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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Chandigarh

Haryana polls: BSP's Arvind Sharma to contest from Yamunanagar and Rai

Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Sharma to contest from Yamunanagar and Rai assembly constituencies. Party announces nine more candidates.

Hooda seeks help for Haryana Basmati farmers

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help farmers from Haryana who grow Basmati rice.

Courtesy basketball, Muskan to fly to Japan

Back in 2010, Muskan Chanana had only spent a few days learning basketball when she decided to quit the sport. For her, the coach’s scolding was too harsh to bear. However, Muskan’s mother Ajayita talked the girl into changing her decision.

Deficient monsoon boon for HP’s power sector

The increased demand for power due to the deficient rainfall coupled with shortage of coal at thermal plants is set to generate more profits for the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board, with neighbouring states signing power purchase agreements.

The ‘status’ effect is taking its toll

Spread over an area of 114 sq km, Chandigarh has a population of around 12 lakh, based on data of the 2011 census. Together with the satellite cities of Panchkula, Mohali and the bustling suburbs, it caters to a huge urban mass of around 25 lakh that is set to touch 60 lakh by 2041. But that’s nothing remarkable as compared to other such towns.

At the most crucial turn in life, she lost her mother

Shivani, 17, had come to the city with her mother Guddi Devi from Rajasthan to pursue graduation in Chandigarh. The teenager was excited for a new phase of life, but the dream suffered a severe shock as, merely two days after reaching the city, her mother died in a road accident on June 8.

In middle of mess on Madhya Marg

It is the road at the heart of City Beautiful. Appropriately named Madhya Marg, or central road, it also witnesses all that is wrong with the traffic situation in Chandigarh. The UT police have identified 21 accident-prone stretches on the three main roads — Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg and Vikas Marg — and eight of these are on Madhya Marg.

INLD, BJP name candidates; many claimants for Cong nomination

While the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has fielded its sitting MLA Dilbag Singh from Yamunanagar assembly constituency for the October-15 assembly poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Ghanshyam Dass Arora. For the Congress ticket, there are many claimants.

BJP names HJC turncoat, Cong sure to field Surjewala

Political opportunism, for which the state is notorious, came to fore again on Saturday when Rao Surender Singh was nominated as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Kaithal in less than four hours of he joined the saffron party.

PU dental institute seeks nod for PG courses

Dr Harwansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital (DHSJIDS), Panjab University, sought permission from the Dental Council of India (DCI) for offering post-graduate courses on Sunday.

Pregnant women to be screened for thalassaemia

In a first-of-its-kind move, the SAS Nagar civil hospital in Phase 6 has tied up with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to screen pregnant women for thalassaemia.

Kerala folk artistes to perform in city today

As part of the ongoing Kerala Fest in Haryana, nearly four dance ensembles will showcase the rich folk culture of Kerala at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.

Heartburn, as turncoats favoured over BJP loyalists

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s declaration of 90 candidates for the Haryana assembly polls has come as a shocker for many of its committed workers who were ignored, while turncoats from the Congress and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) managed to get tickets.

'MC House may evade my queries'

Four days before the monthly municipal corporation (MC) House meeting, BJP councillor Satinder Singh is apprehensive that councillors who went on a study tour to Port Blair will evade his questionnaire.

JNNURM buses mere fuel guzzlers

Buses procured under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme are proving to be fuel-guzzlers. With fuel efficiency at less than claimed, these buses, during the past three years have cost the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) more than Rs. 5.52 crore in inflated fuel bills.
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