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LIT relents to Akali pressure?

February 19, 2009 2:08:26 am

It seems the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has bowed to the Akali pressure. More than a week after SAD minister Jagdish Singh Garcha threw the LIT board claiming possession over 8.8 acres near Sidhwan Canal,no action has been taken against him.

Left turns to Centre for Maidan rights

February 19, 2009 2:07:40 am

Repeatedly snubbed by the Calcutta High Court and the Army for holding the Kolkata Book Fair on the Maidan,the Left leaders have decided to approach the Centre demanding that the Maidan be handed over to the state government.

Buddha clears crack units to fight Naxals,take on terrorists

February 19, 2009 2:06:14 am

In a bid to counter the twin threats of Maoist violence and terror threats in urban centres,the state government today sanctioned the creation of a total of 1,656 posts in the police force...

Set up task force to manage water resources,says Rodrigues

February 19, 2009 2:05:17 am

UT Administrator Gen S F Rodrigues (Retd) had ordered to set up a task force to immediately tackle the problem of managing water resources...

Kolkata on a high: state seals Monorail MoU

February 19, 2009 2:04:48 am

Five years after it mooted the project for augmenting the city mass transit system,the state government today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd.

Seminar on violence,peace and conflict resolution concludes at GCG-11

February 19, 2009 2:04:21 am

The two-day national conference on ‘Violence,Peace and Conflict Resolution’ concluded at Government College for Girls (GCG),Sector 11 on Wednesday.

Research officer suspended for misusing govt fund

February 19, 2009 2:03:17 am

A Research officer of the Punjab Legislative Assembly has been booked for criminal breach of trust for allegedly embezzling government funds amounting to Rs 4.5 lakh.

Scissor-happy teacher put behind bars

February 19, 2009 2:02:38 am

The teacher-in-charge of a government-run girls’ school in Durgapur was arrested after she snipped the hair of five students on Wednesday for not wearing their hair “in a manner prescribed by the school authorities”.

Decks cleared for new judicial complex

February 19, 2009 2:02:31 am

Putting an end to their differences,the District Bar Association (DBA) in Sector 17 and the UT Administration have entered into an agreement over the construction of new judicial complex at Sector 43.

Manimajra: Police presence notwithstanding,complainant and accused enter in a scuffle

February 19, 2009 2:01:27 am

An ongoing property dispute took an ugly turn when the two parties entered into a scuffle in the presence of police in Manimajra.

Builder to refund allotee’s money for changing original plan of project

February 19, 2009 2:00:32 am

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed SMV Agencies Private Limited of the Jaipuria Group Real Estate Division to refund Rs 3.92 lakh along with 12 per cent interest to an allotee who was forced to cancel his booking owing to a change in the layout by the builder.

Local police can’t order around Central forces during polls,says EC

February 19, 2009 2:00:24 am

The Election Commission of India has asked its West Bengal unit to convey to the state government that in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls,the Central forces would act on their own without interference from the local police.

Maximum encroachment in periphery: Survey

February 19, 2009 1:59:38 am

A weeklong survey on the existing encroachments in the city has found maximum unauthorised structures in the periphery.

Inter-sector bus service launched in Panchkula

February 19, 2009 1:58:44 am

The residents of Panchkula have a reason to cheer as the Haryana Roadways launched the inter-sector bus service in the city on Wednesday.

Dyeing plants slowly killing Garden Reach

February 19, 2009 1:58:29 am

The Left Front-led civic body has failed to shut down around 135 illegal dyeing and bleaching factories in the Garden Reach area...

Placements take a nosedive at Panjab University

February 19, 2009 1:57:58 am

While the academic session at Panjab University nears an end,placements have become a difficult task,especially at the University Business School (UBS).

Manna death: no headway as CID grills train guards,drivers

February 19, 2009 1:57:18 am

The Criminal Investigation Department,which is investigating the death of GRP sub-inspector Arindam Manna,on Wednesday grilled drivers and guards of trains that passed through Mankundu railway station between 11 pm on February 10 and 10 am the next day.

Global crisis: Students give IT,finance a miss

February 19, 2009 1:56:59 am

Besides taking a toll on placements,the global economic slowdown has also adversely affected students’ interest in the field of Information Technology and finance.

Illegal confinement by kin: Two girls freed

February 19, 2009 1:55:42 am

The Panchkula Administration today freed two girls,Ilmaz (19) and Kulsum (18),of their forced confinement and also provided them protection.

Property dealer booked for Rs 50-lakh fraud

February 19, 2009 1:54:58 am

The Sector 17 police have registered a case against Panchkula-based property dealer Naveen Nayyar on charges of committing a fraud of Rs 50 lakh,involving the sale of a house in Sector 23.

Call Anandababu,get voter card and be happy

February 19, 2009 1:54:37 am

‘Buladi’,the cartoon character of anti-AIDS campaign spread across the city in the hoardings and billboards,has been adopted by the Election Commission to attract voters to obtain their Electoral Photo Identity Card.

Most schizophrenics seek medical help late: Docs

February 19, 2009 1:54:14 am

With over a 100 new cases of schizophrenia reported in the last one year,the Department of Psychiatry of Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 has undertaken a study on the treatment pattern of the patients.

Man beats wife to death over ‘illicit relations’

February 19, 2009 1:52:26 am

A resident of Indira Colony was bludgeoned to death by her husband late on Tuesday night. Police have arrested the accused,Sunil Kumar,who cited “illicit relations” of his wife as the motive behind the crime.

Gurdwara clash: Constable held for attack on police

February 19, 2009 1:51:24 am

A UT Police constable was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the violent attack on the police and the enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Administration during a demolition drive at Gurdwara Satsang Sahib in Sector 38 (West) on January 30.

Investors give thumbs down to Mohali Hills

February 19, 2009 1:50:18 am

All is not well with the Mohali Hills,touted as India’s first integrated township. In less than two years of its launch,anxious and panicked investors are seeking their money back...