Chandigarh

  • Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Mar 03, 2015 00:28 IST

    Punjab to set up organic farming board

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday announced that the state will soon set up an organic farming board in Punjab. The CM said this while presiding over the valedictory function of three-day convention on organic farming.

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    Mar 02, 2015 23:57 IST

    Bench boycott continues; lawyers take on Bar for recalling petition

    The boycott of the bench of justice Rekha Mittal continued for second consecutive day, even as she sat in a division bench on Monday.

  • CM Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Mar 02, 2015 23:41 IST

    Parkash Singh Badal announces opening of skill development centres

    Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday announced opening of three skill centres of excellence in medical and paramedics in government medical colleges at Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot.

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    Mar 02, 2015 23:24 IST

    March 15 new deadline to get 10% rebate on property tax

    Giving an incentive for the general public to claim 10% rebate on property tax, the minister for local bodies department Anil Joshi on Monday extended the last for filing the property tax for 2014-15 to March 15, instead of earlier deadline of February 28.

  • Agriculture officials inspecting wheat crop. HT Photo
    Mar 02, 2015 23:18 IST

    Irrigation department cracks whip on 'corrupt' engineers

    In the past fortnight, the Punjab irrigation department has decided a number of pending inquiries related to corruption and other irregularities, and taken action against the errant officials, most of them engineers.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Mar 02, 2015 21:01 IST

    PU considering to take only GATE scores for ME/MTech admissions

    Panjab University is contemplating to abolish the entrance test for admission to ME/MTech at University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and consider only GATE qualified candidates for the admission.

  • PTU
    Mar 02, 2015 20:10 IST

    Punjab Technical University to start course in Vedic mathematics

    The Punjab Technical University (PTU) is all set to begin a certificate course in Vedic mathematics.

  • Girls enjoying at Rose Festival-N
    Mar 02, 2015 17:08 IST

    Panchkula: Rain dampens the spirit of Spring Festival

    The 29th spring festival organised by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) ended here on Sunday with weather playing a dampener as it rained throughout the day.

  • Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana chief minister. HT Photo
    Mar 02, 2015 16:53 IST

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar orders special revenue assessment

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday ordered a special revenue assessment to assess the loss to crops caused due to recent heavy rain and hailstorm in different parts of the state.

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    Mar 02, 2015 16:27 IST

    Charges framed against Tytler for defaming Phoolka

    A Delhi court framed charges against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday in a defamation case filed by advocate HS Phoolka, who represented the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

  • Girl shielding herself from umbrella during a rainfall in Jammu. Nitin Kanotra/HT
    Mar 02, 2015 14:15 IST

    Rains continue to lash Punjab, Haryana

    Rains continued to lash Punjab and Haryana on Monday even as the minimum temperatures rose by few notches above normal in most parts of both the states.

  • 'Gatka'
    Mar 02, 2015 12:12 IST

    Young girls make gatka a way of life

    The Spring Festival this year marked the debut of young, spirited girls performing gatka at Yavanika Gardens, Panchkula. The girls named Nidhi Chauhan and Kamal, though not Sikh, have been practising the art for the past three years.

  • Voters showing voter slips at a polling booth in Santa Majra in Kharar during MC Polls
    Mar 02, 2015 12:06 IST

    43% voters turn up for MC ward number 10 bypoll

    Reflecting lack of enthusiasm among residents of ward number 10, the byelections on Sunday witnessed just 43.67% turnout. Earlier, in the MC elections held in December 2011, 60% turnout was recorded. The result will be declared on March 3. Ward number 10 comprises Sectors 41 and 42 and villages of Badheri, Attawa and Buterla, having a population of nearly 35,000 and 24000 voters respectively.

  • Kattiwada village
    Mar 02, 2015 12:02 IST

    Blood-soaked pugmarks of leopard found in Dhanas

    In less than a fortnight after the footprints of a leopard were seen at Khuda Lahora, once again the scare of the deadly animal figured at Dhanas on Sunday. The residents were left scared after they noticed footprints at the Housing Board Colony in Dhanas.

  • Android smartphone
    Mar 02, 2015 11:48 IST

    Smart Chandigarh set to get new features

    The Android-based ‘Smart Chandigarh’ mobile application launched by the UT administration on January 26, which aims to serve as a single “e-window” to all information related to consumer awareness and citizen-centric services, will now have an added feature that will be introduced within a week. Through it residents can highlight shortcomings in cleanliness, sanitation, waterlogging, bad roads and other endemic problems in various city sectors.