Chandigarh

  • chandigarh airport
    Aug 29, 2015 23:55 IST

    'Int'l airport in SAS Nagar to be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh'

    To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narender Modi on September 11, the international airport in SAS Nagar will be named as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport. This was stated by Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra while addressing mediapersons after a visit to the airport on Friday.

  • teachers
    Aug 29, 2015 22:47 IST

    Punjab to discontinue TET, will hold CET for admission to JBT colleges

    The Punjab education department has decided to do away with Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted prior to recruitment into government service and will now introduce the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into JBT colleges.

  • AAP MP from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi (left) and Harinder Singh Khalsa during a rally at Baba Bakala. (HT PHOTO)
    Aug 29, 2015 19:45 IST

    AAP suspends Punjab MPs Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Singh Khalsa

    The Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Saturday suspended Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi and Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa for anti-party activities.

  • Gagan Gill, wife of iconic writer Nirmal Verma
    Aug 29, 2015 17:48 IST

    Basking in a patch of sunshine

    She was 19 and a student in the Delhi University in 1979 when the acclaimed Hindi writer Nirmal Verma (1929-2005), a pioneer of modern fiction came to deliver a lecture. "Although a student of English literature, I had read the short stories of Nirmal and he was a hero for students like me," says Gagan who comes to the city to watch the enactment on stage of Nirmal's famous story 'Dhoop ka ek tukda' on Sunday.

  • Khushwant Singh
    Aug 29, 2015 14:48 IST

    Khushwant Singh’s daughter puts together Portrait of a Serial Killer

    In the year he would have turned 100, a collection of Khushwant Singh's forgotten works, as diverse as the man himself, have been put together by his daughter in the form of a book: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

  • Aug 29, 2015 11:07 IST

    3 soldiers injured during 'accidental' grenade explosion during training in Pulwama district of J&K

    3 soldiers injured during 'accidental' grenade explosion during training in Pulwama district of J&K

  • President of Punjab People Party Manpreet Singh Badal. HT Photo
    Aug 29, 2015 09:58 IST

    Is PPP chief Manpreet Badal joining hands with Congress?

    Political circles in Punjab are abuzz with speculation over People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) president Manpreet Badal meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi recently to “chalk out a merger plan”.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Aug 29, 2015 09:45 IST

    PU revises exam framework, to implement equal passing marks

    Revising the existing examination structure of under-graduate courses, Panjab University (PU) has decided to implement uniform passing parks in BA,BSc, BCom, BCA and BBA courses in colleges affiliated with the university. The university has decided to revamp the existing structure under which a student had to secure different passing marks in different semester of the same course.

  • 55-year-old Mohali mayor Kulwant Singh
    Aug 29, 2015 09:39 IST

    From Rs 375 a month, Kulwant now has Rs 1,500-cr real estate biz

    Becoming the first mayor of SAS Nagar was a long-cherished dream of Kulwant Singh (55), a Class-10 passout and owner of Janta Land Promoters Limited that has a Rs 1,500-crore turnover with business interests in SAS Nagar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Himachal Pradesh.

  • Newly elected Mohali mayor Kulwant Singh
    Aug 29, 2015 09:35 IST

    Tough challenges await Mohali MC House

    Having 50 wards and five villages with a population of 2.5 lakh, the SAS Nagar municipal corporation (MC) is eligible for grants from the 14th Finance Commission. The MC also hopes to increase its annual income from `86 crore to `100 crore with the transfer of some areas from the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

  • court canada
    Aug 29, 2015 08:53 IST

    Three get life term for rape, murder of Palsora girl

    Additional district sessions judge Anshu Shukla on Friday awarded life imprisonment to three persons, including a woman, for the gruesome murder after rape of an 11-year-old Palsora girl whose body was found in a gunny bag dumped in a forest area in November 2013.

  • Vijender Singh
    Aug 29, 2015 00:11 IST

    Won't pass any order without hearing govt: HC to Vijender Singh

    Several appeals from ace boxer Vijender Singh to the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday failed to yield any result as it categorically told him that a matter of such an importance had come for judicial scrutiny for the first time and without hearing the government it would not give any interim direction.

  • Amarinder Singh, Rahul Gandhi Partap Singh Bajwa
    Aug 28, 2015 23:38 IST

    Fearing AAP, Congress may go for bold changes in Punjab

    A fear that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) might do another Delhi has forced the Congress to work out a compromise formula to end an internal fight in Punjab that threatens to derail its plans to dethrone the Akali-BJP combine in the 2017 assembly elections. "The uncertainty over the leadership issue has to end," a source said.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Aug 28, 2015 23:15 IST

    PU revises exam framework, to implement equal passing marks

    Revising the existing examination structure of under-graduate courses, Panjab University (PU) has decided to implement uniform passing parks in BA,BSc, BCom, BCA and BBA courses in colleges affiliated with the university. The university has decided to revamp the existing structure under which a student had to secure different passing marks in different semester of the same course.

  • Don't tap the rakhi
    Aug 28, 2015 20:54 IST

    Now smartphone apps that celebrate the bond of brother-sister

    These days we have apps for almost everything. Thanks to the technological advances we now have apps that celebrate the brother-sister. Though options are scarce, yet they give you an opportunity to make the day of your sibling really special.