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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Chandigarh

Pb CEO orders inquiry against officials violating MCC

District Electoral Officers inPunjab have been directed to get complaints from flying squads against government officials indulging in electioneering for prompt action against them.

Batting line-up gives Kings XI Punjab an edge over Rajasthan Royals

Their campaigns off to a flier, both Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals would be hoping to outsmart each other when they clash in an exciting match of the seventh Indian Premier League, here on Sunday.

UIET drops three subjects from PG entrance test list

The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) has dropped three subjects from this year’s Combined Entrance Test (CET) list conducted for post graduate courses. The examination is conducted by Panjab University for enrollment to various courses offered by 30-odd institutes in Chandigarh.

UT continues to stonewall on heritage furniture

Though the UT administration has been striving hard to get UNESCO to accord Chandigarh the status of a World Heritage City, it has done little to preserve the heritage furniture, much of which is in dire need of repair. Instead it has sold over 200 such items, netting about Rs. 10 crore.

Haryana guv's secy, 3 others to explain conduct to HUDA

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has asked for explanation from secretary to Haryana governor and Ambala division commissioner Neelam P Kasni in the oustee quota plot scam within 15 days. She was the chairman of the screening committee as HUDA administrator when allotments were made to ineligible people in 2005.

Slice of Mughal history depicted in Urdu play

The royal splendor of Moghal empire, saga of secular thoughts, ethical values , spirit of “vedic granths”, humanism upheld by Moghal prince Dara Shikoh, the historical betrayal, and intrigue by his brother princes, was brought alive in a theatrical spectacle ‘Dara Shikoh’ at the Tagore Theatre here on Friday.

Chahat gearing up for the big splash

From a four year-old little girl, who loved to dabble in water, Chahat Arora has grown into a confident teenager who has been making ripples in the junior swimming circuit for quite some time now. A decadelong career embellished with multiple national medals, besides over 100 won in the different state events, stand testimonial to the fact.

NDA if comes to power would implement Farm Income Insurance Scheme: BJP president Rajnath Singh

NDA if comes to power would implement Farm Income Insurance Scheme: BJP president Rajnath Singh

Kin roots for Ambika in campaigning

Family members of Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni, 71, are pitching in for her campaign by dividing the work among them. Her 80-year old husband takes care of visitors at their house in Sector 9, Chandigarh, while her 46-year old son, who is a businessman, develops and executes strategies to woo voters.

Leave aside my losses, I have defeated big guns: Chandumajra

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from Anandpur Sahib, Prem Singh Chandumajra, pitted against Congress veteran Ambika Soni, is fighting a now-or-never battle. He may have defeated big leaders in the distant past, but has lost three recent elections in a row.

My Daffodils, poet's envy

It is again that season when trees are dressed in their best new leaves and colourful flowers to attract the cuckoos. The pleasant weather that invites you out to enjoy this bliss of nature takes me back to March 1993, when I had just started my career as a trainee engineer at a village near Pinjore. Writes Sanjeev Bhatla.

Prayers, fasting mark Good Friday in tricity

Good Friday was observed with much pomp and solemnity in various churches across the tricity on Friday. Elaborate ceremonies in most of the churches began at 8.30am. After keeping holy fast for 40 days, a large number of followers attended the service.

Mystery shrouds woman's death; 3 booked

Corpse of a married woman hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Mullana was reportedly found under mysterious circumstances on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Manju Rani (28) and was married to Pardeep Kumar, employer at a private engineering college.

Man gets life term for murder

Local court on Friday sentenced Nachhattar Singh, a resident of Bhutton village in the Nurpur Bedi area, to life imprisonment for murder. Nachhattar had murdered Jaswinder Singh of Haripur Phulre village with sharp-edged weapons on the intervening night of June 1-2, 2012, following an altercation at his (Nachhattar's) house.

Women need to be empowered: Soni

Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni addressed a number of public meetings in Chamkaur Sahib assembly segment as part of her campaigning on Friday. She addressed a meet at Cholta village, Navipur, Najheri, Rodda, Rattangarh, Garanagan, Datarpur, Badwal, Behwalpur.
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