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Charge sheet against ED ex-Deputy Director in Unipay case Charge sheet against ED ex-Deputy Director in Unipay case


Chandigarh, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against its former Deputy Director Gurnam Singh alleging that he misrepresented the case of investors of Unipay ponzi schemes in collusion with an advocate, and took a bribe of Rs 4.5 crore from the promoters of the firm, the agency said on Friday.

The charge sheet, filed in a sessions court on Wednesday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), also mentions the names of Singh's wife Dalip Kaur and advocate Puneet Sharma, who was counsel of Unipay investors and represented the writ petitions before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

President Kovind Inaugurates 13th Edition of CII Agro Tech India President Kovind Inaugurates 13th Edition of CII Agro Tech India


Chandigarh, Hon’ble President of India, Sh. Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 13th CII Agro Tech India 2018, a premier Agri and Food Technology Fair, at the Parade Ground in Chandigarh today. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Indian agriculture needs a renewal of its marriage with contemporary technology; protection against climate change, price fluctuations and demand shocks; and sustained investment by and partnership with business. Together these will enhance agricultural value and competitiveness 

Punjabi must be made compulsory up to Matric- Dr. Cheema Punjabi must be made compulsory up to Matric- Dr. Cheema


Chandigarh The Chandigarh administration has offered the choice of Punjabi medium to the aspiring JBT candidates in its latest recruitment drive for hiring 418 JBT teachers for the schools across the UT after this issue was raised by the Shrimomani AKali Dal (SAD), terming it a step-motherly treatment to the Punjabi, an official language of Punjab in its own capital Chandigarh, UT.

'Battle of Longewala' hero Brig Chandpuri cremated with honours 'Battle of Longewala' hero Brig Chandpuri cremated with honours



Chandigarh, 1971 war hero Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, who held his post through the night in the now famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack of Pakistani tanks, was cremated with state honours here on Monday.

A decorated war veteran, Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday. He was 77 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

'Battle of Longewala' hero, Brigadier Chandpuri, passes away 'Battle of Longewala' hero, Brigadier Chandpuri, passes away

 

Chandigarh, Decorated war veteran and famous hero of the 'Battle of Longewala', Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said.

He was 77 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1 President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1



Chandigarh, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair, "CII AgroTech 2018", here on December 1.

The premier biennial four-day agro technology and business fair, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will be held from December 1 to 4 at the Sector 17 Parade Ground, Ajay S. Shriram, Chairman, CII Agro Tech 2018, said here on Saturday.

Chandigarh Press Club condemned gunpoint carjacking with TOI Journalist Chandigarh Press Club condemned gunpoint carjacking with TOI Journalist


Chandigarh 
The Chandigarh Press Club condemned the incident of gunpoint carjacking with Times of India Journalist Damini Goel, on the intervening night of November 8 and 9, at Amartex light point in Panchkula, when she was on her way back from office to home.

34 arrested in Chandigarh for violating order on crackers 34 arrested in Chandigarh for violating order on crackers

 

Chandigarh, The Chandigarh Police arrested 34 people on Diwali night for violating the Supreme Court orders on the timing for bursting of crackers.

"A total of 33 cases were registered under sections 188 IPC (Indian Penal Code) in which a total of 34 people were arrested (for) bursting firecrackers beyond the permissible time limit," a Chandigarh Police spokesman said on Thursday.

Light rains in Chandigarh, surrounding areas Light rains in Chandigarh, surrounding areas



Chandigarh, Chandigarh and its surrounding areas experienced light rains on Saturday.

The day's temperature dropped to around 19 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature in Chandigarh on Friday was 29.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 15.9 degrees, three notches above normal.

 Punjab Governor flags off rotary's gift of diwali for jawans Punjab Governor flags off rotary's gift of diwali for jawans


Chandigarh, Rotarians of Rotary District 3080 sent 5000 kg of sweets for jawans on Indian borders. The Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh Shri V.P. Singh Badnore, flagged off the two truckloads containing 5,000 boxes for jawans at Punjab Raj Bhavan here today.

Delhi pollution increased after Oct 25, Punjab to blame: Kejriwal Delhi pollution increased after Oct 25, Punjab to blame: Kejriwal

 

Chandigarh, Accusing the Punjab government for failing to control stubble burning of the harvested paddy crop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the pollution level had deteriorated in the national capital after October 25.

"We have seen abnormal increase in pollution level after October 25. This is nothing else but due to stubble burning in Punjab," Kejriwal told the media here.

Chandigarh amends notification to exempt Sikh women from wearing helmet Chandigarh amends notification to exempt Sikh women from wearing helmet

 

Chandigarh, Following pressure from the Sikh community and organizations, the Chandigarh Administration has amended its notification and allowed Sikh women to be exempt from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers.

With the new amendment, it will be optional for Sikh women to wear a protective headgear (helmet) while driving or riding a two-wheeler.

Two arrested in Punjab for militant links Two arrested in Punjab for militant links

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Police on Friday arrested two members of a Khalistani module allegedly engaged in propagating the Khalistani Referendum 2020 campaign by affixing banners and posters at public places in Amritsar city.

Sukhraj Singh and Malik Singh were arrested and materials used in making the banners and posters were seized from their possession, the police said.

Merger of Chandigarh DSP posts with DANIPS put on hold Merger of Chandigarh DSP posts with DANIPS put on hold



New Delhi, The Centre has put on hold a decision to merge the posts of Chandigarh Police Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) posts with DANIPS, a Home Ministry official said on Wednesday.

"Notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs dated September 25 merging the posts of DSPs of Chandigarh Police with that of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS) has been kept in abeyance till further orders," said the official.