'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Accusing the producers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award winning movie "Neerja" of "criminal conspiracy" and going back on their word of sharing 10 percent of the net profit, the braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot's family has moved the court here.

Chandigarh branch of The Nautical Institute, London opens

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Cdr. Sanjay Anchalwar - Deputy Director General of Shipping, India inaugurated The Nautical Institute, India-North West branch in Chandigarh today. The launch was attended by other prominent maritime industry leaders including Capt. Navin Passey, Chairman (FOSMA) & MD - Wallem Ship Management, Capt. Rajesh Tandon - Chairman - International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC - London) & MD - V. Ships, India and Capt. Sanjay Maini - Country Head, IRI Maritime and Corporate Services Pvt Ltd (Marshall Islands Registry).

Safer Cars to Save Lives: Citizens Awareness Group

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : To spread a message that safer cars are needed on Indian roads to save the precious lives, a consumer awareness programme on on safety features in cars was held today.

7 Malawi and 1 Afghan children return home with new lease of life

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Seven children from Malawi, Africa, and one from Afghanistan return home after getting a new lease of life. Five girls and two boys from Malawi and a two years old girl Basmina from Afghanistan have been successfully operated under Rotary Club of Chandigarh's Hartline project by Dr. T.S. Mahant, Executive Director, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Fortis Mohali, informed Club Presisdent Neenu Vij.

Rains lash Chandigarh

Punjab News Express
 Chandigarh and its surrounding areas in Punjab and Haryana received rainfall on Tuesday bringing the mercury down considerably. However, these were not pre-Monsoon showers, the Met office said.

Tata Motors Electric bus commences pilot-runs in Chandigarh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Tata Motors has commenced trials of its 9 meters electric bus in Chandigarh. With a capacity to seat 31 passengers, the Tata Ultra ELECTRIC 9m bus will run for over 15-days, with the trial jointly carried out with Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the State Transport Department, with the Chandigarh administration having started the process of introducing electric buses in the city under its Smart City plan.

Auditions for Mrs. Punjab Pride Of Nation 2017 (Season 2) on July 15 at Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Kulbir Singh Kalsi
CHANDIGARH: Hotel Ramada Plaza, For all those women who once dreamt of crowning themselves as the winner of a beauty pageant but instead got married and loaded their shoulders with responsibilities, here comes the most graceful event of the town.

Legal Assistance Establishment “Nyay Sampark” to come up in Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: Soon State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, will set up Legal Assistance Establishment (LAE) to spare the short-of-time of free legal aid seekers from hassle grind.

Rotary Golden Heart Award for Women conferred

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh 
CHANDIGARH: Rotary Club Chandigarh Golden Heart Awards were conferred on five women for their selfless contribution to the society here today at the Chandigarh Golf Club. 

Campaign launches for senior citizens in Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: On the directions of the National Legal Services Authority, a campaign for senior citizens “You Are Not Alone” was launched under the able guidance of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant , Judge Punjab and Haryana, High Court and Executive Chairman State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh. here on Wednesday.

Kiran Kher releases 'Stamp on Prof. Balwant Gargi '

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : A stamp on noted playwright and theatre director late Balwant Gargi was released here today.

20th Anukama Fashion Show of NIIFT Mohali held at Tagore Theatre

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Famous models of national repute took the Tagore Theatre stage by storm this evening to showcase the 53 hands-on beautiful collections created by the graduating fashion design students of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) Mohali. The occasion was ‘Anukama 2017’, the annual design collection show of the institute. Mr Rakesh Verma,(IAS) Commissioner cum Director, Industries and Commerce, Punjab and Director General, NIIFT was the chief guest, who also gave away awards to the promising students.

Acid thrown on dogs in animal shelter at Mohali, 19 dogs missing

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: The acid was reportedly thrown on 32 dogs in animal shelter Protection and care for animals (PACFA) at Mohali on Tuesay and they were brutally beaten with Machete and sticks in brutal attack by miscreants.

Arrogance and charisma highlight the personality of BJP President Amit Shah

By Sanjeev Kochhar(FB)
CHANDIGARH:In stature, he appears to be no less than the Prime Minister of India, barring the protocol and level of security. He carries a distinct air of arrogance around him, but the way he has galvanised the party into action speaks volumes of the charisma in the man. 
Amit Shah, the BJP national president, on whom Prime Minister Narendra Modi leans so heavily, displayed all of this on his arrival in the city on a two-day tour on Saturday. 

Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake goes dry

By Jaideep Sarin
CHANDIGARH: Large patches of dry bed, more than 50 per cent of the water body showing its dirty and smelly underbelly of weeds, boating limited to a small area and marine and bird-life affected -- Chandigarh's landmark Sukhna Lake is no more the picturesque water body that used to attract thousands of people every day.

Abandoning senior citizens is an offence, cautions Amarinder Sharma

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Mr Amarinder Sharma, CJM-Cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh, while speaking in the seminar on International Day of Families here on Monday emphasized that there are over 82 Million old people in India and it was, therefore, the social collective responsibility that the sunset years should not be an ordeal for them.

High Court order developer of Shiwalik Avenue, Sector 125 to provide ameneties within 2 months

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: Punjab and Haryana Court has ordered the Managing Director Mr Amardeep Singh Heera M/s Shiwalik Site Planners Pvt. Ltd., to provide basis amenities to the residents of Shiwali Avenue, Sector 125, Greater Mohali within two months.

Ms Plus Size North India 2017 to be held tomorrow at Panchkula

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh, 11th May. If you look confident you can pull of anything. It’s not about being the best; it is about being better than you were yesterday. Beauty doesn’t lie only in skinny body it lies in every woman whether it’s healthy or plus size. Daksha Digitas and Hardeep Arora Innovater organized a Beauty Pageant, Ms Plus Size North India 2017 in which Plus size ladies will walk the ramp and fulfill their dream of winning a beauty pageant.

Alma mater of two PMs, Panjab University grapples with financial crisis

By Jaideep Sarin
CHANDIGARH: It was ranked at the top spot among India's institutions of higher learning just four years ago. It's alumni includes a former President and two former Prime Ministers, among them Manmohan Singh. But today, the 135-year-old Panjab University (PU) is staring down the barrel of a staggering deficit upwards of Rs 345 crore ($53 million) -- with no immediate solution in sight.

Short Stories Collection ‘Halafnama’ Released

Punjab News Express/YS Rana
MOHALI : When something nestles in the soul that comes out in shape of words. ‘Halafnama’, a short story collection in Punjabi, authored by senior journalist Kewal Singh Rana has been nestling in his soul years altogether came out on Wednesday when ‘Halafnama’ was released here at Shivalik Public School. Mr Uma Shankar Gupta, Additional Commissioner, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest of the programme. Bibi Jagjeet Kaur Kahlon, Chairperson, Hari Singh Memorial Trust, Mohali was the guest of the honour.