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Bird flu scare in Chandigarh after one sample tests positive
The deadly Bird flu scare is back in news. This time reports have surfaced from Chandigarh, after two dozen ducks died in Sukhna Lake and one out of the dead also tested positive.
Haryana police fail to present Rampal in HC
Haryana Police on Monday failed to present controversial sect leader Rampal in the Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday despite the court issuing non-bailable warrants against him last week.
UT lifts ban on diesel autos
Taking a U-turn, the Chandigarh Administration today lifted the ban on the entry of diesel-run autos into the city. The decision was taken by UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil. The meeting decided that a joint committee of UT Adviser and the Chief Secretaries of Punjab and Haryana.
Haryana Govt must issue white paper on State’s fiscal health : INLD
Opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) demanded the Haryana Government must issue a white paper on the state's fiscal health.
Rainfall deficiency in Punjab, Haryana at 65%
Punjab and Haryana, the two leading agrarian states of the country, have received scanty monsoon rains so far this year with deficit as high as 65 per cent each in the two states.
Punjab to host 5th World Kabaddi Cup from December 5 to 15 : Sukhbir Badal
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today approved revised dates of 5th edition of World Kabaddi Cup on the proposal of Kabaddi organizations from various countries. As per the new dates, this mega event of Punjab’s traditional game will now commence from December 5 to 15.
Vegetable prices soar in Punjab, Haryana
In the wake of shortage of supplies from neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, prices of vegetables including tomato and potato have seen a significant surge in the last one week in Punjab and Haryana.
Cancer patient jumps from 5thfloor of PGI building
A 24-year-old acute leukemia cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy at PGI committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the new OPD building of the hospital on Monday afternoon.
Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu wins Talwandi Sabo Assembly Seat
Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu today won the Talwandi Sabo Assembly seat in Punjab, defeating his nearest Congress rival Harminder Singh Jassi.
Chandigarh cop shoots his wife, attempts suicide
Terror strike at GMSH-16 when a 34-year old Chandigarh police constable, Anand Kumar, gunned down his estranged wife, Dimple Devi, 32, on point blank range and attempted suicide after turning his .9mm service revolver towards him and injured himself on right shoulder on Friday.
Athletes from Punjab, Haryana, HP raise medal hopes
With India sending its second largest contingent ever for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, hopes of landing up a sizeable number of medals at the marquee event have increased.
With winds, clouds, relief sways in
After leaving the residents high and dry in the first half of July, monsoon is likely to pick up and bring rainfall during the second half, stated Chandigarh meteorological department. On Wednesday, clouds accompanied by easterly winds blowing.
Train to Katra Stuck in Tunnel Due to Engine Failure
The newly introduced direct train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for an hour this morning due to engine failure near the Katra Railway Station.
SGPC : Act Unconstitutional Interference in Sikh Affairs
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) described the Bill passed by the Haryana assembly for setting up a separate body to manage Sikh gurdwaras in the state.
Unlawful plot allotment to IAS officer : HUDA asked to verify allegations
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Thursday, asked Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to verify allegations of allotment of multiple plots to Haryana's principal secretary, department of town and country planning TC Gupta in sectors developed by HUDA.
Booze gets dearer in Chandigarh
Many in the Tricity will have more reasons to buy liquor from Panchkula, as booze got costlier in Chandigarh on Sunday, with the new excise policy coming into effect.
Website for centralized admissions to BCom-I launched
Panjab University (PU) on Monday launched the website for centralized admissions to BCom (I) at 12 institutions in Chandigarh. Students can now apply for BCom-I through the website
Deputy commissioner placed two employees under suspension!
The Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi has placed under suspension two employees Padam Singh and Kaptan Singh for dereliction in election related duties.Both these employees were posted as clerks in DC Office Gurgaon. MrVidyarthi said that after the announcement of LoK Sabha elections, all theofficers and employees were directed to take all election related dutiesseriously and at the same time they were warned that laxity will not be tolerated at any cost.
Stop harassing the poor vendors : Satya Pal Jain
Satya Pal Jain, Ex-City MP and National Chairman of the BJP’s Committee on Legal Affairs & Election Commission Issues, has urged the Municipal Corporation and the officers of the Chandigarh Administration not to harass them unnecessarily.
State are very enthusiastic about the `Shakti Rally` on Nov 10 : Hooda
Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the people in the State are very enthusiastic about the ‘Shakti Rally’ to be organized at Gohana on November 10.
Congress MLA, 7 others booked in rs 60-cr fraud case
Chandigarh police have booked eight persons, including sitting Congress legislator of Punjab, Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, in a Rs. 60-crore fraud case. Sidhu is the member of the assembly from Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district.
NDA must declare PM candidate before ls polls : Sukhbir
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) should declare its prime ministerial candidate before the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for 2014.
HC reserves ruling on pleas challenging order
The Punjab and Haryana high court reserved its judgment on a bunch of petitions challenging the single-judge order handing over probe into 10 alleged fake encounters by Punjab cops during the militancy period in the state to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Mobile Lab service launched in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal flagged off a mobile laboratory service to help rural students learn about computers and update their knowledge of physics and chemistry.
Congress MP targets Robert Vadra again
In the backdrop of controversy over Robert Vadra's land deals in Haryana, rebel Congress MP Rao Inderjit Singh has targeted party president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law again.
HC bars PUDA from use of underground water for construction
Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Punjab government to ensure within three months that Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) stopped use of underground water for construction.
Providing legal aid to needy and poor aim of Legal Services Authority : Mittal
Justice Satish Kumar Mittal, Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman of Haryana State Legal Services Authority inaugurated a Legal Aid Clinic at Government Primary School, Silarpur Mehta, Narnaul today.
Industrial Package to border areas will benefit whole punjab : Cong
The Congress Party MLAs from border districts of Punjab today claimed that the special industrial package demanded by PPCC President Partap Singh Bajwa for the border districts was indeed for the benefit of whole of Punjab.
Renu Dabla unanimously elected Mayor of the Rohtak Municipal Corporation
Renu Dabla has become the first women Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Rohtak. Renu Dabla has been elected from ward number 4 of the Municipal Corporation, Rohtak.
HYC appeals for Uttarakhand Relief Fund
Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress (HYC) today started the HYC UTTARAKHAND RELIEF FUND and appealed to the people of Haryana, especially the youth, to donate generously towards the fund.