Bird flu: Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake cordoned off

Bird flu: Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake cordoned off

Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake was cordoned off early Thursday after a sample from a dead duck tested positive for the H5N1 (avian or bird flu) virus.Police and paramilitary personnel with masks on their faces were stationed at the lake complex since early Thursday to cordon off the entire area.Scores of morning walkers who […]

All Punjab villages to get high-speed Internet

All Punjab villages to get high-speed Internet

Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday announced that all villages in the state would be provided high speed internet connectivity having unlimited bandwidth.“The Punjab government has initiated a prestigious project to connect all villages with optical fibre network. A pilot project will connect 6,000 villages with optical fibre network in the first phase,” a […]

Punjab officers to get hired vehicles

Punjab officers to get hired vehicles

Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) To cut down on expenses incurred on government vehicles, the Punjab government has decided to provide hired vehicles to officers, it was announced Friday.“It has been estimated by the department of transport that the cost of running a government vehicle was about Rs.74,000 per month, whereas the cost for a private vehicle […]

Eye camp tragedy: doctor, NGO activist held as Punjab orders probe

Eye camp tragedy: doctor, NGO activist held as Punjab orders probe

Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) The Punjab Police have arrested a Jalandhar-based doctor and the coordinator of a NGO who were allegedly involved in organising a free eye check up camp which resulted in 15 old people losing their eyesight. Police officials said Friday that the eye specialist Vivek Arora and NGO coordinator Manjit Singh were […]

High Court cancels ‘godman’ Rampal’s bail in 2006 murder case

High Court cancels 'godman' Rampal's bail in 2006 murder case

Chandigarh: In more trouble for ‘godman’ Rampal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday cancelled the bail granted to him in the 2006 murder case. As Rampal was being escorted out of the court by police he refuted all the charges leveled against him. “All allegations against me are false and fabricated,” said the ‘godman’ who now […]

Festivities, prayers mark Gurpurab in Punjab, Haryana

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  Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged the holiest of Sikh shrines, ‘Harmandar Sahib’, popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras across Punjab and Haryana Thursday on Gurpurab – the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder, Guru Nanak Dev.Gurdwaras were illuminated since Wednesday with an atmosphere of festivities to mark the 545th […]

Opposition seeks Punjab assembly session on sand mafia

Opposition seeks Punjab assembly session on sand mafia

Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The opposition Congress Monday sought a one-day session of the Punjab assembly over the sky-rocketing sand prices in the state due to the stranglehold of the sand mafia. Accusing the Punjab government of being a “mere puppet” in the hands of the sand mafia due to vested interests, Leader of Opposition […]