Series of thefts worry Ghazipur residents

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MOHALI: The series of thefts in the past one week has instilled fear amongst the residents of housing societies in Ghazipur area of Zirakpur. The impact has been such that residents are now mulling over leaving their houses for safer places. Ananta Homes, Chandigarh Enclave, Aero Homes, General Enclave and Savitri Green part II—all located on Ghazipur road in Zirakpur— are the most targeted societies in the area. On Sunday, two armed dacoits forcibly entered four houses in Ananta Homes housing society and stole gold, silver jewellery and cash to…

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Centre allots additional 140 MW power to UT

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CHANDIGARH: City residents can expect uninterrupted supply of power during summer as the ministry of power has enhanced the unallocated electricity quota, which will help reduce supply losses. The ministry has enhanced the unallocated quota from 10% to 14%. With the increase in the unallocated quota, UT electricity department will get additional 140 megawatt (MW) of power. The additional power will help the department to meet the peak-hour demand or the period of high consumer demand. The gap between the projected peak power and available power reaches maximum during the…

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Tenders to construct cycle tracks in Mohali

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MOHALI: The Mohali municipal corporation (MC) has called for expression of interest for construction of cycle tracks in the city. With this, Mohali city is all set to get its first-ever cycle tracks ready by June end, said municipal commissioner Sandeep Hans. Hans said the civic body had recently allotted work order for preparing detailed project report (DPR) for construction of cycle track that has been received by the MC. The work order was issued to Panchkula-based consultant S T Associates for preparing the DPR for cycle tracks along with…

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Mohali SSP verbally abused me: Women’s panel head

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MOHALI: Punjab State Women’s Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati has levelled allegations of disrespect and abuse against SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal. She has also filed a written complaint against him to Union home minister Rajnath Singh, Punjab governor V P Singh Badnore and chief minister Amarinder Singh. Gulati said, “It was very wrong on part of an IPS officer of being rude, abusive and showing disrespect to a woman officer. My fault was that I called up the SSP to know the status of the complaint of a victim of sexual…

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10th board: 44.43% students pass in Panchkula

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PANCHKULA: A 44.43% pass percentage pushed Panchkula to 16th position out of 22 districts in the Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) Class X exams, the results of which were announced on Monday. Out of a total of 5,026 students who appeared in the examinations, only 2,233 students passed in the district. The pass percentage of girls remained high. As many as 1,331 girls out of 2,502 passed the exams (53.20%). On the other hand, only 902 boys out of 2,524 boys passed the exams (35.74%). The overall pass percentage…

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Why Shatabdi time not cut down by hour: Panel

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CHANDIGARH: The parliamentary standing committee on railways on Monday asked Northern Railway officials why the travel time of Shatabdi Express plying between Chandigarh and New Delhi has not been cut down by an hour after the Dappar-Chandigarh double lane track was open for traffic on March 22. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, chairman, parliamentary standing committee on railways, posed the query during an inspection of the Chandigarh railway station on Monday, wanting to know about the existing speed of the train. The railway officials responded that the speed could be increased if the…

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Experts: Car fires due to modification, accessories

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MOHALI: With the summer season at its peak, various incidents of cars catching fire on the road are being reported. A car fire can be caused due to a variety of reasons. According to experts, one of the cause is modification of vehicles done with poor quality of accessories and loose wire fittings in the car. Another major reason of vehicles catching fire various gases that gather in the fuel tank while the vehicle is exposed to direct and extreme sunlight for long duration. Apart from that, manufacturing fault is…

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Mohali SSP verbally abused me, says women panel chief

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MOHALI: Punjab State Women’s Commission chairperson Manisha Gulati has levelled allegations of disrespect and abuse against SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal. She has also filed a written complaint against him to Union home minister Rajnath Singh, Punjab governor V P Singh Badnore and chief minister Amarinder Singh. Gulati said, “It was very wrong on part of an IPS officer of being rude, abusive and showing disrespect to a woman officer. My fault was that I called up the SSP to know the status of the complaint of a victim of sexual…

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Punjab: VB sleuths raid RTA secy office

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A team led by an SP rank officer raided the office of secretary, regional transport authority (RTA) to scrutinise and confiscate documents pertaining to the last ten years. The vigilance bureau (VB) team stated that they had received a complaint regarding evasion of taxes at the RTA office which needed to be investigated.

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