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Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore inspects the parade in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

UT Administrator Badnore announces new housing scheme for Chandigarh

15 Aug 2018 | 6:36 PM

CHANDIGARH: A new housing scheme for the residents of the city has been announced by Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore at a function organised to celebrate Independence Day here.

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Ramkrishan Upadhyay 

Tribune news service

Chandigarh, August 15

A new housing scheme for the residents of the city has been announced by Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore at a function organised to celebrate Independence Day here.

Badnore unfurled the Tricolour at a function held at the Sector 17 parade ground on Wednesday morning.

While addressing the gathering, Badnore recounted the achievements the city had made in the past one year in the fields of education, health, infrastructure and digital payment system.

The administrator said the administration had provided houses to the economically weaker sections. The Chandigarh Housing Board will launch a new housing scheme for the general public by the end of the year. A proposal for developing a habitat project at the IT park for residential and commercial developments is also under consideration. 

The administration has announced Thursday as a holiday in all government and private schools of the city.   

Meanwhile, mayor Davesh Moudgil unfurled the national flag at a function held at the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation office.

Moudgil said the MC would construct three more multilevel parkings at Sectors 34, 22 and 17. The Mayor has also vowed to make Chandigarh number one in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan this year.

He said the city residents would soon get additional water supply as the work on the project of improving the water supply was almost complete. 

The Administartor and mayor also gave awards to those excelling in various fields. Cultural programmes were not held in the wake of the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor and former Punjab deputy CM Balramji Dass Tandon on Tuesday. The ‘At Home’ functions were also cancelled by the Governors of Punjab and Haryana.

City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon

City mourns death of Balramji Dass Tandon

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore and several leaders of political parties have expressed grief over the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.

Card Cloning

Sec 52 man loses Rs11K

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A sum of Rs 11,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from the account of a Sector 52 resident.

Cyber sleuths detain accused in Lucknow

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab state cyber crime cell has reportedly rounded up an accused in the card cloning fraud.

NDRF finds body of boy washed away in Saketri

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday found the body of a 15-year-old boy who was washed away on Monday in a rivulet at Saketri.

Rape survivor’s mother moves abortion plea

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The mother of a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a juvenile and found six months pregnant, has moved an abortion plea in the court.

SC sets aside HC ruling in eviction case

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court has set aside a judgment in an eviction case after holding that the Punjab and Haryana High Court merely cited the mantra that the landlord was the best person to decide about his need.

PGI employee shoots himself

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 26-year-old PGI employee reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a country-made pistol at his house in Dadu Majra Colony on the intervening night of August 13 and 14.

Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry

Mohali SSP gets Police Medal for Gallantry

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal has been conferred the Police Medal for Gallantry this year.

Panchkula to honour 58

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panchkula administration will honour 58 persons on the occasion of Independence Day on Wednesday.

Mohali admn to award 29 persons

15 Aug 2018 | 2:27 AM

Mohali: A total of 29 persons, including 22 government officials and five sportspersons, will get commendation certificates.

Outstanding Devotion medal for SHO

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Mohali: Inspector Harsimran Singh Ball, who has been posted as the Station House Officer at Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali, has been conferred with Chief Minister Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty.

PU to analyse remains of soldiers killed in 1857 revolt

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University (PU) has entered a research agreement with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Genrmany, to analyse the archaeological remains of soldiers, who mutinied against the British Government.

Teachers don black clothes against increased school timings

Teachers don black clothes against increased school timings

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Teachers at government schools in Chandigarh on Tuesday wore black clothes to protest against the increase in school timings by 40 minutes.

NSUI for evaluation of teachers

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) election.

Snag halts property registration in UT

Snag halts property registration in UT

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A snag developed in the online appointment system has badly affected the work at the office of the Sub-Registrar in Sector 17 here.

GMCH tender for DEXA machine raises eyebrows

GMCH tender for DEXA machine raises eyebrows

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, floated a tender to buy a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan machine, the specifications of which were suitable only to the firm that had earlier supplied a similar machine to the hospital, which had turned defunct in about three years of its installation.

CAT stays display of promotees’ list on plea of UT sub-inspectors

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh bench, on Tuesday ordered a stay on displaying a list of candidates for promotion of sub-inspectors to the rank of inspector in the Chandigarh Police till September 14.

Wife, paramour charged with 38-yr-old’s murder

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court has framed murder charges against a woman, along with her paramour and his friend, for the death of her husband.

Theft at cloth shop in Mani Majra

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Thieves decamped with material and cash from a cloth shop in Mani Majra here on Monday.

Mobile phone snatched

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

Chandigarh:Three unidentified miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a resident of Mani Majra here on Monday.

Father held for molestation

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MORINDA: A drive to make children aware of bad touch by the district police have landed a father in the police net.

