HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014


UT urges ministry not to notify Sukhna ESZ unless consulted

Taking exception to the Haryana and Punjab governments for not keeping the Chandigarh administration in the loop while delineating an ecosensitive zone (ESZ) around the Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, the UT forest department has urged the environment and forests ministry not to consider proposals by both states unless consulted by the UT.

Cheating allegations: ex-city Youth Cong chief granted bail

Judicial magistrate Shilpi Gupta on Wednesday granted bail to former president of Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy, facing allegations of cheating Punjab’s former director general of police (DGP) SS Virk, against bail bonds of 50,000.

I would use sport to connect with the youth: Heena Sidhu

As kids, we often wrote essays on what we would do if we became political leaders. Taking a cue, HT asks celebrities to list out their plans, imagining themselves in the shoes of an MP.

Complainant denied permission to kill self

Alleging being pressurised by Chandigarh and Punjab police, a complainant in the 2011 graft case against former assistant inspector general (AIG) of Punjab Police PS Sandhu sought per mission for “ichha mrityu” (kill self), which was dismissed by the special judge, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Bank, insurance arm fined for wrongly deducting money

For wrongly deducting money at the time of surrendering policy, the district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed the State Bank of India and SBI Life Insurance Company Limited to pay 20,000 as compensation for deficient services to a city resident.

A matching dress that was almost a killer

"Matching madness" is an old disease. Experts opine that it is gender specific and affects only the fair sex; so I, on the other side of the biological fence, thought I was immune until my wife got infected last month during the wedding of my brother-in-law and to me were passed on the consequences.

PU announces dates for rescheduled exams

Panjab University (PU) on Monday announced the dates for the rescheduled undergraduate examinations. The new datesheet has been uploaded on the varsity's website and can be accessed there.

From April 25, face challan for washing cars in Mohali

With a view to fulfil existing supply of insufficient water, the SAS Nagar administration has decided to impose ban on washing of cars, courtyards and watering lawns during morning hours (6am to 9am) from April 25 to June 30.

Addiction in Faridkot villages becomes issue of poppy shame

Paucity of poppy husk and the plight of those hooked to it — usually referred to as amlis in Punjab — have become a hot poll issue across the rural pockets of this Lok Sabha seat.

Model code violations: Captain, Jaitley under poll panel scrutiny

The Punjab electoral office has sent a report to the Election Commission of India (EC) for action against leading politicians, including chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and former CM Capt Amarinder Singh, for poll code violations. On the basis of the report from the EC, action would be initiated against these politicians.

Manpreet admits he has taken primary membership of Congress

People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) president Manpreet Singh Badal has finally admitted that he has taken primary membership of the Congress. The PPP leader, who is contesting as a joint candidate of the PPP-Congress from Bathinda, has done this to enable him to contest the Lok Sabha polls on the Congress symbol of hand.

Jaitley says new Congress slogan is ‘ Main nahin, mom

Launching a fresh attack on the Congress, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Cong ress president Sonia Gandhi’s recent address on television indicated her lack of confidence in vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while rolling out the party’s new ‘slogan’, “Main nahin, mom”.

Officer suspended for skipping poll duty

Punjab chief electoral officer (CEO) VK Singh on Tuesday directed district election officers (DEOs) to review the deployment of paramilitary forces and utilise their services to check the flow of liquor and drugs at inter-state borders.

ASI thrashed during property dispute

The local police on Tuesday booked 12 people by name and about 40 others in Pinjore for beating up an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) on duty who had gone to the spot to control the situation that arose out of a property dispute. A theft was also reported from the spot.

Bhattal colluded with militants to extort money, says SAD vice-president

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) vice-president and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) executive committee member Karnail Singh Panjoli on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on former Punjab chief minister and Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal accusing her of colluding with militants for extorting the money.
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