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PGIMER governing body clears appointment of 18 faculty members
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

The 18 selected faculties in various departments also include Dr Parul Chawla, daughter of former PGI director Yogesh Chawla

New 300-bed Sarai for patient attendants to come up near PGI Gurdwara soon 
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The 300-bed Sarai, coming up at a cost of nearly Rs 12 crore, would be equipped with modern facilities, including air-conditioned rooms, waiting lounge, a cloak room, kitchen and dining areas.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh In Jail, His Voice, A Few Premis Fill The Void At Dera
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Indian Express Monday visited the Dera headquarters and found that while the Dera is no longer the hive of activity that it used to be before the conviction of its head.

Padmavati row with an eye on Gujarat polls: Swami Agnivesh
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Padmavati row: "This [ban] is happening in BJP-ruled states and all these activities are happening in view of Gujarat elections. It looks that polarisation politics is being done through this movie," Swami Agnivesh said.

PGIMER’s Sarangpur expansion plan hits Rs 1,011-crore roadblock
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

UT spells out cost of 50-acre land; institute approaches health ministry

How a dust storm from 3,000 km away smothered Delhi this month
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

It began as a giant swirl over Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the last week of October, grounding aircraft and halting the war against the IS — and was then propelled eastward by a set of peculiar atmospheric conditions, covering all towns and cities in its path by a choking, blinding haze.

Haryana children found dead in forest: Police to move court for polygraph test nod
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Police officials on Saturday said they could not establish the role of Sonu, who according to his cousin Jagdeep Malik - the main accused - had killed the kids at Sonu’s behest. Sonu is the father of the three children.

Chandigarh siblings murder: Police also probing property angle
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Jagdeep had earlier claimed in police custody that he had killed the three children at the behest of Sonu Malik, their father and his cousin.

Afghan envoy visits ancestor’s grave in sirhind: We feel at home, with a king of Afghanistan buried here
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

He found the tomb in a miserable state, with its walls scribbled-over and the floor covered with bird droppings.

Three children found dead in forest: Siblings were shot near eyes and forehead, says autopsy report
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The gun was placed just a few inches from the head, say doctors

Kurukshetra man arrested for killing his two nephews, niece; bodies dumped at Morni
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Father’s role too under scanner; police suspect his extra-marital relationship to be the motive behind the crime

Haryana: Uncle held for killing 3 kids, says father ordered it
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

All three were his cousin Sonu Malik’s children

Circulatory & digestive system diseases caused most deaths in Chandigarh in 2015, says report
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

“It [less number of hospitals sending the data] could be one major cause of low coverage in Chandigarh,” said Dr PVM Lakshmi, Additional Professor, Department of Community Medicine, PGI. 

Four hookah bars sealed in Chandigarh in last one year
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

A letter had also been sent by the UT Deputy Superintendent of Police, Crime, to all SDPOs earlier to issue directions to all Station House Officers to take action as per the Poison Act 1919 against those selling nicotine and nicotine products.

System in place to reduce duration PGI doctors get emails every week about patient’s long stay
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Sources in the PGI told Chandigarh Newsline that the automatic update system has been linked to the registration counter of the emergency and trauma centre of the institute

80 per cent patients satisfied with PGIMER services: Report
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

A total number of 10,579 patients gave their response. It was found that 41 per cent (4,389) patients were “very satisfied” with the institute while 39 per cent (4,171) were “satisfied”.

40,068: Number of patients with respiratory problems PGIMER recorded last year
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

At the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), north India’s premier medical hub, the respiratory OPD has seen a huge increase since 2010

Chandigarh pollution: More disruption of flights on the cards
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

The Chandigarh Airport is currently available only until 4 pm for landings and take-offs. Airlines have curtailed their operations because of this.

There is something in the air
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Chandigarh’s air is perceived to be clean as compared to other cities. Now hold your breath! The air is not so clean. In fact, pollution level has always been beyond permissible limits, shows the data of Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee.

Chandigarh: Visibility improves after a week of smog
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

According to the 24-hour data from the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee, the AQI remains in “poor and very poor” categories.

Air quality level in Chandigarh shows signs of improvement: Pollution panel data
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Though 24-hour level was comparatively better on Thursday, it remained between poor and very poor

Chandigarh records worst air quality level ever
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

According to data, the 24-hour Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) level at the UT’s Industrial Area monitoring station on Wednesday was 375, the worst ever recorded. The AAQ is measured from all the pollutants and gases in the air.

Chandigarh sees prevailing smoggy conditions for first time in recent past, says Met
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Attributes shallow smog to 2 factors: meteorological and local pollution; adds that conditions likely to persist

Himachal assembly elections: Four months later, will Gudiya’s shreiks ruin Congress’ prospects?
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

With election fervor across the town, Gudiya is a common talking point among locals. Many believe that the anger would translate votes against the Congress government this time.

Cheating case: PGI forms committee to probe matter internally
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The Institute has already submitted a police complaint in the matter. Sources in the PGI told Chandigarh Newsline on Tuesday that a committee has been being formed to investigate the matter internally.

Rahul Gandhi invokes Gita, explains the way PM Narendra Modi ‘interprets’ it
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Rahul said demonetisation hurt Himachal’s HAT — horticulture, agriculture and tourism. He said the Congress would modify GST if it comes to power in Delhi.

Rs 48 lakh withdrawn from PGI’s bank account using fake cheque
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Institute launches internal investigation, submits police complaint

Blanket of smog covers Tricity, experts blame stubble burning in nearby areas
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

A Chandigarh Meteorological Department official says existing conditions will continue for next few days

Cancer to be made notifiable disease: UT health official
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

A report, prepared by Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, and PGIMER, in its population-based cancer registry (PCBR) for 2013-14 released on Friday, revealed that cancer cases and deaths were on the rise

Lung, breast leading cancers in Chandigarh in 2013- 2014: Report
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

As per the report, the city saw 358 deaths due to cancer in 2014 as compared to 287 deaths in 2013. The PBCR registered 870 cancer cases in 2014 (441 were men and 429 women)

Coming soon: Daily helicopter service from Chandigarh to Shimla
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

There is no air connectivity from Chandigarh to Shimla. Earlier, a private operator had started services but could not continue for long.

Dengue cases cross 2,700 mark in Tricity
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

According to the Punjab health department, there have been eight suspected dengue deaths in Mohali district out of the 22 suspected dengue deaths in the state. On Sunday, a woman from Mohali died of suspected dengue at a government hospital in Chandigarh.

Tweaking genes to fight cancer: how does it work?
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

USFDA has recently cleared two gene therapy products that have the potential to revolutionise the treatment of blood cancers. An explanation of how cells are turned into ‘living drugs’

Side effects of firecrackers: Over 140 injured admitted in PGIMER, Chandigarh
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Over 140 people with burn and eye injuries admitted in PGIMER, Chandigarh

Duty is top priority… on Diwali there’s big responsibility on our shoulders: Chandigarh cops
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

No diyas, no sweets, no firecrackers for them... Meet five people who will be working when we celebrate Diwali, just to ensure our safety

PGI prohibits lighting of candles, bursting of crackers on Diwali
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Officials say the decision has been taken in view of safety issues and is part of “precaution” against fire. A circular issued recently by the PGI administration has also asked all heads of departments to implement the order strictly in their respective areas.