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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Chandigarh

Punjab assembly session to begin from Dec 22

The Winter Session of Punjab assembly will commence from December 22, an official spokesperson said here on Tuesday.

Pb BJP leader Salaria booked for rape in Mumbai

Punjab BJP leader Swaran Salaria (52) was on Tuesday booked on the charge of rape following a complaint by an air hostess with Air India. The case was registered against the businessman-cum-politician under sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Vakola police station, Mumbai.

Amritsar coldest at 3 C

Cold conditions prevailed at many places in Punjab and Haryana, which was lashed by rains during the past couple of days, with Amritsar being the coldest place at a low of 3 degrees Celsius.

The profitable new venture

My boss asked me to find him a 2-acre plot on the outskirts of the city and get in touch with some placement agency for a dozen MBAs, besides a front-office executive and a personal secretary — both of whom must be women. The MBAs could be men (with beards preferably) or women, it didn’t matter. Writes VV Narayanan

Inculcating life skills via the grounds

Sports not only help children stay fit but also make them confident, disciplined and professional. In the HT-- C-fore survey for 2014, Panchkula-based The Gurukul has emerged as the best school in the town on the parameter of sports with 85 out of 100 points.

Nurturing stars for the future

While indoor lessons sharpen the mental skills of students, sports hone their physical skills. According to the HT-- C-fore survey, Yadavindra Public School (YPS) is ahead of other schools in SAS Nagar on the parameter of sports.

Tough competition outside classroom too

Top schools in the city have acknowledged the role of sports in the holistic development of the child by providing quality infrastructure and training to their students.

Senior citizens’ home for army veterans to come up at P’kula

Lt Gen KJ Singh, Army Commander, Western Command, said the Army would soon have its first ultra-modern senior citizens’ home for veterans in Panchkula. Addressing a function organised by Chandigarh Senior Citizen Association (CSCA) at Chandimandir on Monday, the Army Commander said at the outset, the home would house 60 inmates.

27-year-old man hangs self over marital problems

A 27-year-old married man hanged himself from his ceiling at his residence in Mauli Jagran on Monday.

CBI directed to book two cops for graft

A Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) court directed the investigating agency to register a graft case against two UT cops who were accused of demanding a bribe from an undertrial.

Disabled, those over 80 to get pension at home

District administration on Monday announced that beneficiaries of disabled and old-age pensions aged above 80 will be provided the money at home starting January. The pension for January will be distributed in February, so effectively the new plan will be implemented in February.

Red Cross told to pay mishap victim Rs. 65,000

Holding the driver of an ambulance owned by the District Red Cross Society, Fatehgarh Sahib, guilty of rash driving, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) directed the driver and the Red Cross society to pay Rs. 65,000 as compensation to an 18-year-old resident of Mauli Jagran, who was injured in the accident.

MC commisioner receives letter from mayor over delay in probe

It was on October 30 at a house meeting, that mayor Har phool Chander Kalyan ordered an inquiry into the nine-day ‘study tour’ of 20 councillors and six officials of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) to Port Blair, Kolkata and Chennai.

Geese died due to lung infection, say experts

Lung infection was the cause of the death of over 20 domestic geese at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh last week, revealed a report prepared by a veterinary laboratory in Jalandhar.

Chatrath group sweeps PU syndicate poll

Gopal Krishan Chatrath-led alliance strengthened its grip over the Panjab University syndicate by securing 10 out of the total 15 seats at stake. The rival group led by Ashok Goyal had to contend with five seats.
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