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Woman opens fire at auto driver following minor quarrel 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Woman opens fire at auto driver following minor quarrel
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Sena accuses Govt of overlooking objections to Mumbai DP 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Sena accuses Govt of overlooking objections to Mumbai DP
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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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Central Railway plans to build ROB for Diva residents 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The ROB had been sanctioned worth Rs 40 crore for many years.
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Commuters avoid railway bridge 'full of drug addicts' 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Bridge built at Elphinstone was not being used due to same reason.
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Three drunken youth trying to enter parliament held 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Three quarters of alcohol bottle have also been recovered from their possession.
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Vasundhara Raje talks development, offers rewards in Pipalda 21.6.2018 DNA: Money
Continuing on her whirlwind tour under the jan samwad programme to establish people-to-people connect, chief minister Vasundhara Raje arrived in Pipalda, Kota to a warm reception by beneficiaries of government schemes. In her address to the locals, Raje spoke of development works worth Rs 1,500 crore that have been taken up by the state govenment over the last four years.  “There is visible transformation in Pipalda, where earlier nobody wanted to step in because of backwardness and unavailability of facilities,” Raje said on Wednesday, while speaking in Jan Samwad held in Etawa town of Pipelda area. She charged the previous Congress government of ignoring the assembly constituency. They spent only Rs 360 crore in the entire tenure, she added. Raje reminded the locals of the major development projects underway in the region that would benefit the towns and villages in Pipalda. She said the construction work of road highway project worth Rs121 crore for Gaita- Makheja bridge is underway, while ...
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Rs 3.45 lakh, gold stolen 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Phagwara: A villager’s house was reportedly burgled at Gannapind village near Phillaur on Tuesday night. The burglars entered Omman’s house after demolishing a wall and took away Rs 3.45 lakh in cash and 18-tola gold ornaments from the house. The police have registered a case. oc Three drug peddlers arrested Phagwara: The Phillaur police have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered a huge quantity of intoxicants from their possession on Tuesday night. The police seized 31 intoxicant injections from Vijay and Jaswant, both residents of Palakdin village, and 78 injections from Bal Krishan of Garrha village. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC Congress holds dharna Phagwara: Former Congress Minister Joginder Singh Maan led two protests at Kherra and Khalwara village against the Central government for the rise in fuel prices on Wednesday. Maan, while addressing the protesters, alleged that the union government could not control the price rise of essential commodities. Slogans were also ...
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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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Tobacco Act: Challans issued to shopkeepers 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, June 18 A team of health officials conducted raids and issued challans to 12 shopkeepers and other people under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) Act. The raids were conducted under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Changgi Sehat Channgi Soch’ mission on Monday. The team also collected Rs 1,500 as fine from  the offenders. The health officials conducted raids at the Shere Punjab market, on the Rajpura road, the Sirhind bypass road, near Punjabi University, Urban Estate and other places to check the sale of tobacco products. The officials said the team found that despite the ban, tobacco products were being sold at shops in various areas. Officials said the shopkeepers were selling lighters and open packets of cigarettes in violation of the Act. The officials said they issued challans to 12 shops and people under Sections 4 and 6 of the COTPA Act during the drive and also collected Rs 1,500 as fine. Dr Malkit Singh, nodal officer, district tobacco control cell, ...
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Two bags containing ATM card, cash stolen from car 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh: Two bags containing cash, documents and other valuables were stolen from a car parked near the stairs number two of Sukhna Lake. Complainant Gopal Singh, a native of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, told the police that he and his friends went to the lake after parking his car. On returning after 30 minutes, the complainant found that one of the doors of the car was open and two bags containing an ATM card, driving license, registration certificate of car, Rs 2,500 cash and mobile phones were stolen. The incident took place on Saturday night. A case has been registered. TNS Decomposed body found Chandigarh:  A decomposed body was found at the scrap market in Dhanas on Monday afternoon. The police received information about the body lying in a godown at the scrap market at 1.30 pm. The police said the victim had been identified as Raghu Nath (50), a native of Uttar Pradesh, who worked at a scrap shop in Dhanas. He was missing for the past 10 days. The body was shifted to the mortuary of the ...
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City police clueless day after robbery 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Patiala, June 19 A day after three unknown men shot dead two persons at a petrol pump in Patiala, the police are yet to identify the accused.  However, the police on Tuesday released a photo captured in a CCTV camera installed at the petrol pump and announced suitable award for anyone providing any information about the accused.  On Sunday night, three robbers on a bike shot dead two persons at a petrol station on the Patiala-Rajpura highway late Sunday night and decamped with Rs 11,000.  The victims were identified as canter driver and part-time employee Kuldeep Singh and Devinder Singh of Alampur village, who were having dinner at a nearby dhaba. He was shot as he tried to stop the fleeing robbers.  Even though the incident was captured on the CCTV cameras, the police are yet to trace the robbers. Two of them, armed with a pistol and a country-made revolver, fled towards Rajpura, crossing a toll plaza.  Sources said two of the three entered Patiala via the nearby toll plaza, as seen in the camera. ...
