Surender Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh. He covers Punjab and Haryana high court.
Articles by Surender Sharma
Atleast 15% of users on social networking site Twitter are malicious users, said a study by a group of students of PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh.The students worked on the accounts of nearly 50,000 users who had made their profiles public on Twitter.
With vehicular traffic on the campus becoming chaotic every day, the Panjab University (PU) has decided to take the help of a professional agency to suggest ways to curb the problem.
If university has its way, a substantial increase in tuition fees, hostel fees, renting auditoriums and lawns of the university is on the cards.
Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal was chugging along quite nicely for years, steamrolling all opposition, but not any longer. The ride appears to have turned rather bumpy for the former union railway minister in a territory he had made his own.
Updated on Feb 16, 2014 12:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByNavneet Sharma and Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
In an indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to bet on a local leader in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the senior party leaders have changed their earlier stand wherein they have been stressing that the party was open to field anybody from anywhere for the coveted seat of Chandigarh.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to have toed the Congress line in finalising the candidate for the city Lok Sabha seat. Party affairs incharge for Chandigarh Aarti Mehra, after the meeting of state election committee at the party office in Sector 33 on Sunday, told HT that the party would decide about the candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat after the session of Parliament was over.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faces big dilemma over the ticket distribution for the lone Lok Sabha seat of Chandigarh. On the one hand, the local unit grapples with infighting with its top three leaders former MP Satya Pal Jain, city BJP chief Sanjay Tandon and former union minister Harmohan Dhawan.
To help students share and read study notes of different classes online, three city lads have come up with their own website. The website was launched recently by Hardik Dhamija, Harman Bajaj, both graduates of University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, and Kunaal Satija, a graduate of SD College, Chandigarh.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may take views from its Chandigarh workers whether they want Bollywood actor Kirron Kher as the party's candidate from the city for the upcomign Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP's session to elicit opinion of its workers in finalising the candidate for Lok Sabha polls from the city became a free-for-all session as a number of workers of different groups hurled abuses at each other and exchanged blows at the workers' convention held at the Punjab BJP office in Sector 37 on Wednesday.
Updated on Jan 30, 2014 09:59 AM IST
None | BySurender Sharma Surender Sharma, Chandigarh
After getting a good response from the city residents, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now struggling with members' enrollment in Chandigarh. The party, which had set a target of making 1 lakh members in the city by Republic Day
If the donations made to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are an indicator, the party is spreading its wings rapidly in the region. From the region: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh, the AAP, between December 12 and January 16 has collected Rs 32.46 lakh through online donations, being displayed on its website, around 20 lakh from Haryana only clearly showing the effect of home state of its top leaders, Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav from the state.
Panjab University is planning a dedicated hostel for women research scholars on its Sector-25 campus. Though no deadline was yet given, dean, student welfare, Navdeep Goyal said, "I have asked the construction department to submit an estimate for a hostel at the earliest.
A day after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor here laid the foundation of a community centre using bricks with ‘Modi’ engraved on them, municipal corporation officials on Wednesday removed the bricks from the spot.
In a significant development, nearly 500 students of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) will be attending interactive video lectures by top Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professors of the country from January 20.
Even as the police sit on the case, about a month on, a Panjab University panel formed to look into the suicide of a dental sciences student has given the clean chit to an associate professor who was reportedly blamed in the suicide note.
The Panjab University has decided to receive applications through an online mode to streamline the process of providing the WiFi facility to the students on the university campus.
Having grown up seeing vast difference of living conditions between the planned sectors of Chandigarh and its villages, for the youth of union territory panchayats, the biggest issue appears to be development on par with the sectors.
Panjab University’s new hostel on the south campus, which will be opened on December 23, will be named after Amrita Pritam, a leading Punjabi writer and poet of 20th century.
With the date of elections to new syndicate out, hectic lobbying has started at Panjab University (PU). The elections to syndicate, the executive government of the university, will take place on December 9, after the senate meeting on December 8.
Going the whole hog into campaigning on social media, the Congress seems all set to exploit the latest technology. Twitter and Facebook are passe now, with messenger services WhatsApp and BlackBerry now being the in-thing.
Danger of slowdown looms large over investments in science and research owing to poor economic conditions prevailing in the country, believes Ajay Kumar Sood, a renowned physicist and member of scientific advisory panel to the Prime Minister.
Classmates would eat his lunch, but he was too genial to ever complain even to his parents. That shy boy at St John's School, Chandigarh's Gurdeep Singh Pall, has now gone on to become the corporate vice-president of Microsoft's video-calling service firm Skype.
Architect Snehal Shah, who was in the city for Le Corbusier's 125th anniversary week celebrations, said planners should have gone beyond what Le Corbusier did in the construction of Chandigarh.
The Panjab University senate on Sunday will discuss a case of re-designation of a faculty member at Department of Indian Theater, which has already raised question about the working of the varsity.
Stung by various controversies, this year's Panjab University campus student council elections witnessed numerous violations of the Lyngdoh Committee guidelines, because of which the university could take an extreme of holding indirect elections to student body, from next year.
Panjab University’s homegrown outfits suffered a severe jolt as Congress wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) won two out of the four seats, including that of the president, in the PU Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) elections held amid much drama on Wednesday.
The high-voltage election carnival that culminates on Wednesday would not only give a new student council to Panjab University and the city's colleges but also be a definitive landmark for the two homegrown political parties that have ruled the campus for years.
The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) will play a major role in who will wrest power in the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC).
The battle to wrest control of the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) has become such a high-stakes game that the per-party budget touches Rs 15 lakh. Ht has reliably learnt from student leaders - who routinely dub the Rs 5,000 per candidate limit as impractical - that the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations remain on paper. Rivals otherwise, together against Lyngdoh guidelines