Chandigarh

  • Abdul Kalam
    Aug 04, 2015 23:40 IST

    APJ Abdul Kalam bestseller even in death

    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was not only a renowned scientist and the ‘People’s President’, but also a bestselling author, who inspired many through books such as ‘Wings of Fire’, ‘Ignited Minds’ and ‘Vision 2020’, among others. His books sold a huge number of copies in multiple languages and although the demand for his texts remained high during his lifetime, his sudden death last week has reignited readers’ interest in his works.

  • Doctors wearing mask as a precaution measures against swine flu virus, attends patients at an OPD in Jammu.
    Aug 04, 2015 23:32 IST

    Evening OPD to start at GMSH-16 from August 15

    The UT health department is all geared up to launch the evening out patient departments (OPDs) at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector-16 (GMSH-16) from August 15. The hospital had first started evening OPD two years back but was unable to keep it functioning.

  • Administrative block of Panjab University, Chandigarh. HT Photo
    Aug 04, 2015 23:24 IST

    Panjab University elections likely on August 28

    Dean Students' Welfare professor Navdeep Goyal on Tuesday said that the likely date for PU elections was August 28. "As announced by the police, August 28 will be the likely date for elections. The code of conduct will, however, be implemented later with formal announcement," Goyal said.

  • A man walking early morning in front of H.P. State library after fresh spell of snowfall at Ridge in Shimla. Santosh Rawat/HT
    Aug 04, 2015 22:42 IST

    Shimla MC alleges anomalies in selection of Dharamsala

    Selection of Dharamsala among the 100 smart cities across India has stoked a political controversy with the Left-dominated Shimla municipal body seeking chief minister's intervention alleging unfair selection.

  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots
    Aug 04, 2015 18:29 IST

    1984 riot victims demand govt job for kin of deceased

    A delegation of 1984 riot victims on Tuesday met Union minister Jitendra Singh and sought government jobs for the family members of those who fell prey to the violence and also raised other rehabilitation-related issues.

  • Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister, Punjab
    Aug 04, 2015 15:29 IST

    Punjab govt offices closed for second half as tribute to Ch Jagjit Singh

    All offices of the Punjab government, board and corporations were closed for the second half on Tuesday in memory of former Punjab minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, who passed away in Jalandhar on Tuesday morning after a brief illness. A spokesperson of the chief minister’s office said that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, while mourning the death of the former local bodies minister, had decided to declare a holiday for the second half as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

  • Baba Surat Singh Khalsa (HT Photo)
    Aug 04, 2015 14:01 IST

    Respect Khalsa’s right to protest, Amnesty tells Punjab govt

    Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Tuesday urged the Punjab government to respect fasting Sikh hardline activist Surat Singh Khalsa’s freedom of expression and right to protest.

  • Classroom
    Aug 04, 2015 11:02 IST

    NGOs, education department to sign pact to boost literacy

    The city-based non-government organisations (NGOs) and the education department have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bring improvement in education sector in Chandigarh. The development came after a three-hour meeting between the NGOs and the department officials at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, here on Monday.

  • Property tax-N
    Aug 04, 2015 10:25 IST

    CHB cuts interest rate, allottees to pay less fine

    Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) on Monday proposed to slash the interest rate of the allottees who were asked to pay in lakhs for defaulting amount ranging between `1 and Rs 880. This implies that the allottee, who was told to deposit Rs 7.5 lakh for defaulting Rs 1, will have to pay Rs 51,000.

  • child begging
    Aug 04, 2015 09:40 IST

    Child begging ban in Chandigarh from Oct 2

    The UT administration has set October 2 as the deadline for people to stop using children for begging in the city. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held here on Monday.

  • Poonam Sharma, mayor of Chandigarh. HT Photo
    Aug 04, 2015 09:56 IST

    Mayor says house tax notification not as per Act, asks adviser to withdraw it

    Three days after former mayor Subhash Chawla resigned from the chairmanship of the house tax committee over the imposition of house tax, city mayor Poonam Sharma has shot off a letter to UT adviser Vijay Dev stating the notification has not been issued as per the rule, and that it should be withdrawn.

  • Medical Insurance
    Aug 04, 2015 10:21 IST

    Vigilance awaits adviser’s nod to book two doctors over forgery

    In a case of submitting forged academic certificate and issuance of unauthorised experience certificate, the UT vigilance cell is awaiting the UT adviser’s permission to register an FIR against a Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) department head and an associate professor working at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

  • A senior Dalit leader Choudhary Jagjit Singh
    Aug 04, 2015 08:50 IST

    Former minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh passes away following cardiac arrest

    Former minister and senior Dalit leader Chaudhary Jagjit Singh passed away following cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. He was 81.

  • Panchkula
    Aug 03, 2015 23:52 IST

    Panchkula bats for smart city tag again

    As a last-ditch effort, the Panchkula municipal corporation has resent a fresh proposal to the Haryana government to be reconsidered for the smart city project after failing to make a cut in the list of the proposed smart cities in the state. The MC has rectified the mistakes that were committed in the previous proposal submissions.

  • Mirage 2000 plane
    Aug 03, 2015 23:33 IST

    AFT stays IAF officer's transfer with a rider

    The principal bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), New Delhi, has stayed the transfer of judge advocate general (JAG) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Commodore NK Sharma to the office of air office administration.