Monday, March 04, 2024


Prof. Harvinder Singh to get Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2022

CHANDIGARH: Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi has chosen local musician Prof. Harvinder Singh for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2022 for his contribution in the field of Hindustani classical music. This honour will be given to Prof. Harvinder Singh by the President of India in a special program to be organized at New Delhi.

Bar Association, Chandigarh organised a function for the distribution of Jackets

CHANDIGARH: Today, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, Chandigarh organised a function for the distribution of Jackets to the Employees of Punjab and Haryana High Cout Bar Association, Chandigarh in the Main Bar Room.

Pets fashion show marks end of two-day Pet Festival

CHANDIGARH: The two day Pet Fed known as India’s biggest pet festival concluded at Elante Mall on Sunday. More than 450 pets including several dog breeds husky, German shepherd great dane, chow chow, golden retriever , beagle , Indian spitz, toy poodle, shitzhu, Himalayan mastiff and pugs participated in the festival.

CBI probes killing of INLD's state chief: Haryana Home Minister

CHANDIGARH: Acceeding to the demand of the main Opposition Congress, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday informed the state Assembly that a probe by the CBI has been ordered into killing of Indian National Lok Dal's State Chief Nafe Singh Rathi.

Seven booked for INLD Haryana chief's killing, CCTV footage of accused traced

CHANDIGARH: Hours after the broad daylight high-profile killing of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Haryana President and two-time MLA Nafe Singh Rathi and his associate by car-borne in Bahadurgarh, the police has booked seven persons.

Journalist' Literature Festival Concludes on a High Note

CHANDIGARH: The three-day Journalists' Literature Festival, being held at the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, culminated with a series of engaging sessions that captivated literary enthusiasts from across the region.

Two day pet festival begins in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The two day Pet Fed known as India’s biggest pet festival began at Elante Mall here on Saturday. The first day of the pet carnival served as a haven for all pets, their devoted parents, and animal enthusiasts. The pet enthusiasts united under one roof to share, celebrate, and experience the profound and unbreakable bond between humans and their pets.

Haryana CM proposes Rs 1.89 lakh crore budget

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday proposed a Rs 1.89 lakh crore state budget for 2024-25, an increase of 11.37 per cent over the revised estimates of Rs 170,490.84 crore for 2023-24, with no new taxes.

Haryana Police not to invoke provisions of NSA on protesting farmers

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police on Friday said invoking provisions of the National Security Act (NSA) on a few farm union leaders of Ambala district has been reconsidered and it has been decided that it will not be invoked, said Sibash Kabiraj, Inspector General of Police (Ambala Range).

State level Samavesh Utsav organizes at GMSSS-21 Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Samagra Shiksha, Department of School Education organized a State Level Programme “Samavesh Utsav” at GMSSS-21 to promote environment of Inclusion. During the event 72 CWSN from different Govt. schools were provided Aids and Appliances in collaboration with ALIMCO (Artificial limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India).

Haryana Police fire tear gas shells to disperse protesting farmers

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police on Wednesday fired tear gas shells as protesting farmers on the Shambhu border, bordering Haryana, tried to breach the border. However, farmers' leaders have been appealing to the protesters to keep it peaceful.

Centre ready to discuss all issues with farmers, says Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda

CHANDIGARH: Amid the huge build-up of farmers at the borders of Haryana as they get ready to march to the national capital, Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said the Centre was ready to discuss all issues.

Huge build-up of farmers on Haryana borders ahead of march to Delhi

CHANDIGARH: A huge build-up of farmers from Punjab and Haryana continued on borders of Haryana on Wednesday as they are ready to head to the national capital to lodge their protest over demands comprising the law guaranteeing the minimum support price (MSP) of crops as they rejected the government proposal.

Oppn leaders welcome SC verdict declaring AAP councillor as Chandigarh Mayor

NEW DELHI: Setting aside the election of the BJP candidate as declared by the Returning Officer, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared AAP councillor Kuldeep Kumar as the Mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation while hearing a plea challenging the mayoral election.

