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Plea against poll-eve regular jobs: Haryana told to file detailed reply

Declining to accept a short reply filed by the Haryana government on a petition challenging the recruitment policy for regularisation, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday directed the state to file a complete reply.

Which, which stories, Dr Dhillon?

Dr Dhillon finished Act IV of Macbeth with the end of the first period. But before he read exeunt, he wanted to finish one more scene. He was the school principal and wasn’t always available to teach. So, whenever he could, he preferred to take two classes in a row — “so we can finish Macbeth before your first prelims,” he told us. Dr Dhillon taught us English.writes Rakesh Kumar

HC strikes down admn’s MBBS eligibility norms

Providing respite to a local MBBS aspirant, the Punjab & Haryana High Court has quashed the UT administration’s regulations making it mandatory for candidates to clear Class 12 from a Chandigarh school, even for bona fide city residents, to be eligible for admission to the 77 MBBS seats reserved for the Chandigarh pool at the Government Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32. Allowing the petition filed last June by Akanksha Mehra, a division bench presided over by justice K Kannan called the policy “faulty” and directed the administration to admit Mehra to the MMBS course under the UT pool.

PU not to charge fees from the poor

Students from poor financial background but with good academic record at Panjab University campus will start getting financial aid soon.

CTU bus crushes cyclist, injures two

A 24-year-old shop worker was killed and two women injured when the driver of a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus lost control over the vehicle near the Kalagram light point on Tuesday morning.

On the run, suspended Punjab IG Cheema running out of options

 Following the issuance of arrest warrants against suspended inspector general of police (IG) Gautam Cheema, who is currently on the run, he is not left with many options. The Punjab Police will have him declared a proclaimed offender (PO) if he doesn’t surrender in the near future.

Process on to digitise officers’ property details

The Punjab government has started the process to upload annual property returns (APRs) of all group A and B officers on the official website of the state government.

Punjab has adequate capacity to lift, shell basmati: milers

The rice millers and exporters association, Punjab, on Tuesday announced that it was geared up to lift and shell the entire basmati paddy produce without the state government’s intervention.

Chandigarh-Jaipur daily express chugs off with good response

The New Chandigarh-Jaipur Intercity Express chugged off from the city railway station on Tuesday. The train left the station at 12.45pm to reach Jaipur at 12.50 am. This is the first daily train to Jaipur.

Two women, girl allege harassment in three separate case

In three separate incidents on Tuesday, two women and a girl alleged that miscreants in the city harassed them. In the first incident, a woman alleged that Dharminder, a resident of Burail, passed lewd comments at her, apart from trying to forcibly enter her house.

Ahead of Haryana polls, BJP candidate opens office in Panchkula

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta kicked off his election campaign with the opening of the party's election office in Sector 8, Panchkula, on Tuesday.

Mock drill points out serious gaps in disaster preparedness at PGI

While analysing and preparing strategic planning and designing of disaster manual for the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, the institute's administration has come across serious shortcomings.

RAILGATE: Bansal fails to depose, gets summons for Sept 22

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday failed to appear before a Delhi court as a prosecution witness in the Rs. 10-crore cash-for-post scam which took place during his tenure. As per the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla was the architect of the scam.

Punjab, Australia for promoting trade relations

India-Australia Strategic Alliance (IASA) on Tuesday said it has designated Punjab industry minister Madan Mohan Mittal as an Ambassador for the promotion of trade and cultural ties between Punjab and Australia, said an official release.

'Modi wave fading away, Cong to form govt again'

State Congress spokesperson Hoshiyari Lal Sharma has said the Modi wave is fading away as the BJP suffered a jolt in Rajasthan, where it could win just one of the four seats and managed to bag only one seat in Uttar Pradesh bypolls.
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