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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Chandigarh

Yearender: Top five Punjabi movies in 2014

Year 2014 witnessed evolution in the Punjabi Cinema to an extent. Always being criticised for following the same comedy genre, Tollywood (Punjabi film industry) broke the taboo with some of the best considered movies this year.

Battleground Twitter: A look at major wars and controversies from the region in 2014

Social media, especially Twitter, became battleground for great wars this year. Let's take a look some of the twitter wars between celebrities whose comments and conversation took a bad turn.

'Devil quoting scriptures': Cong on SAD protests against drug

Punjab Congress on Monday alleged SAD's proposed protests on border against what it claimed to "pressurise the BSF" to stop entry of drugs from Pakistan will be "highly demoralising" for the force and sought slapping of sedition charge against party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.

BEST SHOTS 2014

BEST SHOT 2014

Punjab resident dies of burn injuries in Bahrain

A 51-year-old Indian man who was badly injured more than two weeks ago in a blaze at his home near the Bahraini capital has died in a hospital.

Punjab, Rajasthan to jointly monitor relining of Raj and Sirhind canals

Punjab and Rajasthan on Monday agreed to jointly monitor the progress of a project related to relining of Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals for its timely completion.

Ishita hoping to punch above her weight

In continuation with the weekly series on woman achievers from the tricity, which Hindustan Times started on Women’s Day (March 8), we feature 14-year-old national level shuttler Ishita, who created a flutter last month by winning a total of eight medals in the UT state c’ships. She is now gearing up for higher age group tournaments to improve her standing in the all-India rankings charts.

2014 snapshots: Recalling the outgoing year

In 2014, the tricity had a lot going for it, with major downsides as well. Chandigarh elected a new MP, had its tableau featured at the New Delhi Republic Day parade after 13 years and had a new adviser coming in. However, the Sukhna Lake closed for the first time in the city’s history, souring the mood as the year inched to a close. Elected councillors made news more for ostensible study tours and copy-paste reports than for initiating development.

Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj Singh on verge of third successive ton

Mandeep Singh struck his maiden century of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third successive ton, as Punjab reached 327 for three on day one of their Group B match against Saurashtra here on Sunday. Yuvraj was batting on 95 alongside Mandeep, who was on 154 off 228 balls.

Scholar Hardaljit Singh who inspired many writers dies at 88 in Patiala

He never wrote a word in his life but one cannot count the number of people he inspired to write. Renowned scholar Hardaljit Singh, fondly called Lali Baba, passed away in Patiala on Saturday night. He was 88. Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana, also a distant relative of Lali, recalls how he was a true scholar who inspired many of his contemporaries.

Amritsar freezes as cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana

Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest in the region with the minimum temperature being recorded at a freezing zero degrees on Monday. Cold wave and dense fog continued to affect normal life in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, weather officials said here. Chandigarh recorded a minimum temperature of 3 degrees Celsius.

Remembering Dr Luckas of FC College

In 1947, Lahore had the most educational institutions for any Asian city; and among the best was Forman Christian College that American activist and academician Dr Charles William Forman had built in 1864. Among its brilliant teachers was one reverend Dr ED Luckas, economics professor there for more than 40 years and principal from 1942 to 1945. Writes RK Kaushik.

Japan offers to exchange research data with India

In a significant development, Japan’s leading research body, Society of Separation Process Engineers of Japan (SSPEJ), has offered exchange of research data and technology with India.

Panchkula government schools fail to learn from Peshawar massacre

Government schools in the district have not strengthened the security measures on campus despite the recent Peshawar massacre. The schools have not even deployed security guards at their gates. Even Government Model School, which is located next the district education office, does not have any security guards.

Saturday night 3rd coldest in a decade

Saturday night was the third coldest night in the past ten years with the minimum temperature in the city dropping to 2.3 degree Celsius. The Chandigarh Meteorological Centre said the minimum temperature recorded on Saturday was 2.3 degree Celsius and the maximum was 18.5 degree Celsius.
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