Chandigarh

  • tennis tournament
    Aug 03, 2015 11:23 IST

    AITA Talent Series tennis tournament: Savneet enters main draw

    Savneet Singh Bajwa snubbed Sehaj’s challenge 9-4 to enter the main draw in the boys’ under-16 category after winning his final qualifying round match in the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament being played at Sunrise Tennis Academy in Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma-N
    Aug 03, 2015 10:38 IST

    Regional buzz: BJP's Kamal Sharma prefers silence

    BJP leaders, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife, chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, never miss any opportunity to hit out at Badals and the Shiromani Akali Dal.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • witchcraft performer
    Aug 03, 2015 09:32 IST

    Fear casts spell on sorcerer of Kamboh village, Tarn Taran

    At a remote village Kamboh on the banks of the Beas river in the Harike wetland area, Sukkho is a reputed “witchcraft expert”. Poor like Pallo, she lives with her three daughters-in-law, of whom two are pregnant, even as the family’s other children play around in poverty.

  • Tarksheel Society
    Aug 03, 2015 00:34 IST

    Myth busters on the move: Magic of rationalism at work

    Slaying sorcery with science, Tarksheel Society member Rajinder Singh Bhadaur guides children gathered around a mobile library to a book, at Government Boys School, Lehragaga, in Sangrur district; and his colleague, Jasvir Soni, explaining a common trick at DAV School, Lehragaga.

  • Celebrity chef Saransh Goila at the book launch. HT Photo
    Aug 03, 2015 00:47 IST

    Giving the recipe book a new dimension

    Celebrity chef Saransh Goila’s first tryst with the apron came at the age of 12, when he made jalebis for his family members. Inspired by his mother’s cooking styles, the 28-year-old was always passionate about the culinary field. Little did he know that, that the simple dishes he cooked at home with his mom would pave way for full-fledged dinners and functions.

  • MHADA
    Aug 03, 2015 00:14 IST

    Defaulting Rs 1 costs Chandigarh Housing Board flat allottee Rs 7.5 lakh

    Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), a government body that was set up with the idea to provide reasonably-priced decent housing for the middle and lower-middle class, has made itself a money minting machine to the extent that it has asked one of its allottees to deposit `7.5 lakh for defaulting `1.

  • 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.

  • Bus accident
    Aug 03, 2015 00:03 IST

    Bus mishap: Another body found, 33 still missing

    Twelve days after the tragic accident in which a bus with 69 people on board plunged into the Parvati River near Sarsari village, a search and rescue team from the navy recovered another body, said to be that of a 12-year-old girl, floating on the surface of the Larji dam reservoir.

  • 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.

  • Army airshow
    Aug 02, 2015 23:33 IST

    Child care leave right of every working woman: CAT

    Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has ruled that child care leave (CCL) was the right of every working woman, while directing the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, to reinstate an employee who was sacked for proceeding on CCL.

  • Jugraj Singh
    Aug 02, 2015 21:52 IST

    Hockey star-turned-cop Jugraj took part in Gurdaspur operation

    Star hockey player-turned -Punjab Police officer Jugraj Singh played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district's Dinanagar town on July 27.