'Friends 2' Help India scripts success story in blood donation

CHANDIGARH: In the era of startups, where everybody has been following a fashion of doing something new, Tanuj Goel, a student of BA final of government college Sector 11, Chandigarh,  resorted to saving hundreds of lives instead of earning hundreds of rupees. The idea did not a post strike his mind as one big goal to move towards a huge profit-making platform, but his reason and story of commencing a startup is entirely different from what you have known till now.

Anumit Hira Sodhi cuts 71 Kg birthday cake in honour of Sonia Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: Member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Anumit Hira Sodhi cut a 71 Kg cake in honour of former AICC president Sonia Gandhi on her birthday on December 9 at Student Centre,  Panjab University.

Media should be more fearless & critical in covering Defence forces, feel panelists at MLF 2018

CHANDIGARH: Panelists at MLF 2018 on Sunday called for a more fearless, balanced and critical approach while covering the defence Forces, particularly the Army, to ensure transparency and credibility of information flow to public.

Let’s learn from Maharana Partap’s courageous tales: VPS Badnore

CHANDIGARH: The courageous sacrifice of Maharana Partap to preserve the independence of his   kingdom is still relevant, as we all can learn from the tales of his bravery. This was stated today by the Governor of Punjab V.P. Singh Badnore while participating in a panel discussion on ‘Guerrilla Campaign of Maharana Pratap Singh’ during the second day of Military Literature Festival at Lake Club Chandigarh.

Chandigarh will achieve Malaria-free target 2020, Dr UJS Gill

CHANDIGARH: From open defecation free (ODF) city, Chandigarh seems to be all set to hold malaria by its horn which is a major health problem.   Malaria despite being curable has become a great worry for the city and lays bare infirmities of healthcare.  The number of malaria cases in the city rose to 440.

War veterans caution against politicisation of army, term serigcal strikes a routine

CHANDIGARH: The September 2016 'Surgical Strikes' were unnecessarily hyped by the Centre to garner political mileage, endangering India’s future defence cross border responses to inflict enemy damage, according to several war veterans.

Chandigarh prepares to tackle malaria, 440 cases highest in seven years reported

CHANDIGARH: From open defecation free (ODF) city, Chandigarh seems to be all set to hold malaria by its horn which is a major health problem.   Malaria despite being curable has become a great worry for the city and lays bare infirmities of healthcare.  The number of malaria cases in the city rose to 440. This is more than the number of malaria cases reported during the past seven years. The Chandigarh Administration has set the target to achieve malaria-free city by 2020. 

Eminent writers, poets and historians discuss development of Punjabi Literature

CHANDIGARH: The development of Punjabi literature and poetry during the period corresponding First World War was largely based on the stories, songs and folklores of the sufferings of the families of those Punjabi youth who were pushed into war by the prevailing circumstances.

Panchayat Elections in Punjab on December 30

CHANDIGARH: The State Election Commissioner, Punjab Mr. Jagpal Singh Sandhu today announced the schedule for the elections of 13276 Panchayats of the State. With the announcement of the schedule, the 'Model Code of Conduct' has come into force immediately in the State. The Code of Conduct would be in force till the completion of the electoral process.

Clarion auditorium becomes mlf 's centra of attraction for younger generation

CHANDIGARH: On the opening day of Military Literature Festival 2018, students from predominantly remote rural areas were awestruck with the valour of decorated officers, who interacted with the students and shared their heroic tales, even as the Clarion Theatre drew large crowds, especially among youngsters, with its exciting Audio Visuals.

WOW air’s maiden flight takes off from New Delhi

CHANDIGARH: WOW air, the recently launched Icelandic low-cost long-haul airlinebegan its operations from New Delhi with its inaugural flight being flagged off from Indira Gandhi International Airport today morning. The airline will operate three weekly flights from New Delhi, connecting passengers to North America and Europe through their hub in Iceland (KEF).

Brham hohindra writes to union finance minister to help dying out punjab's sme sector

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious concern of the Union Government’s apathy towards Small and Medium Enterprises of Punjab for not providing them special economic package, Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Punjab Cabinet Minister today wrote a letter to Mr. Arun jaitely, Finance Minister of India and narrated the woes of Punjab’s SME sector. He urged him to take up the case of Punjab’s SME sector with the Reserve Bank of India to be more lenient towards the SMEs with annual turnover of Rs.1 crore to 10 crores and provide them a breather of deferment of repayment schedule of their financial liabilities for a period of at least one year so that they could realign their priorities in line with new challenges being faced by them. The original text of the letters reads as;

Military Literature Festival begins with tribute to WWI soldiers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor V. P. Singh Badnore on Friday dedicated the Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018 to the valour of over 74,000 Indians who had laid down their lives in World War I.

Amritsar Dusshera function had no permission, Amarinder orders 'stern action'

CHANDIGARH: The magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy that claimed 61 lives has held that the Dusshera event organised by a ruling Punjab Congress leader was held "without permission" and "without undertaking required safety and security measures".

Boards to display fee for drafting documents in all Tehsils & Sub-Tehsils

CHANDIGARH: In its endeavour to provide hassle-free and corruption-free services in a transparent manner, the Punjab Revenue Department has set up boards displaying the fee to be charged for writing registration and other documents in all Tehsils and Sub-Tehsils.

On brink of losing voice, Sidhu advised rest

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been advised complete rest for up to five days after he injured his vocal chords during an exhaustive 17-day election campaign for Congress candidates in poll-bound states. He addressed over 70 public rallies.

Navjot Singh Sidhu advised complete rest for 5 days

CHANDIGARH: The Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu was on an intensive 17-day election campaign, wherein he addressed more then 70 back to back public meetings, the exhaustive schedule has injured his vocal cords. The doctors tell him that he was on the brink of losing his voice and have suggested a complete 3 to 5 day rest.

Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded

CHANDIGARH: Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area.

Paid holiday on December 7 for Rajasthan Voters

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has declared December 7, 2018 as paid holiday for Rajasthan voters, who are working in factories situated in Punjab so that they can exercise their franchise in Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha polls.

Punjab to pay Rs 25 per quintal extra to sugarcane farmers

CHANDIGARH:  In the backdrop of sugarcane farmers in the state protesting for the past several days, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced that it will pay Rs 25 per quintal extra to the farmers.


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