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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extreme cold and dense fog on the fourth consecutive day on Saturday put life out of gear, also breaking a 24-year record.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the culling of geese, the Sukhna lake remained out of bounds for the morning and evening walkers on Friday. Barricades were put up on all the entry points leading to the lake. Stunned silence greeted a few visitors, including cops, UT administration officials and the mediapersons, at the lake.
Extreme cold and dense fog on the fourth consecutive day on Saturday morning threw normal life out of gear with all morning flights being cancelled in Chandigarh and trains, including Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi, running behind the schedule.
A three-storey building, which was being used as a godown, was destroyed in a major fire that broke out in the city's congested Manimajra area on Friday night. Police sources said the fire was sparked by a short circuit and spread to nearby houses by midnight.
Panchkula education department does not seem to be taking keen interest in the mission admission as Panchkula schools lack uniformity in the admission form fee this year.