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Covid reaches Punjab Raj Bhawan: Principal secy to governor, four others test positive
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore has tested negative for the disease, officials said.

Chandigarh civic body floats tender, proposes to spend Rs 30 lakh on renovation of VIP toilets
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Lalit Kumar, executive engineer of the public health wing of Chandigarh engineering wing, asserts that the toilets are in a bad condition. They are not carrying out this renovation for the Independence Day and work will be done after that.

Odd-even system at Chandigarh’s congested markets, some shops to remain shut
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

The orders were passed by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, on the basis of the recommendations received from a committee headed by Finance Secretary to contain spread of infection.

Chandigarh admin introduces on-the-spot mobile testing
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore Badnore has "directed that dedicated teams visit different areas in ambulances carrying antigen testing kits to take samples and test on-the-spot", said a statement issued by the administration.

Chandigarh Administration to introduce system of lay-bys for city buses
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

According to the details, these will be constructed at a cost of Rs 22.17 lakh. The transport department, had suggested that the lay-bys be carved out near bus-queue shelters on city’s major roads, depending upon the space available, in the last Road Safety Committee meeting.

After three lives lost, paying guest policy approved by CHB
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The approved draft will be sent to the UT Administration for its final approval.

Tender floated for pilot project of 24×7 water supply in Manimajra
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The completion time for this project is 24 months which will include three months for trial run plus 15 years of O&M.

Recommend ways to enhance Covid beds: Badnore to medical experts
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The Administrator said, the guidelines notified for gymnasiums and yoga institutions should be strictly followed and any violation will invite closure of the unit.

Chandigarh: Despite govt dept, volunteers, UT admin issues tender to hire pvt agency for dry ration distribution
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

According to the details mentioned in the tender, dry ration will be distributed to 63,000 ration card holders under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna.

‘If we close city for 15 days, everything will begin again as soon as borders reopen…City Beautiful has to be City Responsible,’ says Manoj Parida
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

As per advice of medical experts, unless there is 15-day total lockdown, it doesn’t help in breaking the chain of the virus. For the last three to four months, the central government has done enough to contain it.

UNLOCK 3.0: Sukhna Lake to be closed on weekends, markets except eateries to shut at 8 pm
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

In the war room meeting, it was decided that night curfew will continue in Chandigarh even as relaxation had been given by the Home Ministry from August 1. Also, it was decided that Sukhna Lake be closed for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays.

MC approves clearing up of waste piled up at processing unit
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The garbage processing plant that was run by Jaypee Group was recently taken over by the MC.

Badnore asks PGIMER to carry out sero testing, rapid antigen testing
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Sero prevalence study has been conducted in areas like Delhi and Maharashtra.

Night curfew may continue with added time restrictions
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Sources in UT administration said that they will not go ahead with the removal of night curfew as allowed by Centre in unlock 3 and rather the timings will be stricter.

Chandigarh Civic body couldn’t complete over 50% of road repair work, be ready for a bumpy ride
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Road work worth Rs 45 crore was to be done in the first phase. However, officials said that the work could not be completed due to the lockdown and the ongoing monsoon.

Chandigarh Civic body to discuss garbage plant operation on July 30
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The House meeting is scheduled to take place on July 30. The House will be discussing the report of the committee of councillors that visited the plant and gave its observations.

Haryana: People come together to help out students walking miles to access smartphone
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Mohit Gupta, a 58-year-old businessman from Panchkula proposed the idea of starting a crowd-funding programme to raise funds to allow these students to access smartphones.

Chandigarh Admin mulls odd-even scheme for markets, shutting shops on weekends
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

After lifting the curfew, the administration had imposed odd-even scheme in markets for regulation. Later, the scheme was discontinued.

Chandigarh: Restrictions in entry and timings at Sukhna Lake on the cards
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The increase in number of Covid-19 cases seems to have no impact on the footfall at the lake, which has also been increasing consistently, leaving the administration to mull over this decision.

Haryana: Struggling to study at remote Morni village, students travel miles to access a smartphone
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

In the remote Morni village, in Badisher, this is how students manage their online classes. The area not only faces interrupted network, but majority of population doesn’t have smart phones.

Chandigarh MC panel proposes green tax for commercial vehicles coming from other states
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The committee decided that an agenda will be put forth in the general house meeting regarding the levying of green tax on commercial vehicles of other states that enter the UT.

Chandigarh’s cafes, small eateries regain business, even as Covid cases rise
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Eatery owners in Chandigarh say that businesses in particular markets have really picked up and market places such as one at Sector 8 are witnessing so much rush that at times, people do not even find a place to stand at some outlets, due to high occupancy.

Chandigarh: Find ways to restrict number of people in public places, Badnore directs civic body
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The Administrator stated that there should be second screening of Bapu Dham Colony and Raipur Kalan areas and all new cases should be properly mapped, so that their sources and contacts are properly traced.

Now cash-strapped MC to spend Rs 1.42 cr on shrubs and plants
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Interestingly, the civic body will be purchasing these shrubs and plants which are available free of cost in the forest and even in their own nurseries.

UT defers decision on weekend curfew till next week
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The Administrator directed doctors to do stringent screening and testing, particularly during the next 10 days to detect hidden cases.

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