City Briefs: Nepalese man crushed under train

Nepalese man crushed under train

Chandigarh: The Kalka Shatabdi (12011), which arrives in Chandigarh at 11:05 am, reached the city 45 minutes late on Thursday owing to an accident at the Ambala station, where a man died after being run over by the train. The victim, Kiran Raye (20), was a Nepalese national. Rs 7,300 and two mobile phones were recovered from his pockets. He reportedly boarded the train by mistake and tried to get off after it started moving. According to an eye witness, his bag got stuck as a result of which he lost his balance and came between the platform and train.

SBI Life Insurance company penalised

CHANDIGARH: Finding the features to be different from what an insurance agent explained, a customer moved the Consumer Forum accusing a bank of 'unfair trade practices'. Accepting the complaint, the Forum has slapped a penalty of Rs 50,000 on SBI Life Insurance, while holding them guilty for 'deficiency in services'. R S Multani, a Sector 8 resident, had purchased the SBI 'Shubh Nivesh Policy' under which the agent assured the complainant of Rs 3.60 lakh with Rs 30,000 as first premium that was payable after five years. But the policy issued had an assured sum of Rs 2.60 lakh with an annual premium of Rs 30,000 payable for 13 years. Multani had then approached the opposite party asking for a refund of the first premium amount or rectification of the policy. SBI in its justification denied that it had cheated the complainant. The Forum directed SBI to refund the first premium amount of Rs 30,000 along with 20,000 as the compensation and litigation costs.

Results for Chrysanthemum show declared

Chandigarh: While Smart Wonder School's flower entry was declared 'King of the Show', the Chandigarh Housing Board's entry was crowned 'Queen of the Show' as the results of the Chrysanthemum Show were declared on Thursday. The show, where a variety of chrysanthemums will be on display, shall be inaugurated at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 on Friday by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil.

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