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Russia reminds Syria of 1925 chemical weapons ban


July 25th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow expects Syrian authorities to strictly comply with their country's obligations under the ban on chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said in a ... Read more...

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Syria to use chemical weapons against foreign attack


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria may use chemical weapons only in the case of external aggression, Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said Monday.The official said in Damascus that ... Read more...

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Bollywood actress’s headless body found in Allahabad septic tank


April 18th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, April 18 (IANS) A team of Mumbai police aided by Allahabad cops traced the headless torso of Meenakshi Thapa, a budding Bollywood actress who was abducted on March 30, ... Read more...

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Dikshit slams Lokayukta, calls his action ‘motivated’


March 27th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit slammed the state Lokayukta for seeking the review of his recommendations to President Pratibha Patel to censure her, saying his ... Read more...

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Delhi Lokayukta should answer on report: Sheila Dikshit


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday downplayed the Lokayukta report to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna, which sought a review of recommendations about censuring Dikshit ... Read more...

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At 25th edition, Chandigarh moped rally comes of age


March 20th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) It made a modest beginning in 1981 with mopeds, scooters and motorcycles competing for honours on Chandigarh's roads. After giving big names to the national car ... Read more...

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Dikshit assures action on CWG lapses


February 21st, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday promised action against those guilty of financial lapses in the preparations for 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) here.Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Google, O-Zone tie up to provide free Wi-Fi access


January 12th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Google and public Wi-Fi provider O-Zone Networks have tied up to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at select locations.As part of the deal, all ... Read more...

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Lokayukta slams Delhi chief minister


July 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Lokayukta (ombudsman) Manmohan Sarin Monday came down heavily on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying she misrepresented facts about the completion of 60,000 low-cost ... Read more...

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BJP slams president’s decision on Delhi minister


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday expressed dismay over the decision of President Pratibha Patil to reject the recommendation of the Delhi Lokayukta to ... Read more...

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Delhi sends report on PWD minister to home ministry


May 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi government has sent a detailed report about state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, who was indicted by the Lokayukta for ... Read more...

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MCI moots reforms in medical courses, exams


March 30th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A common entrance test for all undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses, a licenciation exam after internship and a new M.Med. course for medical graduates are ... Read more...

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Uproar in Delhi Assembly over Chauhan tax raid issue


March 15th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Budget Session of Delhi Assembly began on a stormy note on Tuesday with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators demanding the resignation of PWD Minister Raj ... Read more...

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Delhi budget session stalled over demand for minister’s resignation


March 15th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The first day of the budget session of the Delhi assembly began on a chaotic note Tuesday as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Delhi budget session likely to be stormy (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The budget session of the Delhi assembly is likely to be stormy as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to raise several ... Read more...

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Delhi budget session likely to be stormy


March 14th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The budget session of the Delhi assembly is likely to be stormy as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to raise several ... Read more...

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Delhi CM Dikshit meets Sonia, discusses Lokayukta order against Chauhan


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Wednesday to discuss the order issued by the Lokayukta, which recommended removal of PWD ... Read more...

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Punjab on a ‘high’, to guzzle over 350 mn liquor bottles


February 27th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) This is one "high" that is going to hit Punjab hard but will leave the state government cash rich.The Punjab government has announced a 10 percent ... Read more...

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Lokayukta recommends removal of Delhi PWD minister


February 24th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Delhi Lokayukta (ombudsman) Thursday recommended removal of PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan from the council of ministers as he tried to protect a resort in a ... Read more...

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Karmapa’s ‘Chinese connection’ leaves Himachal police red-faced


February 24th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala, Feb 24 (IANS) Claims by Himachal Pradesh Police of a possible "Chinese connection" to the activities of Tibetan religious leader, the Karmapa, are falling apart with the Karmapa's office ... Read more...

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Defectors, independents, dissidents - all part of Hooda government


February 13th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda does not only head a coalition government in the state, but one full of independents, defectors and not-so-friendly Congress ... Read more...

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Race on for Chandigarh medical institute’s top job


February 4th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Nearly 100 top names from the medical fraternity in the country are likely to be considered for the coveted post of director of the Post-Graduate Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chandigarh: City for 500,000 now has 800,000 vehicles


January 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) When French architect Le Corbusier designed the modern city of Chandigarh in the 1950s, it was supposed to cater to a maximum population of 500,000 residents. ... Read more...

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Things much better for Indian students in Australia: Envoy (Interview)


January 18th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) With things turning out to be a "lot calmer" in recent months vis-à-vis Indian students in Australia, Australian High Commissioner to India Peter N. Varghese said ... Read more...

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Delhi ombudsman moves high court


January 17th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi lokayukta (ombudsman) Monday approached the Delhi High Court challenging its order preventing it from inquiring into corruption allegations against three Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.In ... Read more...

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Australia can discuss uranium sale issue: High Commissioner (Interview)


January 16th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia was willing to discuss the issue of uranium sale if India brought it up during External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to that country next ... Read more...

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Chandigarh Police drawing flak from all quarters


January 9th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) First failing to nab the murderers of a five-year-old and then overreacting to the natural death of Punjab's acting advocate general's mother-in-law, the Chandigarh Police is ... Read more...

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Zirakpur, the ‘wedding capital’ of Punjab


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Alkesh Sharma Zirakpur, Jan 2 (IANS) Till about two decades ago, Zirakpur was just a cluster of villages in Punjab on the outskirts of state capital Chandigarh. Today, it ... Read more...

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Haryana looks at newer pastures for farming


January 1st, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 1 (IANS) Horticulture, floriculture, vegetable cultivation and fish farming - Haryana's agricultural fields that contributed significantly to the country's Green Revolution are now gradually diversifying to newer areas.Farmers ... Read more...

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Luxury train on Sikh pilgrimage across India sold out


December 26th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) A unique pilgrimage of Sikh shrines across India on board the Deccan Odyssey luxury train is all sold out. Never mind if the nine-day journey costs ... Read more...

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Killer driver faces tough court conditions to go abroad


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) A teenaged girl who had mowed down two people, including a child, while racing her luxury Honda Accord car in a high-security area of Chandigarh in ... Read more...

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Indian forts relive glorious past in documentary (Feature With Images)


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) They have withstood the onslaught of marching armies, they have been like trophies for rulers, and several well known forts in India are now reliving their ... Read more...

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Amritsar looks at trade revival - with Pakistani help


December 20th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Dec 20 (IANS) Amritsar, Sikhism's holy city which was an important business centre in northern India at one time, is looking to revive trade with help from an unexpected ... Read more...

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Punjab aims to develop Amritsar as expo hub


December 14th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Dec 14 (IANS) It is famous as the Sikh holy city, but Amritsar could soon come to be known as a trade expo hub. After nearly 300,000 footfalls at ... Read more...

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Growth rate of Tibetan exiles plummets


December 11th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 11 (IANS) The exiled Tibetan population's growth rate has declined drastically in the last decade even as literacy levels have gone up, reveals a census report, ... Read more...

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