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HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014

Chandigarh

Sec-33 businessman buys CH-01-AX-001 for Rs 7 lakh

With Sector-33 businessman Harinder Singh paying Rs 7 lakh for the right to flaunt the number CH-01-AX-0001 on his flashy BMW 6 Series 640d, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) collected Rs 69.92 lakh from the auction of first 100 numbers of the series, on Saturday. For the first 100 numbers of AW series, the department had collected Rs 53 lakh.

Parties approach on health issues discussed

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Punjab, organised a meeting to discuss the approach of different political parties on health issues in their manifestos for the 16th Lok Sabha Elections 2014 here on Saturday.

Book reveals city's role in Manmohan adviser job

Chandigarh-based founder director and now executive vice-chairman of the Centre for Research on Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) Rashpal Malhotra played a key role in the appointment of TKA Nair to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government assumed power in 2004, former media adviser to the PM Sanjaya Baru has revealed in his new book, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh released recently.

Some back in wind, others unwind

After nearly monthlong electioneering, the candidates, whose luck was sealed by 4.53 lakh voters of Chandigarh on Thursday, heaved a sigh of relief from their hectic schedule. A day after polling to the 16th Lok Sabha, some candidates spent their entire day at home, while others went out on a shopping spree.

Interviews for 10 posts of asst profs held, PU tells HC

The Panjab University administration informed the Punjab & Haryana High Court it had conducted interviews for ten of the 99 positions of assistant professors that had been advertised, adding the appointments would be finalised following the approval of the varsity’s syndicate and senate.

Construction stay in Sukhna catchment to continue: HC

People awaiting vacation of stay on construction activities in Kansal village of Punjab and the adjoining areas falling in the debatable catchment area of Sukhna Lake will have to wait for some more time till the pendency of the Chandigarh administration’s case before the Supreme Court (SC).

British queen’s birthday celebrated

The British deputy high commissioner, northwest India, David Lelliott organised a reception on Friday to celebrate birthday of Queen Elizabeth-II. The reception was attended by number of prominent persons from the city and neighbouring states.

Sadar area encroachments removed: Ambala admn to HC

The Ambala district administration, on Friday, claimed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) that as per its direction all the encroachments have been removed from the markets in Sadar area, said sources in the administration.

Poll turnout in Kalka assembly up by 9.3%, in P’kula by 8.6%

In a stupendous success of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Programme of election commission, the poll percentage in Kalka assembly constituency jumped by 9.33 % in 2014 to 71.3 %.

Dept’s plea for 21% power tariff hike rejected

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has turned down the UT electricity department’s proposal to hike tariffs 21%, submitted on January 21.

LS polls: Women edge out men in voting

It is marginal, but significant.Women edged out men in use of their vote with 74.15% marking presence at polling booths across the city to elect the MP on Thursday, against the male turnout at 73.57%.

OPD timings changed

The OPD timings of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, and its allied dispensaries, including Ayush Dispensaries, community health centre, Manimajra, community health centre, Sector 22, Chandigarh, and poly clinic, Sector 45, Chandigarh, shall be from 8am to 2pm from April 16 to October 15.

PU postpones April 16 evening exams

Panjab University (PU) has postponed the examinations scheduled for the evening session of April 16 citing administrative reasons. The varsity's Controller of Examination Parvinder Singh said new dates would be notified later.

Youth making the most of discounts on inked fingers

With record breaking voting in city during the 16th Lok Shabha elections, local businesses could be seen fulfilling their commitment to provide discounts to those with inked finger. Many businessmen said mostly those visiting them for discounts were youngsters.

Man gets life for murdering cousin's wife

Additional district & sessions judge Tarsem Mangla on Friday sentenced a Sector 91 resident, Jammun alias Rakesh, convicted of murdering his cousin's wife to life imprisonment.
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