Saturday, June 19, 2021
Chandigarh

 Legendary athlete Milkha Singh passes away at 91 

CHANDIGARH: Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as 'Flying Sikh, passed away in a local hospital here at 11.30 p.m. on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.

Haryana CM gives Covid package of Rs 1,100 crore

CHANDIGARH: To mitigate impacts of the pandemic on state's economy, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced an economic package of Rs 1,100 crore.

Punjab should strongly oppose sinister move to privatise electricity in Chandigarh: Bir Devinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: There is a sinister move by the Government of India to privatize Electricity supply in the Union Territories. But there is no justification for privatization power supply in the case of UT, Chandigarh, and a city that has negligible line losses, low tariff, and good consumer.

Man held for facilitating slain gangsters in Kolkata

CHANDIGARH: Punjab police on Saturday arrested a man whose credentials and documents were used to hire a flat for the hideout of slain gangsters-turned-drug smugglers Jaipal Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh in Kolkata.

Milkha Singh's health condition improving: PGI

CHANDIGARH: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who is being treated for Covid related complications at the PGIMER here, has shown improvement in his health conditions, the hospital said on Saturday.

Milkha Singh's health shows continuous improvement

CHANDIGARH: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh has shown continuous improvement for being treated for Covid-19, the PGI hospital here said on Tuesday.

'Uncontrolled diabetes, improper steroid use major factors for black fungus'

CHANDIGARH: In the first evidence-based multi-centre study on mucormycosis (black fungus) in India, doctors at the PGIMER here said on Saturday that uncontrolled diabetes and improper use of steroid were the major factors for its emergence.

Condition of Covid positive Milkha Singh and his wife deteriorates

CHANDIGARH: The health condition of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal, deteriorated on Friday with a drop in her oxygen level.

50 lakh vaccine doses administered in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: A total of 50 lakh doses have been administered in Punjab, state nodal officer Vikas Garg said on Saturday.

Chandigarh allows all shops to open on weekdays

CHANDIGARH: With the slight decline in coronavirus cases, the Chandigarh administration on Monday relaxed restrictions after a month by allowing all shops to reopen for a few hours on weekdays. However, the daily night curfew (6 p.m. to 5 a.m.) will continue.

Property dealer shot dead over land dispute in Mullapur

CHANDIGARH: A 52 year old property dealer identified as Balbir Singh was shot dead on Saturday over a land dispute with two businessmen.

United Sikhs in association with Karan Gilhotra Foundation dedicates Covid-19 center in Sector 43 Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: United Sikhs and Karan Gilhotra Foundation dedicated a Mini COVID-19 Care Centre which gets operational today at the Sports Complex, Sector 43, Chandigarh. The Covid-19 Care Centre is inaugurated by V.P. Singh Badnore, (Governor) and Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS (Adviser to the Administrator) and our special guest Gurpreet Ghuggi.

Chandigarh extends curfew by another week

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the continuous spike in Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, the Union Territory administration on Monday decided to extend the week-old curfew by another week.

Weekend curfew imposed in Chandigarh from May 8 morning

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administration has imposed weekend curfew in the city to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Covid patient jumps to death from 4th floor of PGI Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A Covid-19 patient indentified as Vinod, resident of Panchkula today jumped from the fourth floor of the PGI Chandigarh.

UT gives exepmtion to some categories from night curfew

CHANDIGARH: The UT administraton has exempted certain categories from the night curfew starting today from 6M to 5 AM including police personnel and government employees tasked with Covid-19 duties.

Night curfew in Chandigarh from 6 PM to 5 AM, weekend lockdown imposed

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh administrtion today imposed 'Corona urfew' from 6 PM to 5 AM daily and weekend lockdown starting 5 AM on Saturday to 5 AM on Monday.

 Chandigarh health dept fixes Covid-19 treatment rates for privagte hospitals

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Health Department has fixed Covid-19 treatment charges in private hospitals in the city.

SPSTI hosts webinar on "Water in Classroom and World"

CHANDIGARH: The Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI) in association with Chandigarh Chapter of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) jointly conducted a webinar on "Water in the Classroom and the World". The webinar was organized to popularize the theme "Restore the Planet Earth" of the World Earth Day 2021 and was supported by Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation & Technology, Govt. of Haryana.

Mohali District Police registers 45 FIRs against violators of COVID-19 guidelines

MOHALI: Going strict on the compliance of COVID-19 guidelines, Mohali police has registered 45 FIRs against violators, during the last 24 hours, including FIR against 17 shop, 03 dhaba and 01 restaurant owner. Besides, FIRs have been registered against 24 people from general public for violation of lockdown on Wednesday, informed SSP Mr. Satinder Singh.

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.

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