Monica Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh and covers the UT administration.
Articles by Monica Sharma
Irrigation scam: Probe reveals main accused Gurinder Singh was favoured to the tune of Rs s1,000 crore in seven contracts.
The different aspects covered include education, employment, safety of women, health and civic issues among others.
Low-cost sanitary manufacturing units were set up at Faridkot, Ajnala and Amritsar. They also made adult diapers for elderly persons with medical problems.
“I am unable to perform for the last six months. The local government department is objecting to most of the agendas cleared by us.”
MC meet: 24 of 37 councillors vote in favour of resolution condemning ‘suspension’ order, mayor to file defamation suit against minister
Vaibhav Goyal of Panchkula and Shifali Mahajan of Chandigarh had sought action against Chawla Fashions, which has its store at a Zirakpur mall.
Owners register autos, but rent it out and transport dept has no records of drivers; also plying of autos of Mohali and Panchkula in UT and vice-versa and lack of coordination among the authorities adds to mismanagement
Lease of life to soldiers disabled in service: Mohali’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre wages war on disability
Fighting fit: This centre provides a new lease of life to soldiers disabled in service. From fighting the enemy at the border, they are now fighting crippling disabilities
Best foot forward: This institute makes officers out of girls from the hinterland of Punjab. All it needs from its candidates is a raw passion for the armed forces
Conceived in 1996, the Fortis is today a premium health care hospital in the private sector for those who can afford it; know the story behind its quality of care, its vision and the unique architecture
Damp squib: Kurali, the epicentre of crackers in the north, is seeing its sales halve due to the GST, demonetisation, and eco-friendly Diwali campaigns coupled with the HC order
Last year, dengue became a household word in Chandigarh. We also got up, close and personal with chikungunya. This year, the anti-malaria warriors in the tricity claim they are ready to battle the sting even as a study in Delhi shows that controlling mosquitoes in the non-transmission season holds the key to a dengue-free monsoon.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula | ByTanbir Dhaliwal, Vivek Gupta and Monica Sharma, Chandigarh, Mohali And Panchkula
Take out your gum boots and get a raincoat if you have to survive monsoons in the satellite townships. Haphazard construction, nonexistent drainage & clogged choes are a recipe for chaos here
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMonica Sharma, Shailee Dogra, and Surender Sharma
Too many agencies, inadequate drainage, poor cleaning and rising level of roads is setting up the township for monsoon blues this year as well. HT studies the trouble spots and solutions
The municipal corporation had started the process of distributing free dustbins to residents in two colours - green for wet waste and blue for dry waste.
Although the city has a robust rehabilitation policy, there appears to be no end in sight to the perennial problem of squatters. The three slums in the city not only lack sanitation but are also a potential breeding ground for diseases. What we need is a policy of prevention and education.
It’s thumbs down for cleanliness in the fruit, vegetable and meat markets of the city where leftovers are left to rot, and flies have a feast. Shopkeepers blame it on inadequate manpower and lack of any mechanism to punish the litter bugs.
Hindustan Times | ByMonica Sharma, Chandigarh
Gurdaspur topped among the 22 districts with 86.97 pass percentage followed by Amritsar with 83.95 and Taran Taran with 80.62. The pass percentage of Pathankot is 76.42 and Ferozpur is 66.01.
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the results of the secondary school or Class 10 board examination on Monday and the pass percentage this year dropped to 57.50 as compared to last year’s 72.25.
Youngest nominated councillor greets party national president with a Bhangra; some attend functions as party office-bearers
PSEB Class 12 exam, 2017: Overall pass percentage this year dipped to 62.36 % in comparison to 76.77 % in 2016 and 76.24 % in 2015.
ByMonica Sharma, Sas Nagar
Besides genuine animal lovers, there are others who are adopting deer, monkeys, snakes and other inmates to propitiate the stars.
The 0001 number which has been getting major revenue in the past years with bidding going in lakhs, this time was allotted against the reserve price of Rs 5,000.
Memories of my 9-year-old entering the house, limping with flesh separated from his thigh, sends shivers down my spine even nine years after the incident. It was just another day in June when my son Vishesh had gone out in the neighbourhood park to play
The development is significant as all type of garbage is segregated later.
Even as Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar visited Fateh Burj at Chappar Chiri in SAS Nagar to take inspiration for a memorial at Lohgarh, capital of the first Sikh state under Banda Singh Bahadur, in Yamunanagar district, the Punjab government seems to be struggling to maintain the tallest victory tower in the country.
The city could just well be emerging as a haven for women drug peddlers to ferry small quantities of contraband for a short distance, analysis of arrest made for possession of drug shows. Starting March 25, five women have been arrested for drug peddling in different cases. The latest in the chain being a 21-year-old receptionist at Hotel JW Marriot, Harkanwal Kaur, on Thursday.
The SAS Nagar municipal corporation (MC) has decided to introduce automatic traffic light synchronisation system on airport road on a pilot-project basis to help commuters save their time while moving from one traffic light to another on the busy stretch.