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Interstate panel paves way for ring road around cityHaryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi flanked by UT Adviser Parimal Rai (left) and Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh discusses the proposed ring road in Chandigarh on Friday.

Interstate panel paves way for ring road around city

UT to involve Punjab, Haryana for comprehensive mobility plan18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:An interstate committee of the UT, Haryana and Punjab has approved the construction of a ring road around the city.

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Tribune News Service 

Chandigarh, November 17 

An interstate committee of the UT, Haryana and Punjab has approved the construction of a ring road around the city.

The decision came during a meeting of the high-level committee of Haryana, Punjab and UT regarding integrated planning and development of Chandigarh region held here today.

Haryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi, Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh and Adviser to the UT Administrator Parimal Rai attended the meeting.

The proposed ring road will reduce traffic congestion on the city’s arterial roads — Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg. It will link the expressway project of GMADA near Mullanpur and Banur. The propsed ring road will go up to Baddi and some parts of Haryana.

During the meeting, it was also decided to improve connectivity in the tricity.  It was decided that Punjab and Haryana will be involved in the making of a comprehensive mobility plan of Chandigarh. The UT has already started the work on it. Discussions were also held on ensuring seamless connectivity between the UT and the states of Haryana and Punjab.

The neighbouring states have agreed to construct a 700-metre road between Sector 20, Panchkula, and Peer Muchalla in Punjab, and construct a bridge over Ghaggar river to facilitate traffic coming from Sector 25 and 26 in Panchkula. It was also decided to construct an alternative road to the Chandigarh international airport. A technical survey will be conducted for the purpose.

It was decided that Haryana would start the work of widening of a road in the Panchkula area leading to Hallomajra in Chandigarh to ensure free flow of traffic.

Punjab and Chandigarh agreed on approaching the Railway department for getting an RUB constructed near the Baltana railway crossing. 

The Administration informed that it would acquire land to connect with two additional approach roads to Punjab — one will connect at Vikas Marg and the other Dakshin Marg.

22-yr-old gangraped by auto driver, 2 others

22-yr-old gangraped by auto driver, 2 others

18 Nov 2017 | 3:11 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 22-year-old girl was reportedly gangraped by three persons, including an auto-rickshaw driver, at the forest area in Sector 53 here late on Friday evening.

Power employee ‘manhandled’ during enforcement drive, dies

Power employee ‘manhandled’ during enforcement drive, dies

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:A substation attendant of the UT Electricity Department died under mysterious circumstances today.

Long route trains delayed

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

Chandigarh: Long route trains continue to run late on Friday. The Unchahar Express (14217), which was supposed to reach the Chandigarh railway station at 9.25 am, reached the city at 4.40 pm.

PU Syndicate to decide on SSP’s admission to LLB

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:After Chandigarh DGP Tajender Singh Luthra, will Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, bend rules to allow admission of SSP (Traffic) Shashank Anand to the three-year LLB course? The Syndicate will take a decision on it on November 19.

Media fest kicks off on a high note

Media fest kicks off on a high note

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Students of the School of Communication Studies (SCS), Panjab University, flagged off their media fest ‘Soch’, here today.

Transgenders’ issues to be taken up too

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:After the UT Transgender Welfare Board raised issues of transgenders with Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, it has decided to discuss these for the first time during the upcoming Syndicate meeting on November 19.

FIR against schools

Mohali admn to review decision

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali administration, which has booked the management of six private schools for not adhering to its recent directions on the change of school timings following smog and bad weather, has decided to review its decision.

Restaurateur attacked

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PANCHKULA:The owner of Five Degree restaurant, Sector 5, Panchkula, has lodged a complaint with the police that some unknown persons attacked him and tried to rob him last night.

One dies in road accident

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

Kharar: Chuhar Singh, a resident of Mankheri village here, died after he was knocked down by a speeding motorcycle near the village on the Kharar-Morinda road on Friday.

SD College student’s death

Kin hand over Tanishq’s second laptop to cops

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PANCHKULA:In a case relating to the death of 19-year-old SD College student Tanishq Bhasin, his family handed over one more laptop of the deceased to the police.

Excise crackdown on bars, clubs

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major crackdown on erring bars, clubs, restaurants and liquor vends, the Department of Excise and Taxation has imposed a penalty of more than Rs 12 lakh for violation of the provisions of the Excise Policy.

Accident victim dies at hospital

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

MOHALI:A woman (36), who met with a road accident, succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Sector 71, here.

2 held for attacking NSUI leader on varsity campus

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police have arrested 2 National Students Union of India (NSUI) members for attacking an NSUI leader on the Panjab University (PU) campus.

Man gets 15-yr jail for minor’s abduction, rape

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court today sentenced a man convicted of kidnapping and raping a five-year-old girl to 15 years of imprisonment.

7 gold chains, four stolen two-wheelers recovered from snatcher brother duo

7 gold chains, four stolen two-wheelers recovered from snatcher brother duo

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Seven gold chains, a pair gold earrings and four stolen two-wheelers have been recovered from the two brothers who were arrested by the crime branch of the UT police for snatchings in the city.

Proclaimed offender held for INSO leader’s murder

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Police arrested one of the accused in the murder of an INSO leader, which was reported in Sector 44 here last year.

2 women nabbed for stealing gold bangle

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two women have been arrested for stealing a gold bangle from a woman by cutting it with a cutter at the PGI.

One held for outraging woman’s modesty

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:A man, a resident of a colony in Sector 25, was arrested for stalking and outraging the modesty of a woman.

Defacement of Property Act

108 cases filed, UT tells HC

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Just over two months after the Chandigarh Administration made clear its intent to carry out day-to-day monitoring of defacement in the city, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was today told that over 100 FIRs were registered.

Church priest held for fraud

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

Mohali: The police have arrested a priest of church for fraudulently withdrawing money from a private bank account of a person, living abroad, here.

Miscreants pose as cops, make way with woman’s jewellery

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Unidentified miscreants, who were posing as cops, duped a 55-year-old woman of a gold chain and two gold ‘karas’ on Madhya Marg in Sector 26 here.

Top seeds march ahead

Top seeds march ahead

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Dhruv Rawat of Uttarakhand humbled 12th seed Pranay R of Andhra Pradesh 21-17 21-19 to enter the boys’ U-17 quarterfinals at the 26th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament here today.

Haryana, Punjab ease into semis

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Hockey Haryana drubbed Hockey Jharkhand 11-1 to ease into the semifinals the 2nd Hockey India five-a-side Senior National Championship for Women at the Pune’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium here today.

Now, city stadiums to remain open on Sundays

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Considering the long-pending demand of city sportspersons, the UT Sports Department has decided to keep open all the stadiums on Sundays.

Now, city stadiums to remain open on Sundays

Now, city stadiums to remain open on Sundays

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Considering the long-pending demand of city sportspersons, the UT Sports Department has decided to keep open all the stadiums on Sundays.

Udhav helps Challengers to 2-run victory

18 Nov 2017 | 1:40 AM

CHANDIGARH: Udhav Jindal shone with both bat and ball as Challengers beat Warriors by two runs in a nail biting finish in the ongoing U-12 cricket tournament being played at St. Soldiers School grounds here today.

Achiever’s Club clinch junior TT title

Achiever’s Club clinch junior TT title

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:Achievers’ Club beat United Club 3-1 to win the junior boys’ (U-18) title on the second day of the 30th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy here today.

Blast at mustard oil factory

Explosives experts from Chd visit spot

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PATIALA:A four-member team of explosives experts from Chandigarh today visited the mustard oil factory near the Mirch Mandi area to ascertain the cause of blast that occurred in the wee hours of Thursday.

Artistes pay tributes to Pandit Nehru

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PATIALA:National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, celebrated ‘Nehru Jayanti’ as Chacha Nehru cultural and felicitation function at the Bhasha Bhavan here.

Bolstered by HC order, SAD wants Khaira to resign

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PATIALA:The dismissal of the writ petition of the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Sukhpal Khaira, in which he had sought the quashing of the summons issued by a Fazilka court in a 2015 drug-seizure case by the Punjab and Hrayana High Court has brought him in the line of fire.

Primary voter lists published

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PATIALA:Under a programme of the Punjab Election Commission, primary voter lists of the MC, Patiala, has been published by the administration.

Don’t allow underage students to come to school on two-wheelers, says SDM

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

NABHA:Concerned over the killing of two motorcycle-borne students in an accident recently, the administration has directed schools in this sub-division to not to allow underage students to come on two-wheelers.

Go organic, farmers urged

Go organic, farmers urged

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PATIALA:Markfed, one of the Asia’s biggest cooperative organisation, organised a seminar at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) to mark the week-long celebrations of the 64th All-India Cooperative Week.

Works by young amateur artists displayed

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

PATIALA:‘Kaleidoscope’, an arts and photography exhibition, was organised by the Fine Arts and Photography Society (FAPS) of Thapar Institute, Patiala.

CollegE notes

Blankets, woollens distributed

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

Patiala: The Computonics Club of the Post Graduate Department of Computer Science of Khalsa College, Patiala, distributed blankets, woollens and eatables among theneedy in view of the cold wave blowing in the region.

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SGGS holds IT competitions

18 Nov 2017 | 1:39 AM

Chandigarh: TechMates, a student club of the Computer Science Department at Sri Guru Gobind Singh (SGGS) College, Sector 26, conducted a series of events this week.

Dowry case

Mumbai man, parents get 2-yr jail

17 Nov 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court awarded two-year jail to a Mumbai resident and his parents in a dowry case.

Driving sans pollution certificate? Be ready to cough up penalty

17 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:In view of the increasing pollution level in the city, the traffic police and the State Transport Authority will hold a drive against vehicles violating the pollution norms.

Cop held for setting Innova on fire

17 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

AUTO-RICKSHAW:Chandigarh: A Punjab Police constable was arrested by the UT police for allegedly setting an Innova Crysta on fire at Sector 15.

Snatchings

Two brothers, natives of Jalandhar, held

17 Nov 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:Two brothers, natives of Jalandhar, have been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police for snatchings in Chandigarh.

Now, CHB to fix faults in your houses

Now, CHB to fix faults in your houses

17 Nov 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:Next time you have any complaints related to the maintenance of houses such as leakage, faulty water taps or broken doors, you need not worry about searching for the right person as the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to start subsidiary companies for maintenance purposes.

DAV, St. John’s cagers win

17 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

Chandigarh: KB DAV School, Sector 7, beat Aurboindo School, Sector 27, 24-15 in the ongoing Brother Kyle Basketball Tournament held here on Thursday.

Cager Amritpal makes Kings’ starting line-up

17 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amritpal Singh has become first Indian to feature in the starting line-up of a National Basketball League (NBL) team.

GNDU cyclists clinch gold, bronze for PU

17 Nov 2017 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA: Ashu Sharma, Amrita Reghunath, Vaishnavi Sanjay and Komal Tiwari of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, clocked 44:54.307s to clinch the gold medal in the women’s 30km team time trial event on the opening day of the All-India Inter-University Road Cycling Championship for Women, which began at the Punjabi University here today.

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