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23 Jul 2019

AirAsia India to start daily direct flight on New Delhi-Chandigarh route

23 Jul 2019 | 7:16 PM

NEW DELHI: AirAsia India announced on Tuesday that it will start operating daily direct flight on the Delhi-Chandigarh route from August 1 onwards.

Theft reported from house

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

Chandigarh: Cash and valuables, including jewellery, were stolen from a house in Burail village in Sector 45.

Thieves make off with solar panels in P’kula

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA: Thieves made off with solar panels installed at a tubewell in Manaktabra village near Raipur Rani on the intervening night of July 21 and 22.

DAV Police Public, Panchkula

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

Scout guides of DAV Police Public Sschool, Panchkula, organised a plantation drive on the school premises.

Sewer manhole open invitation to mishaps

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

KHARAR: About 15-foot-deep sewer manhole dug up a few days back is lying uncovered on one side of the Jhungian-Harlalpur road.

PGI sanitation staff start chain hunger strike

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the PGI Joint Action Committee of sanitary attendants and hospital attendants today started a chain hunger strike in support of their demand for promotion.

No more long queues at PGI from next year

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Come next year, patients will not have to wait in long queues for registration or other services at the PGIMER.

PGI hi-tech block likely to start next month

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: High on technology, a state-of-the-art 334-bed extension block in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research’s (PGIMER) Nehru Hospital is likely to get functional by next month.

Gang rape: Police launch probe

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

AMBALA: The police have launched an investigation into the alleged case of gang rape in Ambala.

NHM staff protest disparity in wages

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Chandigarh NHM Employees’ Union (CNEU) held a protest in support of “equal pay for equal work” and other demands at the Civil Hospital, Sector 22, here today.

Entrancing spell by vocalist at Tagore Theatre

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The magnificence of sublime Hindustani classical music, devotional renditions replete with spiritual wisdom was eloquently brought alive by eminent classical vocalist Vidushi Kalapnini Komkali in a special concert organised the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak akademi ( CSNA).

Sacked drivers, conductors hold sit-in on P’kula-UT border

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA: Contractual drivers and conductors, who were removed by the Haryana Roadways last year, after regular incumbents ended their strike staged a dharna at the Panchkula-Chandigarh border today.

Vande Bharat trial run from Delhi to Katra successful

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

AMBALA: A trial run of the second rake of Vande Bharat Express was conducted on Monday.

Make playgrounds available for kids, Jogpal tells DC

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA: Concerned over residents’ complaints about injuries in parks with cricket balls and footballs, the Municipal Corporation (MC) on Monday wrote to Deputy Commissioner (DC) to formulate a policy for making playgrounds available in schools and colleges for children.

15 illegal structures razed in Mohali

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI: Around 15 illegal structures in different areas of Mohali district were razed by the regulatory wing of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) here today.

One side of P’kula-Housing Board Chowk road to open today

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA: The Municipal Corporation has decided to open one side of the Housing Board Chowk road for vehicles tomorrow.

One booked for abetting suicide

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Mystery shrouds the death of a married woman, Bariza Dubey, a resident of Dhakoli here.

Seven-month-old girl tests positive for cholera

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Potable water samples collected by the Health Department from various localities in Zirakpur recently have put city residents in a quandary.

Third biker’s body handed over to kin

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The autopsy of the third youth, who, along with two others, died in a road accident, was conducted today and the body handed over to his kin.

Construction activity set to be regulated near Sukhna

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Construction activities around Sukhna Lake will be regulated as the Chandigarh Administration is all set to declare the lake as a wetland under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017.

Graft: CBI told to submit reply on discharge plea

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: A special CBI court has directed the investigating agency to file its reply on an application moved by Sanjay Dahuja to discharge him in a graft case.

Bumpy ride in city: 3 road repair vans of MC defunct

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: While several UT roads are in a bad shape, three mobile workshop vans of the Municipal Corporation, which were tasked to do patch work, are lying defunct for the past few months.

Breeding of mosquitoes: 1,746 city households issued notice this year

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: At least eight cases of dengue and 11 cases of malaria have been reported in the city so far this year.

Auto parts traders oppose lease arrear notices, threaten strike

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Traders of the Sector 48 motor market have opposed the Estate Office notices demanding arrears of lease money in lakhs.

Salary due, road gully cleaners stop work

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: At a time when monsoon season is on, some workers engaged for cleaning of road gullies have stopped work as their contractor has not paid their salaries.

UT gets technical bids for 3 Smart projects

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Technical bids were today received from two companies for building 90 smart classrooms in four government schools under the Smart City Mission.

29 attend workshop on nursing

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: A seven-day workshop on evidence-based nursing practice and methods of clinical teaching and supervision was organised by the National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, from July 15 to 21.

Admissions liable to cancellation: GMCH

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has stated that admission of any candidate, whose affidavit is found to be a fake, is liable to cancellation.

PUTA elections on August 21

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The elections for the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) for one-year term are slated for August 21.

Coaching centres get 30 days to meet fire safety norms

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The coaching centres, which have been facing the sealing prospect due to non-adherence with the fire safety norms, were partially relieved in a meeting with Sub-divisional Magistrate (Centre) Nazuk Kumar here today.

Traffic chaos at university, students harried

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: With counselling sessions and admissions underway, Panjab University is witnessing traffic chaos and parking problems.

New contractor soon for PU coffee house

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: A panel of Panjab University, constituted for deciding the fate of the university’s 47-year-old South India Coffee House which was shut down on June 31 after its owner Joy Kuruvilla refused to run it, today called for floating a tender to appoint a new contractor for the shop.

CBSE website not up to date

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) directs the affiliated schools to their official website timely, its own website has been crying for attention for a long time now.

1 killed, 12 hurt as Innova, auto collide near toll plaza

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PANCHKULA: One person was killed and at least 12 were injured when the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in collided with an Innova near the toll plaza here today.

Farmer done to death, servant missing

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI: A 65-year-old person was murdered at his residence in Patto here.

Thieves take away vault with Rs 4.3 L

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI: Miscreants took away a heavy vault containing around Rs 4.30 lakh from a Sewa Kendra at Nayagaon here. The matter came to light when employees of the centre reached there today.

Traffic cops challan 37 school buses

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Continuing the drive against violations made by buses and other vehicles ferrying school students, the UT traffic police today issued a total of 124 challans, including 37 to school buses.

3 young snatchers land in police net

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three youths, including a son of a Punjab Police Home Guards volunteer, have been arrested in a mobile phone snatching case.

Plan afoot to privatise hotels run by CITCO

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a major move, the UT Administration is considering privatising three hotels in the city — Mountview Shivalikview and Parkview.

Cops use water cannons on protesters, 6 injured

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI: High drama was witnessed on the Mohali-Chandigarh border behind the Punjab School Education Board premises at Phase 8 this afternoon when the police resorted to a mild lathicharge and used water cannons to stop around 200 members of Sikh religious bodies from entering Chandigarh.

‘No wife, no flat’ has slum-dwellers in fix

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The condition imposed by the CHB to allot flats to those eligible only in the presence of their wives has put slum-dwellers of Colony No. 4 in a quandary.

No subsidy on solar power plants above 10 kW

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has stopped paying subsidy on the installation of solar power plants above 10 kW capacity.

Punjab Sports Dept takes help of public notice to trace coach

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:The Punjab Sports Department is taking the help of public notices to trace the coaches who are remaining “willfully” absent.

Gursimran, Aditya guide St Joseph’s to victory

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

Chandigarh, July 22

Gritty Param stuns Guhaan, wins title

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

MOHALI:Second seed Param Sidana upset top seed Guhaan Mehta to claim the boys’ U-10 title on the concluding day of the Open Tennis Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur on Monday.

Tender Heart paddlers win twin titles at ICSE meet

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tender Heart School, Sector 33, won twin titles on the concluding day of the ICSE Inter School Table Tennis Tournament in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, on Monday.

Top seeds ease into 2nd round

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

CHANDIGARH:Maharashtra’s Sai Rajesh Bhoyar packed off Haryana’s Angelina Singh to move into the girls’ U-16 second round in the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Monday.

Review power purchase pacts inked by SAD-BJP, says PDA

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Democratic Alliance’s (PDA) leaders, including Sukhpal Singh Khaira and former MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi slammed the previous SAD-BJP regime for signing shoddy power purchase agreements with private thermal plant firms.

Rs 4.25-lakh penalty imposed on milk chilling centre

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:Taking stern action against spurious products, a milk-manufacturing unit has been slapped a penalty of Rs 4.

