Chandigarh declared aspiring leader in State Startup Ranking 2021

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 5 UT Chandigarh has been ranked as an Aspiring Leader in developing a strong startup ecosystem in the union territory by the Department for…

Littering streets of Chandigarh? Be ready to pay fine of Rs 11,576

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 5 The next time you plan to dump garbage on city roads, think twice, as the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh is dealing toughly with such…

MCC cracks down on defaulters who litter on public places

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 5 The next time you plan to dump garbage on city roads, think twice, as the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh is dealing toughly with such…

D.H.&F.W. instructs PSA plant staff to monitor the parameter regularly, maintain cleanliness & adequate fire fighting equipments in all oxygen facilities

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 4 Director, Health & Family Welfare, Chandigarh Administration, Dr. Suman Singh along with D.M.S (G.M.S.H.-16), Dr. Paramjit Singh and Nodal Officer (Oxygen), Dr. Manjeet…

In Mohali, 5 die in week due to Covid-related complications

Mohali, July 4 The district reported five deaths due to Covid-related complications in the past one week, taking the toll to 1,155. The overall positive count in the district has…

71 contract coronavirus in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, July 4 The city witnessed 71 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the active caseload to 486. While there was no fresh fatality, 76 patients recovered from the disease.…

3 shots fired outside Panchkula café, attacker’s aide injured

Panchkula, July 4 Three shots were fired at a Sector 11-based café lounge in the wee hours today, injuring a man accompanying the attacker. A bouncer was also injured as…

‘Sex Laws in India’ book released in Chandigarh 

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 3 Justice M.M. Kumar, former Chief Justice of J&K High Court and former President of National Company Law Tribunal and presently a Member of…

Election rules to be amended in Chandigarh, CEO reviews work of officials

Chandigarh, July 3 A meeting under the Chairmanship of Dr. Vijay Namdeorao Zade, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), UT, Chandigarh with the District Election Officer, Electoral Registration Officer and all…

Rain likely for next 5 days in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, July 3 Rain is likely to continue for the next five days in the tricity. “Isolated rain with isolated thunderstorm/lightning is very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab on…

Chandigarh to start linking Aadhaar with voter ID card from August 1

Chandigarh, July 3 The UT Election Department will implement the latest amendments to the election rules in the city from August 1. The UT Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) chaired a…

70 more contract Covid infection in Chandigarh

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 3 The city saw 70 cases of Covid on Friday, taking the active caseload to 546. While there was no fresh fatality, 96 patients…

16 traders challaned in Panchkula for possessing single-use plastic items

The Fact News Service Panchkula, July 2 Cracking down on those using single-use plastic, the local municipal corporation today issued challans to 16 shopkeepers in different markets of the city…

Man stoned to death; wife, paramour held

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 2 The Government Railway Police have arrested a woman and her paramour for allegedly stoning the former’s 49-year-old husband to death and dumping the…

On National Doctors’ Day, Chandigarh Welfare Trust organizes third free health check-up camp at Manimajra

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 1 Doctors are essential for any society for they are the life saviors and the medical profession is one of the noblest professions in…

Chandigarh records 69 new COVID cases

Chandigarh, July 1 Chandigarh reported 69 new COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 65 patients have been…

Chandigarh: 4 officers assigned new charges

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 1 The Chandigarh administration has assigned new charges to four officers.

Rtn Vinod Kapoor is 2022-23 President of Rotary Chandigarh

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 1 Rtn Vinod Kapoor, one of the leading retailers of Tanishq Jewellery and Titan Watches stores in Tricity, is the new President of Rotary…

Chandigarh MC pulls all stops to drain out accumulated water within 30 minutes after heavy rain

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, July 1 The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh put its best efforts to drain out the accumulated water within 30 minutes after rain. The 18 teams of…

Chandigarh achieves 2nd rank in ‘Telecosultation at Health & Wellness Centres’

Chandigarh, July 1 The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India has announced that Chandigarh has achieved the second rank in the country among Union Territories in Telecosultation…

Chandigarh administration all set to tackle monsoon problems

Chandigarh, June 30 As monsoon is likely to reach Chandigarh in the first week of July, UT Adviser Dharam Pal on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness in the city in order…

