Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Chandigarh extends curfew till May 25

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration on Monday decided to extend the curfew in the city till May 25 morning to further contain the coronavirus.

Charitable centres ease Covid pressure in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A total of 67 patients are being treated in mini-Covid-19 care centres set up by charitable organizations in Chandigarh that help government hospitals ease pressure, a senior official said on Saturday.

Empowering slum kids through open-air classroom

CHANDIGARH: A school set up in open street corner in Jallandhar provides regular education to children of daily wagers and labourers living in near by slum areas. Their families reside in small hamlets/shanties, cut off from the city’s towering infrastructure.

45+ to get priority in vaccine: Chandigarh Advisor

CHANDIGARH: Covid-19 vaccination in Chandigarh for 18 years is being rolled out gradually but the priority is for those who are above 45 waiting for the second dose, officials said on Thursday.

Chandigarh extends curfew by another week

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the continuous spike in Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, the Union Territory administration on Monday decided to extend the week-old curfew by another week.

Weekend curfew imposed in Chandigarh rom May 8 morning

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administration has imposed weekend curfew in the city to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Sikh charity to set up 100-bed Covid hospital in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Sikh charity Sri Guru Granth Sahib Society will urgently set up a 100-bed Covid Care Centre with an oxygen facility at the PGI Hospital's Infosys Sarai, Chandigarh Adviser Manoj Parida said on Tuesday.

Chandigarh shops selling non-essential items to shut for week

CHANDIGARH: With a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Chandigarh administration on Monday decided to shut all shops selling non-essential items for a week from 5 p.m. on Tuesday till May 11 early morning.

Put on hold draft National Electricity Policy 2021- AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: Ministry of Power has issued the draft of major amendments proposed to be carried out in the National Electricity Policy 2021. The proposed changes would require extensive discussion and debate amongst power engineers and other stakeholders. All India Power Engineers Federation demands that the ill-timed draft amendment be put on hold and the time period for submission of comments be extended for a period of six months, said V K Gupta spokesperson AIPEF.

Eminent Geologist SB Bhatia FNA passed away

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Geology Emeritus Prof Dr SB Bhatia PhD
Imperial College London, FNA, died at the age of 91. A great teacher
and an eminent Geologist has gone. A huge loss to global geoscience
community. He founded Geology Department, Panjab University,
Chandigarh, in 1959 together with MR Sahni. He breathed his last on
Sunday morning at Panchkula in Haryana.

Oslo restaurateur contributes to ease Delhi's Oxygen crisis

CHANDIGARH: A Punjab-born restaurateur in Oslo has contributed his day's income of Rs 482,000 through international humanitarian relief organisation Khalsa Aid to ease Delhi's Oxygen emergency for coronavirus patients.

Bikram Rana-who enables Chandigarh NSS Cell mark its footprints at national level

CHANDIGARH:Life is like a play and it is not the length but how acted one that matters.
The adage seems to be just opted for Bikram Rana, SLO, Chandigarh NSS Cell, retired from
active government service on April 30 and someone else to take over the place. Growing up
in a remote area once called ‘Kala Paani’ did not let his vision crumble with his
determination. Moved to Chandigarh to prove his mettle, highly qualified he preferred
teaching as his profession, Joined Government College, Kalka. In 2008, the Chandigarh
Administration was looking for a man who can revive NSS Cell lying in ICU. He was found
suitable for his aptitude to work among youth. He joined Administration in 2008 as SLO,
Chandigarh NSS Cell.

Covid patient jumps to death from 4th floor of PGI Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A Covid-19 patient indentified as Vinod, resident of Panchkula today jumped from the fourth floor of the PGI Chandigarh.

Chandigarh admin gives exemption to some categories from night curfew

Corona curfew imposed in Chandigarh from 6 PM to 5 AM and weekend lockdown

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administrtion today imposed 'Corona Curfew' from 6 PM to 5 AM daily and weekend lockdown starting 5 AM on Saturday to 5 AM on Monday.

Chandigarh to appreciate those who got Covid-19 jab

CHANDIGARH: In a unique initiative to spread the message that the Covid-19 vaccine is must to break the chain of transmission, the Chandigarh administration on Wednesday announced to appreciate those who got the jab by pasting posters outside their houses.

Kirron Kher allocates money from MPLADS for ventilators in Chandigarh

 MUMBAI: Veteran actress and BJP MP Kirron Kher on Tuesday evening shared the news that she has allocated a sum of Rs 1 crore from Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for purchase of ventilators for Covid-19 patients by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.

Mass vaccination camps for power sector employees Power Ministry

CHANDIGARH: Ministry of Power has written to all the states and union territories that mass vaccination camps be organized for all the power sector employees on priority in coordination with utilities and state health department.

Chandigarh health dept fixes Covid-19 treatment rates for private hospitals

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Health Department has fixed Covid-19 treatment charges in private hospitals in the city.

18 deaths in tricity, admin considering lockdown to control virus

CHANDIGARH: During the 24 hours tricity, Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula has reported 18 deaths with Mohali registering highest 11 deaths. Chandigarh has registered five and Panchkula two deaths.

