Srishti Choudhary

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Panchkula: Flood control rooms set up before arrival of monsoon
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

AHEAD OF the arrival of monsoon, Panchkula administration has set up flood control rooms at district and sub-division levels for residents to alert about any water-logging or flood-like situation anywhere in the district. A Central Flood-Control Room has been set up in Mini-Secretariat, Sector 1 and people can call on 0172-2562135 and can submit the […]

International Yoga Day: Event expenses likely to increase, say organisers in Panchkula
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

A budget of Rs 30 lakhs was set aside by the government for providing accommodation to participants, which included providing mattresses, coolers, fans, water tankers, food and buses for ferrying the children to the venue.

Panchkula reports lowest malaria cases in four years
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Most of these areas are occupied by slumdwellers and there is no regular supply of water and residents end up storing water for several days encouraging mosquito breeding.

Haryana: Only 5 out of 21 additional chief secretaries attend yoga camp
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Only five out of the total 21 additional chief secretaries (ACSes) turned up while all others, including the 15 Principal Secretaries, gave the event a miss.

‘In a government set-up, we have constraint of classes, hostels’
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

As the admission process is underway in city colleges for the new academic session, UT Director Higher Education (DHE) Dr Jatinder Yadav talks to Srishti Choudhary about the new initiatives being introduced this year by the education department and the online admission system.

Panchkula: Blind turns on roads due to increasing height of hedges
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Violations of building bye-laws in Tricity continue unabated with the residents encroaching upon areas in front of their houses and doing unauthorised construction

Panchkula 5,067 villages and counting: on track to be 1st open-defecation free district in Haryana
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

As per the data available, as many 5,067 villages have declared themselves as open-defecation free through written submission that all households in the village have constructed toilets.

Two Himalayan Griffon vultures take wing from Jatayu Breeding and Conservation Centre
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

“It was sudden,” says Dr Vibhu Prakash, principal scientist, BNHS. “And within 15-20 minutes, the second bird also glided out into the forest."

10 years after they were rescued, two vultures first to be sent back to the wild
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

The birds to act as guides for the Gyps vultures being captive-bred at Jataya breeding centre.

The Monday Interview: Goal is to improve results and provide quality education
Mon, May 30, 2016

Panchkula District Education Officer (DEO) Harminder Singh Saini talks to The Indian Express on how the department reviews the results and what will be done to improve the performance

Class X Haryana Board examinations: Daughter of farmer tops district with 93.8 per cent
Tue, May 24, 2016

Daughter of farmer Rakesh Kumar and Urmila Devi, Neha lives at Hangola village in Raipur Rani.

Govt schools in Haryana improve upon last year’s Board performance, but Panchkula remains among 4 worst-performing districts
Tue, May 24, 2016

Out of 58 government schools, there were 17 such schools where at least 70 per cent students could not pass the examination, and nine of them recording pass percentage as low as 8 per cent.

Hardlook: Quality of education in Haryana schools
Tue, May 24, 2016

At least 1,000 students from over 25 villages travel daily to study in the school, which boasts of something that other schools in remote areas in the region do not have: the option of Science at the Plus 2 level.

Punjab boy fights cancer to emerge a winner in board exam
Mon, May 23, 2016

Though, he can read books, but constant focus leaves him with a terrible headache, he says. He even cannot sit for long hours, as he feels fatigue and his back starts to hurt.

BSEH Class XII results: Girls from government schools outshine boys, top all the streams in Panchkula district
Fri, May 20, 2016

In commerce stream, Kajal from Government Senior Secondary School, Mandana, Morni Block, came topper with 92.2 per cent

Panchkula Municipal Corporation in land dilemma, deadlock over building more cow-shelters
Tue, May 17, 2016

The corporation had proposed to construct three cow-shelters in three different blocks of the district to accommodate the large number of stray cattle.

