HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014


State wants BBMB offices held in rotation by Punjab, Haryana

Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal has asked union minister of power Piyush Goyal to break the practice since the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) inception of appointing member-power from Punjab and member-irrigation from Haryana.

Mother who abandoned day-old girl sent to jail

Bimla Rani, who dumped her one-day-old baby girl in a dustbin at Railla village in Sector 12, was produced before court on Wednesday from where she was sent toAmbala jail.

Man gets seven years’ RI for driving wife to suicide

A local court sentenced a Dera Bassi resident to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for abetment of suicide on Wednesday.

Two held for theft of ATM in Panchkula

The police arrested two persons in connection with a major theft at Chandimadir earlier this year, when an ATM machine was stolen , on Tuesday. With these arrests, the police claimed they solved the case.

Youth gets year’s jail for molesting Class 7 girl

A local court on Wednesday awarded one-year jail to a 21-year-old youth for molesting a Class 7 student.

Police concerned over surge in banking frauds

Once again, the UT cyber cell is witnessing a rise in online banking frauds. The frauds had taken a surge in 2011 and 2012 and after a slowdown for a year, such complaints have again gone up. This was shared during a workshop organised by UT cyber crime cell to guide police staff on how to go about cases related to cyber crime.

Cyclist crushed by CTU bus near Matka Chowk

A 21-year-old cyclist was crushed to death and the pillion rider was injured after being hit by a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus on the road near Matka Chowk here around 3 pm on Wednesday evening. The cyclist was pedalling on the main road even though there is cycle track along the road.

74-year-old’s body donated to PGI

The body of 74-year-old Rajinder Kaur, who passed away on Tuesday at her house in Saketri, Panchkula, was donated to the PGIMER, Chandigarh. Kaur was the wife of Malwinderjit Singh Waraich, an eminent historian on India’s freedom movement.

Man gets three-year jail for duping Punjab Mandi Board employees

Judicial magistrate Pamelpreet Grewal on Wednesday awarded three-year jail to a secretary of a society convicted for duping employees of Punjab Mandi Board of their hard-earned money by promising them higher returns to the investments.

In Dera Bassi, car mows down 12-yr-old

A 12-year-old student Gourav was killed after his bicycle was hit by an Alto car near his school on Wednesday morning. He got crushed between the car and a roadside pole. The car driver was also a minor, Himanshu (15), who has been booked.

DC discusses collector rates with industrialists

UT deputy commissioner Mohammad Shayin called a meeting with local industrialists and traders regarding collector rates. Higher collector rates in the city for all type of properties were discussed.

I-Day function at Punjab Bhawan: They were At Home on someone else’s invites!

In what can be termed as a security breach, some leaders of a faction of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) gained entry to the Punjab governor-cum-UT administrator Shivraj V Patil’s ‘At Home’ function held at Punjab Raj Bhawan on Independence Day after obtaining invites in someone else’s name.

Lawyer ends life at wife’s parental house

A 35-year-old advocate allegedly committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at his wife’s parental house in Sector 22 on Wednesday.

Excise dept inspects chemist shops

UT excise and taxation department conducted inspections at five chemist shops in the city on Wednesday.

Defacements cleared

The municipal corporation (MC) on Wednesday conducted an anti-defacement drive in various sectors of the city, including Sectors 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15.
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