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Now nurses at PGI to go on strike

Chandigarh: Patients admitted at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and those who have their appointments scheduled for Friday might an onslaught of indefinite strike that is scheduled to commence from September 2. The protest has been called by All India Nurses Federation. Confirming the same PGI Nurses Welfare Association (NWA) president Lakhwinder Singh

Cong seeks amendments in paver block policy for city

Chandigarh: Another session of heated arguments was witnessed during MC house meet here on Wednesday when senior Congress leader Subhash Chawal was at logger head with Mayor over the agenda point number eight of providing paver blocks in Milk Colony Dhanas. Chawla contested that if the agenda is out of policy then another agenda passed in

MC to part with Jaypee Group, valuer to assess salvage

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation has decided to part with Jaypee group and will seize the operations of garbage processing plant to make way for new company. The agenda which was unanimously passed by house also constituted a six member committee to appoint a valuer to assess the salvage of plant. Committee will work out the plans to

Chhotepur in no mood to reconcile

Sacked AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Wednesday ruled out at any reconciliation with the party after senior leader Sanjay Singh approached to placate him on Monday fearing splits in the local unit ahead of the Punjab assembly polls.“Surprised” by the massive support pouring in for Chhotepur from across Punjab after his removal, Aam

Glowing tributes paid to late CM Beant Singh

CHANDIGARH: A solemn function was organised at the Samadhi of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh on his 21th martyrdom day on Wednesday. The day was commemorated as Balidan Divas, in which a large number of people paid floral tributes to their leader, at his Shaheedi Samarak/Memorial in Sector 42, Chandigarh. A Sarv Dharam Prarthna

NGT notice to Centre, Punjab on Ambuja Cement plant expansion

New Delhi: With a plea seeking quashing of Environmental Clearance (EC) for expansion of Ambuja Cements’ unit in Punjab’s Ropar district, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday sought the responses from the Centre and the state government.A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Punjab

Badal has destroyed century-old Akali legacy: Amarinder

Punjab Pradesh Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has destroyed the century-old great and glorious Akali legacy so much so “the real and the true Akalis” were feeling suffocated and seeking a way out.“The real and true Akalis are feeling suffocated as Badal has destroyed glorious Akali

AAP’s civil war just starting; more to come, predicts CM

Terming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a band of ‘fugitives, opportunists, anarchists and confrontationists’, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the civil war in party was just the trailer and the battle would further intensify after allocation of tickets. Interacting with media persons on sidelines of a sports event here on

Dhingra panel finds ‘fault’ with land allotted in Hooda regime

Retired judge Justice S N Dhingra on Wednesday submitted his report on the controversial land deals in Haryana allegedly involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, apparently finding irregularities in the deals. Justice Dhingra, a former judge of Delhi High Court, presented a 182-page report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, 15 months after