Security beefed up in Chandigarh ahead of second test match

Mohali StadiumChandigarh, Dec 16 : Security has been beefed up in Chandigarh ahead of second test match to be played between India and England in Mohali.

The Taj Hotel where both teams will be staying has been virtually turned into a fortress with hundreds of policeman guarding the Hotel premises.

"We have posted 300 security personnel in the Taj hotel and almost one thousand policemen are posted on the route of the team from the stadium to the hotel. All measures have been taken to ensure that no untoward incident takes place," said H S Doon, Superintendent of Police (Security) Chandigarh.

Islamabad should take action against JuD: Burney

Chandigarh, Dec 12 : Pakistan Human Rights activist, Ansar Burney, has said that Islamabad should take action against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) for being a terrorist outfit, and should also set aside its differences with New Delhi and join the fight against militancy.

"If you have arrested, then bring them in front of the people and produce them in the court. JuD has written against me. They have instigated my people against me," said Burney.

Burney said that the JuD is actually frontal organisation of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Pakistani security forces recently raided a camp used by LeT in a strike against the militant group blamed by India for Mumbai attacks.

Indian, English security officials inspect Mohali Cricket Stadium

Mohali/Chandigarh, Dec 10: Security has been beefed up in Mohali ahead of the second cricket Test match between India and England, as six persons were arrested with explosives in nearby Chandigarh city.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Security Advisor Reg Dickason, who assessed the security arrangements at the Stadium with the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) officials and security agencies, said that a a detailed meeting would take place on Wednesday.

PCA President I S Bindra asserted that ECB had suggested Mohali as the venue for the second Test match and there was no doubt about hosting the match there.

Punjabi Dhabas are a joy beyond a delicious meal

Punjabi Dhabas are a joy beyond a delicious mealChandigarh, Dec. 8 : Visiting a traditional Dhaba on the highways is a unique experience. In Punjab, highways are dotted with these Dhabas, the roadside eating joints or local restaurants.

A lifeline for the travellers, these outlets are known for serving delicious local cuisine in a cosy place for all visitors, especially the truckers.

Visiting any such Dhaba on the Delhi-Amritsar highway gives an insight about their actual feel. Besides, these Dhabas offer a homely ambience and are mostly preferred by truckers for Punjabi food on the highways.

Chandigarh bans auto-rickshaw from ferrying school children

Chandigarh bans auto-rickshaw from ferrying school childrenChandigarh administration has on Friday announced to ban auto-rickshaws from ferrying schoolchildren.

This will be effective from Jan1, 2009.

Chandigarh's state transport authority secretary Vandana Disodia said the administration's decision has been conveyed to the auto-rickshaw union and its members.

When non-resident Indians had a gala time playing golf in Chandigarh

ChandigarhChandigarh, Dec. 3 : It’s winter season, a time when various non-resident Indians prefer visiting India, their native homes. Utilising this moment a golf tournament was organised here recently, which was participated by about 70 NRIs from different parts of the world.

The 3rd Chandigarh Golf Tournament gained significance with so many expatriate Punjabis enjoying a gala time.

For these amateur golfers, the three-day event involved much more than sports, as everyone also enjoyed sharing memories and business experiences.