Crackdown on a prostitution racket, police raided seven spa centers along VIP Road in Zirakpur on Saturday. The owner of one of the establishments and two customers were arrested.
Acting on a tip-off, police teams led by Station Officer (SHO) Deepinder Singh raided the establishments. The SHO said: “During the raids, a sex racket was busted and arrests were made as a result. We detained 39 women and interrogated them. However, the women were not arrested because they were victims.
The SHO said efforts were underway to arrest the owners of the other six spas. The defendants were convicted under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 370 (punishment for trafficking) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Prevention of Immoral Traffic Act 1956.
Chandīgarh | Denying membership costs principal secy health, CGHS 25k
The District Consumer Dispute Redress Commission penalized the Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, and the Central Government Health Plan through the Additional Director for failing to issue membership to a judicial member of the Railway Claims Tribunal. Dutt said the aforementioned acts amounted to a lack of service and unfair business practices. He also ordered them to pay ₹10,000 as compensation for service deficiency and unfair business practices and to pay ₹7,000 as litigation costs.
When Rahul Sharma knocked down Sachin Tendulkar, only to be knocked down by the master blaster
When leg spinner Rahul Sharma fired legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in an IPL match in 2011 while playing for the Pune Warriors, tall and lanky Rahul caught the eye with his broken leg. Tendulkar praised the spinner born in Jalandhar. People compared him to Anil Kumble, India’s most successful, and within months he won the Indian team spot. A nagging back injury followed by a knee injury further put Rahul’s cricket career on the line.
EWS Admissions in Chandigarh Schools will be online for the next academic session
The UT Department of Education plans to bring the admissions process for students in the economically weaker section online for the next academic session – the process for which will begin this year in November. The decision to take the admissions process online is part of several initiatives taken by the UT Department of Education in an effort to increase transparency. Public school attendance is also coming online this term as part of the broader efforts.
Chandigarh best among UT in solar power installations
City Beautiful has been ranked among the best in UT for solar power installation and was recognized in a ceremony hosted by the Association of State Renewable Energy Agencies, formed by the Department of Energy. New and Renewable Energy Union, during its 8th Foundation Day Ceremony in Cochin, Kerala. The Chandigarh Renewable Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (CREST) was also recognized for achieving the second highest renewable energy capacity as of March 31.
Bribery allegations: Punjab University launches investigation and transfers JE
Days after the Panjab University Field Workers Union wrote to the university, alleging bribery by a young engineer, JE Lovish was transferred from the construction office pending an investigation. PU Registrar YP Verma said: ‘The JE has been transferred from the construction office until the investigation is complete.’ The union had requested the transfer of JE and legal proceedings against him.