COVID cases in Chandigarh keep increasing, 85 new cases reported

Chandigarh, June 30 Chandigarh reported 85 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 36 patients have been…

Vedantu student from Chandigarh secure top rank in KVPY exam

Chandigarh, June 30 Vedantu – a pioneer in LIVE online learning, on Wednesday announced that 10 of their star students have secured ranks in the top 100 in Kishore Vaigyanik…

Union Finance Minister chairs Day 2 of 47th GST Council meet in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 30 Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the second day of the two-day meeting of the 47th Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The…

Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked for traffic in Mandi following landslide

Mandi, June 29 The Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked between Mandi and Kullu following a landslide at 4 Mile near Mandi bus stand. Since morning it has been raining heavily in…

Travel time to reach Chandigarh airport will reduce; planning underway

Chandigarh, June 29 UT Adviser Dharampal chaired a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue of synchronising the traffic lights and creating green channel for the purpose of reducing travel…

Banwarilal Purohit flags off Prototype Electric Bus of 2nd lot

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 29 UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit flagged off the prototype electric bus of the second lot of 40 electric buses to be procured by CTU…

COVID cases in Chandigarh keep increasing, 96 new cases reported

Chandigarh, June 29 Chandigarh reported 96 new COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 79 patients have been…

Covid: 1 more succumbs in Mohali, 42 +ve

Mohali, June 28 One more person succumbed to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 1,152 in the district. The deceased, a 55-year-old man,…

MHA gives approval to 24×7 water supply in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 28 The Ministry of Home Affairs today gave the final nod to the proposal of the UT Administration for the externally-aided project of the MC for 24×7 water…

Chandigarh: Gym gutted in Sector 43 fire

Chandigarh, June 28 A gym was gutted in a fire at Sector 43 this morning. Almost all goods, including machines, ACs and furniture, were burnt in the fire on the…

Directors of Healthcare company booked by UT police for fraud and forgery

Chandigarh, June 28 Chandigarh police booked the owners of Atulaya Healthcare Pvt Ltd (an investee company of the Tata group) for allegedly duping a Sector 11 resident by making a…

ASI shoots youth in thigh at Dera Bassi

Panchkula, June 27 After being challenged by youths, who refused to allow the police to search a woman’s bag at a check post at Habetpur village in Dera Bassi, the…

Rain likely for 3 days this week

Chandigarh, June 27 The city is likely to see light rain from June 29 till July 1. According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, the next two days are expected to…

Chandigarh sees 76 cases

Chandigarh, June 27 The city witnessed 76 fresh cases of Covid on Sunday, taking the active caseload to 495. While there was no fresh fatality due to the virus, 73…

Under-7 Players steal the show at Chandigarh Football League

Chandigarh, June 27 The ninth edition of the Chandigarh Football League (CFL) organized by the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS), concluded on Saturday, June 25. CFL is the biggest and…

Under-7 Players steal the show at Chandigarh Football League

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 26 The ninth edition of the Chandigarh Football League (CFL) organized by the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS), concluded on Saturday, June 25. CFL…

Chandigarh Covid cases rise 98 more infected

Chandigarh, June 26 The city witnessed 98 fresh cases of Covid on Saturday, taking the active caseload to 492. While there was no fresh fatality due to the virus, 64…

Congress leaders reach Sanjay Popli’s residence

Chandigarh, June 25 Following the tragic incident where arrested IAS Sanjay Popli’s son Kartik Popli shot himself dead, political leaders have started reaching Popli’s residence at Sector 11. Leader of…

Gunshots fired at arrested IAS officer Sanjay Popli, son kills self

Chandigarh, June 25 In a shocking development, Punjab IAS Officer Sanjay Popli’s son Kartik was killed by a gunshot. There are conflicting versions about his death. While there are reports…

Chandigarh logs 65 new COVID cases, active cases tally crosses 400

Chandigarh, June 25 Chandigarh reported 65 new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 35 patients have been…

Chandigarh Literary Society: Creative writing workshop organized for children

Chandigarh, June 25 Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) organized a creative writing workshop for children on today at the Gurukul Global School, Sector 13. CLS Chairperson Dr Sumita Misra informed that celebrated…

Chandigarh Housing Board to start e-Services soon

Chandigarh, June 25 The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is in the process of providing all its services through Online Mode. The main objective of the CHB is to enable the…

