Chandigarh, Sep 4 : Students from Panjab University campus have voted in favour of banning entry of cars and other four wheelers in and around the academic areas of the university.
Chandigarh, Sep 4 : Residents of Haryana's Faridabad city will be able to enjoy the Delhi Metro services with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to inaugurate the Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) line on Sunday.
Kherabad (Lucknow), Sep 4 : Lying on a cot with flies fluttering around, Rani was oblivious of her surroundings when Preeti Shukla first met her. Reduced to bones, she could hardly move a finger. Her swollen belly was the only indicator of her advanced stage of pregnancy and despite being severely anaemic her family refused to take her to the nearby hospital.
Chandigarh, Sep 3 : Chandigarh Mayor Poonam Sharma got a shocker on Thursday when she found a dead lizard in the mid-day meal food which was to be served to toddlers and pregnant women at a government-run centre here.
Chandigarh, Sep 3 : Strained relations between neighbours India and Pakistan notwithstanding, a group of young men from Pakistan will donate blood at a camp to be organised here to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
Chandigarh, Sep 2 : Calling for investment in Punjab by South Korean companies, Punjab Deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday offered to establish a Korean Park with plug-and-play facilities to kickstart inflows from the East Asian nation.
Chandigarh, Sep 2 : State-run buses services were affected in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh following the all-India strike call given by various trade organizations on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Sep 1 : Refusing to order a re-test of Punjab's Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET- 2015), the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed that extra marks be given to all students for the wrong questions that were included in the question paper in May this year.
Chandigarh, Sep 1 : Metro rail stations in Haryana will have new names, with the Haryana government on Tuesday announcing setting up of a four-member committee to frame the policy and to consider the change in the name of Metro stations falling in the state.
Chandigarh, Sep 1 : The Punjab government will hold a mega event at Amarkot village in the frontier district of Tarn Taran to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
Chandigarh, Sep 1 : Punjab's agriculture department on Tuesday asked the farmers in the state to use pesticides to control damage to the standing cotton crop that has been hit by whitefly attack.
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 31 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and immediately implement the Swaminathan formula for determining the minimum support price (MSP) of the crops.
Chandigarh, Aug 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new building of the Chandigarh international airport on September 11, officials said here on Monday.
Chandigarh, Aug 31 : Serving liquor beyond the permissible time has led to a Rs.20 lakh penalty on the discotheque of a leading five-star hotel chain here, an official said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Aug 31 : Troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered four kg of heroin woth Rs.20 crore from along the India-Pakistan border in Ferozepur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Monday.
Chandigarh, Aug 30 : Officials availing of government residence facility without bothering to take care of their surroundings would henceforth invite punitive action from their 'landlord' - the Punjab government.
Chandigarh, Aug 29 : Hundreds of women in Haryana and Chandigarh availed the facility of free travel on state roadways buses on Saturday on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Chandigarh, Aug 28 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday left for South Korea to impress upon the country's companies to invest in the state and accelerate industrial growth.
Chandigarh, Aug 28 : A man gunned down his wife and three minor daughters before committing suicide by hanging himself in a Haryana village, police said on Friday.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : The Students Organization of India (SOI) swept the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) elections on Wednesday, winning all four posts. Jasmeen Kang was declared elected president.
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : Strongly opposing the move by Punjab's Medical Education Minister Anil Joshi to give a clean chit to doctors who were indulging in the unethical practice of being "ghost teachers" in various medical colleges at the same time, the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) on Tuesday said that it not stall proceedings against them.
Chandigarh, Aug 25 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that investors in US and Canada were keen to invest in the state and be part of its progress under the new policies promoted by his government.
Chandigarh, Aug 25 : An alumnus of Panjab University, Girish Sahni, has been appointed as director general (DG) of the Council of Scientific Research (CSIR), a varsity spokesman said here on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Aug 22 : One of India's oldest universities in the country is facing a malaise of modern times. With swanky cars and two-wheelers cramming into virtually all the open spaces for which the Panjab University (PU) campus is famous, the authorities have decided on a referendum in which the students will decide whether or not the the picturesque campus should be made a vehicle-free zone.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : The Punjab government on Friday said it is offering 600 pre-cleared sites to foreign investors wanting to set up industrial and business units in the state.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Chandigarh's founder architect Le Corbusier may have designed and established one of the country's few planned cities, but certain buildings that he wanted have not materialised even five decades after his death. A group of young architects has now conceptualised an international creative competition to seek 21st century designs for Corbusier's unfinished works.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Friday began a protest dharna outside the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here.
Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Tight security measures were in place at the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex on Friday following an anonymous letter which threatened that blasts would rock the premises on Friday.
Chandigarh, Aug 20 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to expand its base in Punjab by enrolling 25 lakh members, an official said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Aug 19 : Security around the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex was on Wednesday placed on high alert following an anonymous letter which threatened that blasts would take place there on August 21.
Chandigarh, Aug 19 : The Haryana government has sought help of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in the US to set up the Kalpana Chawla University of Health Sciences in Haryana's Karnal town.
Chandigarh, Aug 19 : Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he will lead a protest of party leaders outside the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on August 21.
