Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Chandigarh Press Club condemns the police attack on journalist Kamal Saini

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the police action against Kurukshetra-based journalist Kamal Saini, who regularly contributes as a district reporter from NDTV.

Chandigarh imposes weekend lockdown

CHANDIGARH: With the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases, the Chandigarh administration announced weekend lockdown that will start from every Friday night.

Put on hold privatisation of Chandigarh electricity distribution

CHANDIGARH: Government must put on hold the privitisation of electricity distribution and stop entrusting the electricity departments of union territories to private enterprises.

Chandigarh Press Club condemns the registration of an FIR against journalist Rajesh Kundu and detention of photojournalist

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the registration of an FIR against Hisar-based journalist Rajesh Kundu, founder of a news web portal and web channel ‘TheInk’ and detention of the portal's cameraman Kismat Rana.

Protesting UT power men not allowed to proceed to Governor House

CHANDIGARH: The electricity employees of UT Chandigarh under the banner of UT Power men union held a massive demonstration outside sector 17 office and marched towards governor house to submit a memorandum against the privatization of UT Electricity Department. The protest march was stopped by the police by putting barricades in sector 17 and the employees were manhandled by the police . The employees continued to protest on the road.

Night curfew in Chandigarh, restaurants to close at 10 p.m.

CHANDIGARH: With the sudden spike in coronavirus cases, the Chandigarh administration on Tuesday announced night curfew in the city from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily

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Nalin Acharya elected Chandigarh Press Club president

CHANDIGARH: Nalin Acharya defeated Ramesh Handa by 11 votes to become new president of the Chandigarh Press Club in the annual general elections held today. Nalin Acharya polled 294 votes. Three votes were invalid. Ramesh Handa got 283 votes.

105-year-old Chandigarh resident gets Covid vax jab

CHANDIGARH: 105-year-old was administered Covid vaccine at a vaccination camp for senior citizens organised by the Social Welfare Department here, an official statement said on Tuesday.

Chandigarh shuts educational institutions, bans Holi frolic

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration on Monday ordered all schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the Union Territory to close until March 31 and ordered ban festivities relating to Holi.

Protection of honey bee should be ethical concern.

CHANDIGARH-Albert Einstein once said," If the bees disappeared off the surface then man would have only four years of life left." Many people who understand the cruelty involved in factory farming and are morally opposed to eating meat find it less obvious that the lowly honeybee should also be of ethical concern. Just who are these anyway? The picture below is not of garbage but thousands of honeybees burnt while extracting honey from the hive. One may find lip service towards cruelty against animals but we are insensitive to the cruelty meted out to honeybees while extracting honey from their hives.

Balbir Sidhu flags off Medicine Delivery Van to fulfill requirements of Health & Wellness Centers

CHANDIGARH:In view of maintaining adequate stock of medicines in Health & Wellness Centres (HCWs), the Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today flagged off a Medicine Delivery Van (MDV) at Paryas Bhawan Sector-38 Chandigarh. Community Health Officers (CHOs) have been assigned the responsibility to maintain the stock of medicines at their respective centres and they will soon be authorized to place the demand for medicines quarterly through online mode in advance from Warehouses.

18-years-old Mercedes driver, main accused arrested for mowing down three persons and critically injuring 3 more in Mohali

SAS NAGAR: The Punjab Police have arrested a teenager boy last night for mowing down three persons with his over-speeding Mercedes car near Radha Soami Chowk here in SAS Nagar in the early morning of Saturday.

AIPEF supports bank unions against privatization

CHANDIGARH:All India Power Engineers Federation along with 24 Federations of unions, unions, associations of workers of different sectors, and people’s organizations have supported the Bank Unions Call For two days strike on March 15 and 16 against the government's plan to privatize public sector banks.

Chandigarh extends bid submission date for privatization of electricity department

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Administration has extended the last date of submission of bids for selection of bidders despite receipt of six bids for the privatization of the Electricity Department to March 17.

