Speeding claimed the life of a 43-year-old Punjab Police constable after he rammed his Mahindra Bolero into the Sector 35 roundabout in the wee hours of Saturday. The victim, Manjit Singh, resident of Jalandhar, work-ed as a driver for the Punjab Police.
A day after 17-year-old Harminder Singh was killed in a road mishap at the Sectors 69-70 light point, his classmate, Avtar Singh, also 17, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Both victims were Class-11 students at Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1, SAS Nagar, and residents of Kandla village in the district.
Holding a taxi driver responsible for the death of a passenger in an accident, Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal has directed him, the taxi owner and its insurer to pay `64.83 lakh as compensation to the victim’s kin.
Three weeks after the Chandigarh administration declared levying of service charge on food bills illegal, a Sector-26 based restaurant, Whistling Duck, continues to short-change unwary customers.
The police arrested two persons on charges of sexual harassment of two girls, including a minor, in separate incidents on Saturday. The accused in the first incident was identified as Sandeep Kumar, 28, a resident of Railway Colony, Mauli Jagran.
Sectors 20 and 33 of the central part of the city bear the brunt of improper garbage collection and disposal as heaps of waste are piled every few metres. The municipal corporation has appointed about 40 safai karamcharis for each sector.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a minor resident of Kharak Mangoli slum after holding her captive in an Ambala village.
The Active Residents Welfare Association, Sector 19,held a protest against the doctors and staff members of the civil dispensary on Saturday.
Two minor boys are feared to have drowned when the car they were travelling in fell into the Bhakra Canal near Ladal village on Saturday evening. According to the police, Sukhbir Singh and his friend Kaka Singh, both 15, and residents from Hussainpur village, were Class 9 students at Guru Ram Rai Public School, Katli.
To celebrate the completion of 25 years since the introduction of the Doctor of medicine in Neonatology in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, an alumni meeting and a continuing medical education workshop was held on the PGIMER campus on Saturday.
Providing a self-assessment tool to schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education has launched an online facility, 'Saransh', where schools can access the performance of Class-10 students over the past seven years and of Class-12 students since 2009.
The local police arrested two persons on charges of sexual harassment of two girls, including a minor, in separate incidents in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Former state president of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and renowned social activist lawyer Jai Ram Joshi (73) was given a tearful adieu on Saturday. He died on Friday after brief illness.
In spite of door-to-door garbage collection in the city, Sectors 23, 24 and 36 — which are dotted with garbage piles and plastic waste — have a long way to go. Among these southern areas, even Sector 36 — the cleanest of the lot — has plenty of cleaning up to do.
Even as the traffic department is coming down hard on violators in the city with drives and fines, it seems to be lax when it comes to people participating in the safety awareness drives.