Friday, September 17, 2021

Govt ready for probe into Karnal incident: Haryana minister

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said the government is ready to probe the lathicharge incident in Karnal, comprising an IAS officer's remark to 'crack heads of farmers', that led to anger among farmers who have been staging sit-in protest outside the district headquarters secretariat.

Haryana launches 3rd serological survey

CHANDIGARH: Haryana has launched the third round of Covid-19 serological survey with the prevalence rate of 14.8 per cent as per the last round. For the first time, children above the age of six will be covered.

Civil dispensary opens at rehabilitation colony, sector 52; nearly 35000 residents to benefit

CHANDIGARH:Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh today inaugurated newly constructed civil dispensary at a cost of Rs. 1.23 crores at rehabilitation colony, sector 52, Chandigarh in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. The dispensary would cater to a population of around 35000 residents of the local area.

Substitute of online services related to MCC in Hindi also

CHANDIGARH: Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh today formally launched the “Hindi Pakhwara” at MCC building here today in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.

Punjab Police nab dreaded gangster, seize weapons

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested dreaded gangster Jaspreet Babbi and seized four weapons, ammunition and a stolen car from his possession after a 15-km chase in Sangrur district.

Punjab to install broadcasting systems in government schools, releases grant of Rs. 1.54 crore: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: School education minister Vijay Inder Singla, on Tuesday, said that the state government has decided to install broadcasting systems in the government senior secondary schools for the optimum use of the potential of teaching and non-teaching staff. The cabinet minister said that in the first phase.

Farmers mahapanchayat: Avoid travelling on Delhi-Ambala highway

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police said in view of law and order situation in Karnal owing to mahapanchayat of farmers, the traffic might be hampered and advised the motorists to avoid travelling on the national highway (NH) 44 between Delhi and Ambala.

Punjab Government releases Rs. 3 crore for upgradation of sports infrastructure of 116 schools

CHANDIGARH: An amount of Rs. 3 crore has been released for 116 more schools as part of the ongoing efforts of the Punjab Government to improve the sports infrastructure of the schools.

Ludhiana sees highest ever vaccination on single day

CHANDIGARH:  Ludhiana district in Punjab has achieved the highest ever vaccination against Covid-19 on a single day with 131,993 doses, an official said on Monday.

More than Rs. 16.33 crore released for purchase of books for government schools libraries

CHANDIGARH: On the direction of Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, the School Education Department has released a grant of around  Rs. 16.33 crore for the purchase of books during the academic session 2021-22. The aim is to raise the standard of school libraries and to provide better books for students to read

Woman abducts child, arrested in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A woman has been arrested for kidnapping a five-month-old child.

Badnore leaves Raj Bhawan after a ceremonial send off

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore relinquished office here today on completion of his five-year term.

Haryana farmers block highways to protest police action

CHANDIGARH:  Violence between police and protesting farmers in Haryana broke out on Saturday with the former trying to reach Karnal city to protest against a state-level BJP meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on holding local bodies elections.

School Education Department issues instructions for purchasing books for libraries

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab School Education Department has issued instructions to constitute committees at school level to purchase books for libraries in academic session 2021-22.

Chief Justice Ravi Shankar Jha disburses financial aid to the dependents of the deceased lawyers

CHANDIGARH: Ravi Shankar Jha, the Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab and Haryana accompanied by Justice Arun Palli, in the presence of Minderjeet Yadav, Chairman, Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana disbursed the financial assistance to the dependents of the deceased Advocates at a function organised by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana at Law Bhawan, Sector 37 on Thursday.

Justice, after 25 years via CM Window Haryana

CHANDIGARH:  For a villager of Haryana, it is justice after 25 long years of red tape, apart from technicalities.

Free treatments worth Rs. 912 cr. provided to 8.06 lac beneficiaries in two years under SSBY

CHANDIGARH/MOHALI:  Free treatments worth Rs. 912.81 crores provided to 8.06 lakh entitled beneficiaries in 2 years under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY). It was disclosed by Health Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu during a state-level function held at Kisan Vikas Chamber, Mohali to mark the beginning of the scheme's third year.

Demand to 'replace' Punjab CM gains momentum within Cong again

CHANDIGARH:  The demand to 'replace' Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh just months ahead of the Assembly polls once again gained momentum with Congress' 34 'sulking' legislators, comprising four Cabinet ministers, on Tuesday decided to apprise the high command over the widespread dissidence among the party ranks.

Anindita Mitra assumes charge of MC Commissioner

CHANDIGARH: New Municipal Corporation Commissioner Ms. Anindita Mitra today said that she will accord top priority to fulfil aspirations of citizens besides striving to make Chandigarh, the city beautiful and 1st on the swacchta rankings.

Capacity building camp for girls to promote as Gatka referees

CHANDIGARH:  Gatka Association Punjab (Regd.) and International Sikh Martial Arts Academy (Regd.) under the aegis of National Gatka Association of India, the oldest registered Gatka sports body in the country, is going to organize a three day Gatka seminar-cum-referees camp exclusively for girls from October 1 to October 3, 2021 at Gurdwara Baba Ke, Sector 53, Chandigarh.

