Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Farmers not allowed to cross Hry, threaten to block highways

CHANDIGARH: After a large number of farmers from Punjab, who are heading for indefinite 'siege' of Delhi from November 26 over their demand to revoke the Central farm laws, were not allowed to enter Haryana owing to travel restrictions there, farmers' bodies on Tuesday threatened to block the highways.

Hope of dream house for UT employees turns to despair again.

CHANDIGARH: Hope turned into despair for hundreds of Chandigarh Administration employees those have been dreaming to have a roof on their head for the past ten years because of bureaucratic red tape and housing board set high targets. . In a recent meeting held on November 17 with the Adviser to the UT Administrator, the Employees Housing Welfare Federation has rejected the proposal and decided to submit their side before the court in the next hearing.

Cracker-less Diwali leads to less burn injuries in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Just nine burn cases were reported in Chandigarh on Diwali night against 104 in the festival the previous year, said the Chandigarh administration on Monday.

Chandigarh says no to crackers, sees AQI at 140

CHANDIGARH: With Chandigarh saying no to crackers, the city on Sunday saw AQI at 140 against 341 on last Diwali, officials said.

Massive demonstration of UT power men against privatization

CHANDIGARH:  The electricity employees of UT Chandigarh  held a massive Dharna  and demonstration against the privatization of  UT Electricity Department  before the office of Executive Engineer- cum- Nodal Officer.

Will allow goods trains to run in Punjab till Nov 20, say farmers

CHANDIGARH:Even as the Punjab government said that the state was staring at power crisis due to disrupted supplies of essentials, fertilisers and coal at thermal plants, 28 of the 30 protesting farmer unions on Wednesday said they will allow goods trains to ply for a fortnight more till November 20 in the northern state.

Haryana bypoll: Voting begins for lone assembly seat

CHANDIGARH: Polling began on Tuesday for the lone assembly seat in the BJP-ruled Haryana where the main contest was between the ruling and the opposition Congress.

Antibodies in 14.8% people in Haryana, finds sero survey

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said antibodies have been found in 14.8 per cent people in the second report of sero survey conducted in the state.

Former Punjab IPS officer Chander Kumar Sawhney passed away

CHANDIGARH:  Chander Kumar Sawhney, an illustrious Punjab cadre IPS officer of 1955 batch  passed away peacefully on 1st November 2020 at his residence in Chandigarh at the ripe  age of 90 years.

Punjab CM writes to Nadda over suspension of goods trains

CHANDIGARH:Expressing concern over the continued suspension of goods trains even after easing of the blockade by farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday wrote an open letter to BJP national president J.P. Nadda, calling for "collective will and statesmanship to resolve the festering imbroglio that could have dangerous consequences not just for the state but the entire nation".

BIS Chahal mourns death of veteran journalist Surinder Awasthi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s advisor S. Bharatinder Singh chahal on Friday condoled the sad demise of veteran journalist and former State Information Commissioner Surinder Awasthi (70), who passed away after a brief illness this morning at PGI where he was undergoing treatment. He is survived by his wife, and two daughters.

More needs to be done: Akali Dal on farm Bills

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Tuesday that the Congress government in Punjab took up the farm Bills after farmers' ultimatum, but a lot more needs to be done to secure the future of Punjab farmers even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to ensure the Centre gave them their due.

Akali Dal protest denial of access to proposed Bill

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday evening registered a formal protest for non-supply of a proposed legislation set to be introduced in the Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday to members with Speaker Rana K.P. Singh, besides asking him to take action against those responsible for not allowing its members to interact with the media.

Stop lying on pollution in Delhi, Amarinder tells Kejriwal

CHANDIGARH: Welcoming the latest data on the link between Delhi's pollution and stubble burning as vindication of his government's stand on the issue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday asked Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to "stop lying to divert attention from his own failure to protect the national capital's environment".

Former PU student leader Gurlal Brar shot dead in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A day after murder of a youth in Zirakpur two days back, another youth, a former student leader of Panjab University Chandigarh was shot dead today by unidentified miscreants.

Chandigarh and Maharashtra used less than 50% of Covid grant: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan revealed on Sunday that Maharashtra, Chandigarh and Delhi have failed to fully utilise the Covid-19 grant given in the first phase by the central government.

