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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Chandigarh

Gidarbaha Cong MLA Raja Waring appointed President of All India Youth Congress in place of Rajiv Satav

Gidarbaha Cong MLA Raja Waring appointed President of All India Youth Congress in place of RajiveSatav: Babushahi.com

Missing files: Charges framed against retired deputy secy

Almost 20 months after an FIR (first-information report) was registered in the case where 27 files about serious complaints and inquiries against bureaucrats had gone missing, charges were on Wednesday framed against a retired deputy secretary of Punjab Civil Secretariat.

Punjab House nod to pvt varsity bill

The SAD-BJP legislators pinned down their government over paving way for setting up yet another private university through the Sant Baba Bhag Singh University Bill, 2014.

Tension ahead of his movie debut, Sirsa dera head already shooting sequel

The Messenger of God, a movie starring and co-directed by the Sirsa-based dera's head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the sect's followers have gone into overdrive to promote their guru's big-screen debut, set to release on January 16. An unfazed dera says 70% of the shooting for a sequel — MSG-2 — is done too.

Punjab Civil Services exam: High court stays interviews

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday stayed stage three of the Punjab Civil Services (executive) and allied services examination-2013, being conducted by Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).

‘After Delhi, Chandigarh should be a cakewalk’

Vijay Dev (51), a1987-batch Arunachal Pradesh–Goa–Mizoram–Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre IAS officer, joined as adviser to the UT administrator on Wednesday. He was the chief election commissioner, Delhi, prior to this assignment. He met the administrator, senior officials and interacted with the media on Wednesday.

Couple from Kajheri commits suicide at Attawa hotel

A man and a woman, presumably a couple and residents of Kajheri, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Institute and Research (PGIMER) after they reportedly consumed poison in a city hotel on Wednesday evening. The woman has been identified as Anjum (21), the man has been identified as Zakhir Mohammad (24).

4 old-age home staffers sacked for serving sedative-laced food

The UT administration has terminated the services of four contractual employees, including the resident manager, of the old-age home in Sector 15 after they were found guilty of serving food laced with sedatives to inmates on December 13.

Bird flu: No chickening out, 5,000 feast on curry

A non-vegetarian food fair (mela) in times of bird flu scare. Amused, well don’t be. More than 5,000 people queued up to feast on free chicken curry and boiled eggs at the Sector-21 market on Wednesday, after the Chandigarh Meat Market Welfare Association distributed these ‘delicacies’, to spread the word that it was safe to consume non-vegetarian dishes in this season of Christmas and New Year festivities.

Chandigarh: Fencer Rita Yadav's dream may die for want of Rs. 1 lakh

Rita Yadav, 19, was named in the 24-member under-20 national fencing team for Asian Junior Championship on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the youngster was in for a reality check. The daughter of a car cleaner at a petrol station in Sector 17, she does not have the resources to arrange around Rs. 1 lakh required for her trip to Abu Dhabi, UAE, where the tournament will be held in February.

Majithia, once Badal’s youngest minister now his most controversial

“He is strapping, suave and sophisticated. Coming from one of the most illustrious Sikh families, he is an alumnus of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, and St Stephen’s College, Delhi. He was handling the corporate side of his family-owned Saraya Group of industries and had a passion for flying, car rallying and basketball. That was before he plunged into Punjab politics.”

HC dismisses plea challenging Jagir Kaur’s election

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday dismissed the petition challenging the 2012 election of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bibi Jagir Kaur from Bholath assembly seat.

HC allows Chautala's treatment at RML hospital

The Delhi high court (HC) on Wednesday gave a nod to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's treatment at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.

SAD-BJP at war, Congress walks away with strategic gains

Of the 25 issues it had listed to corner the Akali-BJP government in the winter session, the opposition could raise only one. But the Congress was able to not only push the ruling coalition on the back foot but also drive a bigger wedge between them as events on the last day of the session unfolded.

Faultlines within saffron party come to the fore

Major faultlines within the BJP surfaced in the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday over the property tax amendment Bills moved by local bodies minister Anil Joshi. Even as the opposition Congress was not present in the House when a slew of Bills were being passed, the SAD-BJP legislators hit out at their government saying the Bills were not drafted with clinical precision and lacked application of mind.
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