February 23, 2021
Clean and fit: Ripu Daman Bevli would pick up litter after jogging as a cool-down exercise well before plogging gained ground
Clean and fit: Ripu Daman Bevli would pick up litter after jogging as a cool-down exercise well before plogging gained ground×
If you see garbage lying on the streets, remove it, says a dedicated plogger on a clean-up drive
*Ripu Daman Bevli quit his job as an IT professional and decided to promote plogging, an environment-friendly fitness trend that involves picking up trash while jogging
*The ‘Ride For Change’ campaign will be launched on August 15 from Delhi and will cover the Golden Quadrilateral route of Delhi-Mumbai-Bengaluru-Chennai-Kolkata
Gurugram: Man's body with injury marks found in bushes
Tue, Dec 15 2020 12:03 IST
Corpse.. Image Source: IANS News
Gurugram, Dec 15 : A patrolling team of the Gurugram Police recovered a body of a man with injury marks on his face in the Sector 29 area, police said on Tuesday.
According to the police, Constable Ajay Kumar, who was posted in a police control room, was on patrol with other police personnel on Monday when he located the body of a man lying in a pool of blood in a bush in front of the Leisure Valley park.
Kumar immediately informed the police control room about the body. A police team along with a forensic expert visited the spot and collected the evidence and information about the deceased.
Farmer protests: Support pours in from urban areas, abroad
A car rally was organised in Brampton city of Canada where over 300 NRIs settled in Brampton participated. They also staged a protest outside the Indian passport office and were holding hoardings in support of farmers.
December 7, 2020 12:47:50 pm
Punjab Cabinet Minister Vijayinder Singla presented a cheque worth Rs 5 lakh to the family of Dhanna Singh who lost his life in a road accident near Bhiwani on his way to Delhi. (Express Photo)
Notice boards spring up in markets
Two ahead of a
‘Bharat Bandh’ announced by farmer unions from Delhi after talks with the Centre failed, the movement has started gathering support in urban areas as well. On Saturday night, boards that said ‘We support farmers’ and ‘December 8, Bharat Bandh’ sprung up in Ludhiana’s popular market Sarabha Nagar market. The market will remain closed on December 8. The Hotel and Restaurant Association has also announced to stay closed that day. Boards in support of farmers have also come up on the Mall Road of Ludhiana.
Serial killer arrested in Gurugram, says wanted to show world what I can do
Serial killer arrested in Gurugram, says wanted to show world what I can do
A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering three people on three consecutive nights last week in Gurugram. The accused revealed that he killed the strangers as he wanted to show world what he can do, police said.
UPDATED: December 5, 2020 09:40 IST
The police had scanned footage of around 250 to 300 CCTV cameras to arrest the accused. (Representational Image)
A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering three people on three consecutive nights last week in Gurugram.
Beginning next month, bike-sharing project to be completed next year
Officials of the Chandigarh Smart City Limited said that 100 cycles will be run initially in the Cycle 4change challenge programme. All these bikes will be stationed at Sukhna Lake, Leisure Valley, sectors 15, 16, 17, 34, 35, PGI, Rock Garden and Sector 43 ISBT.
November 18, 2020 11:35:17 am
Smartbikes during a cycling event at New Lake, Sector 42, Chandigarh. (File)
The much-awaited and much-delayed public bike-sharing project will begin next month in Chandigarh.
Officials of the Chandigarh Smart City Limited said that 100 cycles will be run initially in the Cycle 4change challenge programme. “This number will be increased to 200 by December 15,” the official said. He stated that the main project work will go on simultaneously that will be completed by December 2021.
Need to make process of testing easier for public, says Chandigarh doctor
“In these times, many are reluctant to go to hospitals for testing, for fear of infection, long queues, waiting time. Many people don’t know that they require a prescription to get themselves tested," a senior doctor from GMCH-32 said.
Written by Parul
| Chandigarh |
Updated: September 14, 2020 1:12:15 am
On September 26, three more volunteers at the PGIMER were given the dose of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield and ten more people were screened. (Representational)
In the last one week, the city has seen a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, with the total tally of cases in the UT now 6987. PGIMER has 216 COVID-19 in the NHE as of Sunday and doctors say testing is the only tool to contain the spread of infection. While Panchkula has 19 centres to test its population, Chandigarh has only three — PGIMER, GMCH 32 and CSIR-IMTECH, Sector 39, all three of which are grappling with an increasing load.
India Coronavirus Updates, September 11: BITS Pilani study says India might have 7 million cases by Oct
India Coronavirus Update: There are 9,43,480 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 20.68 per cent of the total caseload.
