Thursday, December 03, 2020


Attack on TV reporter,: Journalists to Protest outside Punjab CM residence, SAD(D) condemn assault

CHANDIGARH: Journalists would on Thursday hold protest outside residence of Punjab Chief Minister against brutal attack on a TV journalist Satender Chauhan during the protest by Youth Congress workers near the Haryana CM house today. The March will start from Punjab Bhawan at 12'o clock.

Privatisation of electricity in Chandigarh stayed by HC

CHANDIGARH: The privitisation of electricity of Chandigarh electricity wing 
has been stayed by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Museum of tress - New enviromenttal landmark of Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The Governor Punjab and Administrator, Chandigarh, Mr VP Singh Badnore today inaugurated the Museum of Trees - a unique environmental project for conservation of sacred trees of Sikhism after which many Sikh Gurudwaras are name

UT powermen march protest against privatization

CHANDIGARH:The electricity employees of UT Chandigarh under the banner of
UT Powermen union held a massive demonstration and a march towards governor house
against the privatisation of UT Electricity Department.

AIPEF demands withdrawal of power privatisation process in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has demanded that the tender notice for privatisation of Chandigarh electricity wing should be withdrawn

Hope of dream house for UT employees turns to despair again.

CHANDIGARH: Hope turned into despair for hundreds of Chandigarh Administration employees those have been dreaming to have a roof on their head for the past ten years because of bureaucratic red tape and housing board set high targets. . In a recent meeting held on November 17 with the Adviser to the UT Administrator, the Employees Housing Welfare Federation has rejected the proposal and decided to submit their side before the court in the next hearing.

Hope of dream house for UT employees turns to despair again

CHANDIGARH:Hope turned into despair for hundreds of Chandigarh Administration employees
those have been dreaming to have a roof on their head for the past ten years because of
bureaucratic red tape and housing board set high targets. . In a recent meeting held on November
17 with the Adviser to the UT Administrator, the Employees Housing Welfare Federation has
rejected the proposal and decided to submit their side before the court in the next hearing.

Chandigarh philanthropist donates Rs 50 lakh for poor patients

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh-based philanthropist Sushma Das on Wednesday donated Rs 50 lakh for the Poor Patient Welfare Fund of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI).

10 Chandigarh NSS volunteers picked up for pre-Republic Day Parade camp

CHANDIGARH:Ten NSS volunteers (five grils and five boys)—Smriti Godra; Harsimran Kaur; Latika
Bhardway; Aditi; Swahalia; Rajinder Singh; Sagar Rai; Joseph; Abhishekh and Mustaq Ali—have been
selected from Chandigarh to attend the pre-Republic Day parade camp to be held in New Delhi.

Power engineers to protest against privatisation - AIPEF

CHANDIGARH:Power engineers across the country including Punjab, Haryana and J & K will protest on November 26 against the privatisation policies of the central government said V K Gupta spokesperson
All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF).
The AIPEF is demanding to scrap of electricity
(Amendment) Bill, 2020 and standard bidding document (SBD) for the privatisation of electricity.

Glory of Skoch award winner

CHANDIGARH:His fierce passion and undiluted enthusiasm during the break of COVID-19 in
Chandigarh has been recognized not less than SKOCH Awards.

Aditya Chauhan, Radhika Vasudeva and Shriya Singh into quarters

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association is organizing HPCL-CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-3) Tennis Tournament for Boy’s & Girl’s under-16 from 16th to 18th November, 2020.

Cracker-less Diwali leads to less burn injuries in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Just nine burn cases were reported in Chandigarh on Diwali night against 104 in the festival the previous year, said the Chandigarh administration on Monday.

Chandigarh says no to crackers, sees AQI at 140

CHANDIGARH: With Chandigarh saying no to crackers, the city on Sunday saw AQI at 140 against 341 on last Diwali, officials said.

Begging is a crime but who cares

CHANDIGARH: If begging is a common crime, it also is the least punishable. Laws do exist in this regard but these laws often get flouted with impunity and the beggary has now criminalized. One can spot beggars in almost every nook and cranny despite several government drives to eliminate begging.

Massive demonstration of UT power men against privatization

CHANDIGARH:  The electricity employees of UT Chandigarh  held a massive Dharna  and demonstration against the privatization of  UT Electricity Department  before the office of Executive Engineer- cum- Nodal Officer.

Fortis and Aryans organized a Webinar on "Diabetes- Prevention & Management"

MOHALI: With the objectives of raising awareness about  different kinds  of diabetes & to prevent & manage them Aryans College of Pharmacy and Aryans Institute of Nursing, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh in association with Fortis Hospital, Mohali organized a webinar on “World Diabetes Day”. Dr. Sachin Mittal, Consultant- Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital interacted with the students of Engineering, Law, Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, B.Ed, Agriculture etc of Aryans. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the webinar.

Sanjay Srivastava appointed as Chairman BBMB

CHANDIGARH:Sanjay Srivastava Chief Engineer Central Electricity Authority (CEA)
has been appointed as Chairman Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).

Ram Rahim got 'secret' parole for a day in October

CHANDIGARH: The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana on October 24, granted a day's parole to controversial Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples and has been denied bail several times by the courts.

Akshay Sharma extends lead to a commanding five shots  

PANCHKULA:Local golfer Akshay Sharma emerged as the outright favourite for the title after extending his lead to a commanding five shots in round three of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.

Power engineers to launch agitation against privatisation on Nov 26

CHANDIGARH:Power engineers of the country along with employees will
launch agitation on November 26 against the central government move of
privatization electricity. 

