Chandigarh

  • SC, Supreme Court
    Aug 03, 2015 20:35 IST

    SC notice to Centre on HC's jurisdiction over orders of AFT

    The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a special leave petition (SLP) filed on allowing high courts to hear appeals against the judgments of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT).

  • AAP leader Himmat Singh Shergill.
    Aug 03, 2015 20:24 IST

    Punjab AAP leaders continue to spar, high command silent

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have silenced its guns to curb the growing confrontation in its Punjab unit, even as Himmat Singh Shergill, party's lost bet in the 2014 general elections, on Monday accused his colleague and Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa of eyeing the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket for his son in the 2017 assembly polls.

  • Sushma Swaraj
    Aug 03, 2015 20:14 IST

    Swaraj asks envoy to meet Pak Sikh girl who excelled in Class 10 exam

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian high commissioner to Pakistan to visit the Sikh girl in Pakistan who has emerged as the first girl from the minority community to be among the toppers of the Class 10 exams.

  • Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand saved several lives
    Aug 03, 2015 20:01 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: Driver, who saved lives, wants job regularised

    The contractual Punjab Roadways driver, whose name has been recommended for Gallantry award for saving 76 lives during Gurdaspur terror attack, has requested the Punjab government to regularise his job so that he could sustain his family of six.

  • Vinod Khanna
    Aug 03, 2015 18:23 IST

    In first since terror strike, Khanna to visit Gurdaspur within a week

    Bollywood actor-turned-Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna, who has been facing flak for not visiting his parliamentary constituency after the July 27 terror strike in Dinanagar, is expected to meet family members of the attack victims within a week.

  • Rock Garden
    Aug 03, 2015 17:23 IST

    Chandigarh the best value destination according to survey

    Mumbai has been ranked the most expensive among nine key Indian cities for the third consecutive year, while Chandigarh bagged the best value destination for a city break in a survey released on Monday.

  • Aug 03, 2015 12:47 IST

    Gikki murder case: Four accused, including an Akali leader, sentenced to life imprisonment

    Gikki murder case: Four accused, including an Akali leader, sentenced to life imprisonment

  • Aug 03, 2015 15:33 IST

    SC dismisses former Haryana CM OP Chautala's appeal against conviction and 10-year jail term in the teachers' recruitment scam

    SC dismisses former Haryana CM OP Chautala's appeal against conviction and 10-year jail term in the teachers' recruitment scam

  • tennis tournament
    Aug 03, 2015 11:23 IST

    AITA Talent Series tennis tournament: Savneet enters main draw

    Savneet Singh Bajwa snubbed Sehaj’s challenge 9-4 to enter the main draw in the boys’ under-16 category after winning his final qualifying round match in the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament being played at Sunrise Tennis Academy in Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, on Sunday.

  • Drunk driving
    Aug 03, 2015 11:22 IST

    PGI finds majority of injured drivers drunk

    A recent study has found that majority of the injured drivers reaching the Advanced Trauma Centre of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, are drunk.

  • Shatabdi Express
    Aug 03, 2015 10:56 IST

    Readers' take: Train of century must justify its name

    While the Centre is making tall claims about introducing high-speed trains, those travelling on Shatabdi continue to be served food with substandard quality.

  • Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma-N
    Aug 03, 2015 10:38 IST

    Regional buzz: BJP's Kamal Sharma prefers silence

    BJP leaders, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife, chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, never miss any opportunity to hit out at Badals and the Shiromani Akali Dal.

  • cobbler
    Aug 03, 2015 10:25 IST

    Proud of their craft, cobblers keep business alive in Chandigarh

    The soles on Sher Singh’s favourite Bata loafers had worn through, and dimesize holes in his socks began to appear. So, the 38-year-old legal assistant, headed to a shoe repair in Sector 35C, where he has been going for over seven years now. Here, he meets Jagdish Ram, a second generation cobbler, who has been sitting at the same spot since 1978. “I’ve seen the city grow with my own eyes,” says the 56-year-old. The area of his small shoe-repair setup is piled high with reheeled stilettos, resoled boots and polished oxfords.

  • rain rickshaw
    Aug 03, 2015 09:50 IST

    Spice of life: The stories we create

    Human mind is a complex and super-active machine that remains busy all the time. Sometimes, it stores your experiences in its memory box, whereas at other times, it helps you visualise a rosy picture of the things to come.

  • witchcraft performer
    Aug 03, 2015 09:32 IST

    Fear casts spell on sorcerer of Kamboh village, Tarn Taran

    At a remote village Kamboh on the banks of the Beas river in the Harike wetland area, Sukkho is a reputed “witchcraft expert”. Poor like Pallo, she lives with her three daughters-in-law, of whom two are pregnant, even as the family’s other children play around in poverty.