HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


Chandumajra hooted, dung thrown at car in Morinda village

SAD candidate from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra was hooted and cow dung thrown at his car at Rauni village in Morinda on Friday late evening, when he arrived to address a gathering of nearly 400 people as part of his poll campaign. Power in the area was also switched off to heckle him. The fiasco resulted due to factionalism within the village, sources claimed.

PUSU announces new executive committee

Over a month after its top leaders joined another student group, the Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) announced its new executive committee. Law department student Sahejpal Singh Sidhu has been announced as its president, Navaldeep Singh is now campus president, Harshdeep Singh Shergill is chairman, Amandeep Kamboj is colleges' chairman and Ashish Kumar is the new party incharge.

Kansal back in SAD fold

In less than three weeks of joining the Congress, Kharar leader Arjun Kansal joined back the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday.

Online portal, SBI fined Rs. 20,000 for providing free gift vouchers

Coming to aid of a Sector-20 resident, district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed an online portal and a credit card company to pay Rs. 20,000 to the complainant as compensation for deficient services.

Will review decision on nagar panchayat status to Nurpur Bedi: Sukhbir

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has assured that the government would review its decision to accord nagar panchayat status to Nurpur Bedi village of Rupnagar after the Lok Sabha elections.

Kin roots for Ambika in campaigning

Family members of Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni, 71, are pitching in for her campaign by dividing the work among them. Her 80-year old husband takes care of visitors at their house in Sector 9, Chandigarh, while her 46-year old son, who is a businessman, develops and executes strategies to woo voters.

Haryana guv's secy, 3 others to explain conduct to HUDA

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has asked for explanation from secretary to Haryana governor and Ambala division commissioner Neelam P Kasni in the oustee quota plot scam within 15 days. She was the chairman of the screening committee as HUDA administrator when allotments were made to ineligible people in 2005.

UIET drops three subjects from PG entrance test list

The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) has dropped three subjects from this year’s Combined Entrance Test (CET) list conducted for post graduate courses. The examination is conducted by Panjab University for enrollment to various courses offered by 30-odd institutes in Chandigarh.

UT continues to stonewall on heritage furniture

Though the UT administration has been striving hard to get UNESCO to accord Chandigarh the status of a World Heritage City, it has done little to preserve the heritage furniture, much of which is in dire need of repair. Instead it has sold over 200 such items, netting about Rs. 10 crore.

Slice of Mughal history depicted in Urdu play

The royal splendor of Moghal empire, saga of secular thoughts, ethical values , spirit of “vedic granths”, humanism upheld by Moghal prince Dara Shikoh, the historical betrayal, and intrigue by his brother princes, was brought alive in a theatrical spectacle ‘Dara Shikoh’ at the Tagore Theatre here on Friday.

Women need to be empowered: Soni

Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni addressed a number of public meetings in Chamkaur Sahib assembly segment as part of her campaigning on Friday. She addressed a meet at Cholta village, Navipur, Najheri, Rodda, Rattangarh, Garanagan, Datarpur, Badwal, Behwalpur.

21-day notice to three colonies to vacate govt land

The administration has re-issued a three-week notice to the residents of three colonies --- Kuldeep Colony, Pandit Colony and Majdoor Colony --- in Sector 52 to vacate its land. This follows last year's efforts to get the encroachers to move failed to elicit the desired response.

Auto driver, aide held for outraging modesty of woman

The local police have arrested auto driver and his aide for allegedly making an attempt to outrage modesty of a 22-year-old married woman on Friday. The police said the victim, who had been working in IT park, had hired an auto to her residence in Baltana.

Man gets life term for murder

Local court on Friday sentenced Nachhattar Singh, a resident of Bhutton village in the Nurpur Bedi area, to life imprisonment for murder. Nachhattar had murdered Jaswinder Singh of Haripur Phulre village with sharp-edged weapons on the intervening night of June 1-2, 2012, following an altercation at his (Nachhattar's) house.

Mystery shrouds woman's death; 3 booked

Corpse of a married woman hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Mullana was reportedly found under mysterious circumstances on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Manju Rani (28) and was married to Pardeep Kumar, employer at a private engineering college.
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