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Likely to depute aircraft for Haj flights: Air India suspends Chandigarh-Bangkok bookings from July 13 to Sept-end
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Officials said if the airline announces the suspension of the flight, the passengers who have already booked their tickets on the dates will be provided flights from New Delhi.

In remote villages of Kashmir, cardiac patients get lifeline through WhatsApp
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Doctors and cardiologists from the tertiary centres are connected through WhatsApp groups. And doctors posted at government health facilities in remote areas are advised on the line of treatment round the clock.

Study: 23 per cent of Chandigarh residents above 30 have hypertension
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

According to the UT health department, till April 2018, approximately 53,986 people were screened in the city and number of people diagnosed with hypertension was 12,782 (23.6 per cent) and diabetes was 8,909 (16.5 per cent).

13.7 pc prevalence of tobacco usage in Chandigarh: Survey
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

The national prevalence of tobacco use, as per the survey, is 28.6 per cent. GATS 2, a household survey of persons aged 15 or above, was carried out in all the 30 states and two Union Territories of Chandigarh and Puducherry.

Chandigarh airport to get three more aerobridges, conveyor belt
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Currently, there are three aerobridges, but only two are operational. “The Chandigarh airport authority will install three more aerobridges.

The Zojila Tunnel: How it will boost winter economic activity in Ladakh
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

The tunnel will be a game changer, as it will now allow the defence forces to send supplies to Ladakh throughout the year.

Annapurna Scheme: Red Cross to prepare meals at PGI sarai; institute clueless
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Around 3,000-3,500 packets of food are made daily by the Red Cross and then supplied to different parts of the city. Five vans are operating currently in the city to provide food, officials said.

Proposal to increase MBBS seats to 150: Three-member PU panel to ckeck GMCH facilities for extra intake
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Dr B S Chavan, Director Principal of GMCH-32, told Chandigarh Newsline on Saturday that the inspection of the university was required to send the proposal to the Medical Council of India (MCI), which has the authority to increase seats.

Himachal CM to launch helicopter service from Shimla on June 4
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Three days to go, seats full for first Shimla-Chandigarh helicopter service

Mohali: Mist fogging at Chhatbir zoo to keep animals, birds cool
Thu, May 31, 2018

THE RISE in temperature has prompted the authorities of Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, also known as Chhatbir Zoo, to launch mist fogging, a new initiative, to keep birds and animals comfortable in the sweltering heat.

GMCH-32 asks chemists to provide medicines with manufacturers and price list
Sun, May 27, 2018

The decision will help to keep tabs on the difference in prices of medicines sold by the chemists.

How King of Pop Michael Jackson leant 45° without falling over
Thu, May 24, 2018

Three decades later, three neurosurgeons from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh have deciphered the biomechanics that enabled Jackson to perform a move that not many other dancers could be expected to match.

Chandigarh BJP chief wants campus land to run langar, PGI says no
Sun, May 20, 2018

Tandon said he had asked for land to set up a tin shed where langar would be cooked and served. “The PGI authorities said that it would be difficult for them to provide us land because it can invite objections,” said Tandon.

Chandigarh airport: Three airlines submit proposals to start additional flights from July 1
Fri, May 18, 2018

There have been no flights on Sundays since last October after the watch hours were curtailed due to runway upgradation work. The Indian Air Force (IAF) which manages the runway has already communicated to airlines operators and CHIAL that starting from June 4, the runway watch hours will be changed.

NSG can prevent destruction of houses, train cops: J&K DGP SP Vaid
Sun, May 13, 2018

About the killing of professor-turned-militant Mohammed Rafi Bhat in south Kashmir, the DGP said that he had a “background” of militancy.

Medicines being sold at different prices cause for concern: Top PGI official
Sat, May 05, 2018

Asked about the differences in the cost of medicines as highlighted by CNL earlier this week, PGI’s Deputy Director Administration (DDA) Amitabh Avasthi said on Friday that “the rates at which medicines are being sold at different prices is a cause of concern”.

Branded generics key to pharmacies offering discounts on medicines
Thu, May 03, 2018

At PGI, it is mandatory for chemists to offer 15 per cent discount. But the pharmacies are offering as much as 90 per cent discount, make enough profit to cover the rent and take home.

Another shocker: Same medicine at Rs 1,550 at PGI, Rs 550 outside
Wed, May 02, 2018

Now CNL found that a medicine of the same brand is being sold at PGIMER at a much higher price than at chemists outside. Here is the shocker: the difference in price is as high as Rs 1,000.

Chemists at PGI blame drug manufacturers, doctors
Tue, May 01, 2018

After a Chandigarh Newsline investigation showed the widely varying prices of the same drug at five different pharmacies at PGI, staff at chemist shops at the hospital said the MRP of medicines was printed by the manufacturer.

Institute will offer bigger discount on prices of medicines, says PGI director
Tue, May 01, 2018

On Monday, Chandigarh Newsline highlighted how the cost of a medicine varies widely from pharmacy to pharmacy inside PGI. The investigation found that the two most expensive outlets are located at the Emergency and trauma centres.

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