• Administrative block of Panjab University, Chandigarh. HT Photo
    Apr 01, 2015 19:40 IST

    PU to start 2 new courses in upcoming academic session

    Panjab University (PU) will start two new courses -- Masters in Engineering (Biotechnology) and Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) -- from 2015-16 academic session.

  • British Sikh
    Apr 01, 2015 12:51 IST

    Marathon runner Fauja Singh turns 104!

    British Sikh marathon runner Fauja Singh has turned 104 today. Fauja Singh, nicknamed the Turbaned Tornado,debuted as a marathorn runner at the age of 89 years in the year 2000. Since then, Singh has run nine full marathons.

  • April Fools
    Apr 01, 2015 15:13 IST

    15 hilarious social media-approved April Fool's Day pranks

    And because there's nothing better to get the creative juices flowing than an all-out prank war on this day and because it gives you the perfect chance to pull off an epic, unforgettable prank, we put together a list of some of the best April Fool's Day pranks that caught our eye on social media.

  • Congress leader Sukhpal Khaira interacting with mediapersons in Chandigarh
    Apr 01, 2015 09:23 IST

    Powerful accused threatening witnesses, CBI had told police

    “Influential and powerful accused such as Sarabjit Singh Raju (in charge of Fastway cable TV in Amritsar) are threatening and harassing the witnesses in the Amritsar sex scandal case,” the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wrote to the Amritsar police in 2008.

  • pic 2
    Apr 01, 2015 17:39 IST

    Spice of life: Twin joy, double delight

    Today, travel across continents is commonplace, but 20 years ago, the arrival of a guest was a time of breathless anticipation and adventure, and more so if the visitor was coming from the United States.

  • Ranaghat rape, convent rape
    Mar 31, 2015 20:16 IST

    Bengal nun rape: Ludhiana cops detain 4 suspected Bangladeshis

    Police in Ludhiana have detained four persons in connection with the gangrape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat and the subsequent robbery incident at a convent.

  • Ground water problem
    Mar 31, 2015 21:44 IST

    Groundwater contamination: HC seeks report on power plants in Punjab

    Observing that it is necessary that thermal plants of Punjab run in conformity with applicable environmental norms, the Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a report in this regard from the state government.

  • Electricity
    Mar 31, 2015 20:39 IST

    Punjab: Announcement of power tariff delayed

    Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has decided to continue the last fiscal's tariff structure from April 1 until the tariff order for the financial year 2015-16 is released.

  • Distance learning
    Mar 31, 2015 09:22 IST

    If it can’t be, go to plan B

    Before Narendra Damodardas Modi led his party to victory in the general elections and became the Prime Minister of India, he said during a campaign rally at Amethi on May 5, 2014: “Log kehte hain ki Modi haar jayega toh kahan jayega. Tum chinta mat karo. Meri chai banane ki ketli tayyar hai (People ask me where will I go if I lose; they need not worry. My tea-making kettle is ready).”

  • farmers
    Mar 31, 2015 10:13 IST

    Crop-unfriendly conditions may last until mid-April

    Experts from the Punjab and Haryana meteorological centre in Chandigarh, who had earlier forecast rainy days only until early April, on Monday revised the prediction to say bad weather for the wheat crop will go into mid-April.

  • PSEB
    Mar 30, 2015 20:47 IST

    PSEB admissions go online

    Students can now take admission to class-10 and class-12 of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) online.

  • Sanjay Varma
    Mar 31, 2015 00:10 ISTfacetoface

    Discoms need to abandon business-as-usual approach, says HERC director Sanjay verma

    Power corporations in Haryana are in dire straits. They have ‘surplus’ power, but are hampered by constraints in the supply system. The state’s own generation capacity remains idle for months and excess power is sold to other states at a loss. The financial losses are mounting due to high line losses. Worse, power tariffs and subsidy are also climbing. HT Assistant Editor Navneet Sharma talks to Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission director, tariff, Sanjay Varma, who has studied the sector over the past 15 years to understand its complexities, shortcomings of discoms and the way forward for the new government.

  • Avtar Singh Makkar,president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). HT Photo
    Mar 30, 2015 20:37 IST

    SGPC passes Rs 993-crore budget for 2015-16

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday unanimously passed its budget for 2015-16, earmarking Rs 993.31 crore as expenditure, an increase of Rs 88.17 crore or around 10% over 2014-15 expenditure of Rs 905 crore. SGPC executive committee general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur presented the budget before the 15-member committee that cleared it after a brief discussion. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar presided over the meeting.

  • books for the last time
    Mar 30, 2015 14:07 IST

    Spice of life: Examination fever

    Last Sunday, as I met my lovely cousins Waris and Paras, whose Class-9 examinations have finished recently, they already were worrying about performance in the Class-10 board examinations a year in advance.

  • Illustration: Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT
    Mar 30, 2015 13:37 IST

    HT debate: It’s time rogue cops are hounded out

    Corruption in the city’s police force has assumed unprecedented proportions with law-enforcement officials seeking personal gains, such as money or career advancement, through abuse of power by taking bribes in exchange for not pursuing, or selectively pursuing, an investigation. Most of the lower-rung cops are underpaid and want to make a fast buck on the side.