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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.