Punjab CM announces establishment of enforcement directorate under senior cop to crack down on illegal mining

CHANDIGARH:Vowing to completely eliminate the scourge of illegal mining from the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced the constitution of an Enforcement Directorate, Mining, under the command of a senior Police officer with adequate police force at his command.

Golden opportunity for Punjab girls to pursue elite career as commissioned officer

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government provides Golden Opportunity for Girls of Punjab aspiring for an Elite Career as a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces at the Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls Mohali.

Cabinet approves move to ensure efficacious handling of service matters of commen candre

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to the bifurcation of the common cadre of the departments of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research.

Sadhu Singh Dharamshot mourns passing away of legendary singer Sardool Sikender

CHANDIGARH:Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Wednesday expressed grief over the passing away of world-renowned Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander, who breathed his last today after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Balbir Singh Sidhu flags off 22 Ambulances to provide emergency services in congested areas

CHANDIGARH:To provide emergency services in congested areas of cities, the Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday flagged off 22 small Ambulances for each district of Punjab.

Chandigarh Startup Policy to be launched soon – Secretary, Chandigarh Administration

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh will get its own Startup Policy with special focus on women entrepreneurship soon, informed Mr Yashpal Garg, IAS, Secretary, Chandigarh Administration. He was addressing a video conference on Startups organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with Chandigarh Administration and startup Punjab.

Punjab vigilance bureau chief B.K Uppal takes covid vaccine jab

CHANDIGARH:Taking forward state government's vaccine drive, Chief Director-cum-DGP Vigilance Bureau Mr. B.K. Uppal took the Covid vaccine jab earlier today at S.A.S. Nagar.

Punjab Government provides financial assistance to 19082 daughters by providing Rs. 39crore: Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has provided Rs. 21,000 to the daughtersof the economically weaker section of the state on the occasion of their marriageas Shagun. Rs. 39 crore has been released to 19082 daughters of the state as financialassistance under the Ashirwad Scheme.

Prompt Police action can prove to be crucial for prelim inquiry in case of violence against women,deo

 CHANDIGARH:Sensitizing police personnel on how to considerately respond to cases of violence against women and provide support and protection to the women, Ms. Gurpreet Deo, ADGP, Community Affairs Division and Public Grievances said that prompt police action in the cases of violence against women can prove to be imperative to easily crack such cases. She was speaking on the topic 'Response of law enforcement agencies in case of women aggrieved by violence' during the second phase of the state level virtual training workshop organized by the Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Department on ‘Sakhi One Stop Centre'.

NTPC bags four awards at Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) National Awards 2020

CHANDIGARH: NTPC Ltd, India’s largest energy integrated company bagged four awards at the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) National Awards 2020 in a virtual award ceremony. NTPC corporate communications team was awarded for the exemplary work done by team throughout the year.

Review meeting on e-EPIC with EROs

CHANDIGARH:The office of Chief Electoral officer, Punjab today held a review meeting on e-EPIC (electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card) programme with all Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) through a Google meet. The review meeting was held to energize the field officials with an aim to further activate the downloading of e-EPICs, which is an alternative feature for youth and new voters.

10,000 Heart Surgeries, more than 3800 joint replacements & more than 10,000 Cancer treatments made under SSBY

CHANDIGARH: Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday flagged off 22 IEC awareness vans regarding Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.

Massive recruitment made in health department under Ghar Ghar Yojna

CHANDIGARH:Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday handed over the appointment letters to 771 new Community Health Officers (CHOs) for extending healthcare services at Health & Wellness Centres (HCWs) under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna initiated by Chief Minister Captian Amarinder Singh.

Carrying your RCand DL becomes easy in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:Now, vehicle owners have an option to carry digital copies of their Driving Licences (DLs) and Registration Certificates (RCs) in the state, as the Punjab Transport Department has allowed the electronic format of DLs and RCs.