Lakhs of power sector employees extend support to UP

CHANDIGARH:Lakhs of power sector employees and engineers across the country observed the nationwide protest
by holding demonstrations and protest meetings at all districts and projects against privatization to show solidarity
with UP power engineers and employees, said V K Gupta spokesperson

Sero survey finds 7.6% exposed to corona in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The preliminary data of the sero survey conducted by the PGIMER to detect the prevalence of Covid-19 in Chandigarh has shown that 7.6 per cent of the tested samples had antibodies against the virus, it was announced on Saturday.
PGIMER Director Jagat Ram said, "We are at a very preliminary stage of the study which is aimed at identifying the sero prevalence of Covid-19 at the community level and monitoring the transmission trends.

Rail, road traffic hit in Punjab, Haryana as protesters take to streets

CHANDIGARH: Cutting across party lines, barring the BJP, the day-long protests by farmers evoked an enormous response in the agrarian states of Punjab and Haryana as normal life remained disrupted with closure of rail and road networks. However, in Chandigarh the situation was almost normal.

Cutting across party lines, farmers protest in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Cutting across party lines, day long statewide protests by farmers in Punjab and Haryana began on Friday morning against the Farm Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament.

Heavy police force has been deployed in both the states to deal with any untoward situation.

Punjab house collapse: 3 dead

CHANDIGARH: Three people are killed and at least six missing after an under-construction house in Dera Bassi town near here in Punjab collapsed on Thursday, the police said.

Rescuers have recovered three bodies. The house was being constructed when the concrete roof collapsed.

Chandigarh performing Consistently well during last 5 years in Swachh Survekshans

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh has been performing consistently well during the last 5 years in the SwachhSurvekshans (SSs), which includes Solid Waste Management (SWM) as one of the parameters. Chandigarh is also a Three Star certified city in Garbage Free City (GFC) rating protocol for cities.

CTU to start inter-state service from Sept 16, buses from other states allowed in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigath administration has allowed buses from other states to enter city with immediate effect and decided to operate inter-state bus service by Chandigarh Transport Undertaking(CTU) from September 16. The bus service was shut down due to Covid  in April last.

Indian Astronomers discover one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe

NEW DELHI: As a landmark achievement in Space missions, Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe.

Sharing this information here today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it is a matter of pride that India’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory "AstroSat" has detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy called AUDFs01 was discovered by a team of Astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA) Pune.

ISRO cancels young scientists' programme due to Covid

BENGALURU: The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) cancelled its Young Scientists programme (Yuvika 2020) for this year due to the surging coronavirus cases across the country, an official said on Friday.

NASA sets up board to review Mars sample return plans

WASHINGTON: After sending a sophisticated sampling system with the Perseverance rover which is now on its way to Mars, NASA established an independent board which will help it in accomplishing the complicated mission of returning samples from the Red Planet.

NASA probe completes final practice before asteroid sample collection

WASHINGTON: NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has performed its final practice before making its first attempt to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface in October.

NASA maps Beirut blast damage in high-precision image

NEW DELHI: NASA in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore on Saturday released a detailed high-res image that maps the devastating explosion in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, that killed over 150 people and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars' worth of damage.

SpaceX Crew Dragon returns with 2 NASA astronauts

WASHINGTON: Two NASA astronauts have safely returned to Earth from the International Space Station onboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, marking the completion of a historic flight called demonstration (Demo-2) mission.

SpaceX capsule set to return 2 NASA astronauts from space station

WASHINGTON: The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that carried two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station two months ago was set to depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday.

Pilot can become CM if situation allows: Poonia

JAIPUR: At a time when Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been accusing the BJP of horse trading and making all efforts to topple his government amid the Covid-19 crisis, the state BJP chief has also showered a barrage of questions on the CM saying that his party should set its own house in order before pointing fingers at others.

Toronto Bhangra Team "Nachdi Jawani Folk Loverz" Wins the P.C.S. Trophy at Punjabi Cultural Society's Chicago competition

CHICAGO, IL: Punjabi Bhangra (folk dance) teams including University of Chicago, Spartan Bhangra from Cleveland Ohio, "Raakhe Virse De" from Michigan, SFU Bull Bhangra from Tampa Florida, Nachdi Jawani Folk Loverz from Toronto competed in the 10th PCS Chicago International Bhangra and Gidha Competition held on October 14, 2017 at Meadows Club, in Rolling Meadows Illinois.

Mega Auditions of ‘Mirchi Fashion Queen-Punjab 2017’

CT Group of Institutions hosted the Semi Finale of scintillating and fantabulous ‘MirchiFashion Queen-Punjab 2017,’ at Sardarni Manjit Kaur Auditorium, Shahpur Campus. 

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