Monica Sharma is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh and covers the UT administration.
Articles by Monica Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2018 10:48 AM IST
Irrigation scam: Probe reveals main accused Gurinder Singh was favoured to the tune of Rs s1,000 crore in seven contracts.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2018 02:18 PM IST
The different aspects covered include education, employment, safety of women, health and civic issues among others.
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2018 07:33 PM IST
Low-cost sanitary manufacturing units were set up at Faridkot, Ajnala and Amritsar. They also made adult diapers for elderly persons with medical problems.
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2018 10:35 PM IST
“I am unable to perform for the last six months. The local government department is objecting to most of the agendas cleared by us.”
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2018 08:14 PM IST
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2018 02:08 PM IST
MC meet: 24 of 37 councillors vote in favour of resolution condemning ‘suspension’ order, mayor to file defamation suit against minister
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2017 01:14 PM IST
Vaibhav Goyal of Panchkula and Shifali Mahajan of Chandigarh had sought action against Chawla Fashions, which has its store at a Zirakpur mall.
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2017 10:09 PM IST
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
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2017 03:50 PM IST
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
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2017 02:50 PM IST
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
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2017 07:26 PM IST
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
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2017 10:28 PM IST
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
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Vivek Gupta and Monica Sharma, Chandigarh, Mohali And Panchkula
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2017 04:09 PM IST
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 | By Monica Sharma, Shailee Dogra, and Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2017 09:29 AM IST
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
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2017 10:16 AM IST
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
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2017 11:40 AM IST
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.
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2017 03:00 PM IST
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.
Hindustan Times | By Monica Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2017 02:00 PM IST
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.
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2017 06:19 PM IST
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.
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2017 05:29 PM IST
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.
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2017 11:10 AM IST
Youngest nominated councillor greets party national president with a Bhangra; some attend functions as party office-bearers
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2017 08:52 AM IST
By Monica Sharma, Sas Nagar
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2017 10:12 PM IST
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.
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2017 11:41 AM IST
Besides genuine animal lovers, there are others who are adopting deer, monkeys, snakes and other inmates to propitiate the stars.
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 09:28 AM IST
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.
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2017 11:45 AM IST
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
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2017 11:36 AM IST
The development is significant as all type of garbage is segregated later.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Monica Sharma, Sas Nagar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2017 10:59 AM IST
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.
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2017 10:16 AM IST
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.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Monica Sharma, Sas Nagar
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2017 12:34 PM IST
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.