Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Haryana Governor dispatches 4,000 kits to fight Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday flagged off two trucks containing 4,000 hygiene kits prepared by the Indian Red Cross Society for 22 districts to check the spread of Coronavirus.

AAP's Punjab candidate resigns saying 'it's like a pvt company'

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Punjab's Ferozepur (rural) constituency, Ashu Bangar, has resigned from the party, saying it is being run like a private company by leaders from Delhi.

Valuation of   LIC needs transparency - E.A.S.Sarma

CHANDIGARH: There is a need for transparency in the valuation of LIC for the purpose of IPO as there is a gross underestimate of the same,  said EAS Sarma former Secretary to Government of India in a letter to  Nirmala Sitharaman  Union Finance Minister.

Two time MLA Luv Kumar Goldy joins Punjab Lok Congress

CHANDIGARH:: Senior Congress leader and two time MLA from Garhshankar, Luv Kumar Goldy today joined the Punjab Lok Congress along with hundreds of his supporters including sarpanches, members of municipal council and block samitis.
While joining the party, Goldy said, he had always faith and confidence in the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh. He said, after taking his supporters into confidence he had decided to join the PLC.

“Nothing Like it in India, Nothing Better in Britain”

CHANDIGARH: In 1959, Dr. Bhagvantam, director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, described it thus to Prof. Morris Travers, its first Director (1911 - 1914). The famed Institution which today draws top researchers not only from India but also from beyond its shores, was the subject of a lecture (webinar) organized by the Society for Promotion of Science of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI), with Chandigarh Chapter of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and Chandigarh chapters of INSA & INYAS in association with Punjab Engineering College (PEC) (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh with support from Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation & Technology (HSCSIT), DST, Govt. of Haryana.

Punjab polls: Former Cong leader Joginder Singh Mann joins AAP

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls, former cabinet minister and three-time MLA Joginder Singh Mann on Saturday severed his 50-year association with the Congress and joined the AAP.

Chandigarh Forest Department greening plans pay dividends

CHANDIGARH: Having donned the cap of the greenest city, Chandigarh is well on the road to emerging as a model not only in the country but in Asia, for increasing green cover and tree cover area through soil and moisture conservation measures and bio-diversity restoration. The penetrating vegetative and engineering methods, adopted by the Chandigarh Forest Department have paid rich and diversified dividends.

Include clean air in poll manifestos, political parties urged

CHANDIGARH: In the run up to the assembly polls in Punjab, Clean Air Punjab -- a group of organisations, think tanks and civil society groups along with EcoSikh, on Friday asked all the political parties to include clean air in their poll manifestos.

One day strike by UT power employees on February 1 against privatization

CHANDIGARH: The UT Powermen Union on Tuesday decided to observe one day strike on February 1 against privatisationChandigarh of electricity distribution in Chandigarh.

People will choose next CM, says Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: To position himself as the chief ministerial candidate of the Congress in Punjab, state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said it is the people who will choose the next Chief Minister of the state.

One day strike by UT power employees on February 1 against privatization

CHANDIGARH: UT Powermen Union on Tuesday decided to observe one day strike on February 1 against privatisationChandigarh of electricity distribution in Chandigarh.

Akali leader Majithia gets interim bail in drug case

CHANDIGARH: In a major reprieve to Akali leader and former Punjab Cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday granted interim anticipatory bail to him in a drug case.

Scrap move to privatize electricity distribution in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) on Sunday urged the government to withdraw cabinet decision on privatization of electricity distribution in UT Chandigarh as the matter is still sub judice.

Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon of BJP is elected Chandigarh Mayor

CHANDIGARH: In a dramatic event today Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon MC of BJP was elected Mayor of Chandigarh defeating AAP candidate Anju Katyal. Dhillon is elected from ward no.6 but she lives in Manimajra.

1987-batch officer Bhawra is new Punjab DGP

CHANDIGARH: A 1987-batch IPS officer, Viresh Kumar Bhawra, on Saturday assumed the charge of Director General of Police (DGP) in Punjab, replacing Siddharth Chattopadhyaya.

Senior police official of Ferozepur transferred

CHANDIGARH: Just hours ahead of the election model code of conduct to come into force, the Punjab government on Saturday transferred Senior Superintendent of Police Harmandeep Singh Hans, who was caught in the eye of 'row' over the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjab government names Bhawanigarh-Sunam-Budhladha-Boha road as Maharaja Aggarsen Marg: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Public Works Minister Vijay Inder Singla, on Thursday, said that the state government has named Bhawanigarh-Sunam-Budhladha-Boha road after the legendary King of Agroha, Maharaja Aggarsen ji. The cabinet minister said that the 87.05 km road stretch up to Haryana border has been named as Maharaja Aggarsen Marg as it connect major cities of Punjab to Agroha Dham.

Night curfew in Chandigarh; schools, colleges closed

CHANDIGARH: With the spike in Coronavirus cases, the Chandigarh administration on Thursday decided to impose night curfew in the Union Territory from 10 pm to 5 am daily.

Punjab orders probe into PM's security breach

CHANDIGARH: A day after the breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security during his visit to Punjab, the state's Congress government on Thursday announced to constitute a high-level committee for a thorough probe into the lapses.

PM's security breach: Punjab BJP seeks dismissal of state Home Minister

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of the Punjab BJP unit on Thursday met Governor Banwarilal Purohit and sought dismissal of state Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and DGP Sidharth Chattopadhyay for breach of security of the Prime Minister.

