Chandigarh

  • 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.

  • BJP
    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.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    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.

  • Sukhvinder Singh
    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.

  • Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Phase-8 Mohali. HT
    May 22, 2015 14:00 IST

    'No school admission without proper birth certificate'

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit only children with proper birth certificates. It has also ruled that an individual cannot seek to correct his/her date of birth "after expiry of three years of attaining majority". The decision would be applicable in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

  • Manpreet Singh Badal
    May 22, 2015 18:06 IST

    Curtail your expenses, don't tax people: Manpreet to Badals

    Slamming the Punjab government for imposing additional fuel and power cess, People's Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday asked chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to curtail their expenditures to improve state's fiscal health.

  • Golf
    May 22, 2015 11:49 IST

    Summer golf camp at MGR from May 25

    Sector 65, will hold a summer golf programme from May 25. Stating this, MGR director golf academy and Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon said that the equipment will be made available to all the participants of the camp.

  • Ring wada
    May 22, 2015 11:19 IST

    Ring-stuffed vada gives doc food for thought

    A city-based gastroenterologist, who worked to retrieve foreign bodies from patients’ abdomen his entire career, was almost at the verge of becoming a patient himself, when a south Indian food joint served him sambar vada in which a metal ring was ‘stuffed’.

  • Amit Sarkar
    May 22, 2015 10:51 IST

    PGI to pay Rs 17 lakh relief to parents

    Holding the PGIMER negligent in treating a 16-year-old accident victim leading to her death, the national consumer disputes redressal commission, New Delhi, on Thursday directed the PGIMER to pay `17 lakh as compensation to parents of Anupama Sarkar, who had died in July 2012.

  • Tobacco, cigarette
    May 22, 2015 10:57 IST

    Punjab govt to book e-commerce firms selling e-cigarettes

    The Punjab government on Thursday directed all district police chiefs to lodge first information reports (FIRs) against e-commerce companies selling e-cigarettes via online shopping portals despite the ban.