Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Chandigarh, to pay the last respect to S Prakash Singh Badal. Notably, after a prolonged illness, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and five times Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal (95,) passed away, on April 25. Political leaders like Rahul Gandhi, K Chandrashekar Rao and other paid tribute and expressed condolences to Prakash Singh Badal.
In Punjab’s Chandigarh, a floating solar plant of 500 kilowatts has been installed on Dhanas lake. Following the installing, the plant will soon be made operational. The plant will reportedly be used to generate electricity for the forest department, and for the three fountains which will be set up on the same lake. The fountains are expected to be installed within this month.
Alliance Air just launched its new Delhi-Chandigarh-Kullu flight routes. The airline previously utilized ATR 72 aircraft on this route, which has recently been replaced with ATR 42-600 aircraft. The airplane carrying 32 people was greeted with a water cannon salute at Kullu's Bhuntar airport. This trip was originally intended to fly on the 75th anniversary of… read-more
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A significant landslide struck at 7 Mile, a few kilometers ahead of Mandi town toward Kullu on August 5, blocking traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali highway during heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh. The district government rerouted light vehicles traveling from Chandigarh to Kullu-Manali through Kataula in order to clear traffic. Small trucks from Kullu-Manali were being dispatched from Pandoh via Gohar-Chalchowk. Meanwhile, big trucks were… read-more
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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's wedding ceremony began on July 7 in Chandigarh. The rituals have commenced at Mann's residence, and Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha has reportedly been giving live updates. Delhi CM and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal appeared as Mann's best man, reported ANI. Reportedly, Mann (48), is getting married to Gurpreet Kaur (32), a doctor, after his first marriage failed around six years ago.
The 47th GST Council is likely to hold a meeting this week, in Chandigarh. During the meeting, the members are lilkey to discuss several suggestions including changes in goods and services tax (GST) rates on a handful of items. The GST meeting headed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, comprising of representatives of all states and UTs, is to be held on June 28-29.
Hot weather conditions are rising in states like Haryana and Punjab, with the maximum temperatures hovering above normal limits in most cities. On June 8, the temperature was approximately over 44 degrees celsius, and is likely to continue in the coming days, says IMD. The environment is getting hot with heatwaves, following which people residing in Punjab and Haryana were asked to stay hydrated and avoid venturing out in Sun.
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In Chandigarh, four Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers have been arrested for allegedly conducting a fake raid on an IT firm, aiming at money extortion. On May 12, the union territory police said, the accused officers conducted a raid even when they were not posted there and had no case or mandate. Suspecting the raid suspicious, the firm informed the police, who arrested the officials and registered a case.
The UT Chandigarh Administration has shelved its plans to bar unvaccinated school students from attending physical classes following the SC order, which held that vaccine mandates are not proportionate. UT Adviser Dharam Pal, who had earlier banned unvaccinated people from public places, now admits, "Covid vaccination is optional." Parents and schools have welcomed the decision that no student should be barred from education, regardless of… read-more
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Under the orders of UT district magistrate, Chandigarh administration has imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the area, due to the ongoing demolition drive. The order has come after the apprehension that the people in the area may cause obstruction to the demolition drive. According to the order, Section 144 has been imposed in "Colony 4, Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh and within 500 meters from it periphery".