Govt to take decisions to improve women strength in armed forces: Parrikar

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday expressed concern over the low participation of women in armed forces, saying the Centre will take "a lot of decisions" in next couple of months for improving their numbers.

OROP row: Ex-servicemen protest against Manohar Parrikar in Mohali
OROP row: Ex-servicemen protest against Manohar Parrikar in Mohali

Several ex-servicemen held a protest against the delay in implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme by Narendra Modi-led NDA government in Mohali on a day when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is visiting the city.

Manohar Parrikar to inaugurate Armed Forces institute at Mohali

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate the Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute at Mohali on July 25.

OROP: Ex-servicemen to boycott Parrikar's visit to Mohali

A group of ex-servicemen on Monday announced that they will "boycott" Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's proposed visit here later this month and show him "black flags" in protest against the delay in implementation of "One Rank One Pension" by the Centre.

No confirmation on meeting with Manohar Parrikar on OROP: Ex-servicemen

As protests over delay in the implementation of the promised 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme continued for the 23rd day in the national capital with a relay hunger-strike by 75 ex-servicemen on Tuesday, an expected meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was yet to materialise.

Punjab police takes care of 7-month-old baby after parents taken into custody

Punjab police takes care of 7-month-old baby after his parents were taken into custody on fake charges.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play for top-flight European club
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play for top-flight European club

After the success of Indian Super League (ISL) last year, Indian football is certainly going places. On Wednesday, a young goalkeeper from Mohali created history by becoming the first Indian ever to play a competitive match for an top tier European side. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made his competitive debut for Norwegian club Stabaek with a clean sheet in a 6-0 thrashing of Runar in the Norwegian Football Cup. Stabbaek play in Norway's top division Tippeligaen and are managed by former United States and Egypt coach Bob Bradley.

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (Mohali, Chandigarh)
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (Mohali, Chandigarh)

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium located in Sector - 63, SAS Nagar, Mohali is widely considered as India's best cricket stadium.

Robbers loot Rs 1.34 crore from cash van

Six armed men on Monday robbed a cash van of a private bank and looted Rs 1.34 crore on the Mohali-Banur road near Manauli village here, police said.

Punjab municipal polls pass off peacefully

Polling to Punjab's six municipal corporations on Sunday passed off peacefully as an estimated 70 per cent of nearly 8 lakh electorate sealed the fate of 1,263 candidates in the hustings.

Nation that respects its martyrs progresses: Haryana Governor

Any nation that respects its martyrs and their families makes progress, Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday said.

Prohibitory orders in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali

Authorities have imposed prohibitory orders in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali to maintain law and order and restrict the movement of the followers of controversial self-styled godman Rampal who have been thwarting police efforts to arrest him.

Punjabi singer booked for gang-raping, making MMS of actress

Punjabi singer Jarnail Singh alias Jelly and three others have been booked by the police for abduction, assault and gang-rape of an actress.

Duleep Trophy: Mahesh Rawat scores century for Central on last day of match
Duleep Trophy: Mahesh Rawat scores century for Central on last day of match

Mahesh Rawat scored a century and combined well with lower-order batsmen to pile on the misery of the North Zone bowlers as Central Zone's Duleep Trophy semifinal ended in a draw here on Saturday.

CLT20: Barbados Tridents vs Hobart Hurricanes - Preview
CLT20: Barbados Tridents vs Hobart Hurricanes - Preview

Hobart Hurricanes will start as favourites when they take on the winless Barbados Tridents in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday.

CLT20 2014: Cape Cobras vs Kings XI Punjab - Preview
CLT20 2014: Cape Cobras vs Kings XI Punjab - Preview

On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.

Want to go into knockouts with four wins: KXIP coach R Sridhar
Want to go into knockouts with four wins: KXIP coach R Sridhar

They have made the semifinals but Kings XI Punjab will not take things easy when they take on Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter here on Sunday, the team's coach R Sridhar has asserted.

CLT20: Kings XI Punjab start favourites against Northern Knights
CLT20: Kings XI Punjab start favourites against Northern Knights

Their confidence on a high following back-to-back wins, Kings XI Punjab would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Northern Knights in a Group B match of the Oppo Champions League T20, here on Friday.

Lucky we ended up on the winning side: Mitchell Marsh
Lucky we ended up on the winning side: Mitchell Marsh

Having pulled off an improbable win by hitting two successive sixes off the last two deliveries, Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh today said that his team was lucky to be on the winning side as they defeated Dolphins in a league encounter of Champions League Twenty20 here.

J&K's home matches in Ranji Trophy shifted to Mohali
J&K's home matches in Ranji Trophy shifted to Mohali

The BCCI has decided to shift Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home matches to Mohali, following the devastating floods that hit the state which has left the two cricket grounds in deplorable condition.