Chandigarh

Legal Services Authority brings improvement in working of legal authorities in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Devolve of certain legal powers to the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has brought effectiveness and improvement in the working of the legal authorities in Chandigarh, says Mahavir Singh, member secretary, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh.

Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham flight to restore from Aug 15

CHANDIGARH:  Union Minister Som Parkash on Thursday hailed the restoration of tri-weekly Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham Air India flight after Pakistan opened its airspace for civilian planes.

Kathua case: HC to hear death plea on Thursday

CHANDIGARH: Sensing the gravity of the matter, the Punjab and Haryana High Court here on Wednesday decided to hear on Thursday the Kathua rape victim father's plea seeking death penalty for the heinous act and murder of his eight-year-old daughter in Jammu and Kashmir last year.

Jal Shakti Avhiyan scheme to conserve water launched in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a flagship scheme of Government of India to conserve water, has been launched in Chandigarh. As a part of the scheme Eco-club Day was celebrated in 114 government and private schools of Chandigarh here on Monday. The theme of the celebration was water conservation and tree plantation. More than 20,000 students from all schools took part in various activities.

Sidhu sends resignation to CM Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:  Ending suspense, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said he sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

RTE out of reach for the poor children in modern city of Chandigarh

CHANDIARH: When Monsoon in Chandigarh has its own flavor and romance for many that touches all our senses but for Jinterder it is a test for his dream house a “Jhugi.” All huddled on the cot thinking about the future of his four children. After nine years of its implementation, it is time to analyse if the RTE Act has managed to achieve its goal. It legally makes the Administration responsible to ensure elementary education to children between six and 14 years free and compulsory education. There is also a provision to provide 25 per cent reservation for students of weaker section in private schools.

JJP leader gets notice for remark on Sapna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH:  The Haryana State Women Commission has issued a notice to Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Chautala for his alleged indecent remarks on dancer-singer Sapna Chaudhary who recently joined the BJP.

Chandigarh admin constitutes Social Security Board for unorganised workers

CHANDIGARH: Unorganized workers of Chandigarh were in for a windfall with the constitution of Social Security Board for unorganized workers by the Chandigarh Administration in finally in August last.  Though the board has been constituted almost a year ago yet it is still non-functional and the Board’s provisions do not translate into tangible benefits for workers.

Punjab CM reviews power scenario in Sidhu's absence

CHANDIGARH:As his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is yet to take charge of his new Power portfolio, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took crucial decisions relating to electricity shortage that was mainly affecting sowing of paddy in the state.

Haryana school students start sit-ups to sharpen brain

CHANDIGARH: A government school in Haryana on Monday started a brain-teaser exercise on a pilot basis at the morning prayer session in which the students will do 14 sit-ups everyday.

51 donate blood at Chandigarh Press Club

CHANDIGARH: A blood donation camp was organised as part of the 15-day long celebrations of 40th anniversary of Chandigarh Press Club at club premises in Sector 27 here today.

NCC, NYKS volunteers to be part of Jal Shakti Abhiyan

CHANDIGARH: NSS, NCC and NYKS volunteers are set to play crucial role in the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) which was launched on July 1 last. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GOI, New Delhi has sent letters to the all Regional Directors of NSS, NCC and NYKS for involvement of volunteers in JSA focused on water conservation. A letter to this effect was received in the office of Chandigarh NSS Cell along with a concept note.

Media body condemns Chandigarh police for using water cannons on press photographers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Chandigarh Journalist Union has condemned the Chandigarh police for the concious action of using water cannons on the Journalists and Photo Journalists.

Climate change likely to pay havoc with people's lives

CHANDIGARH: Climate change is likely to make rainfall erratic,  lead to rising sea’s water and make extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods and heat wave as the currently sweeping large parts of India shows—frequent, according to the latest report of the United Nations body to assess climate science, the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).  

Deol appoints 'aide' to represent him in constituency

CHANDIGARH:  Sunny Deol, actor and first-time Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur in Punjab, has triggered a 'row' by appointing screenwriter Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his 'aide' to co-ordinate with government functionaries on his behalf. The decision has not gone well with the BJP.

Five of a family killed in Haryana accident

CHANDIGARH: Five members of a family were killed in an accident between a car and a truck in Haryana's Sirsa district, the police said on Monday.

Three NSS volunteers nominated Under the International Youth Exchange Programme-2019

CHANDIGARH: Three NSS volunteers have been nominated by the Chandigarh NSS Cell under the International Youth Exchange Programme-2019. They are Nikita Bharti of MCM, DAV College-36; Shyam Lal of Panjab University, Chandigarh and Mohd. Amzad of Post-Graduate Government College-11.

Flat numbering in Sector 48 is recipe for confusion

CHANDIGARH: There are a number of confusing puzzles surrounding us. Some of which are solved more easily than the others. The big one of course is, allotment of same number to two flats in a big has become a recipe for confusion. The cooperative housing societies’ flats in Sector 48-A and B have been allotted same number to two flats.  This goof-up of the authority not only bring much frustration to the residents but also confusion for them.

Digilocker to help citizens to access their documents anytime, anywhere: Seema Jain

CHANDIGARH: To minimize the usage of physical documents and enable sharing of e-documents across government organizations, the Punjab Governance Reforms Department in collaboration with the National e-Governance Division under Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) organized one-day state level workshop on DigiLocker for the Heads of State Government Departments and Universities here at MGSIPA, Sector-26 on Monday.

PMs Jan Arogya Yojana changes lives of disabled in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Hope has replaced despair in their lives. The disabled of yesterday have become enabled today, and, what was a liability on the family has been turned into an asset. Their emotions, numbed by their misery have begun to feel the surge. And more importantly, they are no more on the sidelines of health care. And the agent that has brought about this change in the lives of the poor is Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

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