union territory of chandigarh

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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43 lakh UIDAI enrolments in Punjab


September 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) campaign for the 'Aadhaar' national identity card has got over 43 lakh enrolments in Punjab, an official said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Delhi students look to Chandigarh for B.Com courses


June 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) With cut-off for admissions in Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) course in leading Delhi colleges touching an unbelievable 99 to 100 percent, many students from the national ... Read more...

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Chandigarh region records 38 percent income tax growth


May 18th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The income tax collection in the Chandigarh region has grown by a whopping 38 percent against a national increase of 20 percent, a top official said ... Read more...

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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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Gallantry awardees to get free parking passes in Chandigarh


December 31st, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has worked out a new year gift for the city's gallantry award winners -- free car parking.The Municipal Corporation, in recognition of the ... Read more...

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Mirchpur violence: Apex court hints at transferring case


December 7th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday indicated that the trial in the Mirchpur case, in which people belonging to the dominant caste are accused of attacking the Dalits of ... Read more...

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Farm credit flow exceeds target in 2010: Pranab Mukherjee


July 6th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, July 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday exhorted the Governments and bankers to work in closer coordination to tap the growth potential of the region by promoting and ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana reel under sweltering heat


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) People of Punjab and Haryana reeled under the scorching sun Wednesday as temperature remained way above the average. Amritsar in Punjab recorded the highest temperature in the ... Read more...

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Chandigarh best city in quality sanitation


May 11th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh has been adjudged the best Indian city in terms of quality sanitation followed by Mysore, Surat and New Delhi, officials said here Tuesday. ... 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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17 states pledge cooperation for highways projects


April 13th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Seventeen states and the union territory of Chandigarh Tuesday assured support to the centre for timely execution of highways projects in the build, operate and transfer (BOT) ... Read more...

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Receding Bhakra waters no cause for worry?


April 9th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) The water level in the reservoir of the Bhakra dam is receding. But the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) officials are not losing sleep over it ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks states’ stand on PDS maladies


April 7th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday threatened to summon the chief secretaries of 10 states and the union territory of Chandigarh if they fail to explain their stand on ... Read more...

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Four new governors take office (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Four of the eight newly appointed governors - Shivraj Patil (Punjab), K. Sankaranarayanan (Maharashtra), E.S.L. Narasimhan (Andhra Pradesh) and M.O.H. Farook (Jharkhand - took their oath ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil sworn in as Punjab governor


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Shivraj Patil was sworn in as Punjab Governor at a ceremony here Friday. Patil, a former union home minister and ex-Lok Sabha speaker, was administered the oath of ... Read more...

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Fog blinds north India; no relief for next few days: IMD (Roundup)


January 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A thick fog cover Thursday enveloped the entire north India region, including the national capital, hitting air, rail and road traffic. The dense fog blanket is expected ... Read more...

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Badal urges PM not to tinker with Chandigarh’s set up


January 15th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to tinker with the existing administrative structure in the union territory of Chandigarh. In a ... Read more...

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Killer cold claims over 60 lives, Leh freezes at -18 (Roundup)


January 5th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi/Lucknow/Srinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) The north and parts of east India were Tuesday in the grip of deadly cold that has so far claimed over 60 lives in the states of ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana shiver in cold


December 27th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) A cold wave has gripped the union territory of Chandigarh and the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, lowering the temperatures and forcing people to wear more woollens. The ... Read more...

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Population data collection for coastal states in progress: Chidambaram


October 30th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that direct data collection for the National Population Register (NPR) is in progress in the coastal villages of Andhra ... Read more...

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Chandigarh court seeks report from CBI on mega projects


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) A local city court Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit the status report on their inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the mega projects ... Read more...

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Drug related crimes down in Chandigarh: Police


September 16th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Drug related crimes have gone down significantly in the union territory of Chandigarh in 2009 due to various measures adopted by the city police, officials said here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Three more states get relief package for 1984 riot victims


September 10th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The government Thursday extended the relief package for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and the union territory of ... Read more...

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Chandigarh turns pink with ‘Tuk-Tuk’ auto-rickshaw


September 9th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 9 (IANS) Moving around the union territory of Chandigarh just got easier. Pink coloured auto-rickshaws christened 'Tuk Tuk', which can be ordered to your doorsteps, were flagged off here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Heavy rain disrupts life in Chandigarh, nearby areas


September 9th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 9 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted in the union territory of Chandigarh and neighbouring regions of Punjab and Haryana as heavy rain Wednesday led to water-logging and traffic jams in ... Read more...

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Dera Sacha Sauda sect hopes for Guinness record


August 18th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Dera Sacha Sauda sect is hoping to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for planting the maximum number of saplings in a single day - over ... Read more...

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Dera Sacha Sauda sect marks I-Day by planting trees


August 15th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect Saturday marked Independence Day by planting millions of saplings in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and the union territory of Chandigarh. "Till now, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana prepare to battle swine flu


August 6th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh and the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana have stepped up vigil against suspected swine flu cases after the country's first death from ... Read more...

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Chandigarh administration gears up to curb ragging


July 17th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) In order to curb incidents of ragging in colleges, the administration of the union territory of Chandigarh has decided to come down hard on the guilty by strictly ... Read more...

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Chandigarh on track to become ’solar city’


July 8th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh is all set to become a "solar city" and reduce its dependence on conventional and non-renewable energy resources, officials said here Wednesday. The administration ... Read more...

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Couple in Punjab tests positive for swine flu


July 7th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) A couple in Jalandhar town of Punjab has tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) infection after a trip to Thailand, health officials said Tuesday. Kulwant Singh, 44, and his ... Read more...

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Monsoon to hit Chandigarh Wednesday, say officials


June 29th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Residents of the union territory of Chandigarh Monday got some relief from the scorching heat with a dip in temperature. And there was more good news in store ... Read more...

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Hostel food stinks: Panjab University sends its cooks for refereshers


June 28th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Facing increasing protests from students over the quality of food in its hostels, Panjab University (PU) now plans to send the kitchen staff to a hotel ... Read more...

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