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Chandigarh: 345 challans slapped on people for wasting water

As part of its annual drive against water wastage, the civic body has also disconnected water connections of nine violators and issued notices to 2,014 for overflowing overhead/underground tanks or leaking pipes

From April 15 to June 30, Chandigarh MC has prohibited water wastage between 5.30 am and 9 am to conserve water during summer months. (HT File Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 07:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Will fulfil free water, power promises to Chandigarh, says Manish Tewari

Says Chandigarh administrator’s decision to hike parking rates and reject free water proposal reeked of political partisanship

Newly elected Chandigarh MP Manish Tewari on Friday also visited the MC office in Sector 17 to understand its functioning and issues. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC budget okayed with only 5-crore hike from last year

With its annual expenditure pegged at ₹1,885.3 crore, MC is now staring at acute fund crunch; it is hoping to generate ₹633 crore from income heads compared to ₹530 crore last year

While approving the budget, Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit said, “MC erred in passing the budget in its meeting held on March 6. Though explanation was furnished by the municipal commissioner in this matter, the UT administration found the same to be contrary to the procedure required to be followed, as per the legal opinion of the senior standing counsel.” (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Jolt to AAP-Congress as Chandigarh admn clears hiked parking rates, says no to free water

Led by INDIA bloc councillors, the Chandigarh MC House in March had cleared the proposals for free parking and free water

While reviewing the 24X7 water project, Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit said MC’s total expenditure was increasing on a year-on-year basis, while the revenue had not increased proportionately. Therefore, free water cannot be allowed. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC seeks more teeth to tackle faulty water meters

Around 32,000 water meters in Chandigarh have been lying defective for the past five years due to which consumers have been getting a flat bill irrespective of their water consumption

At present, as per provisions of the byelaws, as amended from time to time, it is responsibility of consumers to get defective/lost/stolen water meters replaced within one month from the date of issue of water charges bill of defective meter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Chaos unfolds as BJP councillor suspended over ‘exaggeration’

BJP councillors stage walkout after the mayor suspends BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi for diverging from main topic while discussing installation of an automated waste segregation plant at Dadumajra

AAP and Congress councillors offering sweets to BJP councillors to celebrate Manish Tewari’s win during the MC House meeting on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC to auction agricultural land

The MC is proposing that the lease shall be for a period of one year from the date of allotment which can be renewed for a maximum of five years, but the extension will be provided on an annual basis as per terms and conditions

Chandigarh’s newly elected MP Manish Tewari will not attend his first house meeting after elections. (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Cremation ground renovation on Chandigarh MC’s mind

With ₹7 crore, MC aims to upgrade the entire pavement of the premises, connecting sheds, entire parking area, old pyre area, Muslim Graveyard and Bahai Gulistan, toilet and public health services, and street light and electrical services

Chandigarh civic body officials said that the cremation ground premises also required to be made differently abled friendly. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CHandigarh MC planning to set up plant to segregate mixed waste at Dadumajra dump

The civic body collects around 500 tonnes of waste daily, of which around 300 tonnes is wet waste, including horticulture waste, while the remaining is dry waste

The automated waste segregation plant is planned to come up at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5.22 crore. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 07:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Elections over, Chandigarh MC reverts to development works

F&CC to meet today to take call on agendas, including deployment of more monkey catchers, extension of contract for animal birth control (ABC), etc.

Under the MCC, no new House meeting or F&CC meeting could be held and no new developmental project could be initiated. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 09:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Decoding the ballot, analysing the city’s voting patterns

Tandon, however, managed to retain his party’s support from BJP councillors’ areas, including that of Saurabh Joshi, former mayor Anup Gupta, former mayor Sarabjit Kaur, Kanwarjit Singh Rana, and Rajinder Kumar Sharma

With AAP’s support, Congress’ Tewari was expecting a big win from colonies and erstwhile villages as these are dominated by AAP councillors. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Down-to-wire contest as lead swings through counting in Chandigarh

Out of the total 4,48,547 polled votes in Chandigarh, Manish Tewari got 2,16,657 votes whereas Sanjay Tandon got 2,14,153 votes

INDIA bloc candidate Manish Tewari, along with party workers and supporters, celebrating his victory in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:09 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Barring Tewari, Tandon, 17 candidates lose security deposit

As per the Election Commission of India, if a candidate fails to get 1/6 of the total valid votes franchised in the constituency, then the commission seizes the amount deposited by the candidate

Every candidate must deposit a security of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 in the case of a parliamentary constituency. (HT File)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 06:09 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, Manish Tewari wins a cliffhanger

Congress’Manish Tewari polled 2,16,657 votes against Sanjay Tandon’s 2,14,153 votes in a nail-biting finish where his lead swung up and down through the counting process

Manish Tewari was able to make the most of his experience of past polls and ran an aggressive campaign. (Keshav SIngh/HT)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 05:54 PM IST

Seasoned Tewari or debutant Tandon? Suspense on UT’s next MP ends today

Counting of votes to determine winners of Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, Patiala and Ambala seats; in Chandigarh, though 19 candidates are vying for victory, the battle is primarily between Tewari and Tandon

BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon offering prayers at Radha Madav Mandir in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Male voters cruise ahead in Chandigarh

As per the data shared by the Chandigarh election department on Sunday, a total of 4,48,547 people cast their votes on Saturday

