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Can "recession-proof" salon business survive the coronavirus pandemic?

11 May 2020

Can "recession-proof" salon business survive the coronavirus pandemic?

India's celebrated hairstylist, Jawed Habib, had declared in February that economic slowdown won't hurt his $30 million worth business.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

The total number of cases due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 26,000 in India on Saturday. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 824.

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

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.

Coronavirus outbreak: Chandigarh launches app to track quarantined people

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.

29 balls, 10 wickets: Kashvee scripts history in domestic tournament

25 Feb 2020

29 balls, 10 wickets: Kashvee scripts history in domestic tournament

Chandigarh U-19 team captain Kashvee Gautam entered the record books as she picked up all 10 wickets in a Women's Under-19 One-Day Trophy match against Arunachal Pradesh at KSRM College Ground, Kadapa on Tuesday.

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

17 Feb 2020

Top five Indian cities to travel on low budget

Has the travel bug bitten you recently?

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

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.

Former India table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji passes away

06 Dec 2019

Former India table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji passes away

Former Indian table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji has passed away at the age of 68.

Want to give India couple of Yuvraj(s): Yograj to NewsBytes

27 Aug 2019

Want to give India couple of Yuvraj(s): Yograj to NewsBytes

Yograj Singh, the father of former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, has been roped in as the coach of DAV College, Chandigarh.

Jio effect: Airtel to offer Android set-top box, free TV

24 Aug 2019

Jio effect: Airtel to offer Android set-top box, free TV

In a bid to take on Reliance's GigaFiber, Airtel is working to launch an Android-based smart set-top box (STB) to "deliver converged digital entertainment and fast broadband services," according to The Economic Times.

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

09 Aug 2019

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.

Rahul Bose was charged Rs. 442.50 for two bananas. What?

24 Jul 2019

Rahul Bose was charged Rs. 442.50 for two bananas. What?

Luxury comes at a price, even if one eats something as cheap as bananas at a top-tier hotel.

Bata charges customer Rs. 3 for carry-bag, fined Rs. 9,000

19 Apr 2019

Bata charges customer Rs. 3 for carry-bag, fined Rs. 9,000

A leading shoe firm has been asked to pay Rs. 9,000 to a customer for deficiency in services.

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

23 Feb 2019

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

Five months after the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways is set to launch a special train service for tourists visiting the statue from March 4.

Kapil Sharma gets emotional while talking about his alcohol addiction

21 Feb 2019

Kapil Sharma gets emotional while talking about his alcohol addiction

Kapil Sharma, who has a knack of hitting headlines, won hearts after he joined Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Drug Free India campaign.

Delhi: Rains lash the national capital; 10 trains delayed

14 Feb 2019

Delhi: Rains lash the national capital; 10 trains delayed

After hailstorms and rain lashed Delhi-NCR last week, parts of the national capital were once again battered by rains on Thursday.

Cold wave hits Punjab, Haryana, minimum temperature drops below normal

14 Jan 2019

Cold wave hits Punjab, Haryana, minimum temperature drops below normal

Cold wave swept across Punjab and Haryana today with Adampur being the coldest place in the region with a minimum of 1.7 degree Celsius.

Andhra's Polavaram Dam just broke world record for weirdest reason

08 Jan 2019

Andhra's Polavaram Dam just broke world record for weirdest reason

The concrete work of the much-awaited Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh began at 8am on January 6, and concluded at 8am on January 7.

Indian geologist says Lord Brahma was first to discover dinosaurs

07 Jan 2019

Indian geologist says Lord Brahma was first to discover dinosaurs

Technically, dinosaurs were first discovered by some British geologists in the 19th century.

Indians' favorite food to their ordering habits: Zomato provides insights

05 Jan 2019

Indians' favorite food to their ordering habits: Zomato provides insights

Foodtech startups like Zomato, Swiggy, and the like have taken India by storm, and their hold over the Indian market is increasing day by day.

IIT-Delhi alumnus, IAS topper scores 171/170 at Harvard University

02 Jan 2019

IIT-Delhi alumnus, IAS topper scores 171/170 at Harvard University

Ever heard of the phrase scoring 11 out of 10?

Chandigarh: Rs. 50L looted from bank officials in Patiala

14 Nov 2018

Chandigarh: Rs. 50L looted from bank officials in Patiala

Two unidentified men looted Rs. 50L cash from bank officials in Punjab's Patiala district today.

Four terminally ill patients receive new life after kidney transplant

26 Oct 2018

Four terminally ill patients receive new life after kidney transplant

Four terminally ill renal failure patients received a new lease of life after receiving kidneys of two men who died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chandigarh.

