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Chandigarh gets light rain Chandigarh gets light rain



Chandigarh,  Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana received light rainfall on Saturday morning.

The morning temperature was 18 degrees Celsius at most places.

The rain is likely to give relief to people after the maximum temperatures in the region hit the 30-degree Celsius mark, five to seven degrees above normal, on Friday.

Minor fire at Haryana secretariat Minor fire at Haryana secretariat



Chandigarh, A minor fire in the Haryana secretariat building here on Thursday led to a scare among people.

Three fire engines were rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire.

No casualty was reported in the incident, police said.

Chandigarh airport closed for runway expansion Chandigarh airport closed for runway expansion




Chandigarh,  The Chandigarh International Airport was closed for all air traffic on Monday for authorities to carry out runway expansion and repairs.

Flight operations will remain suspended from February 12 to 26, an airport official said on Monday. The 15-day closure of the airport will roughly affect over 80,000 passengers, an official said.

Flight operations will resume on February 27.

Chandigarh, surrounding areas lashed by rain Chandigarh, surrounding areas lashed by rain



Chandigarh,  Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by thundershowers and strong winds on Monday ending a dry spell.

Met Department officials had predicted rainfall in the region.

Arjun Rampal shoots in Chandigarh for 'Paltan' Arjun Rampal shoots in Chandigarh for 'Paltan'



Chandigarh,  Actor Arjun Rampal is excited to shoot for the last schedule of "Paltan" here.

Arjun tweeted a photograph of himself and captioned it: "Morning, just landed in Chandigarh. First time here, super excited. 'Paltan', Chandigarh, last schedule."

Panjab University scientist invited to identify 9/11 human skeletal remains Panjab University scientist invited to identify 9/11 human skeletal remains



Chandigarh, A scientist from Panjab University has been invited to the US to work with a select group of scientists towards a complex identification process of human skeletal remains of the 9/11 World Trade Centre (WTC) attack victims.

Varnika Kundu stalking case: Barala gets bail from HC Varnika Kundu stalking case: Barala gets bail from HC



Chandigarh, Over five months after he was arrested for stalking and attempt to abduct the daughter of a senior IAS officer, Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, was on Thursday granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.

A single judge bench of Justice Lisa Gill granted him and his friend and co-accused Ashish Kumar bail.

The bail plea of the duo was rejected four times earlier by the trial court. Both were arrested on August 9.

After internal bitterness, BJP's Moudgil elected Chandigarh Mayor After internal bitterness, BJP's Moudgil elected Chandigarh Mayor



Chandigarh,  BJP Councillor Davesh Moudgil was on Tuesday elected the 22nd mayor of Chandigarh.

Moudgil, 40, secured 22 out of the 27 votes in the election here and will remain in office for a one-year term.

He defeated Congress Councillor Devinder Singh Babla, who got only five votes.

Media protests against UIDAI FIR against Tribune reporter Media protests against UIDAI FIR against Tribune reporter

 

Chandigarh, Scores of journalists held demonstrations in Punjab and Chandigarh on Monday to protest against the UIDAI's move to register a case against The Tribune newspaper and one of its reporters for exposing illegal data leak of Aadhaar details.

The protests were organised on behalf of the Chandigarh Press Club, the Punjab Press Club in Jalandhar, the Patiala Media Club and the Sangrur Press Club.

Chandigarh to host sports lit festival Chandigarh to host sports lit festival



Chandigarh, Play Write 2018, India's first of its kind sports literature festival, will be held here on March 17-18, its organisers announced on Friday.

The litfest will bring together sports personalities who have either written books or have been the subject of one or more books themselves, said event organiser Vibrant Networking Forum, a group of CEOs, professionals and change makers.

Punjab Governor, CM hope for peaceful New Year Punjab Governor, CM hope for peaceful New Year



Chandigarh, Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday wished a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year, with the optimism the year would usher in a new era of growth and development for Punjab.

‘The Big Small Town: How Life Looks from Chandigarh’ by Aarish Chhabra released ‘The Big Small Town: How Life Looks from Chandigarh’ by Aarish Chhabra released


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Filling a void in the world of books, ‘The Big Small Town: How Life Looks from Chandigarh’ by Aarish Chhabra was released here on Tuesday, finally providing a narrative on the story of a fast-changing Chandigarh, from a slow paced small town toa fast growing ‘big’ small town.Journalist Chhabra, in conversation with author-critic Nirupama Dutt, started off by clarifying that “this is not a book about architecture”. “If you search online or ask a bookseller for a book about Chandigarh, you will end up with a tome on Le Corbusier. That’s fine, but there are people inside those buildings!” Dutt underlined how this is arguably the first book of its kind. Simply put, it’s a collection of articles – stories, experiential pieces and essays 

Badnore salutes martyrs on armed forces flag day Badnore salutes martyrs on armed forces flag day

 Chandigarh Col. K.S. Chaudhary Zila Sainik Welfare Officer, Chandigarh and Brig. (Retd.) J.S. Arora, Director Sainik Welfare Punjab pinned Armed Forces Flag on the Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Shri V.P. Singh Badnore today on the occasion of the 69th Armed Forces Flag Day at Punjab Raj Bhavan. Releasing the annual magazine of Punjab Sainik Welfare, the Governor said that our Armed Forces have been serving the Nation with great distinction both during war and peace.

HC stays trial in Junaid killing case, issues notice HC stays trial in Junaid killing case, issues notice




Chandigarh,  The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed trial court proceedings in the case of teenager Junaid Khan, who was stabbed to death in a train in Haryana's Faridabad district in June.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Mahesh Grover and Raj Shekhar Attri issued notice of motion to the Haryana government and the Central Bureau of Investigation on the plea by Junaid's family for a stay on the trial and a CBI probe.

Train engine catches fire in Haryana after accident Kirron Kher on defensive over advice to gang rape victim Thossand of students affected because of shifting of PTU Exam Centres: - PUCA-PUTIA No arrests after woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh C.J S.J. Vazirdar flags off the walk from high court Chandigarh court holds two uncles guilty of rape of 10-year-old Newly elected student council of post gratuate government college sector 46 has taken oath Chandigarh policeman who slapped resident for filming him suspended Sopu wins three seats in Govt Coiiege 46 Students Council polls Tight security in place as PU braces for student polls Declamation Contest on The Role of Women in the Indian Freedom Struggle Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Abhiyan Aadhar Updation Centre started at Mohali Post Office BBA Final Year student Samrat Singh of Gian Jyoti doing his internship in USA Smart Chandigarh child labour free Badnore reviews law and order situation in chandigarh GST to escalate GSDP growth of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal - PHD Chamber Unit should work on vistarak yojna - Shah Around 50,000 candidates appears in CLAT-2017 today OBC category are happy with the constitution of OBC Commission by Narendra Modi-Sanjay Tandon Raid Conducted in Grain Market by Department of Food Safety Governor Punjab inaugurated Mega Cancer Awareness Camp Automatic Vehicle Location System launch by CTU Tree Plantation Drive by Chandigarh Traders on World Earth Day Registration of Property Consultants of Chandigarh Fun Filled activities organised at Oakridge International School Solidarity Committee formed in support of students CGC Jhanjeri awarded as the Best Educational Institute of Punjab Eminent Photo-Artists of the country conferred TPAS Fellowship Centenarian of Pandit Deen Dyal Upadhyay observed