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Telangana gvt will set up steel plant, says state Minister 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Telangana gvt will set up steel plant, says state Minister
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Iran lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Iran lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent
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MSRTC contract employees who took part in strike sacked 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
MSRTC contract employees who took part in strike sacked
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Metro 3 car shed: MMRCL to give report 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
He also said that there were some shop owners who were not ready to accept the alternative accommodation at Durga Nagar, Jogeshwari.
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Kashmiri Pandits gather at Tulla Mulla for annual mela 21.6.2018 The Asian Age | Home
The J&K govt had provided a free bus service for the Pandits living outside the state to facilitate their travel to Tulla Mulla in Ganderbal district.
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Jiapur: Leaders ‘ousted’ by delimitation seek 2nd chance 21.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Thrown off the political bus due to reasons beyond their control, there is a section of leadership within the BJP that hopes for a second chance to come back to mainstream of politics. They are those leaders whose seats got wiped during delimitation of seats and are now hoping for a second chance in the forthcoming elections. The list includes former ministers like Lakshmi Narayan Dave and Usha Punia. Both had been part of cabinet in the first Vasundhara Raje cabinet holding important portfolios. Spotlight as further been focused on them after the name of Laxmi Narayan Dave has cropped up as a probable candidate for the post of BJP state president. The leaders themselves too feel their experience and association with the party gives them a distinct edge over others for tickets. “It was most unfortunate that the seats we represented no longer exist. Our loyalty has been with the party, we have been working for the party all this time, if given a chance to perform at a position of responsibility we will be ...
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Delhi gurudwaras go solar, to get 1.5 Mw power from rooftops 21.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) inaugurated its landmark 1.5 Mega Watt peak (MWp) Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) project for solarising rooftops of gurudwaras and educational institutes associated with it.  The project is expected to generate 20.00,000 units of green energy annually by solarising rooftops of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib and other fraternities connected with DSGMC. Leading solar power developer Sukhbir Agro Energy Limited (SAEL) executed the project under the subsidy program of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Over the life cycle of the plant, 45000 metric tonnes (MT) of carbon emission is expected to be reduced whilst savings of one crore rupees annually by the production of green energy. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan graced the occasion along with other ministers and dignitaries from various government and semi-government agencies. He remarked, "It is to be noted that India being a tropical country is very uniquely positioned to make solar ...
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AC bus stand project may take off soon 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, June 18 The multi-crore ultra-modern fully AC bus stand project for Patiala may kick off soon as the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has invited tenders for hiring a consultant to prepare the final plan for the construction of the bus stand. The project will take nearly a year and a half for its completion. The administration has identified 10 acres on the Patiala bypass connecting the Rajpura and Sirhind road, which belongs to the Improvement Trust. According to the proposal, while 3 acres will be used for setting up a workshop, the remaining 7 acres will be used for the construction of the new bus stand. With this, the long wait of Patialavis for an ultra-modern bus stand will come to an end. Earlier, Sukhbir Badal had laid the foundation stone of the Rs 300-crore ultra-modern fully AC bus stand for Patiala in 2009, but the project failed to take off following legal hitches. The 13.87 acre PRTC land, that was earmarked for the purpose and which was given on ...
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Ishan guides St Joseph’s to victory 21.6.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, June 18 

St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, defeated Vivek High School, Mohali, by 25 runs to enter the Sub-Junior Challenger Trophy final here on Monday. 

Batting first, the hosts St Joseph’s scored 129/6 in 20 overs; Ishan Gaba leading the way with a 49-run innings.  

Tejas was the most successful bowler for Vivek High, claiming 3/12. 

In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 104 runs in 18.5 overs. Pranav Kaushal claimed 3/13, while Jasjot Singh bagged 2/19 for St Joseph’s. Lakshay (21) was the top scorer for Vivek High. 

In another match, Knowledge Bus School, Kharar, registered a five-wicket win over Lakshay XI, Pinjore. 

