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City NGOs join hands with UT Forest & Wildlife dept

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

NGOs across the city joined hands with the UT Forest and Wildlife Department on Friday to maintain the green cover of the City Beautiful. Celebrating ‘NGO Day’ as a part of ‘Vanmahotsav-2013’ celebration, the NGOs planted saplings of ‘Neem’, ‘Arjuna’, ‘Ashoka’ at different places in the city. The plantation drive was...

AIDS Society conducts awareness programme

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In it ongoing sensitisation drive, Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society conducted an awareness programme for HIV/AIDS for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday. To sensitise CRPF about HIV/AIDS, an awareness workshop at Chandigarh headquarter of CRPF was conducted where a street play on the theme of HIV/AIDS was staged. The Chandigarh...

Dy CM to meet bizmen on July 30

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is set to work out the modalities of industrial growth in the State with State’s industrialists. A special meeting, between the Deputy Chief Minister and a delegation of industrialists, has been convened on July 30 primarily to listen to the grievances of the business...

Badal forms panel to ensure fertiliser supply

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

To facilitate supply of high quality fertilisers and agro-chemicals to farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday constituted an eight-member committee under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner Development (FCD). The committee has been entrusted with the task of not only regulate, but also ensuring the supply of high quality...

Liquor vend bidding to become tougher in UT

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Buying a liquor vend in Chandigarh would be a burdensome task from now onwards. The UT Administration on Thursday made further amendments in the excise rules making it more stringent for bidders of liquor vend. After increasing the amount of earnest money of liquor vends, the UT Administration has now decided...

Punjab to promote eco-tourism: Phillaur

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Government has unveiled a dedicated plan that seeks to harness the eco-tourism potential of the State. Launched in April this year, the plan is likely to be completed by mid-2016, said State Tourism Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur on Thursday. For the implementation of the plan, the State Forest and Wildlife...

Fake visa case: Punjab NRI panel asks IG to take action

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Acting upon a complaint of a girl student against UK citizens for affixing fake visa on her passport, fraud, cheating and breach of trust besides duping her of Rs 8 lakh, the Punjab NRI Commission on Thursday asked its Inspector General to take an appropriate action in the matter. Harpreet Goraya,...

Centre reprimands UT Admn over delayed tourism projects

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Union Ministry of Tourism has reprimanded the UT Administration for delay in execution of the proposed tourism projects. Coming down heavily on the UT Administration for its failure to complete tourism projects in time, the Union Ministry of Tourism has directed the officials of the Administration to expedite work on...

Cong Govt tapping phone of Dhumal, says BJP

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Manohar Lal | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Illegal phone tapping is once again snowballing into a major controversy as opposition BJP has now alleged that phones of Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal is being tapped by the Congress Government and demanded probe by a sitting judge of High Court. The allegation comes at a time when the...

Hepatitis B & C becoming common

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Nitindra Bandyopadhyay | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Almost every 12th person in the world seems to be infected with either Hepatitis B or C virus infection. In PGI itself, almost 80-100 new patients of HBV or HCV are seen per month in the liver clinic run twice a week by the Department of Hepatology of the Institute. The...

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