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Chandigarh

Strike by MC staff enters 21st day

 In response to the state-wide call for strikes by the employees' union, the strike by municipal council (MC) employees continued for the 21st day on Monday.

Admn set to reduce misuse charges for violating building bylaws

 In a major relief to city residents, the Chandigarh administration is all set to reduce misuse charges for violation of building bylaws

‘Trained’ student leaders ready for big fight

Mock question-answer sessions, dressing tips and speeches with precise scripts. No, these are not training sessions for job interviews. These are, in fact, a part of over a month-long programme by various political bodies functioning at Panjab University in preparation for the upcoming student body elections.

800 Hry teachers march towards CM's house; halted midway

Chaos ensued at the Chandigarh-Panchkula border as the police of both cities prevented 800 Haryana guest teachers from marching towards chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's residence on Sunday.

Making investors financially literate need of hour: Experts

The Chandigarh branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Sunday hosted an investor awareness programme attended by over 300 CAs and financial experts of the region.

Yograj’s kin attacked over parking row

Former cricketer and actor Yograj Singh’s cousin Kuljeet Kaur and her family members were injured after they were allegedly attacked by their neighbours over a parking row at Sector 2 on Sunday.

GMADA to launch affordable housing scheme

Bringing cheer to city residents, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is all set to launch an affordable housing scheme after a decade.

Training on oral health concludes at PGIMER

A five-day national training programme on oral health among children held at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, concluded on Saturday.

Civic body orders four probes into irregularities in 2 yrs, no report yet

Call it selective amnesia or fear of skeletons tumbling out of the closet of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, not even a single report has been submitted or tabled in the House even as the civic body ordered four probes into irregularities concerning civic issues in the past two years, exposing the lack of seriousness on the part of the officials concerned.

Consumed with zeal to help the disadvantaged

“It gives me a deep sense of satisfaction whenever I feel I’ve have been able to do something for the poor and underprivileged. I feel energised and a whole new person”, says Mulkjit Kandal who, besides being actively engaged in social work, has also been practicing homeopathy in the city for the past 40 years. Describing his passion for helping those less fortunate than himself as a quest for the “highest form of worship,” he has been involved in the practice now.

Oblivious of tragedy, NRI couple’s daughter craves for parents

“Where are Mom and Dad?” were the first words nine-year-old Ananya uttered when she regained a little consciousness after undergoing ribs surgery here at GMCH 32. Her parents, NRI couple from UK, Roopesh Nawarkhele and Kavita Nawarkhele, were cremated here at Sector 25, a day after the fatal accident.

Despite health risks, school grounds remain overrun with wild growth

Even as playgrounds at government schools continued to be plagued by wild growth of congress grass and other weeds, which is a common phenomenon in the monsoon, neither school officials nor the education department appear to be interested in clearing them despite the attendant risks of infections. Students, meanwhile, often complain about the lack of space to play.

No steps taken to save lives on killer stretches

The killer stretches across Chandigarh continue to live up to their names as the UT administration and the Chandigarh traffic police have failed to come out with a strategy to combat accidents.

Kirron Kher releases book on campus life authored by PU don

Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher morning launched a book "Amaltas Avenue", a campus novel written by Panjab University professor Manju Jaidka, on Sunday. The book was launched at the Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University.

Haryana Roadways workers block traffic for 3 hours at P'kula

Local bus service of the Panchkula district was severely affected for over three hours on Sunday afternoon after All Haryana Roadways Workers' Union held a massive protest in front of the city bus stand in Sector 5 in support of conductor Ishwar Singh, whose services were terminated recently.

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