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Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur’s tenure was to end on Wednesday. He has been granted a three-year extension.(HT file photo)

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur gets three-year extension

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Dr Bahadur was appointed to the post in 2014 and got his first three-year extension in 2017. His tenure was due to end on December 23. However, an order issued this week states that his tenure will continue for another three years.
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)

Stay safe, chance of Covid surge during Diwali, winter: PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Exercise caution and follow safety protocols, says Dr Jagat Ram, director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Mental illness is a real and potent foe which is not only rearing its head in present times, but has been presenting dangerous or at least uncomfortable life situations to millions around the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mental illness is a real and potent foe which is not only rearing its head in present times, but has been presenting dangerous or at least uncomfortable life situations to millions around the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: Mental health should be a focus area

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Considering the fact that about 7.50% of India’s population is estimated to be suffering from mental health disorders, as per WHO numbers, a lot more needs to be done than what’s happening now
The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)
The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)

Second case of firing in city within 24 hours, TikTok star hurt

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Was talking on mobile phone outside Eskobar in Sector 9 when he was fired upon allegedly by a man from Ludhiana
Former Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) state president Gurlal Brar.(Sourced)
Former Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) state president Gurlal Brar.(Sourced)

Lawrence Bishnoi aide and former student leader shot dead outside Chandigarh mall

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Sources said three men on a motorcycle fired around seven shots at Gurlal Brar reportedly to avenge the killing of gangster Davinder Bambiha’s associate Lavi Deora
Staff take off or wear their personal protective suits: A cumbersome process that takes 45 minutes.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
Staff take off or wear their personal protective suits: A cumbersome process that takes 45 minutes.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)

Armed for attack: This is what Chandigarh’s Covid combat zone looks like

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravi Kumar, Chandigarh:
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:37 PM IST
This is where high-octane action happens every day. Hindustan Times lensman Ravi Kumar takes in the sights and sounds of the Covid Care Centre in Chandigarh at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)

Numbers of Covid cases, tests drop in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Tests have dropped below the 1,000 mark since September 28, recording a low of 766 on Sunday, of which only 85 cases were positive.
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Patients have right to access hospital bills, treatment details: Mohali consumer panel

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Ludhiana-based Satrajit Sharma, who had been treated for cardiac ailments at Chandan Hospital in May 2017, paid Rs 1.50 lakh to the hospital as it was not empanelled with the insurance company whose policy he held
The electrocuted hornbill at PGIMER and (on right) a pair on a tree in Sector 4, Chandigarh.(PHOTOS: UPENDRA GOSWAMI & NEELAM MANSINGH CHOWDHRY)
The electrocuted hornbill at PGIMER and (on right) a pair on a tree in Sector 4, Chandigarh.(PHOTOS: UPENDRA GOSWAMI & NEELAM MANSINGH CHOWDHRY)

Wildbuzz: Fall of a beloved bird

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:59 PM IST
A beautiful Oriental Pied hornbill gets electrocuted and in HP a farmer shoots dead a Rock python in cold blood
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
With 21 persons recovering, the number of active cases is 649 in Mohali district.(HT Photo/For representation only)
With 21 persons recovering, the number of active cases is 649 in Mohali district.(HT Photo/For representation only)

2 deaths in Dera Bassi take Mohali Covid-19 fatalities to 21

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Chandigarh@hindustantimes.com, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The deceased included a 38-year-old man from Mubarakpur and a 70-year-old from Preet Nagar while new cases were reported from Dera Bassi sub-division, Mohali and Kharar
Fresh cases have been reported from sectors 15, 18, 26, 37, 39, 40, 45 50, 51, 55, besides the GMCH-32 campus, Bapudham colony and Raipur Khurd.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)
Fresh cases have been reported from sectors 15, 18, 26, 37, 39, 40, 45 50, 51, 55, besides the GMCH-32 campus, Bapudham colony and Raipur Khurd.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)

3 Covid-19 deaths, 28 new cases in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Deaths of two women, aged 55 and 75 years, and a man, aged 96 years, reported; fresh cases include a resident doctor from GMCH-32
Ludhiana has reported over a 100 positive cases for the fifth consecutive day, even as it recorded 104 cases on Wednesday, 120 on Thursday, followed by 105 on Friday(HT Photo/For representation)
Ludhiana has reported over a 100 positive cases for the fifth consecutive day, even as it recorded 104 cases on Wednesday, 120 on Thursday, followed by 105 on Friday(HT Photo/For representation)

Ex BJP district chief Ravinder Arora, 126 others test positive for Covid-19, 2 die in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 11:41 PM IST
The highest single day spike of 164 cases and seven deaths was recorded on Saturday
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Vehicular density linked to rise in nitrogen oxide levels in Chandigarh: Study

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 12:11 AM IST
More vehicles on roads mean higher concentration of toxic gases, states a study by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Punjab and Haryana High Court has effectively stopped PGIMER employee unions from going on strike.(Hindustan Times)
Punjab and Haryana High Court has effectively stopped PGIMER employee unions from going on strike.(Hindustan Times)

