Chandigarh: News

BJP wins senior deputy mayor, deputy mayor posts in Chandigarh

After an embarrassing defeat in the Chandigarh mayoral election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the posts of senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor in the repoll held on Monday.

AAP candidate 'validly elected' mayor: SC on Chandigarh mayoral polls 

In a big win for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared its candidate Kuldeep Kumar as the "validly elected" mayor of Chandigarh.

Chandigarh poll officer must be prosecuted: SC on vote-count row

The Supreme Court has ordered the production of ballot papers and the video recording of the counting of votes in the Chandigarh mayoral polls by 2:00pm on Tuesday.

'Murder of democracy': SC on Chandigarh mayoral election row

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the presiding officer of the Chandigarh mayoral elections.

30 Jan 2024

Droupadi Murmu

President Murmu nominates educationist Satnam Singh Sandhu to Rajya Sabha

President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday nominated educationist, agriculturist, and philanthropist Satnam Singh Sandhu to the Rajya Sabha.

Chandigarh: BJP wins mayor's post, beats AAP-Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored a win in the Chandigarh mayoral elections, as Manoj Sonkar defeated Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Kuldeep Kumar, PTI reported.

15 Jan 2024


Man arrested for impersonating girlfriend in recruitment exam

A man in Faridkot district of Punjab was caught red-handed attempting to impersonate his girlfriend during a government recruitment examination for health workers, police has said.

14 Jan 2024


Delhi: Dense fog returns, zero visibility affects flight, train operations 

Dense fog returned to several places in North India, including the national capital, Delhi, on Sunday, causing zero visibility.

14 Jan 2024


Dazzling dances and bonfires: Top destinations for Lohri celebrations

Lohri, the vibrant and exuberant harvest festival celebrated primarily in North India, is a time of joy, warmth, and communal harmony.

10 Dec 2023

Rajasthan Police

Karni Sena chief murder: 2 shooters, associate arrested from Chandigarh

A joint team of the Rajasthan Police and the Delhi Police Crime Branch has reportedly arrested three persons, including two shooters, in Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi's murder case.

28 Nov 2023

Tata Motors Ltd

Tata Motors inaugurates its 4th vehicle scrapping facility in Chandigarh

Tata Motors has opened its fourth Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) in Chandigarh. The other three RVSFs are in Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, and Surat.

14 Aug 2023


Pro-Khalistan group to rally for Sikh prisoners on Independence Day

The Qaumi Insaaf Morcha (QIM), reportedly a pro-Khalistan group, has announced to observe Independence Day as "Black Day" and hold a protest march to Chandigarh, demanding the release of Sikh prisoners who have completed their sentences.

Brij Bhushan 'sexually harassed, molested wrestlers,' says Delhi Police chargesheet

The Delhi Police's chargesheet in the sexual harassment case against outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said he was "liable to be prosecuted and punished for offenses" of harassment, molestation, and stalking.

17 Jan 2023


Bengaluru: 71-year-old man dragged by scooter on road, accused arrested

A 71-year-old man was dragged by a two-wheeler on a busy road in Magadi, Bengaluru, on Tuesday, reported ANI.

16 Jan 2023


Chandigarh: 25-year-old woman feeding stray dogs hit by speeding SUV

In a horrific accident, a 25-year-old woman was hit by a speeding Mahindra Thar SUV in Chandigarh on Saturday while she, along with her mother, was feeding stray dogs.

03 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 annual flower shows in India too gorgeous to miss

Make this new year beautiful for once and 'floral'.

Himachal Congress MLAs meet to decide CM in Shimla today

Congress put up an impressive show in the 2022 Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections by winning 40 seats of the total 68 and relegating its principal rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to 25 seats on Thursday.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Chandigarh hosts 90th IAF Day celebrations with President in attendance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be hosting its parade and fly-past air show in Chandigarh — the first instance outside of Delhi NCR — to mark the IAF Day on Saturday.

25 Sep 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh Airport to be renamed after Bhagat Singh

In his monthly address to the nation Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Chandigarh Airport will be renamed after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a tribute to the martyr.

18 Sep 2022

Punjab Police

Students' claim of leaked videos baseless: Police, Chandigarh University authorities

As the controversy around leaked objectionable videos of women students from Chandigarh University is raging, the police and university authorities have termed the students' claim baseless, saying that merely one video was found, which was of the accused herself.

18 Sep 2022


Protests in Chandigarh University after 'objectionable' girls' hostel videos leaked

Massive midnight protests erupted at Chandigarh University (CU) in Mohali on Saturday after "objectionable" videos of its female students were leaked online, reports said.

28 Jun 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Arrested Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli attends son's funeral

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Punjab, Sanjay Popli—who was arrested on graft charges—reportedly attended his son Kartik Popli's funeral in Chandigarh on Monday.

16 Jun 2022


Yuck! Doctor finds half-dead lizard in food at Chandigarh mall

After a doctor and his wife found a lizard in a meal from the Sagar Ratna outlet at Chandigarh's Nexus Elante Mall on Tuesday, the Health Department of the union territory collected samples from the meal for testing.

09 Jun 2022


#NewsBytesExclusive: Bollywood LGBTQ+ movies often miss mark, says 'Admitted' helmer

Admitted became the Best Documentary Film at this year's Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF).

