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CHANDIGARH NEWS

At Navjot Singh Sidhu’s party, Sunil Jakhar guns for Harish Rawat for ‘forgetting him’

July 24, 2021 8:20 pm

Directly addressing Rawat, Jakhar picked on him for forgetting to invite him for the change of guard in the state unit.

Muktsar leader quits Cong, says it is hand-in-glove with Akalis

July 24, 2021 11:12 am

The development came on a day when Navjot Singh Sidhu was officially instated as the Punjab Congress chief in a ceremony in Chandigarh.

Haryana launches portal for villagers to lodge complaints, suggestions

July 23, 2021 6:32 pm

On the portal, the applicant has to state his point of view in at least 50 characters while registering the complaint or suggestion. Apart from this, applicants can also upload photos. Only that individual who has been issued Parivar Pehchan Patra will be able to file a complaint on this portal.

Chandigarh smart city project: DC Brar proposes common helpline for civic issues

July 23, 2021 10:18 am

A specialised control room for the project was also recommended.

HC asks Punjab govt about measures taken to remove a farmers' blockade from in front of Adani Logistics facility

July 23, 2021 12:29 am

The bench of Justice Lisa Gill, which was hearing the matter on Thursday, after the perusal of files, stated that on May 20, a coordinate bench had asked the Director General of Police, Punjab, in consultation with the Chief Secretary of the state, to get the blockade lifted by active persuasion of the protesters, peacefully, and in accordance with the law.

Chandigarh: Cong leaders stage protest, police detain them as they try to march to Raj Bhavan

July 23, 2021 12:23 am

Police detained them citing violation of orders issued under CrPC section 144, which bans assembly of five or more people at one spot. As the protestors tried to break the barricades, police had to use mild force to disperse the mob. They were then taken to a nearby police station from where they were later released.

On the brink: Guru Nanak Dev varsity's attempt to save a 'wonder herb' that helps cure post-Covid complications

July 23, 2021 12:55 pm

The wonder herb, known as solo plant or aptly as ‘Sanjeevni’ in Leh and Ladakh where it is found and is ‘endangered’, grows at an altitude of 14,000 to 16,000 feet in the Trans-Himalayan region. The medicinal plant is scientifically known as Rhodiola.

PSPCL's pact with power companies "one-sided, tilted in favour of pvt discoms", says Punjab AG

July 22, 2021 11:13 pm

Advocate General Atul Nanda seeks inquiry into the wrongdoing, action against those who drafted the PPAs

Chandigarh: Farmers arrested for sedition get bail, unions lift Sirsa dharna

July 22, 2021 9:14 pm

The farmers had been arrested in connection with an incident of stone pelting on the car of Haryana Deputy Speaker Ranbir Singh Gangwa during a protest on July 11. Invoking the sedition charge for the first time against farmers protesting over the new farm laws for the past eight months, the Haryana Police had booked over 100 of them.

Officers facing serious charges, dept inquiries won’t get public dealing posts: Haryana govt

July 21, 2021 8:40 pm

The chief secretary, additional chief secretary (home), principal secretary (forests), director general of police and principal chief conservator of forest department have been asked to immediately send details of all such officers to the chief minister, for further action.

CHANDIGARH PHOTOS

High-velocity dust storm, rain kills over 108 in North India

May 03, 2018 9:03 pm

A severe intensity dust storm followed by thunder showers hit Bikaner, Delhi and parts of Chandigarh on Wednesday evening which threw normal life out of gear as visibility dropped to very low levels.

Chandigarh: Heavy rains lash city causing flood-like situation

August 21, 2017 2:42 pm

Chandigarh: Unprecedented rain on Monday in many parts of the city and surrounding areas caused a flood-like situation. The Mohali airport has not been able to escape waterlogging as well. Panchkula has also been affected and daily life has been disrupted.

CHANDIGARH VIDEOS

Parents carry children to school as water levels of Ghaggar river rise

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Parents in Panchkula's Koti village had to carry their children to school as water levels of the Ghaggar river rose after incessant rains in the past few days.

Google Says It Has No Record Of Hiring Chandigarh Student On Rs 1.44 cr salary

June 22, 2020 6:57 pm

Chandigarh Administration ordered a probe into the official statement released by its Education Department on Harshit Sharma's "selection by Google" at a trainee stipend of Rs 4 lakh per month.

Rohtak traders demand compensation for their loss

February 23, 2016 6:37 am

Rohtak, Feb 23 (ANI): The traders, whose shops were either burnt down or looted during the quota stir by the Jat community in Rohtak, Haryana, took to the streets and urged the government to compensate them for their losses at the earliest. A shopkeeper, Gulshan Dang, said, "I want to urge the Narendra Modi-led government to compensate our losses 100 percent without any delay." Another shopkeeper, Anil Kumar said that he is left with no source of income after his two showrooms were burnt down by the protestors. He asked PM Modi and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar that why are common people suffering who don't relate to Jat demands.

NH-1 blocked by Jat protestors reopens

February 23, 2016 6:34 am

Sonipat (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): The National Highway-1, which connects Delhi and Chandigarh, was reopened for traffic on Tuesday. The 456 kilometre-long highway had been blockaded by Jat agitators demanding reservation in government jobs and institutions.

Jat row: Railways to run special trains for stranded passengers

February 22, 2016 2:49 pm

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Chief public relation officer of Northern Railways Neeraj Sharma on Monday said in view of the ongoing Jat agitation, special trains would run covering the outer regions connected with Haryana. Sharma added that a special train from Chandigarh to Anand Vihar, New Delhi, would be on the tracks by the evening, which will have a total of 17 coaches.He further informed that Northern Railways is planning to start more trains from the Jammu region.

Khattar appeals to maintain peace in Haryana

February 19, 2016 10:23 am

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (ANI): Addressing the mediapersons after all-party meet on the Jat quota at Chandigarh on Friday, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said a committee has been constituted to look into the matter and the report will come by March 31. He also appealed people to maintain peace and harmony in the state and to stop their agitation. Meanwhile, the protestors disrupted road and rail traffic with the worst hit being the Rohtak-Jhajjar region.

Khattar appeals to maintain peace in Haryana

February 19, 2016 10:23 am

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (ANI): Addressing the mediapersons after all-party meet on the Jat quota at Chandigarh on Friday, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said a committee has been constituted to look into the matter and the report will come by March 31. He also appealed people to maintain peace and harmony in the state and to stop their agitation. Meanwhile, the protestors disrupted road and rail traffic with the worst hit being the Rohtak-Jhajjar region.