Exaggerated rhetoric wins a few headlines but do grage long-term damage

CHANDIGARH: Exaggerated rhetoric and scare tactics used by Rahul Gandhi in the recent
past may win a few headlines to help himself but do grave long term damage to the Congress.
His rhetoric of minorityism has whetted some appetite for power but the Congress dare not
translating it into reality. To soften up the public, he used to get his head down by making
refutable statements. The reason is that making such statements what opposition leaders do to
those they regard as political primitives, they would not have time to think if the compliment
were returned.

Covid-19 vaccination camp organized at Municipal Bhawan

CHANDIGARH: With a aim to cover maximum number of front line workers, Covid-19 vaccination camp today organized at Municipal Bhawan at Sector-35, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh cancels weekend lockdown

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration on Friday decided to cancel the weekend lockdown this time, besides deciding not to go for a weeklong shutdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

No weekend lockdown in Chandigarh, night curfew hours reduced

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administration has decided not to impose weekend lockdown due to Covid surge following opposition by traders associations.

SPSTI hosts webinar on "Water in Classroom and World

CHANDIGARH: The Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI) in association with Chandigarh Chapter of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) jointly conducted a webinar on "Water in the Classroom and the World". The webinar was organized to popularize the theme "Restore the Planet Earth" of the World Earth Day 2021 and was supported by Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation & Technology, Govt. of Haryana.

Valediction of Twenty days Vernacular Bridge course to Learn English Program

CHANDIGARH: A valedictory function of Twenty days online “Vernacular Bridge Course to Learn
English” for Two hundred teachers from all the nooks and corners of Punjab was held today. This
online program was organized by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development(RCED),
Chandigarh in collaboration with Satnam Sarvkalyan Trust (SST), Mohali.

Strike by UT power men against privatisation

CHANDIGARH: The Electricity employees of Chandigarh under the banner of UT Powermen Union
today observe complete strike against the privatization of well running and profit
earning Electricity Department Chandigarh.

Mohali to be under lockdown on Wednesday as part of Tri-City shutdown

CHANDIGARH: Mohali, along with the rest of the tri-city, will remain under complete lockdown on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami, to avoid gatherings amid the surging Covid cases in the region.

Complete lockdown in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula on Wednesday

CHANDIGARH: Punjab's Mohali, along with Chandigarh and Haryana's Panchkula, will remain under complete lockdown on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami, to avoid gatherings amid the surging Covid cases in the region.

Chandigarh Press Club condemns the police attack on journalist Kamal Saini

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the police action against Kurukshetra-based journalist Kamal Saini, who regularly contributes as a district reporter from NDTV.

Coaching centers, gym and spa in Chandigarh closed till April 30, Religious, political gatherings banned

CHANDIGARH: Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore today presided over War Room meeting. The meeting was attended by Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator & Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Home at Punjab Raj Bhawan. Sh. Omvir Singh Bishnoi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, UT & Deputy Commissioners of Mohali & Panchkula, Director, PGIMER, Director Principal, GMCH & Director Health Services, GMSH-16 attended through Video Conferencing.

Chandigarh imposes weekend lockdown

CHANDIGARH: With the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases, the Chandigarh administration announced weekend lockdown that will start from every Friday night.The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by UT Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore.

Soni orders rapid culmination of vaccination of medical college's staff

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni today directed to complete the vaccination of Medical Colleges' staff as soon as possible.

Put on hold privatisation of Chandigarh electricity distribution

CHANDIGARH: Government must put on hold the privitisation of electricity distribution and stop entrusting the electricity departments of union territories to private enterprises.

Prajnesh moves up; Balaji- Nedunchezhiyan upset

CHANDIGARH: MSixth seed Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran (138th) did not face any tough resistance from Matthew Ebden (228th) of Australia in the first round match of the $ 52,080 Orlando Challenger Tennis in Florida (USA) on Tuesday.

Amid spike in Covid cases, Chandigarh shuts Rock Garden

CHANDIGARH: Amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, the local administration on Tuesday closed the famed Rock Garden for visitors.Also, the rain-fed Sukhna Lake will be closed for public every weekend.As per the new set of orders issued by the UT administration, night curfew will now come into force from 10 p.m. instead of 10.30 p.m. and will continue till 5 a.m. daily.

P & H High Court Association launches Covid-19 vaccination drive

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, Chandigarh launched vaccination drive for inoculation against Covid-19 virus in view of an increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Tri-City.

Chandigarh Press Club condemns the registration of an FIR against journalist Rajesh Kundu and detention of photojournalist

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the registration of an FIR against Hisar-based journalist Rajesh Kundu, founder of a news web portal and web channel ‘TheInk’ and detention of the portal's cameraman Kismat Rana.

851 cases dispose off in the National Lok Adalat

CHANDIGARH—A total of 851 cases were disposed off by the benches of serving Judicial Officers constituted in New District Courts Complex, Sector 43, Chandigarh in National Lok Adalat held here on Saturday.

Urban delights planet sorrows

CHANDIGARH: Second wave of COVID-19 are writings on the wall of urbanization and its perils for
humankind. Beginning of the century marks a great milestone in the human saga when majority of
people will be living in vast urban areas.