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  • 12 new judges of Punjab, Haryana High Court sworn-in September 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: The 12 new Additional judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday took the oath of office and secrecy. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Ashutosh Mohunta administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new Additional Judges, including three women, an official...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda writes to Modi on problems of rice growing farmers September 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing his attention to "heavy losses" being suffered by farmers in the state due to the "sudden drop" in the purchase price of rice. In the letter, Hooda pointed out that the scanty rainfall...
  • Chandigarh: Former cricketer Yograj Singh arrested in brawl case, granted bail August 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former Test cricketer Yograj Singh, who is father of Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, was arrested along with three others on Monday in a brawl case over a car parking issue, police said. The cricketerturnedactor was arrested from Panchkula after a case under various sections of the IPC, including trespassing...
  • Kites with freedom fighters' images to dot skyline this Independence day August 13, 2014

    Chandigarh: Images of freedom fighters Rani Lakshmibai, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose will dot the skyline this Independence Day with inspiring messages in tow as a kite maker from Amritsar has come out with special paper marvels for the occasion. While some of the kites are as small as two...
  • 'If I were the FM, my first priority would be implementation of GST' July 10, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister, my first priority would be the implementation of GST. If GST will come in the picture then definitely it will boost the employment in our country, it will boost the industry as well as the manufacturing unit in our country and it will definitely...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget July 8, 2014

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNNIBN. ...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed fourstorey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped June 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the firemen...
  • No BJP wave in Haryana, Cong will win state elections says Hooda May 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: Dismissing BJP's good show in Lok Sabha elections in Haryana as a mandate for Narendra Modi and not the party, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said there was no saffron wave in the state and ruling Congress would score a hattrick in the coming Assembly polls. BJP won seven...
  • Modi wave sweeps Chandigarh as Kirron Kher defeats PK Bansal May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi wave have swept Chandigarh as BJP candidate Kirron Kher defeated former railways minister and Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal by 69,642 votes. The Chandigarh seat witnessed a triangular battle with Aam Aadmi Party candidate Gul Panag also in the fray. Debutante Gul Panag stood at...
  • BJP's Kirron Kher defeats PK Bansal in Chandigarh May 16, 2014

    Updates: 6:40 pm: BJP's Kirron Kher defeats Congress's PK Bansal by 69,642 votes. 9:21 am: BJP candidate Kirron Kher leading in Chandigarh. New Delhi: The counting of votes begin for the lone of Chandigarh of Friday and all arrangements have been made for counting of votes registered in the EVMs. The big fight...
  • Lost 16 polls, but 73-year-old cobbler in the fray once again April 15, 2014

    He may have lost 16 elections, but it has not deterred 73-year-old cobbler Om Prakash Jhakku from trying his luck once again from the Hoshiarpur seat of Punjab. Jhakku, who runs his shop from a small rented kiosk in the Kotwali Bazaar in Hoshiarpur, has contested 16 elections unsuccessfully -- three...
  • No political advertisement on government buildings: EC April 13, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors. The communique has been received in response to a complaint forwarded to...
  • Over 73 pc cast vote in Haryana; Chandigarh creates record April 10, 2014

    Chandigarh Barring stray incidents, polling remained peaceful in 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana which witnessed healthy voter turnout of over 73 per cent on Thursday and Union Territory Chandigarh created a record of highest ever poll percentage of nearly 72 per cent. Polling began on a slow note in Haryana...
  • If people don't vote, they have no right to complain: Kirron Kher April 10, 2014

    BJP candidate from Chandigarh said, "I am confident the people will vote for BJP and BJP will win with majority. It is very important that every individual should vote. If they don't vote, they have no right to complain later." ...
  • Pawan Bansal urges people to vote, confident of winning April 10, 2014

    Congress candidate from Chandigarh, Pawan Kumar Bansal said that he has confident of winning. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 50 per cent polling in Haryana till 3 pm April 10, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 56.3 per cent voter turn out has been recorded till 3 pm from Haryana out of nearly 1.61 crore electorate who exercised their franchise of voting on Thursday for the 10 Lok Sabha seats from the state, officials said. In Gurgoan, 58 per cent voters turned out to...
  • Watch: Chandigarh voters at poll booths early in the morning April 10, 2014

    Chandigarh has two fresh candidates in the fray - AAP's Gul Panag and BJP's Kirron Kher - and sitting Congress MP Pawan Bansal. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls live: High turnout in Kerala, moderate in Delhi, UP and Bihar April 10, 2014

    Voting began in one of the biggest phases of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in 91 Lok Sabha seats across India on Thursday. People are also simultaneously voting in the Assembly election in Odisha. ...
  • Voting for Chandigarh, 10 Haryana LS seats on Thursday April 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: About 1.55 Crore voters, including 71 lakh women, will seal the fate of 251 candidates in fray for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on Thursday. Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana Shrikant Walgad said 60 Companies of Central Para Military Forces and 44,000 personnel of Haryana Police and...
  • It's ladies vs Pawan Bansal in Chandigarh this time April 8, 2014

    Will the wind (Pawan) blow out others again this time? Will the new flower (Gul) blossom? Will there be a ray (Kirron) of hope? Or will the people settle for heaven (Jannat)? The names of the candidates apart, Chandigarh surely is witnessing its most interesting contest for the lone Lok Sabha...
  • Anil Kapoor campaigns for Kirron Kher in Chandigarh April 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor on Sunday campaigned for BJP Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher and said he had not come to the city on anybody's invitation but to support her a "friend". "In politics generally, it has been observed that while people say one thing but they mean something else," Kapoor...
  • People are angry, looking for a change: Gul Panag April 4, 2014

    Sounding a confident note, Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh Gul Panag says people are looking for a change. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Twitter star also commented on the political online battles. ...
  • Want to be real, not act as a politician: BJP's Kirron Kher March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Known for her sophisticated and ornate taste in expensive saris and jewellery, Kirron Kher disregards the advice that she must dress simply during her rallies as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Lok Sabha election from Chandigarh. She believes she doesn't need to "act" like a politician...
  • Kejriwal taken ill after Chandigarh road show March 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was taken ill after his road show in Chandigarh on Sunday and cancelled his later engagements in Haryana, party sources said here. Kejriwal, who arrived in Chandigarh to campaign for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate and actress Gul Panag, went back to Delhi, cancelling his remaining...
  • Arvind Kejriwal campaigns for Gul Panag in Chandigarh March 30, 2014

    AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal commenced his road show in Chandigarh on Sunday in support of party candidate Gul Panag for the April 10 election. Kejriwal arrived in Chandigarh from Haryana where he was on a road show since Friday. Addressing a gathering here, he reiterated that Haryana and Gujarat Chief Ministers...
  • Chandigarh: Haryana Governor's aircraft crashlands, no casualties March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Haryana Governor, Jagannath Pahadia, had a narrow escape on Thursday when his aircraft allegedly crashlanded at the Chandigarh airport. The mishap happened on the runway as the aircraft carrying Pahadia was about to take off from the Chandigarh technical airport. Pahadia has been taken to a hospital for checkup. The...
  • LS polls: Star power apart, swanky vehicles of key candidates perk up Chandigarh March 26, 2014

    It is not merely the glamour pouring on Chandigarh Lok Sabha with the presence of actresses Gul Panag and Kirron Kher as candidates, a range of swanky vehicles used by key contestants for campaign are adding to the glitter of electoral campaign across the city. Sitting Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal...