HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014


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.

Ex-city YC chief offers to pay 50 lakh to former DGP

Former Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress ( CTYC) president Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy, who is facing allegations of cheating former Punjab director general of police (DGP) SS Virk, has offered to pay 50 lakh to the latter. Dimpy made this offer before the court of judicial magistrate Shilpi Gupta during the hearing of his bail application on Tuesday.

Insurance firm to pay Rs. 1 lakh for not providing services

For failing to cancel the policies despite request, and not refunding the money, the district consumer disputes redressal forum, SAS Nagar, has directed an insurance company to pay 1 lakh compensation for deficient services to a Zirakpur resident.

‘Hit-and-run’ death: NGO seeks stricter punishment for accused

Volunteers of Arrive Safe, an NGO on road safety, held a silent protest near the Sector-34 police station, seeking stricter punishment for the accused in the Sujata Sharma “hit-and-run” case. Instead of taking the victim to hospital, the accused drove away, which was an “intentional” and not a “negligent” act.

Baru’s ‘Accidental PM’ out of stock in city

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s former aide Sanjaya Baru’s latest book — The Accidental Prime Minister: Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh — which has created ripples in India’s political circle, especially in the middle of general elections, is already out of stock in the city.

War veteran wins back house from ‘cruel’ son

War veteran Naik Thakur Singh Negi, 78, can now live in his own house. Panchkula sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Gurmeet Singh on Tuesday ordered his son Deepak to vacate the house within 30 days so that Negi could shift from the old age home where he was forced to live.

Licence, RC backlog to be cleared in two weeks: RLA

After a long wait of nearly two months, the printing of registration certificates (RCs) and driving licences (DLs) finally started at Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) here on Tuesday.

Kids, not parents, must make a career choice

Like every year, as the examination season culminates it leaves the mind of most students in a muddled state especially if they have appeared for Class 10 or 12 exams. Reason: Either they fail to understand their interest or they are forced to opt for a career of their parents’ choice.

Row between CCA, regulatory body masks deeper problems

There may be more to the wrangling between the Council of Architecture (COA), the regulatory body for all architectural institutes in the country, and the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) than meets the eye.

Security guard robbed of scooter in Panchkula

In yet another incident of looting in Panchkula, three youths snatched a scooter from a security guard after hitting him with a stick on Monday night. According to the complaint, Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran who works as a security guard at Red Bishop, Sector 1, was going to duty on Monday night on his scooter when the incident occurred.

PU student shot at in Sec 37

A 22-year-old student of Panjab University was allegedly shot at by an unidentified person in Sector 37 in the wee hours of Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Yugam, who is pursuing a course in hotel management from PU. He received a bullet injury in the stomach and his condition was stated to be stable.

Nine challaned for water misuse

Municipal corporation (MC) of Chandigarh challaned nine violators for misusing water on the first day of its drive here on Tuesday. The civic body began the drive to check wastage of potable water supplied to city residents during the morning hours (5.30am to 9am) from April 15 to June 30.
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