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Surya Kiran air show at Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake today

The Surya Kiran aerobatic team, which carries the motto “Always the best”, will be undertaking low-level displays over the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh this evening; the event is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm.
The Surya Kiran air show can also be viewed @suryakiran_iaf on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The Surya Kiran air show can also be viewed @suryakiran_iaf on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 05:40 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

In pics: Visitors flout Covid-19 norms at Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake

The city administration has been issuing challans at the lake to control the number of visitors but their attempt proved futile. The lake has been crowded by locals and travellers from other parts of Punjab and the neighbouring Haryana especially during the morning and evening hours.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times) 6
The city administration has been issuing challans at the lake to control the number of visitors but their attempt proved futile. The lake has been crowded by locals and travellers from other parts of Punjab and the neighbouring Haryana especially during the morning and evening hours.(Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 02:48 PM IST
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Chandigarh administration says can't rule out lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise

  • Despite the administration asking people to stay indoors and adhere to Covid-19 norms, residents were seen crowding at popular tourist site Sukhna Lake and flouting Covid-19 protocol.
Residents seen without masks and violating Covid-19 at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Residents seen without masks and violating Covid-19 at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Wildbuzz: A fawn not spared

A well-intentioned move can at times have serious repercussions
A sambar fawn speared to death on a fence within Sukhna Nature Trail.(PHOTO: DIVYE MATHUR)
A sambar fawn speared to death on a fence within Sukhna Nature Trail.(PHOTO: DIVYE MATHUR)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh

Wildbuzz: Robber of shikar booty

The harrier, a migratory bird that winters in the region’s wetlands such as the Sukhna lake and Motemajra, steals prey from not only shikaris but also avian predators
A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)
A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh

Wildbuzz: An isle of hope at Sukhna

A small island that has appeared in the Sukhna lake is keeping birds happy even as butterflies are being choosy about the plants they flutter around
Resident birds enjoying the artificial isle at Sukhna lake.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Resident birds enjoying the artificial isle at Sukhna lake.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh

No odd-even in Chandigarh markets from September 4

The decision to end restrictions was taken on Wednesday at the war room review meeting chaired by Punjab governor and UT administrator VPS Badnore.
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Updated on Sep 03, 2020 02:21 AM IST
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Panic at 3 am as floodwaters enter homes in Chandigarh’s Khuda Lahora, Mohali areas hit

MC teams sent to site after flooding reports came in from Khuda Lahora Colony to clear out clogged drains; police post under water in Baltana
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali

Sukhna floodgates opened after heavy rain in Chandigarh

Two of the lake’s three floodgates were opened early on Sunday with no confirmation on when these would be closed
Water flows over a bridge in Chandigarh’s Bapudham colony and traffic is held up after heavy weekend showers led to a rise in levels of the Sukhna Lake and streams nearby.(Keshav Singh)
Water flows over a bridge in Chandigarh’s Bapudham colony and traffic is held up after heavy weekend showers led to a rise in levels of the Sukhna Lake and streams nearby.(Keshav Singh)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

HT Readers’ Take: We would rather be safe than visit Sukhna Lake on weekends

All measures to control the transmission of Covid 19 must be welcomed and followed by the citizens, even if it means no lake visits on weekends because normalcy needs to be restored at any cost, and quickly, say readers
The Chandigarh administration has closed Sukhna Lake to the public on weekends.(Keshav Singh/HT)
The Chandigarh administration has closed Sukhna Lake to the public on weekends.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

No sense in denying people the joys of weekends at Sukhna Lake

At a time when smart thinking and planning is needed, keeping the lake out of bounds for visitors on weekends does not serve the purpose of reducing the rate of infections as no evidence exists of people contracting Covid-19 while visiting this place
People enjoying shikara boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
People enjoying shikara boating at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Token system at Sukhna, other popular spots likely

Crowds at popular spots in Chandigarh are making health and administrative officials jittery as social distancing and other safety norms are not being followed, underlining the need for restricting entry
Walkers at Sukhna Lake after lockdown restrictions following the Covid-19 outbreak were eased.(HT photo)
Walkers at Sukhna Lake after lockdown restrictions following the Covid-19 outbreak were eased.(HT photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

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

WILDBUZZ: O! To be a wagtail, skipping stones on the blue Indus

A Citrine wagtail steps and skips across summery stones at the Indus river, Spituk village, Ladakh.(PHOTO: CHOLDAN GASHA)
A Citrine wagtail steps and skips across summery stones at the Indus river, Spituk village, Ladakh.(PHOTO: CHOLDAN GASHA)
Published on Jun 20, 2020 08:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh

Covid-19 effect: Cycling now trending among Chandigarh fitness enthusiasts

Bicycle sales are increasing, old machines are coming in for repairs as people take to cycling with a vengeance after lockdown restrictions ease
There’s been a surge in cycling enthusiasts in the city after easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.(Keshav Singh/HT)
There’s been a surge in cycling enthusiasts in the city after easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 08:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal

HC order on Sukhna catchment area: Capt forms panel to devise strategy with Haryana

The HC on March 2 had declared Sukhna Lake a legal entity and ordered the demolition of unauthorised as well as legal constructions in its catchment area within three months
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Published on Mar 06, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandiagarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali

SUKHNA CATCHMENT AREA: Map demarcations were verified on ground by UT

Exercise was carried out last year, but findings have not been made public.
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Published on Mar 05, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake is a living entity with rights: HC

Court orders demolition of buildings in catchment area in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana; wants lake to be declared wetland within 3 months
The court observed that Sukhna Lake is required to be declared as a legal entity for its survival, preservation and conservation.(HT FILE)
The court observed that Sukhna Lake is required to be declared as a legal entity for its survival, preservation and conservation.(HT FILE)
Published on Mar 03, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

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

Car found parked in seating area of Sukhna Lake’s restaurant in Chandigarh, impounded

The car bearing a Punjab number is registered in the name of one Nimrat Bagga at the Mohali regional transport office
HT PHOTO(The car was left in the seating area of Mermaid Restaurant)
HT PHOTO(The car was left in the seating area of Mermaid Restaurant)
Published on Feb 09, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Wildlife corridor not on priority list of Chandigarh administration

Chandigarh Master Plan (CMP)-2031 mandates a wildlife corridor connecting the lake reserve forest and wildlife sanctuary
The corridor plan has been virtually abandoned though the administration had approved acquisition of 450 acres in Kaimbwala village for it in 2005 and acquired 50 acres in 2011.(HT PHOTO)
The corridor plan has been virtually abandoned though the administration had approved acquisition of 450 acres in Kaimbwala village for it in 2005 and acquired 50 acres in 2011.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 28, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Munieshwar A Sagar, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

HC to hear petitions on drying up of Sukhna Lake daily

Matters on construction in catchment area also to be taken up
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Published on Jan 16, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Body of 28-year-old man recovered from Sukhna

A resident of Sector 22, Arun used to work at a factory in industrial area; had left house saying that he was going to play cricket
Published on Jan 15, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan TImes, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

No relief to Sukhna Lake vendors from Supreme Court

Asked to put up their grievances before the Punjab and Haryana high court
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Published on Dec 10, 2019 01:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, 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

22-year-old man’s body fished out of Sukhna Lake

Family had lodged a missing complaint two days ago; his bike was recovered near the lake
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Published on Nov 13, 2019 01:20 AM IST
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HT Correspondent, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

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

Pollution: Karva Chauth rituals add to Sukhna woes

In 2007, the administration had banned the celebrations of religious festivals like Chhath Puja at the lake
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Published on Oct 19, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
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