Convention with focus on ‘Foster Care Under Juvenile Justice Act 2015’ held

CHANDIGARH: A state level meeting was held at convention hall of Chandigarh Judicial Academy focusing on ‘Foster Care Under Juvenile Justice Act 2015’ and ‘Need of quality services for children to protect their well-being’ on Saturday.

Illegal sale of imported cigarettes on rise in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:  Illegal sale of imported cigarettes in Punjab has become common and pose a serious threat to health of smokers who are getting hooked to catchy packs of international brands that san health warnings, anti-tobacco activists said on Thursday.

Playing it cool! Major companies take on climate-friendly cooling challenge

CHANDIGARH: Playing it cool! major companies take on climate-friendly  challenge by cooling their operations in their energy efficient ways through a new initiative launched on Friday by the international non-profit—the Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy.  Big business set to slash CO2 emissions. Indian manufacturering, hospitality and retail and a middle-eastern retail giant are among the first companies to sign up, reflecting increasing demand for cooling in emerging economies especially as the impacts of climate change take hold.

UT Adviser launches campaign for ‘Plastic Free Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh has launched a campaign for ‘Plastic Free Chandigarh’ under the Swachhata hi Sewa programme, at central plaza, sector 17, Chandigarh here on Wednesday. On the occasion,  Mr Rajesh Kumar, Mayor, Mr K.K. Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, MCC, Mr Ravi Kant Sharma, area councilor, other senior officers of Chandigarh Administration and MCC, Councilors, representatives of RWAs, MWAs and other NGOs were also present.

Patiala man hits Rakhi Bumper Jackpot unexpectedly

CHANDIGARH: ‘Best things happen when least expected’, this saying has proved true for 63-year-old Avtar Singh, who won the first prize of Rs. 1.5 crore of Punjab State Rakhi Bumper 2019.

Ex-Pak Hindu lawmaker reaches India, may seek asylum

CHANDIGARH: Former Hindu Pakistan lawmaker from Prime Minister Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Baldev Kumar, have reached Punjab in India along with his family members and may seek political asylum from New Delhi, officials said on Tuesday.

Hooda, Mayawati meet, may join hands in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Speculations are rife over a pre-poll alliance between the Congress and the BSP in Haryana after a closed-door meeting between two-time former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Mayawati in New Delhi, party insiders said on Monday.


Proud of ISRO's hard work: Chief Ministers

CHANDIGARH: Chief Ministers from across the states on Saturday expressed their pride in the ISRO's stride towards the Moon, despite the Vikram lander's setback. Feeling elated over the hard work of ISRO scientists, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, as he hoped for the revival of communication with the lander.

Residents seek removal of encroachments in sector 51 Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Jan Sahyog  Ekta Residents welfare Association  in its meeting held yesterday  urged the Chandigarh administration to remove the  encroachments  in sector 51. Most of the ground floor  residents of MIG flats of  Chandigarh Housing Board   have illegally encroached  upon  land in front  and  sides of their flats creating problems for upper floor residents.

Tri-city coordination committee meeting held under Chairmanship of Governor

CHANDIGARH--A high level meeting of Tri-city Coordination Committee was held under the Chairmanship of Mr V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh.

Two killed in Tarn Taran

CHANDIGARH: Two people were killed and one got grievous injuries in a blast in an agricultural field in Tarn Taran district of Punjab on early Thursday, police said.

Haryana waives off interest on co-op bank crop loans

CHANDIGARH:  Eyeing the upcoming assembly polls, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced a waiver of interest and penalty on crop loans of Rs 4,750 crore taken from Cooperative Banks under a one-time settlement scheme.

Draft Estimate of Damage to roads, bridges and Buildings prepared

1450 km Link Roads, 420 km Plan Roads/ National Highways, 36 Bridges, 36 Buildings damaged
 Rs. 95.50 cr required for repairs
CHANDIGARH: The State Public Works Department (B&R) has prepared the preliminary damage assessment report regarding the roads, bridges and buildings falling under jurisdiction of PWD (B&R), informed the official spokesman of Government of Punjab.

Rape convict Ram Rahim's parole plea denied by HC

CHANDIGARH:  The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking parole for controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples.

AIPEF criticize arm twisting tactics of Union Power Minister

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF)  strongly oppose the arm twisting  tactics of Union Power Minister , who has threatened the state power distribution companies  that they will have to hand over electricity supply businesses to multiple licensees or franchisees to get central government assistance or loans from the Power Finance Corporation.

HC judge recuses from hearing Honeypreet's bail plea

CHANDIGARH:  A Punjab and Haryana High Court judge has recused himself from hearing a bail plea filed by Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Chandigarh wins first spot for successful implementation of Poshan Abhiyan

CHANDIGARH: City has been awarded with 04 National Level Awards by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, New Delhi, for its exemplary performance and successful rollout of the Poshan Abhiyaan.  The Abhiyan was launched by the prime minister Mr Narendra Modi in March last year with an aim to reduce stunning, under-nutrition, anemaic, low birth weight by two per cent to three per cent per annum respectively and intensify awareness on the importance of nutrition for good health.

Chandigarh all set to launch Khan Academy for PISA examination

CHANDIGARH: Modalities have been worked out and scope of work has been assigned to the Khan Academy to skill students of Chandigarh for PISA examination. Across the country, Chandigarh has been selected to participate in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which will be conducted in 2021.

Water released from Hathnikund barrage floods Haryana villages

CHANDIGARAH:  Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday took stock of the situation after a dozen villages in Yamunanagar district were flooded by the excess water released from the Hathnikund barrage.

Jilted lover kills ex-girlfriend, sister; arrested by Chandigarh police

CHANDIGARH: A jilted lover brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and her sister in their rented accommodation in Chandigarh after she refused to marry him, police said on Friday.


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