Of the 4,48,547 voters, 2,34,525 were men, which took the male turnout to 68.67%. On the other hand, the number of female electors was 2,13,995, translating to a turnout of 67.25%. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh records 68% turnout as heat takes a toll

Political parties and authorities blamed heatwave conditions and less enthusiasm among voters as the primary reasons behind the drop from 70% polling in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Voters queued up at a polling booth in Government Model High School, Dhanas, in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh voters brave heat, record 52% turnout till 3pm

Election Commission says Chandigarh recorded 40% polling at 1pm and 25% in the first four hours since voting began at 7am; pace likely to pick up in evening

Voters queue up to exercise their franchise at a polling booth in the EWS Colony at Maloya in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 04:21 PM IST

Tewari-Tandon matchup: Chandigarh picks the winner today

The BJP, facing a palpable anti-incumbency, is hoping to leverage Narendra Modi government’s developmental initiatives; however, it is grappling with the aftermath of the Anil Masih controversy in the January mayoral polls, which Tewari deftly capitalised during his campaign

With AAP’s backing and a significant presence in Chandigarh municipal corporation, holding 13 of the 35 seats, Tewari is aiming to rally the anti-incumbency sentiments to his advantage. (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Emblem on Cong’s advertisement: Committee recommends action against Tewari

Congress candidate Manish Tewari maintains that being a sitting MP, he can use the Emblem of India. The letterhead of former PM Manmohan Singh also includes the Emblem and we can’t ignore it, he adds.

According to the Chandigarh media certification and monitoring committee, the usage of Emblem without authority of law is a fit case for a legal action. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 05:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Manmohan Singh’s appeal in support of Manish Tewari under EC scrutiny

The advertisement, which featured in multiple English and Hindi dailies on Thursday, had former prime minister Manmohan Singh appealing to the public to votes for Tewari

The newspaper advertisement included photographs of both leaders besides the Emblem of India. (HT file photo for representation.)
Published on May 31, 2024 05:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s rural pockets live in neglect

Residents of villages under Chandigarh MC’s jurisdiction still struggling with uncarpeted roads, lack of stormwater drains and clean water supply

Heaps of garbage lying behind the primary government school in Hallomajra. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 24, 2024 09:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

One candidate leaves race, now 19 in fray from Chandigarh

Independent candidate Shakeel Mohammad withdraws nomination, announces support for Congress candidate Manish Tewari

On June 1, as many as 6,59,805 voters will seal the fate of the candidates in Chandigarh, which is set to primarily witness a two-cornered contest. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

633 elderly, disabled voters opt for vote from home facility in Chandigarh

Polling through ballots in Chandigarh under the vote-from-home facility will get underway on May 25 and continue till May 29

For the first time, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to extend the home voting facility to senior citizens and persons with disability. (HT File)
Updated on May 17, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

After scrutiny, valid candidates in Chandigarh down to 20

The department rejected the candidature of four independent candidates, including Rajesh, Prem Pal, Amit Sharma and Satnam Singh, and Navtej Singh from Peoples Party of India (Democratic)

The candidature of covering candidates of the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) were rejected automatically when the nominations of parties’ main candidates — Manish Tewari (Congress) and Ritu Singh (BSP) — were approved by the department. (HT file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 07:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Filing of nominations comes to a close: Sanjay Tandon is richest, Manish Tewari has four cars, a revolver

Manish Tewari, with assets worth ₹29.68 crore, including that of his spouse, comes a distant second in terms of net worth.

Tandon owns immovable assets worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35.06 crore, including agriculture land worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4.8 crore; residential properties worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13.5 crore in Chandigarh’s Sector 18-D and Mohali’s Phase 8; non-agriculture land worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>12.50 crore in Mohali’s Phase 7; and shares worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.12 crore in commercial buildings in Chandigarh’s Sector 17. (HT File)
Updated on May 15, 2024 09:04 AM IST

After show of strength, Sanjay Tandon files papers from Chandigarh

The BJP candidate from Chandigarh promised to deliver in five years what would normally take 50 years if elected to power

Accompanied by MP Kirron Kher, party’s local unity chief Jatinder Pal Malhotra, former mayor Anup Gupta and Lt General HS Panag (retd), Sanjay Tandon submitted his nomination to Chandigarh deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Report sought from excise department on ‘biased action’ against illegal liquor in Chandigarh

The election department found that the interim report submitted by the excise department was made without listening to the complainant’s grievances, forcing it to shoot off another notice

ECI had forwarded a complaint to the Chandigarh election department for inquiry and action. (HT file for representation)
Updated on May 10, 2024 09:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Two independent candidates enter fray in Chandigarh

As per the Election Commission of India, candidates can file their nominations till May 14 and candidature can be withdrawn on May 17 after scrutiny of papers

Partap Singh Rana and his wife own assets worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.80 crore, including their house and 40 tola gold. (HT photo)
Updated on May 09, 2024 09:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

BJP under ECI lens for campaigning at religious places in Chandigarh

In the complaint, a senior Congress leader said, “BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon is making religious references brazenly and openly to appeal for votes in the BJP’s favour. The conduct of Tandon is a gross violation of electoral laws and merits the strictest action available under law.”

After the ECI forwarded the complaint to the election department, a notice was issued to local BJP chief Jatinder Malhotra and Tandon to explain their conduct. (HT)
Updated on May 08, 2024 09:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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