Chandigarh
Saheed Bhagat Singh international airport to have one more runway, Centre tells HC

The Centre on Thursday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that the Saheed Bhagat Singh international airport will have a parallel CAT-III B facility compliant runway (which help aircraft operation in zero visibility during fog). No time-frame has been given. The quality of a runway is determined by the runway visual range. It is the distance over which a pilot of an aircraft can see the runway surface during foggy weather conditions. CAT-II lighting system is required for RVR above 300 m (moderate fog). CAT-IIIB- lighting system is required when RVR is 46 m or less, also called zero visibility.

100-year-old runner from Chandigarh bags Gold at American Masters Games

Mann Kaur from Chandigarh needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-metre dash, but she still picked up a gold medal on Monday at the American Masters Games. That’s because the 100-year-old Ms. Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.

High drama as bank officials take possession of Park Plaza hotel in Sector 17 Chandigarh

Officials of three banks took possession of Park Plaza hotel on Friday morning when bank officials from Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India and State Bank of India reached there to take physical possession of the hotel owing to its failure to pay a loan amount of Rs 130 crore. 

Accused Rocky flees court before verdict gets five-year imprisonment, nabbed

High drama took place in the district courts, Sector 43, on Saturday when an accused, Sarabjit Singh alias Rocky (25), who was involved in a firing incident at Amar Hotel in Sector 22 in October last year, fled from the courtroom when the judge was about to pronounce order in the case. Deepak Saini, a Dera Bassi resident, was critically injured in the firing incident. A naib (a policeman deployed in the court), who saw Rocky fleeing, raised an alarm and chased him and nabbed him at the lawyers’ chamber within minutes.

Mother-daughter duo caught stealing gold rings from Jeweller's shop in Chandigarh

During Ardhna her interrogation she jumped off the first floor of the police station building in a bid to escape from police custody, on Monday. The police have booked her for attempt to suicide.Aradhna suffered fracture in both legs. The incident took place when Aradhna, who was being interrogated in a room, located on the first floor of the police station, asked to go to the washroom.

Stringent measures to implement parking norms in Chandigarh, pay up to Rs 3,500 fine

Facing flak over closure of Rs 50 crore multilevel parking project in Sector 17, the municipal corporation has decided to run the lot on its own from August 11 (Thursday), till the contract is allotted to any agency.

Pakistani delegates felt sense of oneness and we are so similar

The three-day Model United Nations conference at Bhavan Vidyalaya School was much more than just a conference on global issues. For delegates from Pakistan and Dubai, it was an eye-opener, and above all — a myth-breaker.

Unauthorised hoardings may be removed from Sector 17

Unauthorized hoardings and sky signs are dotting the City Centre, spoiling the aesthetic appearance of one of the best planned commercial hubs in the region. According to rules, commercial premises owners can use only one-third of the space on display boards for other brands and two-thirds of it should be for its name. In the absence of proper enforcement, this is being violated with impunity.

Free Wi-Fi facility at Chandigarh railway station

 Travellers waiting for their train can now easily download a book, songs or a game to keep themselves busy during the journey, with the much-awaited Wi-Fi facility becoming operational at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. After missing two deadlines, the free facility has finally been commissioned by RailTel, a public sector undertaking, in collaboration with Google. 

Women step into male bastion, exclusively run Petrol Pump in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: It is a man’s world, they say and sometimes in the face of violent opposition, the overall situation of women’s empowerment leaves a great deal to be desired. Keep this in mind, let us relate an interesting example, first-of-its-kind in Chandigarh, set by a petrol pump owner in Chandigarh where the job of filling vehicle petrol tanks in City Beautiful, so far some reasons seen exclusively as a male preserve, is done entirely by women.

‘Robbers’ of the Rs 14-cr drama at Forever Diamonds arrested, co-accused Rajneesh missing

The robbers — two men and a woman — who actually carried out the Rs 14-crore “dacoity-that-never-was” at Forever Diamonds in Sector 17 on May 1 landed in the police net on Thursday. In a bizarre twist, they have told the police that Vinod Verma, the co-owner of the store, had asked them to ‘play robbers’ that day for a movie shoot.

No Move to ban miniskirts at clubs in Chandigarh: Home Secretary

The Chandigarh administration denied on Wednesday any attempts to ban miniskirts at discothèques in the city, dismissing media reports that triggered outrage on social media.

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