Punjab CM annouces Ex-Gratia of RS.50 laks for next of kin of martyr sepoy

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 50 lakh, to the Next of Kin (NOK) of Sepoy Lovepreet Singh (16 RR/11 Sikh) who laid down his life in the line of duty. The braveheart was on a patrol when he lost his balance and fell in a deep ravine in Surankot (Poonch sector), Jammu & Kashmir on August 20.

Common unified Online Admission Portal for all Govt. Colleges of Punjab for UG and PG Courses

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to to make the admission process in Government run colleges of the state hassle free, quick and simplified , The Punjab Government has developed a Integrated Common unified Online Admission Portal for all kinds of admissions which will has been launched by Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab on Auguest 19, 2021.

Now, get 18 water quality tests at RS 630 in state

CHANDIGARH: In order to provide reliable facilities for testing and ensuring quality of drinking water at affordable price, Punjab Government has fixed Rs 630 as water testing charges for getting tested 18 parameters pertaining to water quality at the government-run laboratories in the state.

Punjab scraps 1,498 compianes for trade industary,citizens: CS

CHANDIGARH: Marching ahead towards further promoting the ease of doing business by eliminating the red tape, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government has successfully scrapped 1,498 mandatory compliances so far while more reduction in compulsory formalities for trade and industry in the state is in the offing.

In preparation of 3rd covid wave, capt Amrinder orders test to be scaled to 6000/day.

Chandigarh: With projections of new cases set to double in about 64 days at the present rate of growth, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered Covid testing in the state to be increased to at least 60,000 tests per day, while virtually inaugurating a Children’s Covid Ward as well as PSA Oxygen plants in Ludhiana and Faridkot.

No plan to have separate independent Administrator for Chandigarh: MHA

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry on Friday clarified that it has not taken any decision to divest the Punjab Governor of the responsibility of Chandigarh's Administrator and neither was any such proposal under contemplation.

Special campaign for registration, deletion and correction of in voter list From 01.01.2022

Chandigarhn:  Revision exercise of voter list has been intensified in Punjab in view of upcoming assembly elections early next year. Disclosing this here today Dr. S. Karuna Raju, Chief Electoral Officer.

Puneet Saini Pinta takes over as Chairman Punjab Traders Board

Chandigarh: The newly appointed Chairman of the Punjab Traders Board Puneet Saini Pinta on Tuesday assumed charge amid presence of MLA and Punjab Pradesh Congress Working President Kuljit Singh Nagra, MLAs Dr. Harjot Kamal and Joginder Pal and Chief Ministers’ Political Secretary Major Amardeep Singh, OSDs Damanjit Singh Mohi and Ankit Bansal.

Goverment clarifies psiec had no role to play in the auction of industrial land of 31 acres located in mohali

CHANDIGARH:  Reiterating that the auction of industrial land plot measuring 31 acres located in Phase VIII, Mohali had been auctioned by Assets Reconstruction Company of India Ltd (ARCIL).

Punjab Police foil major terror attack ahead of I-Day

CHANDIGARH: Ahead of Independence Day, Punjab Police on Monday said they foiled a major terror bid as they recovered a double-decker tiffin box carrying an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing two to three kilos along the Indo-Pak border in Amritsar that could be used for a high-value target.

Youth Akali Dal leader shot dead in Punjab

CHANIGARH; In a broad daylight murder, Youth Akali Dal leader Vicky Middukhera was shot dead here in Mohali in Punjab on Saturday.

President Kovind's Drass visit cancelled due to bad weather

SRI NAGAR: President Ram Nath Kovind's visit on Monday to Drass town to pay homage to the indomitable courage and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces during the 1999 Kargil conflict, was cancelled due to bad weather, official sources said.

Deceased girl becomes 'beacon of hope' by donating organs

CHANDIGARH: A 13-year-old girl who passed away has become a beacon of hope with her parents' decision to go for organ donation, saving the lives of four patients battling for survival after suffering from end-stage organ failure.

Schools, coaching centres to reopen partially in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Schools and coaching institutes will reopen partially in the city from July 19, the UT administration said on Tuesday. Also, the famed Rock Garden and museums will also be allowed to resume operations.

Haryana CM launches mobile-enabled citizen-centric services

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday launched a mobile platform ensuring 'anywhere-anytime-anybody' delivery of government to citizen (G2C) and business to citizen (B2C) services through one access point.

Gadkari sanctions 11 projects of Rs 6,393.32 crore in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Saturday accorded approval to 11 projects of Rs 6,393.32 crore regarding development of national highways in Haryana.

Haryana focusing to boost MSMEs

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said that his government is focusing to boost micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and is working towards developing the state as a pharmaceutical hub.

Doctors' strike hit medical services in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the pandemic, medical services were badly hit in Punjab on Friday after doctors of state-run hospitals joined a day-long strike to protest against the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations on de-linking non-practicing allowance (NPA) from the basic pay.

Haryana to provide jobs to international medal holders

CHANDIGARH: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said the players who will secure medals in international events would be given government jobs.

Punjab CM mourns passing away of elder sister of senior journalist Gurpreet Singh Nibber

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday condoled the recent demise of Parveen Kaur (52), the elder sister of Assistant Editor Hindustan Times Gurpreet Singh Nibber, who passed away here due to protracted illness. She is survived by her mother, a sister and a brother.

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