Chandigarh, Aug 18 : The Punjab government on Tuesday dispatched a rescue team to help pilgrims stranded in the landslide-hit Sikh shrine of Manikaran Sahib in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district.
Chandigarh, Aug 18 : Punjab's education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday said his department has not issued any instruction asking teachers to be nodal officers to check open defecation in the state.
Editor, SAIR; Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management and South Asia Terrorism Portal: The Home Minister of Punjab Province, Colonel Shuja Khanzada (Retd.) and 22 others, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Shaukat Shah, were killed, and another 23 were injured, in a suicide attack on August 15, 2015. According to reports, the attacks took place when between 50-100 people were attending a jirga at Khanzada's political office in the Shadi Khan Village of Attock District. Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Sukhera subsequently disclosed, "There were two suicide bombers, one stood outside the boundary wall and the second one went inside and stood in front of the Minister. The blast by the bomber standing outside ripped the wall which caused the roof to fall flat on the Minister and people gathered there." Sukhera added that Police were investigating whether the attacker inside the building detonated a bomb.
Chandigarh, Aug 17 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday urged the Indian-American business community to invest in his state in sectors like food processing, pharmaceuticals, information technology, automobile and defence production.
Chandigarh, Aug 16 : The Haryana government has expanded the ambit of inquiry into the issuance of licences for housing colonies on prime land in Haryana's Gurgaon city, officials said here on Sunday.
Chandigarh, Aug 16 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday declared a school holiday on Monday in view of the "strenuous preparations" by children for Independence Day functions across the state.
Amritsar, Aug 15 : Two Punjab Police officials were placed under suspension on Saturday after a senior minister unfurled the national flag upside down on the occasion of India's 69th Independence Day celebrations here.
Amritsar, Aug 15 : Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal government had to face an embarrassment on Saturday when Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu started a fast-unto-death, saying her assembly constituency was being neglected in terms of development.
Chandigarh, Aug 15 : From border areas in Punjab adjoining Pakistan to towns and cities across Punjab and Haryana, the 69th Independence Day was celebrated in the region on Saturday.
Chandigarh, Aug 14 : With his own party disrupting parliament during the entire monsoon session, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Friday sounded a near discordant note, expressing displeasure over the delay in the introduction and passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.
Chandigarh, Aug 14 : Purported signs of existence of a river considered sacred in Hindu mythology and a religious-minded BJP government being in power in Haryana are sufficient factors to try and "revive" the invisible Saraswati by spending a whopping Rs.50 crores (USD 7.5 million) in public money.
Chandigarh, Aug 13 : Two officers of the Chandigarh Police were among four people arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a Rs.40 lakh bribery case, CBI sources said here on Thursday.
New Delhi, Aug 13 : Bharti Foundation's 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' initiative, which is aimed at improving rural household sanitation, on Thursday said that it has constructed and handed over 5000 Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL) free of cost in 210 villages across district Ludhiana in Punjab.
Ludhiana, Aug 13 : O.P. Munjal, who began modestly and finally became the father of India's cycle industry with his iconic Hero Cycles, died here on Thursday, family sources said.
Chandigarh, Aug 13 : The Punjab government on Thursday sought more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers along the state's 553-km long border with Pakistan.
Ludhiana, Aug 13 : Over 5,000 toilets have been constructed across Punjab's Ludhiana district by Bharti Foundation, an arm of telecom giant Bharti Airtel, an official statement said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Aug 13 : O.P. Munjal, founder chairman of bicycle giant Hero Cycles, died in Punjab's Ludhiana city on Thursday, family sources said.
Chandigarh, Aug 12 : A private company on Wednesday announced that it will launch its 'My Gas' brand of non-subsidized cooking gas cylinders across the country by this year end for private use.
Chandigarh, Aug 12 : The Punjab government on Wednesday said the flood situation in the state was under control and all the precautionary measures has been taken to tackle any untoward situation.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : Medal-winning sportspersons from Haryana were on Tuesday given cash awards of Rs.53 crore by the Haryana government.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : A trial court here on Tuesday convicted two Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists but acquitted 14 others in the sensational Burail jailbreak case of January 2004.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : A 16-year-old Dalit girl from Punjab's Sangrur district, who had set herself ablaze following alleged sexual harassment by youth from upper castes, died here on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, Aug 11 : Heads of various business organisations in Haryana will be a part of the delegation led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to the US and Canada for a 10-day investment-seeking trip. The tour begins on August 16.
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : A massive search operation was carried out by the Punjab Police and other security agencies in and around a village in Hoshiarpur district of north Punjab following reports of unidentified armed men being spotted in the area.
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 : Customs officials on Monday recovered fake currency with the face value of Rs.5 lakh from a coach of the Samjhauta Express train that had come from Pakistan, officials said here.
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : An alert has been sounded to people living in areas along the Sutlej and Beas rivers in various districts of Punjab after the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) released water from the Bhakra and Pong dams on Monday.
Chandigarh, Aug 10 : A canal that was to link two major rivers in Punjab and Haryana is awaiting a presidential reference for the past over 10 years to decide its fate.
Amritsar, Aug 9 : The Punjab government is reviving the industrial estate at a historical town near here and has already allotted land to Nerolac Paints and Indian Oil Corporation to set up their units there, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday.