HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014


Travel agent selection: MC officials pass buck

Nobody, it seems, finalised the travel operator for a 10-day study tour of the municipal contract worth Rs 28 lakh. The tour has already generated controversy for overshooting the sanctioned expenditure and for family members of several councillors joining the trip, taking the delegation to 40, instead of the official 26.

Cyber crime accused acquitted

A local court has acquitted a SAS Nagar resident booked for creating fake profile and posting obscene pictures of a woman on a social networking site in 2008 after the complainant failed to appear in the court.

PU Student Centre cries for attention

The Panjab University (PU) Student Centre, which is the heart of the social activities of students, is crying for attention due to poor maintenance. Broken gazeboes, foul smell emanating from the stagnant water from the non-functional fountain and leftovers of food littered all around: the centre has been in a terrible state for so long.

Jyoti murder case: NGO demands justice

Tricity-based NGO Koshish under its president, BJP leader Ranjana Shahi, held a protest opposite DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, demanding justice in the Jyoti muder case.

Insurance claim: Bajaj Allianz fined Rs 4 lakh

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Panchkula, on Thursday ordered local branch of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company to pay Rs 4.13 lakh to a Chandigarh resident over non-payment of insurance amount.

Smart schools project gathers dust for over a year

The plans of the UT education department to roll out reforms in the education system by setting up smart schools in the city have been gathering dust for over a year. The first smart school was setup in Sector 53 in April 2012 by the department.

Mohali police launch official website

After years of procrastination, the district police have finally launched their official website — — on which residents can get instant access to details about any case that has been filed with the police as well as lodge a complaint.

4 hrs of presentations, meetings during 10-day trip

The so-called study tour of 20 councillors and six officials of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) to Port Blair, Chennai and Kolkata from August 31 to September 9 was more about fun and leisure with their families, thus splurging lakhs at the expense of local taxpayers.

Cops verfying claims OF Rs 2.5 Lakh robbery

The police are verifying the complaint of a Nayagaon resident who claimed that he was robbed of Rs 2.5 lakh after someone threw red chilli powder in his eyes.

Three arrested for robbing truck driver of Rs 30,000

The local police arrested three persons for robbery within few hours of the crime and recovered the looted money from them on Thursday.

Three youths arrested for Nayagaon resident’s murder

With the arrest of three persons, the Chandigarh police on Thursday claimed to have solved the murder case of Makhan Singh, a Nayagaon resident. Makhan (41) was murdered on Tuesday.

UT sends 5 names for Padma Awards

Three days after the expiry of the deadline set by the ministry of home affairs (MHA), the Chandigarh administration has recommended five names for the Padma Awards-2015.

Driver robbed of Rs 10 lakh by men posing as cops

A businessman's driver was allegedly robbed of Rs 10 lakh by four men, including two posing as cops, near the Sector-52 furniture market on Thursday evening.

Mini truck rams into scooter, 16-yr-old killed

Two days after a cyclist was killed and two women were injured after being hit by a CTU bus near Kalagram, a 16-year-old girl was killed and her mother injured at the railway light point after being hit by a mini truck on Wednesday midnight.

Next AIPMT on May 3

The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for the academic year 2015-16 will be held on May 3 next year. As per communication released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), eligibility conditions and the syllabus pattern will remain similar to that of AIPMT 2014 as provided by the Medical Council of India.
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