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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Chandigarh

DAY IN PICS

DAY IN PICS

A Japanese touch to Chandigarh

The City Beautiful - Chandigarh- has added another leaf to its long list of themed gardens and parks -- the Japanese Garden, a 13-acre recreation zone with water bodies, Pagoda and statues of Buddha.

Forced castration: CBI to file case against Dera chief on Monday

CBI is likely to register a case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda on Monday in connection with the alleged forced castration of his followers inside his Dera.

Chandigarh records two degrees Celsius temperature

Chandigarh recorded the season's coldest night on Sunday as the minimum temperature hit a low of two degrees Celsius.

Procedure bypassed in giving additional security to adviser

The immediate upgrade of security to UT adviser Vijay Dev in the form of an additional pilot Gypsy, on the basis of threat perception, has raised eyebrows in certain quarters and questions are being raised on the UT police’s role.

Is VIP duty affecting policing in SAS Nagar

A series of seven thefts which happened on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday have raised questions about the alertness of the city police.

Kerala girls enter final

Kerala girls qualified for the final in ongoing 41st Junior National Volleyball Championship, being organised at Shivalik Public School-41, and Sector 7 Sports Complex, on Saturday. In the semifinals, Kerala defeated West Bengal 3-1 (25-13 21-25, 25-10, 25-14).

Kirron Kher’s attempts to woo nominated councillors fall flat

Nominated councillors refused to fall for MP Kirron Kher’s gimmicks on Saturday, when she met them at the Punjab Bhawan in Sector 3, Chandigarh, in an attempt to convince them to vote in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s favour in the upcoming mayoral elections.

Port Blair study tour report turns to be a copy-paste job

After three months and spending Rs. 28 lakh on a nine-day study tour to Port Blair, Chennai and Kolkata from August 31 to September 9, the municipal corporation has prepared a vague report which has contents picked up from the respective websites of civic bodies.

2014: super shots & misfires

The year was a mixed bag for the Punjabi film and music industry. While there were stars that shone bright on the horizon of success, many failed to carve a niche for themselves, despite their best attempts.

Mumbai: 'Chaar Sahibzade' to be screened at a suburban movie theatre

A special screening of the 3D animated movie 'Chaar Sahibzade' has been organised by the city-based Sikh community on the occasion of 'Gurupurab' of Guru Gobind Singh (birthday of the tenth guru of Sikhs) in December, organisers of the event said.

Prinkle walks away with three titles

The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association trainee Prinkle Singh won three titles in the recently concluded AITA Super Series tennis tournament held at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

Ex-school principal translates Guru Granth Sahib in Oriya, seeks suggestions

Bhubaneswar-based Sadhna Patri, who has strong inclination towards Sikh culture and the Gurbani since her childhood, has translated the Guru Granth Sahib in Oriya. For the translation project, Sadhna even gave away the post of principal at a Gangtok-based school and returned to Bhubaneshwar, where collaborated with her family friend Sakir Singh for proofreading and editing of the scripture.

Puttar Alam Lohar da

Legendary Pakistani folk singer of Jugni fame, Arif Lohar, was in Chandigarh recently. He was in the city to perform at a wedding function, to be followed by a performance in Bathinda at the World Kabaddi Cup final. Writes Khushwant Singh.

Sanjha Morcha no more, PPP to hold Maghi Mela meet on its own

After sharing stage with communist parties under the banner of the Sanjha Morcha for two years, the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) is going to organise the Maghi Mela conference in the second week of January on its own. Besides, parting ways with communist parties, the PPP has also started thinking about contesting the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections.
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