Helmets might become optional for Sikh women in Chandigarh

17 Oct 2018

Helmets might become optional for Sikh women in Chandigarh

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) advised the Chandigarh administration to make helmets optional for all Sikh women riding two-wheelers or sitting pillion, a practice followed in New Delhi.

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

23 Aug 2018

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

Facing allegations of getting undue benefits from the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has sent legal notices to several Congress leaders asking them to "cease and desist" from leveling such charges.

Taking on Jio GigaFiber, Airtel rolls-out unlimited broadband plans

20 Aug 2018

Taking on Jio GigaFiber, Airtel rolls-out unlimited broadband plans

In a bid to challenge Reliance's Jio GigaFiber which recently opened its registrations, Bharti Airtel has removed data limit on select monthly broadband plans in over 20 key markets.

Haryana: Drive against drugs leads to 225 arrests in 3-months

29 Jul 2018

Haryana: Drive against drugs leads to 225 arrests in 3-months

A total of 225 people have been arrested and 134 cases registered since the launch of a special campaign "Prabal Prahaar" against drug peddlers in Chandigarh's Sirsa district three months ago.

Chandigarh: Alleged sex abuser gets bail "considering she's a lady"

19 Jul 2018

Chandigarh: Alleged sex abuser gets bail "considering she's a lady"

That Indian laws are biased towards women is a known fact, but when it lets sex abusers go free just because of their gender, that's a worrying point indeed.

'Hamari Phulwari' scheme yielding positive results: Haryana WCD Minister

08 Jul 2018

'Hamari Phulwari' scheme yielding positive results: Haryana WCD Minister

The "Hamari Phulwari" scheme launched by the Haryana Government, aimed at transforming the Anganwadi centers of the state, is yielding positive results, state minister Kavita Jain has said.

Live-in-partner demands Rs. 5cr from woman, threatens to upload nudes

02 Jul 2018

Live-in-partner demands Rs. 5cr from woman, threatens to upload nudes

A 34-year-old Chandigarh woman was being harassed by her live-in partner for days now. The 24-year-old man demanded Rs. 5 crore from the woman failing which he threatened to upload her nude pictures on the Internet.

Stray dogs maul a toddler to death in Chandigarh

18 Jun 2018

Stray dogs maul a toddler to death in Chandigarh

A pack of stray dogs mauled a one-and-a-half-year-old boy to death in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh airport reopening on June 1: Here are the details

31 May 2018

Chandigarh airport reopening on June 1: Here are the details

After a 20-day closure for runway expansion and repairs, the Chandigarh International Airport is finally all set to reopen on June 1.

New Chandigarh-Shimla chopper service to cover journey in 20 minutes!

29 May 2018

New Chandigarh-Shimla chopper service to cover journey in 20 minutes!

From Monday, you will be able to cover the 120km Chandigarh-Shimla route in just 20 minutes, thanks to a new chopper service connecting the two.

22-year-old Punjabi singer Navjot Singh found shot dead

28 May 2018

22-year-old Punjabi singer Navjot Singh found shot dead

The dead body of a budding Punjabi singer named Navjot Singh was discovered near Chandigarh on Sunday night.

Chandigarh: Woman 'molester' attempts suicide after teen-victim separated from her

25 May 2018

Chandigarh: Woman 'molester' attempts suicide after teen-victim separated from her

Disturbing scenes unfolded at a 14-year-old Chandigarh boy's house earlier this week as his former 34-year-old teacher, who was allegedly sexually abusing him, gulped down cough syrup in front of his family.

Survey: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are India's cleanest cities

17 May 2018

Survey: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are India's cleanest cities

For the second year in a row, Indore and Bhopal have retained their position as the top two cleanest cities in India, followed by Chandigarh.

Bitcoin scam: Director of GainBitcoin firm booked by Chandigarh police

09 May 2018

Bitcoin scam: Director of GainBitcoin firm booked by Chandigarh police

The cyber cell of Chandigarh police has booked six people, including the director of GainBitcoin, an online multi-level marketing company, Amit Bhardwaj, who was arrested from Delhi by the Pune police last month in connection with an alleged multi-crore Bitcoin Ponzi scheme.

Woman wins Rs. 10,000 from Railways for insect in train-food

05 May 2018

Woman wins Rs. 10,000 from Railways for insect in train-food

Nearly two years later, an insect found in food served aboard a train has come back to bite the Indian Railways.

Chandigarh: Private schools to declare income; can't raise fees arbitrarily

30 Apr 2018

Chandigarh: Private schools to declare income; can't raise fees arbitrarily

Private schools in Chandigarh will now have to declare their income and expenditure every year and won't be able to raise fee arbitrarily.

This lawyer's PIL helped bring death penalty for child rapists

22 Apr 2018

This lawyer's PIL helped bring death penalty for child rapists

Yesterday, in a much-needed move, the government approved death penalty for rapists of minors below 12.