Chandigarh

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Aug 03, 2015 22:14 IST

    Overcharging Sec 22 parking attendant lands in vigilance net

    UT vigilance department arrested an attendant of paid parking lot in Sector 22 B (in front of Sector 17 ISBT) for overcharging from a commuter, on Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bhawan Vidyalaya
    Aug 02, 2015 23:56 IST

    MUN:Students bridge gap debating on International issues

    The three-day Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh Model United Nations (BVCMUN), which concluded on Sunday with and a cultural programme, managed to reduce the ideological gap between students of different countries.

  • Agra: Labourer death
    Aug 03, 2015 00:08 IST

    22-year-old murdered over land dispute near Mullanpur

    In a group clash, a 22-year-old boy was murdered in broad daylight, while his father and brother sustained serious injuries, over cultivation of a piece of shamlat land at Perch village of Mullanpur in SAS Nagar district on Sunday.