Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit has tested positive for Covid-19, confirmed in an official statement released on August 5. As per the statement, he is not showing any serious symptoms and recuperating at his official residence here, in Chandigarh. Purohit, who is also the administrator of Union Territory Chandigarh, was found suffering from the infection and tested for Covid. He requested those in contact with him to get the test.
Jammu and Kashmir will organize the G-20 meetings in 2023, a significant meeting of the world's leading economies. This will be the first major international summit hosted in Jammu and Kashmir since the former state's special status provided under Article 370 of the Constitution was revoked and was partitioned into two union territories in August 2019. On June 23, Union Territory administration established a five-member high-level committee… read-more
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The Annual Saudi Arabia Hajj pilgrimage started from June 5, after being suspended for two-years amid Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022, the first batch of 145 pilgrims from Jammu & Kashmir left for the hajj. FromJthe union territory, 6,000 pilgrims have been selected for this year's Hajj. "All arrangements have been put in place," said executive officer of the J&K Hajj Committee Abdul Salam Mir. Furthermore, pilgrims tested Covid-19… read-more
Jammu and Kashmir's Apni Party leader Vikram Malhotra resigned from the party on June 1. In his resignation, Vikram cited "lack of any coherent policy or program for the future" reason, saying the AP has become a reflection of the National Conference and PDP. Vikram Malhotra who was a Congress leader joined the Apni Party in 2019 when it was formed under the leadership of Altaf Bukhari.
The Union Territory of Puducherry has yielded Rs 600 crore this year, as way of GST (Goods and Services Tax), said Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, on May 10. Reportedly, this is the highest revenue Puducherry has ever made by way of GST. Furthermore, she stated that over 8,000 enterprises contributed to the revenue. She then praised the GST department for their development.
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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".
Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) introduced the Laparoscopic skill lab first time in Jammu & Kashmir UT. According to Dr. Abdul Rouf, the Medical Superintendent, JLNM has taken the initiative to initially train the JLNM medical staff, following which staff from other hospitals will be called. The lab is well-equipped with necessary objects. The Directorate of Health Services is planning to set up more such labs in the valley.
The administration of Chandigarh (UT) lifted all the COVID-19 restrictions, implemented in 2020, when the first wave of the Chinese virus broke out. As the COVID-19 cases are declining, the Chandigarh government lifted restrictions like curfew, mask-wearing, and social distancing, under section 22 of the Disaster Management Act. Furthermore, there will be no penalty for not wearing face masks in public places. The revoked restrictions come… read-more
Union FM Nirmala Sitharaman presented 2022-2023 Budget for Jammu & Kashmir, on March 14, during the Union Budget Session. As per PTI, Sitharaman announced Rs 1.42 lakh crore budget for the union territory. Furthermore, the Union Ministry approved additional Rs 18,860.32 crore for supplementary demands of 2021-2022. Notably, the budget was presented on March 14, followed by a discussion on the same which was objected by the… read-more
Employees of the Chandigarh Electricity Department called for a three-day strike, starting from February 23. The protest is against the Union Territory Government, which had announced a "power privatisation". Opposing the same, the strike has been organised, resulting in a power outage in Punjab's Capital. Reportedly, elderly people and kids are suffering as there is no electricity. The protestors demanded a solution for the issue.