HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014


3 held for stealing judge's car, robbery in P'kula

Local police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the case of theft of a Chandigarh-based judge's sports utility vehicle (SUV) with the arrest of three persons, who later also allegedly robbed a conductor at Sector 4 roundabout on July 25 morning.

DC dismisses estate office employee guilty of corruption

Taking note of her involvement in a corruption case, the UT estate officer-cum-deputy commissioner has dismissed a junior assistant working with the estate office with immediate effect.

Traders meet Kher, remind her of poll commitments

A delegation of Chandigarh Beopar Mandal on Tuesday met local MP Kirron Kher and reminded her of issues which were brought to her notice during the parliamentary elections.

5 factory workers ill after having food at dhaba

Five workers of Vardhman Chemtech Factory, situated at Industrial Focal Point, fell unconscious after eating food at a dhaba outside the factory on Tuesday.

Book worth Rs. 1 lakh on display at PU book fair

A two-part volume on human anatomy written 500 years ago has become the centre of attraction at PU's book fair. Priced Rs. 1 lakh, the book, originally written in Latin entitled 'De Humani Corpus Fabrica' by Anreas Vesalius, is the most expensive book on display at the exhibition.

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.

To curb fatalities, UT police identify 10 accident-prone stretches in city

Four days after the tragic accident in which five persons were killed and 15 injured at the Sector-45/46 and Sector 49/50 traffic light point, the Chandigarh police have identified 10 accident-prone stretches where cops would be deployed throughout the day and at late night hours.

Company penalised for goods missing during transportation

The district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, has directed Noida-based Shree Shyam Packers and Movers to pay Rs. 10,000 as compensation for misplacing 13 items belonging to a Dhanas resident while transporting a consignment from Noida to Chandigarh.

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.

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.

Man, girlfriend held guilty of killing wife

After nearly two years of killing his wife over illicit relations, additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, presiding over a special court for crime against women, on Tuesday pronounced the husband and his girlfriend guilty of murder.

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.

30% users consume multivitamins without doc's advice in city: study

A large number of people in the city are using multivitamins without the doctor's prescription, a recent study published in the International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research reveals.

JERC to hold hearing to decide power tariff for solar projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) will hold a public hearing session on September 19 for determining preferential tariff under net metering for rooftop solar photovoltaic power projects of Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) for sale of power to the UT electricity department.

PU tightens noose around student parties' expenditure

With polls approaching, Panjab University has decided to check reckless spending by student bodies. The varsity will keep a record of their expenditure. Student parties in PU are notorious for reckless spending on tents and decorations in the run-up to student polls.
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