Punjab cabinet paves way for deemed approval of regulatory clearance &auto renewal for industrial project

CHANDIGARH:To facilitate new industrial projects to take off expeditiously without delay, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the nod to amend the Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion Act, 2016 for incorporating provisions for automated deemed approval of various regulatory clearances.

Congratulates people of Punjab & state Cong under Jakhar for spectaular win,terms it `foretaste` of 2022 assembly election

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday hailed the Congress party’s spectacular victory in the state municipal polls as not just a validation of his government’s development-oriented policies and programmes but also a total rejection of the anti-people actions of the major opposition parties, namely SAD, AAP and BJP.

Going for Growth- Xcelerator Ludhiana Entrepreneurs Exhibit Significant Success

CHANDIGARH:Xcelerator Ludhiana – Sadda Karobaar, Punjab Di Shaan (program led by Government of Punjab, CICU (Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings) and GAME- Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship), is paving the way for participants to become local success stories. The 6-month business accelerator program for catalyzing growth of businesses in Ludhiana, has started showing promising business growth for entrepreneurs who signed up for the program. “After the first session of Xcelerator on customers, I was able to strike better conversations with my end retail customers, and was able to fetch new orders by talking about my products and my business value proposition. This has helped me scale up my business, in very little time,” shares Siddhant Pruthi, Entrepreneur, Robin International, an entrepreneur associated with the Xcelerator Ludhiana programme.

Rectify all black spots, directs Transport Minister on concluding day event of the National Road Safety Month

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Ms. Razia Sultana directed the concerned officials to rectify all the black spots in the state as black spot management is crucial for road safety to save the precious human lives from road accidents, while emphasizing that all concerned departments should make concerted efforts to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in road fatalities and injuries on the line of 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 by the UN.

Social Security Department decides to link Aadhaar with various schemes

CHANDIGARH:o enable eligible beneficiaries getting their dues promptly in a transparent manner, the Punjab Social Security and Women & Child Development Department has initiated the program of Aadhar linkage as identity document for the beneficiaries of Financial Assistance to Disabled Person (blinds, handicapped, deaf & dumb and mentally retarded persons) Scheme.

Theft in Haryana BJP leader and TikTok star Sonali's house

CHANDIGARH: TikTok star and Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat has reported theft of jewellery, a licenced revolver, Rs 10 lakh cash and valuables from her house in Hisar town.

State Election Commission decides to appoint Micro Observers for counting of sensitive wards

CHANDIGARH:The State Election Commission, Punjab has ordered to Deputy Commissioners to appoint Micro Observers for vote counting of sensitive and hyper sensitive wards.

Counting of votes of SAS Nagar Municipal Corporation would be held on Feb 18

CHANDIGARH: today ordered to conduct re-poll of 2 polling booths of Ward no. 10 of Municipal Corporation SAS NAGAR. Re-polling would be held on February 17, 2021.

The pilot projects successfully commissioned at Jagrawan, Muradpur and Talwara villages

CHANDIGARH: In bid to ensure uninterrupted potable water supply in rural areas in the state, Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department has set up first of its kind solar-based water supply projects at Jagrawan-Muradpur and Talwara villages of Jalandhar district under “Har Ghar Paani, Har Ghar Safai” mission. The panchayats of these villages felt relieved as their Jal Ghars’ electricity bills have come down to zero.

Punjab CM condoles sad demise of Chairmen chardikala time TV group Jagjit Sing Dardi`s younger son Satbir Singh

CHANDIGARH: Chairman Chardikala Time TV Group Jagjit Singh Dardi was bereaved today, when he lost his younger son Satbir Singh Dardi (42), who died of sudden heart attack early morning at Patiala. The deceased is survived by his wife besides a son and a daughter.

Punjab seeks NCW's intervention on release of activist Nodeep

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Thursday urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) to intervene for releasing Nodeep Kaur, a 23-year-old labour rights activist

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