The Union budget has given top priority to improving the health infrastructure in Chandigarh with `189 crore of the total plan budget of `860 crore for the UT being earmarked for this sector in 2015-16. Health, as such, has been given a liberal increase of 54% over the last fiscal’s sanctioned budget of `122 crore.
As many as 31 cheating cases were reported across state on the first day of Class 12, Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) board exams, on Saturday. These included a maximum of nine from Jalandhar.
In order to reduce the stress during board exams, UT education department is gearing up to start extra classes for the students before or after their school. The department has asked the schools to send a list of the teachers who can volunteer to teach the students after school hours and can take classes an hour before the school in order to facilitate the students in their preparations for boards.
Police on Saturday arrested an assistant administrative officer (AAO) of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) for allegedly producing fake documents to get a job at the PGIMER in 2009.
The stage is set for the by-elections to ward number 10, which are scheduled to be held on Sunday.
Deputy commissioner Tanu Kashyap on Saturday said that the Punjab government had provided financial help of Rs 76.22 lakh to 75 cancer patients of the Rupnagar district from in 2014 under the Chief Minister's Cancer Relief Fund.
The Union budget on Saturday may not have brought much increase in allocation for the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here, but it did bring great hope of reduction in burden as three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were announced for the region.
A Punjab police head constable, 44, was arrested from his residence in Sector 66 here on Saturday for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter repeatedly over the past year. The matter came to light when the girl escaped after the most recent instance of rape by the father on Friday night.
The professional future of 35 students of the 2009-2014 batch of the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) has been hanging fire since the past about 10 months with the Council of Architecture (COA) failing to register the entire batch, even as they graduated form the college in June 2014.
The Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) combine are holding closed-door meetings with Independents who hold the key to elect the first mayor of SAS Nagar.
A three-day international conference on Asian Network for Natural and Unnatural Materials (ANNUM 3) is being organised by the department of chemistry in Panjab University (PU) from February 28.
Struggling with mounting losses in its domestic operations, Tata Motors on Friday announced voluntary retirement scheme for workers as it tries to overcome the impact of depressed growth in commercial vehicle and passenger car businesses.
To help students improve their academic performance, Panjab University (PU) has granted golden chance to graduate and postgraduate students of annual system to clear their compartments in subject.
The state government would fill the vacant posts of doctors after upgrading the basic infrastructure in the hospital and healthcare centers across the state.
Panjab University (PU) fellow and former Member of Parliament Pawan Bansal flagged off the two buses which would run between all the CRIKC (Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster institutions on daily basis.