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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

Chandigarh

Two Sonepat men held for impersonation

A resident of Sonepat in Haryana was arrested for impersonating during a staff selection examination at Government High School in Sector 24 on Sunday. The accused was identified as Parneet Bhasin and was appearing in place of one Tushar Kukreja, also a resident of Sonepat.

Delhi HC to hear PIL against Tata Camelot housing project

The Delhi high court on Monday fixed July 30 for hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) against the grant of approvals by various authorities to the Tata Camelot Housing project near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.

Verbal spat between student bodies mars UILS counselling

Panjab University's repeated warnings to student groups to refrain from indulging in violence seem to have yielded no results. Two student groups - Student Organisation of India (SOI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - almost came to blows on the first day of BA and BCom five-year law course at University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), PU, on Monday.

City to get another anti-rabies clinic at Sector 35

To tackle with increased number of dog-bite cases in city every day, the municipal corporation is coming up with another anti-rabies clinic at civil dispensary, Sector 35, Chandigarh. The project will get the final nod at the finance and contract committee meeting on Tuesday.

Ahead of new session, PU announces anti-ragging measures

With the new academic year all set to begin, PU announced a slew of anti-ragging measures on Monday to curb the menace on the campus. The heightened anti-ragging measures will remain in place at least till August 31.

MP extends support to Panecia Biotech workers

The Aam Aadmi Party's member of Parliament from Patiala, Dr Dharamveer Gandhi, extended the support of his party to the dismissed workers of Panecia Biotech who have been on chain hunger strike from past five days at Dera Bassi.

School holds prayer for MH-17 crash victims

City-based NGO Yuvsatta and peace cub of KB DAV School, Sector 7, held a prayer meeting in the memory of the recent Malaysian airlines plane MH-17 crash victims.

Chandigarh has third-highest tree cover in India

According to the latest Indian State of Forest Report 2013, Chandigarh is ranked third in the country in terms of percentage of area under tree cover, down from the second position in the last assessment in 2011.

Move to fix RTE reimbursement at Rs 750 dismays private schools

After a gap of nearly one year, the education department approved the per child reimbursement rate to the tune of Rs 750 per student per month to private schools for admitting students belonging to weaker sections for financial year 2012-13.

36% of those arrested relapse into crime despite punishment

The city is ranked second-highest in the rate of ‘recidivism’ among all states and union territories in the country, reveals the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.

Rs 1.2 crore excess payment for sewage treatment raises stink

In an extreme case of negligence or what could be an instance of collusion between some Chandigarh municipal corporation officials and the managment of a Pune-based private company, the MC has been paying the full amount for just half the work done at SAS Nagar sewage treatment plant, for four years now, causing the exchequer a loss of Rs 1.2 crore.

Last date to apply for MEd course online is July 27

The students who have qualified the MEd entrance exam and wish to seek admission in the course on the Panjab University campus and colleges affiliated to it can apply up to July 27.

Man killed in road accident

A 30-year-old man was killed in a road accident in Chandigarh on late Saturday evening. The incident took place near the small roundabout in Sector 39/40. The victim has been identified as Puran Singh, resident of Sector 39. He worked in a canteen in Sector 17.

Thespians hold protest over admn move to stop staging of play

Theatre artistes across the city held a protest in Sector 17 on Sunday evening against the decision of the UT administration of not allowing them to stage a play at Tagore Theatre on Saturday evening.

Faculty developmentprogramme held at college

Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology organised a faculty development programme (FDP) on 'Soft computing techniques and its application' on its campus at Dera Bassi on Sunday.
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