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HT Chandigarh Our Take: Art versus administration in the tricity

Is bureaucratic control of the art Akademis justified?
The thinking in Chandigarh’s art circles is that only artists will truly understand their demands.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The thinking in Chandigarh’s art circles is that only artists will truly understand their demands.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 10:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Pay 5,000 fine for not registering pet dog in Chandigarh

The bylaws state it is mandatory for dog owners to register each pet at the municipal corporation office once the canine is four months old. Only two dogs are allowed per family.
The Chandigarh Registration of Pet Dogs (Amendment) Bylaws 2020 were notified by the UT administration on Thursday.(REUTERS/For representation)
The Chandigarh Registration of Pet Dogs (Amendment) Bylaws 2020 were notified by the UT administration on Thursday.(REUTERS/For representation)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

75% drop in footfall at Rock Garden, Sukhna

Capitol Complex, a world heritage site that sees on an average 50 visitors daily, has not seen a single foreign tourist in the past couple of days.
Rock Garden wearing a deserted look on Saturday. Only 3,000 tickets were sold during the day, down from 12,000 daily. At Sukhna Lake, too, just 170 people went for boating, down from 500.(HT PHOTO)
Rock Garden wearing a deserted look on Saturday. Only 3,000 tickets were sold during the day, down from 12,000 daily. At Sukhna Lake, too, just 170 people went for boating, down from 500.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 12:44 AM IST
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By Rachna Verma

Chandigarh pitches for tourism makeover, proposes plan worth 99 crore

Chandigarh tourism department presents detailed proposal at meeting chaired by adviser Manoj Kumar Parida; to be sent to Union tourism ministry after final touches
Chandigarh tourism department presented a detailed proposal at a meeting chaired by adviser Manoj Kumar Parida. It will be sent to the Union tourism ministry after final touches.(HT File)
Chandigarh tourism department presented a detailed proposal at a meeting chaired by adviser Manoj Kumar Parida. It will be sent to the Union tourism ministry after final touches.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation conducts city’s biggest vendors’ eviction drive amid tight security

An aerial view of Chandigarh’s Sector 17, the commercial centre of the city, wears a deserted look on Friday afternoon. The vendors are conspicuous by their absence, while security personnel keep guard as the eviction drive is underway.(HT Photo)
An aerial view of Chandigarh’s Sector 17, the commercial centre of the city, wears a deserted look on Friday afternoon. The vendors are conspicuous by their absence, while security personnel keep guard as the eviction drive is underway.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Drones to keep an eye on MC’s vendor eviction drive beginning tomorrow

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Published on Dec 05, 2019 12:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

Heritage panel okays 3-tier underground parking for Punjab and Haryana high court

Chandigarh administration will need UNESCO’s permission to undertake construction work
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Updated on Nov 28, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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67 vendors at Chandigarh’s Sec 17 plaza served relocation notices

Told to shift to the allotted vending sites in Sector 15 within a month
MC officials serving notices to vendors in Sector 17, Chandigarh on Tuesday(Ravi Kumar//HT)
MC officials serving notices to vendors in Sector 17, Chandigarh on Tuesday(Ravi Kumar//HT)
Published on Nov 13, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden to become vendor-free

According to rules, only those dealing with essential commodities, like tea, shoe repair and cycle repair, will be allowed to operate in these sectors
MC commissioner KK Yadav said the process to shift vendors will begin on November 5(HT PHOTO)
MC commissioner KK Yadav said the process to shift vendors will begin on November 5(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 02, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

MC starts fining litterbugs at Sukhna Lake

While street vendors have to pay up 500 for littering, visitors, eateries and other shops will have to cough up 10,000.
Recently many non-government organisations came forward to clean the area, putting pressure on the MC to start the challan drive and deploy additional sanitation staff.(HT Photo)
Recently many non-government organisations came forward to clean the area, putting pressure on the MC to start the challan drive and deploy additional sanitation staff.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta

One-of-a-kind ‘voter awareness park’ to come up in Vikas Sadan complex

A technology park, inaugurated in 1998, was earlier located at the site, but fell into disrepair over the years and was abandoned. Ahead of the upcoming elections, the administration decided to renovate the area and create a voters’ park in its place
Spread over roughly 5,000 square feet, the park is being envisaged as a waste-to-wonder area. It is being modelled on the lines of the Rock Garden of Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Spread over roughly 5,000 square feet, the park is being envisaged as a waste-to-wonder area. It is being modelled on the lines of the Rock Garden of Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 07:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Wildbuzz: Hiss master’s voice & choice

Travellers on the Tricity’s countryside roads, too, will have observed snakes run over by vehicles in October. The reason being, reptiles slither out at night to deserted roads to seek warmth from the still-warm tarmac.
A Rock python rescued from a Rock Garden workshop on October 24.(HT Photo)
A Rock python rescued from a Rock Garden workshop on October 24.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vikram Jit Singh
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