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Saurabh Prashar


Explained: The ‘re-wilding’ of wild animals, and the challenges it involves
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

The process of re-wilding of a wild animal after rearing it in captivity is very complicated, and fraught with risks. What is it and why has it been contentious?

Chandigarh: Two inmates at Model jail booked for extortion
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Parbhat Tyagi and Ankit Narwal were charged for extorting Philip Jacob, a fellow inmate at the jail.

Red light violations on the rise in Chandigarh
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Till last year, this violation was more frequently reported during morning hours – 5am to 8am – and afternoon hours when the traffic usually remained less.

Two residents of Jharkhand held for cyber fraud worth Rs 74,980
Sun, Jul 04, 2021

Dr Aruna Diwan was cheated of Rs 74,980 in February 2020. She had reported that fraudsters had called her, claiming to offer upgradation of her KYC for her Paytm wallet.

Rape charges added in FIR against two Punjab Technical Education dept officials accused of abetting woman’s suicide
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

The suicide note was found by the victim's younger brother, following which the victim’s family met DGP, GRP, Sanjeev Kalra, at his residence in Naya Gaon Monday. DGP Sanjeev Kalra assured that the two accused will be arrested.

Farmers break barricades, enter Chandigarh
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Police booked many farmer leaders, including Red Fort violence accused Lakha Sidhana who was named in one of the five FIRs.

Haryana: Farmers try to block CM Khattar’s convoy in Panchkula, 75 detained
Sun, Jun 20, 2021

According to sources, some of the farmers broke some of the barricades installed near a helipad where the Chief Minister was scheduled to land. Khattar was in Panchkula to inaugurate various development works related to eco-tourism, and adventure activities.

More dogs in protected forest areas of Chandigarh worry wildlife officials
Sun, Jun 13, 2021

The unregulated, exploding population of canines is becoming a threat for the small prey species, which are the natural food of predators living in the wild areas.

Dadumajra residents file police complaint against civic body, Chandigarh officials for garbage strewn in their area
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

The residents in their complaint have alleged that the garbage lying strewn in their area was raising a stink and was leading to health problems and the spread of diseases.

‘He fought on till the last minute in true Punjabi spirit’: Chandigarh cop who survived kidney failure in 2016 succumbs to Covid
Mon, May 31, 2021

Although he was not assigned to the task of routine policing, he was required to communicate with fellow officers stationed throughout Chandigarh as part of his job while being posted in the MTO section.

Chandigarh smart city project: Commuters to get real time traffic alerts with DMS screens at light points
Sun, May 30, 2021

The 40 selected traffic light points will be equipped with the Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS), which automatically gives priority to the direction with heavy traffic, while allowing maximum green signal once.

Panjab University scholars discover 12th subgenus of crickets in Chhattisgarh
Tue, May 25, 2021

A TEAM of research scholars of Zoology department at Panjab University, along with their counterparts in Chhattisgarh, discovered a 12th subgenus of the crickets (jhingur), Phalangopsidae, Arachnomimus, in the Kurra caves of Chhattisgarh. The discovery was acknowledged in the international research paper, Zootaxa. The National Museum of Natural History, France, also acknowledged the discovery. The […]

100 cr drug haul: Cocaine small part of larger consignment, says Punjab police
Sun, May 16, 2021

As per the information shared by central narcotics agency, 10.24 kg cocaine might be a part of a larger consignment kept in India, and to be smuggled out in small quantities."

Chandigarh yet to receive vaccines for 18+
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

An official said they will pay the SII the price fixed by it for states but the sum will be paid only after the consignment is received.

Chandigarh: Once deserted, this cremation ground is aflame with pyres
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Since only six of the 26 platforms at the ground are covered with sheds, the workers often cremate the bodies of Covid patients out in the open.

28 days on, Chandigarh MC yet to file a report on Dadumajra fire
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

The 72-hour-long fire incident started on the afternoon of March 30 and continued till April 2. Around two dozen fire tenders were deployed to control it.

No consensus on lockdown, doctors to have last word
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

While a few politicians maintained the decision on lockdown should be left to senior doctors and medical fraternity, some others continued to cite prime minister Narendra Modi’s statement that lockdown should be the last resort.

Court allows Chandigarh cops to give Remidesivir to health department
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

These injections were part of the illegal consignment seized from a pharmaceutical company in Baddi last week.

‘We have requested Army for a 100-bed hospital’: Chandigarh Adviser Manoj Parida
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

We have adequate oxygen in government hospitals. We set up three new oxygen plants in our hospitals in a record time during the pandemic.

Mohali, Panchkula tighten curbs, life as usual in Chandigarh
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

While Mohali has been following the concept of 24-hour lockdown every Sunday, the UT followed the weekend lockdown just once before abandoning it.

Chandigarh: After seizing 3,000 Remdesivir injections, cops struggle to find lab to check its authenticity
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

The Chandigarh Administration intends to use the seized stock - a case property - for treatment of Covid-19 patients in the city after its forensic examinsation to rule out any duplicity.

Wildlife Institute of India, Haryana forest dept appeal to public to assist in first ever monkey census through app
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The application was designed by Dr Bilal Habib, PhD, senior scientist with WII, Dehradun. Haryana is among many states where the rise in monkey population has led to a rise in incidents of human-animal conflict.

3 Jharkhand swindlers in custody, Chandigarh cops seek their property details
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Two brothers, Shabudeen Ansari, 35, Sarif Ansari, 26, and their associate, Talib Ansari, 28, were arrested from two villages in Jamtara district on April 9.

Accused held for illegal business of Remdesivir tests Covid positive in custody
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Accused Philip Jacob of Kerala tested Covid-19 positive at GMSH-16. The test of the other accused will be conducted on Thursday.

Chandigarh: Medical superintendent of GMCH-32 MS told to isolate for ‘flouting Covid protocol’
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Sources in GMCH-32 said that though Dr Ravi Gupta's father had tested positive on April 8, he continued to attend office.