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Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | PNS

Chandigarh AAP leader and Former Mayor Pardeep Chhabra passes away

Chandigarh: AAP leader and former Chandigarh mayor Pardeep Chhabra,65, passed away here on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. The AAP leader's nephew Puneet Chhabra said his uncle had been undergoing treatment for jaundice and complained of ill health in the morning. "We called an ambulance to take him to PGIMER but he passed away," Puneet Chhabra said. He was co-in-charge of AAP in Chandigarh and was also chairman of the Punjab Large Industrial Development Board. He joined AAP in August 2021 after quitting the Congress.

Hry CM approves improvement of 9 ODR Roads in Karnal worth Rs 10.59 crore

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini on Tuesday granted administrative sanction for the special repair and improvement of 9 ODR roads in Karnal District. This project will cost over Rs. 10.59 crore. The roads serving rural areas of production and providing them with outlets to market centres, tehsil headquarters, block development headquarters, railway stations etc. are known as Other District Roads (ODRs). An official spokesperson stated that the projects to taken up include widening and strengthening on Karnal-Kaithal road to village Pingli Narukheri spanning 4.151 km worth Rs. 1.04 crore, Village Kachhwa to Dera Purbian road spanning 2.250 km worth Rs. 1.24 crore, village Shahpur to village Kalampur road spanning 1.650 km worth Rs. 85.22 lakh,  Strengthening on village Dabri Kalampur approach road worth more than Rs. 1.58 crore, village Kalampur to Kachhwa road spanning 3.400 km worth Rs. 95.91 lakh.

Hry Minister Trikha meets injured school children in hospital

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of State for School Education Seema Trikha on Tuesday met the school children who injured in the bus accident that took place on Monday, at Sector 6 Civil Hospital in Panchkula. She checked on their well-being and also assured the parents of all possible assistance from the government. Trikha spoke with the parents of the injured children and received feedback on the treatment being provided and also directed the hospital staff that the children receive the best possible care and attention. She inquired in detail about the medical treatment and the food arrangements for the injured children.

Students to get bus pass facility up to 150 kms: Aseem Goel 

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of State for Transport Aseem Goel on Tuesday announced that the bus pass facility for students studying in government and recognized educational institutions in the state has been extended from 60 kms to 150 kms. He informed that the discounted bus passes will be issued to all students studying in such schools/colleges/institutions within the state that are recognized by the state government or affiliated with any university or board in the state. This decision by the government is expected to benefit several students across the state and is considered a major step taken in the interest of students.

Hry Minister flags off Bus for devotees to Ayodhya

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of State for Urban Local Bodies Subhash Sudha on Tuesday flagged off a bus carrying pilgrims from Kurukshetra to Ayodhya Dham under the Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. On this occasion, the minister boarded the bus to interact with the devotees and extended his best wishes for their journey. Sudha said that under the Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana, devotees are being provided free travel to Ayodhya Dham via Haryana Roadways AC buses. He also mentioned that previously, based on the demand of devotees from Thanesar, buses have been run to Shree Khatu Shyam Mandir, Mathura, and other pilgrimage sites. He further informed that complete arrangements have been made for the devotees' journey to ensure they do not face any inconvenience on the way.

Results announced for 46 PGT Sanskrit posts

Chandigarh: Haryana Staff Selection Commission has released the results for the remaining 46 PGT Sanskrit posts under advertisement no. 4/2015, category number-16, in compliance with the order dated April 22, 2024 of the Supreme Court in SLP (C) 3263/2023. Sharing information in this regard a spokesperson of the commission stated that out of these 46 posts, candidates have been recommended for appointment against 45 posts and the result of one general post has been kept pending in compliance with CWP No. 1213/2024.

Jimpa lauds CM for enhancing cover of citizen-centric services in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa on Tuesday lauded the State Government for the further expansion of online citizen centric services available to the people thereby bringing the services at their doorsteps. Now, patwaris have been integrated into e-governance system, through their online IDs which allows citizens to access most services related to document verification from their homes. This will streamline the verification process for various certificates, including those for caste, residence, old age pension schemes, income and others, he said. The Minister emphasized that with patwaris now part of the online system, applicants will no longer need to visit their offices for verification reports as upon submission, applications will be electronically forwarded to the relevant patwari for verification. “To ensure this, higher officials will soon issue an instructional letter to field staff to providing smooth and efficient services to citizens. This directive will be applicable to all levels of the Department's hierarchy,” he added.

Sukhbir condemns registration of case against Sri Ganganagar based gurdwara head

Chandigarh: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday condemned the manner in which a case had been registered against Jathedar Tejinder Pal Singh Timma, Mukh Sevadar of Baba Deep Singh Gurdwara Sahib, Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan), for promoting anti-national sentiments when the latter had only cautioned against communally inspired utterances against the Sikh community. Calling for immediate withdrawal of false and regressive case registered against Jathedar Timma, Sukhbir said: “No case can be registered against someone who only highlights utterances which are aimed at hurting religious beliefs and sentiments of peaceful and patriotic Sikh community and calls for an end to provocative incitements to communal violence.” He appealed to Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajal Lal Sharma to give necessary directions for withdrawal of the case.

Cheema stresses enhancing GST compliance in service sector

Chandigarh: Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise, and Taxation Minister Harpal Singh Cheema, chairing a review meeting of the Excise and Taxation department on Tuesday, directed the officials to intensify efforts towards improving GST compliance in the service sector. Cheema emphasized the need for robust monitoring and enforcement to minimize tax evasion and maximize revenue collection. He also urged the officials to conduct regular audits, investigations, and outreach programs to ensure higher compliance rates. The meeting aimed to strengthen the tax administration, enhance revenue mobilization, and promote a culture of tax compliance among service sector stakeholders.

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