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Saurabh Parashar


Haryana to merge personnel of wildlife and forest wings into one cadre
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The move is being implemented to tackle the acute shortage of manpower in both the wings, which have been working independently since the beginning.

Explained: Why fewer birds are migrating to Chandigarh
Mon, Apr 05, 2021

What are the probable reasons behind the decline number of birds in/around Chandigarh wetlands? What are the local reasons for disturbances at local water bodies? What steps have been taken in Chandigarh to help migratory birds?

Rs. 33.11 L spent on 136 condemned vehicles: Audit
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The audit pointed that a total of 818 expired grenades along with 3,038 tear gas shells await disposal on part of Chandigarh Police.

Audit red flags: Rs 3.88 crore meant for New Pension Scheme not deducted from salary accounts of 133 Chandigarh cops
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The objections were raised after the UT Audit department found that New Pension Scheme contribution was not being deducted from the salary accounts of 133 police personnel, who have been continuously in the service from last two to 14 years.

Chandigarh Police suffered loss of Rs 3.75 crore when it deputed personnel on RBI duty: Audit
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Auditors raise objection over outstanding payment of Rs 4.10 cr to various companies.

Property grab case: Accused also stole Rs 33 lakh from abducted man’s account
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

A demand draft was made of Rs 1.75 lakh and a cheque for Rs 67 lakh was handed over to accused Satpal Dagar, who allegedly handed it over to journalist Sanjeev Mahajan.

Haryana: Morni’s Lovely Guest House is now Gold Star Guest House
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

The building at Banswala village had hit the national headlines for all the wrong reasons when a woman had accused 40 people of raping her inside the guest house in July 2018.

Haryana: Morni gets wings after successful paragliding trial
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Morni Hills, the only hilly area of Haryana, which was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons two years ago, attracted lakhs of visitors during the lockdown when interstate travel to nearby Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh was banned.

1,000 police personnel receive coronavirus vaccination in one day
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

At least 750 cops out of 1,000 were vaccinated at Police Hospital, Sector 26, 70 at Mani Majra Civil Hospital and rest of them at Sector 49 health dispensary, GMCH-32 and GMSH-16.

More than 1,000 people download app on carbon footprint in first 13 days
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

The basic purpose of the app, which was launched on February 13 is to make people climate-smart citizens while making them capable of assessing their carbon footprints along with providing them steps to reduce it.

Punjab cop held for theft of Rs 1.5L, was accused of theft 4 months back too
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The constable had once been deputed in the security of BJP leader Vinit Joshi, who had recommended his removal when Punjab police itself had held the cop following a complaint of theft and cheating four months back.

Alpine-style mountaineering expedition called off just 4 days before U’khand tragedy
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Expedition members claimed that the decision was taken because of avalanches and deteriorating weather probably due to western disturbances.

Rare Greater Bar Headed Goose spotted at Motemajra
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

As per the checklist of birds in Chandigarh, the White fronted goose is categorised as a rare winter visitor in Inter State Chandigarh Region (ISCR), which comprises the area of Kasauli hills, Morni hills, Mohali, and Chandigarh.

With hike in budget allocation, Chandigarh Police hopes to purchase vehicles, machinery
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

The annual budget for the department accounts for several expenses, including salary, fuel charges for government vehicles and purchase of necessary items such as uniforms, among others.

Chandigarh police’s e-beat book system implementation to be adopted by Himachal
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

In an e-beat book system, beat constables use centralised smart cell phones for storing data of RWAs, senior citizens, street vendors, VVIP, VIP persons, religious places, bad characters, history sheeters, habitual offenders etc, instead of noting down the data on notebooks and registers.

Maximum applications for govt quarters for Chandigarh Police officers filed under discretionary quota
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

A committee has been constituted to look into such cases.

Bird flu: Experts say India must legalise vaccination than resort to culling of birds
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday put a stay on the culling process allowed by the Haryana government citing that the Haryana government failed to pay compensation to the farm owners, on the spot, against the culled poultry birds.

Chandigarh ranks 2nd in drug trafficking among UTs
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

As per the National Crime Record Bureau’s 2019 data, 226 cases under the relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act were filed in Chandigarh.

Probe against Haryana prisons dept employee, who hosted party introducing himself as senior officer
Sun, Jan 17, 2021

“An internal probe was marked. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the government employee,” said DGP K Selvaraj.

Hookahs in clubs: A quick buck for violators, a challenge for Chandigarh cops
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Since restrictions imposed in the lockdown were lifted, the serving of hookahs was banned in Chandigarh. Reason: a hookah being used by numerous people increases chances of the spread of the virus.

Explained: Chandigarh’s heritage furniture, and how it reaches international auctions
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

According to an inventory made in 2012, Chandigarh has 12,793 heritage items of around 131 kinds. There are reports that there are several items which are left without identification.

Once student leaders at Panjab University, now part of world of crime
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Certain student leaders have cultivated strong links with leaders of ruling parties in the neighboring states.

Chandigarh: 64% dip in challans for not wearing masks in August as compared to July
Tue, Aug 25, 2020

As many as 4,374 challans were issued between July 1 and July 19, while 1,578 challans were issued during the same period in August. A total of 6,642 challans were issued throughout July.

Chandigarh: ASHA workers, police constable among 5 arrested for running child trafficking racket
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Police investigation revealed that the gang charged Rs 4 lakh for a male child and Rs 1 lakh for a girl child.

Compensatory Afforestation Fund released to Haryana: RTI reply shows discrepancy in amount received, spent
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Between 2009 and 2019, 77% spent only on plantation activities; PCCF attributes difference to funds carried forward