Batting first, Pinjore boys were all out for 90 runs in 18 overs. In reply, the Kharar School scampered home with five wickets to spare. Ronak made 38 runs. — TNS

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Goes slow against hotel owners near bus stand 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, June 19 The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) is yet to act against alleged illegal construction by the owners of Corner Hotel in the city.  Officials say a report regarding the matter will be submitted to MC Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira on Wednesday and appropriate action on a number of points will be initiated. The corporation had earlier received a notice from the Public Works Department (PWD) regarding alleged illegal construction on the site in April, 2016, but the civic body failed to act on it for two years. The PWD letter demanded the MC to stop the alleged construction. Rather than acting against “change in its building plan”, the officials turned a blind eye to it. Later, after repeated complaints, the corporation sent a notice to the owner of the hotel on May 30 this year, demanding clarification regarding the extended construction. As per the records accessed by The Tribune, a sale deed was signed by the Punjab Government and the proprietors of the hotel ...
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Kin of man crushed by HRTC bus get Rs 21 lakh 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 After a father of two was crushed by an HRTC bus while he was getting down from it, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) awarded his family Rs 21 lakh. Arvind Kumar Sharma was getting down in Zirakpur in October last year when the bus drove off and Sharma was crushed under its wheels. As per the complaint, on October 23, 2017, when the bus reached on the bus stop of Zirakpur, near Singhpura turn, the driver of the bus stopped his bus. While passengers were getting down from the front door of the bus, the driver of the bus moved his bus all of a sudden, without caring for the passengers who were still in the process of getting down and without waiting for the whistle of the conductor. As a result, Sharma fell on the road and was dragged by the bus. His body was struck by the rear tyre of the aforesaid bus. Sharma was taken to a hospital but died during treatment. A case was registered against the driver, Jagdev, alias Jagdeb Singh. The driver and HRTC in their ...
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MC takes strict action against wrong parking 21.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune news service 

Chandigarh, June 19 

The enforcement team of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Tuesday, conducted a special drive to remove wrong parking of vehicles from footpath and grounds in Sector 17 and removed 17 four-wheelers and 20 two-wheelers. 

Keeping in view the road safety measures, the MCC has started special drives to remove illegal parking of vehicles from road sides and grounds from June 18. These special teams of enforcement wing have been formed to remove these illegal parking throughout the city. 

Meanwhile, the MC has also started dumping the impounded vehicles at multi-level scooter parking. In the absence of the designated place, the MC used the public parking place for keeping the vehicles.

