Press Club demands action against persons who threaten journalists

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The governing body of the Chandigarh Press Club has condemned misbehaviour with journalists by Jat protesters at Jasia village in Rohtak today.

Chandigarh government schools foot the electricity and water bills

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: The figures are telling lakh of rupees spent on rash of meetings and wastage of public funds on purchases thereafter. But the Chandigarh Administration has no fund to pay the electicity and water bills of government schools in the city. The city, at present, has 115 government schools with over 1.60 lakh student strength studying from Class Nursery to plus two.

Rajiv Thakur wins Free Tab in the first day of Rose Festival

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Rajiv Thakur S/o Naradhu Ram, resident of Sector-39 C, Chandigarh has been declared as the lucky winner of a brand new Tab for the 1st day at Chandigarh Rose Festival. The winner was announced by the Punjabi Singer-Garry Sandhu during his live performance on the stage.

From frypan into the fire--find themselves SSA volunteer teachers of Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Y.S.RANA
CHANDIGARH  : Those who played key role in bringing children of beggars and underprivileged sections of society to the classroom and contibuted their bit in the literacy percentage found themselves out of the frying pan into the fire. Forty-six SSA volunteers who were shown door in October last year after 14 years of service again rushed to the education department, Chandigarh to meet the senior officials. These volunteers had also worked at Rs 289 per month. 

Lucky winners to get Tabs & Laptop in Rose Festival, Chandigarh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Visitors would be able to get chance to win a lucky tab and laptop daily in the 3 days Rose festival organized by Chandigarh Tourism from 17-19th Feb at Rose Garden, Sector-16, Chandigarh. The event is supported by Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh as an education partner.

UT industry department holds valedictory function for small start ups

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Dr. Tapasya Raghav, IAS, Director of Industries, UT Chandigarh distributed certificates to 90 participants at the valedictory function of Entrepreneurship Development Programme sponsored by her Department and organised by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh.

Panjab University Rose Festival begins

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : The 8th Panjab University Rose Festival will start from 10.02.2017. Result of photography competition were declared today. The winning photographs will be put on display at the time of inauguration of Rose Festival on 10.02.2017 at 2:00 pm. The winners will be awarded at 6:30 pm on 10.02.2017 at Old Convocation Ground, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh school kids give 'Thank you' cards to Army personnel

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Army personnel were in for a surprise on Tuesday when students of Chandigarh-based schools handed over 'Thank you' cards to them for their selfless and gallant service to the nation.

Diary 2017 of Chandigarh admn. wides the divide between MP and IAS

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : Resentment is brewing among various departments of the Chandigarh Administration with distribution of Administration's diary 2017. The diary brought out by the UT Administration for 2017 makes an interesting though ironical contrast with the one last year. 

National Lok Adalat to be held on February 11 in Chandigarh

Punjab News Express/Y.S Rana
CHANDIGARH-National Legal Services Authority under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, will be organizing National Lok Adalat on February 11 next in Chandigarh under guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron-in-Chief, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh and Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Jeyapaul, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Administrative Judge, Chandigarh Sessions Division. 

Chandigarh education department fairest to fair sex

Punjab News Express/Y. S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : Teachers form the third largest workforce among white-collared employees. While gender inequalities prevail in the Administration, a point to reflect is that Chandigarh seems to be fairest to fair sex in one matter if the data of female teachers in government schools is of any indication. Female constitutes 45 per cent of total city’s population, has 82 per cent teachers in Chandigarh government schools. Fair sex fairs well at primary and upper levels in education across the country. 

Workshop on "Chandigarh Urban Observatory" starts at PU

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: A two-day workshop on "Chandigarh Urban Observatory" was inaugurated this morning by a high-level panel comprising Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University (PU), Shri Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary UT, Dr. Manoj Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology, Mr. David Lelliott, British Dy. High Commissioner, Dr. Javed Agrewala, Director IMTECH and Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Director, Chitkara University delivered special addresses.

Punjab Governor asks Chandigarh Traffic police to be tough with the law breaking youngsters

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor Punjab and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh has categorically asked the Chandigarh Traffic Police to be tough with the law breaking youngsters who drive vehicles in a careless manner and no traffic violator should be spared.

Chandigarh admin approve two schemes for old citizens and acid attack victims

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: Old is gold but it is not so when it comes to old people. This ‘gold’ may not lose its shine, the National Legal Services Authority has stepped in.Take note of systematic and continuous abuse of the old people, the National Legal Services Authority has announced two Schemes one for senior citizens and other for victims of acid attack.

BJP's Asha Jaiswal elected Mayor of Chandigarh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : BJP's Asha Jaiswal was today elected as the new Mayor of Chandigarh.

RCED gives new hope to unemployed youth

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: Sandeep Joshi, Leena Rikhi and Shelja Sood are few of a long list whose hope has replaced despair in their lives. The unemployed of yesterday have become employed today and what was a liability has been turned into an asset. And the agent that has brought about this change in the lives of thousands of unemployed youth is Regional Centre for Entrepreneur Development (RCED), Chandigarh.

Patient registration free in Chandigarh government hospitals

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Patients coming to the government health facilities in Chandigarh Union Territory no longer require to pay a registration fee, the Health Department said on Tuesday.

CBI arrests Chandigarh Police official in bribery case

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a head constable posted at Police Station, Sector-31, Chandigarh for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.5,000 from the complainant.

Khattar to go to 50 villages never visted by any minister, officer

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Monday that he will visit 50 such villages in the state where neither any minister or officer of the level of Sub Divisional Magistrate have ever visited.

Chandigarh school kids adding strength to 'Wall of Kindness'

Punjab News Express/Jaideep Sarin 
CHANDIGARH : It is an act of kindness and gratitude, but veiled in anonymity.