HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014


High court seeks PGI reply on expensive medicines on Aug 25

Taking up a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting the harassment of poor patients at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, by charging exorbitant rates due to high rent of their shops, the Punjab and Haryana high court has issued notice of motion to the institute to submit its reply before August 25.

15 hurt as cops lathicharge protesting teachers in P’kula

As many as 15 computer school teachers, including two women, were injured when the police used water cannons and batons to disperse around 200 of them at Sector 5 in Panhckula, on Friday afternoon.

3 devotees killed, 13 hurt in mishap

Three devotees were killed and 13 others injured when a truck hit a tempo on the Sirsa rivulet bridge near Sirsa Nangal village, about 12 km from Rupnagar, on late Thursday night. The truck hit the tempo with registration number PB 10 EG-2866, carrying devotees to the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh, from the rear.

Bank fined Rs. 20,000 for wrong cheque encashment

The district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 22, to pay Rs. 20,000 as compensation to Ayush Enterprises, Sector 34, after holding it guilty of unfair trade practices and deficiency in services.

PUTA elections: 11 days before polls, body gets elected unopposed

The race for Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) seats took a twist on Friday, after all 19 members of the association, including five office-bearers, were elected unopposed. Friday was the last day to withdraw nominations. The unopposed elections came 11 days before the scheduled PUTA polls.

Boys thrash Class-11 student; make objectionable video

A group of boys thrashed a Class-11 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, and made an objectionable video of him.

Now, reach traffic cops on WhatsApp

The WhatsApp messenger service launched by the Chandigarh traffic police evoked good response as cops received over 300 complaints within 24 hours of start of the service.

Green peace drive held at Sector 15

With the help of residents, BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi organised a green peace drive in Sector 15 and planted 500 saplings in the area.

24-yr-old acquitted of rape

Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, who presiding over a special court for crime against women, acquitted a 24-year-old youth booked on charges of rape, on Friday.

Three killed in road mishap

Three persons were killed when their vehicle was hit by a truck on the outskirts of the city.

UT girl among 90 finalists for 2014 Google Science Fair

Shrishti Asthana, a Class 12 student of Sri Guruharkishan Das Model Senior Secondary School, has been selected as one of the 90 finalists for Google Science Fair 2014.

Voters’ list for PUTA polls marked by ‘glaring flaws

Even as it came two days after the scheduled time, the voters’ list for the upcoming Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections is marked by “glaring flaws”.

Court orders case against ex-HUDA EO

Taking strict note of the sale of a property that had been attached by a court in 1990 in a disproportionate assets case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Vimal Kumar on Thursday ordered the registration of case against a former Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) estate officer, the seller as well as the purchaser of the Sector-2 Panchkula plot.

Online IT returns are the flavour of the season

That the process of filing income tax returns online is finding increasing favour with city residents is evident from the decreasing number of people opting for manual filing. According to the data available, of the total of 1.7 lakh taxpayers in the city only 49,000 preferred the manual mode in 2013. Even then, there were long lines at the income tax office in Sector 17 on Thursday, the last date for filing returns.

Insurance firm told to pay `50K for rejecting vehicle theft claim

District consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, has directed an insurance company to pay `50,000 as compensation to a Nayagoan resident for deficient services, after her claim for a stolen vehicle was denied.
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