With no realty auction taking place in the past five years, Chandigarh administration is in a quandary over fixing the reserve price for the properties it intends to put under the hammer now.
In view of Diwali festival, and anticipating emergencies cases of cracker injuries, the city hospitals including Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, have made elaborate arrangements to provide immediate treatment to patients reporting to these hospitals.
Keeping in view the increase in violence at government schools in the city of late, the UT education department has started the process to hire 87 counsellors to provide help to students. ile 40 counsellors will be hired for senior secondary schools, the rest will be for high schools.
In its executive committee meet on Wednesday, Government Teachers Union criticised the education department for sitting over the promotion of Junior Basic Teachers (JBT) for over three months and demanded immediate promotion orders post Diwali.
This Diwali, social media is flooded with messages, including 'This Diwali burst your ego not crackers', 'Wasteful, harmful and pointless, why burn your money on crackers?' and many such more messages, taking the movement of the safe Diwali to a new level. On the ground, schools are leading initiatives against crackers.
In order to inculcate awareness about green Diwali, University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT&VD), Panjab University (PU), organised a rangoli-making competition on the PU campus and celebrated Diwali on Wednesday. The competition was organised by guest faculty of the UIFT department Pardeep Dhiman.
Two days after the body of 20-year-old Manisha was recovered from a rivulet near Shambhu Barrier at Rajpura, the doctors at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital,Sector 16, who conducted her post-mortem examination, confirmed head injuries.
The fall in the prices of gold resulted in an upward trend in the sale of gold Dhanteras on Tuesday. It was after two years that the gold prices dropped pushing more customers to go in for the purchase. However, both customers as well as shop owners complained that missing 24 carat gold coins of different weights had spoilt the flavour of the festival. Meanwhile, the 22 carat gold price stood at ` 26,600 per 10 gram on the occasion of Dhanteras.
The police claim to have busted a gang of three female shoplifters who were involved in a string of thefts at garment stores in the city.During the past week the women struck at three stores and managed to flee with about 35 dresses. However, in their third shoplifting attempt they were caught red handed in the act due to the alertness of a shopkeeper.
Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union on Tuesday alleged that it was a ‘Black Diwali’ for hundreds of teachers in aided colleges in the state as they had not received their salaries for the last 15 months.
The play was staged to perfection by Chandigarh based Alankar Theatre ensemble at Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday.Young actor-director Chakresh Kumar adapts playwright Shanker Shesh’s story on the exploitation of labourers to the folk theatre format.
The traffic was thrown out of the gear on Tuesday as the city residents headed for markets to buy Diwali gifts and house-hold items to celebrate the festival of Dhanteras.
Students of Blind Institute, Sector 26, presented designer candles to UT administrator Shivraj Patil at Punjab Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.
In protest against non-payment of Diwali bonus, the hospital and sanitation attendants at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) observed complete strike for the first four hours of their duty on Wednesday.
All three accused in the murder case of Sector-49 model Puneet Sandhu, 27, were sent to two-day police custody by the local court on Tuesday.