Punjab becoming an investment destination

Chandigarh, Oct. 6 : Punjab has emerged as one of the favourite investment destinations of the country, following connectivity to other places and other advantages.

To attract more investors to the State, the Punjab government has asked the Centre to prepare a blueprint, which factors in the natural potential of the state.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry recently conducted a survey with Konard Adenaeur Foundation on `State Level Reforms – Increasing Investment in Punjab’.

The report has suggested reorganization of State’s infrastructure.

Punjab government has already requested the Centre to announce an industrial package for the State.

Police uses water canons to disperse protesting students in Chandigarh

ChandigarhChandigarh, Sept 26 : Punjab police used water canons to disperse a mob of protesting students in Chandigarh on Friday.

The students were staging a protest against the Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation deal in the city, which soon flared up as police tried to stop them.

The protest comes in the wake of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh''s visit to Washington where he met US President George W. Bush to seal the agreement between the two countries, but could not do so in the absence of a nod from the US Congress.

"Extraordinary laws" to deal with terror prone to misuse: Somnath Chatterjee

"Extraordinary laws" to deal with terror prone to misuse: Somnath ChatterjeeChandigarh, Sept 21 : Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Sunday said that extraordinary laws to deal with terror are prone to misuse.

New Zealand beckons Punjabi students for higher studies

New Zealand beckons Punjabi students for higher studiesChandigarh, Sept 19 : Foreign academic institutions are lining up to encourage Punjabi students to study abroad.

New Zealand, regarded as a key global destination for higher education, is looking to India to attract prospective students.

Recently, Richar Lee, Academic Director of the National Institute of Studies in New Zealand, was in Chandigarh to counsel and guide students wanting to study in New Zealand.

International Institute of Fashion Design holds fashion show in Chandigarh

ChandigarhChandigarh, Sep. 19 : With a growing number of people becoming fashion conscious these days, Chandigarh is carving out a niche for itself in the world of fashion. It is all set to become country’s new fashion hub, as being a home to several fashion institutes in Punjab, the satellite city offers a valuable platform for all budding designers in showcasing their creative work.

Many Bollywood stars along with India’s top fashion models recently walked the ramp during a fashion show ‘INIFD Designer Medley’. They were wearing collections of students graduating from International Institute of Fashion Design.

AEP To Be Launched In Chandigarh Schools

AEP will be implemented in Chandigarh schools through red ribbon clubs in collaboration with the state AIDS Control Society. The aim is to equip every child between 10 and 19 years of age with scientific information, knowledge and life skills to protect HIV infection and manage reproductive and sexual health.

It will be launched in all senior secondary and secondary schools of UT. Sharing her concerns, Dr Vanita Gupta, project director, State AIDS Control Society, UT, said more than 22% of India's population was between 10 to 19 years of age, representing a vibrant human resource and adolescence was a period of formative dynamic transitions.