There have been back-to-back transfers of municipal commissioners owing to the tussle between Mayor Upinder Ahluwalia and BJP MLA Gian Chand Gupta.
Recently, the Chandigarh administration has tightened its noose around the school managements over the security of students and also impounded many school buses for not having proper documents or not installing CCTV cameras and speed governors in the vehicles.
Forty employees of the Municipal Corporation from various departments did not turn up for the event. Additional Commissioner of Chandigarh MC, Uma Shankar Gupta, has served them showcause notices.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is turning out to be “most disciplined and well behaved prisoner” who quietly follows all the directions given to him, eats his jail meals without a fuss, and carries out his task of gardening in a small patch outside his cell, the DGP said.
Now prisoner number 8647, Ram Rahim, who was convicted for rape of two women and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment, is “slowly getting used to life in jail”, said Haryana Director General (Prisons) K P Singh
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and various other ministers would be travelling through the road to visit the Mansa Devi temple to pay obeisance.
The company, Arya Toll Infra Limited, said that to “publicly display the violators’ irresponsibility”, the photo wall would be created at prominent parking lots in the city. Pictures would be displayed under separate categories.
The decision comes as a relief to 40,000 flat owners who have committed different violations like covering their courtyard, converting balconies into rooms or toilets, constructing a staircase and additional washrooms, or made internal changes.
Since 2011, activist Ajay Jagga had been writing to UT Administration to probe the disappearance of furniture designed by Corbusier and Jeanneret, and its appearance at auction houses in Europe and America.
The mobile app would have the details of all the buses, school-wise. It would also have the details about drivers, conductors and attendants, their pictures and mobile numbers.
UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore will formally launch the campaign from Sector 19-D on Friday.
Purchases of consumable articles worth Rs. 24.98 lakh were also made on piecemeal basis from the same supplier- M/s Gulab Enterprises Sector 26 without mentioning the MRP.
The guidelines, focusing specifically on the movement of drivers, conductors and other male staff within the schools, stated, “Schools shall devise a protocol to ensure that drivers, conductors and other support staff are not given unrestricted access during school hours.
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Fearing a repeat of August 25, RWAs have also decided to intensify their security from September 14. For their part, the police are playing down the significance of September 16 date in order not to send up a scare among residents.
The Wednesday order was issued so that visitors consuming alcohol in bars and restaurants may know whether they are “legally fit” to drive back home.
“A pilot project may be undertaken with the help of knowledge partners to gauge the technicalities involved and the economics of operation for charging station which is private vehicle oriented,” the report added.
Bar owners have been asked to submit a compliance report to the Department of Excise and Taxation by September 13. The order has not gone down well with the bar owners though
There will be 600 cycle-sharing points and 10,000 bicycles. The cycle stations will be made at PU, Sector 17 Plaza, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, PGIMER and bus stand
Municipal Commissioner says only a few top officers have been exempted from paying fees; company has given only 150 passes for free parking
The company, which manages paid parking at 47 locations in city, claims they are losing Rs 65,000 daily.
The UT Administration said on Thursday it was investigating how Randhawa, who was the UT Assistant Inspector General (Prisons) in 2008, was given additional charge as director of Museum and Art Gallery, giving him “easy access to UT’s heritage furniture”.
Mayor Asha Jaswal was full of praise for the media. She said the efforts of mediapersons, who were on the spot during Ram Rahim’s incident, were commendable
The dead have all been named in a single FIR under sections 146, 147, 148, 149, 186, 188, 307, 332, 353, 427, 435 and 120 B of the IPC, 25/54/59 of the Arms Act and 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) act.
Haryana Home Secretary Ram Niwas said “it is a fact” that the DC, who had magisterial powers to direct police officials to open fire, “fled the scene but she blames the police officials who faced the mob despite getting injured and drove them out of Panchkula within two hours”.
Police officials have informally identified the bullets as those used in INSAS, which the paramilitaries were using, and SLRs, which were with the Haryana Police.
Sound of gunshots and roar of Dera supporters is still echoing in the ears of residents
Six more died in Sirsa. Post-mortems have been conducted on all 32 bodies in Panchkula, said principal medical officer Veena Singh. Only 24 have been identified so far; the profiles of 14 were published Sunday.
The Panchkula Civil Hospital has space only for four bodies in the mortuary, and on Saturday morning, the 17 bodies that came to the hospital on Friday night, plus those that arrived from PGIMER, were all kept in this ward.
Thirty-six people were killed in the violence, 30 of them in Panchkula and the rest in Sirsa. Police and the hospital in Panchkula had identified only 19 of them and the rest are yet to be identified.
Of the 28 people who were killed in Friday’s violence, 27 lost their lives in clashes that erupted on the streets of Panchkula and 17 bodies are in the Panchkula Civil Hospital. None of the bodies has been identified so far.
An estimated 19 of the 47 BJP MLAs including Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala had gone to pay obeisance to the Dera chief after the poll win in 2014 when the party was voted to power in the state for the first time on its own.
Unlike his usual images in flamboyant clothes, the “guru of bling” was on Friday dressed simply - in a white kurta-pajama. He had come to the court with a woman, who said her relationship with him was that of a daughter.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, who makes no secret of his proximity to Dera head Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, recently visited him at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa and handed over a cheque of Rs 51 lakh as a mark of his support.
With the city gripped by rumours and uncertainty, and the number of Dera followers swelling by the minute, most Panchkula shopkeepers downed their shutters on Thursday afternoon.
The residents are panicking as Dera followers spread out in the internal lanes of sectors and green belts in sectors 2,3,4,5, 6,7,8.