• Kalyan
    Jan 29, 2015 19:46 IST

    Himachal governor wants educational criteria for all polls

    In the wake of the Rajasthan government's move to fix minimum educational qualifications for contesting 'panchayati raj' polls last month, Himachal governor Kalyan Singh said political parties in the state should now hold a debate and decide whether to do the same for all elections.

  • The Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party workers during a clash at Tarn Taran on Tuesday. HT Photo
    Jan 29, 2015 19:40 IST

    Clash between Youth Congress, BJP workers leaves 12 hurt

    About a dozen people were injured when a protest staged by members of the Himachal Youth Congress turned violent after a clash with Bharatiya Janata Party workers outside the BJP state headquarters here on Thursday. The Congress party's youth wing had earlier announced it would hold protests across the state to oppose a proposed .

  • Modi
    Jan 29, 2015 19:31 IST

    Centre urged to include Himachal Pradesh in 'Nirbhaya' scheme

    State transport minister GS Bali urged central road transport, highways & shipping minister Nitin Gadkari to include Himachal Pradesh within the purview of the 'Nirbhaya' scheme during his meeting with the latter on Wednesday at which they discussed various issues pertaining to road transport and highways in the state

  • Republic Day
    Jan 29, 2015 18:50 IST

    R-Day: Sikh Regiment, Brigade of Guards best marching contingents

    The Sikh Regiment and the Brigade of Guards Regiment were on Thursday jointly adjudged the best marching contingents in this year's Republic Day parade under the Services category, while the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) won the coveted award in the paramilitary and auxiliary segment.

  • Agriculture
    Jan 29, 2015 18:23 IST

    Punjab offers direct grain supply to Kerala

    The Punjab government on Thursday offered direct grain supply, including that of wheat and rice, to Kerala as per its specifications.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 29, 2015 18:15 IST

    Financial situation of Punjab precarious, says Capt Amarinder Singh

    Claiming that the financial situation of Punjab was precarious, congress leader Amarinder Singh on Thursday said nobody seems to be concerned and questioned the sincerity of the chief minister in doling out liberal grants.

  •  Barack Obama
    Jan 29, 2015 16:29 IST

    US Sikh body commends Obama's religious tolerance remarks

    A US-based Sikh rights group has welcomed President Barack Obama's recent remarks in which he asked India to promote religious and racial tolerance.

  • Arrest-handcuffs-P
    Jan 29, 2015 16:04 IST

    Child thieves crashing weddings active again?

    Wedding season has again been marked with children committing thefts at marriages. Police claim a seven-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister, who they found dressed in finery and roaming aimlessly at a wedding in Sector 49, had admitted to have committed theft there.

  • Accused Rattan Lubana
    Jan 29, 2015 14:54 IST

    Alleging frame-up, Lubana seeks bail

    Claiming false implication owing to political rivalry, Rattan Lubana, 22, ABVP chairman at DAV College, Sector 10, and son of a BJP leader, has moved court seeking bail.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Jan 29, 2015 15:02 IST

    SBI directed to pay Rs 50,000 for charging wrong rate of interest on housing loans

    The district consumer disputes redressal forum, Panchkula, has directed the State Bank of India (SBI) branch at Khatauli village in Barwala block to pay complainants `50,000 for wrongly charging floating rate of interest instead of fixed rate on two housing loans.

  • Ajay Kumar.
    Jan 29, 2015 15:30 IST

    Kidnapped 4-year-old rescued, neighbour held

    The police claim to have rescued four-year-old Ajay Kumar, who was allegedly kidnapped by his neighbour in Kishangarh on Sunday.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Jan 29, 2015 15:35 IST

    HC allows doctor to remain head of PGI’s pharmacology dept

    The Punjab & Haryana High Court on Wednesday allowed Dr Amitava Chakravarti to continue as head of the pharmacology department at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Jan 29, 2015 16:01 IST

    CLU case: CFSL report produced before HC in sealed cover; stay on investigations against Ram Kishan Fauji to continue till Feb 6

    CLU case: CFSL report produced before HC in sealed cover; stay on investigations against Ram Kishan Fauji to continue till Feb 6

  • View of SYL-N canal at village Kaami Kala near Shambhu. Bharat Bhushan/HT
    Jan 29, 2015 14:17 IST

    SYL canal row: Haryana to file fresh suit in apex court

    The BJP government in Haryana is learnt to have decided to file a fresh suit in the Supreme Court (SC) to declare the Termination of Agreements Act passed by the Punjab assembly null and void, which would pave the way for implementation of the two judgments of the apex court for completion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and enable the carriage of Haryana’s full share of 3.5 million-acre-feet (MAF) of surplus Ravi Beas waters.

  • If a lot can happen over a cup of coffee-N
    Jan 29, 2015 13:51 IST

    From chai to latté: Tricity’s brewing café culture

    Coffee, as they say, has a certain buzz, and that buzz is at its loudest in a unique social environment- the cafe! While the trend evolved a couple of years ago in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, Chandigarh is not far behind as cafes in the tricity have only got bigger and better!