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Sanjay Dutt wants to help youth get rid of drug addiction Sanjay Dutt wants to help youth get rid of drug addiction



Chandigarh, Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been vocal about his battle with drug addiction, is supporting an anti-drug campaign that aims to eliminate drug addiction.

Sanjay Dutta on Sunday took to social media to announce his support to spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's #DrugFreeIndia campaign.

"I always wanted to do something to uproot drug addiction from India. The #DrugFreeIndia campaign is a step towards that! Because of my personal experiences, it's a cause very close to my heart and I want to help the youth of our country," he wrote.

Panjab varsity senate member dies after falling from balcony Panjab varsity senate member dies after falling from balcony


Chandigarh, A Panjab University (PU) Senate member died on Sunday after falling from the balcony at the guest house inside the campus premises here, police said.

Raghubir Dayal Bansal was rushed to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) where doctors declared him brought dead.

Bansal, 51, an assistant professor of mathematics at the Government College, Muktsar, was staying in the guest house with his wife and daughter.

Cold wave intensifies in Punjab, Haryana Cold wave intensifies in Punjab, Haryana



Chandigarh, Cold wave conditions intensified in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with Adampur town in Punjab recording a freezing minus 1.7 degree Celsius, Met officials said.

While Hisar town with a low of 0.3 degree was the coldest in Haryana the Sikh holy city of Amritsar recorded a low of 0.8 degree Celsius, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh



Chandigarh, A festive spirit marked Christmas celebrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday as thousands of people visited churches to offer prayers and did some last-minute shopping.

In Chandigarh, the Sector 19 Cathedral and other churches were beautifully decorated with hundreds of people joining in singing of Christmas carols and offering prayers since Monday evening.

Reports of celebrations also came in from Amritsar, Batala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Bathinda, among other places.

Cold wave intensifies in Punjab, Haryana Cold wave intensifies in Punjab, Haryana



Chandigarh, Cold wave conditions intensified in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with Adampur town in Punjab recording a freezing minus 1.7 degree Celsius, Met officials said.

While Hisar town with a low of 0.3 degree was the coldest in Haryana the Sikh holy city of Amritsar recorded a low of 0.8 degree Celsius, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh



Chandigarh, A festive spirit marked Christmas celebrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday as thousands of people visited churches to offer prayers and did some last-minute shopping.

In Chandigarh, the Sector 19 Cathedral and other churches were beautifully decorated with hundreds of people joining in singing of Christmas carols and offering prayers since Monday evening.

Reports of celebrations also came in from Amritsar, Batala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Bathinda, among other places.

Charge sheet against ED ex-Deputy Director in Unipay case Charge sheet against ED ex-Deputy Director in Unipay case


Chandigarh, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against its former Deputy Director Gurnam Singh alleging that he misrepresented the case of investors of Unipay ponzi schemes in collusion with an advocate, and took a bribe of Rs 4.5 crore from the promoters of the firm, the agency said on Friday.

The charge sheet, filed in a sessions court on Wednesday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), also mentions the names of Singh's wife Dalip Kaur and advocate Puneet Sharma, who was counsel of Unipay investors and represented the writ petitions before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

President Kovind Inaugurates 13th Edition of CII Agro Tech India President Kovind Inaugurates 13th Edition of CII Agro Tech India


Chandigarh, Hon’ble President of India, Sh. Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 13th CII Agro Tech India 2018, a premier Agri and Food Technology Fair, at the Parade Ground in Chandigarh today. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Indian agriculture needs a renewal of its marriage with contemporary technology; protection against climate change, price fluctuations and demand shocks; and sustained investment by and partnership with business. Together these will enhance agricultural value and competitiveness 

Punjabi must be made compulsory up to Matric- Dr. Cheema Punjabi must be made compulsory up to Matric- Dr. Cheema


Chandigarh The Chandigarh administration has offered the choice of Punjabi medium to the aspiring JBT candidates in its latest recruitment drive for hiring 418 JBT teachers for the schools across the UT after this issue was raised by the Shrimomani AKali Dal (SAD), terming it a step-motherly treatment to the Punjabi, an official language of Punjab in its own capital Chandigarh, UT.

'Battle of Longewala' hero Brig Chandpuri cremated with honours 'Battle of Longewala' hero Brig Chandpuri cremated with honours



Chandigarh, 1971 war hero Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, who held his post through the night in the now famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack of Pakistani tanks, was cremated with state honours here on Monday.

A decorated war veteran, Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday. He was 77 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

'Battle of Longewala' hero, Brigadier Chandpuri, passes away 'Battle of Longewala' hero, Brigadier Chandpuri, passes away

 

Chandigarh, Decorated war veteran and famous hero of the 'Battle of Longewala', Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said.

He was 77 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1 President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1



Chandigarh, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair, "CII AgroTech 2018", here on December 1.

The premier biennial four-day agro technology and business fair, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will be held from December 1 to 4 at the Sector 17 Parade Ground, Ajay S. Shriram, Chairman, CII Agro Tech 2018, said here on Saturday.

Chandigarh Press Club condemned gunpoint carjacking with TOI Journalist Chandigarh Press Club condemned gunpoint carjacking with TOI Journalist


Chandigarh 
The Chandigarh Press Club condemned the incident of gunpoint carjacking with Times of India Journalist Damini Goel, on the intervening night of November 8 and 9, at Amartex light point in Panchkula, when she was on her way back from office to home.

34 arrested in Chandigarh for violating order on crackers 34 arrested in Chandigarh for violating order on crackers

 

Chandigarh, The Chandigarh Police arrested 34 people on Diwali night for violating the Supreme Court orders on the timing for bursting of crackers.

"A total of 33 cases were registered under sections 188 IPC (Indian Penal Code) in which a total of 34 people were arrested (for) bursting firecrackers beyond the permissible time limit," a Chandigarh Police spokesman said on Thursday.

Light rains in Chandigarh, surrounding areas Punjab Governor flags off rotary's gift of diwali for jawans Delhi pollution increased after Oct 25, Punjab to blame: Kejriwal Chandigarh amends notification to exempt Sikh women from wearing helmet Two arrested in Punjab for militant links Merger of Chandigarh DSP posts with DANIPS put on hold Self-styled godman Rampal gets 2nd life term L a Feria Exhibition Pop- up Village DIPR run cleanliness drive to mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Talent Hunt Competition organized at Post Graduate Govt. College, Chandigarh Governor V.P.Singh Badnore remembers heroes of Saragarhi Battle Weak rupee depresses equity indices; banking stocks fall Father of IIS officer passed away Badnore announces housing scheme for Chandigarh With 4 years to go, just 6% of solar rooftop target installed Matric Failure to be re-admitted in same school Wanted Punjab gangster nabbed after shootout Helmets compulsory for women in Chandigarh I'm here for you: Kirron Kher tells Chandigarh women Rain brings relief to parts of Punjab, Haryana Befitting reply being given to Pak firing: BSF DG Chandigarh bans private coaching classes during school hours Air connectivity restored in Chandigarh Chandigarh airport shut owing to dust Badnore inaugurates blood donation camp at punjab raj bhawan Badnore flags off voter rath Rape survivor attacked in Chandigarh Ex BSF DIG among five held guilty in J&K sex scandal MR vaccination campaign introduced in s.a.s. nagar Rains lash Chandigarh, nearby areas