Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Digital Media Association condemn murderous attack on journalist Alok Verma

CHANDIGARH: The Digital Media Association today strongly condemned murderous attack on Amar Ujan reporter Alok Verma at Zirakpur.

Govt directive to Punjab,Haryana to import coal to dent utility finances

CHANDIGARH: The Union Power Ministry has advised Punjab,Haryana, and other state utilities to import coal as Coal India was unable to meet the growing demand. The power ministry has suggested that Punjab and Haryana may import 6 lakh tonnes and 9 lakh tonnes of coal respectively.

Punjab okays recruitment to 26,454 posts in govt departments

CHANDIGARH: In a major decision to provide gainful employment opportunities to the youth, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved recruitment to 26,454 posts in government departments.

Punjab and Haryana face power shortages up to 2000 MW - long power cuts imposed

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana are both facing a power shortages of about 2000 MW leading to the imposition of long power cuts for 6 to 8 hours on rural domestic consumers and of lesser duration in cities.

Chandigarh makes masks compulsory in public places, public transport

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration, alrmed over rising Covid cases in certain states, reimposed the restrictions and made it compulsary to wear masks in Public transport like buses, trains and taxis.

AAP Suspends Party Workers Protesting Outside Cabinet Minister Baljit Kaur’s residence

CHANDIGARH: Aam Admi Took Serious Action against party workers who were protesting Outside Cabinet Minister Baljit Kaur’s residence in Malout

Hooda demands relief for wheat crop loss in fire

CHADNIGARH: Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday expressed concern over the statewide incidents of fire in wheat crop. He demanded a compensation of at least Rs 25,000 per acre for the crops destroyed by the fire.

Haryana faces power cuts - Adani & Tata stops 1800 MW supply

CHANDIGARH: Haryana is facing a power crisis with the start of the summer season for its over-dependence on the private sector.Adani Power and Coastal Gujarat Power(CGPL) is not supplying committed power as per the power purchase agreements for the last 7 to 8 months.

Four-year-old brain dead saves three lives

CHANDIGARH: Doctors at the PGIMER have harvested organs from a brain dead four-year-old boy from Punjab who gave a fresh lease of life to three terminally-ill organ failure patients.

Long power cuts during early summer in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: The paddy season is yet two months away, but long power cuts of different durations at the start of the summer season have made life difficult for people in Haryana.

PGI-Chandigarh gets World Psychiatric Association centre

CHANDIGARH: With one out of every 10 people has a mental disorder and over 70 per cent of them are not being treated, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research's (PGI) Department of Psychiatry will work in public mental health with World Psychiatric Association (WPA) as its collaborating centre, the second in India, said department's head Debasish Basu on Tuesday.

Chandigarh faces 40 degrees of frustration and heat

CHANDIGARH: Did seem like one had entered a blast furnace as soon as you stepped out of the house on Friday? Hall the Chandigarh summer. The mercury on Friday shot up to a dizzying 39.6 degree celcius, the maximum temperature recorded in Chandigarh, making it the hottest day of April so far. The temperature was seven degrees above normal in the city.

Chandigarh Press Club condemns Madhya Pradesh Police for torture of journalists, civil society members

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Press Club condemns the unlawful action of the Madhya Pradesh Police, who arrested, stripped and humiliated a local journalist, theater artistes and other members of the civil society.

A phenomenal increase in power theft in 12 PSPCL divisions

CHANDIGARH: In the run to the Punjab elections, there has been a phenomenal increase in power theft last year in the notorious theft- prone 12 divisions of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and PSPCL is losing Rs 1,200 crore every year in the state’s politically sensitive areas.

ADGP NRI V Neerja launches awareness poster of ALIEC

CHANDIGARH: Punjab ADGP NRI wing V Neerja and AIG NRI Ajinder Singh today launched the poster of public awareness poster prepared by Association Of Licensed Immigration And Education Consultants (ALIEC).

Lakhs of power sector employees protest against privatization -AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: Lakhs of power sector employees staged a nationwide protest and work boycott on Monday against the privatization policies of the central government ,,which are against the interest of the consumers and employees. said V K Gupta a spokesperson of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) .

CPC elections: Duggal and Nagarkoti contesting for president and Sect Gen

CHANDIGARH: Saurabh Duggal and Rajinder S Nagarkoti are pitted against each other for the coveted posts of president and secretary general in the annual general elections of the Chandigarh Press Club scheduled for March 27.

Corruption-fee & easy accessible Goverment at Tehsil level,Avers Bram Shanker Jimpa after assuming charge as revenue,water resources and water supply & sanitation Minister

CHANDIGARH: Mr. Bram Shanker Jimpa, on Thursday, assumed the charge as Minister of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Water Resources and Water Supply & Sanitation here at Punjab Civil Secretariat-1.

CPC ELECTION : Nalin Aacharya-Rakesh Gupta panel announce its ninth candidate

CHANDIGARH: -Nalin Aacharya-Rakesh Gupta panel has announced its ninth candidate today for the Chandigarh Press Club election to be held on March 27.

Dr.Inderbir Singh Nijjar appointed pro-tem speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha

CHANDIGARH: Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar has been appointed pro-tem speaker of 16th Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday administered oath to Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar at a simple but impressive ceremony in Punjab Raj Bhawan.

