Parents get maintenance allowance from errant son

CHANDIGARH - Ousting his aged parents from their home has cost a Jalandhar man dearly.

A tribunal in Jalandhar city, 150 km from here, has ordered Kamaljeet Singh to pay a monthly maintenance of Rs.10,000 to his parents and also to allow them to live peacefully in their house there, Punjab’s advocate general H.S. Mattewal said Saturday.

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Punjab Police asked to submit report on women cells’ working

CHANDIGARH - Acting on a complaint by a city-based NGO, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission Saturday sought a report from the state police chief about the functioning of women cells meant to deal with cases of dowry demands, domestic violence and matrimonial disputes.

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Family forced out of village, court seeks response from government

CHANDIGARH - The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday sought a response from the Haryana government and police, on a complaint by a family forced to leave their native village after pressure from a “khap panchayat” (caste council) for “flouting custom”.

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Haryana family moves court against caste council

CHANDIGARH - Forced to leave their village in Haryana for marrying their son Ravinder Singh Gehlout to a girl from the same clan, his family Wednesday approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek police protection, a lawyer said.

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Chandigarh taxes man’s best friend

CHANDIGARH - Dogs are considered man’s best friend. But try to keep your friends’ circle to two, for authorities here have imposed a tax on the third dog you may keep.

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Court awards life term to Delhi dentist for husband’s murder

CHANDIGARH - A local court Monday sentenced to life imprisonment a Delhi-based dentist for the murder of her husband six years ago.

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Delhi dentist convicted for husband’s murder

CHANDIGARH - A Delhi-based dentist was Saturday convicted for the chilling murder six years ago of her husband, who headed one of the biggest security agencies in the country. The quantum of punishment will be announced Monday.

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Court orders abortion of mentally-challenged rape victim

CHANDIGARH - The Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday asked the union territory (UT) administration here to get the pregnancy of a 19-year-old mentally challenged rape victim terminated medically.

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Chandigarh man gets death for sodomy, murder of 6-year-old

CHANDIGARH - A man, who sodomized and later murdered a six-year-old boy, was given the death sentence by a court here Friday.

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Indian Army dismisses woman officer for disobedience

CHANDIGARH - An army court has ordered the dismissal of a woman officer on grounds of disobedience for falsely accusing three of her senior colleagues of sexual harassment, a lawyer said here Saturday.

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