Hina Rohtaki

Articles By Hina Rohtaki

Asked to bow before chief guest at annual convocation, PGIMER graduates see red

The circular states, “After you have received the degree, you will kindly bow to the chief guest and director before returning to your seat.” Sources said such directions were given even during the convocation in 2015 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest.

Chandigarh Mayoral Polls: ‘BJP candidate in bad character list, under watch’

A mayor is elected from amongst the elected representatives in General House. To become a mayor, a candidate needs 14 votes out of 27. Nine nominated councillors do not have voting rights. One vote is that of Member of Parliament Kher who is the ex-officio member of the House.

Panchkula XEN orders changes to roundabouts’ decor, asks for ATR

After Chandigarh Newsline highlighted various irregularities in the roundabout-beautification work, Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain had ordered a probe.

Panchkula: Exorbitant rates for material used to revamp roundabouts led to Rs 1.25-cr loss

After Chandigarh Newsline, in a series of news articles, had highlighted serious financial irregularities in the roundabout-beautification project currently under way in Panchkula, Kavita Jain had ordered a probe into the matter.

Upset over ‘snub’, Chandigarh BJP councillor Satish Kainth files papers as Independent

The rebel candidate claimed, “As many as 36 communities had sent in a memorandum to party leaders, including BJP chief Sanjay Tandon and party affairs in-charge Prabhat Jha about their choice for me as Mayor. I don’t know why Kalia was chosen over me. Caste-based politics should not be done. “

Factionalism in BJP will help us, says Chandigarh Congress chief Pardeep Chhabra

After the meeting on Monday, the candidates will directly head to the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh building where nominations will be held. Mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor in Chandigarh are elected from amongst the elected councillors every year.

Chandigarh: Day before mayoral poll nominations, BJP yet to decide on candidate

With the threat of cross-voting looming over the party in a year when every election is crucial in run up to the Lok Sabha polls, the in-charge of Chandigarh affairs decided to convey the choice of candidates to senior leaders in Delhi first.

Roundabout beautification work: When discrepancies came to my notice, I stopped payment to firm, says Jogpal

Panchkula Municipal Corporation’s Executive Engineer L C Chauhan had alleged that the payment of Rs 1.93 crore was released to the work-executing agency in his absence and despite the fact that he had pointed out grave discrepancies, the payment was made.

Panchkula: Stones painted white, installed at roundabout of sectors 9/10/15/16

Under scrutiny, workers do a cover-up job, replace painted stones with original white river stones.

Chandigarh: Mayor’s innova ‘creating problems’, new car likely to be purchased for Rs 15 lakh

“The Toyota Innova bearing registration number CH 01-GA-0400 being used by worthy Mayor was purchased on December 24, 2014 and has covered 1,45,900 kilometres as on January 3, 2019. The said Innova is creating problems frequently,” it was stated.

Panchkula: Firm doing beautification work was also paid for trees it did not uproot

Another contractor had already carried out the uprooting work, now his payment has been withheld

Ahead of verdict in Dera head case, Panchkula district put on high alert

Tightening the security, various nakas have been laid in the city. Concerntina wires have also been put up at the area around the district court complex in Sector 1.

His term as Chandigarh Mayor coming to an end, Davesh Moudgil goes on inauguration spree

In the last fortnight, Moudgil had his platter full with over 18 inaugurations and foundation stone laying ceremonies. “Mayor is behaving like mad guy. He just wants that his name must be there at various projects," the opposition said.

Defective material being used, money released in my absence: Panchkula municipal body chief engineer

Had raised red flag last year, seeks termination of services of officers concerned, wants FIR against conspirators, suspects ‘misuse’ of his signatures ‘on approvals and payment-related files’

Norms specified lower rates but Panchkula civic body chose to pay higher prices to beautify roundabouts

Beautification work of eight roundabouts in the city allotted to one single firm for Rs 2.84 crore, work segregated into 8 separate work orders.

Panchkula MC spends Rs 87 lakh for double facelift of Geeta Chowk

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had named the roundabout Geeta Chowk in 2015 during Gita Mahotsav in Haryana.

Contractor works on govt rest house for VIPs, Morni villagers keep waiting for the bridge

Disappointed villagers of the area said that each day counts for them as they still have to wade through the river. Although the water level is low, their trousers get drenched.

First row of govt houses facing main market are heritage buildings: UT

The single bench has further suggested to the Chief Architect whether it is “better still to demolish all of them and convert them into multilevel parking for more beneficial use of market users and the shopkeepers”.

Chandigarh Mayor’s farewell gift — projects worth Rs 2 cr for his ward

Davesh Moudgil’s term as Mayor will end on December 31.

Waste segregation at household level: Work far from over as Swachh survey round the corner

After the results were declared in May, officials pushed hard to take over garbage collection under MC to implement segregation, but have not succeeded.