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Peak demand: PSPCL gets go-ahead to impose power cuts

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has authorised Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to impose rotational power cuts, but with riders, to bridge the gap between demand and supply

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has authorised Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to impose rotational power cuts, but with riders, to bridge the gap between demand and supply.
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:18 AM IST

Barot, Shoja, Karol Valley: If you can’t beat the Chandigarh heat, escape it

Here are hand-picked travel destinations accessible within six hours of drive from Chandigarh where mercury won’t play spoilsport

An ancient structure standing tall in the heart of Shangarh village(Adobe Stock)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 06:36 PM IST
ByAkshi Sharma

Chandigarh airport gets hoax bomb threat email

As per information, the email, with the subject ‘two bombs’, was sent to multiple airports across the country from the ID ‘Syrianterrorist@dnmx.org at 4:50 am.

A bomb threat was received at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh, early Wednesday morning, prompting the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to beef up security and checking. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:36 AM IST
By, Mohali

Pay attention to development works in your areas: CM to AAP leaders

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday held a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and office-bearers of Gurdaspur and Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituencies

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann.
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 06:56 AM IST

Illegal occupation of NRI’s property: Chandigarh police widen probe into interstate nexus, 8 arrested

The investigation has uncovered an interstate nexus, with the accused involved in illegal occupations of other properties near the border areas of Chandigarh, including Jalandhar, Gurgaon, and Ludhiana. They specifically targeted NRI properties, exploiting the fact that these properties were often less monitored and more vulnerable to illegal occupation.

The police have so far arrested eight individuals, including the family members of a washerman and their accomplices, who belong to Tarn Taran district in Punjab. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:58 AM IST
ByNaina Mishra, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s Sector 26 mandi to be closed from 12 pm to 2 pm daily for upkeep

The decision has been made in response to concerns about the continuous movement of people and vehicles, which tend to hinder effective cleaning operations.

To ensure better cleanliness and hygiene standards, the grain, fruit and vegetable market in Chandigarh’s Sector 26 will remain non-operational from noon to 2pm, daily, starting Wednesday, the market committee said on Tuesday. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Punjab stares at power cuts as demand hits all-time high

Punjab government writes to Centre for 1,000 MW more from the central pool. The Union government is yet to respond to the state.

A PSPCL official says that if it doesn’t rain soon, authorities will have to impose power cuts as peak power demand will cross the maximum capacity of 16,000 megawatts.
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 05:44 AM IST
ByVishal Rambani/Karam Parkash

10 heritage items from Chandigarh sold for 88 lakh in US

The artefacts, designed by architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, included a pair of advocate chairs, a pair of easy armchairs, a set of a desk and chair, a pair of committee armchairs, a public bench, a set of three high stools, a pair of senate armchairs, a rare lounge armchair, a desk and office armchair, and a linen chest

The pair of advocate chairs went for the highest price of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15.79 lakh. (HT File Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

At 34.2°C, Chandigarh’s night hotter than Shimla’s peak noon

After severe heatwave conditions, Chandigarh also marked its first severe warm night of the season; relief is likely from Wednesday

A Muslim devotee takes cover under an umbrella at Jama Masjid in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

DC, SSP to be held responsible for any corrupt, illegal activity: Mann

In a strict instruction to senior officials, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday said if any official is found to be involved in corrupt or illegal activity, the deputy commissioner and the senior superintendent of police of that district will be held responsible

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann at a meeting with deputy commissioners in Chandigarh.
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 07:30 AM IST

No respite from heatwave, Bathinda sizzles at 46.9° C

There was no let-up in the ongoing heat wave conditions sweeping Punjab and Haryana for the last several days, with Bathinda reeling at 46.9 degrees Celsius on Monday

A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in Amritsar, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 06:32 AM IST
ByHTC

Chandigarh: Police hospital’s defunct machines denying patients benefits, finds audit

Constructed during 1985-90 with a provision for a 10-bed facility, the hospital building was ready for occupation in 1989; however, several critical issues have been noted regarding the functioning of this hospital.

Scrutiny of records revealed that the gynaecology and obstetrics, medicine, paediatrics and indoor wards, along with the operation theatre, were non-functional from 2019 to 2023. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 08:22 AM IST
ByNaina Mishra, Chandigarh

At 45.7°C, Chandigarh swelters at 70-year June high

At 45.7°C, the maximum temperature was the highest since June 13, when it had gone up to 45.6°C at this observatory

Visitors taking cover under umbrellas amid the searing heat at Sukhna Lake on Sunday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 08:10 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Will discuss Mohali-Rajpura link with railway minister, says Bittu

According to Bittu, a detailed project report will be prepared at the earliest for the Mohali-Rajpura broad-gauge rail link that will make short the trip by 55 km as compared to the present route of Rajpura-Ambala.

