Pallavi Singhal

Pallavi Singhal covers Panchkula district in Haryana state.

Articles By Pallavi Singhal

Anu Chawla: Harbinger of eco-consciousness in Panchkula

“The concept of waste segregation, organic farming and home-manufactured manure had started coming up in every conversation I had and I realised how important it was to take care of your own waste and thus, I became keen on doing it,” she says.

Chandigarh: Drunk driver rams car into Women Police Station

“The driver was caught at the spot and taken for a medical test which confirmed that he was highly drunk at the time of the incident”, informed Investigating Officer, Brijesh Singh. The man remained in police custody the whole night.

Third such case since August: Another newborn found dead at Panchkula Civil Hospital

The newborn girl was found in the park near the hospital’s mortuary around 9 am by one of the cleaning staff who alerted the senior hospital staff immediately. On examination, the child was found to be dead.

Paid parking in Panchkula not on agenda: Commissioner

The step is being taken in accordance with the idea of making Panchkula a smart city in the near future. “Paid and managed parking is a must to get the city a smart city tag,” said Jogpal.

Chandigarh gets highest rain on November day

The temperature saw a dip of an average of almost 4.5 degrees Celsius in both their minimum and maximum categories. The city witnessed a light thunderstorm accompanied by winds and lightning at isolated places.

Ranjit Singh murder case: CBI court says ‘oldest matter in this court, must be decided expeditiously’

The matter was adjourned on Tuesday as one of the accused, Inder Sain, had submitted a written request on grounds of his wife being seriously ill, whom he is taking care of.

PMLA court grants bail to Hooda, Vora in AJL plot allotment case

The ED filed a reply to the bail pleas opposing the bail applications and also heard the counsels representing Hooda and Vora. Following the submissions, the court granted the pre-arrest bail to the accused.

Chandigarh: No queues for MRI scan at Panchkula civil hospital

The Civil Hospital of Panchkula, which got its first and the only MRI machine in September 2015, sees an average of 30 patients a day and boasts a waiting time of six to seven hours only.

Want Panchkula known at world level, says Gupta on getting second term

Gupta plans to first undertake the project of making Panchkula a smart city, the main issue he fought the 2019 election on.

Haryana election results: In their stonghold Ambala, BJP loses four seats

When asked about how BJP lose these seats, MP Rattan Lal Kataria said, “We had probably become over-confident. Me and other senior leaders will sit and assess the situation and the reasons behind them.”

Union minister claimed margin of 75,000, but BJP could get only 5,385

Rattan Lal Kataria, in a recent press conference, had also stated that the BJP would win at least 85 of the total 90 seats in Haryana. “Though the party has set a target of 75 seats in Haryana, my assessment says we will bag 85 this time, if not more,” he had said.

Panchkula: Only two candidates get security deposits back

Candidates who could not get 1,000 votes include JJP candidate Ajay Gautam with 676 votes, Swaraj India’s Madhu Anand who bagged 467, AAP’s Yogeshwar Sharma who got 953 votes. The votes garnered by candidates of other local parties and independents totalled to 1844.

Panchkula seat: BJP’s Gupta wins with 5,385 votes, defeats Chander Mohan

In the first round of counting, Mohan was ahead of Gupta with 29 votes. In the first eight rounds where the votes from EVMs of sectors of Panchkula were calculated, the BJP got ahead with 8,986 votes.

With bated breath: Panchkula, Kalka candidates hope to have created impact on voters

Sitting MLA, Gian Chand Gupta, is highly positive that the result will be in his favour. “As per our workers and the poll trend they noticed in all booths of the constituency, we are confident about winning,” he said.

Panchkula after polling: Amid EVM tampering allegations, Cong on guard; BJP unwinds

Gian Chand Gupta said, “I have not spent quality time with my son since he came back from California, because of campaigning. I will keep the day for him and my daughter Ruchi."

Panchkula: Stark difference of opinion among voters

There appeared to be a clear divide between urban and rural. While the winds seem to be flowing towards continuity in urban areas, the rurals are rooting for change. Development appeared to be the main factor on the minds of both groups.

Panchkula: Turnout dips, day ends with ruckus over EVM ‘tampering’

On Monday, the district recorded an average 64.8 per cent turnout with Panchkula at 59.1 per cent and Kalka at 70.5 per cent.

Panchkula’s silver lining: Senior citizens turn out in large numbers, reminisce about polling over the years

In urban areas, many of the old included retired officials of the government or Army, all of whom have witnessed the transformation of the election process over the years.

Over to voters in Panchkula, but not before a final push

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur, Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav reached Panchkula to campaign for their parties’ candidates.

Hema Malini gives Panchkula a miss: ‘Copter trouble’

“They could have told us this earlier. If there is a problem with her helicopter, they would already know. They only kept us here in pretence of her coming else their rally would have looked like a flop show,” said a supporter.