Chandigarh administration abstains three nightclubs from playing loud music

Chandigarh, June 25 Nitish Singla, SDM East has issued a conditional order under section 133 of CrPC to the nightclubs Vault, Grapho and Kakuna all located in Sector 7 here…

Chandigarh: Tagore Theatre to host event to pay tributes to Shiv Kumar Batalvi

Chandigarh, June 24 The Haryana Punjabi Sahit Academy, Panchkula, in association with the Department of Cultural Affairs, UT Administration, and the Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Chandigarh, will organise an event ‘Birha…

Chandigarh witnesses 65 fresh Covid infections

Chandigarh, June 24 The city witnessed 65 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, taking the active caseload to 417. While there was no fresh fatality, 35 more patients recovered from the…

In case of symptoms, get tested for Covid: Mohali Civil Surgeon

Mohali, June 24 Concerned over the increase in Covid cases, the district health authorities have once again appealed to residents to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour to stay away from the deadly…

Chandigarh parking lots to get smarter

Chandigarh, June 23 UT Adviser Dharampal visited the multilevel parking facility in September 2021 and directed the Commissioner Municipal Corporation to rework the existing model and to make certain changes…

Sippy Murder Case: Victim sent Kalyani Singh’s offensive photos to her kin via contacts

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 23 The CBI investigation has revealed that slain national-level shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu, aka Sippy Sidhu, had sent accused Kalyani Singh’s objectionable…

Chess Olympiad Torch arrives in Chandigarh

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 23 The Chess Olympiad Torch arrived in Chandigarh on Thursday morning. Punjab Governor and UT administrator Banwari Lal Purohit was the chief guest on…

Chandigarh architects’ thumbs down to new Haryana Assembly building plan

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 23 The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Chandigarh Chapter, has expressed a grave concern over the proposal to have a new building for the…

Chandigarh records 36 new COVID cases

Chandigarh, June 23 Chandigarh reported 36 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 22 patients have been…

Electrician held for bicycle thefts in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 22 The police have arrested a 24-year-old electrician for stealing bicycles. Thirteen stolen bicycles have been recovered. A team led by Inspector Ram Rattan, SHO, Industrial Area police…

Chandigarh sees 79 fresh Covid cases

Chandigarh, June 22 The city witnessed 79 fresh cases of Covid on Tuesday. While no new fatality was reported, 48 persons recovered from the disease.

Cops hold checking at Kharar housing society, round up 15

Mohali, June 22 The police have rounded up 15 suspects and impounded three vehicles besides sending notices to 200 owners who had rented their flats just a few days ago,…

Lifeguard saves girl from drowning in Chandigarh’s Sector 56 swimming pool

Chandigarh, June 22 A major incident was averted at the Sector 56 swimming pool, which is run under the supervision of the UT Sports Department, on Monday evening. A 12-year-old…

Sippy Sidhu murder case: Kalyani Singh sent to jail

Chandigarh, June 21 In a seven-year-old case, the CBI had a few days back arrested Prime Minister Kalyani Singh in the Sippy Sidhu murder case. Today, the court had ordered…

UT Adviser discusses Road Map for Integrated Command and Control Centre

Chandigarh, June 21 A meeting under the Chairmanship of the UT Adviser Dharam Pal was held on Monday to discuss the road map for Integrated Command Control Centre, the “nerve…

Chandigarh records 45 new COVID cases

Chandigarh, June 21 Chandigarh reported 45 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 25 patients have been…

Four rob elderly couple of Rs 90,000, jewellery in Dera Bassi

Mohali, June 20 An elderly couple was allegedly robbed of cash and jewellery worth several lakhs when four robbers, armed with sticks, barged into a house in the Trivedi Camp…

Rain likely for 2 more days in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 20 Rain is expected tomorrow and the day after in the city. According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, rain is likely for the next two days and a…

Active Covid cases cross 300-mark in Chandigarh; no death since Feb 26, hospitalisation low

Chandigarh, June 20 Covid-19 is spreading with each passing day and the active caseload has already crossed the 300-mark in the city. The city has already recorded 523 fresh cases…

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann opposes centralisation of Panjab University

Chandigarh, June 20 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and opposed the Centre’s move related to conversion…

