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Dheeraj Sanghi joined as Punjab Engineering College (deemed to be university), Chandigarh, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in January 2019.(HT Photo)

Punjab Engineering College director Dheeraj Sanghi resigns, cites personal reasons

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Sanghi, who is serving the notice period till March 31; during his term at the helm since January 2019, PEC climbed up in rankings among engineering institutes of the country.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has resumed hearing on the plea by UT employees seeking early construction of houses.(HT Photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court has resumed hearing on the plea by UT employees seeking early construction of houses.(HT Photo)

MHA to decide on UT employees’ housing plan, refunds: Admn to HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Uma Shankar Gupta, additional secretary, estates, tells court that administration is not competent to modify/ fix prices of land already decided by the Union cabinet and will take up the matter with the ministry
Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh.(HT photo)
Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh.(HT photo)

GMCH-32 rejects 21 MBBS candidates who sought admission in other states

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Had opted for admission in states other than UT Chandigarh though they were required to submit an undertaking that they had not done so while filing applications for admissions
Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Chandigarh colleges reopen to poor attendance

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The higher education department last week took a call on reopening the colleges from November 23 for final-year students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for academic and placement purposes.
Heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are auctioned regularly in the international markets.(HT Photo)
Heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are auctioned regularly in the international markets.(HT Photo)

48 chairs reported missing: PU panel wants heritage furniture identified

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The panel headed by Navdeep Goyal on Wednesday asked for the verification of heritage furniture by experts from PU’s architecture office.
Despite a ban in Chandigarh, people set off firecrackers on Diwali day.(HT Photo)
Despite a ban in Chandigarh, people set off firecrackers on Diwali day.(HT Photo)

3 held for bursting crackers in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:25 PM IST
A case was registered against three persons from Sector 38 under section 188 of the IPC
Mortgage with hand(Getty Images)
Mortgage with hand(Getty Images)

HC gives CBI 3 months to probe Sector-5 property grab case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The case came to light in August, when Padamjit Singh, 84, a former United Nations executive who lives in the US, alleged that a petition filed on July 8 using his name was not, in fact, filed by him
The CPCC had surveyed the N-Choe recently and discovered that discharge from untreated sewage from Mohali area mixes with the N-Choe at the Garden of Springs outlet and pollutes the drain.(HT File Photo)
The CPCC had surveyed the N-Choe recently and discovered that discharge from untreated sewage from Mohali area mixes with the N-Choe at the Garden of Springs outlet and pollutes the drain.(HT File Photo)

Resurvey sewage discharge points along seasonal rivulets in 3 days: NGT tells Chandigarh MC

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 12:00 AM IST
UT administration was also directed to complete phytoremediation of the two rivulets within the month
Police officials look for clues at the spot where Gurlal Brar, an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was shot dead in the early hours of October 11 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Police officials look for clues at the spot where Gurlal Brar, an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was shot dead in the early hours of October 11 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Urgent action required to weed out gangsters from Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Strict supervision of incarcerated gangsters; disrupting communication channels with their members, intensified border controls to check entry of weapons; improved neighbourhood watch systems; stringent checks before issuing arms licences are among the many steps suggested by readers to control crime
The central government asked the administration to step up monitoring of those in home quarantine.(Reuters/Representative Image)
The central government asked the administration to step up monitoring of those in home quarantine.(Reuters/Representative Image)

Centre tells Chandigarh administration to improve daily Covid death rate

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 01:10 AM IST
UT adviser Manoj Parida said the UT’s recovery rate was 90% and every twelfth citizen had been tested
The capacity of plants will be 5 to 10 kWp (Solar electricity systems are given a rating in kilowatts peak) for the residential sectors and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The capacity of plants will be 5 to 10 kWp (Solar electricity systems are given a rating in kilowatts peak) for the residential sectors and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Start applying for solar plants at home in Chandigarh at zero cost

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Web portal www.solarchandigarh.com has detailed information on the scheme
Lack of parking space forces people to leave their vehicles on the roads or pavements.(HT Photo)
Lack of parking space forces people to leave their vehicles on the roads or pavements.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh administration exploring taller house options for stilt parking

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 12:00 AM IST
UT adviser Manoj Parida has asked the urban planing department to consider relaxing height restrictions in residential units
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HT Image

PU plans to reopen research labs

By Dar Ovais
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:52 PM IST
A committee set up to examine the move met on Monday at PU and discussed the way forward for the 3,000-plus research scholars in the university who had no access to labs which closed down after the Covid-19 outbreak
Framing success: Talent has to be nourished to blossom.(Shutterstock)
Framing success: Talent has to be nourished to blossom.(Shutterstock)
Dr G Dewan, director, health services, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)
Dr G Dewan, director, health services, Chandigarh.(Hindustan Times)

‘Chandigarh needs a parallel private healthcare system’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Chandigarh not an isolated city, Covid cases have surged due to huge mobility, says Dr G Dewan, director, health and family welfare
A security guard makes an announcement for social distancing outside Elante Mall in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
A security guard makes an announcement for social distancing outside Elante Mall in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Coordination is key to unlockdown

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The number of Covid-19 cases is shooting up in the tricity, proving that restrictions are not working. So, closing malls in Punjab on weekends and opening them in Chandigarh instead will not help and only lead to large crowds gathering at one place, facing the risk of infection. A coordinated plan between tricity authorities to open shops, malls and later educational institutions will make life easier for residents, say readers
Young people clink cocktail glasses at Social in Chandigarh’s Sector 7 on Wednesday.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Young people clink cocktail glasses at Social in Chandigarh’s Sector 7 on Wednesday.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Customers say cheers as Chandigarh bars open, but you can’t dance as yet