06 May 2022

Himachal Pradesh

5 offbeat places near Chandigarh

Thinking of how to beat the heat living in Chandigarh? Well, why not plan a weekend trip for every week?

01 Apr 2022


Transfer Chandigarh to Punjab: CM Mann moves resolution in Assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has moved an official resolution in the state Assembly on Friday calling for the immediate transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab to respect the people's sentiments and maintain harmony.

23 Feb 2022


36-hour blackout in Chandigarh as power employees go on strike

Most residential and industrial areas in Chandigarh have been facing a power outage for more than 36 hours, disrupting household life and work at hospitals and offices.

27 Dec 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Chandigarh municipal polls: AAP wins 14 seats; BJP takes 12

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the most seats in the Chandigarh municipal elections on Monday, pushing the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to second place.

12 Dec 2021


4 more Omicron cases detected; India's tally climbs to 37

Four more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were detected in India on Sunday, bringing the nationwide tally to 37.

22 Sep 2021


Haryana government to give subsidy on purchase of e-vehicles: CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that the state government has decided to give a subsidy on the purchase of e-vehicles to encourage their use.

03 Sep 2021

Indian Railways

Bids invited to setup Rail Arcade at Bengaluru, Chandigarh stations

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) on Friday said it has invited bids for setting up and maintaining a "Rail Arcade" at the Bengaluru's Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station and Chandigarh Railway Station for a period of nine years.

06 Aug 2021

Congress Party

Congress leader Pardeep Chhabra quits party

Senior Congress leader from Chandigarh Pardeep Chhabra, who has been at loggerheads with the party's incumbent city unit president, on Friday announced his decision to resign from the party's primary membership.

26 Jun 2021


Chandigarh: Police uses water cannon as farmers break through barricades

Police on Saturday used a water cannon to disperse Farmers as they broke through barricades at the Chandigarh-Mohali border, trying to march toward the Punjab Governor's house in Chandigarh.

19 Jun 2021

Milkha Singh

A state funeral for late Milkha Singh, announces Punjab CM

Milkha Singh will be accorded a state funeral by the Punjab government and a day of mourning will be observed to pay respects to late sports legend, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said today.

05 Jun 2021

Milkha Singh

Hospital officials refute death reports, say Milkha Singh is stable

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who is battling COVID-19 in the ICU of PGIMER in Chandigarh, is stable and his condition is "better than yesterday," the hospital authorities said on Saturday.

04 Jun 2021

Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh hospitalized again after oxygen levels go down

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who recently contracted the COVID-19 infection and was discharged after recovering, was on Thursday admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of PGIMER in Chandigarh due to dipping levels of oxygen.

10 Apr 2021


Protesting farmers block Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway in Haryana

Intensifying their protest against the three farm laws, farmers blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway at some places in Haryana on Saturday.

01 Apr 2021

Kirron Kher

BJP leader and actress Kirron Kher suffering from blood cancer

Noted Bollywood actress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Chandigarh, Kirron Kher has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

18 Mar 2021


Chandigarh woman's eyes bleed when she's menstruating. Find out why

In a bizarre medical case, doctors were puzzled to see a woman walk into the emergency room at a hospital in Chandigarh crying tears of blood.

02 Feb 2021

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut buys property worth Rs. 4cr for her siblings

Actor Kangana Ranaut is playing the role of a generous sister - in real life - as she has bought luxury apartments worth Rs. 4 crore for her siblings and cousins.

28 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

Several places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, recorded their minimum temperature below the five-degree Celsius mark on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting severe cold wave in parts of the region later this week and warning of dense fog.

27 Nov 2020


Gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting prevalent in COVID-19 patients

An ongoing study by a team at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh showed that gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations are prevalent in 27% of the COVID-19 patients sampled.

25 Oct 2020


9 barred by IndiGo over unruly conduct on Kangana's flight

IndiGo has barred nine media personnel from flying with the airline for 15 days.

22 Oct 2020

Ayushmann Khurrana

'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui': Ayushmann, Vaani announce their next

The filming for director Abhishek Kapoor's next has finally begun!

09 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

On Tuesday, India reported nearly 90,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 43,67,416. For the second consecutive day, India reported over 1,100 fresh fatalities, pushing the death toll to 73,941.

22 Apr 2020


Kids' lockers used as urns at Chandigarh's cremation grounds

In the union territory of Chandigarh, kids' lockers are being used to keep the ashes of deceased persons in cremation grounds.

13 Apr 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Chandigarh launches app to track quarantined people

In a bid to keep people indoors amid the outbreak of COVID-19, the Chandigarh administration has launched a dedicated tracker.

17 Feb 2020


Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

Has the travel bug bitten you recently?

14 Jan 2020


Meet Chandigarh's Harbhajan Kaur who launched her startup at 90

It's never too late to follow your dreams, and Chandigarh's 94-year-old Harbhajan Kaur proves just that.

09 Aug 2019

Times of India

Another violation hits JW Marriott, Chandigarh; hotel fined Rs. 5L

Recently, actor Rahul Bose shared a video, voicing his concern of being charged an outrageous Rs. 442 for two bananas at the JW Marriott hotel, Sector 35.