Aug 11

Cousins arrested with 610 gm heroin by NCB

Chandigarh: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Chandigarh team have busted two cousin for allegedly possessing contraband in their possession. The NCB team has recovered 610 grams of heroin from their possession. According to police, the accused have been identified as Ajit and Shivam, both residents of Bhiwani, Haryana. Kuldeep Sharma, Superintendent, NCB said that

Special checking conducted in awake of forthcoming I-Day

Chandigarh: With an aim to keep the city safe and alert, the Chandigarh Police on Wednesday conducted a special checking at city malls and markets. The search operation was conducted by the team of Operation Cell under the guidance of DSP, along with the local police officials in awake of the forthcoming Independence Day. According to

Air India Express to start direct flight to Sharjah on September 15

  Chandigarh: Taking a giant leap ahead of all, Air India Express has announced direct flight to Sharjah from Chandigarh International Airport for September 15. Earlier IndiGo has announced for direct flight to Dubai for September 26. Air India Express, subsidiary of Air India jumps ahead of the other carriers to have declared its first international

UT police to don ‘Body Camera’

Chandigarh: To bring transparency in functioning of Chandigarh Police officials deployed at traffic duties, Police Department is planning to fix ‘body camera’ in uniform of policemen. According to sources, City cops have already conducted a trial with body camera, however , number of cameras to be purchased and to whom these body cameras will be given,

Parking on roads to invite fine

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporations enforcement wing will toe away vehicles found violating no-parking zonefrom today onwards declared MC Commissioner Baldeo Purushartha on Wednesday.He said that MC enforcement wing will start toeing away those vehicles which are found parked either on road or on berms. “People hesitate in paying meagre Rs 5 for parking and instead find

Terror module linked to NRIs busted in Punjab before I-Day

Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur: In a major swoop ahead of Independence Day, security agencies and the Punjab Police have busted a Khalistani terror module with links to NRIs and Pakistan’s notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) . The module was busted in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, 140 km from Chandigarh. Punjab Police has arrested three suspects, all linked to the Khalistan

Vehicles parked on surface at multilevel parking lot

A day after the closure of multilevel parking in Sector 17 was announced, public is enjoying free parking at the surface of parking lot. Mostly the vehicles of traders were seen parked on surface of parking lot. Interestingly, now the traders and public can enjoy free parking on surface of multilevel parking for three months

UT initiates proactive coating process on exposed RC buildings

UT administration has outsourced maintenance and treatment of decades old Reinforced Concrete (RC) building structures by getting the walls coated with proactive coatings for RC buildings. Administration has decided to spend around Rs 67 lakh for project. The coating process has been started from Sector 17 plaza. UT Superintending Engineer said, “The process of treatment

NZCC helps in strengthening cultural values: Solanki

Lauding the role of North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) in building a just and peaceful human society, Punjab Governor, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, while addressing 32nd meeting of Executive Board and 30th meeting of Governing Body of North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala on Tuesday said, “We in India are the inheritors of a great historical

Open power junction threat to students

Chandigarh: Uncovered electricity junction box near the main gate of the Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 47 where hundreds of students gather daily at the start and closure of the school nearby are exposed to danger. It seems as if the concerned authorities have been waiting for some major tragedy. One may find

UT to exempt employees due for retirement or promotion from inter-departmental transfers

UT Administration has decided to exempt the employees due for either retirement or for promotion during the inter-departmental transfers. The personnel department Secretary K K Jindal has directed the heads of the departments to prepare the list of those nearing retirement or for promotion. Being cautious of not reversing the decision of transfers, UT Administrations

PU to host month-long exhibition on Ancient Rock Art

Panjab University, Chandigarh will host a month- long exhibition on pre-historic Rock Art at Departmental Museum of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology (AIHC & A), Sector 14, PU campus from August 10. The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi and Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology,

Babus defy parking norms, use corridors to park vehicles

Right under the nose of office of Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh, chaos mark corridors as there is no check on parking of two wheelers. Corridors of office building near DC office and Excise and Taxation office are flooded with two wheelers leaving little space for pedestrians to move. Interestingly, underground parking in the basement of Excise

CCTVs to keep check on offenders at police nakas

Chandigarh: In order to capture every activity at naka (check posts) erected in city, Chandigarh police is considering of installing CCTVs to keep a tab on traffic offenders . CCTV cameras will be set up at every single check post erected in Chandigarh. At least three cameras will be set up at every naka in

UT to upgrade dispensary into 50 bedded AYUSH hospital

Chandigarh: UT Administration is all set to upgrade the Sector 34 homeopathic dispensary into 50 bedded AYUSH hospital. UT has also got a nod from the administrator with a sanctioned budget of Rs two crores. However UT eyes to construct a multilevel AYUSH hospital at Manimajra for which the land in being looked for, said

Wikipedia takes a bite… at Indian food and forts

Chandigarh: Searching for an image from your area might soon cease to be a difficult task, thanks to hacks being worked on by an army of enthusiastic volunteers across India. “If burgers and wines can be visible on the internet, then why not Indian food too? Our region is rich in monuments too, and we’re also

Kirron Kher takes part in Teej festival

  Chandigarh: Teej Festival was organised by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh at Green Belt, near Gaudiya Math, Sector 20-A on Sunday. Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher was the chief guest on the occasion. People from in and around the neighborhood also participated in the function, enjoying all the events of the fest and got a chance to interact

Civil Hospital Panchkula faces recurring powercuts

Panchkula: Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula is facing electricity issues from the past two days because of a series of powercuts throughout the day. Following this, the patients admitted in the hospital are facing various problems due to this and also there are few children admitted here in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) who are

PU student bodies woo freshers ahead of elections

Chandigarh: Ahead of the student council elections, wooing the voters is a routine affair, but this time it seems that the parties again have gone a bit vocal and daring too as one of the students organisation at a city college has recently organised a party for the freshers. The Students’ Organisation of Panjab University

PU researcher develops method to detect paper-based forgeries

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) faculty member Dr Vishal Sharma has developed a new method to detect the paper-based forgeries. Dr Sharma is Assistant Professor working in the Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology at PU. In this fresh method, where the criminal might have forged and replaced one or more paper from the complete set of