Friday, February 26, 2021


Covid: PGI-Chandigarh witnesses 100% spike in 10 days

CHANDIGARH: With the mask down and mobility up, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here has witnessed 100 per cent increase in Covid-19 patient load over past 10 days, doctors said on Friday.

Satya Pal Jain to be chancellor’s nominee on PU committee for governance reforms

CHANDIGARH: Additional Solicitor General of India Satya Pal Jain has been nominated as the nominee of the Vice President of India and the Chancellor of Panjab University on a High Level Committee of experts to examine various facets of the Panjab University. This committee was constituted by the Chancellor on February 8 as a High Level Committee of Experts to examine various facets of the existing governance structure of the Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Cooperation Minister conducts surprise check at cooperative bank in Sector-17

CHANDIGARH: The Cooperation Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday conducted surprise check at the Sector-17 branch of Punjab State Cooperative Bank.

Ashok Leyland gains momentum with their Digital Solutions

CHANDIGRAH: Ashok Leyland, flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, today released an update on the transformational success of its Digital Solutions Business. The journey of this digital integration of business began in 2017, with the launch of Digital Marketplace. This included a host of cutting-edge, yet user-friendly, solutions like iALERT, Service Mandi, Leykart and eDiagnostics which were ‘Industry-Firsts’ at that time.

Chandigarh Startup Policy to be launched soon – Secretary, Chandigarh Administration

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh will get its own Startup Policy with special focus on women entrepreneurship soon, informed Mr Yashpal Garg, IAS, Secretary, Chandigarh Administration. He was addressing a video conference on Startups organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with Chandigarh Administration and startup Punjab.

Karna lake to be developed as Tourist Destination Hub

CHANDIGARH: Karna Lake in Karnal of Haryana will be developed as a tourist hub. It is stated by the
 Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal while he was holding a review meeting regarding the work of
beautification of the lake along with Smart City Project at Karnal on Sunday. He said that an amount of
Rs. seven crore would be spent on developing Karan Lake as a tourist destination hub. The work of
beautification of Karna Lake would be completed in the next one year. 

Dams wipe out vast swathes of biological diversity in Himalayas

CHANDIGARH: Large-scale dam building in the Himalayas is not a matter of pride because
while generating megawatts of power, it could wipe out vast swathes of biological diversity in
the ecologically fragile region, has already been revealed in a study. The study was carried out
by Dr Maharaj K Pandit, head of the Centre for Inter-disciplinary Studies of Mountain and Hill
Environment, Delhi University in collaboration with an institute of China.

Excise department busts illegal liquor smuggling module under 'Opeartion Red Rose'

CHANDIGARH: The efforts of the Excise Department to crackdown on illicit liquor smuggling under ‘Operation Red Rose’ got a major success on Thursday with the busting of an organized module from the neighbouring States.

Narinder Pal Verma Lali assumes charge of senior vice Chairman PUNSUP

CHANDIGARH: Newly appointed PUNSUP Senior vice Chairman Narinder Pal Verma Lali today assumed the charge of his office in the presence of Cabinet Ministers Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Mr. Bhart Inder Singh Chahal Advisor to CM Punjab.

Witnessing Punjab's development, voters exhibit confidence in Congress party: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Witnessing Punjab's progress and development, the voters have shown confidence in the Congress party and a large number of party candidates have won the civic elections in Punjab. It was stated by Senior Congress leader Balbir Singh Sidhu after a landslide victory in the Mohali Municipal Corporation elections.

Programme participants scaling-up businesses, in month one

CHANDIGARH:Xcelerator Ludhiana – Sadda Karobaar, Punjab Di Shaan (program led by Government of Punjab, CICU (Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings) and GAME- Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship), is paving the way for participants to become local success stories. The 6-month business accelerator program for catalyzing growth of businesses in Ludhiana, has started showing promising business growth for entrepreneurs who signed up for the program. “After the first session of Xcelerator on customers, I was able to strike better conversations with my end retail customers, and was able to fetch new orders by talking about my products and my business value proposition. This has helped me scale up my business, in very little time,” shares Siddhant Pruthi, Entrepreneur, Robin International, an entrepreneur associated with the Xcelerator Ludhiana programme.

Rotational Irrigation Programme For Rabi Season From February 18 TO 25

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Water Resources Department has announced the Rotational Programme of irrigation for the Rabi Season through canals from 18th to 25th February, 2021. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Bist Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch, Abohar Branch and Patiala Feeder respectively.