Updated: September 11, 2020 4:02:10 pm
A medic collects samples at a Delhi govt dispensary in New Delhi. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)
Coronavirus India Updates: India’s Covid-19 caseload sprinted past 45 lakh and the death toll climbed to 76,271 with a record 96,551 infections and 1,209 fatalities being reported in a day, while the recoveries crossed 35 lakh on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total Covid-19 cases mounted to 45,62,414, while the recoveries surged to 35,42,663, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Amrapali case: SC asks Centre to step in to reduce interest rate for funding stalled projects
SBICAP informs SC that it may be difficult to fund Amrapali projects below 12 percent interest
The Supreme Court on August 31 asked the Centre to step in and reduce the rate of funding for completion of stalled Amrapali projects after SBICAP Ventures (SBICAP), the financial institution that manages the stressed asset fund, informed the apex court that it may be difficult to reduce the rate of interest from 12 percent.
“The government may have to consider a sovereign guarantee as this is a court monitored project,” Justice Arun Mishra said at the hearing.
City author Sakoon Singh speaks about the art of writing, essence of Punjab in her debut book
In the book, Sakoon dwells on the burning issues of the region, like drug addiction, and also evoke the anguish caused by the Partition.
Written by Varun Das | Chandigarh |
August 24, 2020 1:55:52 am
Front cover of Singh’s book, ‘In the Land of the Lovers.’
“Writing demands discipline and exactitude,” believes debut author Sakoon Singh, whose first novel ‘In the land of the lovers: A Punjab Qissa’ hit the shelves in April this year. The book that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Punjab, revolves around the life of an idealistic, young woman based in Chandigarh.
Police with the 16 recovered cycles after the arrest of the accused. (Express photo)
An many as 17 bicycles approximately worth Rs 2.25 lakh were recovered after the arrest of a cycle thief, Neemkanta, 38, of Kansal village Friday.
Police said that the one Adesh Kumar of Khuda Ali Sher village had reported that he had come to Leisure Valley, Sector 10, for morning walk on August 20.
He parked his cycle in the parking lot. On returning from the walk, he found that his bicycle was missing, following which he informed the police.
A few hours later the suspect was nabbed from near Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, while riding the stolen bicycle.
Security deployed at the Sukhna Lake on Saturday. Kamleshwar Singh
ALL ENTRY and exit points of Sukhna Lake, including at the rear, facing the stairs from the side of Golf Club Range, were sealed by installing barricades early Saturday morning, following the UT administration’s decision to close the lake for visitors on weekends.
A few people, who were not aware about the decision, went to the lake but were turned away.
Though people are allowed to enter the UT Forest area behind the Lake Club, the UT forest department guards were instructed to not allow any unnecessary visitors to enter the forest area. Around 24 police personnel, including home guard volunteers, were deployed around the lake. The barricades were installed around 4 am. “People unaware about the decision of closing the lake on weekends arrived, but they turned away after being informed of the move. Cyclists came and returned after doing brief exercises in the parking lot for the vehicles,” said sources.
The charter was issued by NBCC in the wake of the July 10 order by the Supreme Court, asking homebuyers to help infuse working capital into the state-owned company.
NOIDA: Amrapali homebuyers awaiting flats will have to start paying their dues in easy instalments from August, as per a payment plan issued by NBCC.
The charter was issued by NBCC in the wake of the July 10 order by the Supreme Court, asking homebuyers to help infuse working capital into the state-owned company. NBCC has said it will start the delivery of the 44,000 pending flats from January 2021.
NBCC has split the pending projects into three groups. The first group includes Zodiac, Sapphire-I, Sapphire-II, Silicon-I, Princely Estate, Platinum & Titanium, and Leisure Valley Villas. The delivery deadlines of these seven projects are between January 2021 and June 2021.
Ludhiana: The city where green cover is already lacking, certain green belts and parks have been ‘abandoned’ by the civic body in the absence of manpower and finances. These green belts and public parks can be developed into lush green spaces for the public and green lungs of the city but for the past so many years no attention is being paid towards the same.
The green belts along the old GT Road have been crying for attention for a long time. The boundary walls are damaged and at some places people have even started throwing debris inside. The fountains are not functional and are damaged. Similarly, the green belt near Cheema Chowk got vanished completely due to the ongoing construction work of an elevated road project. The construction material has been kept in the green belt and it has lost its sheen completely.
Letting pet defecate in open to attract Rs 5,000 fine, registration fee increased to Rs 500
A visually impaired person keeping a pet dog is exempted from the registration fee.
July 3, 2020 12:16:55 pm
A visually impaired person keeping a pet dog is exempted from the registration fee. (Source: File Photo)
The Chandigarh administration Thursday issued a notification regarding the amended Pet Dog Bye-laws, 2020, increasing the pet registration fee from Rs 200 to Rs 500 along with a fine amount of Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.
UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore gave his nod to the proposed notification under the title Chandigarh Registration of Pet Dogs Bye-Laws (Amended), 2020.