HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014


SC quota in city education institutes to be raised to 19%

The administration is set to increase the reservation available to Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the city's educational institutes from 14% to 19%. The change is being made 20 years, after the last ceiling was set on May 7, 1993, based on the Census-1981.

Complainant denied permission to kill self

Alleging being pressurised by Chandigarh and Punjab police, a complainant in the 2011 graft case against former assistant inspector general (AIG) of Punjab Police PS Sandhu sought per mission for “ichha mrityu” (kill self), which was dismissed by the special judge, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

UT urges ministry not to notify Sukhna ESZ unless consulted

Taking exception to the Haryana and Punjab governments for not keeping the Chandigarh administration in the loop while delineating an ecosensitive zone (ESZ) around the Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, the UT forest department has urged the environment and forests ministry not to consider proposals by both states unless consulted by the UT.

Bank, insurance arm fined for wrongly deducting money

For wrongly deducting money at the time of surrendering policy, the district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed the State Bank of India and SBI Life Insurance Company Limited to pay 20,000 as compensation for deficient services to a city resident.

Ballot papers of HC bar body poll to have NOTA option

The ballot papers for the upcoming elections of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association will also have the provision for “None of the above” (NOTA).

Cheating allegations: ex-city Youth Cong chief granted bail

Judicial magistrate Shilpi Gupta on Wednesday granted bail to former president of Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress Vijay Pal Singh Dimpy, facing allegations of cheating Punjab’s former director general of police (DGP) SS Virk, against bail bonds of 50,000.

‘SAD-BJP responsible for industrial slowdown in Punjab’

Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency, Ambika Soni, blamed the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) government in Punjab for industrial slowdown and financial crisis in the state.

Four years on, 3 held guilty in Khushpreet murder case

Nearly four years after the kidnap and murder of Khushpreet (5) provoked widespread protests after the child’s body was recovered from a pit, additional district and sessions judge Atul Kasana on Tuesday held three accused guilty.

Nine challaned for water misuse

Municipal corporation (MC) of Chandigarh challaned nine violators for misusing water on the first day of its drive here on Tuesday. The civic body began the drive to check wastage of potable water supplied to city residents during the morning hours (5.30am to 9am) from April 15 to June 30.

PU student shot at in Sec 37

A 22-year-old student of Panjab University was allegedly shot at by an unidentified person in Sector 37 in the wee hours of Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Yugam, who is pursuing a course in hotel management from PU. He received a bullet injury in the stomach and his condition was stated to be stable.

Security guard robbed of scooter in Panchkula

In yet another incident of looting in Panchkula, three youths snatched a scooter from a security guard after hitting him with a stick on Monday night. According to the complaint, Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Mauli Jagran who works as a security guard at Red Bishop, Sector 1, was going to duty on Monday night on his scooter when the incident occurred.

Row between CCA, regulatory body masks deeper problems

There may be more to the wrangling between the Council of Architecture (COA), the regulatory body for all architectural institutes in the country, and the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) than meets the eye.

Licence, RC backlog to be cleared in two weeks: RLA

After a long wait of nearly two months, the printing of registration certificates (RCs) and driving licences (DLs) finally started at Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) here on Tuesday.

War veteran wins back house from ‘cruel’ son

War veteran Naik Thakur Singh Negi, 78, can now live in his own house. Panchkula sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Gurmeet Singh on Tuesday ordered his son Deepak to vacate the house within 30 days so that Negi could shift from the old age home where he was forced to live.

Baru’s ‘Accidental PM’ out of stock in city

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s former aide Sanjaya Baru’s latest book — The Accidental Prime Minister: Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh — which has created ripples in India’s political circle, especially in the middle of general elections, is already out of stock in the city.
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