Chandigarh

  • Study abroad
    Apr 27, 2015 13:04 IST

    Welcome aboard, Mr Garg

    The train from Kota, Rajasthan, didn’t steam out of the railway station until all the JK group managers were on board. I had gone there to negotiate orders for textile machinery upgrade. At below 30, it was a challenge to interact with the senior management for making a presentation. The day was spent visiting the shop floor, trying to know the factory’s requirements from the operations manager.

  • An Indian medical volunteer administers a dose of oral vaccine to a child during a National Pulse Polio Immunisation
    Apr 27, 2015 11:56 IST

    Infant dies 2 days after being administered vaccine at PGI

    A two-month-old child died two days after being administered a five-in-one vaccine, Pentavalent, at the Advanced Paediatrics Centre (APC) of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. The UT drug controller on Saturday sealed the stock of the vaccine at the shop from where the vaccine had been purchased.

  • Apr 27, 2015 11:47 IST

    Despite notices, overcharging continues at Elante, Sukhna

    Although the municipal corporation (MC) has issued termination notices to contractors of parking lots outside Elante Mall and Sukhna Lake for overcharging and other violations, they continue to fleece people. As per the termination notice, the contractors have been directed to hand over possession of the parking lots to the MC on May 20.

  • Close to 400 vehicles are packed at the Sector 7 market along Madhya Marg
    Apr 27, 2015 11:43 IST

    Civic body set to auction car bazaar sites on May 5

    The Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) will auction 60 sites at the Sector 7 car bazaar on May 5. As many as 97 dealers have submitted applications to take part in the auction. Car bazaar association president Gulshan Kumar, meanwhile, said the dealers were being forced to take part in the auction process.

  • PGI
    Apr 27, 2015 11:38 IST

    HT debate of the week: Will PGI’s patient care mess ever get fixed?

    For years, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh has been struggling to create a balance between its existing infrastructure and ever-increasing patient load, not only in OPDs and emergency wards but also in most of its other departments. The principal reason cited is the failure of states to provide quality patient care to their residents. Experts say there is an urgent need to expand healthcare facilities in the region so that pressure on institutions like PGI could be reduced.

  • Tota Singh and Joginderpal Jain. Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT
    Apr 27, 2015 09:37 IST

    Regional Buzz: Intra-akali Rivalry in Moga

    Joginder Pal Jain, who switched sides from the Congress to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and then again became the MLA from Moga, has made agriculture minister Tota Singh, a Taksali Akali, run for cover on his turf. The minister, according to Jain, has lost his base in the area, especially in Moga and Dharamkot.

  • Manu Sharma
    Apr 27, 2015 10:49 IST

    Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma marries Mumbai girl

    Siddharth Vashishtha alias Manu Sharma, who is serving life imprisonment in the Jessica Lal murder case, married a Mumbai woman in a private ceremony in Chandigarh last week. According to sources, the wedding was attended by only close relatives from both sides.

  • Gurgaon community centre
    Apr 26, 2015 23:47 IST

    Chandigarh: HUDA acts tough on encroachments in front of shops

    Cracking a whip on traders who illegally encroach upon market corridors in front of their shops, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to slap notices on them and resume the properties of habitual offenders.

  • Kathmandu, earthquake
    Apr 26, 2015 23:40 IST

    Nepalese in tricity pine for their kin back home

    As the Nepal’s capital city and its adjoining areas have been flattened by a Strong earthquake on Saturday, the people belonging to the neighbouring country in the tricity are anxious and concerned for the wellbeing of their near and dear ones back home.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Apr 26, 2015 23:33 IST

    PU hikes fee by 5%, students to pay Rs 30 per month for Wifi

    The Panjab University senate on Sunday approved a fee hike of 5% subject to minimum increase of Rs 500 and maximum of Rs 1,200 per annum for all courses run by the university and its regional centres for the session 2015-16. A sum of Rs 30 per month will also be charged for Wifi services from the university students.

  • 12th standard students
    Apr 26, 2015 23:26 IST

    AIPMT: CBSE asks candidates not to get pens along

    Coming up with few new instructions for the aspirants of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), which will be held on May 3, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed students not to get pens for the examination as those will be provided to them at the centre only.

  • The family had been living in this two-room dwelling at Sadhanwala village in Faridkot district
    Apr 26, 2015 22:21 IST

    No headway in missing case of 4-member Sikh family in Pakistan

    Pakistani authorities have so far failed to make any headway in the mysterious disappearance of a four-member Sikh family from India who went missing during their trip to the country to celebrate Baisakhi.

  • Partap Singh Bajwa-N
    Apr 26, 2015 22:16 IST

    Badals bent upon framing Cong leaders in false cases: Bajwa

    Accusing SAD of indulging in "political vendetta", Congress today alleged that the top leadership of the ruling party was "conspiring" to implicate its leaders in false cases to gag the opposition voice.

  • Sunil Jakhar-N
    Apr 26, 2015 22:05 IST

    Congress will put up united fight in next assembly polls: Jakhar

    Leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Sunday said Congress leaders will resolve their difference of opinion on certain issues and put up an "united fight" in the next assembly elections.

  • Nestle
    Apr 26, 2015 21:56 IST

    Nestle gearing up to make Punjab milk war triangular

    Swiss food giant Nestle, one of the major milk procurers in Punjab, seems wary of the growing competition in the state.