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HindustanTimes Wed,24 Sep 2014

Chandigarh

1,108 teachers posts vacant with edu dept

Despite receiving the nod from the union ministry of human resource development (MHRD), the UT education department has not yet begun the recruitment of school teachers.

JERC gives 15 days to file suggestions

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has given 15-day time to UT residents for filing their suggestions and objections related to the determination of solar power tariff and framing of draft for solar rooftop power net metering regulations.

Three held for misbehaving with cop

Three persons were arrested for misbehaving with a cop and obstructing him from performing his duty outside a pub in Sector 17 on Monday.

UT estate office fails to recover Rs. 5 crore dues

Bringing sheer negligence of its officials to the fore, the UT estate office has invited the flak of the audit department for failing to recover dues to the tune of over Rs. 5 crore.

UT cops clueless in hit-and-run cases

The Chandigarh Police are found completely lacking when it comes to tracing the vehicles involved in hit-and-run incidents. The CCTV cameras installed at various traffic intersections and roundabouts fail to serve any purpose as the motorists manage to escape with no proof left behind.

‘My son was my only hope’

Prem Chand says his life has come to a standstill ever since his son, Ajay, died in a road accident on June 15 this year. “He was my only hope. My other two sons are jobless.” The mishap happened when Ajay had just left home on a bike for Mohali for some work.

Safety goes south on Dakshin Marg

Cutting through the city to head towards the Zirakpur-Ambala-Delhi route, Dakshin Marg sees all types of traffic. No wonder, accidents here are common. Most of the victims on what is also National Highway 21 are pedestrians and two-wheeler riders, and it has seven stretches categorised as ‘sensitive’ by the police.

PIL on farmer suicides: SC seeks Centre’s reply

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on a public interest litigation (PIL), seeking directions to the government to take steps to prevent increasing farmer suicides across the country.

Of culinary affairs and flairs

As a young bride, I had decided to follow the rulebook, even if it suggested something as ludicrous as baking a cake with a husband who was all thumbs at it. Writes Sucharita Lahiri.

Acid attack threat: Man gets 3-year jail

Presiding over a special court for crime against women, additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla awarded three-year jail to a Sector-32 youth for harassing his neighbour and threatening her of disfiguring her face with acid.

PU hostels to have LED TVs, washing machines

Hostellers at Panjab University (PU) will soon get Diwali gifts. The university has decided to buy washing machines for girls’ hostels and LED televisions for all 18 hostels. Dean, students welfare, Navdeep Goyal said, “The university is in the process of buying 46 inches and 55 inches LED televisions for the common rooms of all boys’ and girls’ hostels.

Head too found, murder victim identified

After arms and legs, the head was recovered from a rainwater drain at Sector 28 in Panchkula on Monday. With the face being visible, the victim was identified as Harkesh Kumar, who was in his mid 40s and a resident of Sector 26-based Ashiana flats, by a woman named Urmila.

CBI suspends cop after ex-SHO alleges torture

A day after the CCTV footage of former Sector 34 station house officer (SHO) Rajesh Shukla being assaulted by the central bureau of investigation officials went viral, the bureau on Monday suspended inspector Ashok Kumar who was seen hitting the cop.

Bansal denies speaking to nephew about controversial appointment

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who deposed on Monday as a CBI witness in the cash-for-post scam in which his nephew Vijay Singla is an accused, told the court that he had never spoken to Singla about the impugned appointment of Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar.

Cabinet set to slash property tax

The cash-strapped SAD-BJP government is likely to give the nod to a please-all property tax policy by drastically slashing the tax in the cabinet meeting slated for Tuesday.
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