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Chandigarh mayor suspends 13 AAP members over argument with MP Kirron Kher

Mayor Anup Gupta says action taken after AAP councillor Jasbir Singh used derogatory remarks against Chandigarh MP and PM Modi; AAP members accuse Kher of abusing Kejriwal first, triggering altercation

Aam Aadmi Party councillors arguing with MP Kirron Kher (not in photo) during the general House meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh police to come closer to community with Samavesh

Programme, set to be launched in July, will comprise area-wise advisory bodies that will include local RWA members for better resident-police coordination and to address law and order complaints

Chandigarh SSP Kanwardeep Kaur interacting with members of CRAWFED in Chandigarh on Sunday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Set up integrated waste plant for 15 not 25 years, say Chandigarh mayor, councillors

This suggestion was made during a meeting of the high-power committee constituted by the Chandigarh administration to frame the project proposal.

The new plant, to be set up in Dadumajra, is aimed at effectively tackling Chandigarh’s daily waste generation of 550 metric tonnes. (HT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 02:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh sees a dip in carbon emissions

Chandigarh municipal corporation commissioner Anindita Mitra credits the dip to success of the public bike sharing project and adaptive traffic control system

The bike sharing project, which was started in December 2020 as a pilot, followed by three phases, has a total of 3,750 bicycles at 465 docking stations across the city. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 01:51 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Green tribunal directs Chandigarh to set up facilities to process solid waste

Chandigarh has informed the tribunal that only 120 metric tonnes of the 550 metric tonnes is being processed daily and the remaining 468 metric tonnes is being disposed unprocessed in the Dadumajra landfill.

Green tribunal directed Chandigarh to set up facilities to process the city’s solid waste. (HT File)
Updated on May 20, 2023 03:47 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

21% funds spent on managing solid waste: Chandigarh admn to NGT

In an affidavit submitted on the behalf of the Chandigarh administration, UT environment director Debendra Dalai said out of ₹611.33 crore budget, ₹132.7 crore have been spent so far

The Chandigarh MC has been dumping the garbage at a dumping ground, spread over 45 acres of land, near Dadumajra colony over the past decades. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2023 06:39 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 50% dip in revenue after MC takes over parking lots

Parking lots in Chandigarh are divided into two zones – 32 in Zone 1 and 57 in Zone 2. In 2020, the MCC had auctioned both zones for three years for around ₹10 crore annually. Zone 1 was managed by contractor Ram Sunder, while Phase-2 was managed by Paschatya Entertainment.

After the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) took over the operations of parking lots in the city following the termination of contractors involved in the alleged multi-crore scam, the revenue of the civic body dipped drastically by about 50%. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 01:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

MC House unites against mayor not given due importance by Chandigarh admn

Protests against the Chandigarh admn for making the mayor stand behind chairs during a group photograph at the IAF Heritage Centre inauguration

The House took strong exception to mayor Anup Gupta — Chandigarh’s first citizen — being made to stand behind the chairs during a group photograph, where the front chairs were occupied by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit, UT adviser Dharam Pal, MP Kirron Kher and UT DGP Praveer Ranjan. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2023 11:42 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Acid attack survivor braves challenges, scores 95% in CBSE Class 10 exams

A Class 10 student at Chandigarh’s Institute for the Blind Sector 26, who was the victim of an acid attack at the age of 3, aspires to become a civil servant.

Kafi, a 16-year-old student and an acid attack survivor scored 95.2% in the CBSE Class 10 exams. (HT Filr)
Updated on May 13, 2023 06:19 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Bio-mining of 55% legacy waste completed at Dadumajra dump

Chandigarh municipal corporation is planning to complete bio-mining of entire 12.67 lakh MT legacy waste by year end

A special House meeting on solid waste management has been scheduled on May 13, where approval to disburse <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>44 crore for the bio-mining project at Dadumajra landfill will be sought. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2023 07:11 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC proposes to set up temporary composting plant to process wet waste

With Chandigarh municipal corporation dumping around 174 MT of unprocessed wet waste at Dadumajra dumping ground daily, another 2 LMT garbage dump mountain can be built up in two years

The agenda of setting up a temporary composting plant will be taken up in a special house meeting on May 13 in Chandigarh. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2023 02:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC to delink garbage charges from property tax bills for commercial properties

Commercial property owners in Chandigarh will get the garbage charges with their bimonthly water bills; municipal corporation had started door-to-door garbage collection from commercial properties from April 1 this year

The decision was taken during a meeting at the municipal corporation office on Tuesday, held under the chairmanship of Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC to invite new firms to maintain gaushalas

Chandigarh Mayor Anup Gupta, in a meeting, said after receiving complaints from local residents, he had made a surprise visit to the Sector 25 gaushala and had found that there was no water, and fodder for the stray cattle in gaushalas

Chandigarh municipal corporation currently has four gaushalas, located in Sectors 25 and 45, Maloya and Industrial Area. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh losing one-third of daily water supply to leakage

At 35%, daily water wastage in Chandigarh is significantly higher than the 15% limit set under central norms

A biker crossing near the water leakage in sector 47, Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 05, 2023 01:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC to use tertiary water to irrigate all green belts

On Tuesday, the state-level high powered steering committee accorded administrative approval for strengthening the tertiary treated water supply system in Chandigarh at an estimated cost of ₹97.25 crore

The Chandigarh administration has already given its go-ahead to the project, to be funded under the Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation (AMRUT). (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2023 02:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

TIECON Chandigarh 2023 ‘Govt making efforts to convert Mohali city into start-up hub’

Punjab principal secretary, industries and commerce, Dilip Kumar said during the TIECON Chandigarh event that government is making efforts to convert Mohali city into a hub of business start-ups

Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover interacting session during Tiecon Chandigarh 2023 on Saturday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 01:14 AM IST

CCTVs recommended for vulnerable pockets in Chandigarh

The findings of the report, which focused on street lighting, traffic management and CCTV infrastructure, were shared by the ministry during the concluding day of the two-day “Smart cities CEOs conference on data and technology” in Chandigarh.