Water from sewage treatment plants saves the Sukhna Lake

CHANDIGARH:A decade ago, the Chandigarh Administration had adopted three-pronged
strategy –containing overgrowth of weeds; checking overpopulation of fish and banning
religious functions at the lake--to save the pristine beauty of Chandigarh—Sukhna Lake now
seems to have failed

Haryana bypoll: Voting begins for lone assembly seat

CHANDIGARH: Polling began on Tuesday for the lone assembly seat in the BJP-ruled Haryana where the main contest was between the ruling and the opposition Congress.

Antibodies in 14.8% people in Haryana, finds sero survey

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said antibodies have been found in 14.8 per cent people in the second report of sero survey conducted in the state.

Former Punjab IPS officer Chander Kumar Sawhney passed away

CHANDIGARH:  Chander Kumar Sawhney, an illustrious Punjab cadre IPS officer of 1955 batch  passed away peacefully on 1st November 2020 at his residence in Chandigarh at the ripe  age of 90 years.

Punjab CM writes to Nadda over suspension of goods trains

CHANDIGARH:Expressing concern over the continued suspension of goods trains even after easing of the blockade by farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday wrote an open letter to BJP national president J.P. Nadda, calling for "collective will and statesmanship to resolve the festering imbroglio that could have dangerous consequences not just for the state but the entire nation".

No justification for privatizing power in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: There is no justification for privatizing power in Chandigarh  as this is  a profit-making utility with very low transmission and commercial losses said Shalindra Dubey Chairman All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF.) while  addressing a rally of the employees of the Chandigarh electricity department on Thursday.

Powercom engineers criticise move to transfer thermal plant land

CHANDIGARH:PSEB Engineers Association criticised the move of PSPCL management and Punjab Government to transfer the land of Bathinda thermal valuing 4000 crores at Rupee 1to Private Players for 99 years lease to fill up the coffers of few private players in the name of a proposed pharmaceutical park.

Paramjeet Singh appointed Director (Generation )PSPCL

CHANDIGARH:Paramjeet Singh retired engineer -in -chief PSPCL has been appointed
Director (Generation ) for a period of three years.

Hartek power bags key UT electricity department order to lay underground cables in four sectors

CHANDIGARH: Marking its entry as a key player in the power infrastructure space in Chandigarh, Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies with expertise in executing high-voltage turnkey substations and smart grid projects, has bagged a prestigious order from the UT Electricity Department for laying underground electricity cables and heavy-duty electricity wiring in Sectors 7, 9, 11 and 26.

AIPEF condemns the victimisation and suspension of office bearers

CHANDIGARH:All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has condemned the suspension of office bearers and has urged the chief minister Haryana that suspension orders of K D Bansal SE & Chairman Northern India Power Engineers Federation (NIPEF) must be withdrawn.

More needs to be done: Akali Dal on farm Bills

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Tuesday that the Congress government in Punjab took up the farm Bills after farmers' ultimatum, but a lot more needs to be done to secure the future of Punjab farmers even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to ensure the Centre gave them their due.

M&M hands over 500 face shields for corona Warriors

CHANDIGARH:In a generous gesture, Mahindra & Mahindra today handed over specially designed 500 face shields for Corona Warriors to Principal Secreatary, Medical Education and Research Departmen, Mr. DK Tewari.

Akali Dal protest denial of access to proposed Bill

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday evening registered a formal protest for non-supply of a proposed legislation set to be introduced in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday to members with Speaker Rana K.P. Singh, besides asking him to take action against those responsible for not allowing its members to interact with the media.

92 Nirankari devotees including 17 females devotees donated blood

MOHALI: With the blessings of Satguru Mata Sudiksha ji Maharaj, Sant Nirankari charitable Foundation of Sant Nirankari Mission organised 20th blood donation camp of Chandigarh zone at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan , phase 6, Mohali.  In which 92 Nirankari devotees including 17 females devotees donated blood. Today when entire world is suffering from COVID pandemic, Nirankari devotees are serving the mankind with blood donation and spreading the message of Satguru Mata Sudiksha ji Maharaj that entire humanity in this world is ours and it is our duty to serve them.

NFL distributes Cotton Plucking Machines to Farmers in Haryana

CHANDIGARH--National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) distributed 95 cotton plucking machines free of cost to the farmers under its Corporate Social Responsibility.

Stop lying on pollution in Delhi, Amarinder tells Kejriwal

CHANDIGARH: Welcoming the latest data on the link between Delhi's pollution and stubble burning as vindication of his government's stand on the issue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday asked Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to "stop lying to divert attention from his own failure to protect the national capital's environment".

Former PU student leader Gurlal Brar shot dead in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A day after murder of a youth in Zirakpur two days back, another youth, a former student leader of Panjab University Chandigarh was shot dead today by unidentified miscreants.

SBD is not to reform the power sector but to privatize - AIPEF 

CHANDIGARH: The intention of the Ministry of Power in rushing through Standard BidDocuments (SBD)  is not to reform the power sector but to thurst privatization of the power sector across the country,

Book chronicling life & philosophy of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur released

CHANDIGARH:Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was the founder of first Sikh Kingdom who took up cudgels against the tyranny of the then Mughal empire and paved the way for a rule based on people’s welfare. He also ensured that the cultivators get the ownership rights of the land they cultivate. These views were expressed here today by the MLA Khanna Gurkirat Singh Kotli who was the Chief Guest on the occasion of releasing a book chronicling the life and philosophy of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.