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The electrocuted hornbill at PGIMER and (on right) a pair on a tree in Sector 4, Chandigarh.(PHOTOS: UPENDRA GOSWAMI & NEELAM MANSINGH CHOWDHRY)

Wildbuzz: Fall of a beloved bird

By Vikram Jit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:59 PM IST
A beautiful Oriental Pied hornbill gets electrocuted and in HP a farmer shoots dead a Rock python in cold blood
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Mayor Raj Bala Malik and MC commissioner KK Yadav at the garbage dumping ground in Dadumajra on Wednesday. They were there to inspect the adjoining garbage processing plant, and came down heavily on its management, putting the blame on them for the city faltering in Swachh Survekshan.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Mayor Raj Bala Malik and MC commissioner KK Yadav at the garbage dumping ground in Dadumajra on Wednesday. They were there to inspect the adjoining garbage processing plant, and came down heavily on its management, putting the blame on them for the city faltering in Swachh Survekshan.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Jaypee Group offers to hand over garbage processing plant to Chandigarh MC

By Vivek Gupta | Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Poor solid waste management remains a key reason for the City Beautiful slipping in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 rankings in the past couple of years
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WINNING SMILES: BJP’s Raj Bala Malik with Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher and party members showing the victory sign after she was elected Chandigarh’s mayor on Friday. Malik defeated Gurbax Rawat of the Congress by 17 votes.(HT Photo)
WINNING SMILES: BJP’s Raj Bala Malik with Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher and party members showing the victory sign after she was elected Chandigarh’s mayor on Friday. Malik defeated Gurbax Rawat of the Congress by 17 votes.(HT Photo)

BJP’s Raj Bala Malik elected Chandigarh mayor

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Considered close to Chandigarh’s member of Parliament Kirron Kher, this is Malik’s second stint as mayor; she was elected to the MC in 2011 and became mayor in 2012 as the Congress candidate
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Chandigarh falters in run-up to 2020 Swachh rankings

By Vivek Gupta | HindstanTimes, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 12:45 AM IST
After embarrassing drop to 20th position in 2019 rankings, city achieves 11th and 27th ranks in first two quarterly league rounds for next edition
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City Beautiful saw a surge in murders this year

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2019 12:31 AM IST
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Le Corbusier’s city needs to sync itself to changing times and could do with an overhaul in governance.(HT Photo)
Le Corbusier’s city needs to sync itself to changing times and could do with an overhaul in governance.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: Time for Chandigarh to up governance game

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 10:56 PM IST
With elections around the bend, experts from multiple governing bodies are once again identifying the root of slack governance and debating options that will help deliver effective governance to City Beautiful.
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Chandigarh becomes the eighth city for the global coffee chain in India.(HT File)
Chandigarh becomes the eighth city for the global coffee chain in India.(HT File)

Starbucks brews in Chandigarh with launch at Elante Mall

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 12:48 PM IST
The first Starbucks store in the city at Elante Mall will welcome its customers on October 19, 2018.
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The green and pink garden of conifers in Sector 52 offers some relief to the hard­scrabble existence of most people living in the resettlement colonies here.(SANJEEV SHARMA/HT)
The green and pink garden of conifers in Sector 52 offers some relief to the hard­scrabble existence of most people living in the resettlement colonies here.(SANJEEV SHARMA/HT)

Chandigarh’s Sector 52: A dark underbelly

By Srija Podder | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 05:14 PM IST
Sitting on the margins and home to the marginalised, Sector 52 attracts attention for all the wrong reasons, while Sector 53 is still finding its feet amid a sprawling garden and a market selling furniture
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No one has right to tell you who to love: Abhishek Bachchan

By Aneesha Bedi | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:41 PM IST
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Chandigarh fifth most livable city in country

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 11:09 AM IST
Union ministry of housing and urban affairs ranks 111 cities across nation in first such exercise
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RAISING A STINK: The foul smell from tertiary treated water used to irrigate a park in Sector 27A has passers-by scrambling for their hankies.(Karun Sharma/HT)
RAISING A STINK: The foul smell from tertiary treated water used to irrigate a park in Sector 27A has passers-by scrambling for their hankies.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Going green? Treated water runs into trouble in Chandigarh

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Waste to water: Though sewerage water is available in abundance, the MC is unable to optimise its use due to its foul smell that puts off people.
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Kiran Bedi came to Chandigarh in 1968 to pursue post-graduation in Political Science from Panjab University.(HT File)
Kiran Bedi came to Chandigarh in 1968 to pursue post-graduation in Political Science from Panjab University.(HT File)

Made in Chandigarh: The city must retain its feel, says Kiran Bedi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:06 PM IST
Kiran Bedi says she owes her all-round development to the City Beautiful where she completed her post-graduation from Panjab University.
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