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Amit Shah to chair Northern Zonal Council meeting Amit Shah to chair Northern Zonal Council meeting


Chandigarh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council here on September 20, it was announced on Wednesday.

The meeting of the Northern Zonal Council comprises Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The Haryana Chief Minister is the Vice Chairman and the host.

Ex-Pak Hindu lawmaker seeks political asylum in India Ex-Pak Hindu lawmaker seeks political asylum in India

 

Chandigarh, Former Hindu lawmaker from Prime Minister Imran Khans Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Baldev Kumar, on Tuesday sought political asylum from New Delhi.

He is staying with his wife Bhavana and two children in his in-laws house in Punjab's Khanna town for over a month.

"Minorities in Pakistan are not feeling secure and they have been denied rights. There is an increase in atrocities and target killings. I was put behind bars for two years," the former MLA from Barikot (reserved) seat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly told reporters in Khanna, some 100 km from the state capital here.

Cop pens song urging motorists against traffic violations Cop pens song urging motorists against traffic violations

 

Chandigarh, A baton wielding police personnel in Chandigarh has wielded a pen to write lyrics advising motorists that they can't escape for a song after committing traffic violations.

Assistant Sub Inspector Bhupinder Singh, posted in the traffic wing of Chandigarh Police, is urging motorists through song not to violate traffic rules, as the amended Motor Vehicles Act provides for hefty fines.

In a Punjabi song shared by the Chandigarh Police on its Twitter handle, Singh said many people are killed in road accidents and fines for traffic violations were low, which failed to deter violators.

Javadekar calls on 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh Javadekar calls on 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh



Chandigarh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday called on legendary athlete and 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh at his residence here, as part of BJP's Sampark Abhiyan to reach out to leading members of society.

The athelete showed black and white photos of his achievements and medals displayed in his dining hall to the Minister, who was accompanied by city BJP President Sanjay Tandon,

Adviser holds State Level Meeting of Road Safety Council Adviser holds State Level Meeting of Road Safety Council

 

.Chandigarh. A State- Level road safety council meeting held under the Chairmanship of Sh.Manoj Parida,IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Union Territory Chandigarh,today to discuss and deliberate on the issues in order to curb traffic rules violation and implement stricter traffic discipline among the traffic commuters.

At the outset, Sh.Shashank Anand,SSP Traffic welcomed all the Council members including Sh.Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Home,Sh.Ajoy Kumar Sinha,Finance Secretary, Sh.Mandip Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Sh.K.K.Yadav,Commissioner Municipal Corporation and many eminent senior officials from concerned departments and highlighted the base and purpose of the meeting.

Unity in Diversity is the fundamental characteristic of Indian Culture: - Governor V.P. Singh Unity in Diversity is the fundamental characteristic of Indian Culture: - Governor V.P. Singh

 

 

 

Chandigarh,

The Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Shri V.P. Singh, inaugurated the 'Indian Culture: Unity in Diversity' National Seminar organized by Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati Society at Raj Bhawan to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. The National Seminar organized in the leadership of Ambassador of Peace Acharya Dr. Lokeshji.

Bomb scare in Chandigarh's Elante mall Bomb scare in Chandigarh's Elante mall



Chandigarh, The bomb threat in a high-end shopping mall, crowded with shoppers owing to a holiday on the occasion of Eid, on Monday finally turned to be hoax, police said.

Police, along with bomb disposal and anti-sabotage teams, conducted intensive searches of the Elante Mall after getting it vacated of all people.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Nilambari Jagdale, told the media that the police control room got a call that explosives had been planted in the mall.

 It’s time to  make Chandigarh TB Free-Dr. G. Dewan It’s time to make Chandigarh TB Free-Dr. G. Dewan

Chandigarh,  “ It’s time to End TB and make Chandigarh TB Free” Said Dr. G. Dewan, Mission Director-NHM Cum-Director Health Services while inaugurating, ACSM workshop (Advocacy Communication Social Mobilization) at Auditorium, SIHFW, GMSH-16, Chandigarh. He further said, its time to generate awareness and end stigma attached with TB by using all the means of communication. It has been possible to control the spread of TB with planned and sustained efforts of Health Department.

Meeting held to review the status of bore-wells  in Chandigarh Meeting held to review the status of bore-wells in Chandigarh

 


Chandigarh, A meeting was convened by the Deputy Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh to review whether there are any open bore-wells/tube-wells in Chandigarh, to take preventive measures and also put in place a mechanism to ensure regular checking.

Permissions in Chandigarh are granted primarily by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, Engineering Department, UT, Chandigarh and LAO Office. 

A ‘Chhabeel’ was organized by management of Apollo Hospital A ‘Chhabeel’ was organized by management of Apollo Hospital

Chandigarh A ‘Chhabeel’ was organized by management of Apollo Hospital Sector 8  The ‘chhabeel’ was organized by Dr. Gursimran and Dr. Narula. On the occasion Sanjay tandon president bjp chandigarh distributed the sweet water. He appreciated the initiative by the organizers and said providing cool water in this scorching summer is the most pious deed. He said, this is an old tradition which has continued through generations. BJP district president Hukam Chand, Prince Abdula and Sanjay Puri were also present on the occasion.

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in Punjab, Haryana Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in Punjab, Haryana



Chandigarh, Muslims ended their month-long Ramadan fast on Wednesday in Punjab and Haryana, marking the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.

A large number of believers assembled in mosques and Eidgahs and offered special prayers.

Abdul Rashid at Chandigarh's Sector 20 Jama Masjid said: "It is a festival of brotherhood and unity. We have invited people to our home for community feast."

Showers bring relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana Showers bring relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

 

Chandigarh, Thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in parts of Punjab and Haryana early on Tuesday brought much relief from the heat wave prevailing over the region.

At many places, the maximum temperature hovered close to the 44 degrees Celsius mark for almost a week.

Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were also lashed by rain.

Heat wave leaves Chandigarh's Garden of Silence deserted Heat wave leaves Chandigarh's Garden of Silence deserted



Chandigarh, Chandigarh's Garden of Silence lived up to its name on Sunday with people skipping it due to extreme hot weather in the city.

Situated at the regulator end of the Sukhna Lake, the Garden of Silence is a place where people meditate, both in the morning and late evening. On holidays and weekends, it is flooded with locals and tourists.

Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families


Chandigarh, In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here.

The surgery was performed by doctors led by Priyadarshi Ranjan, Consultant with Fortis Hospital in Mohali, Punjab.

The families of Manjula Devi from Bihar and Abdul Aziz from Kashmir were looking for suitable donors since the spouses' kidneys were a poor mismatch for each other, the hospital said in a statement.

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