Girl alleges rape, youth arrested

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi police on Tuesday arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 18-year-old girl.

Woman booked for obstructing official

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police booked Kricpy Khera and others for obstructing an income tax officer from discharging her duty during the hearing of a case against Kricpy’s husband Devinder Singh Gill.

PGI employee held with pistol, live cartridges

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The UT Police have arrested a Class IV employee of the PGI while possessing a country made pistol and five live cartridges.

Man booked for outraging 28-yr-old tenant’s modesty

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have booked a person on the charge of outraging the modesty of a woman, who was staying as a tenant in his house at Adarsh Colony in Balongi here.

Non-functional street lights trouble Zirakpur residents

Non-functional street lights trouble Zirakpur residents

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

ZIRAKPUR: Safety on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch near the Zirakpur flyover has become a major concern as most of the street lights are either shut or remain defunct causing problems for motorists and residents for the past few days, leaving the entire stretch in the dark.

Wisdom with laughter

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Well-known poets regaled the audience at a Hasya Kavi Sammelan, organised by the State Bank of India Officers' Association (SBIOA), on the eve of the Independence Day at the SBI auditorium here today.

City NCC cadets bag 14 prizes at national camp

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Cadets from the Chandigarh NCC air squadron have bagged 14 medals in various competitions at a national integration camp (NIC) organised by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana NCC Directorate at the State Police Academy in Telangana this month.

Two women held for duping man of Rs 30,000

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

NABHA:The Bhadson police have arrested two women for duping a man, Jagdeep Singh (35), a Khanna resident of Rs 30,000 after befriending him on August 11.

Blood bank centre collected 3,581 units in 2017-18

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Rotary and Blood Bank Resource Centre (RBBSRC), Chandigarh, had held 56 blood donation camps in 2017-18 in Punjab, collecting 3,581 units of blood.

Wild growth yet to be removed

Wild growth yet to be removed

15 Aug 2018 | 2:28 AM

There is a huge wild growth in the undeveloped/uninhabited area next to the Garden of Springs in Sector 53.

City under tight security for I-Day celebrations

City under tight security for I-Day celebrations

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:The Patiala Police have increased the security at all vital points in and around the city, in addition to stringent checks during night hours, ahead of the Independence Day function, to be held at the YPS Stadium.

Students celebrate I-Day at YPS

15 Aug 2018 | 2:27 AM

Patiala: The Yadavindra Public School (YPS) celebrated 72nd Independence day on Tuesday.

Health Dept collects samples from Focal Point, Devigarh

Health Dept collects samples from Focal Point, Devigarh

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:A team of officials from the Department of Dairy Development and District Health Officer collected samples of food, including milk and milk products in the district.

VC completes one year, action in probe cases still pending

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

PATIALA:Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor (VC) BS Ghuman has completed his one year as VC in the university.

NSS volunteers take out rally against drugs

15 Aug 2018 | 2:27 AM

Patiala: NSS volunteers of the Government Bikram College of Commerce carried out a rally flagged-off by principal of the college, Dr Harminder Kaur, on Tuesday.

Firing at Singer

Mohali cops bring Gugni on production warrant

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: The Mohali police have brought notorious criminal Dharminder Singh Gugni on production warrant in case of firing at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma, here.

Minister opens school building

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

MOHALI: “There is need of hour that the new generation should be given the education based on morality and ethics,” said Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, here on Tuesday.

BRIFFLY

Man found dead

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

KHARAR: A man was found dead in a paddy field near a railway track on Randhawa Road, Kharar, on Tuesday.

Top seeds have it easy

Top seeds have it easy

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Nishank Thakur downed Raidular Singh 4-2 4-0 to ease into the boys’ U-16 second round in the ongoing Roots-AITA Talent Series (TS-7) National Ranking Championship at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur on Tuesday.

Jagtar enters pre-quarters, Naresh exits

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Haryana’s Jagtar Arora eased into the boys’ U-18 pre-quarterfinals in the MCC Junior National Clay Court Championship, even as Naresh Badgujar succumbed to Maharashtra’s Atharva Sharma in the second round in Chennai on Tuesday.

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Tvesa starts favourite

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Tvesa Malik will look to consolidate her position atop the Order of Merit when she tees-off in the 11th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Strawberry boys beat Stepping Stones 3-1

15 Aug 2018 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:Divij Singh scored a brace as Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, registered a 3-1 win over Stepping Stones School in the boys’ U-17 Pre-Subroto Cup here today.

Mohali-Landran stretch a nightmare for commuters

Mohali-Landran stretch a nightmare for commuters

14 Aug 2018 | 2:34 AM

MOHALI:Commuting on around 4-km stretch of the Mohali-Landran road is nothing less than a challenge for commuters.

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