CHB plans to give land for housing to Pb, Har

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CHANDIGARH: Even as the employees of the UT administration are waiting for implementation of housing scheme since 2008, Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) plans to provide space to Punjab and Haryana for their employees in the upcoming project IT Habitat at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP). After taking approval from UT administrator VP Singh Bandore, the board will write to the government of Punjab and Haryana offering land for employees’ housing. The rate at which the land will be allocated will not be below the market rate. The Union ministry…

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Morni guest houses change work timing to dodge cops

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PANCHKULA: A month after a woman had alleged that she was raped by 40 persons over four days at a guest house in Morni, midnight has become the new opening time for the guest houses that were ordered to shut down for failing to produce documents to prove they were not functioning illegally. A reality check by team TOI on Saturday night found that guest houses in remote areas of Morni on Chunabhatti-Khera Bagra road and from Khera Bagra to Morni have started operations. Some of the guest houses were…

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Vistadome coaches likely to hit tracks by Nov

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CHANDIGARH: The tourists are in for a visual treat as Vistadome coaches will be ready to hit the track by November this year. For the Kalka-Shimla section, old coach CT-15, also known as Nihar, lying at the Shimla museum will be pressed into service soon. The Ambala division has already started the revamping of coaches at the Kalka station. The Vistadome coach will comprise a glass roof, air conditioning, designer lights and modified windows instead of the old wooden interiors. Earlier, the division had introduced this coach for tourists between…

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Airtel to pay customer Rs 35K for deficient service

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CHANDIGARH: The district consumer dispute redressal forum penalized Bharti Airtel for deficiency in service and causing harassment. The forum also directed Airtel to pay Rs 35,000 to the complainant. An income tax practitioner claimed to have suffered huge losses on account of deficient service on the part of the telecom firm. Vineet Krishan, a resident of Sector 9, Chandigarh, in his complaint, said he had been using a fixed landline and broadband connection of Airtel under the 1,533 plan. After some time, he saw an advertisement and in February 2017…

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Chandigarh to have more traffic lights soon

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CHANDIGARH: On the request of Chandigarh Traffic Police, the engineering department of Chandigarh administration has identified a number of places where traffic lights will be installed. With this, the number of traffic light points will reach 90. Sources said traffic police officials told the engineering department that traffic on these junctions, mainly rotaries of the city, has increased drastically. It is very difficult for Chandigarh police to man these junctions, which necessitates installation of traffic lights. Sources in the Chandigarh engineering department confirmed this and said the projects have already…

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Get ready for a rainy week, warns MeT

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CHANDIGARH: Going by meteorological department predictions, people better keep their umbrellas handy next week, as spells of rain are expected every day. Humidity levels are expected to rise and maximum and minimum temperature is likely to fluctuate. At 34 degrees Celsius, maximum temperature on Sunday was slightly higher than the level recorded on Saturday as there was no rain. On Saturday, it was 33.2 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperature was also recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal. On Saturday, it was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius, three degrees…

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One accused held in Baddi murder

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BADDI: The police on Saturday cracked the school principal murder case, with the arrest of the main conspirator and executor. A sessions court remanded Gurdev Singh (40), a resident of Nehla Khera village in Nalagarh, in seven-day police custody, said Baddi superintendent of police (SP) Rani Bindu Sachdeva. She said the motive and other details would become clear after further investigation and arrest of co-accused. Sachdeva said Section 120-B of the IPC was added to the FIR registered at Nalagarh. Earlier, police had registered a case against unknown persons under…

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Youth dies after taking drugs with friend: Police

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MOHALI: A 23-year-old youth died of suspected drug overdose at Government Multi-specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday afternoon. Dipinder Malik, who hailed from Hisar and was staying at a rented accommodation in Sector 21, Chandigarh, had taken drugs with his friend Akash Malik (23), a resident of Rajpura, in Sector 22 on Friday, police said. Both roamed around the city and then booked a room in a hotel in Nayagaon at 10.50pm. After a few minutes, Dipinder’s health deteriorated. Froth started oozing out from his mouth. Akash took him…

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