Friday, March 24, 2023


Intra High Court Bar Badminton Tournament organized

CHANDIGARH: To encourage social activity and boost morale of Advocates, four days Intra High Court Bar Badminton Tournament -2023 was organised by the Punjab and Haryana High Court bar association Chandigarh here on Tuesday.

G20 Agriculture Working Group delegates to visit Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Delegates of the G20 second Agriculture Working Group will visit Haryana to interact with state officers on March 31, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal said on Wednesday.

Haryana reintroduces organised crime Bill

CHANDIGARH: After withdrawing it twice, the Haryana government has again reintroduced the Haryana Control of Organised Crime Bill of 2023 in the state Assembly.

Indo-Canadian radio station honours BC's ex-premier for anti-racism work

CHANDIGARH: John Horgan, who has created a legacy of politics of inclusion in a polarised world, received the annual 'Hands Against Racism' award in Surrey in British Columbia, Canada.

NCSC takes cognizance of derogatory remarks by Ram Rahim

CHANDIGARH: Taking cognizance of a viral news video wherein self-styled jailed godman and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is undergoing a 20-year sentence for raping his two disciples, was purportedly delivering derogatory remarks against Guru Ravidas and Sant Kabir, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Saturday issued a notice to the Punjab government and sought an action-taken report.

Mann-Purohit tussle exposes fault lines between nominal, elected heads

CHANDIGARH: The escalating tussle between the state's constitutional head and the democratically elected one in Punjab often leads to outbursts publicly and also brings to the fore the role of the nominal head in relation to the elected government and legislature.

Poetess Suman Lata Sharma honoured with the title of 'Bhasha Sahodari Ratna'.

CHANDIGARH:  On the occasion of World Hindi Day, Suman Lata Sharma was awarded the title of 'Bhasha Sahodari Ratna' at the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Mauritius’ during the Ninth International Convention, organized in Mauritius on January 10-11, 2023 in collaboration with Bhasha Sahodri Hindi and Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius. The Convention was inaugurated by the President of Mauritius, Honourable Prithviraj Singh Rooppan.

Chairman BBMB Sanjay Srivastava honoured with ‘CBIP Award 2022’ 

CHANDIGARH:  Chairman, BBMB, Sanjay Srivastava was honoured by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) for promoting excellence in water, power and renewable energy sectors.

MC Chandigarh celebrates International Women’s Day and Holi in a unique event

CHANDIGARH: In an unique initiative, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh today celebrated Holi and International Women’s Day at Mahila Bhavan, with its female employees. Door to Door Garbage Collectors, B&R wing workers, Safai Mitras and Toilet Cleaners were made Guests of Honor for the event. It was heartening to hear them share their stories of courage and struggle from the stage.

Walkathon marks Women’s Day in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Desh Bhagat Radio (107.8 FM DB Radio) in collaboration with State Bank of India Officers Association organized `Walkathon-2023’ here to mark International Women’s Day. The walkathon was flagged off by Vinod Jaiswal, Chief General Manager of State Bank of India.

Inter-Media Six-a-side cricket tournament on March 11 and 12.

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club is organizing an inter-media six-a-side cricket tournament on March 11 and 12. The players in the Team should either be a regular or candidate member of the Press club.

Cong to meet Haryana Guv against e-tendering of panchayats

CHANDIGARH: The Congress has sought time to meet the Haryana Governor on March 6 to submit a memorandum against the e-tendering of panchayats and rising inflation, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Thursday.

Specific groups to tackle drug menace in Hry, U'khand, Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: An interstate drug coordination meeting was held on Thursday here that was attended by Director Generals of Police (DGP) of Haryana, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh, among others, and decided that specific working groups will be formulated to work on specific areas of drug menace.

Vada Club Organizes Workshop On Gender And Substance Abuse

CHANDIGARH: Workshop On Gender and Substance Abuse was organized here on Wednesday and the speaker was Ms. Prabhjot Kaur Tiwana, Nodal Officer, NMBA, Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration.

Smart City Surveillance Cameras , helping make Chandigarh safe: Anandita Mitra

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Smart City implemented the CCTV surveillance system in order to provide safety and security to the citizens.

Remove Sukhbir Badal from Akali Dal to save party: Bibi Jagir Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Leaders expelled from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have raised a tirade against party chief Sukhbir Badal and his close aides by saying they should be removed from the party to 'save' it from extinction.

UT Adviser Reviews Progress Of Smart Parking Project

CHANDIGARH: meeting regarding Smart Parking Management System was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Mr Dharam Pal, Advisor to the Administrator, . Chandigarh. Team of Chandigarh Smart City Ltd elaborated the technical solution of FASTag Enabled Parking Management System in which the citizens would be able to pay their parking fees by various methods like FASTag , UPI, Cash etc. during the meeting.

Haryana's growth rate pegged at 7.1%: CM Khattar

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday in his Budget speech said the state's growth rate was estimated to be at 7.1 per cent.

With no new taxes, Haryana CM proposes budget of Rs 1,83,950 cr

CHANDIGARH: With no new taxes and promise to offer skill-training to two lakh youth, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday proposed a budget of Rs 1,83,950 crore for 2023-24, an increase of 11.6 per cent over the revised estimates of 1,64,808 crore in this fiscal.

Education Department To Introduce Pre Primary III Balvatika

CHANDIGARH: After successful implementation of remodelling the classrooms, thedepartment. has been successful in introducing Pre primary I and Pre primary II in almost all Government schools in the last two sessions and now the schools are gearing up for introducing pre-primary III “ Balvatika” in schools for the coming session of 2023-24.

