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Pallavi Singhal


Pallavi Singhal is a Correspondent with The Indian Express, Chandigarh Bureau. She tweets @singhalpallavii

Panchkula DM issues notice to public not to buy, sell flat in Ess Vee Apartments
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

The notice put up reads, “We inform the residents of the district that the Samar Estate properties owes Rs 38.73 crore plus 12 per cent interest to date to the government.

Haryana’s increased FAR policy: Family of senior citizens move out after major cracks appear in house
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

Home-owners have fast taken advantage of the relaxations in the state’s building code to construct new floors without much thought to the structural stability of the buildings.

Vehicle lifters roam free in Panchkula
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

According to the latest statistics by the Panchkula police, which was three years ago, as many as 262 such thefts were reported in 2019, out of which only 22 per cent was solved.

Ukraine crisis: ‘The Indian government did not do enough to help us’
Sun, Mar 06, 2022

It was first on February 24 when Aanchal had first realised that the situation has become serious and the city was converting into a war zone.

Bid to gherao Haryana assembly: Cops use force to disperse Anganwadi workers on protest for months
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

The state’s Anganwadi workers have been protesting against the state government for the past several months, demanding wage hikes, better working conditions, and facilities like insurance among other things. The workers had given a call for march to the Vidhan Sabha on March 3 under a pre-decided programme.

Despite fall in cases, Panchkula continues to report Covid-19 deaths
Thu, Feb 17, 2022

In January, 21 deaths were recorded in Panchkula while 11 deaths have been reported in February

HRERA tosses around the blame, finds no solutions for victims of fraud case
Sat, Feb 12, 2022

Pawan Rawal (63), a retired Indian Oil official, who had booked a flat in 2011, has been running pillar to post for the past several years in an attempt to get back his hard-earned life savings.

GMCH harassment case: Victim raises objection to reinstatement of accused, authorities say not wrong
Sat, Feb 05, 2022

The matter had then gone to court. On August 24, the accused was granted bail. The next hearing is in April.

Cases peaked in second week of Jan, third wave waning: CMO
Wed, Jan 26, 2022

🔴 The district had on January 12, reported 1,065 cases, the highest ever since the pandemic swept through the country.

Panchkula achieves 100% double-dose vaccination for eligible population, becomes Haryana’s third district to achieve feat
Fri, Jan 14, 2022

Panchkula on Friday met its target to jab 100% of its target population with two doses of the Covid vaccine, thereby becoming the third district in Haryana — after Gurugram and Ambala — to achieve such a feat.

Highest Covid case-load yet: Panchkula reports over 1,000 cases in a single day
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

Of the 1,065 cases reported today, as many as 734 hail from the district itself while the rest belong to neighboring areas.

Third wave: Caseload high but mortality remains low
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

As per Chief Medical Officer of Panchkula, Dr Mukta Kumar, “The case load is rising but the deaths are almost negligible. We fear cases are going highly under-reported. People need to be careful for the symptoms and protect themselves

Panchkula: As Covid cases rise, vaccination numbers swell
Tue, Jan 11, 2022

The health department, has taken several steps to increase the pace of vaccination and motivate people to come forward. But as the Haryana government rolled out orders and Covid cases grew, vaccination numbers swelled on their own.

Active Covid cases cross 1,000-mark in Panchkula
Sun, Jan 09, 2022

The rise in active cases is due to a high positivity rate in Panchkula. As many as 1,122 remain home isolated, while 32 are currently admitted in hospitals.

Panchkula: Active cases, positivity rate on rise
Tue, Jan 04, 2022

The cases, which started surging at the end of November, have in the last three days of December, seen a drastic rise

A mixed bag for Panchkula
Thu, Dec 30, 2021

Panchkula: The year 2021 had many sour notes, largely due to the Covid pandemic, which raged, followed by a dengue outbreak and rutted roads. The Indian Express looks back at the highs and lows of the year

Govt move gets mixed response, biz owners fear dip in footfall
Fri, Dec 24, 2021

A boost in the vaccine doses was witnessed on Thursday, a day after the orders were rolled out. There was a rise of almost a 100 doses.

‘80% of P’kula’s population have got two Covid jabs’
Sat, Dec 18, 2021

The target population of Panchkula, as per norms, is 4.4 lakh people, of which around 3.9 lakh people have now been fully vaccinated.

80% of Panchkula’s populace have received two Covid vaccine shots
Thu, Dec 16, 2021

Panchkula district immunisation officer, Dr Meenu Sasan, said that the aim was to fully vaccinate all the residents of Panchkula by the end of December this year. Incidentally, Panchkula had vaccinated 100 per cent of its target population with the first dose of Covid vaccine in the first week of September.

Group Captain Varun Singh: ‘A kind and cheerful student, he cleared NDA in first attempt’
Thu, Dec 16, 2021

🔴 In a letter, penned by Group Captain Varun Singh after he was awarded the Shaurya Chakra this year, he had shared his thoughts on his own life, to help and inspire children, especially those who feel they are “meant to be mediocre in this hyper-competitive world”.

‘It’s is okay to be mediocre’: Lone survivor of IAF chopper crash had written to his alma mater in Sept
Sat, Dec 11, 2021

🔴 The officer at present is battling for life at a military hospital in Bangalore.

The never ending wait for implementation of pay scale hike for teachers
Fri, Dec 10, 2021

In 2017 and 2018, the Union Human Resources Ministry had notified the UGC pay scale and all states, except Punjab, implemented the scale in 2019. Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh were the only states which didn't implement the new pay scales.

On CDS’s staff: Brigadier in line for a promotion, Lt Col who had served in Siachen
Thu, Dec 09, 2021

🔴 The son of a retired Brigadier, Lakhbinder Singh Lidder had commanded a Brigade on the Himachal border with Tibet. Lt Col Harjinder Singh, who belonged to 11 Gorkha Rifles, had served in Siachen.

Panchkula ramps up sampling, more oxygen storage units operational
Sat, Dec 04, 2021

Meanwhile oxygen plants as well as oxygen storage units, the need for which was felt at the time of second wave, which started to get constructed this May, have become functional.

Behind fall in Swachh Survekshan ranking: Failure to manage waste
Wed, Dec 01, 2021

While the district had been pioneer in waste segregation in Tricity, it could not maintain it