The Union minister of state for railways and food processing, Ravneet Singh Bittu, says he will not hesitate to meet the parents of separatist leader Amritpal Singh as he has come to know that “they wanted to convey something” to him.
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 06:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Educators rue PU decision to bifurcate functional English

As per NEP, functional English, which was offered as a vocational subject with three years course till now, has been bifurcated and would now be offered to the students for three semesters only

Disappointed with this bifurcation, another PCCTU member and a faculty member of functional English said, “Keeping it out of the main basket due to implementation of NEP is unfair and inaccurate. We have forwarded the request to either include the subject in the main basket or we should be allowed to be a part of the English department so that our workload does not get affected.” (Getty image)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 10:50 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Defying SC order, police stations in Chandigarh not uploading FIRs

The Supreme Court’s order mandates that all states and Union territories must make FIRs publicly accessible online, except in cases involving child abuse, sexual offences and terrorism, where privacy and national interest are cited as reasons for exemption

Perusal of the FIRs uploaded from various police stations in Chandigarh reveals significant delays and lapses. (Getty Images/Creatas RF)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByNaina Mishra, Chandigarh

The city of grey beards and green hedges

The act of nurturing plants mirrors the nurturing they once provided their own families; tt’s a meditative practice that provides both purpose and offers a sense of accomplishment; the gardens represent a connection to life and growth, even as the world around them seems to shrink

Through screens, grandparents catch glimpses of their grandchildren’s lives: a song recital, or a birthday. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 07:54 AM IST
ByPoonam Khaira Sidhu

BJP chief hits out at AAP-Cong for 7-cr revamp of cremation ground

The BJP chief said this amount could instead be used for welfare of public and MC’s own employees, who had been fighting for getting DC rates and delayed salaries

Claiming that the resolution was against public interest, he appealed to Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit not to approve it. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 10:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

New criminal laws: Chandigarh to introduce video conferencing stations for witness participation

The three newly enacted laws — the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) — will come into effect from July 1

SSP Kanwardeep Kaur addressing the media regarding the three new criminal laws at UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 09:54 AM IST
ByNaina Mishra, Chandigarh

Brace for blistering heat over the weekend in Chandigarh

The maximum temperature is expected to touch 46°C by Sunday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), making for a blistering weekend

An orange warning will also remain in effect on Saturday. Orange is the second highest of the four colour warning system used by IMD, asking people to be prepared. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

ITBP truck claims female scooterist’s life in Chandigarh

The victim, identified as Shivani, was a resident of Baltana and worked at IT Park, Chandigarh; according to police, Shivani was riding her Honda Activa around 8.30 pm, when the truck rammed into the two-wheeler and ran over her, killing her on the spot

The truck driver, Satpreet, 40, was arrested. He is facing charges under Sections 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving ) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Further investigation is underway to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident. (Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh sizzles at 45.6°C on hottest June day in 70 years

With no rain expected until the next week, as per initial forecasts, the temperature in Chandigarh is likely to remain in the same ballpark in the coming days

At 45.6°C, the all-time highest temperature for June was also recorded at the same observatory on June 8, 1995, and June 1, 2012, as well. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:54 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

Flights from Hisar to Chandigarh, five other destinations from August: CM Nayab Singh Saini

Saini, who was in Panchkula for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote air connectivity to regional airports under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of air travel with slippers will be fulfilled in Haryana as well.

Flight operations will be started from Hisar airport to Chandigarh, Ayodhya, Ahmedabad, Jaipur in Rajasthan and Jammu. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Heatwave tightens grip on Chandigarh as mercury rises to 44°C

The maximum temperature at the IMD station in Sector 39 shot up from 43.9°C on Tuesday to 44.4°C on Wednesday, 5.8 degrees above normal; this made it the hottest day since 44.5°C on June 1

Visitors taking cover from the scorching sun at the Sector-17 Plaza in Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Finally, 7 charging stations in Chandigarh ready for use

Due to an impasse between the municipal corporation (MC) and the UT administration over the installation of charging stations in parking lots had earlier delayed the operation of the charging units.

On March 8, UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit had stated that all 53 charging stations would be made functional by the end of March. Later, the authorities had assured to make the charging stations operational by the end April. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s periphery areas to get tertiary treated water for irrigation by April next year

Tertiary treated water essentially refers to sewage water that has been made suitable for irrigation after chemical treatment and sedimentation.

In a move aimed at conserving potable water, the Chandigarh department of environment has commissioned the work of laying 165 km of TT (tertiary treated) water pipelines in the city’s periphery, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was informed. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CISF constable might have been angry over Kangana'€™s previous remarks, says Punjab CM

CISF constable might have been angry over Kangana'€™s previous remarks, says Punjab CM

CISF constable might have been angry over Kangana'€™s previous remarks, says Punjab CM
Published on Jun 10, 2024 03:25 PM IST
PTI |

New innings for Manohar Lal Khattar as former Haryana CM joins Union Cabinet

Manohar Lal Khattar, the first chief minister of Haryana from the Bharatiya Janata Party, won from the Karnal constituency in the Lok Sabha election.

Former Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday was sworn in as the Union Cabinet minister.
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 08:24 PM IST
PTI |

Kangana Ranaut slapped: 3-member SIT formed to probe attack on actor-MP

Kangana Ranaut, who won her first Lok Sabha election from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, was allegedly slapped by Kaur at the Chandigarh airport on Thursday.

New Delhi, June 09 (ANI): Newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kangana Ranaut arrives for Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 09:49 PM IST
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