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The Chandigarh Administration has now sent the draft Tenancy Act 2020 to the Centre for approval.(Getty Images)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: A tenancy authority for Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:14 PM IST
The Act proposes to establish a framework for the regulation of tenancy matters (residential and commercial) and to balance the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, including fast adjudication process for resolution of disputes.
The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)
The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Can Panjab University function without a senate?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 11:59 PM IST
With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting education systems especially hard, PU authorities will find it tough to take key decisions on restarting classes and hostels without the senate
In a year that has virtually been written off because of Covid-19, it’s important that we celebrate festivities responsibly.(HT Photo)
In a year that has virtually been written off because of Covid-19, it’s important that we celebrate festivities responsibly.(HT Photo)
The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: City’s waste management system has to be fixed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Though it bettered its ranking in this year’s Survekshan at 16 from 20 last year, Chandigarh couldn’t break into the top 10 ranks of cleanest cities as the MC authorities struggle to streamline the waste collection system
NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Why we need to act now to save juvenile delinquents

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The fact that 209 juveniles were arrested last year is a telling commentary on the negative influences on youngsters today
Artists in these times need as much support as they can get.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Artists in these times need as much support as they can get.(HT Photo/For representation only)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Tricity artists need support

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Tricity artists say that programmes in some art institutes have to be updated to keep up with the modern times to prepare students for the competitive art market
A number of persons, including seniors, have been making representations to the administration for setting up long-term care homes, but the authorities have yet to act.(Shutterstock)
A number of persons, including seniors, have been making representations to the administration for setting up long-term care homes, but the authorities have yet to act.(Shutterstock)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Care home needed for adults with mental health issues

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Surprisingly, a Smart City like Chandigarh does not have community homes offering long-term assisted living for those with mental disorders
A view of Industrial Area, phase 2, Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
A view of Industrial Area, phase 2, Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: The making of a business-friendly city

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Chandigarh tied with the eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim and Tripura at the 29th position in the Business Reform Action Plan rankings for 2019
The new commission will recommend changes in the recruitment system, training and skill enhancement techniques.(HT PHOTO)
The new commission will recommend changes in the recruitment system, training and skill enhancement techniques.(HT PHOTO)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: More power to city police

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:13 PM IST
The reforms commission is expected to suggest measures to improve police infrastructure, upgrade police functioning, that is, investigation, prosecution, forensic, intelligence and training
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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
A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)
A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: It’s time for tricity to clean up its act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The blame for not developing clean and green cities rests squarely on the administrative failure and lack of accountability. All that the powers that be seem to be doing currently is passing the buck instead of coming out with a coherent time-bound strategy to improve things
Should UGC postpone the final examinations for exit classes in college and universities?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Should UGC postpone the final examinations for exit classes in college and universities?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: UGC’s decision on exams not a prudent move

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has said holding the exams will not be a wise move as Covid-19 cases could be peaking at that time, exposing the youngsters to risk of infections
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.
Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador car .(HT Photo)
Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador car .(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Let’s give a shout out to creative expression

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Authorities are not registering an Ambassador car in Chandigarh because it has art by a well known street artist and change of paintwork is not allowed. What’s your take on it?
The HRD ministry has said that schools will need to “remodel” and “re-imagine” teaching and learning methods by introducing suitable home and institutional schooling methods.(Getty Images)
The HRD ministry has said that schools will need to “remodel” and “re-imagine” teaching and learning methods by introducing suitable home and institutional schooling methods.(Getty Images)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: For online studies limit children’s exposure to digital devices

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:41 PM IST
The HRD ministry wants to limit the time students spend with digital devices to access online education as schools remain closed due to Covid-19. What’s your take on the matter?
Regular assignments and tests will help teachers assess the performance of students.(HT PHOTO)
Regular assignments and tests will help teachers assess the performance of students.(HT PHOTO)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Promote students automatically? Now is the time for innovation in education

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 10:27 PM IST
One needs to view the scenario as an unprecedented one, requiring careful manoeuvring with one objective in mind: That of the welfare of students. How will they derive the maximum benefit from this situation?
It is mandatory for dog owners to register each pet at the municipal corporation office once the canine is four months old.(Getty Images/For representation)
It is mandatory for dog owners to register each pet at the municipal corporation office once the canine is four months old.(Getty Images/For representation)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: With adopting a pet comes great responsibility

UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Increased fines for non registration of dogs will deter people from getting pets on a whim without assessing their own capacity to nurture and protect the animal and ensure it does not get into trouble
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Panjab University has miles to go after NIRF rankings

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Panjab University (PU) was 10 positions down from rank 34 to 44 among educational institutes in the country in HRD ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 list
Doing things together, like learning a new skill, reading a book, or exploring a new cuisine, helps strengthen bonds between parents and children.(Getty Images)
Doing things together, like learning a new skill, reading a book, or exploring a new cuisine, helps strengthen bonds between parents and children.(Getty Images)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: In a lockdown, set joy, creativity free in children

By HT Readers’ Take
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 02:04 AM IST
Even as the Covid-19 crisis is yet to be controlled, parents can utilise the lockdown time innovatively with their children, teaching them yoga, gardening and cooking, helping them explore art and other creative avenues and spending quality time with them to truly understand bonding within families, say Hindustan Times readers from Chandigarh
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