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20 years after militancy, bureaucrats keep Chandigarh ‘disturbed’ (Letter from Chandigarh)


August 30th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The threat of militancy ended years ago but Chandigarh continues to be tagged a 'disturbed area' -- thanks to the bureaucracy that wants it to be ... Read more...

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Chandigarh airport to be expanded on defence land


June 14th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday cleared a defence ministry proposal for exchanging 2.5 acres of land between the Indian Air Force and the union territory administration to ... Read more...

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Centre to ensure Punjab, Haryana quota in Chandigarh posts


June 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The central government has assured Punjab that the 60:40 quota for filling posts in the Chandigarh administration from Punjab and Haryana would be adhered to ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake hits rock bottom (Letter from Chandigarh) (With Images)


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous Sukhna Lake, the most-visited tourist spot in the 'City Beautiful', is gasping for breath and attention.Built in 1958, huge areas of the lake's ... Read more...

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NDMA to conduct mock earthquake drill next year


June 6th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a mock earthquake exercise in February 2013 in Panchkula, Chandigarh, Mohali, Shimla and adjoining areas, a senior official ... Read more...

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Mobile phone towers in Chandigarh homes to stay, for now (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a relief to the telecom service providers and mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo thereby red-flagging the removal of 180 ... Read more...

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Nine get 10 years jail for rape


April 9th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Nine people, including two women, were convicted and sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a court here Monday for the rape of a mentally challenged ... Read more...

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In IPL season, Chandigarh to play gully cricket


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Over 8,000 players, 552 teams, including 23 teams of girls, nearly 35 locations and more. As cricket fans get ready for the popular T20 Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now Chandigarh VVIPs to ’secure’ their securitymen


November 14th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Chandigarh's grandees may now have to 'secure' their security personnel within their sprawling government and private bungalows, with the court cracking down on the public ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s garbage plant raises a stink


September 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Chandigarh's reputation is taking a smelly beating. A lot of stink is being raised - environmentally and politically - over the city's experiment with a solid ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chandigarh looks forward to Bollywood dreams


July 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 movies have been shot in and around Chandigarh in recent years. So the city and its surrounding states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

CBI case against leading Chandigarh school


July 5th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) The management of a highly sought after private school in Chandigarh is in trouble. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has slapped a case against it ... Read more...

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Chandigarh debates: To shop or not to shop on Sunday


June 19th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Having emerged as one of the most favoured destinations for shopping and business activity north of Delhi, Chandigarh is now going through a dilemma - whether ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s proposed Metro to link three cities


May 26th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) As major roads in Chandigarh get clogged with ever-increasing traffic, a proposal is gaining ground for a Metro rail here. The Punjab and Haryana governments are ... Read more...

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Chandigarh wakes up to save lost heritage (With Images)


May 9th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Authorities in Chandigarh have finally woken up to the value of the "precious" junk lying in their backyard.Items originally designed by the team of architects associated ... Read more...

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To protest or not to protest - Panjab University debates


May 4th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) A move to ban protests in front of the Panjab University (PU) vice-chancellor's office has evoked strong opposition from both students and teachers who see ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Gilani to meet over dinner at Mohali (Lead)


March 29th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani will discuss bilateral issues over dinner at Mohali, where the two leaders will ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Details of Manmohan-Gilani meetings being worked out: official


March 28th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The final contours of the meetings between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani at Mohali, where the two leaders ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PM to stay at Punjab Raj Bhawan, Gilani at the Taj


March 28th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur will stay overnight at Punjab Raj Bhawan here during their visit to watch the India-Pakistan World ... Read more...

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Mohali match: Can Chandigarh’s infrastructre handle it?


March 27th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) With the high-voltage India-Pakistan match turning into a tool for cricket diplomacy between the two nations and a galaxy of VVIPs descending to witness the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

BJP, Congress activists detained in Chandigarh


March 12th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 12 (IANS) Hundreds of workers and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were detained by the Chandigarh Police Saturday as both parties took ... Read more...

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CBI raids prominent Chandigarh school


March 8th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday raided the reputed Strawberry Fields School here in Sector 24 and seized documents pertaining to land records and school ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s roses as beautiful as the city, gush foreigners


February 26th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritika Sharma Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Chandigarh's annual Rose Festival not only attracts tens of thousands of visitors from the city and adjoining states but also a large number ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake gets souvenir shop


February 15th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) Tourists coming to Chandigarh can take back with them the memories of "City Beautiful" as Sukhna Lake, the most famous tourist destination in the city, Tuesday gets a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Murdered Chandigarh boy’s kin return compensation


January 20th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The family members of five-year-old boy Khushpreet Singh, who was kidnapped and murdered for ransom here earlier this month, Thursday returned a compensation cheque after Chandigarh Administrator ... Read more...

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After heist, Chandigarh banks told to install police alarms


January 13th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 13 (IANS) A day after the biggest heist in the city when a showroom was looted of jewellery worth Rs.100 million (Rs.10 crore), the city police Thursday asked all banks ... Read more...

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Chandigarh boy cremated amidst heart-rending wails, moist eyes


January 7th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Five-year-old kidnap victim Khushpreet Singh, whose body was found on the city outskirts Wednesday, was cremated amidst heart-wrenching wails and moist eyes of family and relatives here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Kidnapped boy found dead in Chandigarh, probe ordered (Lead)


January 6th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry to probe allegations of police laxity after violent protests rocked Burail village here following the recovery of the body of ... Read more...

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Body of kidnapped boy found, traffic blocked (Lead)


January 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) The body of a five-year-old boy, kidnapped last month from here, was found stuffed in a bag on the outskirts of Chandigarh Wednesday evening, triggering street protests.Police said ... Read more...

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Kidnapping case: Two senior cops transferred


January 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Failing to get any breakthrough even 15 after a five-year-old boy was kidnapped from here, police have transferred the two senior officers to police lines.The investigation has also ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s RTE confusion delays admission process


January 5th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Confusion prevails here over implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act and activists are accusing private school managements of back-pedalling on flimsy grounds for fear of ... Read more...

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Cold wave sweeps across Haryana, Punjab


January 3rd, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) Cold wave conditions continued to sweep through most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh city Monday, forcing people in the plains to don more layers of woollens and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Centre gives Chandigarh Rs.31 mn for Garden of Spring


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh is all set to come up with a Garden of Spring that would showcase over 150 species of plants and trees to attract ... Read more...

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Chandigarh, neighbouring states usher in 2011 with gusto


January 1st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 1 (IANS) Overcast skies and chilly weather could not dampen the spirit of the people of the union territory of Chandigarh and the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, and ... Read more...

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New Year party revellers to face high security in Chandigarh


December 30th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 30 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration Thursday directed owners of the city hotels, restaurants and clubs to tell their guests to comply with heightened security measures as they usher in 2011.In ... Read more...

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