Thursday, August 05, 2021


Northern states engineers and employees stage dharna against Bill 2021

CHANDIGARH:Power engineers and employees from northern states held a day-long dharna on Tuesday at Jantar Mantar New Delhi under the banner of the NationalCoordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers(NCCOEEE) against the unilateral announcement of the central government to pass Electricity(Amendment) Bill 2021 in the current monsoon session of Parliament, said V K Gupta Spokesperson of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF).

140 people administer doses of COVID-19 in a vaccination campaign in Sector 29

CHANDIGARH:A total of 140 people were given dose of COVID -19 which included 58 men
and 82 women in Sector 29 on Saturday under vaccination campaign initiated by the Ward
20 councillor Shakti Prakash Devshali.

Power engineers hold conventions against Electricity Bill:AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: State-level conventions were held on Thursday in different states by power sector engineers and employees to protest against the Electricity (Amendment ) Bill 2021 and the indifferent attitude of the central government towards them. In Varanasi, UP power employees held a convention in the Prime Minister's constituency in Varanasi and submitted a memorandum in his office. The conventions were also held in Bengaluru, Trichi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and other state utility headquarters.

General category welfare federation opposes 85th amendment

CHANDIGARH: The General Category Welfare Federation strongly opposes the  proposed implementation of the 85th amendment to the constitution which allows consequential seniority.

BJYM State Executive organizes at Kamlam

CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) under the leadership of its State President Vijay Rana held the State Executive meeting of Yuva Morcha at party office 'Kamlam; here on Monday, which was especially attended by BJP State President Arun Sood, State General
Secretary Ramvir Bhatti, State Secretary and BJYM Incharge Anoop Gupta, State Secretary Amit Rana, State Spokesperson Gaurav Goel & BJYM National Media Incharge Amandeep Singh. In the meeting, detailed discussions were held regarding expansion of Yuva Morcha and devising strategy for the upcoming Municipal elections. 

Defence Studies, HPU Shimla with NSS open unit, Chandigarh organises Webinar on Kargil Vijay Diwas

CHANDIGARH:Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Hhimachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla in collaboration with NSS Open Unit, Chandigarh commemorated Kargil Vijay Diwas in a virtual mode. The occasion was graced by Prof. Bikram Rana (Former OSD-Education), Prof. Harish K. Thakur (Chairman, Defence Studies, HPU, Shimla), Col. Ravi Raina (Serving Officer, Indian Army) and Dr. Chandan Awasthi (Deputy Director, IDC India).

AIPEF urges LG to vacate victimisation of PDD engineers

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has urged the Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to look into the matter of
suspension and victimisation of senior engineers and technical staff of Power Development Department (PDD) to avoid the confrontation between
employees and management.

PM Modi hails Chandigarh 'Chhole Bhature' vendor Sanjay Rana for free food to Vax takers

CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendrea Modi has mentioned the noble work of Sanjay Rana of Ram Darbar of Chandigarh in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ speech on Sunday brings Mr Rana to prominence. He runs business of Chole-Bhatura in Sector 29, who initiated the idea of providing ‘chole-bhatura free of cost to those who got dozes of COVID-19.

 Chandigarh Youtuber meets Sonu Sood, bats to stop animal cruelty

CHANDIGARH: YouTuber Pulkit Vamp who has been associated with Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization named FAFA and has made various vlogs to encourage people to take care of animals around them. Recently, he met actor Sonu Sood, who is known as the “Messiah of the Common Man” and his son Ayaan Sood.

Ground-water level alarms survival of city’s life

CHANDIGARH: Water—major resource in times of crisis, is being rapidly depleted in the region including Chandigarh. According to the data complied by the Central Groundwater Board of the Ministry of Water Resources shows that in some patches have recorded increase in groundwater level compared to other parts of the city.

Ground-water level alarms survial of city’s life

CHANDIGARH:Water—major resource in times of crisis, is being rapidly depleted in the region
including Chandigarh. According to the data complied by the Central Groundwater Board of the
Ministry of Water Resources shows that in some patches have recorded increase in groundwater
level compared to other parts of the city. In some parts it has registered rise in water level whereas
in come there is steep decline of water levels. According to the field based survey of National
Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) water level in 82 per cent of Punjab’s area and 63 per cent
of Haryana has decreased substantially.

