Chandigarh

  • Jul 05, 2015 23:50 IST

    Six PGI researchers secure national travel awards

    Six researchers from the Neuroscience Research Lab, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, have secured the national travel awards for their work in neuroscience, which will be presented during the ninth International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) World Congress being held in Rio-de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Jul 05, 2015 21:54 IST

    Punjab government to honour state medal winners with cash prize

    Punjab government today said it will honour 3,726 players with a cash prize worth Rs 15 crore for earning laurels to the state by bagging medals in national and international sports events during 2011 to 2015.

  • Jul 05, 2015 20:46 IST

    Punjab government to launch mobile app for farmers

    The Punjab government is set to launch mobile application for farmers, equipping the community with the latest information about farm technologies, agricultural inputs and weather updates.

  • Jul 05, 2015 19:13 IST

    More than 1,000 apply for digital lockers at camp in Panchkula

    As part of the ongoing Digital India Week celebrations, local administration on Sunday organised a special camp at Garhi Kotaha in Raipur Rani in which more than 1,000 people including Panchkula deputy commissioner (DC) Vivek Atray enrolled for securing digital lockers.

  • Jul 05, 2015 17:12 IST

    Tops cops were discouraged from acting against 1984 rioters: Book

    Top police officers who undertook rare deterrent action against the killings on the streets of Delhi following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 ran into a wall of disapproval from the police leadership, according to a new book.

  • Jul 05, 2015 10:40 IST

    Canada-educated youth gets 4-yr-jail for vehicle theft

    Educated in Canada, an SAS Nagar-based youth, who got hooked to drugs and indulged in several criminal activities to fulfil his drug needs, was on Saturday sentenced to four-year-jail for vehicle thefts.

  • Jul 05, 2015 10:37 IST

    Sector-63 numbering draw of CHB continues today

    On the first day of the numbering draw for its Sector-63 project, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) allotted house numbers to 868 flats allottees. There are a total of 2,108 flats in the much-delayed project that is expected to be handed over to the allottees by the end of this month and the next month in batches.

  • Jul 05, 2015 09:51 IST

    IAS exam result: Did one optional subject widen the field for toppers?

    Coaching centres in the city are divided over the impact of one optional subject — as against two — introduced from this year’s civil services examination.

  • Jul 05, 2015 09:39 IST

    Round About: Go hear it at the Coffee House

    Centuries ago, to be precise 1675, composer Thomas Jordan called out to those who delighted in wit and mirth as well as loved to hear such news that came from all parts of the earth to come to the popular rendezvous in his song ‘Triumphs of London’: ‘Go hear it at a coffee-house/ It cannot but be true.’

  • Jul 05, 2015 09:36 IST

    Capital Talk: Roads for productivity

    A thing that repeatedly strikes me about Chandigarh is how little the city’s road network has changed over the past two decades. All roads — almost to a T — have remained of the same width and no expansion has been done, except perhaps adding a cycle track here or there and cosmetic widening at certain points. The map has changed to a little extent in Sector-17 with the overbridge coming up and a new route to Panchkula through its Industrial Area, another important addition.

  • Jul 05, 2015 08:45 IST

    Once Upon a Time: When 25 paise went a long way

    Since I am mandated to do so, by the very definition of this column, let me partially indulge in one of the afflictions of age, which make the young impatient and the old misty-eyed, which makes the young marvel at the obtuseness of the old, and the old at the ignorance of the young, which sets the distance between dinosaurs and spring chicken — a recall of those days when 25 paise counted for something and when that is how much you paid to buy a ticket at the cinema hall.

  • Jul 05, 2015 00:21 IST

    Cracking civil services from the region

    A number of candidates, largely from professional background, have made it to the prestigious Civil Services with at least a dozen from the region making it to the top hundred in the country. HT lists out those who are among the top 250 positions from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.

  • Jul 05, 2015 00:17 IST

    Narnaul boy bags 7th rank in civil services exam

    Lok Bandhu of Maandi village in Naranul secured the seventh rank in the prestigious civil services examination, the result of which was declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.

  • Jul 04, 2015 23:44 IST

    All seats in BCom filled, schedule for second round of counselling to be announced

    All the seats for admission to BCom course in Panjab University (PU) for general category in both the UT and general pool were filled after the fourth day of counselling on Saturday.

  • Jul 04, 2015 22:17 IST

    Wildbuzz: Flash mobs of the night

    The night may fade away star by star. But much before stars light up the early night, it is the fireflies that emerge out of the crevices of deepening darkness and lend a glitter. Fireflies have been nearly banished by the glare of city lights but in the tricity's peripheral jungles, these can be seen in good numbers, especially around water bodies. To sit in solitude in a jungle and watch the fireworks of fireflies, and then glance upwards to the galaxial Diwali on a moonless night, is to realise paradise itself.