The Quality Council of India (QCI) on Friday suggested the Chandigarh Smart City Limited to increase surveillance in the city’s vulnerable pockets, including unauthorised colonies, following a detailed assessment of 12 smart cities to evaluate the safety and security of its citizens. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 04:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Holding events at 3 Chandigarh grounds becomes costlier

At the finance and contract committee (F&CC) meeting held on Wednesday, it was decided to increase the daily rent to ₹25,000 for holding events in Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, the daily rent for holding exhibitions at the Sector 17 ground was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>18,750, Manimajra ground <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>18,750 and Sector 34 ground <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,000. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 02:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Soon, autos will have to park at designated stands

Chandigarh administration and municipal corporation have identified 123 sites for auto-rickshaw stands to minimise traffic snarls

Hundreds of Chandigarh registered auto-rickshaw ply on city roads, and several more also come in from neighbouring Mohali and Panchkula. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s Ward Number 35 to process its wet waste on its own

The ward, which houses a number of housing societies, will be getting the city’s first decentralised waste processing plant, where the area’s entire wet garbage will be processed in the ward itself

The ward includes four bulk waste generator societies, including Pushpak Society, Progressive Society, BSNL Society and Kendriya Vihar Society, which produce over 984 kg (around 1 metric tonne) of wet waste daily. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 02:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Pvt parking staff yet to get salaries, MC cites glitch in portal

Municipal commissioner Anindita Mitra said the MC is disbursing salaries through government e-marketplace (GeM) portal, but due to some issues, the portal raised objections. “We are working to resolve the issues so that salaries, which amounts to around ₹39 lakh for one month, can be disbursed as soon as possible,” she added

Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) has yet to disburse the salaries of the staff deployed at 57 private parking lots in city’s Zone 2, which includes sectors 7, 8, 9, 17 and 22, besides Sukhna Lake. (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 10:19 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC deploys three more cattle catching units

The Chandigarh civic body had only one cattle catching unit and the MC has added three more units to ensure that cattle are caught in a humane way and housed at MC’s gaushalas

In the House meeting on April 11, several Chandigarh councillors had raised concerns over the overcrowded gaushalas and other problems stemming from the rise in stray cattle. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 01:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Eating out at Chandigarh Night Food Street to cost more

Located near PGIMER and Panjab University, the Night Food Street primarily caters to students and attendants of patients through the night

The Night Food Street is located outside gate number 1 of Panjab University in Sector 14, Chandigarh. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 03:43 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

It’s final, Chandigarh residents will pay for faulty water meters

Chandigarh MC House decides ₹2,000 cost will be recovered through water bills; consumers told to get meters replaced within a month or face penalty

Around 42,000 water meters in Chandigarh have been lying defective for the past five years. As a result, consumers have been getting a flat bill irrespective of the water consumption. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 03:43 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

MC Chandigarh meet: Green belts to RWAs, canine sterilisation on agenda

The meeting will table agendas from last general house meeting on March 6, adjourned due to ruckus over the alleged multi-crore parking scam, along with 14 new agendas

The general house meeting of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is scheduled for Tuesday. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 01:19 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PGI governing body meeting: 2 nominated members from institute yet to be finalised

At the governing body meeting, agendas related to the institute’s academics, functioning and research are discussed and approved. All the agendas approved in the institute’s standing estate committee, standing selection committee, standing finance committee, and standing academic committee, are also mandated to be approved by the governing body for final nod.

Even though just five days are left for the governing body meeting, which is scheduled for April 10, two out of the total four representatives from the institute are yet to be included in the body. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 12:19 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Vegetable prices soar as rain hits supply in Chandigarh

Capsicum prices in Chandigarh increased significantly, up from ₹40 per kg to ₹60 per kg, in a month, while Radish went from ₹10 to ₹40 per kg and spinach from ₹20 to ₹30 per kg

Inclement weather over the last month has seen vegetable prices surge at the apni mandi in Chandigarh. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 10:17 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Hope for gallbladder cancer patients not eligible for surgery

PGIMER Chandigarh has started trials of irreversible electroporation for treatment of late-stage gallbladder cancer; through the procedure, the cancer tumour is given short-term electric pulses with high voltage to break tumour cells, allowing healing

Gallbladder cancer often grows undetected due to the relatively hidden location of the gallbladder and no specific symptoms. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 05:03 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

3 in 5 people with obesity suffer from obstructive sleep apnea: PGIMER Chandigarh

PGIMER’s department of otolaryngology will also carry out a public awareness programme at Sukhna Lake on the occasion of World Sleep Day at 6.30 am on Friday

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by repetitive upper airway obstruction during sleep as a result of narrowing of the respiratory passages. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 01:27 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh planning to hire radiologists, anaesthetists on honorarium basis amid shortage

No regular radiologists available at civil hospitals in Manimajra, Sectors 45 and 22, leaving eight ultrasound machines unused

Chandigarh planning to hire radiologists, anaesthetists on honorarium basis. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 06:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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