CM & Sidhu bury hatchet, reminiscence old times, hint at bigger battles

CHANDIGARH: Extending support to the protesting farmers who have been staging protests at Delhi borders for over 250 days against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the central government, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said the real issue was theirs.

Power engineers, employees protest across the country against Electricity Bill 2021

CHANDIGARH: Power engineers and employees across the country today joined the two hour peaceful protest meetings at the utility headquarters and generating stations in all the states across the country to oppose the proposed Electricity (amendment ) Bill 2021 and against the privatization process of electricity distribution in
Union Territories and other states on the opening day of the Parliament session, said V K Gupta Spokesperson All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF ).

Historical structures excavated in Golden Temple complex

CHANDIGARH:Historical tunnel-like structures were unearthed while excavating the basement of a building in the complex of the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, officials said on Friday.

Power engineers & employees to boycott work on August 10 - AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: Power engineers and employees across the country will join a one day work
boycott call on August 10 to protest against the proposed Electricity
(Amendment) Bill 2021, said V K Gupta spokesperson All India Power Engineers
Federation (AIPEF).

Cinemas, Schools, coaching centres to reopen partially in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Schools and coaching institutes will reopen partially in the city from July 19, the UT administration said on Tuesday. Also, the famed Rock Garden and museums will also be allowed to resume operations.

62 to 72 percent children in Chandigarh have antibodies against Covid: Doctors inform Badnore

CHANDIGARH: Governor Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Mr VP Singh Badnore presided over War Room meeting here on Tuesday. It emerged during meeting that 62 urban and 72 percent rural children have antibodies against Covid, a survey revealed.

Schools, coaching centres to reopen partially in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Schools and coaching institutes will reopen partially in the city from July 19, the UT administration said on Tuesday. Also, the famed Rock Garden and museums will also be allowed to resume operations.

Rural children of Chandigarh have better anti-bodies than children of rich households-Sero Survey

CHANDIGARH:It may sound unbelievable but a cero survey conducted by the PGI has revealed as
how those wallowing in poverty and ignorance have beaten their blessed brethren in urban sectors
to better anti-bodies against COVID-19 honours.

Pulling empowerment, pushing away drug abuse - with rugby

CHANDIGARH: As soon as dawn arrives in Chandigarhs Panjab University sports ground, chances are you may come across young men and women wrestling each other with a rugby ball. It can be quite a sight considering that the game has never enjoyed a popular appeal in the country. But for those playing here, not only is it a serious activity, it is hardly ejust a game. A closer look, and you will notice that the participants are not just those from the middle and upper-class.

Don't rush electricity amendment bill to Parliament:AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) in a letter to the Prime Minister
has stressed that the proposed electricity amendment bill 2021 should
not be rushed to the Parliament during the pandemic period and
before detailed discussion with power sector engineers and employees.

"Jal Jagrti Abhiyaan" starts to save water for future

CHANDIGARH: "Jal Jagriti Abhiyan" started by Samashya Samadhan Team Chandigarh, a city based NGO. On this occasion members of this NGO assembeld at Shivalik Garden in Sector 13 Manimajra and march with banners and distribute pamphlets among public to aware them to save water.

Power consumers experience fewer power cuts and fluctuations in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: 2021 may have spelled power shortage all over the country and region is also reeling under unbearable hot weather for past one week, Chandigarh had a different experience. While people in the neighbouring states reeled under severe and prolonged power cuts, forcing them to come out on roads.

Mushrooming of slums defeats the idea of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:The growth of Chandigarh as a commercial hub has pulled in lot of humans wanting
to eke out a living by doing odd errands. This led to proliferation of slums and squatter settlements.
In turn, it has defeated the idea of Le Corbusier of ‘beautiful city.’ Though the city is small in size but
seems to be big at heart. This holds true for Chandigarh whose ‘Open Hand’ symbol symbol9izes the
spirit of giving it to others.

Prominent educationist Dr Navjot Kaur takes over as new Principal SGGS College

CHANDIGARH: A prominent educationist and academician Dr Navjot Kaur today took charge as Principal of prestigious educational institute Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh being run by the Sikh Educational Society in the presence of its president Gurdev Singh Brar and secretary Col (Retd.) Jasmer Singh Bala. She had joined in the college as lecturer in English and is currently serving as Associate Professor.