Sukhbir calls Punjab CM 'incompetent' over PM's security breach

CHANDIGARH: Coming indirectly in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the breach of his security during his visit to Punjab on Wednesday, former Deputy Chief Minister of the state, Sukhbir Singh Badal, said that there is complete collapse of law and order situation in Punjab and the Chief Minister is ‘incompetent to run it.

Vaccination is the most potent tool against Covid : Dr. G.B. Singh

CHANDIGARH: As the number of Covid infections are rising day by day and present positivity rate in Punjab stands at 6%, threat of a third wave of covid now seems to be a possibility in the near future. To deal with such a scenario Health Department is fully geared to tackle any eventuality.

O.P. Soni hands over appointment letters to newly recruited ward attendants

CHANDIGARH: Amid the threat of Omicron and fears of a third wave looming large, the Punjab Health Department got a shot in the arm as Deputy Chief Minister Punjab O.P. Soni today handed over appointment letters to 308 ward attendants. Disclosing more about this recruitment drive the Health Minister said that to control the spread of covid and to provide quality healthcare services to the people of Punjab, Health Department has expedited the ongoing recruitment drive. He further added that government had advertised for 800 posts and today 308 have been given appointments in the first phase. 

High incidence of coronary artery disease: PGIMER study

CHANDIGARH:"A high incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) was reported in a first-of-its-kind study by the Department of Cardiology in the Advanced Cardiac Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.

Manpreet Singh Badal reviewed the status of Solarization of Bathinda City Project

CHANDIGARH: Mr Manpreet Singh Badal, Finance Minister Punjab, reviewed the status of Solarization of Bathinda City Project. 

Ahead of PM's visit, Badal seeks economic & agricultural package

CHANDIGARH: Five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create the right atmosphere for his much-delayed visit to Punjab by first taking some concrete steps to expose the conspiracy behind the on-going incidents of sacrilege against Sikh faith and resolving the other major political, religious and economic issues facing the state.

Punjab imposes statewide night curfew, closure of schools & colleges

CHANDIGARH: With the spike in Covid-19 cases, Punjab on Tuesday imposed statewide night curfew daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and ordered closure of all educational institutions till January 15.

100 students, doctors of medical college in Punjab test positive

CHANDIGARH: Nearly 100 students and resident doctors of the Government Medical College in Patiala in Punjab have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Tuesday.

Experience World class Destination Wedding, near Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH:Far away from usual hassle, tricity residents are now choosing destination weddings at Fortune Select Forest Hill Resort, Solan, to make it a moment worth living for rest of their lives.

Deputy Chief Minister releases New Year calendar of Markfed

CHANDIGARH: The Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday released the New Year (2022) calendar of Markfed here.

General Category Federation honors Navjot Dahiya Chairman PSGCC

CHANDIGARH: The General Category Welfare Federation on Sunday honored Navjot Dahiya on his appointment as the first Chairman of the Punjab State General Category Commission (PSGCC) at Jullundur.

Two killed, several trapped in Haryana mine accident

CHANDIGARH:" At least two people were killed and several others trapped following a landslide in a mining zone in Haryana's Bhiwani district on Saturday, police said.

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: ECI conducts Evaluation Programme for Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers

CHANDIGARH: Following the directions of Election Commission of India (ECI), Office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab on Friday conducted an Evaluation Programme for Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) here.

CM Channi mourns passing away of Moga based Veteran Journalist Amar singh's wife Amarjit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday condoled the sad demise of Smt. Amarjit Kaur (85), the wife of Moga based veteran journalist Amar Singh, who died at Moga after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her husband and three daughters.

Punjab CM announces Ex-Gratia grant of RS. 50 lakh and govt. job to one member of Lance Naik Jasbir Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced ex-gratia grant of Rs. 50 lakh and a government job to one member of the bereaved family of Lance Naik Jasbir Singh, who laid down his life in the service of the nation while fiercely fighting against the terrorists at Anant Nag area in district Kulgam of Jammu and Kashmir.

Transport Minister Emphasis to explore the potential in Renewable Energy Sector

CHANDIGARH: Transport Minister Punjab Mr. Amrinder Singh Raja Warring has emphasized to push forward the Renewable Energy Sector and to explore the potential in more Renewable Energy Projects in the state. He has shown keen interest regarding the solarisation of the cities of Punjab, Biomass-CNG Projects, Hydel Projects etc. Mr. Warring, told PEDA to rectify the Solar Street Lights which are under AMC period.

Bibi Mohinder Kaur Josh disqualified from the primary membership of SAD

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal president Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal expelled the senior leader of the party and former MLA from constituency Shamchurasi Bibi Mohinder Kaur Josh from the original membership of the party. Mr. Badal said that discipline within the party would be maintained by all means.

Gang smuggling 250 cases of illegal liquor into Punjab busted by excise department and Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH:In a drive to check illegal smuggling and distribution of liquor in wake of forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections in Punjab, a gang involved in illegal smuggling of liquor from neighbouring states of Chandigarh and Haryana was busted.

PSIDC Chairman KK Bawa chairs meeting of the board of directors

CHANDIGARH: Chairman of Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) Krishan Kumar Bawa on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors at Udyog Bhawan here.

Bhai Manjit Singh appointed Senior Vice President of Shiromani Akali Dal.

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal has appointed Bhai Manjit Singh, Senior Leader of the Party and Member of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee as Senior Vice President of Shiromani Akali Dal.