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Budget Meeting: MC to build one marriage palace each in Panchkula, Pinjore
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

For installation of LED lights in Panchkula, the MC allocated Rs 10 crore while footbridges on highways like Majri Chowk, near Jainendra Public School, Sector 20, a flyover for Rs 5 crore will come up

Constables recruitment ‘scam’: CBI court acquits former Haryana DGP, two others
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

The HC had handed over the case to the CBI on December 13, 2004 after applicants, who couldn’t make it in the selection of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and Haryana Armed Police(HAP) constables, moved an application there.

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation proposed a hike in water tariff, sewerage connection charges
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

In the domestic category, the consumption of above 60 units will be charged Rs 15 per kilolitre instead of the present rate of Rs 8 per kilolitre. From 30-60 units, the owner would be charged Rs 8 per kilolitre while the present rate is Rs 6 kilolitre

Transcripts show how Dera sought payback from Haryana govt for poll boost
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The transcripts form the bulk of the chargesheet in the Haryana Police’s case against Honeypreet for inciting violence on the day Ram Rahim was convicted of rape charges on August 25.

Haryana secretariat fire: 2 hydraulic ladders lying defunct for several months
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

A fire broke at the Haryana Civil Secretariat here on Thursday morning. The flames were doused in two hours.

Go kart incident: Panchkula amusement park stays shut, no arrests
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Forensic team finds helmet faulty, police book service provider, ACS, Tourism, orders probe

PM’s address on exam stress: Ensure uninterrupted supply for two hours, Haryana education dept tells power dept
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Apart from this, the Haryana Education Department has sent out an order to all district education officers and district elementary education officers to ensure that there is proper mode of transmission.

Where has money gone? To wards of ‘favourites’ only, reveal documents of the last five years
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Congress Councillor Devinder Singh Babla was the sole exception, getting Rs 43.20 lakh from Jaswal for his ward. He got Rs 24.90 lakh for installing children’s play equipment at parks in Sector 28 and Rs 18.30 lakh for open air gyms at Sector 27.

Dera violence: Police intercepted calls, knew violence would break out if Ram Rahim convicted
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The call intercepts now form the bulk of the evidence against Honeypreet, who has been charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy besides various other provisions punishable under Indian Penal Code.

UT’s online building plan approval system fails on Day One
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

UT Administration official said a technical snag developed following which it could not be made available to the public and the architects.

Panchkula: Collector rates for DLF Valley may be reduced
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The commercial area in the DLF Valley is yet to be developed.

Chandigarh Rose Festival: Three companies show interest in organising helicopter rides
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The chopper ride would be held at the Sector 17 Parade Ground itself. Held for the first time at the Rose Festival last year, the chopper ride was an instant hit as people turned up in large numbers to ride copters.

Issuance of driving licence and registration certificate in Chandigarh: 104 people get online appointments on Day One
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

To facilitate those who did not have online appointment, only 50 tokens had to be issued on first-come, first-serve basis while others, who came without online appointment, had to return disappointed.

Chandigarh: Civic body to shift street vendors from Sector 17 to nearest space
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

It was on January 18 that the shopkeepers of Sector 17 had moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking the removal of street vendors from the sector.

Parking at Sukhna lake: 14 attendants sacked for overcharging commuters
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

On Monday, the enforcement wing of the corporation recovered 15 such parking slips where the contractor had overcharged the commuters at the parking lot of Sukhna Lake.

Park Divide
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Some green belts in Chandigarh are better maintained than others. It all depends on who lives near them. The red and blue beacons are gone, but VIP culture thrives.

Rose Festival: Chopper rides to be back, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation notifies firms
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

A mail has been sent to 112 aviation companies to know if they were willing to hold such rides in Chandigarh. The festival is scheduled to be held from February 23 to 25.

Union Budget 2018: Chandigarh civic body gets Rs 269 crore against its demand for Rs 1,100 crore
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Mayor Davesh Moudgil said they will seek additional funds from the Centre. At present, MC has just Rs 110 crore in its kitty and with Rs 269 crore as grant-in-aid, the Corporation would not be able to pay the salaries which solely account for Rs 720 crore annually.