Chandigarh records 73 new cases, active cases tally crossed 300 mark

Chandigarh, June 20 Chandigarh reported 73 new COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday. However, no death due to COVID was reported in the last 24 hours. Today 46 patients have been…

Super star host of Roadies, SonuSood, launches Club Roadies in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 19 India’s leading media and entertainment conglomerate, Viacom18 collaborated with Work With Fun LLP for the conceptualization and launch of Club Roadies. With a unique Nightclub and Lounge…

Chandigarh Welfare Trust launches ‘Shikshit Sheher, Viksit Sheher’ campaign to help city students affected by Covid-19 pandemic

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 18 In order to make up for the losses faced by students due to breakout of Covid-19 in last two years, besides providing them…

Chandigarh Youth Congress stage protest against Centre’s Agnipath scheme

Chandigarh, June 18 The leaders of Chandigarh Youth Congress on Saturday protested against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme here at the traffic lights of Sector 7-26. They raised slogans against the…

55 test positive for Coronavirus, 35 cured in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 18 The city witnessed 55 fresh cases of Covid on Friday. While no new fatality was reported, 35 more persons recovered from the disease.

Two held for betting on IPL ties denied bail

Chandigarh, June 18 Additional Sessions Judge Anshu Shukla rejected the bail applications of two persons arrested for betting on IPL matches on May 31. A sum of Rs 17.40 lakh…

Mercury in Chandigarh dips further

Chandigarh, June 17 The maximum temperature in the city on Friday further dropped by six degrees. The day temperature came down to 31.6°C from Thursday’s 37°C. It was seven degrees…

Chandigarh RLA to increase appointment for the driving test at Children Traffic Park

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 17 In order to provide convenience to the general public, the office of Registering & Licensing Authority, U.T., Chandigarh has decided to increase the…

Terrible situation in Zirakpur following power outages for last 60 hours

Mohali, June 17 The residents of Zirakpur are at the receiving end due to power outages in many areas for the past around 60 hours. Nearly a hundred residential colonies…

Chandigarh: Woman held with heroin denied bail

Chandigarh, June 17 A local court has rejected the bail application of a woman arrested with heroin near the Punjab Roadways Workshop in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, here on…

Chandigarh: Immigration firm owner arrested

Chandigarh, June 17 The UT police have arrested Karan Dhindsa, owner of an immigration company, Way to Abroad, Sector 35, on a complaint of Mohinder Pal Singh of Sector 44.…

Pawan Bansal slams Centre over questioning of Congress leaders by ED

Chandigarh, June 16 National Congress’ treasurer and former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today slammed the Modi-led Central Government for “shameless misuse of the law enforcement agencies just to achieve…

UT Police detains protesting Congress leaders

Chandigarh, June 16 Leaders and workers of the Punjab Congress were detained by the Chandigarh police when they were staging a protest in front of the Punjab Congress Bhawan against…

Panjab University teachers meet VC, root for Central University status

Chandigarh, June 16 More than 100 teachers of Panjab University (PU) met the Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof Raj Kumar, today and urged him to take all necessary actions for converting…

Misbehaviour with elderly a social problem: Council

Panchkula, June 16 In the absence of qorum the Parents Maintenance Act Tribunal, Panchkula, is non-functional. Files of 25 cases of elderly, who are abused and harmed, are gathering dust…

Most parts of Zirakpur plunge into darkness

Mohali, June 16 The entire Pabhat and Ramgarh Bhudda areas plunged into darkness after strong winds uprooted a high-tension electricity pole in Pabhat this evening. PSPCL Executive Engineer SS Oberoi…

CBI arrests accused woman in Sippy Sidhu murder case

Chandigarh, June 15 The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested an accused in an on-going investigation of a case related to murder of  Sukhmanpreet Singh @ Sippy Sidhu (a…

Transformer catches fire in Mohali, hits power supply

Mohali, June 15 Several areas of Mohali plunged into darkness after a transformer in the Phase 1 66kV power grid caught fire around 4.50 pm today. An official said due…

Covid cases rise in Chandigarh, so does bed occupancy

Chandigarh, June 15 As active cases begin to swell in the city, the bed occupancy in hospitals has also increased by 100 per cent in the past four days. At…