Baba Hardev Singh’s son-in-law Avneet Setya succumbs to injuries
Sun, May 15, 2016

Bada Hardev Singh's son-in-law was a budding model-cum-actor from Panchkula

Chandigarh: HUDA earmarks 35.84 acres for medical college
Fri, May 06, 2016

College to come up in Sector 5-C, MDC; hospital will be set up in 28.53 acres, the remaining area will be kept aside for parking of vehicles.

Panchkula: Municipal Corporation starts property tax survey, ropes in private company
Thu, May 05, 2016

All properties, be it residential or commercial plots, will be included in the survey, which will include detail records of property tax collected so far. It will also list the defaulters who have not paid property tax since 2010.

In rented buildings, several district-level departments grapple with space crunch
Sun, May 01, 2016

HUDA has already earmarked space for construction of the building in Sector 5, near Police Station, Sector 5, however, the project remains on paper, years after it was proposed

‘Parsavnath Royal’ project: Five years on, wait for possession continues
Sun, May 01, 2016

Parsavnath developers cited ‘global recession’ as the reason for the delay.

Chandigarh: Crumbling walls, water seepage — At district consumer courts’ building, ordeal continues
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Several efforts made in the past to relocate the courts to another site failed. In 2008, Punjab and Haryana High Court had also issued directions to the then Deputy Commissioner to get the building vacated and remove the unauthorised possession.

Chandigarh Rajendra Park: Named after first President but lying in a state of neglect
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Former city architects recall that the park was named after first President of India Rajendra Prasad who had come to the city for its inauguration in 1954. Its landscape along with that of the Capitol Complex was designed by French architect Le Corbusier.

NORMS FLOUTED: Haryana plans to crack down on B.Ed colleges
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The government has also imposed a ban on setting up of new B.Ed colleges in the state till 2018.

A hospital with doctors but little water
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

The medical college receives a supply of around 2-3 lakhs litres, against its requirement of 8-10 lakh litres, which is used for the patients admitted in the hospital, and other critical functions.

Where many doctors are absent for years
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

An MBBS doctor posted in Mewat is given a special incentive of Rs 10,000 per month, while a specialist doctor is given Rs 25,000 per month, as per the guidelines of the Haryana government.

Panchkula: ‘We want our money back, it’s our hard-earned money’
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

On November 16, 2011, following their petition, the consumer forum had sternly reproached the builders for unfair trade practice and directed them to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh.

Anti-Human Trafficking wing: Chandigarh Crime branch unit reunited 29 missing children with family in past three months
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Munna (6) was found by the local police standing alone at the bus stand in Pinjore on March 31.

Most detected offences in Panchkula: Overspeeding, riding without helmets
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

olice claim overspeeding as one of the major causes for accidents.

‘Students have become sensitive, impulsive & demanding’
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

In view of increasing number of suicides being reported in the Tricity and concerns regarding depression, Dr B S Chavan, head, department of psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, talks on the need to understand the issue on a broader perspective

Where’ll we go, who will employ us? Govt can’t leave us and our families in the lurch: HMT employees
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

After submitting a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Mandeep Singh Brar, the workers concluded the march.

Steep staircases, congested corridors at MC building bar physically challenged residents to avail services
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

There are lift and ramps in Mini-Secretariat, Sector 1, District Courts, HUDA office, General Hospital, but no lift in MC office in Sector 14.

Panchkula: Decks cleared for establishing solid waste management plant near wildlife sanctuary
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

The board had initially deferred the proposal in its meeting in January 2015, advising HUDA to locate the project away from the sanctuary limits and re-submit the proposal.

46 new locations selected: Panchkula civic body to take down 50 unipoles due to traffic hazards
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

Corporation has only got Rs 1.82 cr out of an expected Rs 3 cr from ads.

HMT workers in Pinjore city oppose govt decision on VRS, write to PM Modi
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

The issue was raised in the Rajya Sabha session by Congress leader Kumari Selja on Monday, following which Geete interjected and said that the government acknowledged the problems of the workers.

Only 323 applications for 777 plots in industrial estates across Haryana
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

The response to the industrial plots of Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) has been quite low, with only 323 applications for 777 plots in industrial estates across Haryana.