Chandigarh

  • Sukhna lake reopens
    May 23, 2015 09:48 IST

    Punjab deputy CM meets Javadekar; seeks notification of ‘green zone’ around Sukhna

    To remove hardships being faced by farmers in making commercial use of their agricultural land in areas that came under the ambit of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday request the union environment and forest minister Prakash Javadekar to waive conditions imposed by the Centre over areas that were under habitation and cultivation.

  • PGI
    May 23, 2015 09:21 IST

    ‘PGI red tape killed Anupama’

    The working of the premier medical institute of the region PGIMER was in for severe criticism as the national consumer disputes redressal commission, New Delhi, blamed the prevalent “red tapism” for the death of 16-year-old girl Anupama Sarkar, who had died in 2012 waiting to be attended by the doctors.

  • A distressed farmer waiting for the procurement of his wheat crop lying atthe grain market, Bathinda
    May 23, 2015 09:46 IST

    Spice of life: Sound sleep over a pile of wheat

    Thirty-six-years ago, as I completed my engineering, I received a call from a government department to appear for an interview and was appointed as an SDO at the young age of 21.

  • Injured
    May 23, 2015 08:48 IST

    Chandigarh: Dacoits decamp with cash, jewellery worth Rs 4.5 lakh; injure six

    Panic gripped Manakpur Nanakchand village in Pinjore after a gang of around 12 men, armed with sticks, struck at a house in the wee hours on Friday, assaulted the family members and took away cash and jewellery worth around Rs 4.5 lakh.

  • Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Partap Singh Bajwa-N
    May 22, 2015 22:42 IST

    Congress keeps up suspense on his fate, Bajwa gives self long lifeline

    For someone who claims to have more lives than the proverbial nine of a cat, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa sure knows the art of survival. Facing open revolt from a majority of party MLAs in Punjab, the embattled state chief has been giving himself lifelines amid raging speculations of his removal from the post.

  • Electricity
    May 22, 2015 22:32 IST

    Reconsider ID fee on power, cess on fuel: CII

    Expressing surprise at Punjab government's decision to levy 5% Infrastructure Development (ID) fee on power tariff and `1 cess on petrol and diesel, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has asked the Punjab government for a rethink on the matter.

  • May 22, 2015 22:20 IST

    Power-surplus Punjab to splurge on buying electricity

    Out of the total revenue expected to be generated by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in the current financial year 2015-16, a major chunk -- 43% -- would go into buying power. It is despite the fact that the state top brass has announced Punjab as a power-surplus state that would sell power to the neighbouring states.

  • May 22, 2015 22:04 IST

    BJP SC Morcha meeting ends with no special strategy for Punjab

    The national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Scheduled Caste (SC) Morcha fell short of the hype generated due to the meeting venue being the Dalit-dominated Doaba region. During the two-day meet, no discussions were held on the possible expansion of the party's base in the state and no issues related to Punjab figured on the agenda.

  • May 22, 2015 22:09 IST

    HC makes mandatory for schools to admit children on basis of registrar's certificate

    The Punjab and Haryana high court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit children on the basis of a birth certificate issued by the registrar of births and deaths.

  • Inayat with her parents at their house in Chandigarh on Friday .HT photo
    May 22, 2015 20:10 IST

    Chandigarh girl Inayat tops NIFT entrance

    Inayat, a Chandigarh girl, made the city proud by acing the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) entrance test for bachelor of design, on Friday. Resident of Maloya, she is a student of non-medical of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 and scored 84.9 % in Class 12

  • CLP leader Sunil Jakhar-N
    May 22, 2015 20:13 IST

    Jakhar slams Punjab govt for cess on power, fuel

    Reacting sharply to the Punjab government's decision to impose cess on electricity, petrol and diesel, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar demanded a white paper on the state's financial health.

  • PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa
    May 22, 2015 22:00 IST

    Bajwa urges HC to take cognisance of Pinky case

    Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday urged the Punjab and Haryana high court to take suo motu cognisance of controversial Punjab Police 'cat'-turned-dismissed cop Gurmeet Singh Pinky's reported reappointment as police inspector by the state government on May 16.

  • Passport
    May 22, 2015 20:10 IST

    Pakistan denies visa to 150 Sikh pilgrims

    Pakistan high commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.

  • Sukhbir Singh Badal, deputy chief minister Punjab. HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 19:21 IST

    Sukhbir meets Javadekar; seeks notification of 'green zone' around Sukhna

    To remove hardships being faced by farmers in making commercial use of their agricultural land in areas that came under the ambit of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday request the union environment and forest minister Prakash Javadekar to waive conditions imposed by the centre over areas that were under habitation and cultivation.

  • May 22, 2015 18:28 IST

    Punjab cop dismissed for sexually harassing British tourist on train

    Punjab home guard Sukhwinder Singh, who sexually harassed a British student aboard an Amritsar-Delhi train, was dismissed from service on Friday.