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HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

Chandigarh

Another news channel falls prey to Punjab cable denial

Failure to get access to cable TV carriage by the leading operator in Punjab has claimed another news channel as victim. Punjabi news channel ABP Sanjha announced to cease operations on Wednesday evening, affecting 200 employees.

‘Shimla favourite haunt of UT residents’

Shimla is the favourite travel destination for residents of Chandigarh, a survey conducted by TripAdvisor, a travel website, has found. Besides, Dubai figures as the most preferred destination abroad. TripAdvisor shared this data for Chandigarh for 2013 and 2014.

Tender scam: Illegal retendering raises eyebrows

Two days after municipal corporation (MC) decided to take action against seven engineers of the public health wing for causing a loss of Rs 4.5 crore to the public exchequer, it has now come to fore that the loss resulted due to serious irregularities in the tender process for the operation and maintenance of Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP), Diggian, SAS Nagar.

Daughter retracts rape allegations

A day after a 17-year-old girl alleged being raped by her father, she took a U-turn on Wednesday when the police took her to court to record her statement under section 164 of the CrPC before a magistrate.

No action by PGI director over research fraud

Four months after HT brought the issue of research fraud to the fore in the pharmacology department in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the director has failed to initiate even an inquiry into the matter.

Online registration for Panjab University MBA courses starts

Online registration for two-year full-time management programmes, MBA, MBA (international business) and MBA (human resource) for the session 2015-16 started on Wednesday.

PU organises lectures on Ambedkar, Dalit politics

Dr Ambedkar Centre for Socio-Economic Studies at the Panjab University (PU) on Wednesday organised a lecture 'The Making of Image of Dr Ambedkar in North India' at its campus.

Parks, bylanes: everyone’s favourite dumping spots

Even as the city’s attention remains focused on the Swachh Bharat Campaign, a crippling lack of motivation is stymieing cleanliness in Sectors 18, 19 and 21 of the City Beautiful.

Rs 4 crore to be spent on building streets in Ropar

Streets would be constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore in Rupnagar town, said Rupnagar district Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) (urban) president Paramjit Singh Makkar on Wednesday.

Open auction of BA series vanity numbers on Dec 6-7

The open auction of vanity numbers of the 'CH-01-BA' series will be held at the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) office in Sector 17 on December 6 and 7.

3 persons convicted, fined for littering city

Taking the residents to task for dumping garbage and construction debris in the city, judicial magistrate Pradeep Synghal held three persons guilty of violating bylaws and imposed a fine of Rs 500 each.

MC’s sweepers clean green belts in Sectors 66 & 69, but once in a blue moon

Residential colonies in Sectors 66 and 69 in SAS Nagar are some of the most neglected localities in the city. Parts of Sector 69, especially the open areas, continue to remain filthy.

Nursery admission process for private schools starts on December 1

The process for admission to pre-nursery and nursery classes will start from December 1, with the district education officer, Chandigarh administration, finally coming out with the Common Admission Schedule for all unaided private recognised Schools on Tuesday.

Lawyer gets notice for contempt

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday issued notice of motion against a lawyer in a contempt of court case and sought his reply. The suo motu action was taken following an incident reported on November 18 wherein a high court judge had reported “contemptuous behavior” by a lawyer, NK Banka, during a hearing.

4 held for murdering Sector 41 resident

A day after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at the light point of Sectors 38 and 40, the police have arrested four accused and have put enmity as the motive.
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