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Drive to put nameplates on Chandigarh trees

The Chandigarh Tree Lovers (CTL) along with the UT municipal corporation (MC) and Chandigarh administration initiated a drive to put up nameplates on trees on Saturday morning.

17 Nov 2019 9:47 am
2018 mishaps: Casualties below 100 in Chandigarh

The number of casualties in road accidents in Chandigarh in 2018 has come down to 98, which is the lowest since 2013, the data released by the ministry of road transport and highway transport research wing, New Delhi, has revealed.

17 Nov 2019 9:15 am
2,088 signboards to help Chd streets get breather

In a significant move to stop illegal parking along the roads in the city, the Chandigarh municipal corporation is going to allot Rs 1.15crore work contract to install a total of 2,088 No Parking signboards across the city to one of the two companies it has shortlisted, said an official. The civic body will open on Monday the financial bids submitted by the two companies, which were shortlisted after technical scrutiny.

17 Nov 2019 9:08 am
Punjab ranks 2nd in severity of road accidents

Punjab has ranked second in the country in severity of road accidents, even as the state has ranked overall 18th for total accidents between 2014 and 2018, as per the latest report prepared by the Union ministry of road transport and highways.

17 Nov 2019 7:19 am
HC seeks layout plan for additional parking

After the Chandigarh administration submitted that construction of a multilevel parking in front of the Punjab and Haryana high court museum cannot be allowed as it is a green area, and came up with some other possible arrangements, the high court on Saturday directed the city's chief architect to submit a layout/ site plan before the building committee of the court within the next three weeks.

17 Nov 2019 6:41 am
Chd water fit to drink? Study says otherwise

A study by the Union consumer affairs ministry has put a question mark on the quality of water being supplied in the city. In what can be a major cause of concern for the Chandigarh municipal corporation, all the water samples collected from the city are

17 Nov 2019 6:38 am
Mohali cops mark six drug pockets

The district administration has identified six drug-abuse pockets in the district for a targeted de-addiction campaign and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal has formed spy teams for these areas.

17 Nov 2019 6:28 am
Domestic lounge's closure: Citco moves court

Citco (The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation) has filed an application in Mohali court over the closure of its domestic lounge at the Chandigarh International Airport.

17 Nov 2019 6:27 am
Youth stabbed in Ambala, succumbs to injuries

Ambala police registered a case of murder after a resident of Manmohan Nagar in Ambala City identified as Sonu (22) succumbed to his stabbing injuries while undergoing treatment at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh on Saturday.

16 Nov 2019 9:46 pm
Pb: Dalit man thrashed, succumbs to injuries

A 37-year-old Dalit man, who was mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink urine in Punjab's Sangrur district, succumbed to his injuries Saturday morning at a hospital here, police said.

16 Nov 2019 1:14 pm
Hooda gets favourite Chandigarh house

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been allotted a house of his choice in Chandigarh's upscale Sector 7 by the virtue of being the leader of opposition.

16 Nov 2019 9:52 am
Patiala: 3 held for forcing Dalit to drink urine

Sangrur police on Friday arrested three persons accused of beating up a Dalit youth and forcing him to drink urine.

16 Nov 2019 9:41 am
Warrant against witness in sexual harassment case

The Chandigarh district court has issued a bailable warrant against the complainant and witness in a case of sexual harassment, in which Jasjit Singh Bunny, the son of Punjab former cabinet minister and SAD leader Capt Kanwaljit Singh, is the accused. The two failed to appear in the court for recording of their statements, after which the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) issued the warrant.

16 Nov 2019 8:14 am
Mohali med college work to begin by March next yr

The construction of Government Medical College Mohali will start before March 2020. This assurance was given by Om Parkash Soni, minister of medical education and research, Punjab, after a team from Medical Council of India (MCI) visited the proposed site for construction of medical college in Phase VI of Mohali on Friday.

16 Nov 2019 7:25 am
SGPC presidents poll: All eyes on Badal

With the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) set to elect its next president during its general house meeting on November 27, leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) have started brainstorming on who would head the largest Panthic body.

16 Nov 2019 7:16 am
Rs 10L relief to 3 sexual assault survivors

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Panchkula, has awarded Rs 10 lakh compensation to three sexual assault survivors on Friday.

16 Nov 2019 6:51 am
Cops nab man with 100g heroin, Rs 6k drug money

Special Task Force has arrested a 34-year-old man for possession of drugs and drug money on Thursday.

16 Nov 2019 6:28 am
Mohali: Wanted drug, arms smuggler arrested

The Mohali police have arrested a 40-year-old drug smuggler, who was a proclaimed offender since 2017. He has allegedly been involved in large-scale smuggling of drugs and arms for many years now.

16 Nov 2019 4:31 am
Haryana, Punjab reel under very poor air quality

Several parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe to very poor air quality on Friday despite a drop in the number of stubble-burning incidents in the two states in the last few day.

15 Nov 2019 7:06 pm
Punjab bans sale of ghee containing added matter

The Commissionerate of Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab, has prohibited the sale of ghee containing added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat.