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3 yrs after rape in Chandigarh, US woman recounts horror 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 20 She still remembers the pleasant April day in 2015. The bus journey from Rishikesh to Chandigarh had been a bit rough but it was exciting. She had wanted to stay back a little longer in Uttarakhand but time was a problem. Three months after she came from USA on a tourist visa, she was happy with her long-awaited India trip and was ready to go home. And then suddenly her dream vacation turned into a nightmare. In an assault that shocked and shamed Chandigarh, Cathy was raped by two men who promised to help her find a hotel for the night before she could take a cab to Delhi. The days that followed were sheer horror. Three years after that fateful night of April 17, Cathy, now 31, spoke about her attack for the first time in an exclusive conversation with The Tribune. “I was to fly to France the next day from Delhi after arriving in Chandigarh from Rishikesh,” she said.  “When I got down from the bus, I went with a man called Baldev (the main accused in the case who ...
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Clogged roads in dire need of remedial measures 21.6.2018 The Tribune
SK Saluja Chandigarh, being the capital of two states has grown at a faster pace than expected, and so is the traffic. Unfortunately, the scope of widening the roads is limited. Remedial measures such as replacing rotaries with traffic lights, plugging cross movement within various sectors, optimising traffic signals to smoothen the traffic and upgrading public transport system are being implemented in Chandigarh since long. Now, the time has come to think deeply into the issue to address this swelling concern by implementing eco-friendly measures that will take the city one step forward towards Smart City concept. A few such measures include implementation of more traffic rules such as restricting to lane movement, constant speed movement for smooth movement, dedicated lanes for two-wheelers and cyclists for decongesting the traffic, tapping and encouraging government employees to use public transport by providing them dedicated transport system, optimum utilisation of available space for traffic ...
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Futuristic city needs smart public transport 21.6.2018 The Tribune
SK Khosla The Chandigarh Administration has been making plans and proposals in a piecemeal fashion to check the traffic woes in City Beautiful, but hardly does anything concrete. Several instances are there when many dignitaries have paid lip service to riding bicycles on specific occasions, just for publicity. The Metro project has almost been scrapped after spending money of the tax payers. Over the years, nobody has thought of giving a re-look to the transport system. With an area of 114 sq km, Chandigarh has witnessed a rapid growth in the number of motor vehicles. The furious pace of motorisation had led to severe traffic congestion and air pollution, adversely impacting the well-being of people, the energy security of the city and the economic efficiency. Policies to deal with these problems have aimed at improving our public transport system in the belief that this will enable people to shift from using personal vehicles. Public transport uses less road space, consumes less fuel and emits fewer ...
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Another village ravaged, miners dig deep 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, June 20 With more areas, that have fallen prey to illegal mining on the periphery of Chandigarh, coming to light, the murderous attack on forest officials has placed the spotlight on another village being ravaged by the sand mafia. Seonk, the picturesque village that houses Jayanti Dam and the nearby Jayanti Devi temple, is the latest victim. While the Majri-Khizrabad belt in the area has been depleted of most of its sand over the years, Seonk is fast losing its natural resources. About 2 km from the dam, a rough terrain inside the forest takes you to trenches extending over at least 5 km from where earth has been dug up. A visit by this correspondent on Wednesday showed fresh tyre marks in the area, indicating that the illegal activity is on. The area that has been dug up is a rich source of sand as before the construction of Jayanti Dam, the rivulet used to flow through it. As the flow of the water was stopped towards the area by the dam, a large part of the area dried up. ...
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For private bus operators, traffic rules are last thing to be observed 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 20 Private buses run by various transport companies in the region continue to violate traffic norms in the city. Whether it is picking passengers from undesignated bus stops, blowing pressure horns, jumping traffic lights, speeding and overloading, private bus operators are often seen indulging in such practices without any fear of law. Frequent traffic jams are witnessed in various parts of the city as private bus operators pick and drop passengers from undesignated bus stops on roadsides. Such scenes are common outside the local bus stand, on Ferozepur Road, Chandigarh Road and Jalandhar bypass. Though the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in association with the traffic police has stepped up its drive to curb the menace of noise pollution caused by the use of pressure horns by drivers of trucks and buses, the problem still persists. Many bus and truck drivers were issued challans during the past few days for using pressure horns, but the move failed to yield ...
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Kingpin of drug peddlers’ gang nabbed with opium 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 20 The police have nabbed the kingpin of an interstate gang of drug peddlers, who were involved in supplying drugs and narcotics in the region, with 400 gm of opium. He has been identified as Rajbir Singh of Sitar Ganj village, under the Faridpur police station, in Bareilly district of UP. City SHO Harjinder Singh said a police party nabbed Rajbir at a naka on the Jagera road while he was going to deliver a consignment of opium to some peddler here. The police are yet to ascertain the identity of other members of the gang and the local buyer of the consignment. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect had been supplying drugs and narcotics in the region for over a year. He was never caught as he used to travel by public transport. A perusal of the FIR registered under Section 18/61/85 of the NDPS Act revealed that the suspect had allowed search of his belongings only in the presence of Deputy Superintendent of Police-Amargarh Palwinder Singh ...
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Jaipur Metro extension: Suggestions of citizens invited 21.6.2018 DNA: Money
Recommended to be implemented in two stages, the second phase of Jaipur metro is proposed to be extended to VKI in North and to outer ring road in South. The recommendations have been made at the new comprehensive mobility plan of Jaipur metro that has been made public on Wednesday to invite public suggestions.  The study carried out by Egis Rail has evaluated 8 possible alignments for the phase-II of metro including the initially proposed alignment of Sitapura-Ambabari. It has held the previously proposed model viable if further extended a little further at both ends.  The new proposed route has also been altered a little from the original plan to connect Airport and Collectorate and increases the length of the North-South Corridor to 38 kilometres from 23 kilometres proposed initially. The extension though is expected to considerably increase the cost of the mega-transport project, the study suggests its necessary to increase the passenger load and add viability.  “The ridership would be moderate at ...
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ICC reveals schedule of Test championship 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Dubai, June 20  The International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled details of a revamped match schedule on Wednesday which will underpin its inaugural World Test Championship starting next year. The long-awaited Championship, involving the nine top-ranked Test nations competing in a league between July 15, 2019 to April 30, 2021, has been designed to give more meaning to Test series for cricket fans. The revamped Future Tours Programme (FTP), starting with the Ashes series in England next year, will see teams play three home and away series over a two-year cycle. The top two teams will then progress to a June 2021 final. The ICC also announced the creation of a 13-team One-day International (ODI) league. It will be made up of the 12 Test-playing nations, along with the Netherlands, the winners of the World Cricket League Championship. The ODI league will serve as a qualification pathway for the 2023 World Cup. Hosts India and the seven highest-ranked sides in the league on March 31, 2022, qualify directly ...
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