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HindustanTimes Wed,03 Sep 2014

Chandigarh

District forum directs jewellery store to pay 25K as compensation

District consumer disputes redressal forum, SAS Nagar, has directed a jewellery store in Phase 9 and its promoter to pay Rs. 25,000 as compensation to a Dhakoli resident for deficient services and unfair trade practices.

Increase in toll tax on NH a swindle: ATFI

The Anti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI) on Tuesday said without completing the six-laning work on Amritsar-Delhi highway further increase in toll tax is tantamount to fraud against people.

PGI gets prestigious FICCI healthcare awards

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research and Education (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has been conferred two Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards for 2014 under the categories of medical technology and diagnostics, pathology laboratories.

Forest guard, 2 others booked for stealing wood

Three persons, including a forest guard, were booked for cutting down trees and stealing the wood from a forest range and later submitting a false report of theft to the forest department.

Examination of defence evidence closes

A local court closed the examination of defence evidence in the Jyoti murder case on Tuesday. Jyoti, a Dalit girl of Bhunga village in Hoshiarpur, was found dead with her head smashed on a road in Sector 21, Panchkula, on November 22, 2012. Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary is the prime accused in the case.

Admn directs officials, schools to gear up for PM’s address on Sep 5

 The district administration on Tuesday directed all schools in the district to make arrangements for the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on the occasion of Teacher's Day on September 5.

Increase in toll tax on NH a swindle: ATFI

 The Anti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI) on Tuesday said without completing the six-laning work on Amritsar-Delhi highway further increase in toll tax is tantamount to fraud against people

526 vehicles challaned for violations in August

To keep tabs on violations such as plying of vehicles with incomplete documents, overloading and vehicles causing pollution, the state transport authority (STA) conducted intensive drive in August against commercial vehicles.

PGI gets prestigious FICCI healthcare awards

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research and Education (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has been conferred two Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards for 2014 under the categories of medical technology and diagnostics, pathology laboratories.

UT SSA teachers write to PM for speedy regularisation

Members of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association, UT, have written over 1,100 letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed by Junior Basic and Trained Graduate teachers on Tuesday to demand an early decision  on their regularisation issue.

Lower room rents, food rates at Mountview on the cards

With an aim to put a check on falling revenue of Hotel Mountview, the board of directors of Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Limited (CITCO) has decided to reduce room rental and other rates.

Two new crop varieties developed by CCSHAU

Chaudhary Charan Singh HaryanaAgricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, on Tuesday said it has developed two new high yielding and disease resistant varieties of wheat and barley for cultivation in different states of the country.

PU elections: Cops to use mobile cameras for security

This year, the UT police appear to want to take no chances. With four days to go for student council elections, the UT police have added another security measure: they will now use mobile cameras to record any untoward incidents.

Water contamination toll hits 250 on day 3

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), which is responsible for supplying drinking water in Panchkula, claimed it had still not been able to ascertain the reasons behind residents of Sector 19 getting contaminated water. Since Friday over 250 persons are reported to have fallen ill in the subsequent diarrhoea outbreak. On Sunday night an old woman died while being taken to General Hospital in Sector 6, and it is suspected it could be due to illness triggered by drinking the unsafe water.

Skill development discussed at summit

“Why there is huge mismatch between industry’s requirements and skills produced by our institutes is a huge question that needs to be answered” said  KK Sharma, advisor to the administrator, Chandigarh administration. He was addressing the 4th CII Edu Summit, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and government of Haryana at CII NR headquarters on Monday.
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