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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Chandigarh

To curb rising prices, UT admn to exempt fruits, veggies from taxes

The Chandigarh administration is all set to exempt fruits and vegetables from taxes levied under the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act to check rising prices of these perishable commodities.

Road rage is the new danger to law and order, policing in tricity

Lawlessness on city roads has become a norm on tricity roads these days. The number of incidents of misbehaviour on the roads has increased in the last two years with around 30 cases being reported in which young motorists either misbehaved with cops or with other motorists, after their vehicle was signaled to stop or intercepted or there is some contact with the vehicles.

Sai Samaj office-bearers to face fresh trial in 2006 cheating case

Overruling the order of a trial court of dismissing a fraud and cheating case against office-bearers of Shirdi Sai Samaj, Sector 29, additional district and sessions judge KK Kareer has ordered fresh trial.

Patriarchal politics coming to a naught

With girl students forming nearly 70% of the total student population, Panjab University (PU) elections are no longer considered a male bastion.

2 BDPOs, 3 panchayat secys, 5 JEs chargesheeted for embezzling Rs. 1 cr

The director, rural development and panchyat department, has chargesheeted two block development panchayat officers (BDPOs), three panchayat secretaries of Kharar block and five junior engineers for embezzling funds to the tune of Rs. 1.04 crore which was signed for Kumbada village in the district.

Stabbing victim’s brother anguished over delay by cops

A day after 17-year-old Rahul was stabbed to death at Maloya on Wednesday night, his brother continues to be remorseful of what might have been if the police swiftly acted on his repeated calls.

Now, Rs. 75,000 reward for lead on Sector-22 robbery suspect

Over three weeks after the police announced an award for anyone giving lead in the robbery at a Sector-22 jewellery shop, the award money has been increased.

NSUI workers attack PUSU member

A day after the dates for Panjab University’s student council elections were announced, there was an incident of violence on the campus as several supporters of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) beat up a Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) worker outside the multi-faculty department on Thursday afternoon.

Contempt proceedings against Snehalaya official stayed

Granting a breather to chairman of child welfare committee of Snehalaya, Maloya, additional district and sessions judge Paramjit Singh on Thursday stayed the contempt proceedings.

Lok adalat directs builder to hand over flat in 2 months

The permanent lok adalat has directed the Vision India Colonisers, Kharar, to hand over the possession of a flat within two months to an applicant.

Yograj’s cousin raises issue of sexual harassment again

Former cricketer Yograj Singh’s cousin Kuljeet Kaur on Thursday held a press conference at the Chandigarh press club where she alleged that the Panchkula police had been acting under pressure as it did not consider her charges of sexual harassment.

NHRC gives eight weeks to take ‘appropriate action’

The National Human Rights Commission has given eight-week time to the secretary, union ministry of finance; Governor, Reserve Bank of India; chairman and managing director of Punjab National Bank and its regional chairman, Chandigarh, of the bank, to take appropriate action against the guilty officials in the branch manager suicide case.

Meet on emergency radiology from today

The department of radiodiagnosis and imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), will organise a three-day first conference of the Society for Emergency Radiology from Friday.

‘More people die of heart diseases in poor countries'

A Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) study has found that in spite of lower level of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in countries like India, the death rates are higher as compared to the developed countries. The study was carried out in rural Haryana and Chandigarh and was recently published in the world’s premier medical journal New England Journal of Medicine.

Cops told to be fair in dealings with women

A three-day training programme on gender sensitisation for Chandigarh police officers concluded on Thursday.
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