Munieshwer A Sagar

Munieshwer A Sagar

Munieshwer A Sagar is a principal correspondent at Chandigarh and reports on real estate.

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A minimum of 33% of the Seed Fund interest-free loans will be dedicated to women-led startups. (Keshav Singh/HT)
A minimum of 33% of the Seed Fund interest-free loans will be dedicated to women-led startups. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Women-led ventures to get a boost in Chandigarh Startup Policy 2021

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The policy will provide for incentives over and above the Startup India Action Plan of the Government of India
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The powermen’s union protesting against the privatisation move in Chandigarh on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
The powermen’s union protesting against the privatisation move in Chandigarh on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Centre tells Chandigarh admn to speed up power privatisation

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:04 AM IST
UT admn had put the process on hold to seek clarity from the Centre on formation of power distribution company and trust to manage terminal benefits of employees
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Consumers paying through their nose for water in Chandigarh
Consumers paying through their nose for water in Chandigarh

Consumers paying through their nose for water in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:52 PM IST
After the recent hike in water tariff in Chandigarh, which ranges from 40% to 185%, the city residents, in some consumption slabs, are paying more than 10 times the rates prevalent in the neighbouring districts of Mohali and Panchkula
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Chandigarh slips to 29th rank in Ease of Living Index
Chandigarh slips to 29th rank in Ease of Living Index

Chandigarh slips to 29th rank in Ease of Living Index

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 12:02 AM IST
Had stood 5th among 111 cities in 2018; now is ranked 29th among 49 cities with million+ population and 45th overall
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UT adviser Manoj says central government’s policy on industry was being strictly followed. (HT File Photo)
UT adviser Manoj says central government’s policy on industry was being strictly followed. (HT File Photo)

6 years on, UT industrial policy remains a non-starter

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:34 AM IST
Aimed at boosting ease of doing business, promoting industry at national, international levels & development of infra
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The hike in duty, market experts say, will inflate the prices of popular liquor brands by 10% to 12%. (HT File Photo)
The hike in duty, market experts say, will inflate the prices of popular liquor brands by 10% to 12%. (HT File Photo)

Indian made foreign liquor to get dearer in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 01:20 AM IST
New excise policy hikes duty on IMFL by 6%, but prices of beer and wine are likely to remain unchanged
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After the MC General House had passed a resolution to the effect in 2018, the MC had notified in 2019 a sewerage cess of 30% of the water charges. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
After the MC General House had passed a resolution to the effect in 2018, the MC had notified in 2019 a sewerage cess of 30% of the water charges. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Paying 30% cess on hiked water tariff a bane for Chandigarh residents

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:40 AM IST
The sewerage cess was introduced in June 2019, but with the recent water tariff hike, the real burden of the cess is being felt for the first time
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An internal road in a bad shape  in Sector 47, Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/HT)
An internal road in a bad shape  in Sector 47, Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Chandigarh MC to begin road repairs in March

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:34 AM IST
Even though the Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) is ready to start the repair works of city roads, the bumpy ride is unlikely to get better this financial year
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Amid surge in Covid cases, Chandigarh admn mulls curbs
Amid surge in Covid cases, Chandigarh admn mulls curbs

Amid surge in Covid cases, Chandigarh admn mulls curbs

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, the UT administration is exploring the options to enforce stricter restrictions on the lines of those imposed by the Punjab government on Tuesday
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No water tariff hike rollback in Chandigarh for now
No water tariff hike rollback in Chandigarh for now

No water tariff hike rollback in Chandigarh for now

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:21 PM IST
There will be no immediate rollback in the water tariff hike in Chandigarh
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Chandigarh admn puts power privatisation on hold
Chandigarh admn puts power privatisation on hold

Chandigarh admn puts power privatisation on hold

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:10 AM IST
After rushing into power privatisation, the Chandigarh administration has now slammed brakes on the process to get more clarity on norms for the bidding process
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Issues related to traffic congestion including the mass rapid transport system, construction of an outer ring road and another route to the Chandigarh International Airport, have been deliberated upon on several occasions, but with no concrete results came out. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Issues related to traffic congestion including the mass rapid transport system, construction of an outer ring road and another route to the Chandigarh International Airport, have been deliberated upon on several occasions, but with no concrete results came out. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Chandigarh admn’s advisory council recycling agendas since 2010

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:55 AM IST
The demand for a more structured meeting with action-taken reports on previous meetings has gone unheeded
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It will provide easy access to patients who have to cross the busy road while visiting the hospital.
It will provide easy access to patients who have to cross the busy road while visiting the hospital.

PU-PGI underpass to come up for 7.5 crore in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The city’s third pedestrian underpass, set to come up between Panjab University and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, will be the widest and equipped with escalators and elevators to ease the movement of patients visiting the hospital
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Chandigarh advisory council meets, leaves without any major decision

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 01:10 AM IST
Held after nearly 18 months, meeting ends with presentations by UT police and chief engineer, leaving resident and trader bodies miffed
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Soon, Chandigarh properties to have digital number plates
Soon, Chandigarh properties to have digital number plates

Soon, Chandigarh properties to have digital number plates

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:19 PM IST
As part of the smart city project, each house and commercial property in Chandigarh will soon have digital number plates
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The mango trees that are to be axed to make way for the project are part of a Heritage Grade-1 site, where no changes or modifications are allowed except for prolonging their lives.
The mango trees that are to be axed to make way for the project are part of a Heritage Grade-1 site, where no changes or modifications are allowed except for prolonging their lives.

