Saurabh Prashar

Articles By Saurabh Prashar

Chandigarh traffic police worry: 56,000 postal challans pending, no one ready to pay

The traffic police had issued a total of 74,561 postal challans in the last one year since the implementation of e-challan system in the city on September 5, 2018.

Chandigarh: Chennai firm comes forward for public cycle sharing system

Chandigarh is the first city in the country to start public bicycle sharing system at a large scale encouraging people to use bicycles.

Three men from Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama detained in Chandigarh

They are being interrogated by a joint team of crime branch and Operations Cell. A white color i20 car bearing Jammu and Kashmir registration number was also seized.

AIR Quality Index: Heavy rain brings good tidings in Chandigarh — Cleanest air

In India, a reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderately polluted and unhealthy for sensitive populations such as the elderly and kids, 151-200 unhealthy or poor, 201-300 very unhealthy/poor and above 300 is hazardous.

Along with bird park, Chandigarh to get veterinary hospital

Besides the treatment of wild and domesticated animals, the hospital will also facilitate the treatment of exotic birds, who will be housed in the upcoming bird park at Nagar Van, a forest area spread across 100 acres, situated near Sukhna Lake.

Chandigarh man kills 2 sisters: ‘I heard shouts, regret not raising the alarm’

"Suddenly, a man who I now know is Kuldeep appeared and closed the door claiming nothing was going on there. I got rattled and and returned to my house,’’ recounts Shashi Bala, 60.

A police commando’s murder turns focus on nightclubs in Mohali, Chandigarh

While the lax enforcement of rules in Mohali has turned its nightclubs into a law-and-order menace, Chandigarh club owners say it's also hurting their business.

Chandigarh: Found helpline number online? Cyber cons may be waiting

Complaints of suffering monetary loss and being cheated after dialling the numbers of courier companies, private gas agencies, hotels etc available on internet are increasing with cyber cell of Chandigarh police these days.

Rain pushes snakes into residences, Chandigarh wildlife dept’s helpline keeps ringing

The UT wildlife department has an exclusive snake rescue team equipped with all relevant equipment including snake catcher sticks, gloves and anti-venom also.

Chandigarh police to maintain stock register after RTI enquiry

Reply of an RTI application moved by a head constable Jagjeet Singh revealed that Rs 1.89 crore worth consumable items including stationary and household products were used without making any stock register at the level of police stations and other police wings in 2018.

Chandigarh traffic police recommends shifting of zebra crossing on Sector 21/34 dividing road

Akshita Abrol, 21, was run over by a speeding Thar jeep while she was walking on the zebra crossing on August 6. The recommendations were made by the road accident analysis wing of the UT traffic police.

Missing file from CMO: No evidence against IFS officer, says Chandigarh police

The CMO had found the file missing on April 12, 2018 when Harsh Kumar was called for an inquiry marked against him for regularising services of 30 daily wagers of forest department on March 16, 2017.

Existing hotlines sufficient, says Chandigarh DGP on common helpline numbers for noise pollution

The directive was the part of guidelines suggested by a committee of lawyers headed by Senior Advocate Manmohan Lal Sarin. The directives were issued on July 22.

Bodybuilders’ federation vice-prez booked for tampering with PMO’s appreciation letter, adding praises for himself

CBI sources said Amit Swami used the tampered letter to win favours from various international bodybuilding associations.

Chandigarh may revert policy, hand over IG Prisons post to IAS officer

The UT administration is considering handing over charge of IG, Prisons, to a senior IAS officer, a procedure which was being followed till 2004, when three dreaded BKI ultras and a murder convict had escaped after digging a 99 ft tunnel.

Wooing the vulture: Tracing 15 years of journey in Pinjore

Vultures were listed as critically endangered species by IUCN. In the 1980s, the vulture population in the country was estimated about in crores but by 2007, a 99 percent declined was reported in the number of these three species.

Pinjore centre to study impact of painkiller for animals on raptors

Scientists from IVRI visit the research centre every fortnight for collecting samples of blood, feathers etc of the captive raptors. The centre is spread in one acre area and vultures were kept in two separate aviaries.

Explained: What is tenant verification, how is it done, what happens if you fail to do it

The tenant/servant verification is considered to be a preventive measure, in which district police is entitled to maintain the full record of people, who migrated from their native places to other cities for pursuing studies, jobs, businesses etc.

Chandigarh: Now 542 trees to be axed for the Sector 29 flyover

Significantly, as the UT Administration had made public its intention to axe 700 trees, nature lovers held numerous protests and even approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court. On June 3, the High Court verbally restricted the UT Administration from felling any tree.

Punjab and Haryana HC bar body to charge Rs 30 for four-wheeler parking

While the association decided to levy the parking fee, it exempted the practicing advocates registered with Punjab and Haryana Bar Association from it. The association also barred the entry of buses at the kutcha parking.