Friday, June 05, 2020


National Webinar on Entrepreneurship Development concludes

CHANDIGARH:Two-day national webinar on entrepreneurship development
is concluded here on Thursday. It was organized by MCM DAV College for
Women, Sector 36 Chandigarh in collaboration with Entrepreneurship
Development Cell (EDC) of Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship
Development (RCED) and Tech Mahindra Foundation’s SMART-T Centre,

Heavy rain, hail storms hit Chandigarh.

Chandigarh schools barred from hiking fee

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh administration, here on Wednesday, asked schools in the city not to increase fees for this academic session. The order was issued by Advisor Manoj Parida under the Disaster Management Act.

PSPCL’s financial survival hinges upon subsidy payment

CHANDIGARH:The financial survival of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) hinges upon on the payment of complete subsidy by Punjab Government.
The power subsidy bill payable by Punjab Government to Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (PSPCL) Is ₹16,400 crore which is more than half of its annual revenue requirements of Rs 31000 crore approved by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC).

35 journalists from Chandigarh region lose jobs

CHANDIGARH: As many as 35 journalists from various publications in Chandigarh region have lost their jobs in one month. Even some of them who are not directly on rolls of the organizations, either working full time as a retainers or their contracts happens to end during the layoffs period, haven't even got any severance package.

Researchers find a new possibility to improve rice productivity

CHANDIGARH: In a new study, researchers from the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack and University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity.

Bring positivity through creativity to deal with Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: The outbreak of the COVID-19 disease has posed great challenges to   people’s daily lives and will have far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease. At the same time, crisis is also a strong driver of bringing positivity through creativity and innovation. Indeed, if examined closely, one can already observe abundant creativity and innovation emerging at the national, institutional, organizational, and individual levels within the countries affected by COVID-19.

Five initiatives launched on International Day of Biodiversity

CHANDIGARH: In a virtual celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, mR Prakash Javadekar launched five key initiatives towards conservation of biodiversity in Delhi on Friday .

Balancing Bio-diversity to defeat novel virus--says noted naturalist Dr. P.C Sharma

CHANDIGARH: Man must rise above the earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond for only then he will fully understand the world in which he lives and true wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us quoted renowned naturalist Dr. P.C Sharma from the ancient philosophy of Socrates which acquires deeper meaning today.

11 more cases from Chandigarh's Bapu Dham Colony

CHANDIGARH:Eleven more corona cases were reported from the city epicentre Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26 on Thursday, taking the city count to 216.

Special Care and Nourishment Centre set up in Bapu Dham Colony of Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: As city navigates these unprecedented times, many wondering how to fight COVID 19 and minimize transmission of the Corona virus. Some thought that nutritious diet can boost immunity system and it is the best way to defeat the pandemic.  Working on this, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to set up a Special Care and Nourishment Centre in two government schools falls in the proximity of Bapu Dham Colony which is the hot bed of COVID 19. All arrangements have been completed and the centre would start from May 20.

After hiatus of 4 days, 5 corona cases in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:After a hiatus of four days, five coronavirus cases in two families were reported in the city on Monday, spiking the total cases to 196.

‘Padhna Likhna Abhiyan’ launches by the MHRD

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to give boost to adult education and eradicate illiteracy from the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a scheme—Padhna Likhna Abhiyan. Under the ahhiyan students will be engaged and encouraged to teach illiterate elderly people of their respective areas. ‘Padhna Likhna Abhiyan’ is rolled out to replace ‘Saakshar Bharat.’

Chandigarh Press Club criticises the Delhi Police action

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Press Club has criticised the Delhi Police for threatening Indian Express’ Delhi-based journalist Mahender Singh Manral with criminal prosecution if he doesn’t join a probe and subsequently creating pressure on the journalist to disclose the sources of the news is highly condemnable and is against the ethics of the independent journalism.

Suresh kumar advocated change in rules of Bussiness to ensure goverment activity is not stalled

4-month-old among 11 new Covid patients in Chandigarh

Distribution of Groceries the needy continues by NSS volunteers

Chandigarh Press Club starts community kitchen for needy persons

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has started a community kitchen for the needy from today, for the next two weeks.   The club has prepared dinner for 800 people on Tuesday and the menu was Veg-Baryani and aloo-nutri.

COVID 19 unsung warriors—Chandigarh NSS volunteers

CHANDIGARH: A hero does not have to wear a cap or ride on a stallion. The people who inspire us can come from so many different walks of life. COVID 19 has brought forth many hidden heroes from different walks of life. Some wages war in pandemic battlefield, some continue their fight while at home in one way or the other. There is a force of NSS volunteers in Chandigarh that has been working tirelessly for poor away from media attention since day one COVID 19.

Flypast over Chandigarh's rain-fed Sukhna lake

CHANDIGARH:Expressing gratitude to the frontline COVID-19 warriors, flypasts by the Indian Air Force over Chandigarh's rain-fed famed Sukhna Lake was exhibited on Sunday.

Curfew lifted in Chandigarh, Shops, Liquor vends to open from May 4

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration has decided to lift curfew from may 4 and open all shops and liquor vends from 7 AM to 7 PM. The shops will be allowed to open on odd and even basis turn by turn.

Vocational training only option to employ rural youths: Paramjit Singh

CHANDIGARH: The Regional Centre for Entrepreneur Development (RCED), Chandigarh, picks up especially rural youths for vocational training and enable them to get jobs. In the past training programmes in rural India has never been an easy task, said Mr Paramjit Singh, Director-Principal, RCED and rural youths were not inclined to undertake vocational training for employment. But in the present days, employers preferred to employ skilled people and we not only engage with these unemployed youths but also providing them direction and focus of successful life, says Mr Singh.