SC declares AAP’s Kuldeep Kumar as Chandigarh Mayoral poll winner

NEW DELHI: Setting aside the election of the BJP candidate as declared by the Returning Officer, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared AAP councillor Kuldeep Kumar as the Mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation during the hearing on the contentious Chandigarh mayoral election case.

Bodybuilder's success saga goes on

CHANDIGARH: It’s a progression of sorts for Rajneet Kaur who has taken to the power sports like a fish takes to water. This power athlete from Mohali, who is serving as the Food Inspector in Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department at Chandigarh, packed a punch and won Gold in the Women's category at 12th Mr./Ms. Chandigarh Championship 2024 organized by the Indian Body Builders Federation which is recognized by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

SC to review Chandigarh mayoral poll records amid allegations of horse-trading

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday said that it would examine the ballot papers of the Chandigarh mayoral polls and the entire video recording of counting day on Tuesday, citing concerns about potential horse-trading.

Supreme Court says result of Chandigarh Mayoral election will be declared after recounting of ballot papeprs

CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court on Monday said that the results of the controversial January 30 Chandigarh mayoral election will be declared on the basis of the existing ballot papers instead of a fresh election. For this, the court said, it would peruse on Tuesday the ballot papers and the entire video recording of the counting day.

Supreme Court summons ballot papers of Chandigarh Mayoral election

CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court today ordered to present ballot papers of Chandigarh Mayoral election before it tomorrow, now lying in the safe custody of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Shubman Gill designates as the ‘State Icon’ for Lok Sabha Elections 2024 to achieve the target of “Is Vaar 70 Paar”: Sibin C

CHANDIGARH: The office of Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer has designated Indian cricketer Shubman Gill as the 'State Icon'. In this regard, Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C stated that Punjab resident Shubman Gill, popular among the cricket enthusiasts, especially the youth, has been appointed as the 'State Icon', and would assist in garnering more than 70 percent of the votes during the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

'Delhi chalo' march put on hold till Feb 21: Farmer leader Pandher

CHANDIGARH: Hours after holding the fourth round of talks with the Centre, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Monday said they would mull over the Centre's proposal to give guarantees on buying five crops at the minimum support price (MSP) and also the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march has been put on hold till February 21.

4th round of talks between Union Ministers, farmers end with Centre proposing 5-yr deal to buy pulses & cotton at MSP

CHANDIGARH: The fourth round of meeting between three Central ministers and farmer leaders ended here in the early hours of Monday after over four hours of deliberations with Union Minister Piyush Goyal saying they proposed a five-year deal with the farmers to buy pulses and cotton at minimum support price (MSP).

Three AAP councilors join BJP, AAP alleges threatened by BJP

CHANDIGARH: Three councillors of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) today joined BJP while the Supreme court would today hear the case of fraud by BJP in the election of Mayor of city.

Farmers to 'take over' toll plazas in Haryana for 3 hours on Friday: BKU-Charuni

CHANDIGARH: Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni, the national president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU)-Charuni in Haryana, said on Thursday that farmers will take control of all toll plazas in the state from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Friday to protest the police action against the agitating farmers who have gathered along Punjab borders.

Governor Punjab condoles the demise of Satya Paul Grover, Chairman SPOS Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Shri Banwari Lal Purohit expressed condolence over the passing away of Shri Satya Paul Grover, Chairman of Servants of People Society, Chandigarh.

After Haryana, telecom services hit in Punjab areas too

CHANDIGARH: The Union Home Ministry has ordered suspension of telecom services in Shutrana, Khanauri and Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab on Friday in the wake of Bharat bandh call by farmer unions.

Amid tension, protesting farmers to hold talks with Union ministers in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Even as farmers continued their protest on interstate borders between Punjab and Haryana for the the third day demanding higher minimum crop prices and waiver of loans, farmer leaders are meeting with three Union ministers -- third time -- in Chandigarh later Thursday to resolve the issue amicably.

