HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014


PUTA elections: 11 days before polls, body gets elected unopposed

The race for Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) seats took a twist on Friday, after all 19 members of the association, including five office-bearers, were elected unopposed. Friday was the last day to withdraw nominations. The unopposed elections came 11 days before the scheduled PUTA polls.

Boys thrash Class-11 student; make objectionable video

A group of boys thrashed a Class-11 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, and made an objectionable video of him.

Now, reach traffic cops on WhatsApp

The WhatsApp messenger service launched by the Chandigarh traffic police evoked good response as cops received over 300 complaints within 24 hours of start of the service.

Green peace drive held at Sector 15

With the help of residents, BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi organised a green peace drive in Sector 15 and planted 500 saplings in the area.

24-yr-old acquitted of rape

Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, who presiding over a special court for crime against women, acquitted a 24-year-old youth booked on charges of rape, on Friday.

Three killed in road mishap

Three persons were killed when their vehicle was hit by a truck on the outskirts of the city.

UT girl among 90 finalists for 2014 Google Science Fair

Shrishti Asthana, a Class 12 student of Sri Guruharkishan Das Model Senior Secondary School, has been selected as one of the 90 finalists for Google Science Fair 2014.

Voters’ list for PUTA polls marked by ‘glaring flaws

Even as it came two days after the scheduled time, the voters’ list for the upcoming Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections is marked by “glaring flaws”.

Court orders case against ex-HUDA EO

Taking strict note of the sale of a property that had been attached by a court in 1990 in a disproportionate assets case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Vimal Kumar on Thursday ordered the registration of case against a former Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) estate officer, the seller as well as the purchaser of the Sector-2 Panchkula plot.

Online IT returns are the flavour of the season

That the process of filing income tax returns online is finding increasing favour with city residents is evident from the decreasing number of people opting for manual filing. According to the data available, of the total of 1.7 lakh taxpayers in the city only 49,000 preferred the manual mode in 2013. Even then, there were long lines at the income tax office in Sector 17 on Thursday, the last date for filing returns.

Insurance firm told to pay `50K for rejecting vehicle theft claim

District consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, has directed an insurance company to pay `50,000 as compensation to a Nayagoan resident for deficient services, after her claim for a stolen vehicle was denied.

Valuables worth three lakhs stolen

Miscreants allegedly decamped with gold ornaments worth `2.5 lakhs  and well as a cash amount of `25,000 and other valuables from a house at Lohar Gali  on the intervening night of July 30-31.

Speeding truck claims lives of two near Landran

In yet another hit and run incident, two motorcycleborne men were killed after being hit by a speeding truck, near Landran on Banur road on Thursday night.

Taxi driver gets 10-year term for raping minor

A local court on Thursday awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment to a taxi driver, Gaurav (25), for raping a minor girl and also imposed Rs 10,000 fine on him.

Punjab govt to appoint 250 MBBS doctors: Health minister

During the recent inauguration of a pharmaceutical plant in Kharar, Punjab health minister Surjit Kumar Jayani announced the state government would appoint 250 MBBS doctors across the state. Jayani also laid the foundation stone for a food and drug testing laboratory in Kharar, saying it would be completed by February 2016.

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