14 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Chandigarh, tally rises to 88

CHANDIGARH:With 14 more people being confirmed positive for coronavirus on Friday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh rose to 88, a health official said.

8 more test positive in Chandigarh; total cases 67

CHANDIGARH:Eight more people were tested positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh on Wednesday, taking the total cases to 67.

No short-term effects of leprosy drug on corona patients: PGI

CHANDIGARH:The prestigious PGI hospital said here on Sunday in the pre-study phase it has assessed safety of Mw, the drug used to treat leprosy, in four patients with COVID-19 and found no short-term adverse effects.

Chandigarh Police's trapper for uncooperative corona patients

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Police have developed a unique innovation -- an iron device -- to trap 'uncooperative' coronavirus patients and lockdown violators.

Kitchen gardening interest arises from a visceral understanding of the truth

CHANDIGARH: A microscopic virus has done what the government could not do so. People during the pandemic crisis start realizing to connect themselves with their roots. While supply of vegetables is a concern for some who have been maintaining kitchen gardens have a sense of relief with availability of vegetables on their rooftop or backyard.

Allow retired defence personnel to return home: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to grant special permission to defence personnel who have retired from service to return to their home states amid the countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 strengthen our human bond-Says Bikram Rana

CHANDIGARH: “We exercise daily but in a different way,” said Mrs Harinder Kaur, Regional Director, NSS, Chandigarh , “but in a different way.” She further stated that her day started with distribution of “ration” in the bee hour to the needy of village Dhanas and adjoining colonies of Chandigarh. In this noble cause Mr Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer, NSS Cell, Chandigarh has been fully extending his supporting hand.  True, this virus is here to shake us up from our routine slumber and us a chance to peep deep into daily sufferings of people.

132 journalists screened in the Medical camp held at Chandigarh Press Club

CHANDIGARH: Keeping in view the health and safety of the journalists, especially at the time of COVID-19, the Chandigarh Press Club in association with Chandigarh Administration organised a Medical Screening Camp for the journalists at the Press Club premises on Thursday.

Medical screening of journalists on April 23

CHANDIGARH:As the journalists are exposed to the outer world and many of us are in the frontline at the time of COVID-19 while fulfilling our professional commitments, so keeping in view the health and safety of the journalists, the Chandigarh Press Club in association with Chandigarh Administration is organising a Medical Screening Camp for the journalists at the Press Club premises on April 23 (Thursday), from 10 a.m till 3 p.m.

DRDO lab developes 10,000 face shields for PGI, Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:The Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) here is developing 10,000 full face protective shields for examining infected COVID-19 patients for the PGI Hospital, an official said on Wednesday.

Current epidemic reminds us about world earth day ethics, says Dr P.C. Sharma

CHANDIGARH: As the world completes 50 years of ‘Earth Day’ celebrations on April 22 with commemorations planned for the day at global level.  But a section of people have raised questions about “what we are celebrating.” Commemorating a day’s foundation is not enough, reasons for celebration should have been protection of earth and Biodiversity that it nurtures, is the refrain-by not taking serious lessons from the past.

Digital Media Association condemn Police misbehavior with Chandigarh Journalist

CHANDIGARH: The Digital Media Association Punjab today strongly condemn misbehavior by a police official with Chandigarh based journalist Devinderpal.

RCED sets up tools to offer free online course to youth to enhance learning

CHANDIGARH: Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED ) has set its tools to offer free online courses to help the youth enhance their learning during the lockdown period. Our team of dedicated trainers is already running live sessions of Tally, Office Administration and BPO courses. We are planning to launch online English speaking classes with the objective of helping the learner master communication skills in the comfort of his/her home.

Animal campaigners call on WHO for global ban of wildlife markets to save human lives

CHANDIGARH: Over 200 organizations from across the world, including World Animal Protection, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society International, Born Free and Wild Aid, have issued a letter urging the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Health Day (April 7) to endorse a permanent ban on live wildlife markets and the use of wildlife in traditional medicine.

Struggling to control Covid 19, India is among 11 most malaria affected countries

CHANDIGARH: India is among the 11 most malaria-affected countries in the world and the country and it has seen nearly 4,30,000 cases in 2018 now is fighting COVID-19 pandemic. On the other, the country will receive monsoon above normal predicted by the weather forecast.

COVID-19 is the best time to connect people with their roots

CHANDIGARH: While these days everyone is in isolation across the world, Dr P.C Sharma an eminent museologist-cum-environmentalist, has an answer to cope with boredom and a few countries have taken steps in this direction. Rightly stuck at home when local galleries and museums  are closed, virtual tours are the best time to connect present Gen-X with its  root, feels Dr P. C Sharma. COVID-19 can have many issues beyond adequate food and supply. As for entertainment, it also probably means one is in for more of boredom, a lot of browsing the internet. But there is a way out to get a chance to browse through the incredible and rich ancient heritage of India.

COVID-19 delivers the blow both migrants and stray dogs.

CHANDIGARH: The big bang COVID-19 has also turned stray dogs as ‘migrants.’ States network of open borders has been hit hard by the exodus of migrant workers who have swarmed the city but also has succeeded in instilling a sense of insecurity among the stray dogs. With lockdowns being imposed across Chandigarh, Good Samaritans who feed stray dogs face an unusual challenge. In absence of human around their vicinity stray dogs have started their ‘migration’ to some other habitat where these could get eatables.

DCFA Paramjit Singh retires after 38 years of excellent service in Punjab PR Dept

CHANDIGARH: State Accounts Services (SAS) cadre senior officer Mr. Paramjit Singh, Deputy Controller Finance and Accounts (DCFA) of Information and Public Relations Department today retired after 38 years of excellent services.