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Chandigarh to host coffee festival


July 27th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Chandigarh will host its first Coffee Sipping Festival from Saturday where people can taste different flavours of the beverage.The two-day weekend fest would be held at ... 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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Disco-loving cops colour Chandigarh crime scene


December 14th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) He faked his rank and uniform, drove in a stolen SUV, frequented discotheques and night clubs and did everything to impress girls. While none of this ... Read more...

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Punjab legislators withdraw from Tata Camelot project


June 16th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) The multi-million multi-storey Tata Camelot project, which is coming up at Kansal village in the vicinity of Sukhna Lake here, has landed in another controversy -- ... Read more...

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Two men murdered in Chandigarh


March 16th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Two men were found murdered in Chandigarh Wednesday in separate incidents, the police said.The body of a 21-year-old youth, with several stab wounds on it, was ... 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...

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Nepal’s president gets nostalgic during visit to alma mater


February 4th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav got nostalgic as he visited his alma mater, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), here Friday and cracked jokes and ... Read more...

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Court stops work on Tata housing project in Punjab


January 20th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court here Thursday stopped the construction of a controversial multi-storey housing project being executed by Tata Housing Development Company (THDC) in an ... Read more...

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Cops suspended as Santa goes up in smoke in Chandigarh


December 29th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) Two Chandigarh Police officers were Wednesday suspended for negligence after a 35-feet-high Santa Claus was set ablaze at Sukhna Lake, police said.The dummy, prepared by students of ... Read more...

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Shhh! Chandigarh environs are hosting winged visitors


December 17th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Escaping the harsh cold of their habitats, hundreds of warbling guests - among them brahmi ducks, red-crusted pochards, grebes and geese - have come flocking to ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to conduct its first-ever wildlife census


December 8th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) This union territory, one of the greenest cities of India, has now turned its attention on its fauna as the first-ever census of wildlife here ... Read more...

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Top Chandigarh finance official in golfing controversy


December 1st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) Even before he could tee-off with a new lifetime membership of a premier golf club, a top bureaucrat in the Chandigarh administration is likely to ... Read more...

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Land favours to Hooda aide irks court


November 5th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) "Favouritism" shown by various agencies of the Haryana government to a senior state functionary has invited the wrath of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.The high ... Read more...

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Pakistani traders gush about business trip to Chandigarh


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Nov 2 (IANS) Happy with the warm hospitality, Pakistani traders who came to this union territory to participate in Chandigarh Fair-2010, are taking the business trip as an ... Read more...

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CWG mascot ‘Shera’ stolen from Chandigarh’s high-security zone


October 16th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) Unidentified miscreants Saturday stole a fibre-glass replica of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) mascot ‘Shera' from the high-security zone of the city, police said.The mascot was placed just 30 ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to have week-long celebrations of Tourism Day


September 18th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Chandigarh will celebrate World Tourism Day with a week-long programme from Sep 26 that will include theatre, food festivals, cycling events and a tourism walk, an official said ... Read more...

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Canines get ready to sniff out trouble at Games (With Images)


August 10th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Pinky, a one-year-old labrador, and her canine companions seem happy and relaxed as they stroll along Chandigarh's popular Sukhna lake. But these sniffer dogs are actually ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to have tourism police


June 29th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) With Chandigarh fast turning into a favourite of tourists, authorities of the union territory are planning to have a special tourism police with knowledge of English and some ... Read more...

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Students out on boats to save Sukhna lake


May 15th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Young enthusiastic students sailed on boats and extracted grass, weeds and silt from Sukhna lake, a Chandigarh landmark that is being suffocated by excessive silting and ... Read more...

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A ‘wish box’ for Chandigarh slum kids (With Images)


May 5th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Their wish list is as simple as it gets -- chocolates, new clothes, shoes, birthday celebrations, a train joyride or simply boating on Sukhna Lake. Children ... Read more...

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Out of sight, not out of mind (Capital Buzz)


April 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Former union home minister Shivraj Patil, who had to pay the price for his inability to rise to the country's biggest terrorist challenge on 26/11 by ... Read more...

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Chandigarh is high on rainwater harvesting


March 3rd, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) In addition to its clean, wide roads and thick green cover, the Union Territory of Chandigarh can also boast of successfully running one of the ... Read more...

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More foreign tourists flocking to Chandigarh


February 28th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Foreign tourists seem to be falling in love with Chandigarh's greenery, clean air and clear spaces. The number of tourists visiting one of India's most ... Read more...

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As Chandigarh grows, its famous Sukhna Lake shrinks


February 18th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous landmark, the Sukhna Lake, is shrinking and has been reduced to half its original size even as the 'City Beautiful' continues to expand. The man-made ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gets Rs.27 cr central assistance for tourism


January 10th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 10 (IANS) The central government has granted Rs.270 million to promote tourism in the union territory (UT) of Chandigarh, an official said Sunday. "We have received a grant of Rs.27 crore ... Read more...

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Sikh preacher arrested in Punjab


January 3rd, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 2 (IANS) A Sikh preacher who heads a prominent gurdwara here and who is wanted in cases of cheating and fraud was arrested in a Punjab town Saturday, police said. ... Read more...

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Sukhna Lake’s silting brought under control: Official


November 26th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Silting of the Sukhna Lake, which has drastically reduced the area of the prime tourist attraction here, has been brought under control through a series of corrective measures, ... Read more...

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Migratory birds flock to Chandigarh


November 15th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Winter is here and it has brought hundreds of winged visitors from foreign shores to the city. Migratory birds can be spotted in Sukhna Lake and in the adjoining ... Read more...

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Chandigarh looks for its VIP fugitives


November 3rd, 2009 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Being the joint capital of two states and the headquarters of a union territory gives Chandigarh a lot of VIPs, including two who are now on ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gears up for Chhat festival


October 24th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) With Sukhna lake declared out of bounds, the Chandigarh administration has earmarked a newly built lake for Chhath puja. Around 100,000 devotees are expected to congregate there. "I had ... Read more...

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India’s greenest city to lose ‘dangerous’ trees


September 27th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) A number of the trees which had helped Chandigarh get a tag of greenest city of India have become 'dangerous'. A committee constituted by the administration of this Union ... Read more...

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Chandigarh all geared to celebrate World Tourism Day


September 26th, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) Chandigarh is set to celebrate World Tourism Day Sunday with a musical extravaganza, food festival, shopping bonanza and an assortment of activities for both the city dwellers and ... Read more...

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71-year-old dies while participating in brisk walk competition


September 25th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) A 71-year-old man died in a hospital here after collapsing while participating in a brisk walk competition organised by Chandigarh police here Thursday, police said. Bishen Singh took part ... Read more...

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Chandigarh continues to attract foreign tourists


August 20th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Mumbai terror attacks, the global financial meltdown and the swine flu scare have failed to deter foreign tourists from visiting Chandigarh in steadily increasing numbers, officials said ... Read more...

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I don’t do things with elections in mind: Haryana CM (Interview)


August 8th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) For a politician who faces assembly elections only months later, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is sitting pretty. He is so confident of retaining ... Read more...

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