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Bar owners happy with response, are maintaining strict social distancing protocols even as others are facing delays in renewing liquor licences
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HT Chandigarh Our Take: Why tricity needs a coordinated lockdown

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:06 AM IST
It’s time for tricity authorities to come together to thrash out a solution to control the spread of Covid-19, at the same time ensuring that uniform rules are imposed in all areas with minimum losses to businesses
Shops and malls will be open in Chandigarh on August 29 and 30. The UT administration took the decision after the Haryana government decided to allow shops to stay open in neighbouring Panchkula.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)
Shops and malls will be open in Chandigarh on August 29 and 30. The UT administration took the decision after the Haryana government decided to allow shops to stay open in neighbouring Panchkula.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)

No Covid lockdown in Chandigarh this weekend

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 04:50 PM IST
With Haryana deciding to allow shops to open on weekends in the state, UT adviser Manoj Parida says lockdown restrictions won’t work unless the tricity is closed
(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

Reconsider Punjab food commission chairman’s house allotment issue: HC tells Chandigarh administration

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Reddy had moved the HC in 2019, challenging the UT administration’s notice asking him to handover the Sector-16 accommodation that was allotted to him while he was serving as an IAS officer with the Punjab government
Weekend lockdown will continue in Guwahati till August 31.(PTI)
Weekend lockdown will continue in Guwahati till August 31.(PTI)

All offices, shops to remain shut: These states are under weekend lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh is under weekend lockdown from Friday 10 pm to Monday 5 am. These curbs had been announced on July 10. The lockdown in containment zones will continue till August 31, with only essential services allowed in such areas.
People enjoying shikara boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
People enjoying shikara boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

No sense in denying people the joys of weekends at Sukhna Lake

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 09:36 PM IST
At a time when smart thinking and planning is needed, keeping the lake out of bounds for visitors on weekends does not serve the purpose of reducing the rate of infections as no evidence exists of people contracting Covid-19 while visiting this place
Women and children begging at the light point at Sector 22 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Women and children begging at the light point at Sector 22 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh our take: Stop begging in tricity at any cost

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Given that the tricity is also coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, to have people subsisting on meagre earnings from begging, living in unhygienic conditions and sleeping in the open is clearly an invitation to disaster.
A Punjab and Haryana high court bench has said that granting bail to a habitual offender could lead to his trying to tamper with the prosecution evidence by giving threat or inducement to the prosecution witnesses or even to abscond to delay the trial.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A Punjab and Haryana high court bench has said that granting bail to a habitual offender could lead to his trying to tamper with the prosecution evidence by giving threat or inducement to the prosecution witnesses or even to abscond to delay the trial.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rise in snatching cases alarming, no leniency for perpetrators: High court

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:48 AM IST
TALKING TOUGH Court dismisses bail plea of 22-year-old snatching accused, says going easy on criminals will make people lose faith in the criminal justice system.
Health department workers takingeducation department employees working at the UT Secretariat in Chandigarh’s Sector 9 for sampling for Covid-19.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Health department workers takingeducation department employees working at the UT Secretariat in Chandigarh’s Sector 9 for sampling for Covid-19.(Keshav Singh/HT)

As edu dept shuts down after Covid-19 cases, other staff worried about reporting to work

UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Several divisions and sub-divisions of the UT engineering department operate from the additional deluxe building where the education department is located and share space on some floors with education staff.
HC, Dhesi, who retired as chief secretary in June 2019, has sought the quashing of March 2011 and October 2019 letters from the administration which said a penal rent 50 times that of the normal fee was imposed on him for overstay in a Sector-7 accommodation upon his transfer to Delhi in June 2010(HT Photo)
HC, Dhesi, who retired as chief secretary in June 2019, has sought the quashing of March 2011 and October 2019 letters from the administration which said a penal rent 50 times that of the normal fee was imposed on him for overstay in a Sector-7 accommodation upon his transfer to Delhi in June 2010(HT Photo)

HC notice to Chandigarh admin on former chief secretary’s plea on rent penalty

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Dhesi told the court that he was being charged 3.23 lakh penal rent out of a total of 6.59 lakh by the administration for overstay in a government accommodation
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HT Image

Finally, ISBT Mohali back in business as Punjab, Pepsu start services

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 09:40 PM IST
All Punjab and Pepsu Roadways buses are now operating from the station following suspension of services in Chandigarh’s Sector 43 ISBT because of increased Covid-19 cases
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore decided to waive 25% fixed electricity charges for two-and-a-half months in UT.(REUTERS)
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore decided to waive 25% fixed electricity charges for two-and-a-half months in UT.(REUTERS)

25% fixed electricity charges for two-and-a-half months to be waived in Chandigarh

UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:10 AM IST
The fixed charges are paid separately over and above the consumption charges
Punjab University employees coming out from the administrative block on Wednesday.(RAVI KUMAR/HT)
Punjab University employees coming out from the administrative block on Wednesday.(RAVI KUMAR/HT)

Hiccups on Day 1 as Panjab University reopens offices

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 11:40 AM IST
More than the permissible number of employees allowed showed up for employees resulting in some being sent back
Chandigarh, India April 14, 2020: Police checking vehicles during the nationwide 2 nd phase of lockdown against Corona Virus at Chandigarh and Zirakpur Border in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Photo by Sanjeev Sharma/HT
Chandigarh, India April 14, 2020: Police checking vehicles during the nationwide 2 nd phase of lockdown against Corona Virus at Chandigarh and Zirakpur Border in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Photo by Sanjeev Sharma/HT

Chandigarh, get ready to pay more for liquor, petrol

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The administration says the additional cess on is aimed at generating revenue amid the lockdown
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