May 25

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

International Museums’ Day held at Chandigarh Architecture Museum

Chandigarh: As a part of the celebrations of International Museums’ day , the Chandigarh Architecture Museum, Sector 10, held a sensitisation lecture on Chandigarh followed by a guided tour of the Architecture Museum for the students of Oakridge International School. The staff of the Architecture Museum decorated the iconic building with balloons and streamers and

Man arrested for raping 20-year-old girl

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police have arrested a 36-year-old married man for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl by clicking her obscene pictures and then blackmailing her. It is found that the accused has been raping the girl since the last three years, said police. According to police, the accused has been identified as Sohan Singh alias

GPS, CCTV-enabled 49 new Midi non-AC buses hit the roads

Chandigarh: GPS, CCTV enabled 49 new Midi Non-AC buses of CTU were flagged off by Kirron Kher, member of Parliament, Chandigarh at Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Sector 43, Chandigarh on Friday. With the addition of these buses, the total fleet strength will goes up from 482 to 531. Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has purchased

US Minister Counsellor George Sibley visits Panjab University

Chandigarh: Minister Counsellor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs, US Embassy George Sibley visited the Panjab University campus on Friday. As the US Co-Chair of the US-India Science and Technology endowment fund and the member of Steering Committee of the PACE setter Fund, Sibley was at Chandigarh to explore areas for collaboration and possibilities

Int’l health programme concludes at PGIMER

Chandigarh: A five-day International Public Health Management Development Programme concluded on Friday at School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, which was organised in collaboration with International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and Chitkara University, Punjab from May 16 to 20 at seminar hall, School of Public Health. A total of 36 participants from 15

PU conducts cleanliness drive under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Chandigarh: As part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the Chemical Engineering society, Dr SS Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology Dr SSB (UICET), Panjab University Chandigarh on Friday conducted cleanliness drive at the PU Market area and Dr SSB UICET lawns. The cleanliness drive started at 6.30 am. A large number of students, faculty

Saint Soldier’s school celebrates ‘no tobacco day’

Chandigarh: Panchkula: Saint Soldier’s School, Sector 16, Panchkula celebrated ‘No Tobacco Day’ with much enthusiasm and fervor in the school premises. Students presented various activities such as ‘Poster making’, ‘Power Point Presentation’, ‘Report Writing’ and ‘Essay Writing’. The posters were displayed around with messages on the negative effects of the use of tobacco. This activity

UT eyes separate disaster management directorate

Chandigarh: Disaster management is on the priority agenda of Chandigarh Administration. If all goes well the city will have its own State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and a separate disaster management directorate. Sources in the administration stated that a proposal on the recommendations of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, was prepared and sent to

Truck parking,Sector 35-C parking lot go for highest bid

Chandigarh: The Sector 35-C parking lot and Ideal Truck Parking in Sector 26 went for the highest bid of Rs 59 lakh as all the 23 parking lots went under hammer on Friday. There were no takers for the Piccadilly Multiplex-II Sector 34 parking lot, and Shanti Kunj Sector 16 fetched the lowest bid at

Govt to bear higher education cost of meritorious students

Chandigarh: Punjab government has decided to bear the entire expenditure for higher education of students passing out from meritorious schools in the state. The state government has already earmarked Rs 15 crore as budgetary allocation during the current fiscal for this, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Friday. The decision was made after all

Guv opens PEC’s new academic block

Chandigarh: Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor, Punjab and Haryana inaugurated PEC University of Technology’s newly built Academic Block at the university campus on Friday in the presence of Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Chandigarh. Prof Arun Gorver, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab University, Sarvjit Singh, Finance Secretary, UT Chandigarh, K K Jindal, Secretary, Technical Education, UT Chandigarh and

Dust storm, rain strike tricity

Chandigarh:Panchkula: Residents were taken by surprise after dust storm followed by rain hit tri-city on Friday evening. Heavy winds with speed of 48 knots uprooted many trees and branches. However, 5 ml of rainfall was recorded at MeT observatory. The dust storm and rain triggered major power failure in tri-city for hours. Traffic jams were