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HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

Chandigarh

Youth gets 10-yrr jail for attempting to rape minor

Holding a 25-year-old man guilty of trying to rape his minor neighbour, additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla awarded him 10-year jail on Friday.

High on booze, 2 women smash car windows in Sector 26; arrested

Two women were arrested for creating ruckus in an inebriated condition and breaking the windows of two cars, including that of local Congress president BB Bahl, in Sector 26 on Wednesday night. The accused have been identified as Anu, 32, and Navi Brar, 31, both residents of SAS Nagar.

UT lets diesel auto-rickshaws ply till March

Hours after the protests by auto-rickshaw drivers in Panchkula and SAS Nagar, the Chandigarh administration in a meeting on Thursday allowed the Bharat Stage III (BSIII) diesel autos registered in the two towns to ply in UT till March 31.

P’kula cops charge conman Devinder Gill with rape

The local police filed a charge sheet against alleged conman Devinder Gill, who has been making headlines for allegedly duping Punjab police officers in property deals, in a rape case on Thursday.

Dismissed cops seek acquittal in Khuda Lahora rape case

During the resumed hearing of the Khuda Lahora rape case in which five UT cops are facing charges of rape and molestation, the accused sought acquittal submitting that case was not valid anymore as the victim herself had turned hostile and even the medical evidence was in their favour.

Woman, son held for drug peddling

The local police arrested a 20-year-old man and his mother for smuggling banned drugs and seized 960 capsules from them in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Autowallahs hit back, bar entry of CTU buses into SAS Nagar

Hundreds of commuters were a harried lot on Thursday after diesel auto-rickshaw drivers from SAS Nagar went on a strike to protest UT administration’s decision banning their entry in Chandigarh from November 1.

Father’s phone call records come under police scanner

Two days after 5-year-old Mehram went missing, the police investigations have revealed that the child’s father, Varinder Pal Singh, spoke to two unknown persons after threatening to get his son back from his wife.

HP ex-DGP-Punjab IGP row: Accused offer to return cash, jewellery

Former Himachal Pradesh DGP Gurpreet Singh Gill’s son Arjun Gill, who is facing charges of attempt to rape and dowry harassment, has moved an application offering to return the cash and jewellery given during the roka ceremony given by the girl’s family if they provided details about it.

Officers’ role in property case to be probed

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday directed the UT administrator’s adviser to look into the role of UT estate officers and assistant estate officers from 1993 till 2007 in a case, in which a godown site in Sector-26 grain market, despite having been resumed in 1993 remained occupied causing huge loss to the administration.

5 of family get 7 years’ jail for woman’s death

Additional district and sessions judge Tarsem Mangla on Thursday awarded seven years in jail to five members of a family after holding them guilty of culpable homicide of a woman.

Road mishaps kill two in city

Road mishaps left two persons dead, while two sustained injuries, here on Thursday. In the first incident, Kulvir Singh, 26, was killed, while his friend, Manpreet Singh, was injured after their motorcycle slipped near the Sectors 15-16 dividing road.

MC to take up rentals for only four of 240 shops lying vacant for a decade

The municipal corporation’s slack functioning has come to the fore with the civic body proposing to fix the rent of just four shops out of the total 240 which have been lying vacant in various parts of the city for the past decade.

Angered by friend’s accident, students vandalise buses

Enraged over their friend suffering injuries in a mishap involving a roadways bus, around 20 students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Bitna, Pinjore, vandalised some Haryana Roadways buses at the Sector 5 bus stand on Thursday.

Store asked to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation

A furniture shop in SAS Nagar has been directed to pay Rs25,000 as compensation for harassment owing to deficient services.The district consumer disputes redressal forum SAS Nagar directed Kurali-based Vishwakarma Furniture to pay the sum to complainant Sunit Bansal, a resident of Sector 20, Panchkula, for selling poor quality furniture and failing to replace or refund its cost.

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