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.

V.P. Singh Badnore greets people on New Year eve

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shri V.P. Singh Badnore extended greetings to the people of Punjab and Chandigarh on New Year Eve.

Seven-day NSS camp by KB DAV concludes

Punjab News Express/Y.S Rana
CHANDIGARH : 7-day NSS special camp concluded at KB DAV, Sector 7 here on Friday. On concluding day the NSS volunteers pledged to support causes of the community and guarding their thought process. 

Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh V.P. Singh Badnore visits night shelters

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore made a surprise visit to the temporary Night Shelters set up by the Social Welfare Department Chandigarh late last night to take stock of the general upkeep of these shelters.

Tubewells come to the rescue of Sukhna Lake

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : The lovers of Sukhna Lake have reason to cheer up! They can now raise a toast to its long life for, the low water flow to the lake which has been soaking it up for years, no more poses a threat to this water mirror of Chandigarh. Out to put a stop to half-heartedly initiatives of the Administration, the Punjab and Haryana High court stepped in to save the lake.

Fourteen NSS volunteers selected for RD Parade in Delhi

Punjab News Express/Y.S.RANA
CHANDIGARH : Two NSS volunteers, Rohit Kumar of PG Government College, Sector11, Chandigarh and Ashima Sharma of MCM, DAV College, Sector 36-B, Chandigarh, have been selected to represent City Beautiful in the Republic Day Parade to be held in New Delhi, on January 26 next. A communiqué to this effect has been received in the office of State Liaison Officer, NSS Cell, Chandigarh, from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, New Delhi.

Chandigarh get push in enrollment of children for Aadhar card registration

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : Chandigarh Administration’s efforts to enroll children below five years of age paid dividend as city has recorded more than three-time rise in the number of children who were enrolled for Aadhaar this year. As per UIDAI data Chandigarh has achieved 68.2 per cent Aadhaar saturation to such children enrolment which was only 20.6 per cent last year. 

Chandigarh becomes first 100% Aadhar saturated city

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore today called upon the youth especially the students to ensure Chandigarh as the First Cashless City of India.

Abhinav Bindra flags off Swachhta Run at Sukhna lake

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Padma Bhushan Abhinav Bindra, Arjuna Awardee for shooting and Olympic Gold Medalist in Shooting has flagged off the “Swachhta Run” organized by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh under IEC activities of Swachh Bharat Mission at Sukhna Lake today morning.

Elante Mall provides school kids a platform to give expression to their talent

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Providing a platform to school students of the Tricity to showcase their creative skills, Elante Mall, the region’s favourite destination for shopping, food and fun, is holding a two-day pre-Christmas cultural extravaganza, which began on Tuesday with “Christamaganza”, a series of stirring performances by boys of St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

Sidhu may contest from Amritsar as Congress nominee

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi amid speculations that he would join the party.