• Lok Bandhu of Maandi village in Naranul secured the seventh rank in the prestigious civil services examination
    Jul 05, 2015 00:17 IST

    Rohtak 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.

  • Vikram Jit Singh
    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.

  • Member parliament  Avinash Rai Khanna
    Jul 04, 2015 21:54 IST

    BJP MP Avinash Rai Khanna appointed party poll officer

    A day after reshuffling the party in-charge of state units, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday appointed Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna as the national election officer for organisational elections.

  • Ruckus at Chaitanya Hospital
    Jul 04, 2015 22:12 IST

    Following new-born's death ruckus at Sector-44 hospital

    High drama was witnessed at Chaitanya Hospital, Sector 44, on Saturday morning after a Panchkula family alleged that the hospital administration had concealed the death of their new-born and kept him admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to inflate the bill.

  • Panjab University. HT Photo
    Jul 04, 2015 21:00 IST

    PU admissions: Entrance test for MA social work postponed

    The entrance test for admissions to masters in social work part- 1 in Panjab University's Centre for Social Work along with group discussions and personal interviews have been postponed to July 10 from July 6.

  • Abhijeet Kaplish, 25, secured 15th rank in the civil services exam. HT/Photo
    Jul 04, 2015 19:29 IST

    PU law student secures 15th rank in civil services exam; five candidates from tricity in top 100

    Abhijeet Kaplish, 25, a third-year law student at Panjab University has made the tricity proud by securing 15th rank in the civil services exam the results of which were declared on Saturday.

  • Rampal Dass
    Jul 04, 2015 17:42 IST

    Head of Satlok Ashram's followers arrested by police

    Around 32 followers of Rampal, head of Satlok Ashram were arrested here for defying prohibitory orders while another six were arrested for breach of peace, police said on Saturday.Among the 32 arrested, five were women. They were arrested for defying prohibitory orders near mini secretariat here, police said.

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur-n
    Jul 04, 2015 15:28 IST

    AAP restructures Punjab unit, Chhotepur to remain state convener

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a major organisational restructuring in its Punjab unit on Saturday by constituting 13 zonal teams and several wings to deepen its presence in the state.

  • BSF
    Jul 04, 2015 15:41 IST

    J-K: Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC

    At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle.

  • A farmer showing his wheat crop during rainfall
    Jul 04, 2015 16:20 IST

    Land should not be acquired without farmers' consent: SAD

    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has told the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Land Acquisition Bill that land should not be acquired without farmers' consent, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said at fatehgarh Rajputan on Saturday.

  • Sadhu
    Jul 04, 2015 15:13 IST

    Indian boy hailed as `monkey god` has his tail removed, loses status

    An Indian boy, who was born was born with a tail, has lost his 'monkey god' status after he had his extra part removed so he could walk properly.

  • public toilet
    Jul 04, 2015 15:06 IST

    Chandigarh: 20 months on, ‘hi-tech’ toilet blocks remain locked

    Even after spending Rs 1.1 crore on the construction of 18 hi-tech toilet blocks in various green belts 20 months ago, the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to open these to date. In March this year, it was decided that the toilets would be handed over to residents’ welfare associations (RWAs), but the MC has not taken any step in this direction.

  • Jul 04, 2015 11:45 IST

    Sucha Singh Chhotepur will continue as state party cenvener: Sanjay Singh, Aam Aadmi Party

    Punjab will be divided into 13 zones and Sucha Singh Chhotepur will continue as state party cenvener: Sanjay Singh, Aam Aadmi Party

  • City residents participating in a cycling event as part of Raahgiri Day-N
    Jul 04, 2015 11:28 IST

    Rein in cyclists, high court tells Chandigarh

    Cyclists in Chandigarh may soon have to face the stick from the police for violating traffic rules. In a significant order, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday directed the UT administration to work out modalities to regulate the movement of cyclists on the city roads.

  • Child labour
    Jul 04, 2015 09:53 IST

    Punjab braces for Rs 4,465-cr GST blow

    The Punjab government fears Rs 4,465 crore direct hit to its already pale financial health if the Centre rolls out the Goods and Services Tax (GST). This has set alarms bells ringing and prompting state finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa to seek clarification from the Union finance ministry.