Ambala: Vij reviews challan process on NH-44
Haryana home minister Anil Vij on Thursday checked the challaning activity at a police nakka near Mohra village on NH-44 in Ambala Cantonment. The minister issued specific instructions to penalise heavy vehicles not following the lanes. “At least 20 speed detection cameras have been installed on NH-44 from Ambala to Sonepat that will soon start working,” he said.
BJP seeks property tax waiver for UT colonies, villages
Chandigarh BJP president Arun Sood on Thursday met UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit and sought exemption from property tax at Chandigarh’s EWS colonies and villages. Sood said the administrator directed the mayor, senior deputy mayor, deputy mayor and MC commissioner to resolve the matter swiftly.
Man booked for selling defective vehicle
A Mohali resident was booked for selling a defective vehicle to a Chandigarh man. Japinder Singh Walia accused Harish Mittu of selling him a car for ₹9.21 lakh, which was declared a total loss by the insurance company. Mittu also refused to return the said amount. A cheating case has been registered against him.
FIR against 7 firms for defrauding bank
Branch Manager of Andhra Bank in Industrial Area, Deepak Kumar, has lodged a complaint against the proprietors of Mohali’s Preeti Textiles, Ludhiana’s Punjab Traders, Karnal’s Aarti Textiles, Mohali’s Karachi Bakers, Global Enterprises, also from Mohali, Adorn Communications of Sector 45 and Mohali’s Naveen Cloth Merchants for obtaining loans on forged documents. The complaint said they were cheated of ₹1.04 crore. A case under sections 409, 420, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered.
HSVP snaps 50 water connections over pending dues
Ten teams of HSVP on Thursday disconnected 50 water connections of commercial properties in MDC, Sector 21 and other places in Panchkula. Their pending dues ranged from ₹10,000 to ₹2 lakh. An officer from HSVP said domestic water connections will also be disconnected.
Blood donation camp held at PU
A blood donation camp was organised by PU’s boys’ hostel six in collaboration with PGIMER, Chandigarh on Thursday wherein 62 people donated blood. Professor Ashok Kumar, associate DSW and Dr Amit Chauhan also donated blood.
Students guided on careers in armed forces
The district administration on Thursday organised a career counselling and interactive session for government school students, who aspire to join the defence forces. Over 650 students of Classes 10 and 12 attended the session, organised at DAV Police Public School, Ambala City, officials said. Senior army and air force officers interacted with the students and guided them on careers in the defence forces.
Bridge national meet starts today
Punjab Bridge Association will host 11th National Open Bridge tournament sponsored by Steel Strip Group from May 27 to 29 at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh. As many as 25 teams, including 125 players, will be competing in the tournament which carries a prize money of ₹5 lakh. The three-day tournament will be played in two events. One would be the team event and the other would be the pairs event.
Four held for gambling in Chandigarh
Four persons were arrested for gambling and ₹41,460 was recovered from them, police said on Thursday. Raju Gosh of Sector 45 was arrested in Burail with ₹2,590; Rahul of Kajheri was caught in his village with ₹7,600; Rohit of Sector 38 West was nabbed from Dadumajra Colony with ₹11,120; and Naresh Kumar of Dadumajra was arrested with ₹20,150. All of them were later granted bail.
CGC students bag top spot in Toycathon
Team Savoirs from Chandigarh College of Engineering, Landran, has bagged the top spot in the grand finale of ‘Toycathon 2022’ held at nodal centre, PIET, Haryana. Shubham Sharma, Sarthak Garg, Shashank Sharma and Simran Gupta were adjudged winners for their innovative creation ‘Nimble Witted Hide & Seek Game’.
Four policemen, including an inspector, were injured on Tuesday when they went to Jaiwant village of Punhana in Nuh to arrest a 40-year-old man--accused in a host of cases and on the run for 22 years--as family members and relatives of Zamil's pelted stones and opened fire at the police team. He was declared a proclaimed offender in 2001. While more than 10 policemen suffered minor injuries, four police vehicles were damaged, said police.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Wednesday targeted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing them of carrying out an orchestrated and coordinated attack on the judiciary. The national spokesperson of the Congress said that the BJP was “desperately attacking” the judiciary which was a “disturbing issue”. Singhvi said that there were people trying not to look at the message and severity of the charges but deliberate on the process.
A day after the brutal murder of Vaastu exponent Chandrashekar Guruji by two former employees in Hubballi, about 450km from Bengaluru, the Hubballi-Dharwada police said on Wednesday that the probe is on in the matter to see if there was any conspiracy behind the crime.
Four friends in the city lost ₹20 lakh, a motorcycle and two cars after they were allegedly duped by three conmen who promised to get them jobs at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, said police on Wednesday. One of the first to be duped by the suspects, Hitesh Rai spread the word among his three friends--Vikram Chauhan, Ajay Kumar and Vijay Kumar--who evinced interest in getting jobs at AIIMS as they were unemployed.
The draft Master Plan-2031 for which public objections were invited is likely to be operational in the last quarter of the current year. Officials of the Ghaziabad Development Authority said that they received about 1,260 types of objections against the draft plan and a process is underway to resolve the objections in a fortnight's time.