NCCOEEE convention at Chandigarh against power privatisation

CHANDIGARH: National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) will be holding a convention on March 19 at Chandigarh against privatisation of Chandigarh electricity department .

AIPEF welcomes Maharashtra's stand against power distribution privatization

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF ) welcomes the statement of Maharashtra's State Minister for Power Prajakta Dada Tanpure that the government will not privatise government power sector companies in any way and electricity distribution in none of the cities of Maharashtra will be privatized.

Mode code of conduct ceased to be in operations with immediate effect: ECI

CHANDIGARH, MARCH 12: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has lifted the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) with immediate effect, which came into force on January 08, 2022 with the announcement of schedule for Assembly Elections.

Halt unilateral privatisation of Chandigarh electricity department

CHADNIGARH: The Peoples’ Commission on Public Sector and Public Services (PCPSPS) has expressed serious concern at the “unilateral privatisation” of electricity distribution entities in the Union Territories (UTs) and urged the central government to halt the privatisation exercise in respect of Chandigarh.

Punjab state Food Commission reviews implementation of schemes under NFS Act

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Food Commission (PSFC) held a review meeting to take stock of the current status of implementation of all the major schemes under National Food Security Act 2013. The schemes include Rs 2 per KG wheat distribution, Mid Day Meals & Distribution of food to pregnant women & lactating mothers through Anganwadis.

Haryana brings changes to realise dream of 'Ram Rajya': Governor

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Wednesday said the state government has brought unprecedented changes to realise the dream of 'Ram Rajya', the epitome of good governance.

Trials for all India civils services Lawn Tennis Tournament on March 3

CHANDIGARH: The Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing All India Civil Services Lawn Tennis (Men/Women) from March 9 to March 14 at the Lake Sports Complex here. The trials for the same would be held at Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Patiala on March 3 at 10 AM.

CS reviews evacuation stauts of persons stuck in Ukraine

CHANDIGARH: In order to ensure every possible help to the distressed families in this hour of crisis, Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Anirudh Tewari on Saturday reviewed the status of calls recieved on the State Government's dedicated 24x7 Control Room numbers, which was set-up yesterday to assist the people from Punjab, stuck in war-hit Ukraine, besides directing all the Deputy Commissioners, CPs and SSPs to immediately update the data with passport numbers of all the stranded persons to ascertain the actual number of persons stuck.

Centre systematically diluting rights of Punjab in BBMB

CHANDIGARH: Government of India has chosen a time to amend the selection criterion for the two members of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) to dilute the rights of Punjab , at a time when the election process in Punjab is underway and practically there is no government of the day.


Take steps for safety of students trapped in Ukraine: Harsimrat

CHANDIGARH: Akali Dal leader and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday urged External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of Punjabi students trapped in Ukraine following the invasion by Russia as well as their safe passage to India.

Akali leader Majithia sent to judicial custody till March 8

CHANDIGARH: Facing charges under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia was on Thursday sent to judicial custody till March 8 by a trial court in Mohali near here after he surrendered following directions of the Supreme Court.

NCCOEEE appeals government to withdraw transfer of UT electricity department

CHANDIGARH: National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees (NCCOEEE ) appeals to the central government and Chandigarh administration to withdraw the proposal to privatize the electricity department . The transfer of 100 percent share of profit making electricity entity that provides the cheapest power with low losses is a clear violation of Electricity Act 20003.

GoI Confers gold award to Punjab Goverment for mSEVA initiative of PMIDC

CHANDIGARH: In recognition of ‘mSeva’ initiative of Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC), the Government of India has conferred Gold award to the Punjab government under the Award Scheme of National Awards for e-Governance 2020-21 in the Category-I – Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation.

All India Civil Services Tournament

CHANDIGARH:The Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing All India Civil Services tournament in Football (Men's), Chess (Men's/Women's) and Cricket (Men's) category from March 10 to March 15, 2022 at different places across the country.

Majithia surrenders before trial court in Mohali

CHANDIGARH: Facing charges under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Thursday surrendered before a trial court in Mohali near here following directions of the Supreme Court.

Schedule for RIMC Entrance test announced

 CHANDIGARH: The written entrance examination for admission to the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun (Uttarakhand) for January, 2023 term will be conducted at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector-15, Chandigarh on June 4, 2022 (Saturday). 

Power outages in Chandigarh, Striking employees protest privatization

CHANDIGARH: Many areas of Chandigarh are facing power outages as the Electricity Department employees went on a three-day strike,which can be extended, in protest against the privatization of the department after the talks failed.

NCCOEEE pledges all-out support to Chandigarh power employees against privatisation

CHANDIGARH: National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) has pledged all-out support to Chandigarh power employees against privatisation of the electricity department . This was decided in the virtual meeting of the NCCOEEE presided over by K O Habeeb.

PGI Chandigarh starts ‘human milk bank’

CHANDIGARH: The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here on Thursday said it has started the ‘human milk bank’ service for inborn neonates.

Of total 13066 complaints received on cVigil Mobile App, 9413 resolved in 100 minutes: CEO Dr Raju

CHANDIGARH: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju today informed that they have received a total of 13066 complaints on cVigil app since Model Code of Conduct came into the force, of which, 9413 complaints have been resolved in less than 100 minutes. Our teams have handled these complaints in average handling time of 47 minutes 51 seconds and accuracy rates in 93 percent, he added.

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