Need to Rectify black spots said by Transport Minister on final day of National Road Safety Month

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Transport Minister Ms. Razia Sultana directed the concerned officials to rectify all the black spots in the state as black spot management is crucial for road safety to save the precious human lives from road accidents, while emphasizing that all concerned departments should make concerted efforts to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in road fatalities and injuries on the line of 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 by the UN.

CBI arrests ASI of Chandigarh Police for accepting Ting bribe

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against an Assistant Sub Inspector(ASI), posted at Police Station, Sector-34, Chandigarh on a complaint alleging that the accused was demanding a bribe of Rs.20,000/- in lieu of not registering a case against the complainant, an employee of Air Force, in a matter of non-payment of the loan amount to a Financing Firm.

App launched in Chandigarh to assess carbon footprints

CHANDIGARH: A mobile app was launched here on Tuesday for city residents to assess their carbon footprints and steps to reduce it to make them climate-smart citizens.

State Election Commission decides to appoint Micro Observers for counting of sensitive wards

CHANDIGARH:The State Election Commission, Punjab has ordered to Deputy Commissioners to appoint Micro Observers for vote counting of sensitive and hyper sensitive wards.

Poets & scholars must raise their voices against those who divide in the name of religion: Surjit Patar

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Arts Council organized an online Trilingual National Kavi Darbar dedicated to the 400th Parkash Purb of the ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji. Nine prominent poets recited their poems and songs during the Kavi Darbar in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages. Renowned Punjabi poet and Chairman of Punjab Arts Council Dr. Surjit Patar inaugurated the event.

Bikram Rana releases a book in Hindi “Manav Hi Manavata Ka Dhusman

CHANDIGARH: Bikram Rana, OSD, Chandigarh Education Department released a book “Manav Hi Manavata Ka Dushan” authored by Dr Karam Chand, retired principal of district Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh here on Friday.

Put Electricity (Amendment ) Bill 2021 in public domain -AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has demanded that the draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 must be put in the public domain before starting the discussion on the same. The draft bill is not available on power ministry website, said V K Gupta Spokesperson AIPEF.

Bikram Rana releases a book in hindi “Manav Hi Manavata Ka Dhusman

CHANDIGARH: Mr Bikram Rana, OSD, Chandigarh Education Department released a book “Manav
Hi Manavata Ka Dushan” authored by Dr Karam Chand, retired principal of district Hamirpur in
Himachal Pradesh here on Friday.

Industries Dept selects 15 clusters for setting up of CFCS under newly adopted cluster development approach

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to fasten the recovery from Covid induced stress and to bolster the industrialization and create more job opportunities in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to adopt the cluster development approach. It has identified 15 industrial clusters for setting up of Common facilitation Centres (CFC) for them under Micro & Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) of Govt. of India.

Darshan Lal elected WFI Vice President

CHANDIGARH: Darshan Lal Sharma has been elected Vice President of Wrestling Federation of India in the recently concluded General Council meeting of WFI held at Noida recently.Darshan Lal had been serving as Joint Secretary of Wrestling Federation of India for a long time and has done a commendable job owing to which General Council unanimously elected him Vice President.

Justice Jaswant Singh inaugurates Nyay Seva Kendra and in Model Jail

CHANDIGARH: The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Chandigarh, has added
another feather in its cap when Naya Seva Kendra—one stop solution centre for female
prisoners is inaugurated by Mr Justice Jaswant Singh, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court-
cum-Executive Chairman, SLSA, Chandigarh in the female barrack of Model Jail,
Chandigarh, on Tuesday and the Centre started working from Wednesday. Objective of the
Centre is to enhance legal services to women inmates and their children who are facing jail
terms or trials in various crimes. .

Punjab seeks NCW's intervention on release of activist Nodeep

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Thursday urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) to intervene for releasing Nodeep Kaur, a 23-year-old labour rights activist.

Balbir Sidhu questions AAP alliance with ‘khass’ Kulwant Singh

MOHALI: Setting aside its fake tall claims of representing ‘common man’ , AAP has come into a poll alliance with Mohali former Mayor, Kulwnat Singh who is among Punjab’s most rich ‘khass’ people. Sukhbir Singh Badal also seems to be involved in this conspiracy and together they all want to capture Mohali Municipal Corporation.``

Mohali Property Dealers Asso announces support to Congress

MOHALI: In a major development, Mohali Property Dealers Association on Thursday has announced support to Congress party in the coming Mohali MC elections.

Justice Jaswant Singh inaugurates Nyay Seva Kendra and in Model Jail

CHANDIGARH: The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Chandigarh, has added another feather in its cap when Naya Seva Kendra—one stop solution centre for female prisoners is inaugurated by Mr Justice Jaswant Singh, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-Executive Chairman, SLSA, Chandigarh in the female barrack of Model Jail, Chandigarh, on Tuesday and the Centre started working from Wednesday. Objective of the Centre is to enhance legal services to women inmates and their children who are facing jail terms or trials in various crimes. .