Dairy shifting project likely to ease drainage system

23 Jul 2019 | 8:01 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) has already commenced work on 22.

22 Jul 2019

‘Nationalisation of banks played pivotal role’

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab unit of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) today celebrated the golden jubilee of nationalisation of banks here on Sunday.

Workshop organised on non-invasive ventilation

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PATIALA:A workshop was conducted by the Department of Chest and TB and Punjab Chapter of Indian Chest Society under the guidance of chairman Dr HJ Singh and secretary Dr Vishal Chopra on non-invasive ventilation at Government Medical College.

Unidentified people booked for abetment to suicide

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PATIALA:The police have registered a case against unidentified persons under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after an Army man had committed suicide on June 29.

Probe bungling of UGC scholarships, High Court asks Punjabi varsity V-C

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Punjabi University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr BS Ghuman to inquire into the alleged bungling of scholarship funds offered by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to students.

Migrant workers pose big challenge to Health Dept

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PATIALA:Though the Health Department has fixed a target to eradicate malaria by 2020 but a significant proportion of those infected being migrants has made things difficult for the authority concerned.

Interlocking tiles behind waterlogging ?

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PATIALA:Laying of interlocking tiles without proper planning has become one of the reasons for waterlogging in the city.

Football trials on July 23

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Football Association will organise trials to select city's boys team to participate in the AIIF U-16 National for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy on July 23 (3pm) at the Sector 46 Sports Complex.

Ignoring Mohali lad Shubman Gill for Windies tour angers cricket buffs

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

NEW DELHI:The Indian squads for the upcoming tour of the West Indies were announced on Sunday.

Guhaan to face Param in final

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

MOHALI:Top seed Guhaan Mehta will face second seed Param Sidana in the boys’ U-10 final of the Open Tennis Championship, organised by Roots Tennis Academy, on Monday.

Vidhi, Dhanika win karate gold medals

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:Vidhi and Ishika claimed the first two positions, respectively, while Zoya and Srishti shared the third spot in the girls’ U-7 category of the 27th Chandigarh State Karate (Sub-Junior, Cadet and Junior) Championship here today.

Haryana Steelers to face Puneri Paltan in kabaddi opener

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Steelers will take on Puneri Paltan in their first match of the seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi League in Hyderabad tomorrow.

COTIF Cup next target: Maymol

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:The senior Indian women's national team head coach Maymol Rocky expressed that it's the right time for her side to "take the next step" up the Asian Football ladder, after their good showing in the Olympic Qualifiers last season.

Hardik overpowers top seed Rishi

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major upset, 10th seed Hardik Choudhary of Uttar Pradesh stunned top seed Rishi Dahiya of Punjab in straight sets to qualify for the boys’ U-16 main draw on the second day of the CLTA-AITA Super Series (U-16 and U-18) Tennis Tournament here today.

Proactive govt approach can save life, property

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

RK KAPOOR:Day by day increasing incidents of trees falling on vehicles during the rainy season in the tricity is a matter of concern.

Drive against drug addiction

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB:The police, led by SP (Investigations) Harpal Singh, launched a search operation to nab drug peddlers and addicts in Madarsai Colony, Railway Station, Bypass, and Brahman Majra area, Sirhind.

2 ASIs suspended for harassing woman on WhatsApp

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

PANCHKULA:Two ASIs have been suspended by the Panchkula police for harassing a woman on WhatsApp on the pretext of investigating an accident case.

Ghazal maestros win hearts

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:The splendour of ‘ghazals’ came alive at a concert, ‘Kahani Ghazal ki’, organised by the Cosmic Art Foundation, Pracheen Kala Kendra and State Bank of India, at Tagore Theatre here on Saturday.

103 more slum residents get flats

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

Chandigarh: As many as 103 slum-dwellers of Colony No. 4 were allotted flats in Maloya today by the Chandigarh Housing Board.

Gangster booked for murder bid

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

KHARAR:The Kharar City Police have booked a gangster, Sukhpreet Singh alias Budda, on the charge of threatening to kill Nishant Sharma, president of Shiv Sena Hind.

3 fail to give information on tenants, servants; arrested

22 Jul 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:Continuing the drive against landlords who have failed to get police verification of tenantsand servants done, theUT police registered three more cases regardingthe same and arrestedthe accused.