Srishti Choudhary


White-backed vultures bred in captivity to be released soon
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

This is Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre's second major project after After successfully releasing two Himalayan Griffons into the wild in June this year.

‘Decline in vulture population has given rise to diseases’: Dr Vibhu Prakash
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Principal Scientist, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Programme Head, National Level Vulture Conservation team, Dr Vibhu Prakash underlines how vultures are important for the survival of humans.

The lunch box: Parents worry about their children’s desire to have junk food
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Caught between fruit break and lunch break in schools, children prefer to have junk food in their tiffin boxes —a complaint common among mothers in Tricity

Panchkula mayor writes to HUDA administrator: Demands closure of ‘illegal’ passage between Sector 20, Peer Muchalla
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

“There is no such passage in the planning or layout plan of HUDA,” said Panchkula Mayor Upinder Ahluwalia

Panchkula: Two women have solution for stray dog menace, become friendly, get them sterilised
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Late every night, a car drives up and stops near the Sector 6 bus stop. But even before it can stop, several forms lounging on the pavement come to life and bound up to the car.

Panchkula: Post recarpeting, road dug up to put up poles for Independence Day function
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

“The divider or pavement can be used to put up poles. We will talk to the district administration officials about it and repair the road immediately,” said a HUDA official.

Panchkula: Criticised for its isolated location, Women Police Station to be shifted from MDC to Sector 5
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The police station completes almost a year of its existence after it was inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on August 28 last year in a grand event.

Parsvnath Royale, Sector 20, Panchkula Investors face a double whammy — EMIs continue, flats far from ready
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

It has been over 60 months since when the investors have been awaiting possession of their flats for which most of them have made payments already.

Panchkula: Partners locked in dispute, investors pay a heavy price
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Started in 2009, this project in Sector 30, Panchkula, was supposed to be completed in 2012; not much progress made, MD says first phase to be ready by Dec 2017

Panchkula: Key posts vacant for months, municipal corporation grapples with inadequate staff
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

“Several miscellaneous tasks suffer. We have taken up the matter with the government. The legal cell is vacant and there is no legal assistant” Lalit Siwach, MC commissioner

Panchkula: Remove the weeds to see this monument
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Under the conservation plan, the walls would be cleaned and the weed would be removed.

Monsoon partial to Chandigarh this year, 60 per cent deficit in Mohali, Panchkula
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The monsoon has been partial to Chandigarh this year as compared to its two neighbouring cities, Mohali and Panchkula. Both cities have rainfall deficit of over 60 per cent. The rainfall in Mohali from June 1 till date is only 85.1 mm, which is the lowest of all three cities. Panchkula fared slightly better with […]

File criminal case against senior docs: Probe
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Chief Minister’s Office too gives its nod for “stern action” in the case; doctors refute allegations, seek fresh inquiry.

1,083 seats vacant in two govt colleges near Chandigarh, third round of counselling begins from today
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The third counselling will be held from July 13 to 15 and if seats still remain vacant, which is likely the case, the colleges will re-open the web portal and allow fresh online applications.

Upgraded to 300 beds last year, General Hospital still has 26 doctors’ posts vacant
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

As per the data, apart from medical officers, the hospital has 153 sanctioned posts of staff members, out of which 63 posts are vacant.

Barwala: Relief from fly menace but need for proper sewerage system
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

These villages in the Tricity were adopted by two MPs and an MLA. How adarsh these grams have become? Newsline checks the ground situation

Haryana govt to set up Satkar Bhojan canteens across state by November 1
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

The Satkar Bhojan opened by Haryana government provides a hearty north Indian meal for Rs 25.

Drugs cast deathly shadow over Haryana police recruitment drive
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

3 aspirants died within a week allegedly due to performance-enhancing drugs in Kurukshetra

Flies in the face of a Karnal village
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Rasulpur Kalan village has resorted to protests to draw govt attention to fly menace.

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