May 21

Breaking- Divide grows between Damdami Taksal and Dhadrianwale; accused shout slogans

Ludhiana: The accused in Dhadrianwale attack case raised slogans in support of Damdami Taksal and openly slammed Ranjeet Singh Dhadrianwale for speaking against Baba Dhumma. A large number of Taksal supporters were present in the court. The accused also manhandled cops while the latter were escorting them. Also Read:  Breaking – ‘We did not do it,

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

Breaking – Jagmeet Brar Rally: 12 to 15 K in attendance; Brar to decide future course of action

ChhapparChhiri: With people still pouring in on different vehicles, the Jagmeet Brar show of strength here on Saturday saw over 12000 people in attendance.  Jagmeet Brar in consultation with his supporters is expected to announce his future course of action regarding creating a new party or to join another party.  Waiver of farmer loans, law

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‘Now I can claim that things are improving’

The recently declared XII result of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has given the state education department a reason to smile for the students having performed better than past on different dimensions. With the pass percentage of regular candidates being 79.55 per cent, some brilliant students also secured 100 per cent marks this time.

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

8 killed, 4 missing as China issues blue alert for heavy rains

Beijing: Eight persons were killed and four others reported missing in China as rainstorms wreaked havoc in southern areas as authorities today issued a blue alert for heavy torrenial rains in the next 24 hours, with over 5 lakh people affected in record downpour. All casualties were reported in Xinyi, a small, county- level city

 Breaking – CBI raids Panchkula properties: Hooda under scanner over HUDA plots

Panchkula: The CBI on Saturday raided premises in sector 6, 11, and 17 here in connection with the alleged arbitrary distribution of HUDA plots by former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.  The central agency has been increasing its speed of investigations in the case in the recent

Air India launches super sale scheme

New Delhi: Close on the heels of the budget carriers rolling out low fares, Government-run Air India has also launched a limited period super sale scheme, offering customers all-inclusive ticket prices starting as low as Rs 1,499 on its domestic network. The tickets under the ‘super sale offer’ can be booked between today and May

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

Anurag Thakur set for unanimous elevation as BCCI President

Mumbai: Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected BCCI President in the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) here tomorrow, replacing Shashank Manohar who stepped down from the position to take up the ICC chief’s job. Thakur, who is currently serving as the Secretary of the Board, is set to be proposed for the job

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

Healthy lifestyle can help you live cancer-free

New York: Just adopting a healthy lifestyle by refraining from drinking alcohol and smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising regularly can help you keep deadly cancer at bay, new research reaffirms. About 20-40 percent of cancer cases could potentially be prevented through modifications to adopt a healthy lifestyle, the study found. A large

“Go Green International Organization” to save environment

Nawanshahr: While welcoming directions of the National Green Tribunal to the Punjab government “to not axe a single tree in the state without its prior permission”, a Nawanshahr-based environmentalist Ashwani Kumar Joshi in an email to the NGT today urged it to order relocation of the “left-over trees” with the help of tree locators. Joshi

Death on India’s roads— same as 2 daily plane crashes

About 350 people die every day on India’s roads – more than any other country – with those under 18 and two-wheeler riders most vulnerable, according to various data. An Airbus A-320 carries roughly 180 passengers, so the daily death toll on India’s roads is almost double that figure. “If (two) planes full of people

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Bhumika Chawla excited about ‘Luv U Alia’ Mumbai

Mumbai: “Tere Naam” fame actress Bhumika Chawla says she has never played any role like the one in her upcoming film “Luv U Alia”, which has a “good message for the society”. Bhumika told IANS: “I am very happy with the way my character has been written. The role is very powerful and has many

Sonia, Rahul pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday paid tributes to her husband and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 25th death anniversary. They laid flowers and wreaths at Rajiv Gandhi memorial ‘Vir Bhumi’ here. Rahul Gandhi, his son and vice president of Congress, posted