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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Chandigarh

Contractor fined Rs. 1.6 lakh for deficient services

The district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, has directed a Sector 41-based contractor to pay Rs. 1.67 lakh for deficient services to a Sector-36 resident for failing to complete the repair work of the latter’s house.

New LPG schemes turn out to be a damp squib in city

Two schemes launched by oil ministry to benefit domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) customers, which include dealer portability and to give up subsidy on domestic LPG, had not picked up much in the city.

Haryana cultural affairs dept to promote classical music

With a view to create awareness about our rich classical music heritage among youngsters, sensitize them and promote the art at the grass root level, the Haryana Cultural Affairs Department has teamed up with the nationally acclaimed Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among the Youth (SPIC-Macay). As an initiative, the department and Panchkula chapter of Spic-Macay has organised a series of five live performances and demonstrations by Kolkata-based sitar maestro Supratik Sengupta and young Tabla exponent Hargeet Singh in the government schools of Panchkula.

SAD(A) demands arrest of murder suspects; threatens to block traffic

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann has demanded the arrest of all accused in the murder case relating to the death of a Bheora village woman Gurpreet Kaur on August 8.

AAP local leaders lash out at Adaltiwala, Gandhi for poll fiasco

A day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Harjit Singh Adaltiwala lost his security deposit, the outfit’s local leaders who had not taken part in the Patiala Urban bypoll campaigning lashed out at him and Patiala member of Parliament (MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi for the dismal poll performance.

Stop inviting applications for awards

Let’s be very clear: the Arjuna is an award for performance and not a freebie. And, I strongly feel that applications should not be invited for it. Rather, the sports ministry should have a team of experts who analyse performances and, based on that, shortlist players. Pargat Singh writes

GSSS-45 lads beat GMSSS-23 in volleyball

Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Sector 45, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 23, 2-0 (25-9, 25-9) in the under-17 boys’ section of the UT inter-school volleyball tournament, being organised at GMSSS-26 (Timber Market), on Tuesday.

Civic body impounds 104 stray cattle

The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on Tuesday impounded 104 stray cattle during a special drive in various parts of the city.

Crimes of passion: Love stories gone awry

The conviction of Vijender Singh and Renu for killing former’s wife Pooja (32) who had refused to divorce him once again brings to the fore the dark side of illicit relations.

21-day notice to Mauli residents to vacate govt land

Chandigarh administration is set to remove over 100 houses illegally constructed on panchayat land in Mauli village. Owners of these illegal houses have been served with 21-day notice to vacate the land.

Salary bills were cleared by exec engineer SK Chaddha

A day after Hindustan Times reported the existence of a fraud involving the municipal corporation in which non-existent “ghost” employees were paid Rs. 20 lakh as salary arrears, it has now emerged that the MC official who had passed the bills was none other than SK Chaddha, who was executive engineer at that time and is now the chief engineer of the UT administration’s engineering department.

ABVP holds campaign against drug abuse

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) held a campaign against drug abuse and campus violence at the Student Center on Tues-day. Nearly 100 students from various departments participated.

Free bicycles to be distributed to Class-11 girl students

The UT education department will distribute free bicycles to female students from economically backward class, who recently taken admission in Class 11 in government schools.

To score brownie points, PUSU pitches for reviving guest facility at varsity hostels

A month after the university scrapped the practice of allowing students to live in hostels on guest charges following protests by a student body, another group have demanded that the university revive the practice. Panjab University Student Union protested outside vice-chancellor AK Grover’s office on Tuesday to demand that the university withdraw its earlier decision.

No toilet in Shimla school so students taken to jungle

Himani Verma, a Class 4 student of the government primary school at Moolkoti, 15 km from here, is angry and scared. In the absence of a toilet in school, she says she is forced to go to the nearby forest with other students as a staff member keeps a watch from a distance.
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