Thanks to the increase in the number of minority schools in the city, the number of reserved seats under the Right to Education Act (RTE) in private schools is set to come down for the 2015-16 academic year.
Police on Monday booked a 50-year-old man for raping an eight-year-old girl in Pinjore on Sunday evening. The accused Mohamad Javed allegedly lured the girl to his hut and raped her.
Despite receiving the nod from the union ministry of human resource development (MHRD), the UT education department has not yet begun the recruitment of school teachers.
Three persons were arrested for misbehaving with a cop and obstructing him from performing his duty outside a pub in Sector 17 on Monday.
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has given 15-day time to UT residents for filing their suggestions and objections related to the determination of solar power tariff and framing of draft for solar rooftop power net metering regulations.
Bringing sheer negligence of its officials to the fore, the UT estate office has invited the flak of the audit department for failing to recover dues to the tune of over Rs. 5 crore.
The Chandigarh Police are found completely lacking when it comes to tracing the vehicles involved in hit-and-run incidents. The CCTV cameras installed at various traffic intersections and roundabouts fail to serve any purpose as the motorists manage to escape with no proof left behind.
Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who deposed on Monday as a CBI witness in the cash-for-post scam in which his nephew Vijay Singla is an accused, told the court that he had never spoken to Singla about the impugned appointment of Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar.
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, deputy commissioner, SAS Nagar, here on Monday said that strict action should be taken against encroachers in the district.
Prem Chand says his life has come to a standstill ever since his son, Ajay, died in a road accident on June 15 this year. “He was my only hope. My other two sons are jobless.” The mishap happened when Ajay had just left home on a bike for Mohali for some work.
Cutting through the city to head towards the Zirakpur-Ambala-Delhi route, Dakshin Marg sees all types of traffic. No wonder, accidents here are common. Most of the victims on what is also National Highway 21 are pedestrians and two-wheeler riders, and it has seven stretches categorised as ‘sensitive’ by the police.
After arms and legs, the head was recovered from a rainwater drain at Sector 28 in Panchkula on Monday. With the face being visible, the victim was identified as Harkesh Kumar, who was in his mid 40s and a resident of Sector 26-based Ashiana flats, by a woman named Urmila.
Presiding over a special court for crime against women, additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla awarded three-year jail to a Sector-32 youth for harassing his neighbour and threatening her of disfiguring her face with acid.
Hostellers at Panjab University (PU) will soon get Diwali gifts. The university has decided to buy washing machines for girls’ hostels and LED televisions for all 18 hostels. Dean, students welfare, Navdeep Goyal said, “The university is in the process of buying 46 inches and 55 inches LED televisions for the common rooms of all boys’ and girls’ hostels.
A day after the CCTV footage of former Sector 34 station house officer (SHO) Rajesh Shukla being assaulted by the central bureau of investigation officials went viral, the bureau on Monday suspended inspector Ashok Kumar who was seen hitting the cop.