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Smart parking: App facility delayed by 20 days
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

There are 26 parking lots, including the multilevel parking lot. Before the launch, the company, Arya Toll Infra Limited, had announced that one can reserve parking space from the mobile app.

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij resorts to deputation method for doctors’ postings
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The Haryana health department has also decided that for new doctor recruits, Panchkula district would be kept out of their postings.

Panel proposal: 16-year-olds to get membership of community centres
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Chairman of the committee Arun Sood said that this had been done to enable youngsters to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avail the gym facilities in the community centres.

Uneven deployment of sanitation workers: Top brass get lion’s share, sanitation plan scrapped
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The sanitation plan was earlier released on the official website. The northern sectors house senior officials of the UT Administration.

Chandigarh Advisory Council meet: Do not divert drinking water to Sukhna Lake, say Members
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

“Sukhna Lake’s water level depletes when there is no rain. It was put forth that when there is no rain, even Ghaggar, Kaushalya dam and all others go dry,” said Baljinder Singh Bittu, chairman of Federation of Sectors Welfare Associations of Chandigarh

Student’s safety: Overloaded school buses, private and CTU, matter of grave concern
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

While the State Transport Authority (STA) has been issuing challans against overloaded school buses, it has failed to take note of the CTU buses that double up as school buses in the morning and afternoon as students are literally packed like sardines.

Housing for all scheme: Phase 1, Construction of 10,000 units to begin next month
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Of the 10,000 units, there will be 3,500 dwelling units for economically weaker section (EWS), 3,000 for the low income group (LIG) section, for middle income group (MIG-I) there would be 2,000 dwellings while for MIG- II, 1,500 have been earmarked.

Faceless
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

What does it feel like to lead life behind a ghoonghat? As Haryana terms the veil its pehchaan, Suman Lata, 44, a double Master’s, wishes the government would ask her for an answer

Housing for all scheme: Phase 1 construction of 10,000 units to begin next month
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

In a meeting chaired by Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty , M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi Thursday, the housing projects of all Union Territories were reviewed wherein the Chandigarh administration placed before its schedule in the ‘Housing for all’ project.

Hoteliers cheer as SC says no ban on liquor sale near highways within Chandigarh
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

The apex court’s clarification is expected to revive the dry and deserted sector 26 and other areas of Madhya marg which was a hub of clubs, bars and microbreweries.

After Punjab tweaks law to beat highway ban, CITCO set to call for ‘with liquor’ financial bids
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Anticipating that the ban may be lifted as Chandigarh implements Punjab Excise Act with MHA approval, a person who has submitted the highest bid in the ‘with liquor’ category would be awarded the contract then.

Learning to live with GST
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

As traders try to grasp the new tax regime, The Indian Express reports on the prices of everything — from what goes in your fridge to what’s in your child’s schoolbag

Chandigarh Hotels charging GST on liquor: Activist to Ajit Balaji Joshi
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

“Article 366(12A) of the Constitution that the Goods and Services tax (GST) as a tax on supply of goods or services or both, except supply of alcoholic liquor for human consumption."

Get tertiary water supply by August 1 or pay higher
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Even as the Municipal Corporation had made it mandatory for people having houses of one kanal and above to have tertiary treated water connection, only 1800 of nearly 7,600 houses have taken the connections.

Traders in race to hire accountants to decode Goods and Services Tax
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The Chandigarh Furniture Association on Monday said that all kinds of furniture items, be it steel, wooden, iron, glass, plastic, cane, etc. may please be put in one bucket of tax and not separate items.

Chandigarh: Administrator, MP take on UT: ‘Citizens’ involvement missing’
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Municipal Commissioner Kavita Singh, nodal officer for smart city mission, told some of the promising smart solutions including effective service delivery, smart parking, Single Citizen Admin Interface, effective monitoring and immediate feedback.

