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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Chandigarh

DAY IN PICS

DAY IN PICS

SAD-BJP blame game on drugs attempt to deflect attention: Kapurthala MLA

Senior Congress leader and Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjit Singh on Saturday said the blame game within the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government over the drug racket was an attempt to deflect the public attention.

A Grave Odour

An odour is leaking out from the graves of the Sukhna Lake’s domesticated geese culled on December 18. For starters, neither has the UT advisor nor the inspector general of police replied to the letter sent by the secretary of Animal Welfare Board of India, C Kalyansundaram, on December 19.Writes Vikram Jit Singh

Youth booked for uploading obscene pictures of woman

The cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) of Chandigarh Police on Saturday booked a 24-year-old native of Patiala for allegedly uploading morphed obscene pictures of a woman on her Facebook wall.

Badal cannot think beyond family: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal could not think beyond his family, as despite there being senior party leaders, he had ensured that his daughter-in-law became a minister at the Centre.

Entry ban at Sukhna: footfall at Rose Garden rises

With Sukhna Lake closed for visitors following the bird flu scare, morning and evening walkers, vendors, visitors and tourists are flocking Rose Garden in Sector 16 like never before.

Rs 14 lakh to family of electrician killed in mishap

Coming to the aid of four-member family of an electrician that lost source of income after his death in a road accident, Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) directed the owner of the speeding truck that mowed him down to pay Rs. 4.05 lakh as compensation.

CAT result: P'kula girl tops in tri-city

Panchkula resident Bhavya Bansal got highest 99.91 percentile in the tri-city. Bhavya is a final year student of Computer Science Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University.

Take a look at the popular faces from the region who have maximum number of followers on Facebook

Yami Gautam:The Bilaspur-girl, who debuted in Vicky Donor in year 2012 opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, has over 78 lakh (78, 08,150) followers according to her official Facebook page.

Obama asked to raise issues of Sikhs during India visit

An online White House petition asking US President Barack Obama to raise the issues of the Sikh community during his India visit next month has attracted more than 1 lakh signatures.

Raja Warring’s elevation shows Rahul Gandhi’s double standards: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday said Punjab Congress MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring’s elevation as the All India Youth Congress president had exposed the double standards of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Gherao Rahul Gandhi, not Amit Shah: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Tarun Chugh on Saturday said the Punjab Congress leaders should “gherao” their party vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his appointing Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, a man who had alleged links with drug smugglers, as president of the Indian Youth Congress.

Yearender: Yo Yo Honey Singh tops Twitter world from the region in 2014

Twitter has become an important social media tool to connect with the people. More than the masses, it's the celebrities and politicians who have been using it to connect with their fans and followers by posting 140-character messages (tweets) off and on. And these days, popularity of a person has often become synonymous to the number of followers one has on Twitter.Here we bring you some of most popular persons from the region on Twitter in 2014:
 

DS Dhesi set to be new chief secretary of Haryana

DS Dhesi is set to be the new chief secretary of Haryana as the centre has prematurely repatriated him from the central deputation. He is currently additional secretary in the ministry of commerce and also holding additional charge of chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India Ltd (MMTC).Deshi is 1982 batch IAS of Haryana cadre and has been on central deputation since June 2010.

Afghan Sikh refugees aspire to stay back in India

A large number of Sikh and Hindu refugees from Afghanistan want to stay back in India, as the security situation in their country is not stable. Many of them, the young especially, have learnt stitching and operating computers to be self-reliant.
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