Questions raised on legality of nod to Chandigarh flyover project

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 11:47 PM IST
Senior architects and urban planners, including members of the expert heritage committee and master plan committee, have written to the UT adviser
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Segregated waste collection across Chandigarh in a week
Segregated waste collection across Chandigarh in a week

Segregated waste collection across Chandigarh in a week

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Extending the project to all sectors, MC will be deploying around 450 garbage collection vehicles in the city
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view of open hand in Chandigarh, . File Photo
view of open hand in Chandigarh, . File Photo

Chandigarh MC to start next fiscal with 670-cr budget deficit

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 12:07 AM IST
The MC General House in a special meeting on Friday approved 1,641 crore budget for 2021-22, even as the civic body has only 971 crore in its kitty
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Coming up, housing society for Chandigarh MC’s councillors, employees

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 11:33 PM IST
After approval from MC House, agenda will be forwarded to the administration for its approval to use civic body land for the project
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Union Budget gives fillip to infra projects in Chandigarh
Union Budget gives fillip to infra projects in Chandigarh

Union Budget gives fillip to infra projects in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Infrastructure projects in Chandigarh are set to get a fresh impetus with the allocation for capital expenditure increased by 25% in the Union Budget outlay for the UT in the coming fiscal
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The <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>49-lakh project will come up on 1.5-acre land and will be north India’s first dog park.
The 49-lakh project will come up on 1.5-acre land and will be north India’s first dog park.

Dog park to come up in Chandigarh’s Sector 42

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Last year in the wake of the pandemic-induced financial crisis, the MC had put the plans for the park on hold
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Architects and city’s heritage conservationists have been against such regularisation as they feel this will alter the city’s planned character (HT FILE)
Architects and city’s heritage conservationists have been against such regularisation as they feel this will alter the city’s planned character (HT FILE)

Chandigarh administrator for regularising constructions outside lal dora

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:06 AM IST
Unauthorised construction picked up pace after the city’s villages were transferred to the municipal corporation
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CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%
CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%

CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Stating that the economic scenario hasn’t changed since the 2019 auction, CEO said the cut was suggested by the CHB committee on reserve price
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Last year, the civic body had received only <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>425 crore against its demand of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,076 crore in grant-in-aid from the administration. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Last year, the civic body had received only 425 crore against its demand of 1,076 crore in grant-in-aid from the administration. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Chandigarh MC seeks 1,058 crore from admn for 2021-2022

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:12 AM IST
The municipal corporation has demanded 1,058 crore from the UT administration in its proposed budget of 1,590 crore for the financial year 2021-2022
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Fresh trouble for Tribune flyover project as Chandigarh urban planning dept says it didn’t give approval
Fresh trouble for Tribune flyover project as Chandigarh urban planning dept says it didn’t give approval

Fresh trouble for Tribune flyover project as Chandigarh urban planning dept says it didn’t give approval

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:42 AM IST
Letter to engineering dept comes in rebuttal to claims made in minutes of technical committee meeting
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Striking garbage collectors to return to work in Chandigarh
Striking garbage collectors to return to work in Chandigarh

Striking garbage collectors to return to work in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:23 AM IST
However, a section demanding complete rollback of MC takeover threatens to go back on strike next week if all demands are not met
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In some places, garbage has not been picked up since January 1. (Keshav Singh/HT)
In some places, garbage has not been picked up since January 1. (Keshav Singh/HT)

That stinking feeling: Chandigarh residents suffer as waste piles up again

By Rajanbir Singh and Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Waste collectors are miffed over MC’s takeover of garbage collection in Sectors 1 to 30; resolution expected at meeting on Friday
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Chandigarh to get country’s tallest outdoor air purifier
Chandigarh to get country’s tallest outdoor air purifier

Chandigarh to get country’s tallest outdoor air purifier

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:16 AM IST
The 78 feet tall air purifier is expected to be installed within three months at one of the five locations shortlisted by the local administration.
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Chandigarh administrator’s advisory council to meet on Feb 10
Chandigarh administrator’s advisory council to meet on Feb 10

Chandigarh administrator’s advisory council to meet on Feb 10

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:31 PM IST
Progress on the city’s second medical college, controversial Tribune flyover, reduction in collector rates, change of land use policy, new route to the international airport and options for mass rapid transit system will be on top of its agenda
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Focus on women’s empowerment secures <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100-cr EU grant for 24x7 water supply project in Chandigarh
Focus on women’s empowerment secures 100-cr EU grant for 24x7 water supply project in Chandigarh

Focus on women’s empowerment secures 100-cr EU grant for 24x7 water supply project in Chandigarh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The 500 crore ambitious project will have jobs reserved for women at different levels, health programmes exclusively for them and priority water connections in women’s name besides subsidies
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