Chandigarh

  • Stray dogs-n
    Mar 28, 2015 23:05 IST

    Mauled by dog, six-year-old girl on road to recovery

    Six-year-old Sadia, who underwent plastic surgery at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, after being bitten on the face by a stray dog in Manimajra, is stable now and would be discharged by March 31.

  •  graduate ballet performance
    Mar 28, 2015 22:59 IST

    Haryana Kala Parishad celebrates Theatre Day

    The Haryana Kala Parishad staged four socially relevant Haryanvi short satirical plays by leading theatre groups to mark the World Theatre Day at the Yavanika open air theatre, on Saturday.

  • Vikram Jit Singh
    Mar 28, 2015 22:24 IST

    Wild buzz: Waterboarding, Doggie Ishtyle

    If you happen to visit the water holes and check dams in the tricity's peripheral jungles, you will come across skeletons of sambars/neelgai strewn on the banks. Mostly of fawns, like young buds, plucked prematurely, snuffed out and trampled upon in the swirling dust. Village dogs orchestrate these macabre deaths, on some occasions over 48 hours.Writes Vikram Jit Singh

  • Indian Judiciary
    Mar 28, 2015 21:24 IST

    Rs 23 lakh relief for causing death due to rash driving

    For risking the life of co-passengers by rash driving that led to an accident leaving one dead and two injured, the motor accident claims tribunal presided over by additional district and sessions judge Shalini S Nagpal directed the driver to pay Rs 23 lakh as compensation.

  • Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Partap Singh Bajwa-N
    Mar 28, 2015 20:04 IST

    Congress flays cane charge on students, demands Punjab minister's dismissal

    Strongly condemning the cane charge on students in Nawanshahar who were protesting against the alleged non-disbursement of scholarships, Punjab Congress on Saturday demanded dismissal of Social Welfare minister on the issue.

  • BSF
    Mar 28, 2015 14:44 IST

    BSF kills Pak smuggler in Punjab, recovers 24 kg of heroin

    Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead a Pakistani smuggler in the Amritsar sector along the India-Pakistan border on Saturday and recovered 24 kg heroin. A BSF spokesman said that the heroin recovered was worth nearly Rs.120 crore in the international market.

  • Open hand-N
    Mar 28, 2015 10:48 IST

    Suspended employee exposes irregularities, corruption in CITCO

    A suspended telephone operator of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has turned out to be a whistleblower, claiming he was compelled to give an expensive gift of gold coin worth `14,481, besides other expensive gifts like imported whiskies for not posting him out of place.

  • Stray dog
    Mar 28, 2015 10:52 IST

    Dog menace: Top officials, mayor get court notice

    Judicial magistrate Shilpi Gupta on Friday issued notice for May 4 to UT home-cum-health secretary, MC Chandigarh commissioner and city mayor to file reply on the petition on stray dog menace. Following the incident of a stray dog injuring 13 persons, including seven children, in Manimajra on Wednesday, a city-based lawyer had moved the court.

  • Garbage
    Mar 28, 2015 10:56 IST

    City continues to stink

    With the strike of safai karamchari union entering fourth day, residents are at the receiving end as heaps of garbage have piled up in various localities of the city. But, it seems that the officials are not taking up the issue seriously.

  • Manohar Lal Khattar
    Mar 28, 2015 10:00 IST

    Haryana keeps power plants shut for months, plans 2 units

    Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar recently announced to give a push to two new super-critical coal-based power units in the state. The move to enhance the state’s own power generation with the new thermal units of 800 MW each at the existing plants at Panipat and Yamunanagar comes at a time when the state-run Haryana Power General Corporation Limited (HPGCL), which has installed generation capacity of 3230 MW, is passing through a tough phase.

  • Stray dog
    Mar 28, 2015 10:06 IST

    Notice to Punjab, Haryana, UT on boy’s letter about dog menace

    A letter from a Class-7 student who can’t go out to play because of the stray-dog menace in his locality has led the Punjab and Haryana high court to issue a notice to the authorities in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.

  • Punjab cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra-N
    Mar 28, 2015 10:10 IST

    Rakhra: Principals can form panels to complete development works

    Minister for higher education Surjit Singh Rakhra on Friday said that as other government agencies had failed to complete development work in government colleges, college principals could form committees to complete the work.

  • Open hand-N
    Mar 28, 2015 10:41 IST

    UT, Punjab and Haryana to come together for inter-state regional plan

    The inter-state regional plan is likely to be worked upon with Chandigarh and the states of Punjab and Haryana coming together on agreeable terms and conditions. In a high level meeting of the urban planning department in New Delhi on Friday, it was decided that these states would discuss the modalities for a regional plan soon.

  • Mar 28, 2015 09:51 IST

    Galvalume roofing sheets: Ball in BJP govt’s court whether to seek a CBI probe or not

    Following the detection of irregularities by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in the award of contract for construction of godowns with galvalume roofing sheets by Haryana State Warehousing Corporation (HSWC), the BJP government in Haryana will have to take a call on whether or not to make a reference to the Centre for a CBI probe.

  • Ajay Maken
    Mar 28, 2015 09:21 IST

    In unusual move, Cong appoints two election incharges for bypoll

    In an unusual move, which clearly shows factionalism in the party, the Congress on Friday appointed two election incharges for the Dhuri bypoll. While deputy leader of Congress in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh had nominated the name of Guru Har Sahai MLA Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi to the high command, Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa had suggested the name of former Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla.