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First International Hotel to Debut in Kandy For Over 30 Years
ONYX Hospitality Group unveiled its second OZO property in Kandy, a popular leisure destination in Sri Lanka, near Kandy Lake and Knuckle Mountain.
08:22 May 14, 2015 PST
Shelkka Sharma Helps People Unlock Gate of Future
Her goal in life is to help people awaken and develop their true powers which will lead them towards fulfillment and improve their life in practical ways.
04:29 Feb 12, 2015 PST
Elephants are the Real Winners as the King's Cup
The final of the 13th annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Bangkok was presided over by the King of Thailand's royal representative, Privy Councilor Real Admiral Mom Luang
11:15 Sep 6, 2014 PST
Zee Khana Khazana Unveils a Refreshed Persona
Says Amit Nair, Business Head, Zee Khana Khazana, 'Khana Khazana has always been at the forefront of providing exciting food content with its wide range of shows.
06:34 Feb 21, 2013 PST
Enjoy Exotic Cupid Flavors At 'The Courtyard By Marriott Gurgaon'!
To make the soiree unforgettable, the courtyard ambience livens up with mesmerizing music by a live band performance enchanting on the rhythm of romantic melodies.
06:30 Jan 31, 2013 PST
Rahul Sidhu Group Launches RSG Studios
The first project under the RSG STUDIOS banner is a Punjabi film 'Young Malang'. The film is expected to hit the floor in the next couple of days and is slated for release by the end of 2013.
13:51 Jan 17, 2013 PST
International Buddhist Film Festival Begins in Leh-Ladakh
Inaugurating the film festival this morning, Mr Rigzin Spalbar, chairman, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, said, 'I feel proud and blessed to be a part of this heritage festival.
11:15 Sep 6, 2012 PST
2012 International Festival of Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh Begins
The week-long International Festival of Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh that begins at the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh-Ladakh has open up new horizon.
10:22 Sep 5, 2012 PST
Unfair Dowry Law in India Leads To Suicides, And A Movie
Section 498A, the dowry law, is a much abused section of law in India, that has caused more damage than remedy. The Supreme Court called it Legal Terrorism.
20:11 Mar 17, 2012 PST
India's First 3D Fiction Magazine
DELHI / NCR experienced, a new year gift in 3d. In all true sense of the term 'gift' it had different things for different people, from adorable characters in their action to 3D Glasses, to Elite Household Brands sporting their Advertisements
08:57 Jan 30, 2012 PST
Ranbir Kapoor Donates KBC Prize Money to PepsiCo's Community Water initiatives
I try and save water wherever I can. Simple things make a lot of difference like using a mug for shaving and a bucket to take a bath instead of a running shower. Do your bit by saving water where you can,' Ranbir said.
05:45 Sep 15, 2011 PST
Casio Launches World's First Mercury-Free 3D Projector Series
'The new next generation projectors by Casio come with Laser and Hybrid technology with 3D display and are ideal for Education purposes, Office and Homes.'
15:27 Jul 16, 2011 PST
Nation Gets a New Platform With Launch of
According to latest statistics, India has massive 81 million + internet users. The fact that this translates only to 6.9% of the population indicates how much potential there exists for the internet to be adopted by more people in India.
20:27 Apr 14, 2011 PST
Goenka Diamond and Jewels Ltd. Goes for Strategic Tie-Up With Ravissant
The exclusive CERES collection showcases elegance and is a perfect heirloom to pass on from generation after generation. Elaborating about the collection at Ravissant Mr. Nitin Goenka, Managing Director, Goenka Diamond and Jewels Limited stated, 'C
09:22 Mar 7, 2011 PST
Sharp Introduces a Revolution in Air Treatment
Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generators are extremely quick in removing bad smell, for example the smell of food in the dining room, smell of cigarette smoke, paint fumes, toilet odor, garbage odor, pet smell, etc. It removes dust, prevents morning alle
09:32 Jan 12, 2011 PST
Teejan Bai, Iqbal Bahu & Quddus Boyati to perform at Tagore Theatre
The event is being organised by FOSWAL in association with Ministry of External Affairs (Govt of India) and Chandigarh Administration. Besides Chandigarh, day programmes will also be held in Mohali and Panchkula.
13:18 Dec 3, 2010 PST
Sharp Introduces Plasma Cluster Ion Generators for Clean Air
Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generators are extremely quick in removing bad smell like the smell of food in the dining room, smell of cigarette smoke, paint fumes, toilet odor, garbage odor and pet smell. It removes dust, prevents morning allergy, and i
04:38 Dec 3, 2010 PST
CERES by Nitin Goenka felicitated with 'Best Diamond Jewelry of the Year' Award
One of the leading diamond jewellery retailers and designers Nitin Goenka, the Managing Director of Goenka Diamond and Jewels limited won the coveted 'Best Diamond Jewellery of the Year' Award
19:11 Nov 12, 2010 PST
NGOs to obverse Black Diwali
The members said that they are forced to observe black Diwali as the Indian Government and Law Ministry have turned deaf ears towards their demands.
08:44 Nov 6, 2010 PST
Finally Our Very Own Western Couture Label 'Couture 2010' by Sidhartha Agicha
Finally presenting couture, the way it is. Talk about glamour, glitz and grandeur or put them altogether and say, 'Sidhartha Agicha' - a label that specializes in western couture.
13:41 Nov 2, 2010 PST
India: Mother-In-Law Protection Helpline Receives More Than 100 Calls in 2 Days
The callers were not from the city alone, but extended up to Punjab and Haryana and included mother in laws, the sister in laws and even father in laws, which through the helpline were guided and was made aware of their legal rights.
08:21 Sep 8, 2010 PST
All India Mother in Law Protection Forum launches New Chapter
AIMPF through a helpline (95695-63161) will help and guide the effected mother in laws and sister in laws located in and around Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
08:39 Sep 6, 2010 PST
Is Marrying in India a Crime?
SIFF today carried an SMS campaign on the Friendship Day and made the people aware of the consequence that a man can face marrying in India.
15:26 Aug 1, 2010 PST
Popular BBA's for the Swift Group of Colleges (SGOC) in India
When it comes to popularity, Commerce, Bachelor's of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelors of Computer Applications (BCA) have scored over all other disciplines this year.
13:29 Jul 28, 2010 PST
Save Indian Family Foundation Celebrates First Anniversary
The members had a cake, which was cut at the Leisure Valley. However, the UT police and its counterparts (SAS Nagar) remained absent, though the invitations were sent to SSP,Chandigarh and SSP Mohali.
08:48 Jul 26, 2010 PST
Pakistan-Trained Spy Arrested in Sector 44 of Chandigarh
A team headed by Inspector Amanjot Singh and Inspector Neeraj Sarna along with other officials received information that a person who is a Muslim national is collecting restricted information regarding the Indian army and restricted information conc
08:27 Jul 10, 2010 PST
Swift Group of Colleges Ties Up With UK University
The English-based University specialises in graduate courses and has been searching for a 'suitable collaboration partner for the last few years in India. The SWIFT GROUP OF COLLEGES was selected for the partnership programme after considerable qua
11:38 Jul 6, 2010 PST
Crimes Against Men Increasing in India
Dowry Victims will be made aware against the misuse of pro woman laws every Sunday at Baradari Gardens (Near Sheranwala Gate)
11:00 Jul 5, 2010 PST
Horses, not Cars! Indian BJP Rally Against Oil Price Hike
The people cry out that the government will make them ride horses instead of driving their cars - petrol prices are too high.
13:56 Jun 26, 2010 PST
Chandigarh Has Been on The Radar of Terrorists: SSP
The elite force is being beefed up with manpower and armed with the latest firearms.
10:58 Jun 26, 2010 PST
Crisp to Opt for Mother Teresa Home on Father's Day
The members of the organisation have been seriously effects from the Parental Alienation of children due to single parenting in divorce/separation.
05:23 Jun 19, 2010 PST
International Design Centre Opens in Chandigarh
Raffles Millennium International will allow Indian students to pursue International Design courses of their choice without leaving the country
15:34 Apr 7, 2010 PST
Meghna to Perform on 'Jatta Ve Aayi Baisakhi'
The Chandigarh Administration has firmed up plans to make the three day mega event to mark the Baisakhi celebrations from April 11 to 13, an elaborate affair.
21:29 Apr 3, 2010 PST
Lad Gaya Pecha Hits 36 Theatres in Punjab, Haryana
Famous comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi and famous actress from South India, Navneet Kaur visited DT Cinema for the premiere of their new Punjabi film 'Lad Gaya Pecha'.
15:47 Mar 28, 2010 PST
Warner Bros. Pictures to Release 'Clash of The Titans' Worldwide on April
Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds, leading a daring band of warriors, including Draco, an experienced soldier who encourages the defiant Perseus to make use of his god-given abilities.
16:32 Mar 21, 2010 PST
Municipal Corporation to celebrate Baisaikhi Mela on 14th April
The Municipal Corporation will celebrate Baisakhi Mela in a traditional manner on 14th April, 2010 at New Lake, sector 42.
17:13 Mar 20, 2010 PST
LG Launches 23 Refrigerator Models
Korean consumer durable company LG announced the nationwide launch of its 23 models of energy-efficient direct cool refrigerators, which are priced between Rs 11,500 and Rs 15,500.
17:27 Mar 19, 2010 PST
Bhandarkar to Search for Talented Individuals for Indian Entertainment Industry
The company is collaborating with Bollywood and regional language filmmakers, TV serial producers, music companies and other entertainment industry organizations with a view to getting them new talent from across the country.
07:34 Mar 17, 2010 PST
Lahore, a Movie About Sports and Relations
The story of LAHORE is about Veerender Singh from India, played by Debutant Aanaahad, who is living with an aspiration to quench the thirst of revenge for a long forgotten wrong doing and restore the lost pride.
11:56 Mar 13, 2010 PST
MCC Delivers LPG Autos to 41 BPL Beneficiaries Under SJSRY
Earlier, Mayor, Commissioner MCC and LDM, PNB flagged off the LPG auto rickshaws after handing over the keys and documents to the beneficiaries who were smiling from their hearts.
16:05 Mar 11, 2010 PST
National Commission of Women Has a Biased Approached: APMPA
The organisations held a seminar on the occasion of International Women's Day seeking parity in women's rights. They alleged NCW was ignoring complaints filed by women against the misuse of laws to prevent dowry harassment.
07:30 Mar 10, 2010 PST
Warner Bros. Not Threatened By India's Cricket Tournaments
Soon it will be the rainy season again in India, and that also means the start of the third India Premiere League, a cricket tournament, and another source of disappointment for film producers and distributors.
14:16 Mar 3, 2010 PST
Mreenal and Shahwar Showcase Libas Collection
Mreenal Deshraj and Shahwar Ali walk the ramp for designer Libas during the three day Rose festival, started from the 26th of February, 2010.
17:46 Mar 2, 2010 PST
'Blender's Pride' to add Magical Moments to Chandigarh Rose Festival
A plethora of activities have been planned out, Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Sh. Shivraj V Patil will inaugurate the festival.
10:00 Feb 25, 2010 PST
Deepika Padukone and Arfan Akhtar...In Chandigarh PVR Cinema Monday
Actors Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone come together to attend a Press Conference of their forthcoming release 'Karthik Calling Karthik' at PVR Cinemas, Centra Mall in Chandigarh on the 22nd of February 2010.
16:44 Feb 24, 2010 PST
All Set for the 2010 Rose Festival
With the winter mellowing down, the preparations for the Rose Festival 2010 being organized by the Chandigarh Administration are underway and in full swing.
18:45 Feb 19, 2010 PST
11,222 Students in Software and Communication Skills Under C Toss
Seeking to mix academics with such soft skills as computer and communication, the UT scheme has all the ingredients a success story needs to be scripted.
10:50 Feb 17, 2010 PST
Round of Celebs to Perform At The Rose Festival
The Bollywood glamour will soon rock the city beautiful with live performances of Bollywood Celebrities and Singers at the Rose Festival, 2010 commencing from February 26.
11:04 Feb 15, 2010 PST
Ryan Carnival a Big Hit
Ryan International School had a big carnival yesterday. The event was a huge success with sponsors Godrej, Aviva, Birla Insurance, Springbok International, Siswan Jungle Resort.
11:55 Feb 14, 2010 PST
Find your Cupid at Madame Stores
The day will become most memorable for all the Valentines by the latest offering of Madame called the 'Cupid is Stupid' with the forgotten Red as the base of the collection.
09:52 Feb 13, 2010 PST
Honii Sandhu to Add Fashion to The City
The city on Sunday saw the inauguration of one of the biggest fashion schools of technology - Fashonista by celebrated designer Abdul Halder and ace model and actor Jesse Randhawa.
17:37 Feb 10, 2010 PST
Moser Baer's Thriller Film 'Hide and Seek' Set to Release February 19
Baer Entertainment Ltd. and Idiot Box presents forthcoming film Hide and Seek starring actors Purab Kohli, Mrinalini Sharma, Samir Kochhar, Ayaz Khan, Arjan Bajwa and Amruta Patki.
15:59 Feb 9, 2010 PST
Chandigarh Friendly to Women as Well as Children
Around 20 students from the University of Fraser Abbotsford Valley British Columbia CANADA led by Professor Satwinder Bains and two other faculty members visited Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh here today.
09:21 Feb 9, 2010 PST
Afrin India Present Sarees, Suits and Lehnga Cholis At Chandigarh Fashion Week
The magic of the mogul era is revisited with a classic collection of anarkalis and angrakhas with ruching on yoke and delicate embroideries to give the wearer elegance and style.
09:28 Feb 8, 2010 PST
Sonam Kapoor is The Brand Ambassador of ANANT Single Line Diamond Jewelery
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of the gem & jewellery industry has showcased ANANT, an exquisite range of single line diamond jewellery.
14:31 Feb 7, 2010 PST
Top American Software Firm conducts Joint Placement Drive at Chitkara Institute
With corporate office located in Minneapolis and support offices in San Mateo, California & Houston, Texas, OATI Inc. is a top software development firm in the US.
11:22 Feb 7, 2010 PST
A New Social Networking Destination for Chandigarh Residents
The first social-networking-site for residents of The City Beautiful and for those who have a Chandigarh connection, launched.
06:34 Feb 3, 2010 PST
Haywards 5000 Super Strong Club Soda Now in Cans
Haywards 5000 Super Strong Club Soda, offered by ZeeStar Beverages, is India's first ever strong soda to be launched in Can packaging.
06:16 Feb 2, 2010 PST
Municipal Corporation Fetches Rs. 683,000 From Open Auction
Municipal Corporation raises Rs. 683,000 from the open auction of eight Food kiosks at Night Food Street
09:56 Jan 30, 2010 PST
Udita Goswami and Actor Shahwar Ali to Walk for LIBAS
LIBAS is all set to showcase the Bollywood theme on the first day of the Chandigarh Fashion Week, 2010, starting from January 29 at Hotel Taj. They bring to Chandigarh glamour and style with Udita Goswami and actor Shahwar Ali walking the ramp.
14:29 Jan 27, 2010 PST
Strands to Style Chandigarh Fashion Week
Being an example is not easy, while being an exemplar, not any easy either. Strands- Salon 'n' Spa has wooed people all over and scripted a new chapter in the world of beauty.
05:42 Jan 26, 2010 PST
Career Weavers Conducts The Grand Employment Fair 2010
Leading names from Hospitality, Aviation & BPO sectors including Indigo Airlines, ITC Maratha-Mumbai, ITC Grand Central-Mumbai, Genpact, Aegon Religare, Oberoi Delhi, IBM Daksh, Spice & CCD etc. participated in the fest.
07:17 Jan 24, 2010 PST
Save Indian Family Foundation Submits Memo
The members of Save Indian Family Foundation, a NGO fighting against the misuse of Pro-women laws, submitted a memorandum to The Director General of UT Police, S.K Jain at the Police Headquarters, Sector 9.
16:52 Jan 23, 2010 PST
First Issue of The English Magazine Launched on Basant Panchami
Mr. Singh said Punjab Today, coming from a well known media house that has been publishing the Punjabi edition of the magazine for many years now, will maintain its equidistance from various shades of politics
13:23 Jan 20, 2010 PST
Videocon Bets Big on Mobile Handset Market in Punjab
Videocon Mobile Phones keeping this need in mind has therefore launched handsets which are very stylish, contemporary, user friendly and loaded with smart features that will make heads turn.
09:48 Jan 18, 2010 PST
Gulzar Weaves Magic in 'Veer'
Eros International presents in association with Vijay Galani Moviez Production film 'Veer'. The film is directed by Anil Sharma and the music of the film is composed by duo Sajid - Wajid with beautiful lyrics written by lyricist Gulzar.
07:40 Jan 18, 2010 PST
Anupam Kher Auditions Students for His Acting School in Chandigarh
'I believe that acting, like any craft, can be taught, learnt and perfected,' said Mr Kher, who has won innumerable awards in a career spanning 25 years encompassing almost 400 films.
11:33 Jan 17, 2010 PST
Pink City Dazzles With The Diamonds of The Gem & Jewellery Industry
The 36th Annual Awards for the Gem & Jewellery Industry organised by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on January 9th at the Birla Auditorium, Jaipur were about celebrating Industry excellence.
06:37 Jan 17, 2010 PST
Maruti Suzuki Launches Eeco
The engine management system incorporated in the vehicle is the latest from Maruti Suzuki. A high-pressure-injection system with optimized injectors has resulted in better atomization resulting in low emissions and fuel consumption.
10:16 Jan 16, 2010 PST
Senior Citizens Celebrate Lohri at Ivy Hospital
The festival of Lohri was celebrated with full joy and enthusiasm at the Ivy Hospital premises in sector 71. A gathering of more than 100 members of Chandigarh Senior Citizens' Association took part in the event.
07:03 Jan 13, 2010 PST
103,899 Chandigarh Children Receive Pulse Polio Immunization in Two Days
As many as 70294 children in the target age group were immunized yesterday i.e. the beginning of January Round of Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign.
06:03 Jan 13, 2010 PST
Gen Rodrigues Inaugurates GEI Mohali
GEI, the region's leading Eye Care chain, formally announced the launch of its regional eye clinic and surgery centre, GEI Mohali, here yesterday.
18:25 Jan 11, 2010 PST
Communication Skills Workshop of Gatways Australia held at Westwood College
Westwood College of Hospitality has tied up with Gateways Australia for its India operations to further train teachers in English for academic purposes.
06:50 Jan 11, 2010 PST
Global Warming Awareness Programme Held at The British School
The British School (TBS), Panchkula organised a week long awareness campaign on 'Global Warming', under which children of different classes took up various activities to inculcate the importance of environment for the survival of human race.
15:47 Jan 10, 2010 PST
Panchkula Branded Diamond Jewellery Exhibition
What do you get when you put together diamonds as unique as fingerprints and a store that believes in delivering nothing but the best?
14:15 Jan 10, 2010 PST
Dikshant Global School to Begin Operations in April
The students from Nursery onwards would follow the one-on-one laptop programme. All students would have smart cards, electronic I.D. badges that register attendance, open lockers.
07:34 Jan 10, 2010 PST
Punjabi Film 'Mitti' To Hit Theatres
It's the age of real cinema, while characters are closer to life, valid issues form the storyline. And, all this throws up a challenge for an actor, says actor Vaquuar Shaikkh, who graduated from the small screen to 70mm.
15:37 Jan 9, 2010 PST
No Case of Poliomyelitis in Chandigarh Since 2006: UT
It may be recalled that before introduction of the National Immunization Days (NIDs) in 1995, India had been the world's largest polio endemic country. About 35,000 children were paralyzed by polio every year.
09:40 Jan 9, 2010 PST
Mission 11 July, A Film on Indian Parliament Attack
A professor from Delhi, a jihadi enters shahid's life and starts hypnotizing and brainwashing him about jihad and his Muslim community.
15:22 Jan 7, 2010 PST
Rishi Bhutani Marks His Debut With Bolo Raam Film Release
Produced by Goldy Bhutani of Shree Keshav Films, the film also marks the debut of young lad Rishi Bhutani who has straight away made his mark as an actor by working with senior actors like Naseer and Ompuri.
06:11 Jan 5, 2010 PST
UT to hold Chandigarh Marathon-Run
The Chandigarh Administration is all set to add another feather to its cap by organizing its first Chandigarh Marathon-Run for the spirit of Chandigarh on January 31, 2010.
19:18 Jan 4, 2010 PST
Six Received Eye Sight, a Gift of The New Year
Chandigarh Cornea Centre Pledges to Eliminate Corneal Blindness Among Women and Girls
15:17 Jan 3, 2010 PST
The Legendary Actor to Mark 200th Performance of His One Man Play
Actor Anupam Kher in a press conference in Mumbai announced the 200th performance of his highly acclaimed and much travelled play Kuchh Bhi Ho Sakta Hai which will be staged at NCPA, Mumbai, on the 3rd of January 2010.
06:06 Dec 30, 2009 PST
Gurtej Singh of Ivy Gets 'Outstanding CEO of the Year 2009' Award
Without the playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth this is what Mr. Gurtej Singh has demonstrated as the CEO of tertiary care and multispecialty Ivy Hospital.
17:34 Dec 29, 2009 PST
'Outstanding CEO of the Year 2009' Award For Gurtej Singh of Ivy
Gurtej Singh is innovative, a self starter and a very humble person. He is passionate and a team leader who always leads from the front.
14:39 Dec 29, 2009 PST
Mika Turns Actor With 'Mitti' A Social Punjabi Film
Singer Mika's first acting initiative will be visible on January 8, 2010 with the release of Erose International's new Punjabi movie 'Mitti'.
19:10 Dec 27, 2009 PST
Monica Sharma Opens First Hub of Activities in City
The objective is to teach people how to make designer candles, canvas and oil painting, water fountains, Terracota jewellery, Rajasthani murals, Tanjore arts and other types of paintings.
13:33 Dec 27, 2009 PST
Surya Launches World's best High Power Factor CFL Lamps
Surya Roshni, the second largest Lighting Company in India, has launched the World's best PH+ Technology High Power Factor CFL Lamps in India, which give Higher Energy Saving and Lumen Output.
17:39 Dec 26, 2009 PST
Groversons Open One-Stop Lingerie Shop in Mohali
Store will have coordinated sets of fancy bras, panties, slips, camisoles and sports bras. The best of cotton fabric has been used to suit the Indian climatic conditions.
10:31 Dec 26, 2009 PST

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