May 08

Rs 13 cr heist: Owners booked for conspiracy

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police on Saturday, booked Vinod Verma and Rajesh Verma, owners of Forever Diamonds regarding the alleged robbery at their showroom in Sector 17. The police has discarded the case of robbery registered earlier and booked them under sections of conspiracy, cheating, forgery and destruction of evidences. As per sources, both the accused

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Panic grips Panchkula as ‘four Punjab policemen try to kidnap man’

Panchkula: High drama was witnessed at Panchkula when four Punjab police cops tried to detain a man in the public view, on Saturday. Passersby were able to apprehended one of the cops quoting it as a kidnapping bid. Further, the people informed the local police and handed over the cop to them.  Putting the spotlight

ICSE and ISC toppers of tricity: Girls out shine boys

Chandigarh: Girls overpowered in the results of class twelfth of Indian school certificate examination (ISCE) by grabbing top positions in all separate streams in the tricity, on Friday. However, in class tenth results of Indian certificate school education (ICSE) got the mixed response. Class twelfth: In the non- medical Devanshi Pratap of Strawberry fields high

A rare liver transplant saves 5-year-old

Chandigarh: Doctors at Gurgaon’s Medanta Medicity Hospital successfully conducted a rare liver transplant on a five-year-old girl to cure her of both the liver and lung failure. Paridhi was diagnosed with very severe hepatopulmonary syndrome or HPS when liver failure affects the lung circulation and in extreme cases, results in respiratory or lung failure. “We

Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ on film

Chandigarh: Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ a global programme launched by the British Council and Great Britain.The campaign will celebrate Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society. Shakespeare’s legacy across theatre and film has been unparalleled. It has transcended borders and has been adapted, represented and celebrated globally.

Chandigarh Media frat condemns police attack on journalists during Congress protest

Chandigarh: Media fraternity of Chandigarh scribes have condemned the alleged attack on two journalists of vernacular newspapers on Wednesday. The scribes were on duty at Punjab Congress Bhawan, Sector 15, Chandigarh while they were allegedly thrashed by an Inspector level officer. Governing Council of Chandigarh Press Club also has extended its unity with all journalists

VB nabs constable accepting `10,000 as bribe

CHANDIGARH: The Vigilance Bureau on Monday nabbed Constable Manjit Singh red-handed, while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000. The spokesman of Bureau said that Constable Manjit Singh posted at Central Jail, Patiala has been arrested on the complaint of Satpal Kaur. The complainant alleged that Manjit Singh demanded bribe of Rs 3.5 lakh for not torturing

Man who sells books in a ‘secret’ book shop

Chandigarh: For the last almost two decades, Mandeep has waited for book lovers for hours sitting under a huge tree, with a bookstand next to him, on Chandigarh-Samrala highway. The owner of the ‘book shop’ which is often described as ‘kitaban wala khokha’ by his regular visitors, Mandeep, who left his studies in BA Part

MC plans to develop Sector 17 Plaza like Time Square, NY

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Mayor, Arun Sood has expressed that the MC plans to develop Sector 17, plaza on the grounds of Time Square in New York. As a first step in this regard, neon signage’s have been allowed to be put up on commercial buildings. According to Sood, “Under the smart city project, administration has planned

Chandigarh ex-Cong president B B Behl, wife booked for manhandling woman

Chandigarh: Police booked former local Congress president BB Behl and his wife Nirmal Kaur for allegedly manhandling a woman, who is reportedly the former wife of Behl, here at a hotel in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. The police have booked Bahl and his present wife Nirmal kaur under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing

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Chandigarh MC to tighten noose on water wastage

Chandigarh: A meeting regarding wastage of water was held by mayor Arun Sood with all SDOs, JEs, municipal councillors among other officials on Tuesday in Chandigarh. In the meeting held mayor Arun sood took some important initiatives and steps following the wastage of water in the city. To check misuse of water during the summer,

Pearls group owns two full sectors in Mohali, CBI probe claims

New Delhi: Pearls Group, allegedly owns two entire sectors – 100 and 104 – in Mohali and about half of two others – sectors 96 and 99, an analysis by CBI into the assets of the group, which is accused of duping over five crore investors of about Rs 51,000 crore, has claimed. CBI sources

Over 100 messages on WhatsApp about encroachments in 24 hours

Chandigarh: The Municipal Corporation (MC) has got 100 messages on Whatsapp about the encroachment violation in the various parts of the city within 24 hours of launching of the helpline number. Interestingly, the number was not active during the launch on Monday, but later it was made operational. The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation had launched a

Three die in accidents every week in city

Chandigarh: At least three precious lives are lost in fatal accidents every week in Chandigarh. In most of the accidents, two-wheeler riders were the victims, depicts data. According to an official of Chandigarh Traffic Police, in the year 2016, till April 17, 43 people have lost their lives in the 137 road accidents that took place in

Sippy Sidhu murder: CBI initiates fresh probe

Chandigarh: After the Chandigarh Police failed to produce any results in Sippy Sidhu murder case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have initiated a fresh investigation in the matter and have booked an unknown person under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. According to sources, the CBI sleuths will soon be calling the relatives

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Vehicle checking starts at night also

Chandigarh: Not taking any chances with the security on the university campus, Panjab University (PU) is now moving ahead to throw out the anti-social elements if found on the campus during the night as well. “We will not allow any sort of nuisance in any form. We have tighten noose around the outsiders entry in

Mercury may touch 40 deg C mark in 24 hours

Chandigarh: The scorching heat wave has gripped the tricity with mercury shooting up to over 40 degree Celsius mark within next 24 hours. However, the MeT officials have also predicted mild rain at isolated places across the tricity in next 48 hours. The city residents are in for dry weather in coming week with mercury

Secretariats, Lake Club, Mount View major power defaulters

Chandigarh: The major government-owned installation in Chandigarh have been cause of the major loss to the UT Electricity Department as they are one of the major defaulters for outstanding power bills. UT is to recover Rs 10 crore as outstanding power bills from such defaulters. The government installation like UT Civil Secretariat, Punjab Civil Secretariat,

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Court moves to kickstart Rs.1,400-crore Chandigarh international airport’s operations

Chandigarh: Opened with much fanfare as the city’s link to the world, the Chandigarh International Airport is under the scanner of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, with the Rs.1,400 crore ($210 million) facility failing to deliver to people in the City Beautiful and the region.The civil aviation ministry, the Airports Authority of India (AAI),