HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


SGPC chief announces to set up sub-committee to manage affairs of gurdwaras in Haryana:

SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Friday announced to set up sub-committee to manage affairs of gurdwaras in Haryana.

Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras(Management) Bill, 2014 introduced in Haryana assembly

Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras(Management) Bill, 2014 introduced in Haryana assembly.

Administrator promises latest weaponry for recruit training

Punjab governor and UT administrator, Shivraj V Patil took the salute and Suman Kumar, principal, Recruit Training Centre, administered the oath to the young recruits. RP Upadhyaya (IPS), IGP, welcomed the chief guest and presented a report on the training process of these recruits.

3 teens killed, 1 hurt in bike-truck collision

Three students were killed on the spot while another suffered serious injuries when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a mini-truck at Danora village adjoining Naraingarh, around 40km from Ambala, on Thursday morning.

‘Pushed into prostitution, I was confined and raped every day for six months’

The 27-year-old widow who has levelled allegations of sexual abuse, and physical and mental torture against six persons has told the police that she was kept confined, pushed into prostitution, and “raped every day for the past six months”. On Thursday, three men were arrested while the others remain at large.

SHO accuses DSP of corruption

Sending ripples through the UT police ranks, a station house officer (SHO) on Thursday alleged that a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) had been making him spend money for her, asking him for bribe to “oblige” him, and also asked him not to arrest a rape accused.

35,000 kg of onion found stored without documents; fine imposed

 More than 350 quintals (35,000 kg) of onions were found stored at Tikkri village in Morni on Thursday in a joint raid by the food and supply department and the local police. Storage of such a large quantity is a violation of the Essential Commodities Act.

Erratic power supply leaves Ambala harried

Frequent power cuts for more than a week have thrown normal life out of gear in Ambala’s Sadar Bazaar area. Residents point out that there have been unscheduled cuts ranging between 6 and 8 hours during this sultry weather and that the problem is further compounded during nights when power supply remains intermittent.

Chandigarh police’s new recruits list their role models, dreams and goals

It was a proud moment for the 129 recruits, from the 15th batch of recruit constables, and their families as they marched on the parade ground for their passing-out parade at Police lines in Sector 26 on Thursday.

It is status quo for city

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has approved the budget for Chandigarh for the remaining financial year, pegging the plan head at 813 crore, a paltry increase of 15 lakh from the previously sanctioned 812.85 crore. The increase has gone to art and culture.

3 Pakistanis, a dispute over liver donation, and careless police

In a strange tale of a Pakistani man accusing two of his countrymen a forcible attempt to make him donate a part of his liver, the utter carelessness of SAS Nagar police was underlined on Thursday.

Half the streetlights don’t work, admits MC

One executive engineer and two sub-divisional engineers maintain 30,000 streetlights for the municipal corporation in Chandigarh. There are six junior engineers, while an equal number of posts remain vacant. No wonder then, that almost half of these lights are non-functional. And, yet again underlining discrimination with the ‘non-VIP’, southern parts of the city the worst-affected are Sectors 32, 40 to 45 and 51, besides Sector 20.

Petition for appointment of public prosecutors

In the wake of shortage of public prosecutors in district courts, Chandigarh, District Bar Association (DBA) on Thursday filed a petition before the district courts seeking direction of UT administration for appointment of public prosecutors and law officers.

1-lakh theft reported from Panchkula temple

A theft took place at Shiv temple in Sector 20, Panchkula, on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The temple authorities claimed that around ? 1 lakh had been stolen from three donation boxes placed inside the temple.

Govt teachers’ union holds meet to review pending demands

A meeting of the state executive committee of Government Teachers Union (UT), Chandigarh, chaired by Union President Vinod Sharma held on Thursday to deliberate on long pending demands and current problems of schoolteachers. Several regular, SSA, contract, guest faculty, and special-training teachers participated in the meet.
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