Attorney General to be consulted on SYL, says Rajnath

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Union Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured a delegation of political leaders from Haryana that further action on the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal will be taken after seeking legal counsel from the Attorney General. 

An ode to womenhood with women Appreciation Awards 2017

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Women appreciation awards 2017 hosted by fairytales and beauty & the best in vivanta by Taj in the capital today unveiled success and motivation tales of women achievers and successful women entrepreneurs.

Kilogram clothing a new concept in chandigarh

Punjab News Express/ Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: In our school days we were taught different measurements for different commodities such as kilograms, meters, yards, liters, pieces, dozen etc. But now the weights and measurements have been changed. In a number of cases items which were sold in dozens are now being sold in kilograms.

Air pollution impacts children below five immensely, says WHO recent report

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: A recent report of the World Health Organization (WHO) poses a big challenge before the society and warns to fight the challenge of air pollution within a frame work. The report "Don't pollute my future," states that every year environment risks such as indoor-outdoor air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation take the lives of 1.7 million children below five years across the world.

A slum area in Chandigarh with no basic facilities

Punjab News Express/ Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: There is a place of union territory Chandigarh where RTE has not reached so far. For them Right to Education (RTE) like a bundle of raddis to sell for a few coins.

Hyatt Regency Chandigarh to host the prestigious "taste of britain"

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Hyatt Regency Chandigarh will host the Taste of Britain Curry Festival from March 17–26, 2017. The festival launch will witness the presence of delegates from the British High Commission, iconic British Curry Chefs, eminent journalists from Britain, and VIP guests.

Paradise children care centre writes success story

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana 
CHOWRI (HP): Sanjay and Kanchan of Paradise Children Care Centre, Chowri in district Chamba of Himachal Pradesh, are among the 53 children who are practising hard to fly high. What makes these children different from the others is the circumstances in which they are being grown up.

UT amends Chandigarh Victim Assistance Scheme-2012 to speed up assistance

Punjab News Express.Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has incorporate two amendments in the UT of Chandigarh Victim Assistance Scheme-2012 by issuing two notifications. The attempt of the Administration seems to speed up the disbursement of assistance to victims under various categories.

Press Club demands action against persons who threaten journalists

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The governing body of the Chandigarh Press Club has condemned misbehaviour with journalists by Jat protesters at Jasia village in Rohtak today.

Chandigarh government schools foot the electricity and water bills

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: The figures are telling lakh of rupees spent on rash of meetings and wastage of public funds on purchases thereafter. But the Chandigarh Administration has no fund to pay the electicity and water bills of government schools in the city. The city, at present, has 115 government schools with over 1.60 lakh student strength studying from Class Nursery to plus two.

Rajiv Thakur wins Free Tab in the first day of Rose Festival

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Rajiv Thakur S/o Naradhu Ram, resident of Sector-39 C, Chandigarh has been declared as the lucky winner of a brand new Tab for the 1st day at Chandigarh Rose Festival. The winner was announced by the Punjabi Singer-Garry Sandhu during his live performance on the stage.

From frypan into the fire--find themselves SSA volunteer teachers of Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Y.S.RANA
CHANDIGARH  : Those who played key role in bringing children of beggars and underprivileged sections of society to the classroom and contibuted their bit in the literacy percentage found themselves out of the frying pan into the fire. Forty-six SSA volunteers who were shown door in October last year after 14 years of service again rushed to the education department, Chandigarh to meet the senior officials. These volunteers had also worked at Rs 289 per month. 

Lucky winners to get Tabs & Laptop in Rose Festival, Chandigarh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Visitors would be able to get chance to win a lucky tab and laptop daily in the 3 days Rose festival organized by Chandigarh Tourism from 17-19th Feb at Rose Garden, Sector-16, Chandigarh. The event is supported by Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh as an education partner.

UT industry department holds valedictory function for small start ups

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Dr. Tapasya Raghav, IAS, Director of Industries, UT Chandigarh distributed certificates to 90 participants at the valedictory function of Entrepreneurship Development Programme sponsored by her Department and organised by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh.

Panjab University Rose Festival begins

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : The 8th Panjab University Rose Festival will start from 10.02.2017. Result of photography competition were declared today. The winning photographs will be put on display at the time of inauguration of Rose Festival on 10.02.2017 at 2:00 pm. The winners will be awarded at 6:30 pm on 10.02.2017 at Old Convocation Ground, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh school kids give 'Thank you' cards to Army personnel

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Army personnel were in for a surprise on Tuesday when students of Chandigarh-based schools handed over 'Thank you' cards to them for their selfless and gallant service to the nation.

Diary 2017 of Chandigarh admn. wides the divide between MP and IAS

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : Resentment is brewing among various departments of the Chandigarh Administration with distribution of Administration's diary 2017. The diary brought out by the UT Administration for 2017 makes an interesting though ironical contrast with the one last year. 

National Lok Adalat to be held on February 11 in Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Y.S Rana
CHANDIGARH-National Legal Services Authority under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, will be organizing National Lok Adalat on February 11 next in Chandigarh under guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron-in-Chief, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh and Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Jeyapaul, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Administrative Judge, Chandigarh Sessions Division. 

Chandigarh education department fairest to fair sex

Punjab News Express/Y. S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : Teachers form the third largest workforce among white-collared employees. While gender inequalities prevail in the Administration, a point to reflect is that Chandigarh seems to be fairest to fair sex in one matter if the data of female teachers in government schools is of any indication. Female constitutes 45 per cent of total city’s population, has 82 per cent teachers in Chandigarh government schools. Fair sex fairs well at primary and upper levels in education across the country. 

Workshop on "Chandigarh Urban Observatory" starts at PU

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: A two-day workshop on "Chandigarh Urban Observatory" was inaugurated this morning by a high-level panel comprising Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University (PU), Shri Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary UT, Dr. Manoj Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology, Mr. David Lelliott, British Dy. High Commissioner, Dr. Javed Agrewala, Director IMTECH and Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Director, Chitkara University delivered special addresses.