Expect light rain in Chandigarh till June 19

Chandigarh, June 15 The local Meteorological Department has forecast light rain in the city from June 15 to 19. According to the forecast, thunderstorm/lightning, accompanied by gusty winds, is also…

Minimum Rates of wages for Chandigarh employees in various depts fixed

Chandigarh, June 14 Minimum Rates of wages for Chandigarh employees in various departments have been fixed by the administration. These will be applicable from April 1 2022 to March 31,…

Chandigarh Adm asks people to wear masks, avoid unnecessary travel

Chandigarh, June 13 In light of rising cases of Coronavirus in many states and UTs including Chandigarh, the UT Chandigarh Administration has asked the people to always wear masks in…

Girl’s scooty taken away at gunpoint in Zirakpur

Zirakpur, June 13 A 15-year-old girl was allegedly robbed of her scooty at gunpoint on the Aerocity road this afternoon. The victim, Jasleen Kaur of I-Block, Aerocity, said around 1.30…

Two arrested for kidnapping man for Rs 50 lakh ransom in Panchkula

Panchkula, June 13 The Pinjore police have nabbed two persons for allegedly kidnapping a resident of Naraingarh and demanding a ransom of Rs 50 lakh for his release. Those arrested…

Youth held for girl’s suicide at private university at Mullana in Ambala

Ambala, June 13 The Ambala police have arrested a youth in connection with the death of a 21-year-old girl, who allegedly committed suicide at a private university at Mullana in…

Tenant Verification Drive: Police conduct search operations at Zirakpur society

Zirakpur, June 13 The police booked three houseowners under Section 188, seized two licensed weapons and a liquor carton and impounded five unclaimed vehicles from the Penta Homes housing society…

Chandigarh Congress gets new president

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 12 Chandigarh Congress has got a new President. Congress has appointed Harmohinder Singh Lucky as the new President of Chandigarh.

NCB joins hands with CWT & CP, launches ‘Nashe Se Azadi’ campaign against drug abuse in Chandigarh

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 12 In the run up to International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to be observed on June 26, the Narcotics Control Bureau,…

Chandigarh Adviser to address Meet-The-Press on June 12

Chandigarh June 11 Dharam Pal Adviser to UT Administrator will address a Meet-The-Press programme on Sunday, 12 June 2022 at 12 noon at Chandigarh Press Club premises. “Club All Regular…

MCC starts ‘plogging’ – pick litter as you jog

Chandigarh, June 11 Plogging is trending in the city beautiful with Municipal Corporation Chandigarh’s new push ‘Clean as you jog’, gradually trying to embrace this new fitness trend, in which…

QS World: Panjab University slips, hits new low

Chandigarh, June 11 Panjab University slipped further in the QS World University Rankings- 2023 which were released today. The university has been placed 1,201-1,400 — the lowest of the rankings.…

Graft: Panchkula cop suspended

Panchkula, June 11 Deputy Commissioner of Police Surinder Pal Singh today suspended the incharge of the Sector 25 police post, Sub-Inspector Sukhwinder Singh, for taking Rs 30,000 as bribe from…

Councillors raise pending projects with Chandigarh Adviser

Chandigarh, June 11 Councillors today discussed developmental projects pending in their wards with UT Adviser Dharam Pal. A meeting in this regard was chaired by the UT Adviser to address…

Chandigarh reports 35 fresh Covid cases

Chandigarh, June 11 Chandigarh witnessed 35 fresh Covid cases here on Friday, taking the active caseload of the city to 152. The daily positivity rate today stands at 2.57 per…

Councillors raise pending projects with Chandigarh Adviser

Chandigarh, June 10 Councillors today discussed developmental projects pending in their wards with UT Adviser Dharam Pal. A meeting in this regard was chaired by the UT Adviser to address…

Chandigarh Mayor launches Cloth Bag selling unit at vegetable market

The Fact News Service Chandigarh, June 9  Aimed at promoting the usage of cloth bags instead of single-use plastic bags, Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh today launched a mobile “Cloth Bag…

Satya Pal Jain welcomes, interacts with UP Governor Anandi Ben Patel during her visit to PU

Chandigarh, June 9 Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India welcomed and interacted with Uttar Pradesh Anandi Ben Patel during her visit to Panjab University Chandigarh today morning.