Chandigarh

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Mar 02, 2015 21:01 IST

    PU considering to take only GATE scores for ME/MTech admissions

    Panjab University is contemplating to abolish the entrance test for admission to ME/MTech at University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and consider only GATE qualified candidates for the admission.

  • Girls enjoying at Rose Festival-N
    Mar 02, 2015 17:08 IST

    Panchkula: Rain dampens the spirit of Spring Festival

    The 29th spring festival organised by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) ended here on Sunday with weather playing a dampener as it rained throughout the day.

  • Voters showing voter slips at a polling booth in Santa Majra in Kharar during MC Polls
    Mar 02, 2015 12:06 IST

    43% voters turn up for MC ward number 10 bypoll

    Reflecting lack of enthusiasm among residents of ward number 10, the byelections on Sunday witnessed just 43.67% turnout. Earlier, in the MC elections held in December 2011, 60% turnout was recorded. The result will be declared on March 3. Ward number 10 comprises Sectors 41 and 42 and villages of Badheri, Attawa and Buterla, having a population of nearly 35,000 and 24000 voters respectively.

  • Kattiwada village
    Mar 02, 2015 12:02 IST

    Blood-soaked pugmarks of leopard found in Dhanas

    In less than a fortnight after the footprints of a leopard were seen at Khuda Lahora, once again the scare of the deadly animal figured at Dhanas on Sunday. The residents were left scared after they noticed footprints at the Housing Board Colony in Dhanas.

  • Android smartphone
    Mar 02, 2015 11:48 IST

    Smart Chandigarh set to get new features

    The Android-based ‘Smart Chandigarh’ mobile application launched by the UT administration on January 26, which aims to serve as a single “e-window” to all information related to consumer awareness and citizen-centric services, will now have an added feature that will be introduced within a week. Through it residents can highlight shortcomings in cleanliness, sanitation, waterlogging, bad roads and other endemic problems in various city sectors.

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    Mar 01, 2015 22:25 IST

    Two arrested in murder of 35-year-old security guard

    Police have arrested two men, allegedly involved in murder of a 35-year-old security guard. The accused have been identified as Bachan Singh, who was a councillor in 1997 from ward number 10 and Praladh Tiwari. Meanwhile, efforts are being made to arrest the remaining two accused.

  • Wembley Cooperative House Building Society in Sector 91, SAS Nagar. HT Photo
    Mar 01, 2015 22:48 IST

    Accused of Rs 12 cr fraud, housing society management still on run

    Almost a decade after its inception, Wembley Cooperative House Building Society in Sector 91, SAS Nagar, is yet to see the light of day, leaving its allottees in the lurch.

  • City residents participating in a cycling event as part of Raahgiri Day-N
    Mar 01, 2015 19:38 IST

    Chandigarh: Even in rain, residents flock to 3rd Raahgiri Day

    The third edition of Raahgiri Day evoked great response with a large number of people enthusiastically taking part in different activities despite light drizzle on cold Sunday morning.

  • Administrative block of Panjab University, Chandigarh. HT Photo
    Mar 01, 2015 19:57 IST

    NAAC team lands at Panjab University, inspects university hostels

    A 16-member team of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) arrived at the Panjab University (PU) on Sunday and randomly visited various girls and boys hostels in Sector 14 and Sector 25 campuses of the University.

  • Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA). HT Photo
    Mar 01, 2015 19:51 IST

    UT admn ropes in architecture students as guides for Capitol Complex

    Chandigarh administration has roped in students of Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) to give visitors walking tours of the Capitol Complex, Sector 1, and explain fine details of architectural marvels of Chandigarh's planner Le Corbusier.

  • Indian Rupee
    Mar 01, 2015 20:03 IST

    Kin of man killed in mishap, 3 others awarded Rs 11.4 lakh in damages

    For killing a man and leaving three others injured, the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) has directed the owner of a speeding SUV to pay Rs 11.4 lakh with 7.5% interest to the injured and kin of the deceased.

  • Budget, health
    Mar 01, 2015 14:47 IST

    Rs 860cr budget gives top billing to health

    The Union budget has given top priority to improving the health infrastructure in Chandigarh with `189 crore of the total plan budget of `860 crore for the UT being earmarked for this sector in 2015-16. Health, as such, has been given a liberal increase of 54% over the last fiscal’s sanctioned budget of `122 crore.

  • Parchi
    Mar 01, 2015 14:00 IST

    31 caught cheating on Day 1 of board exams

    As many as 31 cheating cases were reported across state on the first day of Class 12, Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) board exams, on Saturday. These included a maximum of nine from Jalandhar.

  • CBSE board exams begin
    Mar 01, 2015 11:53 IST

    Dept to offer extra classes to help students bust exam stress

    In order to reduce the stress during board exams, UT education department is gearing up to start extra classes for the students before or after their school. The department has asked the schools to send a list of the teachers who can volunteer to teach the students after school hours and can take classes an hour before the school in order to facilitate the students in their preparations for boards.

  • PGI-N
    Mar 01, 2015 11:41 IST

    PGI official arrested for forging job documents

    Police on Saturday arrested an assistant administrative officer (AAO) of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) for allegedly producing fake documents to get a job at the PGIMER in 2009.