Punjab HC stays custodial interrogation of Amarinder Singh

Amarinder SinghChandigarh, Sept 15 : A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the custodial interrogation of former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in connection with a graft case registered by the State’s Vigilance Bureau.

Justices Adarsh Goel and Ajay Tewari also issued notices to the Punjab Assembly through its Secretary and directed him to file the reply on or before October 31.

Last week, the Bench had reserved its judgment on Singh''s plea seeking a stay in the case and on his expulsion from the Punjab Legislative Assembly.

Country''s voluntary group organises rally for AIDS awareness

Chandigarh, Sept 13 : A voluntary organization in Chandigarh took out a rally on Saturday to promote awareness about deadly virus, AIDS.

The rally with the theme, ''All Rights, Women Rights'', was organised by voluntary organization named Indian Network for People living with HIV/AIDS (INP+) which has 22 state level networks representing 1,25,000 members in the country. 

The members of the organization asked AIDS control organizations to take HIV positive people into confidence and make sure better availability of first and second line drugs for treatment of the disease.

Bed and Breakfast scheme offering Indian hospitality in Chandigarh

ChandigarhChandigarh, Sep. 12 : To promote the city as a major tourist destination, Chandigarh administration has introduced a special `Bed and Breakfast'''' scheme to provide budget accommodation to tourists along with a family environment.

Chandigarh happens to the second place beside Delhi to have offered such a scheme.

The registered homes under this scheme offer adequate space to the guests, including quality food prepared in hygienic conditions and proper sleeping arrangements.

Chandigarh takes coffee Café culture route to relax

ChandigarhChandigarh, Sept 12 : Chandigarh is fast gaining recognition for embracing a modern lifestyle. The most apparent change is the way people spend their evenings at coffee bars or cafes sipping coffee.

The aroma of coffee beans has mesmerized everyone, especially the young and the upwardly mobile in Chandiagrh.

The coffee culture was introduced to India a decade back, and now has caught the fancy of Punjabis.

Punjab Assembly expels Amarinder Singh, declares his seat vacant

Amarinder SinghChandigarh, Sep 10 : Congress leader and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was expelled from the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday after being indicted by a House committee in a graft case and his seat declared vacant.

A resolution to his effect was moved by ruling Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Harish Rai Dhanda and passed in the

Assembly amid protests by slogan-shouting Congress members who boycotted the proceedings.

Radio Pakistan falsely projects negative impact of farmers suicides and Blue Star operation in East

Pak Radio says Punjabi losing its ground in East Punjab Chandigarh, Aug. 30 : Pakistan Radio in its latest anti-India diatribe has tried to provoke public sentiments again over the 1984 Blue Star Operation and incidents of farmers'' suicides citing non-remunerative prices of their agriculture produce as the reason for the latter.

In this week''s Punjabi Durbar programme, Radio Pakistan has tried to win the sympathy of Punjabis'' by condemning the operation and reiterating that the farmers'' facing a difficult time.