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UT has highest tax assessees in NW region

Chandigarh: Chandigarh has the highest ratio of income tax assessees to a total population at 36.46 per cent, while Jammu and Kashmir has the lowest at 1.56 per cent in the north-west (NW) region. Besides, Haryana contributes more than 50 per cent in tax collection from the region.The NW region comprises Punjab, Haryana, UT Chandigarh,

UT mulls to revive depleting water level at Sukhna Lake

Chandigarh: UT Administration mulls to revive the depleting water level at Sukhna Lake. During a high level meeting held under Chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator Parimal Rai, the public suggestions were shortlisted to explore the aspects. Adviser Parimal Rai gave directions to the concerned officers to work upon the possibilities to drawing water from

UT Education Dept changes school timings 

Chandigarh: The Education Department on Sunday announced fresh timings for all its primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools on Tuesday. The revised timings will be implemented from Wednesday and will be applicable till March 31,

UT gets mobile air quality laboratory

Chandigarh: After mobile food van, the city residents on Thursday got first of its kind continuous air quality Laboratory on Wheels for monitoring air pollutants. Panjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover and Scientist-G, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr Gufran Beig inaugurated the facility, which would use state

Shopkeepers allowed putting up cracker stalls; UT relaxes norms

Chandigarh: UT Administration has relaxed the ban on sale of crackers from outside shops in various markets of the city. The relaxation of ban came after the trader’s body met Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi on Monday. Cracker Dealers Association Chandigarh led by President Devinder Gupta and supported by Deputy Mayor Hardeep Singh met DC today.

UT to conduct GIS mapping of Kaimbwala village by drone

Chandigarh: After successfully conducting the area mapping using Drone of two sectors and one village, UT Administration is all set to conduct area mapping of Kaimbwala village on Tuesday. This was stated by Ajit Balaji Joshi, DC after holding a meeting with Dinesh Singh Secretary Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of

UT gets panel of 6 PCS officers

Chandigarh: UT Administration has received a panel of six PCS officers from Punjab. The Secretary Personnel has forwarded the file to UT Adviser for the approval from the UT Administrator. Punjab has sent a panel of six PCS officers namely Uma Shankar Sharma, Sukhjit Pal Singh, Paramjit Singh, Sanjay Popli, Paramjeet Singh and H S

UT all set to allocate work under smart city project

Chandigarh: The Smart City project gets rolling as UT is all set to allocate the developmental project within the fortnight. The process of selecting the team leader company to operate the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) constituted to undertake the various developmental projects was completed on Monday. Six companies, Indian and foreign submitted their bids for

JAC meet demands policy for regularisation of UT teachers

Chandigarh: A delegation of Joint action Committee (JAC) on Thursday met Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator V P Singh Badnore and submitted a memorandum of long pending demands of UT teachers. During the meeting, the union demanded that a policy for Regularisation of all teachers working in UT Schools should be formed immediately so that

UT to produce 650 Mwh energy from two Rooftop SPV Power Plants

Chandigarh: UT Administration has taken a leap in solar power generation by installing 300 Kwh and 200 Kwh, two Rooftop Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Power Generation Plants at ISBT 17 and 43. Both these plants will generate 650 Mwh of solar energy on yearly basis. Santosh Kumar, Director (Science and Technology and Renewable Energy) and

Zebra marks remain missing, UT police issued 56,534 challans

Chandigarh: Challans issued by UT traffic police of stopping the vehicles on Zebra Crossing or crossing over stop line put city residents in quandary as either Zebra Crossing marks are missing or are faded at most of the traffic signals. It is the apathy of UT Administration and Municipal Corporation divide that has put the

PDP expels Leh dist chief for demanding UT status for Ladakh

Srinagar: PDP today expelled its districtpresident for Leh Tashi Gyalson from the basic membership of the party for signing a memorandum demanding Union Territory status for Ladakh, saying that under no circumstances will it endorse any move aimed at dividing the state. The head of PDP’s Disciplinary Committee Abdul Rehman Veeri expelled Gyalson for violating the

UT Police’s finest and fittest’

The next time you see two ‘Muscle Men’ in uniform of Chandigarh Police, don’t think they are here for a shooting of a bollywood movie as they are the ‘fittest cops’ of Chandigarh Police who have taken fitness to the next level. Since fitness is considered to be the key characteristic for policing, the two

Badnore inspects renovation of his office at UT Secretariat

Chandigarh: Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, V P Singh Badnore paid visit to U T Secretariat on Tuesday. Badnore after inspecting the renovation work of his office, called for a meeting with all the senior officers of the Administration and discussed on the current status of Solar Power Project and Vintage Car and Bikers

UT commences weeding process at Sukhna Lake

Chandigarh: UTs Engineering Department has initiated removal of weeds from Sukhna Lake. Administration was asked by High Court to submit its report on status of Sukhna Lake and remedies adopted to restore water by September 22. HC bench is likely to inspect Sukhna Lake on September 20. Sukhna Lake is losing its sheen as the

Sukhna Lake: HC pulls up UT Admn, asks to remove weed within 2 weeks

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday pulled up the Chandigarh Administration and directed it to clear entire weed from Sukhna Lake within two weeks. The court said that it seemed that the officials of the UT Administration were not serious to save the Sukhna Lake. The court ordered the UT Chief Engineer to ensure

EC to hold meeting with UT on Monday

Chandigarh: Election Commissioner (EC) Rakesh Mehta conducted survey of the various police station and sensitive areas of the Chandigarh on Saturday. EC will be holding meeting with UT Administration on Monday to chalk out the plans for conducting forth coming MC elections. EC will hold meeting over decision of the number of wards to be

CBI nabs UT Police Head Constable for taking bribe

Chandigarh: Central Bureau of Investigation arrested head constable posted at sector 45 police post for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a resident of Burail, on Monday night. The head constable has been identified as Parveen Kumar. The arrests were made at the Burail police post by CBI and cops were caught rend handed for

UT signs MoU with HIPA for improving disaster management

Chandigarh Disaster Management Plan will be re-written as per the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines as an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Chandigarh Administration and Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), a premier Haryana Government institute last week. The plan will be based on five points—mitigation of risk, preparedness, response, rehabilitation and

UT cops crack Reliance JIO manager murder

Chandigarh: Nearly after four weeks, Chandigarh Police have arrested three persons for allegedly murdering Senior Manager of Reliance JIO. According to police, the accused murdered the victim for the motive of robbery. Vineet Tehran, 38 -year- old Senior Manager with Reliance JIO was murdered with an axe near his residence at Mani Majra. Version of complainant