Chandigarh

  • Panchkula resident Shikha Monga was promised a date with actor Hritik Roshan by Coca-Cola 15 years ago. HT Photo
    Sep 01, 2015 23:38 IST

    Coca Cola company seeks dismissal of Rs 2.5 crore suit

    Terming the suit seeking Rs 2.5 crore damages as frivolous, Coca Cola Company seeks dismissal of the complaint saying it is an attempt to extract money.

  • DSP Vidya Wati along outside Women Police Station in Panipat
    Sep 01, 2015 23:24 IST

    Holistic policing a must to promote gender safety

    The initiative on women police stations in Haryana can be applauded on two fronts. One, focused police services for women gives the message that police aim to be accountable for safeguarding women. Second, the state's commitment to women's rights is not limited to single interventions but addressing a range of issues, including safety, missing girl child numbers, social insurance to improving health and education. These, however, only scratch the surface. After all, the policy makers cannot be so naive as to believe the opening of women police stations will lead to decrease in crimes against women. The provision of services cannot on its own change the social positioning or overturn a history of subjugation.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Sep 01, 2015 23:18 IST

    Panjab University submits mega-expansion plan to UT

    Inching closer to execution of its ambitious plan for mega expansion of its campus in Sarangpur, Panjab University (PU) has submitted a detailed project report (DPR) to the Chandigarh Administration.

  • Punjab secretariat-N
    Sep 01, 2015 22:29 IST

    Punjab govt forms panel to explore ways to help private sugar mills

    The Punjab government has constituted a committee to resolve the issues faced by the sugar industry in the state after high-profile owners of private sugar mills had announced that they would not operate their units in the upcoming crushing season starting from November if the Badal regime does not intervene.

  • Bhim D Asdhir
    Sep 01, 2015 20:18 IST

    Financial whizkid Asdhir Bhim scripts super success story in Canada

    Toronto-based Bhim D Asdhir, whose family hails from Ludhiana, is among those first generation Indo-Canadians who have scripted super success stories in the country's financial sector.

  • Radio taxi
    Sep 01, 2015 20:07 IST

    Turn app-based cab driver, double your income

    Ever since their introduction in the tricity, app-based cab services are splurging to maintain a high ceiling of customer service. The talent they hire is well-mannered and educated. So if you happen to move around in cabs in the tricity these days, you find smart, courteous and well-dressed drivers.

  • The then prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and army officers atop a captured Pakistani tank.
    Sep 01, 2015 19:42 IST

    Punjab to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1965 Indo-Pak war

    Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Punjab government has decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak war on September 9 at Amarkot village in Tarn Taran district.

  • Haryana Roadways
    Sep 01, 2015 18:47 IST

    Haryana Roadways, govt employees to go on strike on Wednesday

    Various services, including the state roadways, are likely to be hit in Haryana on Wednesday due to the strike call given by the state government employees union.

  • Chaar Sahibzaade
    Sep 01, 2015 16:13 IST

    Chaar Sahibzaade sequel in the making, will take two years

    A sequel of Chaar Sahibzaade, the first photo-realistic 3D animated film based on the real story of sacrifices of the four sons of the 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh, is being worked upon.

  • Kinnaur, Bus accident
    Sep 01, 2015 17:31 IST

    20 killed in bus accident in Himachal's Kinnaur district

    As many as 20 people were killed and 15 injured when a private bus rolled down into Satluj River near Nathpa in Kinnaur district-around 180 kilometer from here.

  • Bithiah Dahal (left) and Sangay Doma (right) both students at Lovely Professional University.
    Sep 01, 2015 15:42 IST

    Zeal for travel: Foreign students learn to explore India's diversity

    Universities in the region are known to provide an education to students from a number of countries such as Bhutan, Afghanistan and Nepal. While getting an education in India, these students ensure they use all the time on their hands to explore the rich country with the diverse locales it has to offer.

  • YouTube comedian Jus Reign posing as Bobby Dhaliwal
    Sep 01, 2015 15:13 IST

    'Bobby Dhaliwal' wants to be Canada's Prime Minister

    With Canada's federal elections set to be held on October 19, party leaders are travelling across the country and spending millions to win the hearts and minds of voters. But one candidate vying to step into Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper's shoes has managed to evade the spotlight. Until now, that is.

  • AIPMT retest
    Sep 01, 2015 14:46 IST

    High Court rules out PMET retest, asks varsity to recast merit list

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday ruled there would be no re-conduct of the Pre Medical Entrance Test (PMET-2015). The exam was conducted by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot. The court, however, asked the varsity to revise the merit list of the May 17 examination and directed it to allow students to carry the exam papers outside the hall in the future.

  • Sep 01, 2015 14:22 IST

    No retest of the Punjab Pre Medical Entrance Test, 2015, rules high court

    No retest of the Punjab Pre Medical Entrance Test, 2015, rules high court

  • A farmer working in his fields as dark clouds loomed large over Bathinda on Tuesday. Sanjeev Kumar/HT
    Sep 01, 2015 09:56 IST

    Prime Minister's Office pushes for Punjab land model

    An amended Punjab law that allows long-term lease of farm land for projects may soon be replicated across India, with the Centre planning to use it as a model for alternative land management legislation after letting a controversial ordinance lapse.