Chandigarh had its 11th Pride March of Queer Strength

CHANDIGARH: Sunday afternoon in Chandigarh was all about the seven colours of the rainbow. As the Chandigarh Pride Walk ‘Garvotsav 2023’ started off from the Student Centre, Panjab University, to reach Sector 17 Plaza, scores of LGBTQIA+ community members clad in colourful attire joined the march, waving the pride and trans flags and seeking ‘Azaadi’, freedom for all gender and sexual minorities.

Millets Program Kicks start off with delicious millets recipes.

CHANDIGARH: The government schools in Chandigarh initiated the venture with all enthusiasm here on Friday. Introduction of millets in Mid Day Meal Scheme inaugurated by the Education Secretary Ms. Purvam Garg at Government Model Sr. Sec. School Sector-10-A. Along with the Director School Education, Mr. HPS Brar, DEO Ms. Bindu and Deputy DEO Ms. Poonam.

PSPCL gets funds for smart meters and system strengthening

CHANDIGARH : Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd.(PSPCL) has been granted a loan of Rs. 9641 crores for the installation of smart meters and strengthening of infrastructure for loss reduction in a time bound manner under revamped distribution sector scheme(RDSS) of power ministry by Power Finance Corporation (PFC).

Chandigarh to have a helpline to address all grievances of transgender persons’

CHANDIGARH : The Chandigarh Pride Week, ‘Garvotsav 2023’, started with a panel discussion on ‘Queer Rights and Law’ at the Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA), Sector 50, here today.

36 school principals to visit Singapore for skill development: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Fulfilling another guarantee promised to the people of state, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced the first batch of 36 principals who will visit Singapore for further sharpening of their professional skills.

Advocate Rajiv Sharma co-opted as a member of disciplinary committee of Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana

CHANDIGARH : Rajiv Sharma advocate, and honorary secretary of Chandigarh Rowing Association has been appointed as co-opted member of Disciplinary Committee of Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh.

Advocate Rajiv Sharma co-opted as a member of disciplinary committee of Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana

CHANDIGARH : Rajiv Sharma advocate, and honorary secretary of Chandigarh Rowing Association has been appointed as co-opted member of Disciplinary Committee of Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh.

Faidan Nazampur village—a child of no man

CHANDIGARH : Working on the precept that India can shine only if ‘Bharat’ does, the Chandigarh
Administration in 2009 had decided to resolve to make its villages hold a candle to any modern
sectors of the city.

Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation & Mohali administration honored

PANCHKULA : On the occasion of 74th Republic Day, Vishvas Foundation was honored by Chandigarh Administration, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh and Mohali Administration for excellent service work, blood donation camps and other social service works.

BBMB celebrated 74th Republic Day at Board Secretariat, Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH : BBMB celebrated 74th Republic Day with great fanfare in the
premises of BBMB Board Secretariat, here on Thursday.

Chandigarh Education Department presents cultural programme on Republic Day

CHANDIGARH : Education Department Chandigarh presented a cultural Bonanza on the eve of 74th
Republic Day with great patriotic zeal and fervour.. The adviser to the administrator Mr. Dharam pal graced
the event as  the chief guest.Education secretary Ms. Purva Garg, Director School Education Mr.
Harsuhinderpal Singh Brar and other officials from the Education Department also registered their
presence. We Excel a software company donated 100 tablets to government schools under their CSR
activity to equip students with self paced learning.

Govt Volvo bus service to Delhi Airport ended monopoly of Private bus players: Laljit Singh Bhullar

CHANDIGARH / NANGAL : Fulfillment the long-pending demand of the people, Punjab Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar and Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains today flagged off Volvo bus service from Nangal to IGI Airport Delhi. Now, the people of Kandhi area will be able to travel to IGI Airport Delhi with just Rs.1130.

Interactive Session by UNICEF and LLF at RCED

CHANDIGARH: An interactive session was organized at Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED) for the ongoing batches from UNICEF. The motive of the session was to make the students aware about the Passport to Earning (P2E) platform- an initiative of UNICEF that empowers the students with the 21st century skills.

Hindi and Punjabi version of PM's book ‘Exam Warriors’ launched

CHANDIGARH: In an impressive function hosted at Punjab Raj Bhawan registering presence of about 500 students from Punjab and Chandigarh, the new and enhanced edition of Exam Warriors by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji was launched by Governor Punjab and Administrative UT Chandigarh, Sh Banwari Lal Purohit.

BJP Mayor elected in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The Bjp on Tuesday won all the three seats in the mayoral elections for tehe eighth consecutive time to maintain its sway in the municipal corporation(MC).

Mission Millet launches for all government schools in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The Food Safety Department of Chandigarh Administration in association with Department of School Education and Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology launched an initiative “Chandigarh School Mission’to promote millets in the Schools here on Friday. Under the mission awareness will be spread about safe food and nutrition, promotion of Millets is to be carried out in each School of Chandigarh by way of displaying live Millets recipes.

Congress MP dies of heart attack, BJY suspended for day

CHANDIGARH: Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Saturday died of a heart attack during party leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab. He was 76 years old.

Congress MP dies of heart attack in Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Saturday died of heart attack during party leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab.

Haryana to deploy foam-tender fire-fighting vehicles at airstrips

CHANDIGARH: To prevent the potential fire accident, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday directed the Fire and Emergency Services to deploy foam-tender fire-fighting vehicles at all airstrips.

Veteran Journalist N.S.Parwana dies, cremated in Mohali

CHANDIGARH: Veteran journalist N.S.Parwana who was for long time associated with Hind Samachar group died at Mohali and he was cremated today in Mohali.