Farmers' protest: Huge security build-up continue on inter-state borders

CHANDIGARH: Huge security build-up continued on inter-state borders between Punjab and Haryana on the second day on Wednesday, as assembled protesting farmers are adamant on heading to the national capital to lodge their protest over unfulfilled demands, including legal guarantee of minimum support prices (MSP) of crops.

Haryana Police use tear gas to disperse protesting farmers at inter-state border

CHANDIGARH: As hundreds of protesting farmers, mainly from Punjab, were stopped on Tuesday at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border to prevent them from reaching Delhi, Haryana Police fired tear gas to disperse them.

Urging Modi to clarify why govt not ready for talks, say farmer leaders

CHANDIGARH: Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify why the government is not ready for a discussion with protesting farmers, Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said on Tuesday that “it seems Punjab and Haryana are not parts of India anymore”.

Amid massive security build-up, thousands of farmers head to Delhi

CHANDIGARH: Not deterred by the massive security build-up and barricading on borders linking Punjab with Haryana, thousands of farmers are not giving up after their over five-hour-long talks with the Centre remained inconclusive and they, riding tractor-trailers and earthmovers, on Tuesday morning started their protest march towards the national capital.

Farmers say meeting inconclusive, stick to 'Chalo Delhi' call on Feb 13

CHANDIGARH: A meeting between farmer leaders, representing various unions from across the country, and the Central government on late Monday failed to resolve matters and the farmers announced they would stick to their plan of marching towards the national capital to protest from 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

BBMB Bestowed with "Best Hydro Power Developer" Award

CHANDIGARH: Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB)) has been honored with the "Best Hydro Power Developer" award for the year 2023-24. The accolade was presented at the IPPAI Power Awards ceremony, held on February 10, 2024, recognizing BBMB's outstanding contribution to green power generation and its pivotal role in advancing the nation's journey towards a sustainable future.

Ahead of protest, three Union ministers to meet farm leaders again in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Hours ahead of a massive protest march by farmers of Punjab and Haryana in the national capital, three Union ministers, including Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, will be meeting the leaders of farmer organisations in Chandigarh on Monday evening to resolve the issue amicably.

Heavy security, massive traffic diversions in Haryana ahead of farmers’ protest

CHANDIGARH: Heavy security and massive traffic diversions at the entry points in Haryana ahead of farmers’ protest march to the national capital on February 13 severely impacted the movements of commuters on Monday.

Haryana amends rules for Divyangs in govt jobs

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has announced an amendment to the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) Rules, 2008, aiming to increase inclusivity for Divyangs or People with Disabilities in the state’s administrative services, an official said on Saturday.

27 students from Kashmir valley meet Governor under GoI’s 'Bharat Darshan Study Tour Programme’

CHANDIGARH: A group of 27 bright and enthusiastic students hailing from the picturesque Kashmir Valley recently embarked on a transformative journey to Chandigarh as part of the esteemed 'Bharat Darshan Study Tour Programme', organized by the Government of India. The tour aimed to provide these young minds with a unique opportunity to explore diverse cultures, interact with distinguished leaders, and broaden their perspectives.

Chandigarh Police cane charged NSUI workers protesting outside BJP office against rigging in Mayoral poll

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police today cande charged the workers of NSUI, the student wing of Congress party, here outside the BJP office in protest against alleged rigging in the election of Mayoral poll.

16 Officers of National Defence College Pay Courtesy Call to Punjab Governor

CHANDIGARH: Today, a delegation comprising 16 officers of the National Defence College paid a courtesy call to the Shri Banwari Lal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT Chandigarh, at Punjab Raj Bhawan. The visit provided an opportunity for a candid interaction between the distinguished guests and the Governor.

'Defaced ballots': SC summons Returning Officer of Chandigarh mayoral polls

NEW DELHI: Observing that returning officer Anil Masih has "defaced the ballots" in the Chandigarh mayoral polls, the Supreme Court on Monday summoned the official in question to remain present before the top court on February 19 to explain his conduct.