Chandigarh

  • Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Apr 25, 2015 23:58 IST

    Badal asks Modi to restore dignity and pride of Khalsa Panth

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday brought the crucial Sikh issues and the agrarian crisis to the national centrestage, asking the Centre to end the "political, economic and religious discrimination" against the state, Sikh community and the farmers as a "matter of extreme national urgency".

  • Vikram Jit Singh
    Apr 25, 2015 23:30 IST

    Wildbuzz: To free a mocking bird

    Not all that is negative in human relations augurs ill for nature. An unusual episode came to the fore from Nawanshahr, Punjab. An accountant by profession, Manoj Kanda, complained to Union Minister Maneka Gandhi that his “chachi”, Ranjit Kaur, was illegally keeping four Rose-ringed parakeets in cages at their common family house in Shiv Nagar.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Apr 25, 2015 23:10 IST

    Immigration consultancy firm penalised for not providing visa

    The district consumer disputes redresssal forum here, directed a Phase-1 based consultancy firm to pay `25,000 as compensation to an SAS-Nagar resident for not providing requisite services despite having received money for arranging visa.

  • Textile
    Apr 25, 2015 23:03 IST

    8 skill development centres to be made operational this year

    The Punjab government on Saturday approved setting up of eight development centres at a cost of Rs 60 crore to improve employability of youth and to meet the demand of booming service and tertiary sectors.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Apr 25, 2015 22:57 IST

    Unsafe public transport: Punjab, Haryana reply to contempt petition

    The states of Punjab and Haryana and the union territory of Chandigarh have submitted their replies on a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against police heads for not providing armed women constables in public transport buses.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Apr 25, 2015 22:48 IST

    HC vacates stay against 180-day maternity leave to SSA teachers

    A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday vacated stay against 180-day maternity leave to contractual teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Authority (SSAA) in Punjab. Another division bench had granted the interim stay in July 2013 after the SSAA had challenged the single-judge order that had given these teachers as much maternity leave as contractual teachers in the education department enjoyed.

  • Vini Mahajan, principal secretary
    Apr 25, 2015 22:35 IST

    'Rude' to civil surgeon: Action sought against Barnala scribes

    Punjab's principal secretary for health has written to the chief secretary, seeking action against some journalists accused of obstructing the Barnala civil surgeon.

  • Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Apr 25, 2015 21:36 IST

    Badal for heralding era of 'skill revolution' in India

    Setting up the agenda for ushering in an era of skill revolution in the country, Punjab chief minister and chairman of sub-group on skill development, Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday emphasised the need to evolve a common framework at the national level with an ultimate goal to employability and livelihood opportunities under the skill development mission.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Apr 25, 2015 21:28 IST

    Chandigarh: Panjab University invites applications for PG courses

    Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has invited applications for various post-graduate courses run by the university. The interested students can apply before May 12. They can get the prospectus and application form on the PU website http://cetpg.puchd.ac.in/.

  • A Nihang flaunts his sword during a 'Hola Mohalla'
    Apr 25, 2015 20:43 IST

    DSGMC to paint Anandpur Sahib town white on 350th foundation day

    Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has taken up the task of painting Anandpur Sahib town white on the occasion of the 350th foundation day of the holy city to be observed from June 17 to 19.

  • Chandigarh tennis
    Apr 25, 2015 14:14 IST

    Double delight for Nishant, Calvin, Alisha

    Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) trainee Nishant Dabas won the singles and doubles boys’ under-12 titles in the AITA Championship Series tennis tournament at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) complex in Sector 10 on Friday.

  • Fire at Mandideep factory
    Apr 25, 2015 13:41 IST

    Woman who tried self-immolation outside Badal's residence dies in hospital

    Gurpreet Kaur of Nikke Ghumman village in Gurdaspur district, who had tried to immolate herself in front of the residence of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on December 12, 2014, succumbed to her burns on Saturday at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh, where she had been admitted with 40% burns.

  • Sumatran Tiger cub
    Apr 25, 2015 13:21 IST

    Spice of life: Tigers who earned their stripes

    The tiger population resurgence in the country is welcome news. The largest cat species earns its reputation as the king of jungle by its sheer personality that embodies strength, courage, gumption, and poise. Only a few of us have seen the jungle tiger in action but one can’t miss the tigers among us.

  • Farmer wheat
    Apr 25, 2015 12:58 IST

    Punjab fails to hold survey on farmers’ suicides after 2011

    Suicide by a farmer at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally at New Delhi on Wednesday has again underlined the grave concern of farmers’ ending their lives in the country.

  • White tiger zoo
    Apr 25, 2015 12:54 IST

    Ice blocks, sprinklers... it's time for animals to chill out

    While Ballu, a Himalayan bear, is busy rolling over a 100-kg ice block in front of a desert cooler, relishing a watermelon besides its extra feed at Chhatbir Zoo, Appaya the tiger is enjoying frequent showers and playing under sprinklers.