Cheap herbal cigarettes marketed illegally cause of concern: Researchers

CHANDIGARH: Online availability of cheap herbal cigarettes and 'bidis' which are being illegally marketed as healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes is a matter of concern, warn researchers from the Oral Health Sciences Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here.

DLSA conducts a study on the problems of woman prisoners in Chandigarh.

CHANDIGARH: Education of children is a serious concern of the woman inmates of Chandigarh Burail Jail. It was revealed in a study conducted by the District Legal Service Authority, Chandighar during 7-day campaign on the condition of women prisoner and fate of their children in Burail jail. The report was released here on Monday by Mr Justice Jaswant Singh, Executive Chairman, SLSA; along with Mr Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, SLSA and Mr Ashok Kumar, Secretary, DLSA.

Shot in arm for Cong as Agarwal Samaj announces support

MOHALI: Congress received a shot in arm as Agarwal Samaj, Mohali  on Sunday announced its full support to party  candidates in 50 wards for the upcoming Mohali MC elections.

Mohali MC poll: Balbir Sidhu addresses 25 election meetings

MOHALI: Intensifying Congress campaign for Mohali MC elections,  Punjab Health Minister and local sitting Congress MLA, Balbir Sidhu on Sunday addressed over 25 elections meetings in support of party candidates including Rishab Jain, Raj Rani Jain, Kulwant Singh Kaler , Vineet  Malik, Prabhjot Kaur Sidhu, Baljit Kaur and Ravinder Singh.

Common Man distressed over Faceless Proceedings of Income Tax as per Union Budget 2021: Income Tax Expert

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Tax Bar Association today organized a study circle session on ' Budget 2021' at Sales Tax Bar Room, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Mr. Parveen Aneja , President, Chandigarh Tax Bar Association graced the occasion while General Secretary, Sanjeev Khurana conducted the proceedings of the session. The session was attended by around 50 Senior Members of the Association and Income Tax Lawyers.

BJP, SAD two sides of a same coin: Balbir Sidhu

MOHALI: “BJP and SAD are two sides of the same coin So it’s useless to expect anything from them  as far as the welfare of the common man is concerned. Thus in the Mohali MC election, it is necessary to teach them a lesson for their anti-man policies by defeating their candidates and Azad group and AAP party with big margins.”

SFACH signs contract with private companies for purchase of Kinnow in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. J.P Dalal said that the State
Government was continuously working to increase the income of farmers. The Small Farmers Agri-
Business Consortium, Haryana (SFACH) has signed a contract with private companies for the
purchase of 700 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Kinnow from farmers of Sirsa district for this year. He
informed that Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) are being formed for this so that farmers can
form groups and get good prices for their crops.

Chandigarh Housing Board all set to punch payment defaulters

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board is all set to cracks whip on the balance payment defaulters of houses constructed by the Board in various sectors. A spokesman of the Board said that those who were allotted houses under small flat scheme and under affordable housing rental failed to deposit their balance amounts for long time were asked to deposit the amount along with 12 per cent interest within 15 days.

PGIMER Chandigarh launches India's 1st amputee clinic

CHANDIGARH: A first of its kind in India, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has launched an amputee clinic, Director Jagat Ram said on Tuesday.

SEC appoints observers for Municipal Elections

CHANDIGARH: State Election Commissioner, Punjab Jagpal Singh Sandhu today appointed observers for general/bye elections of eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils.

Yours murders are bad than ours

CHANDIGARH: Politics is truly a delightful game. But at times it makes me wonder why my partner
never shares the blame when the two of us do blunder. As the Bengal Assembly election is nearing
there seems a competition between the politicians to justify “yours murders are bad than ours.”

Review meeting of PISA held in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A meeting to review PISA preparation and to review the infrastructure, teaching techniques etc  was held at UT Guest House, Sector- 6 under the chairmanship of Mr Manoj Ahuja, IAS, Chairman CBSE, New  Delhi here on Monday.

Reflections are here in the Mahabharta, Are we ready to accept them?

CHANDIGARH: Prophecy made thousand of years ago in the Mahabharta seems true in the present
days. It was forecast in relics that states: “Terrible wars and demonic diseases will decimate the
human race; and savage, cold and scathing heat, scorching drought and sweeping floods will
terrorize the people.” Terrible wars, demonic diseases, savage, cold and scathing heat, scorching
drought and sweeping floods have decimated the human race across the world.