Aug 15

I- Day is all about selling flags and earn money, nothing else : Road Side Vendors

They might be seen asking people to buy the flags, showing an enthusiasm of Independence Day celebrations but for them it is just an article to earn money with quick sales.The City light points were surrounded with minor children and other youths including women carrying small children in their arms selling tricolour flags a day

Tricity gears up for I-Day, sea of Khaki around the corners

The tricity is geared up for the celebrations of 70th Independence Day in different parts. The Police teams of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali have geared up for the I Day, security arrangements are expected to be up to mark. In Chandigarh, a sea of Khaki will be deployed with around 6500 cops to be deployed

emission of sentences to prisoners in Punjab on I-Day

Chandigarh: The Punjab government today decided to accord one-time remission of sentences to prisoners imprisoned for up to 20 years on the occasion of the Independence Day tomorrow. State Jail Minister Sohan Singh Thandal said those undergoing imprisonment for more than 10 years and up to 20 years have been granted one-time remission of sentence

Manjeet Jalbuti returns to Congress

CHANDIGARH: Manjeet Singh Jalbuti, a longtime Congressman and a close associate of Jagmeet Singh Brar, who had left the Congress along with him today returned to the party. Accompanied by the CLP leader Charanjit Singh Channi and PCC Vice President Kewal Singh Dhillon with Manjeet Singh Jalbuti met the PCC president Capt Amarinder Singh and

Panjab University Student Centre cries for facilities

The student centre at Panjab University which has always been the hot spot for the students can be seen in bad shape recently. The litters, the mud, the broken seats, non availability of proper sitting arrangements in rainy and sunny weather are some of the issues that are visible. Others include the bad conditions of

Rain fails to deter this cop, performs duty barefooted

The generalised opinion in public about UT Traffic Police not performing duty religiously was proved wrong by head constable Harkewal Singh as he was found performing his duty barefooted despite heavy downpour in the city on Saturday. Singh said that his shoes got wet in rain while managing the traffic jam at Sectors 18-19-20-21 crossing

Dakhshin Bharat Darshan Yatra train to leave on Aug 22

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched Dakshin Bharat Darshan Yatra train with a 13-day tour package covering seven tourist prominence cities of three south Indian states. The fare per person has been decided at Rs 10,870, inclusive of meals. The train is slated to leave Chandigarh Railway Station on August 22, comprising

Fed up with repeated thefts at house, family leaves Mohali

A family living in Kurali town of Mohali district is fed up with repeated thefts, particularly at their house, has decided to leave their agnatic residence. Head of the family Navreet Singh Maan on Saturday met the SSP Mohali regarding this issue. Navreet has given an explanatory resentment letter to the SSP saying that they

Despite numbers girls fail to mark their presence in PU elections

Chandigarh: Girls make up around 70-75 per cent of Panjab University’s student strength but still there presence in student council elections is minimalistic. During canvassing girls lead from the front but hardly contest elections. Post of Student Council president has never been headed by a girl in the history of Panjab University student council elections

Police issue diversion routes for Independence Day

In view of Independence Day function at Parade Ground Sector 17, Chandigarh Traffic Police have imposed various traffic restrictions and diversions for August 15.Following thisthe road stretch from roundabout of Sector 16-17-22-23 up to small rotary near Petrol Pump, Sector 22-A on Udyog Path, from crossing sector 16-17 up to roundabout of sectors 16, 17,

Unauthorised mobile towers removed in joint operation

Panchkula: Municipal Corporation Panchkula and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) on Friday started a combine anti- encroachment drive in city. Following this drive, MC and HUDA officials took a strict view on unauthorized mobile van towers. The officials removed some of the towers and served notices to home owners and companies flouting norms. This major

MC’s challan drive fails to deter wrong parking violators

Chandigarh:Municipal Corporation (MC) with a view to dissuade habitual parking defaulters from parking their vehicles on roads and berms had initiated challan drive. On the very first day MC failed to deter commuters for wrong parking at Sector 17. The drive was initiated in co-ordination with State Transport Authority (STA) and UT Traffic Police. STA

Constable attached to VVIP security opens fire

Panic spread in sector 46 market after a constable of Chandigarh Police fired three rounds in air from his duty revolver on Thursday morning. Constable has been identified as Balwan Singh and was attached with VVIP security of All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Chairman, Maninder Singh Bitta. The accused constable has been booked under Arms Act at

Two held for possessing 2.7 kg opium

Accused Avtar Singh and Satish Kumar along with the Swift car which they used for opium smuggling. DP Interrogation reveals that both accused are involved in drug smuggling for last one year.The Narcotics Control Bureau of Chandigarh have arrested two youths for allegedly possessing 2.7 kilogram Opium here at Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) Sector-

Man held for strangulating 19-year-old wife to death

Furious over being doubted by wife for having extra marital affairs, a man strangulated his 19-year-old wife to death and claimed it to be suicide. The accused has been arrested under sections of murder by the Police. According to police, the accused has been identified as Adarsh, a resident of Village Faidan, Chandigarh. He was

Wi-Fi services at railway station offer bitter surfing experience

Chandigarh: Wi-Fi facility initiated at Chandigarh railway station is keeping passengers in searching mode despite entering required password. Passengers keep on refreshing websites but seldom connect to the world of internet. Wi-Fi project has started to derail even before it could be launched formally as at present the facility is provided on trial basis to

Punjab flour mills claim wheat shortage

Chandigarh: Punjab roller flour mills today claimed they were facing shortage of wheat, accusing Food Corporation of India (FCI) of “irrational” policy in distributing crop this year to the millers under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS). Anticipating inflationary pressures on prices of wheat based products including wheat flour etc, the millers under the banner of

Congress withdraw support to mayor Kulwant Singh in MC: MLA Balbir Sidhu

Chandigarh: Congress withdraw support to mayor kulwant singh in MC,said MLA Balbir Sidhu today. MC mayor and MD of JLPL group, Kulwant Singh returned to SAD party on Wednesday. However, Kulwant had contested the Lok Sabha elections 2014 from Fatehgarh Sahib on SAD ticket, but later during the elections of Mohali municipal corporation, he turned

Head Constable fires with his duty revolver at Sector 46 market: none injured

Chandigarh: Head Constable fires three rounds in air from his duty revolver at Sector 46 market. None reported injured. Accused Head Constable taken to GMCH 32 for medical. Cops initiate investigation, case registered against Head

Educationists introduced to new technologies at workshop

  Chandigarh: Over 50 principals of leading schools attended School Conclave to jointly discuss the problems, key challenges faced by today’s education system and possible solutions for them on Wednesday. Based on the discussions with principals and administrators, filling of the critical gaps in education delivery came out as much needed step. ‘Educomp School Conclave’ in