Jun 04

Poor rainfall lead to low water level at Sukhna lake

Chandigarh : The dry and hot weather conditions prevailing in the City Beautiful reflected at the Sukhna Lake as the water level has started depleting. The lake bed has become visible at the regulator end and the plants beneath the water have also surfaced in the lake. Alarming for the UT Administration, the water level

St Kabir School’s results issue reaches Child Rights Commission

Chandigarh: The Issue of non-declaration of results of 113 children appeared for Class X CBSE examination through St Kabir Public School has reached the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The complaint has been filed by some of the harried parents through advocate P P Singh of Sector 11 in Chandigarh. Advocate P P

Reach Delhi in two-and-a-half hrs from Dec

Chandigarh: Come December, the Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi travel time will be reduced by another 30 minutes as the Northern Railways is all set to give the gift of semi high-speed travelling experience by Shatabdi Express with completion of the double laning project on Chandigarh-Dappar section. This was stated by Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Dinesh Kumar while

CM Parkash Singh Badal visits Beant Singh family, condole death of Harkirat Singh

Chandigarh: CM Parkash Singh Badal visits Beant Singh family, condole death of Harkirat

SGPC to mediate in Dhumma-Dhadrianwala tussle

Chandigarh: After the Akal Takht Jatehdar Giani Gurbachan Singh failed to get a positive response to his proposal to sort out the dispute between the two, now the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Tuesday announced to step in to broker peace between Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma and Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala,

Ex-Mayor Poonam Sharma helped a woman regarding a case of sexual harassement

Former mayor from Chandigarh women congress, Poonam Sharma on Tuesday helped a woman in arresting a man following a case of sexual harassment in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh police have arrested the accused near Sector-14 and 15 and the accused has been identified as Jagtar Singh, a security guard. Chandigarh Sector-11, Police officials have registered a

Attacks on Africans in Delhi are shameful: Gul Panag

Chandigarh: Actress-politician Gul Panag has condemned the string of assaults on African nationals in New Delhi, saying such acts are a “matter of shame”. There has been a spate of attacks on African nationals in the last few days including killing of a Congolese youth in the national capital. “The recent incidents against Africans in

PGI disposes of over 900 kg tobacco products confiscated from visitors

Chandigarh: With the aim of curbing visitors’ habit of taking tobacco products, from past two years the security staff at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) had been collecting bidis and cigarettes from visitors visiting the institute. “So far as much as 900 kg worth of tobacco products, including bidis and cigarettes,

Bullet shell in Harkirat’s body to be sent to CFSL for examination

Chandigarh: A day after 40-year-old grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh was found dead under mysterious circumstances here at his residence at Sector 5, the Chandigarh Police on Monday handed over the body of the deceased to his family after post-mortem. The police have taken samples of the bullet shell to send it

Rise in high profile suicides in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: With a rise in the number of suicide cases in the city, psychiatrists say differences in opinion, high expectations and lack of inter-connectivity with cases of depression may be the major reasons for people opting for the extreme step. From the past few years, the city has witnessed deaths due to suicides in which

Cases of e-mail hacking registered

Chandigarh: The police proclaim that cyber crime is not so prevalent in the city, however, a dozen of cases of hacking have been registered this year till April in Chandigarh cyber crime cell. The Chandigarh Cyber Crime cell is receiving a large number of complaints pertaining to hacking of email accounts and facebook accounts in

Will see if I should go to Akal Takht or not: Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala

Patiala: A day after Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said that Harnam Singh Dhumma of Damdami Taksal and hard line Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala will be called at the Akal Takht Secretariat to find an amicable solution to end their tussle, Dhadrianwala on Wednesday sounded not much enthused for the same. Soon after

Chandigarh int’l flights: HC summons Civil Aviation Secretary, AAI chairperson

Chandigarh:The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Secretary, Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, and the chairperson of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to appear in person in the court on May 30. The court was hearing the case of operation of international flights from the Chandigarh airport. The directions were given

HP police arrest three in Rocky murder case

Chandigarh: Parwanoo Police have arrested three persons for murdering gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh ‘Rocky’ of Fazilka. The three arrested have been identified as Bhupinder Singh, Devinder Singh and Amarinder Singh. Two of them are from Patiala while one belongs to Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, as learnt. Parwanoo Police are expected to produce them in the court

Girls steal the show, bag top 3 slots PSEB CLASS X RESULTS

Mohali: With 99.08 per cent marks Simrandeep Kaur of Khadoor Sahib has secured first position in the Punjab School Education Board’s (PSEB) Class X results, declared on Tuesday. Simranjit Kaur of Chheharta, Amritsar, and Arsh Malhotra of Jagraon bagged second and third positions with 98.92 per cent and 98.77 per cent marks respectively. Interestingly, in

Crushed body of PRTC driver found, cops suspect accident

Chandigarh: A crushed body of a 55-year-old driver of PRTC (PEPSU Road Transport Corporation) was found under mysterious circumstances here at Sector 29, Chandigarh on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The police are suspecting it to be a case of hit-and-run accident. Police sources said that the body of the deceased was found

DMRC to prepare report on property development proposal for Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be preparing a report on property development proposal. The decision was taken during the high level meeting held at UT Secretariat on Monday chaired by UT Adviser Parimal Rai. Apart from UT high officials, the officers from the states of Punjab and Haryana along with officials of

Cabinet okays functions till Nov 1

Chandigarh: With a view to commemorating the 50th anniversary of Punjabi Suba in a befitting manner, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday gave approval for organising a series of state-level functions across the state, which will continue till November 1. This decision was taken in a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister

Chandigarh Literary Society to organise Children Workshop

Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) is organising a two-day creative writing workshop on May 28 and May 29. The workshop is being conducted in the precincts of Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42, Chandigarh from 9:30 am till 4 pm, and the fee for participation is Rs 5,000. Sumita Misra, Chairperson of CLS informed that having

South Indian resident doctor wins Angad Award for excelling in Punjabi language

Chandigarh: Resident doctor Vishwanath S Bhaire from Department of Anaesthesia, PGI has learned Punjabi so well that he has been honored with “Angad Award” by PGI Director Prof Yogesh Chawla. South Indian Doctor Vishwanath not only mastered Punjabi but also learned Hindi to speak with patients for better treatment. After honouring the awardee Prof Chawla