Monday, May 16, 2022


1644 cases disposed off in the National Lok Adalat

CHANDIGARH: Total 1644 cases were disposed off in the National Lok Adalat held here on Saturday by the benches of serving Judicial Officers constituted in New District Courts Complex, Sector 43, Chandigarh.

Dhanas and Maloya villages hold candle to any developed sector of Chandigarh soon

CHANDIGARH: Going by the precept that ‘India’ can shine only if ‘Bharat’ does, the Chandigarh Administration has resolved to make its villages—Dhanas and Maloya—hold a candle to any developed sector of the city.Out to make its villages wear an urbane look, the Administration decided to equip them with modern basic facilities and improve the quality of life of its rural poor. These two villages were taken up for development in the first phase.

4th Kitaban Da Langar-Books Donation Drive held at Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Celebrating 161st anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the 4th Kitaban Da Langar-books donation drive was organized by Yuvsatta-NGO in collaboration with State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh at Government Girls Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 18C, Chandigarh.

4th Khelo India Youth Games launched in Panchkula

CHANDIGARH: The countdown for the 4th Khelo India Youth Games began on a high note, with the unveiling of its logo, mascot, jersey and anthem at a spectacular launch ceremony in Panchkula on Saturday.

Digital Media Association condemn murderous attack on journalist Alok Verma

CHANDIGARH: The Digital Media Association today strongly condemned murderous attack on Amar Ujan reporter Alok Verma at Zirakpur.

Chandigarh Press Club condemned brutal attack on Amar Ujala reporter Alok Verma

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the brutal attack on its member Alok Verma, who works in Amar Ujala newspaper.

Govt directive to Punjab,Haryana to import coal to dent utility finances

CHANDIGARH: The Union Power Ministry has advised Punjab,Haryana, and other state utilities to import coal as Coal India was unable to meet the growing demand. The power ministry has suggested that Punjab and Haryana may import 6 lakh tonnes and 9 lakh tonnes of coal respectively.

Aus keen to forge pact with Punjab in agriculture , skill development

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to give fillip to bilateral trade, Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on Wednesday evinced keen interest to forge collaboration especially in the field of agriculture and skill development with Punjab on the pattern of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Punjab procures 93 lakh tons wheat, 25% decline against 2021

CHANDIGARH: Punjab has procured over 93 lakh tons of wheat in the ongoing rabi marketing season, a decline of 25 per cent compared with 125 lakh tons in 2021, officials said on Tuesday.

Annual function at GMSSS 27 held

CHANDIGARH: GMSSS 27 organized its annual function to honour the achievers of academic session 2021-22 here on Monday.

Punjab okays recruitment to 26,454 posts in govt departments

CHANDIGARH: In a major decision to provide gainful employment opportunities to the youth, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved recruitment to 26,454 posts in government departments.

Haryana authorities demolish Banjara Market

GURUGRAM: Following a direction given by the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the enforcement team of the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has demolished more than 260 illegal makeshift shops at the popular Banjara Market located in Sector 56, an official said on Tuesday.

Chandigarh MC imposes fine for illegal hoardings

CHANDIGARH: Continuing the efforts to eliminate unauthorised hoardings, banners and posters from the City of Chandigarh, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh removed more hoardings today and a penalty of 31294/- imposed against JAC as per the violation of Advertisement Control Order 1954.

Wearing mask made compulsory in Chandigarh, fine Rs.500

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administration has made wearing masks compulsory at public places and violation of order will attract a fine of Rs.500.

In record, Punjab makes payments of Rs 13K cr for wheat procurement

CHANDIGARH: In a record, the Punjab Government said it cleared payments of Rs 13,000 crore of farmers for procurement of wheat till Monday, state Food and Civil Supplies Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak said.

Gurugram sees spike in positivity rate

CHANDIGARH: Some districts in Haryana, especially Gurugram, have seen a spike in the Covid-19 positivity rate, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal said on Monday. He added that strategies are being formulated for declaring micro containment zones along with increasing the Covid testing capacity per day.

Security beefed up close to high-security Burail jail in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Security was beefed up in Chandigarh on Saturday evening after suspicious material was found close to the high-security Burail Model Jail, close to border in Punjab's Mohali town.

Chandigarh population explodes over 20 lakh, residents to suffer

CHANDIGARH: Small in size but big at heart does not seem to hold true for City Beautiful any more whose ‘Open Hand’ symbol symbolizes the spirit of giving it to others. Sand-witched between Punjab and Haryana, the city has left with little scope for horizontal expansion.

CEO Chandigarh Smart City receives ISAC award 2020 in Best UT award category

CHANDIGARH: Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, CEO Chandigarh Smart City Ltd. received India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) 2020 in the Best UT from Sh. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs(MoHUA), Govt. of India a function Smart City Award Ceremony today at Surat.

AAP Suspends Party Workers Protesting Outside Cabinet Minister Baljit Kaur’s residence

CHANDIGARH: Aam Admi Took Serious Action against party workers who were protesting Outside Cabinet Minister Baljit Kaur’s residence in Malout

SLSA Chandigarh facilitates visit of students of slum colony, Sector 25 to Punjab and Haryana High Court

CHANDIGARH: -Under the dynamic guidance of Mr. Justice Ravi Shankar Jha, Chief Justice ,Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron in Chief, State Legal Services Authority, UT Chandigarh, Ms. Justice Ritu Bahri, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum- Executive Chairperson of State Legal Services Authority, (SLSA), Chandigarh facilitated visit of 13 students living in Slum Colony, Sector-25, Chandigarh.