A barrier lifts: A day in the life of Sanjan Kumari, 27, a woman parking attendant in Chandigarh
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Battling angry stares, a few offensive remarks and technical glitches, 200 women set out to manage Chandigarh’s parking lots

Resume operations from Monday morning, NGT tells Jaypee group
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Company representative says they will follow court orders, carrying out repair work on war footing

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna: 10,000 people to get flats in the first phase of ‘housing for all’ project
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

CHB chairman says 3,500 dwelling units will be for EWS, 3,000 for LIG, 2,000 for MIG-I, and 1,500 for MIG- II

Sector 17 Plaza On Yoga Day, Chandigarh Admn promotes GST, spends over Rs 30 lakh for event
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The event was presided by Union Health Minister JP Nadda and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and saw participation from 3,000 people.

CITCO meeting: To fight growing competition, board comes up with new marketing policy to woo guests at hotels
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

To increase the Food and Beverages sales, CITCO will look at introducing restaurant privilege cards that offer 15 per cent to 20 per cent discount on regular dinners at the hotels.

Liquor restrictions: Chandigarh Administration to take legal opinion on Punjab move
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

President of the Chandigarh Hospitality Association Ankit Gupta said, “Punjab has now set a precedent by going ahead with amendments. At least there would be no losses to many business establishments.”

Cleanliness and upkeep of heritage: Chandigarh administration imposes ban on weddings at Rock Garden
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The home secretary said even tourists faced problems because of the weddings as the area would remain closed for them during such occasions.

Two-bin System: Chandigarh residents not segregating waste as yet, garbage collectors raise questions
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Soon after the distribution of these bins, the garbage collectors in Sector 15 tried their best to remember which one was for the wet waste and which one for the dry, anxious not to mix up the two.

Ex-national kabaddi players to guard women parking attendants, to be brand ambassadors
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Wrongly parked vehicles would be towed away, Khatri said, but it remains unclear if the enforcement team can act against violations within parking areas that are run by the company.

UT Admn pushes for underpass from city to international airport
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The underpass would be on the lines of the one in Delhi.

Ahead of the new tax regime, it’s raining pre-GST benefits in Chandigarh
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The mega sales which are usually announced during Diwali have now been termed “pre-GST benefits”.

Smart city mission: 0.87% of Chandigarh in area, Sec 43 corners 87% of fund
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The sector, which covers an area of just one sq km , has a population of 12,000

MBAs, B.Tech graduates line up to work as parking attendants
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

There is a total staff of 350 persons that have been recruited by the company, Arya Toll Infra Ltd, which has been given the parking contract to manage and run all the 26 parking lots of the city

People worried about gold prices post-GST, jewellers don’t want to miss vacation
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

President of the Panchkula Jewellers’ Association, Deep Krishan, said this concept of going on vacation together was started eight years ago and it doesn’t leave any jeweller worried that somebody else will see more sales if he closes down.

Training Session for Women Parking Attendants: ‘Keep a smiling face as smile means See Magic in Life Everyday’
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

“People of Chandigarh lose their patience quickly and react if there is a delay of seconds in issuing the slip. But you need not give up your smiling face. Remain courteous. Always keep that in mind that SMILE means See Magic in Life Everyday.”

GST from July 1: From 30 pc to 28 pc, GST to bring little relief for city movie buffs
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

“There is nothing to cheer about for cinemagoers, people watch movies at multiplexes in Chandigarh and there is rarely any ticket which is below Rs 100.”

Now Municipal Corporation wants Jaypee group to compensate it for losses
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

‘All the cost which the civic body incurred in holding health camps, deploying doctors will be included in the loss’.

‘Working to double farm income by 2022: Meghwal’
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

On the issue of losses to be caused to states after GST comes into force, Meghwal said: “A change is always resisted in the first place. But things will settle down in a period of six to eight months. The GST will bring an improvement rather. All indirect taxes which one had to pay are absorbed in the GST.”

Chandigarh Smart Parking System: For help, women attendants at parking lots to turn to women bouncers
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Ahead of the launch of this smart parking system scheduled to be held later this month, there will be training sessions for the women attendants. They will also be taught self-defence techniques.

Vigilance begins inquiry into Rs 35L stationery scam at Chandigarh Police headquarters
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

DGP Luthra orders parallel probe; officials made fictitious bills for purchase of stationery items from local shop from April 2015 to March 2016.