May 20

Expand role in social sector projects: Jaitley to World Bank

New Delhi: Pitching for the World Bank to have a larger capital base, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked the multilateral lending institution to expand its role in social sector projects including on education and health. Addressing a group of nine World Bank Executive Directors, currently on a visit to India, Jaitley said there is

Profit booking, weak Rupee depress equity markets

Mumbai: Profit booking, coupled with foreign fund outflows and a weak Rupee, depressed the Indian equity markets on Friday. This led to the key indices provisionally closing the day’s trade in the red, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in healthcare, capital goods, banking and information technology (IT) stocks. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the

US Kare Partners opens world class heart centre

Chandigarh: US based Kare Partners Heart Centre on Thursday has announced to open its world class Heart Centre at Sector 19, Chandigarh. Besides state-of-art facilities, the centre will provide affordable treatment for heart attack patients. Addressing a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club, Dr Ashootosh Bhardwaj, Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist at Kare Partners Heart Centre said

13 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: Thirteen Taliban fighters, including three key commanders, were killed in Marja district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Friday. “Security forces launched a major offensive against Taliban rebels in Marja district late on Thursday night and so far 13 rebels, including three key commanders, have been killed and nine others injured,” an army spokesman told

Son of additional advocate general of Punjab booked for eve-teasing and stalking

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police have booked the 19-years-old youth for allegedly eve teasing and harassing a city based girl. The youth is reportedly the son of Additional Advocate General of Punjab. Meanwhile, the accused is yet to be arrested. According to police, the accused has been identified as Afroz Brar (19). The accused has been

It’s Official: New school timings in Punjab from 7:30 AM to 12 noon commencing May 21

Chandigarh: Due to the intense heat wave sweeping the region, Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema today announced a change in the timings of government and government- aided schools in the state. The new timings have been fixed at 7:30 AM to 12 noon. The new timings will apply from May 21 to May 31,

Plot owners booked for negligence

Chandigarh: A day after four fire fighters were hospitalised following an operation of chlorine gas leak at Sector 26, the Chandigarh Police on Thursday booked the owner of the plot in the matter for negligence. The police have arrested the owner of Kamal Goods Carrier for negligence along with other Mehak Chemical Private Limited, District

Five-day international public health management programme held

Chandigarh: A five day international public health management development programme has been organised by School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh 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. Yogesh Kumar Chawla, Director, PGIMER, was the chief guest

Newly promoted headmasters get choice stations

Chandigarh: Mohali: Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema handed over appointment and posting orders to newly promoted 250 headmasters here on Thursday. Stations were allotted to these Head Masters as per their choice. Dr Daljit Singh Cheema while addressing these newly promoted head masters said that the education department has allotted the station to the

Breaking- Egypt military says EgyptAir wreckage found- AFP

Egypt’s military said its search teams found wreckage today from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean with 66 people on board. “Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres north of Alexandria,” its spokesman said on his Facebook

Breaking- Egypt military says EgyptAir wreckage found- AFP

Egypt military says EgyptAir wreckage found-

Police to commence day-wise challaning

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Traffic Police have released fresh two weeks schedule for the day wise challaning system in city. New schedule will commence from Friday onwards. According tothe first week challaning schedule initiating from Friday, the challaning process with the violations by school buses and Minors (underage driving) on May 20, followed by Helmet, triple

Unscheduled power cuts sweat out residents of tricity

Chandigarh: The unscheduled power cuts have already started haunting the residents of tricity. With onset of summers, as the mercury rises, the power cuts take residents by a surprise. Many Sectors in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali have been facing such cuts on daily basis. However, power men have been claiming that the cuts are due

Cut-fruit vendors continue to flourish despite ban in city

Chandigarh: With the fear of water-borne diseases the Chandigarh authorities had banned the sale of cut fruits and lemon juice in the city but despite of ban on this the sale is on rampant near the government offices in Sector 17 including the Deputy Commissioner office. Municipal Corporation office, Chandigarh is just few meters away

Breaking- Two electrocuted while installing volleyball poles, One serious

Moga: Two youth electrocuted at villages while installing the volleyball poles at village Dariyawala in Moga, whereas one was in critical condition. The incident has taken place when around 12 persons were installing the volleyball pole and preparing the ground to play. According to the information, the current passed through five others but remain stable

Summer workshop

Chanidgarh: Keeping in view of the swe tering heat, Tressed Up international Academy (TIA), Manimajra, has announced a free summer workshop.“The idea is to train interested senior school students who have their vacations, college going students and even adult women how to take care of their hair,skin and beauty sitting at home, so that the

Tiny tots of CRB school enjoy splash pool party

Chandigarh: The scene at CRB Public School, Sector7 B, Chandigarh, was really awesome on Thursday. It was a day full of enjoyment as it was a break from monotonous study schedule, with a splash pool party. The School had arranged a special Splash Pool Party, in which the children of LKG. and UKG turned up

Breaking- ‘Dishonoured’ at PEC, Kirron Kher to file complaint to Home Ministry

Chandigarh: High drama witnessed at the inauguration function of the newly constructed building blocks at PEC, where the Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher’s name missing. Getting offended by the act of PEC authorities, she said that she will file the complaint to Home Ministry against the management of PEC. However, she was invited as the guest

Workshop held at Surajpur DAV

Chandigarh: Panchkula: The Seven-day annual feature ‘SUKRITI Workshop’ was inaugurated on Thursday at DAV Sr Public School, Surajpur. The school was tastefully decked up with. Flowers, placards, banners and flags. The auspicious occasion was marked with the recitation of vedic mantras, shalokas hymens, as the very camp aimed at the spiritual and moral elevation along

Shemrock School holds Yoga awareness camp

Chandigarh: Mohali: Shemrock School ,Sector 69 organised awareness yoga camp at its campus.Students delivered speeches highlighting the relevance in our daily life and performed different asana to aware the fellow friends and parents about their benefits. It was social awareness and community development programs and adventure activities aimed at all round development .The students very