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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Chandigarh

A fleeting encounter

In the high arctic regions of North America and Asia where it summer breeds, and the wintering grounds in South America and the Oceania where it flies long distance to escape icy winters, the Pectoral sandpiper is found in abundance to justify as an IUCN species of "least concern". Vikram Jit Singh writes.

Karnal judge for promoting victims’ compensation plan

Upset with the dismal level of awareness of Haryana Victims’ Compensation Scheme 2013, the Karnal district judiciary has planned to focus on its wide promotion. Talking to Hindustan Times here on Saturday on the sidelights of the national lok adalat observed on Saturday, the district and sessions judge Manjit Singh said.

The woman for women

From addressing the issue of female foeticide in her debut novel, Witness the Night, to touching upon surrogacy and adoption in Origins of Love, and recently bringing to light the issue of rape in The Sea of Innocence — print, TV journalist-turned author Kishwar Desai’s subjects have always revolved around the sad state of women in India.

Survival at its best

Out of courtesy, most of them ask us our name and publication. When one starts inquiring about the strength of your team and the technicalities of reporting, you know the field he belongs to. He doesn’t, however, disclose his designation or publication at once.

Engine derails near Y'nagar, no one hurt

A tragedy was averted after an engine of a special train partially derailed near Yamunanagar station in Haryana this morning, an official said. Railway recruitment cell special train, with hundreds of students on board, had started from Yamunanagar to Chandigarh early this morning for the examination today.

BBMB chairman gets 'CEO of the year' award

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) chairman AB Agrawal received the CEO of the year (Hydro)-2013 award from Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy last week.

Entry level school admission from today, draw of lots from Jan 10.

The entry level admission process starts from Monday, where all the schools, including government, private and missionary will take part. The forms will be available free of cost from the schools. It can also be downloaded from the schools' websites from Monday onwards. December 20 is the deadline for submission of forms.

Bajwa rubbishes Sukhbir's claims of power-surplus state

Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Sunday rubbished the claims by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal of the state becoming power surplus with the inauguration of the thermal power plant at Talwandi Sabo.

Virasat-e-Khalsa completes 2 years, 36 lakh people have visited it so far

Around 36 lakh people have visited the prestigious Virasat-e-Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib so far, which completes its two years on Monday.

Cong likes Majithia's CBI-probe suggestion

The Punjab Congress has jumped at the suggestion of state revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to transfer the Bhola drug-trafficking case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Judicial custody of Bhola, aide extended

Dismissed Punjab Police officer Jagdish Bhola and his aide, Sarabjit Singh Saba, will remain in judicial custody for three more days. A local court on Sunday extended the period till November 27, after police produced the alleged kingpin of a multi-crore international synthetic-drug racket and his aide before duty magistrate Jagmeet Singh.

Schools for the moneyed minority

The term minority appeasement has acquired new meaning in Chandigarh. No, I am not some nationalist BJP card-holder bashing the pseudo-secular Congress with this old stick. This is about some schools waking up to their ‘minority status’ — granted to institutions set up for religious minorities’ educational progress — to circumvent the law. Aarish Chhabra writes

Rs 11 crore spent by govt to conserve heritage buildings

The Punjab government has spent Rs. 10.96 crore on the conservation of heritage buildings in the state from 2007 till the current year. Stating this on Sunday, tourism and cultural affairs minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur said the amount had been spent to restore 32 historical buildings.

Rayat School chosen mentor institute by Microsoft.

Rayat International School,Railmajra, near Rupnagar, has been selected as the mentor school by the Microsoft. It is only school in North India, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana and among the five schools in the country, that have been selected as the mentor institute by the software corporation.

When men stare, touch, and worse.

Driven to despair, anger HT reporters take different modes of public transport to experience what a woman on the street has to face every day travelling in shared buses and autos and even an exclusive radio cab. Their conversations with the women on board further revealed what they face as a ‘routine matter’.
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