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Airport Road: Work on crash barriers begins 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Mohali, June 19 To prevent commuters from taking U-turns on Airport Road, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has started installing crash barriers. Currently, the work is in progress behind Sectors 70 and 71, where residents are mostly seen crossing these dividers carelessly. As the grills are missing in most of these parts, people cross over the dividers to shorten their routes through U- turns. GMADA is spending Rs 34 lakh in the first phase for this project. Chief Engineer, GMADA, Sunil Kansal, says: “In the next phase, we will install these crash barriers near the TDI buildings towards the Kharar end of Airport Road”. These barriers are made of strong metal alloys. These can bear stronger collisions, unlike the grills. The officials also claim that these barriers will not be easy to pull out.  As for the repair of the Airport Road, a final layer is yet to be added. XEN in charge of the project, Parminder Singh, informed that it was a part of the Rs 28 crore tender that was issued ...
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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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Villagers organise protest against temple demolition 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Kharar, June 19 Agitated villagers, along with the temple priests, blocked traffic and protest near Mamupur village, Kharar-Morinda highway, against the move to demolish an ancient temple in village Mamupur , for paving way for the 6-laning of Kharar-Ludhiana highway by National Highways Authority of India.  The dharna was led by Mahant Balbir Nath of Shiv Temple  in the village and Shiv Sena leaders Deepak Dhania and Sanjeev Kumar Singla.  The protesters said this temple was very old and there were samadhis (graveyards) of many deceased priests in this temple. “Instead of demolishing the temple, some alternative should be found for the 6-laning project,” the protestors demanded. They said a few days ago, some workers tried to demolish the temple, following which they were forced to launch the protest. Gharuan Police Station SHO Jatin Kapoor reached the spot and controlled the situation. Meanwhile, Mahant Balbir Nath and Shiv Sena leaders said they had met the officials concerned ...
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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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MCM DAV keeping up vision of academic excellence 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 Established in 1968, the MCM DAV College for Women stands tall in the field of higher education. The inception of the institution was dedicated to the exemplary contribution by Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, the former Chief Justice of India. Subsequently, the college (MCM) was named after the great visionary and educationist.  The college today boasts of a legacy which spans across 50 glorious years of its foundation. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, himself graced the precincts of the college to celebrate the golden jubilee of the college. Through these five decades, the MCM has persevered through every obstacle and challenge to become a brand in itself. At present, the college is progressing at a fast pace. Ushering into new heights, the MCM is embracing latest innovations with open arms. What makes the MCM an education maestro is its optimistic approach that strikes a fine balance between education for life and education for living.  As an institution, the ...
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Multi-level parking, multiple problems 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 Open defecation, leakage of rainwater and non-functioning lights and lifts are among some of the major problems being faced at the city’s first multi-level parking in Sector 17 that was constructed at a cost of around Rs 50 crore. Those visiting the multi-level parking said lack of facilities was one of the major reasons for its failure to attract motorists. According to the terms and conditions of the agreement executed with the Mumbai-based company, Arya Toll Infra Limited, which is looking after the “smart” parking lots in the city, managing the multi-level parking without any profit is also its responsibility. The company is depositing all earnings from the parking with the MC. The third floor of the multi-level parking is full of filth and is being used freely for defecation. While the city has been declared open defecation-free, the situation at the multi-level parking is pathetic. The stink makes it difficult to stay on the third floor, which remains mostly ...
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PU incident: Cops visit Gurugram 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh: The car, in which a girl was “forcibly” taken from outside a PU gate on Tuesday, has been found to be registered in Gurgaon. The police said the owner of the vehicle was being traced. Meanwhile, nobody has approached the police with the complaint of a missing person. A PU employee, who was crossing from PU gate No. II, had seen two youths having an argument with the girl and thrashing her. The employee said the youths had then forcefully taken the victim in a car bearing the Haryana number and fled the spot. The police were informed about the incident and an investigation was initiated. The police said a team had been sent to Gurgaon to verify the address and trace the vehicle owner. “We have not received any complaint regarding any girl missing from the PU or nearby sectors,” said a police official. Bag containing jewellery stolen Chandigarh: A bag containing gold and diamond jewellery was stolen by unknown persons from a house in Sector 36 here. Complainant Ashwani Thakur told the police ...
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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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