Jun 18

UT to flank 1,500 participants from general public

Chandigarh: UT Administration is going to flank just 1,500 participants from general public for Yoga Day with an overall participation of around 7,000 participants. As per the plans, 30,000 total participants from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana will be participating on International Yoga Day along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21. Divulging more information,

Tight security ahead of yoga day event in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Around 5,000 police personnel will keep a hawk-eye vigil on the International Yoga Day event on June 21 in Chandigarh, to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tight security arrangements will be made for the event, official sources said, adding that around 5,000 police personnel will be deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

Multi-level parking leaks from multiple places; MC un-moved

Chandigarh: The season’s first rainfall has exposed the workmanship at the newly-built multi-level parking lot as it has multiple leaks. The level one of the parking leaks from seven places. Municipal Corporation officials say that it is not a big issue and can be cured. The pre-monsoon showers have exposed the chinks in the architecture

Tricity AIIMS topper Arushi bags rank 2 in JIPMER examination

Chandigarh: For Arushi Jain’s family, Wednesday became the best day of their life after they got the news that after topping the tricity by bagging rank 10 in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance exams, now their daughter has again brought laurels to the city and her parents as she bagged AIR 2

Two AGMUT cadre IPS officials join Chandigarh Police as SPs

Chandigarh: Two Indian Police Services (IPS) officials, Ravi Kumar Singh and Dr Eish Singhal, have joined the Chandigarh Police as Superintendents of Police (SP). Both the officials are from AGMUT cadre. The officials joined the Chandigarh police on Wednesday, however they are yet to take their respective charge which will be decided by the IGP,

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Results: City girls Arushi, Japnoor bring laurels

Chandigarh: City girl Arushi Jain has brought laurels by bagging rank 10 in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance exams, the results of which were declared here on Tuesday. Arushi is the Tricity topper in AIIMS. Second spot in Tricity has been bagged by Japnoor Kaur with rank 32. Two students from the

Two gangs busted, 25 motorcycles recovered

Mohali: The CIA staff of Mohali and City Police Station, Kharar claimed to have arrested seven persons of two separate gangs, which were involved in robbery and vehicle theft cases. Addressing a press conference at PCA, Mohali on Tuesday, Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that three pistols of .315 bore, one revolver of .32

Mystery shrouds death of city resident found in parked car

Chandigarh: The body of a 40-year-old man was found under mysterious circumstances in his parked car here at Sector 17, Chandigarh on Monday morning. The victim was detained by the police two days back after his wife had complained of quarrelling with him, said sources. According to the police, the victim has been identified as

CBI may summon Sippy’s girlfriend for questioning

Chandigarh:  Probing the sensational murder case of Sukhmanpreet Singh alias Sippy Sidhu, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) may summon suspected people pertaining to the murder case along with the woman. Sources from CBI said that the CBI will be summoning the woman friend and others friends of Sippy for questioning in the case. Prior

UT to get underground power cables under smart grid system

Chandigarh: There will be no power cables crossing overhead in Chandigarh as the city will soon get underground power cables under smart grid system. This was stated by Kirron Kher, Member Parliament from city while addressing the media persons at UT guest house on Saturday. She said that she is taking this project on priority

School teachers in Haryana told not wear jeans at work

Chandigarh: School teachers in Haryana havebeen told not to wear jeans at work and to be formally dressed. An order in this regard was issued by Director of Elementary Education, Haryana (Panchkula). “It has been observed that teachers in primary and middle schools come to schools in jeans. They are also found in jeans while

Now city residents in Yoga mode

 Chandigarh: Whatever may be the end result of the International Yoga Day, it will definitely leave many synonyms behind. The day starts showing its impact in one way or the other. Some say it’s ‘staple food,’ giving sound sleep,improving body shape, loss of belly flab, shrinking waist, pain killing and so on. These days, it

Union Minister brings two messages of Modi for Chandigarh fest

Chandigarh: Yoga Day is not just a single event but people’s event to connect masses and this event is especially for youth to connect. These are the two messages that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave for the residents said Shripad Yasso Naik, Union Minister of State for AYUSH while addressing the media at UT Guest

ISB role in contribution to Make in India lauded

Mohali: Graduation of founding class of the Management Programme in Manufacturing and Operations (MPMO) held on the Mohali campus of the Indian School of Business (ISB). Deputy Dean and CEO Mohali campus, ISB, Pradeep Singh welcomed the dignitaries and students. Congratulating the graduating students, he said, ‘‘It is a proud moment for us today at

Himalayan Queen Toy Train ‘booking regret’ breaks ceiling

Chandigarh: The booking for the Himalayan Queen Toy Train to Shimla is under ‘regret’ as the bookings have jumped the ceiling and is running in over 50 in waiting list. The summer vacation rush has also left other trains with waiting list ranging between 10 to 50 making it difficult for tourists to cope up

Rains lash parts of Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh: Light to moderate rains lashedparts of Punjab and neighbouring Haryana today, bringing respite from the summer heat. Chandigarh was also lashed by light showers today. In Punjab, Mohali, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Mukerian, Kapurthala, Phagwara, Ropar, among other places received rainfall, a MeT Department official said here. Ambala, Yamunanagar, Faridabad and Panchkula in Haryana also

Ground water level fell by five to 10 meters in last decade: Union Ministry

Chandigarh: Beware perpetrators and extractors of ground water as alerted by the alarming depletion of ground water, which is the major resource in times of crisis across the country, the Union Ministry of Water Resources has pitched in with two separate pieces of draft legislation to save ground water. The draft legislation has been uploaded

International Yoga Day event to be held in Chandigarh

New Delhi: The main event of the International Yoga Day will be organised in Chandigarh with major focus on connecting youth in the country, the AYUSH ministry said on Wednesday. According to the ministry, a total of 30,000 people are expected to participate in the event, which was last year held at Rajpath in Delhi.

CTU drivers, conductors to undergo behaviour therapy

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) drivers and conductors who are generally accused of rash driving and misconduct with passengers will undergo a combination of therapy to improve upon habits and behaviour. With a view to teach the CTU drivers about disciplined driving and CTU conductors to be polite with public, UT Administration has roped in

Woman killed as two cars collide with each other

Chandigarh: A 45-year-old woman occupant of a car was killed after the car she was travelling in was hit by another car near the roundabout of Sectors 46/47-48/49 on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. According to the police, the victim has been identified as Narinder Kaur (45), a resident of Punjab Vidhan Sabha