15 Nov 2019 4:10 pm
'Review decision on exam centres for tech students'

Various technical education college bodies in the state have urged the government to reconsider the decision of changing examination centres of polytechnic students.

15 Nov 2019 10:27 am
When Punjab took a day off burning straw

In a first since September 23, no cases of paddy stubble burning were recorded in Punjab on Thursday. However, the number of such incidents remains high as compared to the corresponding period last year.

15 Nov 2019 8:31 am
Truck enters house in Panchkula

A truck driver on Wednesday evening rammed his truck into the wall of a house in Sector 26 here, the police said on Thursday.

15 Nov 2019 8:17 am
Mohali: Bikers grab gold chain in Baltana

Shalu, a woman from Parvati Enclave in Baltana locality of Zirakpur, has told police that two men on motorcycle snatcher here gold chain when she was on her way to a local market on Wednesday morning.

15 Nov 2019 8:12 am
Sikh prisoner walks free from Patiala jail

Sikh prisoner Nand Singh (42) who had been granted remission by the Centre in view of 550th birth anniversary special celebrations of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev, walked free from the Patiala Central Jail late Thursday evening. However, Subheg Singh, who has also been granted freedom, could not be released from the jail as his family failed to file the release bonds.

15 Nov 2019 7:10 am
Panchkula corpn asks patwaris to check farm fires

The MC officials said that in all villages falling under the MC, they will keep a strict eye on the issue and the violators will be booked.

15 Nov 2019 6:40 am
Popular Instagram couple booked again for fraud

Popular Instagram couple Ekam Singh and Baljinder Kaur were yet again booked for duping.This time a resident of Tarn Taran was cheated on the pretext of sending her abroad with family.

15 Nov 2019 6:28 am
GMADA comes down hard on illegal PG business

The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (Gmada) has issued notices to 14 violators at the Purab Premium Apartments in Sector-88 for running paying guest business in their apartments illegally.

15 Nov 2019 6:17 am
Wagah: 10-day pilgrimage costs just Rs 2,000

As much as the corridor was hailed, devotees are beginning to realise that it is perhaps most cost effective - as well as adventurous - if they skip the corridor route and take the regular crossing via Attari border.

15 Nov 2019 6:06 am
Biomedical waste: CPCC writes to Punjab, Hry

The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) has written to neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana in connection with recent seizure of biomedical waste in Chandigarh.

14 Nov 2019 9:56 pm
Chandigarh plot auctioned for Rs 15.30 crore

The 1014 square yard plot (which is around 1.5 kanal) in Sector 33 was auctioned for Rs 15.30 crore against the reserve price of Rs 7.53 crore, in the auction of properties by the UT estate office. The two day process of e-auction was completed on Thursday evening.

14 Nov 2019 9:54 pm
'Air quality in Hry dists worse than Punjab'

Several districts in Haryana on Thursday reported air quality in the 'severe' and 'very poor' categories, far worse than many towns in Punjab, officials said.

14 Nov 2019 8:17 pm
Guidelines framed for buprenorphine supply

After putting a price ceiling on buprenorphine, the Punjab government has framed stringent guidelines for providing the detoxification medicine at a controlled rate to private de-addiction centres across the state.

14 Nov 2019 7:31 am
Guv approves remission of activists life term

Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore has approved the remission of life sentence awarded to farmer activist Manjit Singh Dhaner (62) of Barnala in a murder case dating back to 2001. Dhaner is senior vice-president of the farmer organization, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Dakaunda).

14 Nov 2019 7:24 am
Pb: Rs 2.5k per acre for not burning stubble

The Punjab government has decided to pay Rs 2,500 per acre as compensation to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt paddy straw this season.

14 Nov 2019 7:24 am
Two held with heroin near Mohali college

Acting on a tip-off, the special task force (STF) has arrested two men from Mohali for possessing heroin and money earned from selling drugs.

14 Nov 2019 5:52 am
Bishnoi gang produced in Panchkula court

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, Sampat Nehra and 7 other gang members were produced in a local court on Wednesday in two cases that took place in 2017 in Panchkula.

14 Nov 2019 5:46 am
Mohali: Truck mows down 65-year-old cyclist

A 65-year-old man was killed after a truck hit him in Zirakpur on Wednesday morning.The victim has been identified as Puran Singh.He belonged to Rampur Kalan village in Zirakpur.

14 Nov 2019 5:42 am
GMADA cities in scarcity, 3 projects undelivered

House buyers of IT City, Aero City, and Eco City have accused Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) of failing to lay the promised basic infrastructure in three of its biggest projects, so far.

14 Nov 2019 5:34 am
Delhi bomb blast: 8 prisoners up for release

Chandigarh To Ask Centre To Put Up Rajoana's case before President. Prof Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, whose death sentence for 1993 Delhi bomb blast was commuted to life imprisonment in March 2014, is among eight Sikh prisoners undergoing sentences for crimes committed during the militancy period whose names have been cleared for special remission by the Centre as a humanitarian gesture on the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev. He had been sentenced to death in 2001 by a TADA court.

14 Nov 2019 5:23 am