Union Budget: Chandigarh gets Rs 4,511.91 crore from Centre for 2018-19 fiscal
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Union Budget 2018: Compared to the budget for 2017-18, Chandigarh got an increase of additional Rs 199.51 crore that is 4.60 per cent.

Voting rights lost, nominated councillors want membership of key Chandigarh MC committees
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Till last year, one nominated member each was part of all committees, be it finance and contract committee, fire and emergency services committee, electricity committee, roads committee, water supply and sewerage disposal committee and others

Civic body has no record of house tax collected in past, says MC Commissioner
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

“If I have deposited the tax with the MC and mistakenly lost my receipt, that is not a crime but you people accepted the money and then did not maintain the record, that is a bigger crime. Why should a common man be harassed because of the MC’s lax attitude,” said BJP Councillor Arun Sood

Bring villages within MC jurisdiction, BJP councillors request Rajnath Singh
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Only nine out of 22 villages fall under civic body; inclusion of more villages would lead to more wards

Prime agenda: Green belt worth Rs 2 crore in mayor’s own ward
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

The green park has been proposed in Sector 48C with features like open air theatre, yoga platform, pergola designs and walkways.

Book NSUI over Hooda event hoardings: Panchkula civic body
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Divyanshu Budhiraja, Haryana state president of NSUI, said “When we went on January 25, MC officials said that they were busy with R-Day preparations. Still we applied for the permission and now I have just got to know about the FIR,” Budhiraja said.

Over 74 per cent of those who downloaded Swachhata app don’t use it, reveals data
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Only 25.7 per cent people are ‘active users’ of the mobile application. That is, of the total 35,557 downloads till date, there have been just 9,149 people who are active whereas the remaining 26,408 are completely non-active

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation proposes no new project in Rs 990-cr budget for 2018-19
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Mayor Davesh Moudgil said it is just a draft budget and he would sit with the commissioner and the Chief Accounts Officer to chalk out the budget.

Transgenders ‘shame’, issue challans to offenders in Panchkula
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Each transgender is getting Rs 500 as honorarium from MC under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan drive. Panchkula MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said the basic idea is to deter people and bring the transgenders into the mainstream.

Chandigarh administration seeks Rs 5,900 crore from Centre for 2018-19
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

While a huge amount of Rs 1,922 crore has been asked just for salaries by the UT, the rest are for other development work, other departments and wages.

From Jan 25, transgenders to ‘shame’ open defecators in Panchkula
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Apart from deploying transgenders, the MC has also decided to upload the names of the violators on the website of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation under the name-and-shame drive.

Chandigarh fire dept flags lapses, serves notices to varsity — nothing changes
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

In 2013, notices were issued by the civic body for violations in 36 buildings, including the V-C’s office. PU authorities were told of lapses in firefighting system in many departments, but to no avail

Chandigarh: Rs 4.35 lakh paid, but play system remains stuck
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

In 2012, the engineering wing of the administration made a payment of Rs 4.35 lakh to instal the multi-activity play system in the Garden of Conifers.

Festival grinds to a halt: Deputy Commissioner shuts down Maghi Mela
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

The fest began on January 10 and was slated to conclude on January 26.

Swachh survekshan: Ahead of survey, Chandigarh gets first compost plant at Dadumajra
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The plant will convert about 300 metric tonnes of waste into compost daily. A machine has been set up which would first segregate the wet waste from other dry waste.

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation additional commissioner’s official car to have 19 accessories
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Rain visors, fog light sets, carpeted mats, footlights, footmat rubber wets, LED roof light, reverse camera with LED, arm rests, seat covers, additional loose seat covers and several other items were asked for.

Chandigarh: Audit flags loopholes in fire safety at restaurants, educational institutes
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Hydrants, smoke detectors, alarm system were all non-functional. Even the hose pipes were not working and the CO2 cylinder which ought to be there were absent: Anil Kumar Garg, Chief Fire Officer

Chandigarh parking app: Month after launch, smart parking bookings drop
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Project Coordinator Sandeep Bhora said that it is the poor enforcement by Municipal Corporation, which is fading out the project.