SAD candidate from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra was hooted and cow dung thrown at his car at Rauni village in Morinda on Friday late evening, when he arrived to address a gathering of nearly 400 people as part of his poll campaign. Power in the area was also switched off to heckle him. The fiasco resulted due to factionalism within the village, sources claimed.
Over a month after its top leaders joined another student group, the Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) announced its new executive committee. Law department student Sahejpal Singh Sidhu has been announced as its president, Navaldeep Singh is now campus president, Harshdeep Singh Shergill is chairman, Amandeep Kamboj is colleges' chairman and Ashish Kumar is the new party incharge.
In less than three weeks of joining the Congress, Kharar leader Arjun Kansal joined back the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday.
Coming to aid of a Sector-20 resident, district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed an online portal and a credit card company to pay Rs. 20,000 to the complainant as compensation for deficient services.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has assured that the government would review its decision to accord nagar panchayat status to Nurpur Bedi village of Rupnagar after the Lok Sabha elections.
Family members of Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni, 71, are pitching in for her campaign by dividing the work among them. Her 80-year old husband takes care of visitors at their house in Sector 9, Chandigarh, while her 46-year old son, who is a businessman, develops and executes strategies to woo voters.
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has asked for explanation from secretary to Haryana governor and Ambala division commissioner Neelam P Kasni in the oustee quota plot scam within 15 days. She was the chairman of the screening committee as HUDA administrator when allotments were made to ineligible people in 2005.
The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) has dropped three subjects from this year’s Combined Entrance Test (CET) list conducted for post graduate courses. The examination is conducted by Panjab University for enrollment to various courses offered by 30-odd institutes in Chandigarh.
Though the UT administration has been striving hard to get UNESCO to accord Chandigarh the status of a World Heritage City, it has done little to preserve the heritage furniture, much of which is in dire need of repair. Instead it has sold over 200 such items, netting about Rs. 10 crore.
The royal splendor of Moghal empire, saga of secular thoughts, ethical values , spirit of “vedic granths”, humanism upheld by Moghal prince Dara Shikoh, the historical betrayal, and intrigue by his brother princes, was brought alive in a theatrical spectacle ‘Dara Shikoh’ at the Tagore Theatre here on Friday.
Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Ambika Soni addressed a number of public meetings in Chamkaur Sahib assembly segment as part of her campaigning on Friday. She addressed a meet at Cholta village, Navipur, Najheri, Rodda, Rattangarh, Garanagan, Datarpur, Badwal, Behwalpur.
The administration has re-issued a three-week notice to the residents of three colonies --- Kuldeep Colony, Pandit Colony and Majdoor Colony --- in Sector 52 to vacate its land. This follows last year's efforts to get the encroachers to move failed to elicit the desired response.
The local police have arrested auto driver and his aide for allegedly making an attempt to outrage modesty of a 22-year-old married woman on Friday. The police said the victim, who had been working in IT park, had hired an auto to her residence in Baltana.
Local court on Friday sentenced Nachhattar Singh, a resident of Bhutton village in the Nurpur Bedi area, to life imprisonment for murder. Nachhattar had murdered Jaswinder Singh of Haripur Phulre village with sharp-edged weapons on the intervening night of June 1-2, 2012, following an altercation at his (Nachhattar's) house.
Corpse of a married woman hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Mullana was reportedly found under mysterious circumstances on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Manju Rani (28) and was married to Pardeep Kumar, employer at a private engineering college.