Jul 02

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.

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

Nominated, Cong councillors again in verbal sparring match

Chandigarh: The MC House meet hits another low as it was one more day of verbal sparring between nominated councillors and Congress councillors during the meet on Wednesday, when after getting offended with a comment of a nominated councillor, the Congress councillors staged a walkout. However, later they were pacified by Mayor Arun Sood and

Actor arrested for extorting money from models

Chandigarh: The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) of Chandigarh Police have arrested 23 year old Pollywood (Punjabi) movies actor cum singer for allegedly cheating and alluring young female models for casting couch. The accused used to pose himself as Darshan Aulakh, renowned actor and casting director of Bollywood. According to police, accused has been identified

Woman teacher booked for beating 3 students in Ferozpur

Ferozpur: A woman teacher booked for brutally beating up 3 studnets at her academy today in Ferozpur.The students had been admitted in civil

Carpenter’s will keeps bridge afloat

Derabassi: The temporary wooden bridge on Ghaggar river near Tiwana village, three kms from Lalru, is not only an example of desi civil engineering but also proving a blessing for the dozens of villages across the river. Though the bridge, being constructed yearly without any government funds, gets washed away each year in water during

54-lakh contract for cleaning of road gullies goes down the drain

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is facing a tough time cleaning road gullies as the contractor is adamant on more manpower and equipment for carrying out the job. However, amid the furore, the Rs 54-lakh contract has literally gone down the drain as most of the road gullies on city roads are blocked. It seems that

Constable yet to be traced even after two years

Chandigarh: Two years have passed since a Chandigarh Police constable Reeta went missing and she continues to remain untraced till date. The case is being investigated by Haryana Police. According to reports, Reeta a constable posted with the Police Control Room (PCR), went missing on June 9, 2014. What was the case? The missing woman

De-addiction centre helps youth escape from death

Chandigarh: Recently Udta Panjab made the headlines for portraying the picture of how youngsters of Punjab and Chandigarh are getting addicted to drugs. On the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Daily Post team meet the ‘real characters’ of the film, who escaped from the jaws of death and

‘No shortage of water in city from next summer’

Chandigarh: The conference was addressed by Arun Sood, Mayor and B Purushartha, Commissioner along with Rajiv Gupta and Virender Chaudhary, Joint Commissioners, N P Sharma, S E (B and R) and other officers of MC. “The city residents will not face water shortage problem from next summers”, said Arun Sood, Mayor, Chandigarh while addressing on

City becomes a hub of accidents

Chandigarh: Following the rise of number of accidents in city, UT Administration and Chandigarh Traffic police is far away from controlling unfortunate accidents that happen on city roads every day. Almost 40 accidents are reported on daily basis at Chandigarh police control room. According to Chandigarh Police Black Book 2016, persons who lost their lives

City schools to be accredited as ‘Health Promoting Schools’

Chandigarh: Schools in Chandigarh will now be accredited as “Health Promoting Schools.” The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has agreed to fund an unique project propounded by Dr J S Thakur, Professor of Community Medicines, School of Public Health, PGI, Chandigarh. Concerned over the increasing trend among school-going children, the health research wing of

Now, smart parking for Chandigarh on the cards

Chandigarh: In keeping with its tag of being a Smart City, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is all set to work on its plan of making smart parkings in the city. Confirming the same, MC Joint Commissioner Virender Chaudhary said, “We are in the process of making smart parkings and it will take some time to

Making others’ lives better is their mission now

Chandigarh: At the age of 21, Pooja Thakur, and her two children were thrown out of the house which she shared with her in-laws just because her husband died of HIV and she too was HIV positive. “I got married, when I was 14-years-old and at 17, I gave birth to my first son, till

PM obliges people with selfies at Intl Yoga Day celebrations

Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi,who today joined over 30,000 people here for the second International Yoga Day celebrations, freely mingled with the participants, obliging them with selfies and talking briefly with the ‘divyangs’. Soon after addressing the gathering for about 25 minutes, Modi climbed down from the podium but before joining the participants to perform

PU all set to celebrate International Yoga Day

Chandigarh: As part of International Day of Yoga celebrations, the Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh would organise Yoga Camp at PU Cricket Ground from 6 to 8 am on June 21. There would be no restrictions and the entry is open for all the students, teachers, alumni, their family members and general public. No registration is

Rains may hamper International Yoga Day event in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Rainfall may hamper the main event of International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday, a weather official said on Monday. “There are high chances of rainfall in Chandigarh and nearby areas on Tuesday morning,” Surinder Paul, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS. He said the

21 cases of rape reported this year

Chandigarh: Aged women in Chandigarh seem to be not the only ones who are targeted by miscreants, as an outsized percentage of minor girls too turn victims of rapes and molestation cases in Chandigarh. The data of Chandigarh Police shows that the minors seem to be turning easy prey of the criminals especially in cases

Hardly any takers for e-rickshaw at multi-level parking

Chandigarh: The E-Rickshaws provided free by Municipal Corporation (MC) to facilitate those parking their vehicles at Multi-level parking in Sector 17 Chandigarh failed to serve purpose as there are hardly any takers for the facility. MC had passed on the facility free of cost for those parking their vehicles at Multi-Level parking. MC blames the