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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Chandigarh

Road rage: Five students beat up driver, snatch pick-up van; 2 held

In a daring incident of road rage five students, including one of Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, beat up the driver of a Mahindra Bolero pick-up van of a private company and snatched away the vehicle after the van had hit their car on the road dividing sectors 7 and 8, here on Wednesday evening. Later, the police arrested two of the youths for dacoity and recovered the snatched vehicle.

Kharar man kills wife, commits suicide

After strangling his wife to death, a 33-year-old Kharar resident committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. He left behind a suicide note, claiming that his wife was having an illicit relationship with one person of her native village.

‘Ghost’ employees: MC incurs loss of Rs. 8 crore

Two days after the municipal corporation of Chandigarh detected 256 ‘ghost’ employees on its rolls, HT on Wednesday found that the racket has caused a loss of nearly Rs. 8 crore to the public exchequer.

HC stays UT DC’s order of attaching CGC’s bank accounts

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday put a stay on the order issued by Chandigarh deputy commissioner (DC) on August 25 of attaching five bank accounts of the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC) for recovery of the outstanding lease rent of Rs. 8.59 crore for its 132 acres land.

17-year-old stabbed to death, kin protest cops’ delayed arrival

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death by a group of unidentified youths at Maloya on Wednesday.

PU goes to polls on September 5

The elections to Panjab University Campus Students’ Council and campus councils in its affiliated colleges in Chandigarh will be held on September 5.

Amritsar woman dies in custody; police claim suicide

A 56-year-old woman who was in police custody since Tuesday in a dowry death case died at the police station under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday.

DC dismisses estate office employee guilty of corruption

Taking note of her involvement in a corruption case, the UT estate officer-cum-deputy commissioner has dismissed a junior assistant working with the estate office with immediate effect.

School education officer’s FB photos draw jeers, not cheers

Punjab director general of school education (DGSE) GK Singh Dhaliwal’s photographs where he is consuming liquor with his friends posted on Facebook have raised a controversy in the education department circles.

Keeping body in freezer for eight months a big hoax: HC

Terming the act of keeping the body of Ashutosh Maharaj, spiritual head of a Nurmahal-based dera, in a deep freezer for over eight months after he was declared clinically dead as a ‘big hoax’, the Punjab and Haryana high court has remarked that such ‘outlandish things’ bring ‘shame and disrespect’ to the nation.

Sukhbir sets week’s deadline for police to resolve public complaints

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday directed senior police officers to ensure speedy settlement of grievances being highlighted during his sangat darshan programmes and said the pendency should not be of more than a week.

3 held for stealing judge's car, robbery in P'kula

Local police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the case of theft of a Chandigarh-based judge's sports utility vehicle (SUV) with the arrest of three persons, who later also allegedly robbed a conductor at Sector 4 roundabout on July 25 morning.

Bhattal meets Hooda over relief to riot-hit Sikhs

Senior Congress leader and former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Wednesday led a delegation of 25 Haryana Sikhs to meet Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here and handed over a charter of demands.

2 PCS officers transferred

The Punjab government on Wednesday transferred two Punjab Civil Services (PCS) officers. Karnail Singh was transferred as additional deputy commissioner (general), Mukatsar, and Rajat Oberoi as sub-divisional magistrate, Fazilka.

SAD victory subversion of democracy: Bajwa

Shiromani Akali Dal candidate’s victory in the Talwandi Sabo byelection was the worst example of subversion of the democratic process through rigging, use of money, muscle power and unabashed misuse of the official machinery by the CM and the deputy CM: Bajwa
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