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11% interest for new loanees; 12% for old
HDFC borrowers allege rip-off

Chandigarh, May 24
Different rates of interest charged by a premier housing finance company has irked borrowers.While old borrowers have to pay 12 per cent as rate of interest on housing loans up to Rs 20 lakh, the HDFC is wooing new loanees by offering 11 per cent rate of interest.

Ice cream vendor murdered
Panchkula, May 24
Close on the heels of the murder of a retired Major-General and his wife in Sector 25 here, an ice cream vendor was found murdered in his tenement at Budhanpur village opposite Sector 16 here this morning.
Police officials at the murder site in Budhanpur village in Panchkula on Thursday
Police officials at the murder site in Budhanpur village in Panchkula on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

CA's Killing
Weapon found

Chandigarh, May 24
The Chandigarh Police today recovered the weapon and blood-stained clothes of Kanav Arora and Mandeep Singh, who murdered city-based chartered accountant Rajesh Goel on Tuesday.

CBSE result today
Chandigarh, May 24
The results of plus two examination conducted by the CBSE will be available at e-Sampark, e-Jan Sampark and e-Gram Sampark centres in the city tomorrow.




EARLIER STORIES

Niki’s father-in-law booked
Chandigarh, May 24
Mohali resident Niki Nalwa, who was arrested along with her paramour Brandy by the Mohali police in connection of the murder of her husband Sukhwinder Jit Singh, an engineer with Quark in 2005, has reported a case of theft and forgery against her father-in-law Inderjit Singh.

Amit Bhattacharjee He coaches balance
Chandigarh, May 24
He is a doctor with a difference. Dr Amit Bhattacharjee, a doctorate in sports psychology and management, has designed a special programme for students to ensure balance between studies and sports. To top it all, he does not charge anything for his services.

Another First
Hotel by hotel institute

Chandigarh, May 24
Hotel Chandigarh Beckons, a first-of-its-kind hotel in the country, will be inaugurated by Gen S.F.S. Rodrigues (Retd), Governor of Punjab and the UT Administrator, tomorrow.

COMMUNITY

Survey bares ultrasound abuse
Chandigarh, May 24
The government should limit the number of ultrasound centres and permission should be given only to radiologists to own and operate the machine.

Action sought against dera chief
Chandigarh, May 24
The president of the World Sikh Women Organisation, Shavinder Kaur Johal, has urged the union government to take action against the head of Dera Sacha Sauda for imitating Guru Gobind Singh.

TA photo exhibition from tomorrow
Chandigarh, May 24
To create awareness among the public about the Territorial Army (TA) and also to motivate civilians to join the organisation, the TA, in association with the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), will organise a photo exhibition at Government Museum and Art Gallery from May 26 to 30.

Journalists welcome wage board
Chandigarh, May 24
The Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists (CPUJ) has welcomed the constitution of the wage board for journalists and non-journalist employees of newspapers by the union government.

Ranikhet man collapses at railway station
Death cuts short vacation

Chandigarh, May 24
When he left his home in Ranikhet to board a train to Chandigarh day before yesterday, little did he realise that it would be his last journey. On vacation to Chandigarh, 50-year-old Harish Kumar could never reach his sister whom he had come to meet, as death arrived before his destination.

 
CRIME

9 hurt in mishap
Lalru, May 24
As many as nine persons were injured in a head-on collision between an auto rickshaw and a truck on the Lalru-Handesra road here today.

Rs 35,000, gold chain stolen from house
Chandigarh, May 24
The police today registered a case under section 380 of the IPC at the Mani Majra police station on a complaint of Narinder Kumar, a resident of Mani Majra, who alleged that Rs 35,000, a gold chain and a nose pin were stolen from his residence during the intervening night of May 22 and 23.

 
BUSINESS

12 traders challaned
Chandigarh, May 24
The department of legal metrology (weights and measures) has launched a special drive to check weights and measures being used by traders. The drive was carried under the Standard of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985.

 
EDUCATION

Computer Training
Exemption for teachers in special cases

Chandigarh, May 24
The UT education department issued a circular today in response to the resentment shown by four smart school teachers against the compulsory computer training programme during the summer vacations.

SSC declares results
Chandigarh, May 24
Interview result of the junior engineers examination conducted by the SSC in March/April, 2007, has been declared. The result is displayed on the notice board of the office of the deputy regional director (north west region), Kendriya Sadan, Sector 9-A, and is also available on www.sscresults.nic.in. — TNS

PGI, AIIMS counselling dates clash
Chandigarh, May 24
Medicos who have to attend counselling for admission to postgraduate degree courses at the PGI, Chandigarh, and the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, are in a quandary as the counselling dates for both institutes are clashing. The institutes have fixed June 11 as the date for counselling.

COURTS

high court
Hearing on dera violence plea adjourned

Chandigarh, May 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned for tomorrow the hearing on a petition seeking directions to Centre, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to control the unabated violence over Dera Sacha Sauda issue.

District Courts
Despite shortage, 7 chambers yet to be reallotted
Chandigarh, May 24
Even as lawyers are divided over the issue of cost of chambers at the proposed district courts complex in Sector 43 here, some chambers at the Sector 17 district courts complex have not been reallotted.

 
SPORTS

Government schools ‘neglecting’ sports
Chandigarh, May 24
The education department has conducted a detailed inspection of the sports infrastructure prevailing in government schools of the city. The inspection was carried out by K.S. Bharti, assistant director, sports, Chandigarh administration, under the aegis of director public instructions (schools) S.K. Setia.

COA under scanner
Chandigarh, May 24
The Chandigarh Olympic Association (COA) is under scanner for its alleged irregularities in maintenance of accounts, delay in conduct of elections and granting last-minute affiliations to new sports associations.

CFA players begin training at Germany
Chandigarh, May 24
Twelve trainees of the Chandigarh Football Academy began training at Sportschule Egidius Braun in Leipzig (Germany) today. According to information received by the Chandigarh sports department, the boys reached Germany last night and began training under A-Grade coach Avid.

157 get gradation certificate
Chandigarh, May 24
As many as 157 players of different disciplines were granted gradation certificate by the Chandigarh education department at the Sector 42 sports complex, here, today. A committee scrutinised the players before they were granted the certificate.


ADMINISTRATION

36 given jobs
Mohali, May 24
As many as 36 persons were given the letters of appointment on compassionate grounds by education minister Upinderjit Kaur at a camp held at Government Senior Secondary School here yesterday.

2 parking lots near DC’s office to be opened
Chandigarh, May 24
The UT engineering department has been asked to open two underground parking lots adjacent to the office of the deputy commissioner-cum-estate office in Sector 17 here. Minor repairs have to be carried out before making the parking lots operational.

Quality work focus, says MC chief engineer
Chandigarh, May 24
The new chief engineer of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, who joined here recently, has come up with an innovative idea to ensure quality of work.

 



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