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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Chandigarh: GMSH-16 awards ANMs, health workers for work during pandemic

March 9, 2021 2:48:27 am

Gifts were given to women with newborns in the hospital's antenatal ward and the need for every woman to reach her potential, without having to face strife, violence or gender-related stereotypical barriers was emphasised by all.

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Covid effect: At Chandigarh district court, pending cases rise to 70,663

March 9, 2021 2:43:26 am

Most of these pending cases include MACT (Motor Accident Claim Tribunal), followed by cases of HMA and domestic violence against women.

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Arvind Kejriwal honours women trailblazers

March 9, 2021 2:41:05 am

Kejriwal also referred to the government's scheme offering free bus rides for women and added that 2 lakh CCTV cameras and 3 lakh street lights have been installed till now.

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Man held for tweeting rape, murder threats

March 9, 2021 2:36:27 am

The accused, Rahul Ade, has told the police that he did this to impress a senior leader from a rival party.

Chandigarh Adviser meets admin, MC officials, orders repair of school buildings, roads

March 9, 2021 2:36:23 am

During the course of the meeting, councillors raised the demand of development-oriented projects in their wards. The Adviser assured them of fulfilling their demands and directed the concerned departments to work speedily in this direction following a strict deadline.

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Maharashtra: BJP to protest against abduction of businessman

March 9, 2021 2:30:46 am

Gautam Jhumbarlal Hiran, who hailed from the Jain community, was abducted on March 1 and his body was found in Shrirampur on March 7.

Harvest season here, women at Tikri say will take the lead

March 9, 2021 2:28:23 am

While some came for the day, quite a few women said they would stay for longer while the men in their families head home for the harvest season.

2008 Batla House encounter: Court convicts IM operative of killing Special Cell inspector

March 9, 2021 2:36:14 am

Khan, who had been on the run for a decade before he was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell in 2018, has been convicted under several IPC sections including 302 (punishment for murder) and 307 (attempt to murder).

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NCP MLC, three others held by ED in Pune bank fraud case

March 9, 2021 2:23:55 am

According to FIR, the RBI found discrepancies in records of accounts.

Punjab: Diversification gets much-needed push under various schemes

March 9, 2021 2:22:45 am

The Budget which was presented on Monday by the state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal allocated Rs 200 crore towards the diversification, Rs 361 crore under horticulture to reduce dependence on wheat and paddy as well as funds allocated under several other schemes to promote diversification.

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65-yr-old dies after taking jab, postmortem report awaited

March 9, 2021 2:13:13 am

Civic officials said the man suffered from diabetes and hypertension. He got vaccinated at Millat hospital around 3 pm and collapsed at the centre. He was rushed to the hospital's ICU but succumbed at 5 pm.

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Punjab and Haryana HC stays second notice against company in multi-crore VAT scam case

March 9, 2021 2:04:57 am

The High Court issued the stay order citing a special leave petition (SLP) against the earlier issued orders of the High Court is still pending in the apex court.

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Bullet train project: Bombay HC asks NHSRCL to respond to objections from NGO against tree felling

March 9, 2021 2:03:56 am

The court said the NGO be made party to the case and asked it to file its objections through an affidavit as a reply to NHSRCL's plea seeking permission for felling the mangroves.

Chandigarh Housing Board: Allotments that were cancelled due to building violations to be restored

March 9, 2021 2:00:32 am

The units will be restored on several conditions, including removal of all building violations, because of which the allotment was cancelled, by June 30 along with payment of applicable revival/restoration charges.

For ‘removal of horticultural waste’: Chandigarh MC wants to hire tractor trolleys for Rs 1.02 crore, Oppn raises eyebrows

March 9, 2021 1:56:04 am

Officials said the cost would be Rs 6,000 for a tractor trolley per day.

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Maharashtra Budget 21-22: Eye on local bodies’ polls, govt highlights ongoing projects

March 9, 2021 1:48:45 am

Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar, in his Budget speech, mentioned various projects such as Jalna-Nanded expressway connector of Samrudhi corridor, Pune ring route and Pune-Nashik railway project as well as several Metro lines.

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Maharashtra Budget 21-22: Focus on post-Covid care centres, ramping up medical infrastructure

March 9, 2021 1:35:02 am

The overall Budget for health has risen by 10.25 per cent from the previous year’s Budget estimates. Budget estimates for 2020-21 were Rs 17,288 crore.

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1,239 new cases, 14 deaths: Punjab records highest daily Covid case count in five months

March 9, 2021 4:28:41 am

In the second Covid wave that has hit Punjab, this is the highest single-day caseload in past five months. Earlier on Sunday (March 7), there were 1,051 new cases. On March 4, a total of 1,074 new cases were recorded and on Friday (March 6), there were 1,179 fresh cases.

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Interest-free crop loan: 35 lakh farmers to benefit, scheme to cost Rs 1,200 cr

March 9, 2021 1:17:16 am

In his speech, Pawar highlighted that to prevent farmer suicides, the MVA government had implemented the Mahatma Jyotirao Phule farmer loan waiver scheme.

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Mother, daughter killed by jilted youth: UP Police

March 9, 2021 1:09:36 am

According to police, a 19-year-old youth, who lives in the neighbourhood, allegedly carried out the murders after the girl rejected his advances.

Serum Institute has enough vaccine-making capacity for now, hopes bottlenecks get cleared

March 9, 2021 11:43:33 am

SII is producing the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University under its own brand name ‘Covishield’ and also has agreements with some other developers to produce their vaccines.

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Domestic help arrested ‘for stealing ornaments, cash worth Rs 14.9 L’

March 9, 2021 12:52:50 am

The accused was identified as Bangarevva Chandram Harale (49), a native of Karnataka. Vijay Rajan Farate (33), a businessman residing in a row house at Amar Nagari in Hadapsar, lodged the FIR in this case at Hadapsar police station.

Punjab economy heading for stabilization despite Covid disruption: Manpreet

March 9, 2021 4:38:58 am

Addressing media after presenting the Budget, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said power was costly in Punjab as a major chunk of money was spent transporting coal to the plants from far off places.

PMC to seal 3 private Covid testing labs over incomplete patient info

March 9, 2021 12:48:56 am

In a communication to the three laboratories – Suburban Diagnostic Centre, Metropolis laboratory and Krsna laboratory in Chinchwad -- Additional Municipal Commissioner Rubal Agarwal directed sealing of these laboratories and said no Covid-19 testing should be done there till further orders.

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‘Art for Freedom’ invites people’s participation in nationwide challenge

March 9, 2021 12:44:57 am

The initiative seeks to transform the way our society deals with survivors of rape and sexual violence, shifting the accountability from the survivor to the perpetrator.