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Apart from MHA,a meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2013 4:26:29 am

Administration to take a call on IT/ITES in Industrial Area soon

The Chandigarh Administration is likely to take a decision on allowing IT / ITES (Information Technology / Information Technology Enabled Services) in the Industrial Area within the next one week. An assurance for the same was given by Administration officials in a meeting with the Joint Secretary Home and representatives of the industrial associations of the city at New Delhi.The industrialists had approached the Ministry of Home Affairs with their demands citing the Administration was not finding solutions to some long pending issues. Apart from MHA,a meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s Office. After the Supreme Court struck down the acquisition of land for Phase-III of IT Park,it had been proposed that IT / ITES be started at Industrial Area. While the proposal is in the pipeline,a notification is still awaited. Another demand was the implementation of the MSMED Act that has not been done by the Administration. The implementation of the Act would enable starting a number of services in Industrial Area,which is being opposed by those who have paid huge amounts of money for conversion of the plots.

Hooda awards licences to new lawyers

Speaking at a function organised by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana at Law Bhawan on Tuesday,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said it was the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive and that all advocates should assiduously serve the courts in providing justice. Hooda was speaking at the licence-awarding ceremony of newly enrolled advocates from the region. As many as 488 advocates were awarded licences by Hooda. “Some of the great administrators like Mahatma Gandhi,Abraham Lincoln,Nelson Mandela

and Jawaharlal Nehru were lawyers,” Hooda said.

Noida resident booked for dowry denied bail

Panchkula: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge A K Sharma rejected the bail of a Noida resident booked for allegedly subjecting his wife to cruelty and for criminal breach of trust on Tuesday. Anil Suleja’s wife,who hails from Pinjore,had levelled allegations against her husband of demanding dowry,committing fraud,harassment and adultery,following which Suleja was booked under sections 406 and 498-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) last month.

Taking into consideration the intimidating messages Suleja allegedly sent his wife Rekha Sharma,the court rejected his bail on the grounds that he might indulge in tempering of evidence. The court maintained that Suleja could also flee the country as he had not handed over his passport and his United States visa.

Man acquitted of abetment to suicide charge A local court on Tuesday acquitted a man charged with abetment to suicide. The accused,a resident of Sector 24,is a teacher at Mohali and was married to the deceased for two years.

In May 2011,a woman named Ritu had committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her Sector 24 residence. Her father,in his complaint,had alleged that his daughter was harassed by the accused regarding her religious practices. A case against her husband,Amit,was registered under section 306 (Abetment of suicide) and section 498 (Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman) of Indian Penal Code.

In her suicide note,Ritu had mentioned that she had converted to Christianity and that she was reportedly upset over the fact that her husband told their parents about the conversion and therefore she decided to end her life.

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