Incidence of skin rises with rise in temperature in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:The unusual and sudden rise in day temperature which is ruling at five-year high at
the last week of June, has increased the incidence in Chandigarh of skin diseases as polymorphous
light eruption (PMLE); milliaria rubra and skin infections. Small wonder, the queues at the skin clinics
are lengthening by the day.

Farmers protest power cuts -1550 MW gap between demand and supply

CHANDIGARH: Farmers across Punjab continue to protest against the short supply for agricultural feeders as Punjab has been maintaining a power supply between 11956 MW to 12695 MW after restricting the power supply to rural consumers,agriculture pump sets and unannounced cuts in cities.

Soon,Upload photo to get help in case of stray animal menace

CHANDIGARH: Soon, the solution to the perennial stray animal menace will be at your fingertips. You can upload the picture of stray animals roaming in your area on an e-portal following which the enforcement staff will take them away and rehabilitate them at the pounds and sheds available for the purpose in the state.

Chandigarh's two senior opthalmologist bag award at 79th Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmology Society

CHANDIGARH: The Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmology was held online from June 24 to June 27, Dr. Mangat Ram Dogra, Director Retina Grewal Eye Institute, and Former HOD Advanced Eye Department PGI received Dr. Nemperumalasamy Endowment Lecture Award, the prestigious award in the world of ophthalmology.

Arvind Kejriwal to address media in Chandigarh tomorrow, to make big announcements about Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal will pay a one-day visit to Chandigarh on Tuesday. He will interact with the media to make big announcements about Punjab.

Pandemic saves cycling from extinction

CHANDIGARH: Poor man’s means of transport—bicycle- once is on the verge of extinction again regains popularity if the sales of bicycle is of any indication. The economic meltdown due to COVID-19, so it seems, has had little impact on the sale of bicycle in Chandigarh, if the revenue netted has made the slowdown turn on its head.

Delta strain predominated during second wave: PGI Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Delta (B.1.617.2) and Alpha variants (B.1.1.7) were found to be present in the second wave of coronavirus among 61 and 30 per cent, respectively, of the samples sent for whole genome sequencing, PGI Hospital Director Jagat Ram said on Monday.

Chandigarh becomes the greenest city in Asia

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh City is growing greener by the day and the density of its green cover too is getting intense. With 35.7 per cent forest cover in 2010 as compared to 29.3 per cent in 2003 and only 21 per cent in 1991.

 Legendary athlete Milkha Singh passes away at 91 

CHANDIGARH: Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as 'Flying Sikh, passed away in a local hospital here at 11.30 p.m. on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.

Manoj Parida, Adviser to Administrator, Chandigarh, transferred

CHANDIGARH: Manoj Kumar Parida, , a 1986 batch IAS officer, adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator, has been transferred to Delhi as chairman, Natrional Authority Chemical Weapons Conventions in the rank and pay of secretary to the Government of India.

Green Chandigarh Action Plan 2021-22 released

CHANDIGARH: Mr V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and the Administrator, Chandigarh released the Greening Chandigarh Action Plan 2021-22’ prepared by the Department of Forest & Wildlife, Chandigarh, in Punjab Raj Bhavan, here on Thursday.

Punjab should strongly oppose sinister move to privatise electricity in Chandigarh: Bir Devinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: There is a sinister move by the Government of India to privatize Electricity supply in the Union Territories. But there is no justification for privatization power supply in the case of UT, Chandigarh, and a city that has negligible line losses, low tariff, and good consumer.

Chandigarh state NSS and AYUDH organizes online yoga practice session

CHANDIGARH: State-NSS Open Unit and PU-NSS in collaboration with AYUDH India organized 14-days Online Yoga Practice session for NSS UT Chandigarh to mark International Yoga Day on June 21, 2021, NSS and AYUDH came forward to host national workshop on ZOOM app platform. Yoga sessions will start at 6:30 am in the morning to 7:30 am.

Chandigarh allows bars, restaurants, gyms to open

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday ordered extension of Covid-19 restrictions with major relaxations, including allowing functioning of bars, restaurants, gyms and spas with 50 per cent capacity for the first time after over a month of closure.

Scrap privatization process of electricity in Chandigarh: AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers' Federation (AIPEF) has demanded to scrap the bidding for privatization of electricity in UT Chandigarh in view of the interim order of Punjab and Haryana High Court which puts brakes on privatization process, said V K Gupta Spokesperson AIPEF.


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