Punjab Government to organise 'Punjabi Language and Cultural Utsav' from 14 to 21 February: Channi

CHANDIGARH:Also finalises events for 'International Film Festival-2020' which is to be held on 16-17 March
The Punjab Government has decided to organise a week long 'Punjabi Language and Cultural Utsav' dedicated Punjabi Language. The decision in this regard was taken during a meeting chaired by the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi with the officials of various concerned departments. Briefing about the event Mr. Channi said that week long celebrations dedicated to promotion of Punjabi language would be held from 14th February, to 21st February, 2020.

73.68 lakh children to be administered Albandazole tablet : Balbir Singh Sidhu

SAS.NAGAR:The National Deworming Day was today observed at the Government Elementary School, Landran in a State level function. The Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on the occasion administered the Albandazole tablet to the children. On the occasion, the minister said that the main purpose of observing the day is to free the children from infection caused in the stomach by worms besides making the common people aware about the importance of keeping good health which is also the main rationale behind the flagship scheme Mission Tandarust Punjab.

National Lok Adalat dosposed off 1402 cases in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A total 1402 cases were disposed off by the benches of serving Judicial Officers constituted in New District Courts Complex, Sector 43, Chandigarh in National Lok Adalat held here on Saturday.

CM Jai Ram Thakur attends convocation function of Chandigarh University

SHIMLA:It is education which is synthesizing factor and builds both common ethos and institutions which are of paramount importance for national growth and security, whether political, economic, social or cultural. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said this while addressing the Convocation Function of Chandigarh University at Mohali in Punjab today.

NCC cadets of Punjab, Chandigarh honoured by Governor V.P.Singh Badnore

CHANDIGARH-Mr V.P. Singh Badnore, Administrator UT Chandigarh called upon NCC cadets to devote at least two hours a week for swachhata while he was speaking on the occasion of felicitation NCC cadets on winning maximum medals at the Republic Day function. The NCC cadets of Punjab and Chandigarh, were honoured by the Governor of Punjab V. P. Singh Badnore at an impressive function held in the Punjab Raj Bhawan here today.

AIPEF seeks discussion on changes in power distribution

CHANDIGARH:All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF)  has sought the time for broad discussion from the union power minister on any legislation move aimed at ‘privatization’ of electricity supply through back door entry.

Blood donation & Health checkup camp organized at Aryans Group

MOHALI: Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh and Department of Blood Transfusion, PGI Chandigarh organized a “Blood Donation Camp” at Aryans Campus on Tuesday. On the occasion, a medical checkup camp was also organized by Simrita Nursing Home, Rajpura.

Sensitization and cultural program held at Dr. Amedkar Institute of Hotel Management

CHANDIGARH: Dr. Amedkar Institute of Hotel Management, an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism Govt of India, celebrated a sensitization and cultural program under the aegis of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” in the institute premises.

28-year-old suspected case of coronavirus in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:A 28-year-old man with a travel history to China has been kept under observation at an isolation ward of the PGI here for a possible exposure to coronavirus, doctors said on Tuesday.

Republic Day – 2020 celebrations by BSNL Punjab, Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The 71st Republic Day of India was celebrated at the premises of the BSNL Punjab Circle Office, Sector 34, Chandigarh on January 26, 2020 with much gaiety.

CITCO hotels beat global slowdown, show profits

CHANDIGARH: The three CITCO outfits-Shivalik Hotel, Mountview Hotel and Park View—seem to have beaten the global slowdown blue. These have not allowed the meltdownto melt its earnings. Continuing its northward march, these have registered a robust profit after a series of losses in the past. The Chandigarh Administration had decided to outsource these hotels because of losses.

SPSTI hosts lectures on periodic table

CHANDIGARH:Anyone who has studied basic Chemistry would be familiar with the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements that was first published by Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev on February 17, 1869. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has declared 2019 as the Year of the Periodic Table, in recognition of its 150th anniversary.

Fire breaks out in Chandigarh's PGI

CHANDIGARH:A major fire broke out on the top floor of a building of the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here in the wee hours of Monday, triggering panic among patients.

Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha unfurls nationakl flag at High Court permises

CHANDIGARH: The 71st “Republic Day” was celebrated in the premises of the Punjab and Haryana High Court with great zeal and gaiety. Mr. Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court unfurled the National Flag on this occasion.

Govt College for girls Sector 11 Chandigarh certifies as first 'Eat Right Campus'

CHANDIGARH: Post-Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh has been certified as first ‘Eat Right Campus” of Chandigarh. It is stated by the official of Health Department, Chandigarh Administration here on Tuesday. 

Rural Development Minister Bajwa sets up committee to frame policy to regularise services of Rural Health Pharmacists

CHANDIGARH:The Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has directed to set up a committee led by senior officers of the department to formulate a policy to regulate the services of pharmacists working under the panchayat department. This was decided during a meeting with representatives of the Rural Health Pharmacist Association, Punjab at Panchayat Minister's office here today, Seema Jain, Financial Commissioner, Rural Development and D.P.S Kharbanda Director Rural Development were also present in the meeting.

Power engineers remember Harbans Singh former PSEB Chairman

CHANDIGARH:All India Power Engineers Federation today remembers its founder-chairman Harbans Singh
on his 100th birth anniversary for his contribution to the Indian power sector.
He was the first power engineer in the country to head a state electricity board.

Climate change is natural cyclic process not man made—says Dr Ritesh Arya

CHANDIGARH: Present weather is blamed for climate warming but Dr Ritesh Arya, international renowned geologist thinks otherwise and says ‘climate change is natural cyclic process consisting of warming and cooling like day and night.’ He claimed that it was based on geological geo-morphological evidences collected from Ladakh and Himachal Himalayas including borewell data collected at different hydro-stratigraphic zones identified by him.  He further says that man causes polluting technology that creates pollution and increases level of CO2 but there is no scientific evidence to support that these cause warming.

Festival Secretariat of 11th PU Rose Festival inaugurated

CHANDIGARH:The Festival Secretariat of the 11th Panjab University Rose Festival to be held
from 7th-9th February 2020 was inaugurated today by Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar,
Panjab University at Single Window Enquiry, Near Post Office, Panjab University. Poster
of the Festival and brochure of Flower Competition was also unveiled by the Registrar.

Noted historian, scholar and writer, Prof Surjit Hans, passed away,Punjab CM mourns

CHANDIGARH: Noted historian, scholar and writer, Prof Surjit Hans, passed away this morning. He was 90 and was not keeping well for some time. Punjab  Sahit Akademi and Chandigarh Sahit Academy awardee, he authored more than 70 books. His book Mittti di dheri was much acclaimed. Among his major achievements was complete translation of complete works of Shakespeare into Punjabi, for which he was appreciated worldwide and honored in London.


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