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HC seeks info on crackers licences from Pb, Har, C’garh

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Concerned over the pollution from fireworks, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the two states and the Union territory of Chandigarh asking them to furnish by tomorrow details of licences issued for sale of crackers. The development comes days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till […]

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SC seeks Centre’s reply on compensating 10-yr-old rape victim

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Chandigarh administration to respond to a plea seeking Rs 10 lakh compensation for a 10-year-old rape victim, who delivered a baby yesterday. The minor girl, whose plea seeking permission to undergo termination of pregnancy was earlier turned down by the apex court following a medical report, […]

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NGT Rs 5,000 fine on use of plastic in Chandigarh

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In an effort to make the city pollution-free, the National Green Tribunal today announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone found using or dealing with plastic material in Chandigarh. It also slammed the Chandigarh administration and civic authorities for their lackadaisical approach in implementing the ban order on plastic. “There shall be complete prohibition […]

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NGT panel to study groundwater contamination

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The National Green Tribunal today formed an expert-level committee to study and analyse the ground water contamination in several districts of Punjab and termed it a serious issue. “Out of the total 76 samples collected from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bhatinda, Mohali and Gurdaspur by Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), 56 samples were found to be […]

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Unscrupulous builders should not be spared: NCDRC

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The apex consumer commission has dismissed an appeal filed by a real estate developer against a direction to pay nearly Rs 65 lakh to two persons who had jointly booked a flat in its project, saying “unscrupulous” builders who take to litigation “to cover up their faults” should not be spared. A bench of National […]

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Visiting rape victim: Scheduled Castes panel slams Ramdev

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National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Sunday slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev for visiting the minor girl who was allegedly raped by five constables, saying it had breached the sensitivity of the matter. “The act of Ramdev has hurt the sentiments of the family,” NCSC vice Chairman Raj Kumar Verka told the media after […]

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Man kills self after trying to murder second wife

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Samoun Masih, a 32-year old man, killed himself with a country-made weapon inside his Maruti Swift after he shot at his second wife Anita, who had a narrow escape, in Sector 44 at around 8:15 am on Friday. The son of a retired police constable and resident of Baltana, Zirakpur, Samoun had strained relations with […]

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Chandigarh to have high security number plates

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Motor vehicle owners in the union territory (UT) of Chandigarh will have to shift to new high security registration number plates for their vehicles from August 1, an official said here on Tuesday. The UT’s home department on Monday notified the implementation of the ‘High Security Registration Plates in the Union Territory of Chandigarh Scheme, […]

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‘Legally literate’ Chandigarh students to help needy

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Thanks to a novel initiative, legal nitty-gritty will be taught to students in government schools and colleges in Chandigarh so that they can help the poor and the needy get better access to justice. Student Legal Literacy Clubs in these institutions will be a unique platform for spreading legal literacy among people who have no […]

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