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Monday, February 24, 2020

Pallavi Singhal


Pallavi Singhal covers Panchkula district in Haryana state.

Chandigarh PG fire: Heavy-hearted parents of victims hold PG owner responsible, demand strict action
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

A 19-year-old student who had just given her plus two exams, Riya was preparing to go to Canada and had already cleared her IELTS exam. She was found dead in the bathroom.

From small town Hoshiarpur to Panchkula DCP: Mohit Handa’s journey
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

I wanted to choose the service which had public interface and of course administrative services and police services are the best for such a profile.

Chandigarh PG fire: What survived the devouring blaze – a ‘to let’ board
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

As the three bodies were taken away, another crowd of people milled around policemen looking for the body of a child who died Friday night after falling off the third floor balcony that had no boundary wall.

Chandigarh: 3 girl students burnt alive, 2 injured in fire at illegal PG facility
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

The occupants told the fire department officials and the police that they had complained of “sparking in the electricity points” to the caretaker earlier too, but the problem persisted.

Chandigarh PG fire: ‘She helped me get out…I wouldn’t have been lying here had she not been there’
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

“I was sleeping in the back room when Pakshi woke me up, saying there is a small fire in her room. I did not believe her, she was taking it so lightly,” Jasmine says. “But as I got up, we realised the fire had spread. It happened within nano-seconds.”

4-year-old raped in Panchkula: Admin yet to conduct checks on school buses
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

The Panchkula police and administration are dragging their feet when it comes to conducting drives to check and penalise school buses found violating norms.

Reeling under CTU bus fare hike, Chandigarh residents say being pushed to use personal vehicles
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Former Chandigarh MC councillor claims per km cost for passengers here is highest in the country.

Nada Sahab colony: The ground beneath their feet is shrinking
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

The rain corrodes away the rear side of the mountain-like structure where their houses are built.

Panchkula SHO molestation and corruption case: Accused Inspector surrenders
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Former SHO of Mansa Devi, Inspector Ravi Kant was able to evade the police for more than two months before finally surrendering himself after availing all options.

After anti-encroachment drive: Panchkula’s vendors find new ways to make a living
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The vendors whose rehris were not picked off by the civic body have found shelter in the verandahs of the shops and inside the shops itself in several markets, including that of Sector 7 and Sector 15.

Potholes continue to plague Panchkula residents
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The problem of bad roads is one of the oldest ones that the youngest city of Haryana has been suffering. It has been more than two-and-a-half years since Panchkula roads were last re-carpeted.

Panchkula: 23-year-old biker killed after hitting a bull
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

This is second such death in the past six months that has come to light in the city. On September 28 last year, another 34-year-old motorcyclist was killed after his bike crashed into stray cattle roaming on the NH-73.

The wetland of Panchkula
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Bataur is a small village where farmers have been struggling as their fields continue to get flooded with water from a pond built to help them in case of water scarcity

Allotment of vending sites in Panchkula: Contractor who carried out survey of vendors given 4 days to rectify mistakes
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

On January 28, the first draw of lots in Panchkula was postponed after only a small number of street vendors of the total registered had showed up for the allotment. For a site at Sector 19 of the city, as many as 458 zones had been made.

Chandigarh: Integrated waste management project postponed, re-negotiations to take place
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The remediation and reclamation project of the dumping ground of Sector 23 was, however, given an approval in the meeting, which was attended by the Director of Urban Local Bodies.

Panchkula: Election of new MC’s House seems farther away, former councillors stand divided on bifurcation issue
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

The case that began in January 2018 has kept the Panchkula Municipal Corporation without a House of councillors for more than a year and half now.

Why has Panchkula been without a House for more than a year?
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

The case that was filed in the first week of January 2018, has had only four substantial hearings over the span of two years, compared to the 12 times it was listed to be heard.

Chandigarh: Day after arrest, eerie silence engulfs ashram at Trilokpur village
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Lakshyanand, who was arrested on the charge of raping two minor girls, was sent to judicial custody on Thursday.

No vendor to be evicted before allotment of space: ULB sends letter to Haryana’s MCs
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

The ULB sent out letters to the civic bodies of Haryana, instructing officials to implement the Street Vendors Act

Panchkula: Draw of lots for street vendors postponed once again
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

In the first phase of the draw of lots that was supposed to happen Tuesday, of the 230 vendors belonging to Sector 19 of Panchkula, only 162 names were left in the updated list.