Jul 17

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City green cover increases by 13 per cent in last two years

Chandigarh: The green cover of the city beautiful has increased by 13 per cent in past two years. This was revealed in the report submitted by the Indian State of Forest Report-2015, prepared by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), said Santosh Kumar Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden Chandigarh. Santosh Kumar said,

St John High School celebrates Van Mahotsava

Chandigarh: The school brought two great causes of planting trees and donating blood together, to celebrate life on earth by reaching out and spreading greenery at the Rotary and Blood bank Resource Center in Sector 37 by planting saplings of trees. St John High School celebrated Van Mahotsava with great aplomb and enthusiasm. The students

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Government creches sans medical kits, reveals survey

Chandigarh: Most of government crèches running in various areas of the city do not have first aid kits and provision of basic medical facilities including growth charts. These facts were highlighted in a survey conducted by students of University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University under the guidance of Chandigarh Commission for Protection of

41 teachers on waiting list to get job letters

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday directed the Education Department to issue appointment letters as Hindi and Science masters to 41 candidates on the waiting list. The direction by Justice GS Sandhawalia came during the hearing of petitions filed by Sonia Sharma of Sangrur and other candidates. The Education Department had advertised 3,422

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Creating a sensation: ‘MAA ka PYAAR’

Mohali: People dream of air conditioned rooms and all the comforts which come in the package as perks of working in an office as a permanent employee but Radhika Arora, 25 an MBA in Human Resource Management, had something else in her mind, when she resigned from her 3 year old job in a well-established

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20- year- old commits suicide

Chandigarh A 20-year- old youth allegedly ended his life by hanging himself at the jungle area of Maloya on Sunday morning. No suicide note has been recovered from the spot, said police. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Jagam, a native of Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. The deceased has been living at Chandigarh

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Sewerage workers sans safety gears risk lives in dirty drains

Chandigarh: Is there anyone who feels this ‘labourers pain?’ Brazen disregard by civic authorities of the court directions are the main reason for the frequent deaths of sewerage workers across the country. Such incidents also happened in Chandigarh where workers were affected by poisonous gases but no lesson has been learnt. Two workers who were

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MC Chandigarh recommends registration of FIR against parking contractor

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has lodged a complaint with UT police requesting to register FIR against parking contractor, Gurnam Singh of Sector 35 C parking lot. MC Joint Commissioner Varinder Chaudhary wrote a complaint to SSP UT police on Friday. MC has also issued show cause notice to contractor for termination of contract and debarring

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Software Engineer at IT Park drowns in North Park hotel

Panchkula: A 24-year-old software engineer died by drowning in an unguarded swimming pool of North Park hotel situated in Panchkula on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The youth along with his friends had gone to a party at the pool side in the hotel, said the police. The software engineer has been identified

UT formulates policy for e-rickshaws, complete ban on plying on V-3 roads

Chandigarh: UT Administration has formulated the policy for the governance of e-rickshaws plying on the city roads. According to the policy, all such rickshaws have been banned for commuting on V-3 roads. Such rickshaws shall be registered as transport vehicles under contract carriage permits. The e-rickshaws will only be allowed to ply on the inner

Housing societies’ flats transferred unlawfully

Chandigarh: Over the years, the Chandigarh Administration has also hit the headlines for scams, involving the top brass of the administration , that keep surfacing at regular intervals. The allegations range from unfair selection to land allotment with the recent Uppal Housing Society hitting the headlines. The Cooperative Department of Chandigarh Administration allegedly transfers flats

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Priya Soni installed as president of Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh

Chandigarh: The Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh District No. 308 held their installation ceremony  at Sip – n- Dine , Sector 7, Chandigarh. Sangeeta Trehan District Chairman was the Chief Guest. Priya Soni  was installed as the President for the year 2016-17. While the club was formed in 1969, Ms Soni is the 34th President of the

Youth shot at by bouncers in city gym

Chandigarh: A 26-year-old bouncer was seriously injured after three bouncers barged into a gym at Sector 26 and allegedly shot at the victim on Tuesday morning. The victim has been identified as Akhil and according to the police, he had come to exercise at the gym as his routine. According to the police, the accused

Jewellery shop looted, owner’s son found murdered

Kalka: As many as two unidentified robbers brutally murdered a youth, identified as Subhanshu (19), the son of the owner of the jewellery shop in the wee hours on Tuesday in main market of Kalka. Subhabshu was sleeping inside the shop. Robbers also looted 1.5 kg of gold and 5-6 kg of silver ornaments before

Mayor, Councillors meet Adviser, urge registration of FIR against officials

Chandigarh: All 36 councillors including Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Congress councillors met UT Adviser Parimal Rai and urged him to expedite the vigilance enquiry against Uppal Housing Society. They also requested Adviser to release the vigilance report at the earliest and recommended for registration of FIR’s against erring officials. Adviser is also

Ice-cream with ‘snake’ sends man, wife to hospital

Chandigarh: A 45-year-old city resident man and his wife were hospitalised after they allegedly had an ice cream of Verka which contained a snake inside it, here at Sector 28 on Saturday night. The victim has given a complaint in the matter at the Police Station Sector 26, though no case has been registered so

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UT gets nod for constitution of SPV for Metro project

Chandigarh: Finally, UT Administration has got a nod from Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) for constituting Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Chandigarh Metro Rail Project. Administration has sought for permission to constitute the company from UT Administrator. UT will constitute special purpose vehicle with a name of Greater Chandigarh Transport Corporation (GCTP) with an initial

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Vulnerable side of city; 2 murders in past 24 hrs

Chandigarh: A 52-year old Assam native was murdered by 21-year old youngster who also hailed from same state on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Sector 42, Chandigarh. The victim has been identified as Mahipal, who was running a road side eatery (tandoor) outside a sub-station of Electricity Department in Sector 42. The

Dhaba owner killed by a Friend in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: An owner of a food joint in sector 42 was killed by his friend, on Friday at Chandigarh. The deceased has been identified as Mahipal native of Assam. However, the accused has been identified as Vijay hails from Assam. According to the police information, the deceased has been running Dhaba for last three years.

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MC declares 10 wards open defecation-free

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation (MC) has declared 10 wards as defecation-free and has also set a target of October 2 for entire city to be declared as open defecation-free. Mayor Arun Sood said that at present 10 wards namely Ward Numbers 1, 3, 4, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 21 have been declared as