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Saurabh Parashar


Saurabh Parashar is Special Correspondent based in Chandigarh

1,819 traffic challans issued in last 5 days
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

ITMS functions under the Smart City project. It is monitored by the traffic police personnel, who sit at Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) in Sector 17.

Some thankful to BJP for move, while others remain confused
Thu, Mar 31, 2022

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dilsher Singh Chandel along with others met BJP city president, Arun Sood, at the party’s office in Sector 33. They met Sood to thank the party’s leaders for pushing their demands.

150 complaints received against GBP Group, company owners suspected to be in Dubai
Thu, Mar 31, 2022

Officers of the UT's Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) confirmed that nearly 150 complaints, all of which were being probed before being turned into FIRs shortly.

771 FIRs, 902 complaints pending at UT police stations for over a year: RTI reply
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

Significantly, not a single FIR or complaint has been pending for investigation for more than one year at Sector 26 police station.

Growing cyberfraud a cause of concern in Chandigarh, senior citizens prime targets
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

Citizens over the age of 50 seem to be the prime targets as most of them are not tech-savvy and vulnerable to a subtle threat of the termination of a particular service.

Recovery of abandoned foetuses in 18 months: 9 cases filed, no arrests
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

On January 6, a male foetus was found in the gutter of one of the CLR toilets attached with the gynaecology department in Government Multispeciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16.

Newborn dead in Mauli Jagran: DNA test nails 40-year-old, her minor daughter
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

The minor was said to be pregnant before the discovery of the body. The abandoned body of a child was found in the suburban area Mauli Jagran on December 4 last year.

Anandpur MP Tewari seeks MRTS for Tricity
Wed, Mar 23, 2022

He stressed on the MRTS considering the potential of industrial growth in the Tricity. He maintained that MRTS can be a joint venture of train and bus services.

Rampaging gray langur terrorises a village in Ambala
Mon, Mar 21, 2022

From clambering up moving vehicles to stealing food from kitchens at will and attacking kids playing in the open, the long-tailed mischief maker has single-handedly disrupted normal life in the area.

Murder of PU prof’s wife: FSL says no to his narco analysis due to his health
Thu, Mar 17, 2022

The maternal family members of victim Seema Goyal had levelled allegations of harassment, torture and suspected that Goyal could be behind her murder. Deep George, brother of victim Seema Goyal, has already filed a petition in Punjab and Haryana high court.

Explained: Why Chandigarh Housing Board shifts from leasehold to freehold
Sat, Mar 12, 2022

What are leasehold and freehold properties in Chandigarh, and why has the Chandigarh Housing Board shifted its stand? How does the conversion benefit the public?

Congress losing in Punjab due to internal fight, says party spokesperson
Thu, Mar 10, 2022

"I will urge our senior party leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Punjab party incharge Harish Chaudhary, to bring in some discipline within the party. We have to accept the mandate of the people of Punjab," said Bali.

Birdwatch: Indian Paradise Flycatcher, with an unfurling long streamer, is a delight to watch in flight
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

Even though the Chandigarh Bird Club, a group of eminent bird watchers, has put this bird in the category of a very common bird, it does not mean that one will find it sitting at every other tree, park or house.

For women’s safety, a device to capture audio, GPS and image data of the suspect
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

International Women's Day 2022: The prototype of the device was tested more than two dozen times. The device can be in many shapes, including a necklace, chain and wristband.

New Excise Policy: Day after, Chandigarh traffic police decides to re-examine road safety strategy
Sun, Mar 06, 2022

Several road safety experts maintained that an increase in the timing of liquor serving will raise many concerns pertaining to the law and order situation in the city. Presently, the use of alcohol sensors to check the presence of alcohol is prohibited in Chandigarh in view of the pandemic.

Ukraine crisis: Out of chaos, students now worry about their future
Sat, Mar 05, 2022

They said that amid the uncertainties of war, they also had to be careful enough and not trust everyone they met.

Surgical specialist Lt Col Vitesh Popli granted anticipatory bail
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

Sources said Lt Col Nitin Sharma, who is also a doctor) reportedly conveyed to the police that he has been facing the load of patients at a military hospital and will join the investigation after procuring leave from his seniors.

Tricity students reach Lviv on train, next stop Hungary
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

Meanwhile, at least 20 students from Mohali, who were studying in different universities in Ukraine, have been evacuated and have returned home, district administration officials informed on Wednesday. The administration has so far identified a total of 65 students who were studying in Ukraine.

Chandigarh cops collecting information about students stuck in Ukraine, visiting their homes in city
Wed, Mar 02, 2022

While officials said the step is also to boost confidence among the family members, they added that hundreds of students from Chandigarh are still stuck in parts of Ukraine.

Students from Tricity board train out of Kharkiv
Wed, Mar 02, 2022

Later in the day, UT Police personnel visited the residence of students who are stranded in Ukraine and met their family members.

Russia-Ukraine war: Students from Tricity, Punjab board train out of Kharkiv, next stop Lviv
Wed, Mar 02, 2022

Chandigarh Police personnel visited the residence of students who are stranded in Ukraine and met their family members.

MC proceedings: Legal opinion against it, but civic body says yes to electing Rajya Sabha member
Tue, Mar 01, 2022

The legal opinion states: “If the functions of the Municipal Corporation are to be extended beyond the listed scope of functions, it would not be feasible and would go against the constitutional mandate of any such Municipal Corporation”.

Ukraine crisis: Students stuck in Kharkiv send SOS for evacuation
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

Two of the stranded students, sent a video message to the Indian Express from an underground metro station, highlighting the ordeal of students. One of the students, Nitika Mohan, urged Indian authorities to make arrangements for the evacuation of students from the eastern side.

Houses facing V2/V3 roads told to seal shut gates in 30 days to protect cyclists
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

House gates that open up towards V-2, V-3 roads are not allowed in Chandigarh and have been causing inconveniences to many.

ESMA, its role in quelling powermen’s protest
Fri, Feb 25, 2022

Insiders believe that the invoking of ESMA along with the calling of military personnel forced the members of UT Powermen Union to rethink their decision of a 72-hour long strike and reducing it to 36 hours till 4pm, on Wednesday. They called off the strike and resumed work.