Jul 21

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Kejriwal browbeating Punjabis through malicious telecalls: SAD

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today castigated the bullying and pressurising tactics being employed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to browbeat the people of Punjab into supporting it in the 2017 assembly elections. In a statement here, senior SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema said the coercive methods

Auto drivers take govt norms for granted in tri-city

Chandigarh: Sight of queued up auto rickshaws along the roads, blocking traffic and passage of passengers on bus stops is quite common. Large number of rickshaws can be seen parked on Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg, in front of ISBT 43, 17 and PGI. “The auto rickshaw halt in front of bus stops due to which

Part of city heritage, Pierre Jeanneret house in a shambles

Chandigarh: The house which was once occupied by Pierre Jeanneret a Swiss architect who collaborated with his cousin, Charles Edouard Jeanneret (who assumed the pseudonym Le Corbusier), for about twenty years to architect out the city beautiful is in shambles and in shear neglect. This house is also a part of city heritage. Where on

Commuters have narrow escape as truck hits 9 cars

Chandigarh: More than a dozen people in nine separate cars had a narrow escape after their cars waiting at the red light junction of Sectors 44/45-49/50, were smashed by a truck here on Tuesday evening. The breaks of the truck had failed, the police said. According to the police, among the nine cars, six cars

Art residency in farmhouse near Chandigarh city

Manakpur Sharif: The landscape of ‘Green Revolution’ state Punjab has always been known for its golden harvest. But with the efforts of an artistically-minded entrepreneur couple, there will be a splash of colour in the agrarian state as well. Bringing in a new concept to the state, serial entrepreneur Anuja Lath is offering art residency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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