Hooda demands relief for wheat crop loss in fire

CHADNIGARH: Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday expressed concern over the statewide incidents of fire in wheat crop. He demanded a compensation of at least Rs 25,000 per acre for the crops destroyed by the fire.

Haryana faces power cuts - Adani & Tata stops 1800 MW supply

CHANDIGARH: Haryana is facing a power crisis with the start of the summer season for its over-dependence on the private sector.Adani Power and Coastal Gujarat Power(CGPL) is not supplying committed power as per the power purchase agreements for the last 7 to 8 months.

Four-year-old brain dead saves three lives

CHANDIGARH: Doctors at the PGIMER have harvested organs from a brain dead four-year-old boy from Punjab who gave a fresh lease of life to three terminally-ill organ failure patients.

Long power cuts during early summer in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: The paddy season is yet two months away, but long power cuts of different durations at the start of the summer season have made life difficult for people in Haryana.

PGI-Chandigarh gets World Psychiatric Association centre

CHANDIGARH: With one out of every 10 people has a mental disorder and over 70 per cent of them are not being treated, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research's (PGI) Department of Psychiatry will work in public mental health with World Psychiatric Association (WPA) as its collaborating centre, the second in India, said department's head Debasish Basu on Tuesday.

Delhi BJP leader booked for sharing 'doctored' Kejriwal clip

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police have registered an FIR against a Delhi BJP leader for allegedly sharing on his Twitter handle a "doctored video clip" of Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal.

Chandigarh faces 40 degrees of frustration and heat

CHANDIGARH: Did seem like one had entered a blast furnace as soon as you stepped out of the house on Friday? Hall the Chandigarh summer. The mercury on Friday shot up to a dizzying 39.6 degree celcius, the maximum temperature recorded in Chandigarh, making it the hottest day of April so far. The temperature was seven degrees above normal in the city.

Chandigarh Press Club condemns Madhya Pradesh Police for torture of journalists, civil society members

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Press Club condemns the unlawful action of the Madhya Pradesh Police, who arrested, stripped and humiliated a local journalist, theater artistes and other members of the civil society.

A phenomenal increase in power theft in 12 PSPCL divisions

CHANDIGARH: In the run to the Punjab elections, there has been a phenomenal increase in power theft last year in the notorious theft- prone 12 divisions of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and PSPCL is losing Rs 1,200 crore every year in the state’s politically sensitive areas.

Immigiration firm's licence suspended for 30 days

MOHALI: The operation licence of another immigiration consultancy firm in mohali has been suspended for 30 days.

Vivek Sheel Soni is new Mohali SSP

MOHALI: The punjab government posted Vivek Sheel Soni as the new senior superintendent of police(SSP) of Mohali

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain"-2022 Haryana gives full support–  Sh. Manohar Lal

CHANDIGARH:Till March 1, 2022, the state of Haryana has completed renovation work of
89,918 water bodies including 49,136 construction/maintenance of woater conservation
RWH structures, 8623renovation of traditional water bodies, 25,921 re-use and
construction/maintenance of recharge structure and 6238 water shed development works
as well as plantation of about 1.42 crore tress has been done. It is revealed in a letter
written to the government of Haryana by the union minister.

Lakhs of power sector employees protest against privatization -AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: Lakhs of power sector employees staged a nationwide protest and work boycott on Monday against the privatization policies of the central government ,,which are against the interest of the consumers and employees. said V K Gupta a spokesperson of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) .

Clean sweep by Duggal-Nagarkoti-Sharma panel in Press Club polls

CHANDIGARH: Defeating Nalin Acharya of Him Prabha by a margin of 38 votes, independent journalist Saurabh Duggal on Sunday became the new president of the Chandigarh Press Club at the annual elections held here. The remaining eight positions were won by members of the Duggal-Nagarkoti-Sharma panel.

Shah opens Integrated Command and Control Centre in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday inaugurated several projects, including the state-of-the-art Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), in the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.

NSKFDC organises loan mela & awareness camp; Rs.1.87 Crore loan/saction letters distributed to 174 beneficiaries

CHANDIGARH:National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC) has organised a loan mela and awareness camp at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Sector-26, Chandigarh for the schemes of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

Haryana to hold Latin American, Caribbean regions summit

CHANDIGARH:The Foreign Cooperation Department of the Haryana government will be organising the Haryana-Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regions Meet on Sunday at the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela.

SLSA organizes mega legal services empowerment camp in Faida Nizampur village.

CHANDIGARH: Under the directions of Ms. Justice Ritu Bahri, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court -cum Chairperson SLSA, District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh organized Mega Legal Services Empowerment Camp in village Faida Nizampur here on Friday. In December last a door to door survey was conducted by DLSA and students of Panjab University, Chandigarhigarh.

CPC elections: Duggal and Nagarkoti contesting for president and Sect Gen

CHANDIGARH: Saurabh Duggal and Rajinder S Nagarkoti are pitted against each other for the coveted posts of president and secretary general in the annual general elections of the Chandigarh Press Club scheduled for March 27.