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Chandigarh: Impending summer woes, no electricity back-up for 220 tubewells of city’s civic body
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

At present, the water availability in the UT is 87 MGD. Of this, 22 MGD is drawn from tubewells while 65 MGD comes from the Kajauli waterworks.

Denotifying state highway: Hotel, microbrewery owners decide to shift to Industrial Area Phase I of Chandigarh
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The decision came a day after the High Court dismissed the petition filed by the hotel owners against the UT Administration for denotifying the status of state highway given to Madhya Marg.

Wholesalers up in arms: Excise department in Punjab links lone permit to ‘beer shortage’
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Liquor vend owners say will have to increase rates to take on ‘monopoly’

Chandigarh Industrial Area Phase 1: Excise permit to sole liquor wholesaler, others miffed
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Godown falls within 500 metres of state highway.

Brace for power cuts as no extra supply likely from J&K this summer
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The power department has already started purchasing power of 50 megawatt (MW) daily from the power exchange

Housing scheme for Chandigarh employees: Rajnath Singh gives assurance to Sanjay Tandon
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

In 2008, the Chandigarh Housing Board had floated a special housing scheme that was meant exclusively for employees.

Devinder Singh Babla attends orientation event, raises eyebrows in Chandgarh unit of Congress
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

The orientation programme was organised on April 11 and 12 by the BJP-led Municipal Corporation.

President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to Chandigarh GST
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The GST is likely to come into force from July 1

Councillors’ study tours are back, three this month to cost
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Chief Accounts Officer Uma Shankar Sharma has already released an advance payment of Rs 17.90 lakh which is to be incurred on the tours

Chandigarh: As many as 40,000 applications for 532 sweeper posts
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The last day for submitting the applications was April 11. A senior official of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) wing of the corporation said they were yet to scrutinise the applications.

Chandigarh: Councillors represent different political parties only before they are elected, say experts
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The DC said that through public participation, a revolution can be brought, and it is highly important for the councillors to seek public participation.

‘Councillors represent different political parties only before they are elected’
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

With a majority of its new councillors in the house, the BJP had arranged a training session for all the councillors so that they may know about the Chandigarh MC.

Chandigarh: 3,100 MC employees yet to get pay for March
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Joint Commissioner Manoj Khatri said that although the budget had been not been released, he approved the salary bills on Monday evening and the employees would receive salaries in a day or two.

We thought ban is only for liquor vends along NH and State Highway, says Madhya Marg Hotel & Restaurant Owners Association
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Manish Goyal, Madhya Marg Hotel & Restaurant Owners Association, speaks to The Indian Express.

Chandigarh: Lock on stock and barrel
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The Supreme Court ban on sale of liquor along national and state highways has badly hit microbreweries and bars in the city.

Chandigarh generated 18 lakh units of power through solar plants in 3 years: Parimal Rai
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Chandigarh adviser claims this power is equivalent to planting as many as 14,06,815 trees

Supreme Court order fallout: Future tense, hotel owners in Punjab to send bar staff on 15-day leave
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Arvinder Pal Singh, president, Chandigarh Hotel and Restaurant association, said, “There are 5,000 people who were employed in bars. Nearly 2,500 are being sent on leave without pay.”

What also costs more: Uniforms, school bags, bottles
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Although schools claim that they do not force the parents to go in for a particular brand, the “advice” for particular brands appears to come in the form of recommendations.

Chandigarh: In poor condition, crematorium in Sector 25 cries for attention
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

"No official has paid a visit in the last couple of months. They can at least repair the fault which leads to stagnant water."

Arun Jaitley: Get private players to build one-room sets for slum-dwellers
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Jaitley suggested that the councillors visit Mumbai to study the slum rehabilitation model in which the land is handed over to private developers in return for construction of the housing units

Chandigarh councillors to go on four study tours
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Four trips to Pune, Mumbai, Mysuru and Vishakhapatnam have been planned in the next month where nine councillors each will be going.

How can MC carry out development work without funds: Mayor Asha Jaswal
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Mayor Asha Jaswal, in an interview to The Indian Express, talks about the issues that need her attention, why she feels that paying a little from the pocket after getting facilities would never be opposed by Chandigarh residents, and her plans to make the city malba-free.

Will write to NGOs: Chandigarh Municipal Corporation urges residents to adopt stray dogs
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Any individual or NGO will have to intimate the office of medical officer of health of the municipal corporation before adopting a stray dog.

Dues pending, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation grapples with rising cost of water supply
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

THE CHANDIGARH Municipal Corporation’s revenue from water bills is not even half of the expenditure incurred by the civic body on the maintenance of water supply. Going by the data with the civic body, the difference between the expenditure and the revenue kept increasing every year. The civic body’s failure to recover its water dues […]

Chandigarh consumed over 1 crore bottles of liquor in 11 months
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Of this, 93 lakh bottles were of Indian Made Foreign liquor (IMFL) while consumption of country-made liquor bottles was just 7,01,333.

MC moots 10 per cent hike in property tax on commercial and residential properties
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

To bring Hallomajra, Kajheri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadumajra within purview of commercial tax.

Chandigarh administration proposes to adopt lottery system for allotting vends
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The UT proposes to abolish the quota system and introduce shop licence fee by which they aim to earn Rs 127 crore per annum.

Chandigarh: Contractors, parking attendants may be fined for ‘misbehaviour’
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Sources in the corporation said that it was decided to make this offence after several councillors found themselves in heated exchanges with parking lot attendants over their free parking pass.

Punjab election results 2017: Now race for passes to swearing-in
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

While city Congress chief Pardeep Chhabra is trying to get an invitation for the swearing-in, other members are approaching people close to Captain Amarinder Singh.

Chandigarh: Smart city, smarter facilities
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

What can you expect to get under the Smart City project? Here’s the lowdown

Chandigarh mulls green tax for commercial vehicles
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The UT Administration has failed to take any action against commercial vehicles, mainly diesel autorickshaws, which have been the key reason for the city air becoming more polluted.

Heat is on: This summer, Chandigarh to look beyond J&K for additional power
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The J&K government has outstanding dues of Rs 18 lakh per month that are required to be paid as wheeling charges to the National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC).

Chandigarh: To meet quota targets, liqour vend owners slash prices
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

There are 99 liquor vends operating in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation mulls over tax for professionals
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Those whose salary is between Rs 9,000 and Rs 12,000 will have to shell out Rs 150 per month while those above Rs 12,000 will pay Rs 200 per month.

Chandigarh: Solar power plants only at 55 out of 6,000 houses of 500 square yards
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Chief executive officer (CEO), Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology (CREST), Santosh Kumar said, “The awareness will take some time.”

Chandigarh MC proposes hike in water tariff: For domestic use, pay Rs 25 per KL for 60-80 units
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The rates are likely to go up more after the 24X7 water supply is started.