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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Chandigarh

MC processing your water bills without agreement with firm concerned

The municipal corporation has failed to renew its agreement with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), a government agency, for processing of water bills and master files of the civic body, eight months after the contract expired in February 2014.

Zirakpur housing society holds cleanliness drive

To push to the ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, members of the Motia Homes Residential Housing Society organised a special cleanliness drive on Saturday.

Two cops suspended for dereliction of duty

Residents held two policemen hostage for allegedly siding with those who were involved in the incident when a Kuda Kalana resident Rajpal (54) was killed with sharp-edged weapons on the night of October 23.

Kirron Kher inaugurates women's bank branch

Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher inaugurated the first woman branch of Bank of Baroda at sector 40 branch, here on Saturday. It was 22nd branch of the bank in the city.

Girl caught in stone pelting loses sight in left eye

An 18-year-old resident of Sector 26, Seema, lost the vision in her left eye after the train on which she was returning to the city after meeting her relatives on Diwali was targeted by stone pelters near Lalru in SAS Nagar, on October 21.

Mehta is 1st Sikh officer from Kashmir to become Lt General

Lt Gen PS Mehta, a second-generation army officer, who has his parentage in Shogapora (Badgam) and Singhpora (Baramulla) of Jammu and Kashmir, has been promoted to the rank of Lt General in Western Command, Chandimandir.

Coal company manager found dead

The police on Friday recovered the body of an Odisha-based manager working with a private coal company. The deceased has been identified as Abhijeet who was here in town on official duty. The police said the body was found in the bathroom of Ram Bhawan, stripped of all clothing.

GMADA told to pay Rs. 15,000 for excess deduction

For deducting excess money while refunding the earnest amount for a surrendered allotment, the district consumer disputes redressal forum in SAS Nagar directed the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to pay Rs. 15,000 as compensation to a resident of Phase-1 in SAS Nagar.

UT education dept to advertise 1,100 teaching posts

The Chandigarh education department will publish the advertisement inviting applications for 1,100 teaching posts next week. Department sources said the advertisement could not be published on account of Diwali holidays and backlog in the department.

Diwali air pollution rockets down from last year

Diwali this year was much less harmful for the environment as compared to the previous year, though there was a marginal rise in noise pollution. Overal, though, the pollution level remained at a worrying level.

MC defers discussion on policy for car bazaar

The municipal corporation has deferred a discussion on the framing of policy for the sale and purchase of second-hand cars in biggest car bazaar of the region in Sector 7 of the city. The members of the Finance and Contract Committee will now hold another meeting on the issue on October 27.

Short-circuit causes fire at bank

A fire broke out at the Sector-7 branch of Union Bank of India here early on Friday morning, though no casualties were reported. Some electronics and furniture were gutted, but the officials said the records were safe. Short-circuit is being suspected as the reason.

Three held for assaulting woman constable

The police booked a man for threatening the station house officer (SHO) of the Sector-19 police station, while his sister and two other women were arrested for assaulting a woman constable. The police received a call at around 4am that three girls were creating a ruckus under the influence of alcohol near Labour Chowk in Sector 20.

Punjabi singer Jelly booked for rape of actress

Punjabi singer Jarnail Singh alias Jelly and three other men were booked for gangrape and kidnap, on Friday, a month after a complaint was filed by an actress at SAS Nagar. It is alleged that they blackmailed and raped her several times after video-recording their act.

2 booked for brandishing pistol at petrol pump

Two residents of Sector 47 were booked after they made an unsuccessful attempt to flee from a Sector 52 petrol pump without paying Rs. 1000 for petrol that they got filled in their Maruti Zen. They also brandished a pistol when the staff resisted their attempts to flee.
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