Bhavan premises adjoining the lake.

Student stabs 2 friends at birthday bash, arrested

A college student was arrested on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed two of his friends over an old rivalry at a birthday party in Sector 15 around 3am on Saturday, police said.

Coldest December day since 1990

Extreme cold and dense fog on the fourth consecutive day on Saturday put life out of gear, also breaking a 24-year record.

Culling worker in hospital, no symptoms yet

Two days after culling of around 100 geese was carried out at Sukhna Lake following a dead goose testing positive for avian influenza or bird flu, one of the members of the 33-strong culling team, Sripal (50), was admitted to the Sector-6 General Hospital in Panchkula with a headache.

Area around Manimajra building that caught fire vacated

A day after a three-storey building housing a plastic goods store caught fire at Manimajra, the fire department on Saturday vacated the surrounding area, including the adjoining houses, stating it may collapse anytime.

Toilet scam: CBI raids MC officials' residence, seizes documents

In the toilet maintenance contract scam in the municipal corporation that caused a loss of Rs 13.6 crore between 2006 and 2014, teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted raids at the houses of MC officials and the contractor firm's general manager to get some records. Certain incriminating documents have been sized, it is learnt.

Dense fog forces cops to revise patrolling strategy

The dense fog continues to create problems not only for the city residents but for cops too, thus making it difficult for them to keep a track on illegal activities during the night time.
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