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Cops file report on accident prone Sec 45-46 crossing

The traffic police have prepared a detailed report on the light points at Sector 45-46 and 49-50 on the Vikas Marg to prevent the recurrence of the gory accident between a Himachal Transport Volvo bus and a Swift car on August 23 in which five people were killed and 15 injured.

Opportunistic people have harmed party: Gandhi

Patiala Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member of Parliament Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has said the party suffered a lot due to entry of some opportunistic people in it. While talking to mediapersons at Shergill Farm in Behrampur Zimidara village near here on Sunday.

Time slot out, but no sign of trains

The northern railways released the time slot for new trains from Chandigarh announced during the railway budget, but there is no word when these trains would be started.

25-year-old tenant raped, couple booked

A landlord and his wife were booked for raping a 25-year-old woman, who stayed as a tenant in their house, on Sunday. The accused have identified as Ashu Garg and Hina Garg, residents of Phase 3B2 in SAS Nagar.

5 govt schools asked to accommodate 400 remaining applicants in Class 11

The education department has decided to introduce additional sections in Class 11 at five government schools in rural areas of the union territory to accommodate over 400 applicants who had failed to get admission in the first three rounds of counselling.

City heading for driest monsoon in three decades

With no rain in sight this month, the city is heading towards its driest monsoon in past three decades. According to the Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, in this monsoon season the city has got just 223.1 mm rain, which is 466.8 mm deficient compared to the normal.

Body found four days after she was pushed into canal

Four days after an 18-year-old girl was pushed into the Bhakhra main line canal by her boyfriend, her body was recovered from Jhanir head in Mansa on Sunday. The police confirmed the recovery of the body which was later handed over to her family after a post-mortem.

Himachal man booked for raping student

Police have booked a Himachal Pradesh resident for allegedly raping a woman, after promising to marry her, in Chandigarh on Sunday. The accused, who is yet to be arrested, has been identified as Kapil Sharma (28), a resident of Mandi district, and is married.

Ropar mining officer held for accepting Rs. 50,000 in bribe

The flying squad of vigilance bureau, SAS Nagar, on Sunday arrested a mining officer of Rupnagar while accepting Rs. 50,000 in bribe. The accused identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Rupnagar, was serving as the block-level mining officer here.

Now, ‘ghost’ employees surface at MC’s public health department

Days after 256 ‘ghost’ employees scam was detected in the buildings and roads department of the Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC), it has now emerged that 40 employees in the MC’s public health department are non-existent and salaries have been withdrawn in their names for nearly five years (1996-2001).

Admn looks away as restaurants levy illegal service charges

As a large number of restaurants in the city are brazenly levying illegal service charges on consumers from the past many years, the Chandigarh administration continues to look the other way.

No meters on farm pump sets: PSERC acts tough

Failing to install electricity meters on all agricultural pump sets in the state will cost Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) dear. Getting no result after repeated pushing, Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has decided to impose a penalty of Rs. 5 crore a year on it.

Research scholars, those with humble roots talking points

It is generally said that no one can stay aloof from politics. You have to be in it, either by choice or by design. A look at the backgrounds of the 21 candidates in the contest for the four posts in the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) aptly bears this out.

SOI leaders threatening me, claims SOPU’s Amninder

Amninder Mann, the leader of Student Organisation of Panjab University (Amninder Mann group), on Sunday alleged that leaders of Student Organisation of India (SOI) were threatening him.

Hostels, canteens turn into war rooms

With just five days left for polling to the four posts of Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC), hostel rooms and canteens here have become war rooms where student outfit leaders and their supporters are strategizing their campaign plan round-the-clock, especially during the night.
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