Chandigarh News

Can’t avoid globalisation, can control it by preserving individual cultures: Wole Soyinka

“As a writer, you have to be bold, but not feel compelled to demonstrate ideological commitments,” said the playwright, who interacted with the students, answering their many interesting questions about his life, work and the political and social times.

Doctors: Driving on bad roads can lead to serious whiplash injuries, other problems

Chandigarh Newsline in a series of stories has highlighted the condition of Chandigarh roads and how Rs 50.73 crore spent in two years has literally gone down the drain.

Punjab CM takes charge of power, wait for Cabinet hopeful

Sidhu’s next move remains a mystery as he has not said anything since making public his resignation on Twitter on July 14 and 15. With his ouster, the number of ministers in the cabinet, including the CM, has come down to 17.

Punjab: Rice sowing in 95% targeted area done, area under paddy records a fall

Data sourced from Punjab Agriculture Department’s statistics wing showed that out of 29 lakh hectare (LH), rice (both paddy and Basmati) transplantation has been done on 27.46 lh, while 18, 492 hectare area has been brought under Direct Seeding Rice (DSR) which led to total sowing on 27.64 LH till July 14.

Ahead of polls, Haryana CM Khattar announces HRA to state employees as per 7th Pay Commission

The revised HRA would be implemented with effect from August 1 and benefit about 3.50 lakh employees. This decision would put an additional expenditure of Rs 1,900 crore on the state exchequer, Khattar said.

Haryana: Lawyer who tried to kill magistrate wife gets bail, she a gunman

She alleged that the man used to beat her “mercilessly” and “used filthy language” while taunting her in the name of her family background but she “tolerated it for the sake of their marriage and the honour of her parents”.

Punjab and Haryana HC bar body to charge Rs 30 for four-wheeler parking

While the association decided to levy the parking fee, it exempted the practicing advocates registered with Punjab and Haryana Bar Association from it. The association also barred the entry of buses at the kutcha parking.

Vehicles increase, parking space shrinks on Panjab University campus

Now that the admission season is here and a new batch of students will join the university in August, Newsline went around the campus to check the parking spaces.

Chandigarh roads to hell: ‘Potholes reduce life of automobile, hit mileage’

PEC professor explains vehicle alignment too takes a hit

Punjab 2015 graft case: Court asks for surety of Rs 50 lakh from accused for going abroad

The accused, Sanjay Dahuja, is facing charges in a graft case of Rs 40 lakh involving another businessman Aman Grover, the then DSP of EOW RC Meena, and Sub Inspector Surinder Kumar Bhardwaj, who died recently, at the Chandigarh CBI Court.

Panjab University research student turns wasteland to herbal garden

Baljeet Kaur had initially borrowed some plants from the Chandigarh Forest Department as a start. “I had planted three plants on the Student Centre as well. Two of them are still there,” Baljeet says. 

Ambala: Gang of thieves takes away ATM kiosk

CCTV cameras were found to be intact at the kiosk and the police is collecting footage to take investigations further. However, there has been no clue on the thieves so far, said the police.