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H C Arora advocate and RTI activist who fights for public cause
By SATINDER BAINS
CHANDIGARH: H.C. Arora, a practicing advocate in Punjab and High Court Chandigarh was in news recently when Punjab and Haryana High Court appointed him Amicus Curies(friends of the court) to assist court in the Orbit bus case. It was not first time that he stood for the public cause. He has got distinction of filing over 200 Public Interest Litigations (PILs) to protect the human rights of victims.
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How Badals are killing Punjab Roadways to promote their transport business ?
CHANDIGARH: The ruling Badal family has been adopting unethical methods to kill the public transport Punjab Roadways and promote their own transport business. While Badals are increasing fleet of their own transport companies, they are not adding buses in Punjab roadways forcing it to surrender route permits.
Punjab

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PSERC refused to admit PSPCL plea for tarrif hike to recover Rs.391 Cr from consumers
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has ruled out any tariff hike this year as sought by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). PSERC was hearing the views of public on Thursday regarding petition of PSPCL for recovery of Rs. 391.46 crore from consumers which the company had to pay to Government of India after coal mine was de-allocated by Supreme Court. The Chairperson PSERC opined that since tariff order for the current financial year has been issued no upward revision of tariff is possible now. The decision of PSERC would be applicable from next financial year.
National

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North states to have uniform tax structure to curb evasion
NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH : Five Northern States agreed upon to rationalize present tax regime by implementing a uniform tax structure (UTS) in these states including New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh with a view to eliminate evasion of taxes and curb smuggling of goods through state borders.
Regional

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Tibetans in Dharmshala observe International Soldarity Day with Tibet, Calls for Panchen Lama’s Release
By Vijyender Sharma
DHARMSHALA : Large Number of Tbetans and their supporters observed the International Solidarity Day with Tibet to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama at the TCV Day School Near Dharmshala .
Chandigarh

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Mercury soars but no drinking water for public in Chandigarh DC complex
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: he rising day temperature which is ruling above 40 degree C is dehydrating people but not the Chandigarh Administration, which is hardly took note of the situation prevailing behind DC’s office building in Sector 17. In such a situation drinking water comes to mind. People are looking for a tap to quench their thirst at a number of public places in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Administration claims to provide quality services to its residents but there is no provision of toilets and drinking water behind estate office building where hundreds of people visit daily for various works. 
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US Ambassador Richard R Verma gets Glimpses of Punjab’s Rich Cultural History at Khalsa College
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR :
 United States of America’s Ambassador in Delhi Richard R Verma today got glimpses of Punjab’s rich history and culture at historic Khalsa College, here. He arrived at the College with top Embassy officials and witnessed the Sikh History Research Library and Museum, housing rare manuscripts, documents, books and photographs, dating back to 17th and 18th century.
Crime & Justice

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Akali Sarpanch shot dead over sewer line layout in Patiala
PATIALA : An Akali sarpanch in Patiala district was shot dead after a dispute over layout plan of sewer pipeline being laid in his village. Police said that sarpanch of Paliaan village Palwinder Singh, who was also member of market committee of Bhadson town, was shot by Mewa Singh while supervising development works in his village around 8am on Thursday.
Health

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Entire food chain in Punjab adultrated, admits government
Now plans to launch campaign for detoxification, says Ranike
CHANDIGARH: SAD-BJP government today for the first time admitted that whole food chain in Punjab is adultrated and toxic bacteria and other hazardous elements in milk, egss, meat and other eatables are entering the human bodies. The state government has also decided to launch massive campaign to detoxify the food chain.
Sports

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Punjab Under-16 squad selected for 2015-16
By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Junior Selection Committee met at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium in Patiala to select the Punjab Under-16 team for 2015-16 season. The meeting was convened by Mr. M.P. Pandove, Secretary PCA and was attended by Pankaj Dharmani,Chairman (Patiala) Mr. Dinesh Puri, Member (Ludhiana), Mr. Aman Randev (Amritsar), Mr. Kailash Chander (Mohali), Mr. R.P. Singh (Chandigarh) and Mr.Ajit Singh (Jalandhar).
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Kings XI Punjab pledges to bowl out AIDS from Punjab
By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Kings XI Punjab, a community driven team in association with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Institute for Blind, organized a fun bowl out session with children with HIV & AIDS.
 
 
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