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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

Chandigarh

Cop rams car into roundabout, killed

Speeding claimed the life of a 43-year-old Punjab Police constable after he rammed his Mahindra Bolero into the Sector 35 roundabout in the wee hours of Saturday. The victim, Manjit Singh, resident of Jalandhar, work-ed as a driver for the Punjab Police.

Mishap at light point: Another teen dies

A day after 17-year-old Harminder Singh was killed in a road mishap at the Sectors 69-70 light point, his classmate, Avtar Singh, also 17, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Both victims were Class-11 students at Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1, SAS Nagar, and residents of Kandla village in the district.

Mishap death: Victim’s family to get Rs. 64 lakh

Holding a taxi driver responsible for the death of a passenger in an accident, Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal has directed him, the taxi owner and its insurer to pay `64.83 lakh as compensation to the victim’s kin.

Order aside, Whistling Duck still levying service charge

Three weeks after the Chandigarh administration declared levying of service charge on food bills illegal, a Sector-26 based restaurant, Whistling Duck, continues to short-change unwary customers.

Two youths land in police net for sexual harassment

The police arrested two persons on charges of sexual harassment of two girls, including a minor, in separate incidents on Saturday. The accused in the first incident was identified as Sandeep Kumar, 28, a resident of Railway Colony, Mauli Jagran.

Garbage heaps clog heart of city

Sectors 20 and 33 of the central part of the city bear the brunt of improper garbage collection and disposal as heaps of waste are piled every few metres. The municipal corporation has appointed about 40 safai karamcharis for each sector.

Youth held for raping minor in confinement

A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a minor resident of Kharak Mangoli slum after holding her captive in an Ambala village.

Sec 19 residents'body protest hospital staff

The Active Residents Welfare Association, Sector 19,held a protest against the doctors and staff members of the civil dispensary on Saturday.

2 students drown, as car plunges into Bhakra canal

Two minor boys are feared to have drowned when the car they were travelling in fell into the Bhakra Canal near Ladal village on Saturday evening. According to the police, Sukhbir Singh and his friend Kaka Singh, both 15, and residents from Hussainpur village, were Class 9 students at Guru Ram Rai Public School, Katli.

PGI celebrates 25 years of Doctor of medicine in Neonatology

To celebrate the completion of 25 years since the introduction of the Doctor of medicine in Neonatology in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, an alumni meeting and a continuing medical education workshop was held on the PGIMER campus on Saturday.

CBSE's self-review tool to help schools

Providing a self-assessment tool to schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education has launched an online facility, 'Saransh', where schools can access the performance of Class-10 students over the past seven years and of Class-12 students since 2009.

Two held for sexual harassment

The local police arrested two persons on charges of sexual harassment of two girls, including a minor, in separate incidents in Chandigarh on Saturday.

BJP veteran leader cremated with honours

Former state president of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and renowned social activist lawyer Jai Ram Joshi (73) was given a tearful adieu on Saturday. He died on Friday after brief illness.

Plenty of cleaning up to do for Sectors 23, 24 and 36

In spite of door-to-door garbage collection in the city, Sectors 23, 24 and 36 — which are dotted with garbage piles and plastic waste — have a long way to go. Among these southern areas, even Sector 36 — the cleanest of the lot — has plenty of cleaning up to do.

Traffic police turn blind eye to girls without helmets

Even as the traffic department is coming down hard on violators in the city with drives and fines, it seems to be lax when it comes to people participating in the safety awareness drives.
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