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Young girls shopping for diyas at the Sector 19 market.(Keshav Singh/HT)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Happy Diwali, go for peace not pollution, care not crackers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2020 12:33 AM IST
In a year almost written off due to Covid-19, reach out to those in need to brighten up their Diwali, renew bonds with loved ones, and go eco-friendly with a vengeance, say readers
Chandigarh virtually overflowed with garbage due to the recent strike by door to door waste collectors.(HT Photo)
Chandigarh virtually overflowed with garbage due to the recent strike by door to door waste collectors.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Sweeping changes required for waste management

UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The war against waste can only be won if segregation at household level is implemented with strict penalties, collectors are allowed to profit from recycling garbage and the residents cooperate with RWAs to ensure minimum waste generation in their sectors
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
Support from the family and society can help reform youngsters and prevent them from taking to crimes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Support from the family and society can help reform youngsters and prevent them from taking to crimes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Help juveniles turn right on the route to reformation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Realisation of wrongs done is essential if a person is to be reformed, and this can only be possible through education, drilling in moral values, skills training and a chance to earn an honest living, say readers
Framing success: Talent has to be nourished to blossom.(Shutterstock)
Framing success: Talent has to be nourished to blossom.(Shutterstock)
People with special needs require support and empathy.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
People with special needs require support and empathy.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
A well coordinated effort is required to improve Chandigarh’s business environment.(HT Photo)
A well coordinated effort is required to improve Chandigarh’s business environment.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Promote city as a great business destination

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:27 PM IST
For an improved business environment the administration needs to eliminate red-tapism, allow conversion of industrial plots from leasehold to freehold, streamline the online single window system for permissions and clearances and promote the city as a business destination by organising trade fairs and exhibitions, say readers
Better equipment, skills and on-the-job training and salaries to match makes for an efficient police force.(HT Photo)
Better equipment, skills and on-the-job training and salaries to match makes for an efficient police force.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Equip police with high-tech gear, give them better pay, training

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Chandigarh police personnel need to be equipped with the latest crime-fighting technology; given reasonable working hours; better salaries, improved skills/academic training in public dealing and the ability to take challenges head-on, say readers
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
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: To improve Swachh Survekshan rankings, make haste, clear waste

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Tricity municipal corporations should take the initiative to curb wasteful expenditure and use the money to streamline the waste management system and engage the public and RWAs in maintaining cleanliness in their areas, say readers
Safety protocols need to be in place if college and university students have to write the final exams.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Safety protocols need to be in place if college and university students have to write the final exams.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Guarantee students’ safety if exit exams take place

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Readers remain divided over the University Grants Commission’s decision to complete the examination process for exit classes in colleges and universities, with some concerned about safety and sanitization measures at exam centres and others giving it the thumbs up, saying a year cannot be wasted as final year students have crucial decisions to make
With mounting expenses to ensure infection control in hospitals and adequate staff to ensure social distancing, private hospitals are passing on costs of PPE, safety kits to patients.(HT Photo (For representation only))
With mounting expenses to ensure infection control in hospitals and adequate staff to ensure social distancing, private hospitals are passing on costs of PPE, safety kits to patients.(HT Photo (For representation only))

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Subsidise PPE kits for private hospitals, don’t make patients pay

UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Governments, NGOs should ensure supply of subsidised/donated PPE kits to private hospitals, which in turn should make every attempt to cut down treatment costs for patients during this unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, say HT Chandigarh readers
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