HC allows police to arrest PGIMER employees going on strike

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Deputy commissioner and senior superintendent of police asked to ensure that court orders are complied with
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 bodies on rail tracks identified: Mother killed herself, children

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The 40-year-old woman reportedly suffered from mental health problems and jumped on the tracks with her children, aged nine, seven and three, officials said.
The condition of a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 while working at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22 deteriorated when she was being treated at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16(HT Photo/For representation only)
The condition of a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 while working at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22 deteriorated when she was being treated at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16(HT Photo/For representation only)

PGIMER refuses to treat critically ill frontline Covid warrior, then admits her after 6 hours

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 02:49 AM IST
The doctor, who contracted the disease while working at the Sector 22 Civil Hospital, had been isolated at GMSH-16 when her condition deteriorated
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Patience running out in Bapu Dham Colony and Sector 30

PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Savings depleted, employers threatening to sack them, no medical help available for the ailing, people want Covid-19 restrictions in the containment zones to go at any cost
(HT FILE)
(HT FILE)

Newborn dies as Chandigarh records 29 Covid cases in biggest single-day spike

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Three-day old girl of Dadumajra couple tests positive day after death; Bapu Dham records 28 fresh cases, taking its tally to 183
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

PGIMER releases revised schedule for various entrance exam at pgimer.edu.in, check details

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 04:23 PM IST
According to the schedule, the entrance examinations for various courses will begin from June 14 to 22, 2020.
Even after a month has passed, Covid survivors in Chandigarh say most people are hostile to them, which is adversely impacting their mental health.(HT Photo)
Even after a month has passed, Covid survivors in Chandigarh say most people are hostile to them, which is adversely impacting their mental health.(HT Photo)

Defeated virus, unable to dodge stigma: Chandigarh Covid survivors

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Survivors say they are greeted with hostile stares or shifty glances from those who were once friendly neighbours
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HT Image

57-yr-old woman killed in hit-and-run at Chandigarh PGIMER campus

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 09:28 PM IST
During treatment, the mother of two succumbed to multiple head injuries
HT Image
HT Image

No new Covid-19 case in Chandigarh after three weeks, PGI sends six patients home, most in a day

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Cured cases positive indicators that our recovery rate is consistently increasing and is comparable to the best in the country, says PGIMER director Dr Jagat Ram
The 24-year-old MBBS intern was posted in the emergency ward of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the 25-year-old policewoman was a new recruit of Chandigarh Police.(Representative Image/HT)
The 24-year-old MBBS intern was posted in the emergency ward of Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, and the 25-year-old policewoman was a new recruit of Chandigarh Police.(Representative Image/HT)

MBBS intern, policewoman among six fresh Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh; count climbs to 189

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The day also witnessed two people getting recovered, taking the total to 30.
Police keeping a stringent check on vehicular movement on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur border on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Police keeping a stringent check on vehicular movement on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur border on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Curfew in Chandigarh extended till May 3, relaxation timings to be decided April 20

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 10:33 PM IST
A letter from Union home secretary to the UT admn emphasised that Chandigarh could not dilute restrictions imposed by the Centre
DEFEATING THE PURPOSE: Residents gathered on a street, giving two hoots to the PM’s appeal for social distancing, during the candlelight vigil against coronavirus in Mohali on Sunday.(gurminder singh/ht)
DEFEATING THE PURPOSE: Residents gathered on a street, giving two hoots to the PM’s appeal for social distancing, during the candlelight vigil against coronavirus in Mohali on Sunday.(gurminder singh/ht)

Crackers sound jarring note as Chandigarh tricity lights up on PM Modi’s solemn plea

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 05:23 AM IST
Crackers were burst in most parts of the tricity. In some localities, enthusiastic Bharatiya Janata Party workers resorted to sloganeering in favour of their party and PM Modi.

48% Covid-19 positive patients in Chandigarh tricity aged between 21-40

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:34 PM IST
The age bracket hit the next hardest is between 41 and 60 years at 25.7%. Senior citizens, who are above 60 years, account for 20% of the positive cases, all from Mohali
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus curfew: We are at the mercy of god, cry Chandigarh’s homeless

Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 600-bed night shelters in the city don’t accept people without ID proofs like Aadhaar
First case was reported in Chandigarh on March 18.(Anil Dayal/HT)
First case was reported in Chandigarh on March 18.(Anil Dayal/HT)

No fresh Covid-19 case reported in 3 days in tricity, 248 of 261 tested negative

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Of total 261 samples tested at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector12, 248 came negative.
Roads in Mohali’s Phase 3B1 emptied as news of a woman testing positive came to fore on Friday.(PHOTO:Anil Dayal/HT)
Roads in Mohali’s Phase 3B1 emptied as news of a woman testing positive came to fore on Friday.(PHOTO:Anil Dayal/HT)

Four more Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, one in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 01:40 AM IST
Among the positive patients are the mother, brother and cook of the Sector-21 woman, who had tested positive on Wednesday, and a 26-yr-old woman doctor visiting from London
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