Rajanbir Singh
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Entry-level admissions in Chandigarh schools: Help desks to guide applicants under EWS quota

The education department received complaints that the applicants are fleeced by cyber cafes who charge as high as ₹200 for filling these forms

Aimed at simplifying the process for students, the service to fill the forms at these help desks will be available for free. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 09, 2023 06:01 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Entry-level classes: 5,071 seats up for grabs at Chandigarh’s private schools

A total of 76 private schools in Chandigarh, including 20 minority and 56 non-minority, are participating in the admission process

Some schools may not participate in the centralised admissions for the category, despite the Chandigarh education department issuing notices to violators from last session. (HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 09:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: ‘Bullet patakhas’ cost PU student dear, fined 13,500

Identified as Aryan, the bike owner is a second-year MCA student at Panjab University’s department of computer science and applications; he hails from Abohar, Fazilka.

Panjab University security head Vikram Singh said the university has a strict policy on obeying traffic rules and all violators are handed over to the police. (HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 09:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh education dept to meet all schools on mandatory EWS admissions

As per Chandigarh director school education Harsuhinderpal Singh Brar, the meeting is being called to reiterate that all schools fall under the purview of the Right to Education Act

As per sources, all schools, save 10, have already submitted information related to EWS admissions with the UT education department and will be on board for the centralised admissions. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh has highest percentage of accidents between 9 pm and midnight: NCRB report

As per the accidental deaths and suicides in India 2022 report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Monday, Chandigarh is the only UT and major city in the country where the majority of the accidents happen between 9 pm to midnight.

As per NCRB data, 26.89% of the total 238 accidents in 2022 in Chandigarh, or over one in four accidents happened between 9 pm to midnight. This percentage is also higher as compared to the national average, the UT total average, and 51 other major cities’ total average for which data has been given in the NCRB report. (Representational image)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 09:10 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Brace for above normal rain this December

According to the forecast, prepared using probability models, Chandigarh is set to get higher than normal Western Disturbances this month, due to which the average rain in December, 23.4 mm, is expected to be breached

Children enjoying a camel ride near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on a sunny day. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 08:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

MeT predicts dense fog in Chandigarh for two days

Scientist at IMD Chandigarh, Shivinder Singh said, “Because of the rain on Thursday, the temperature dropped and humidity is high, which increases possibility of dense fog, especially near open fields and isolated roads in the early morning.”

Meanwhile, a day after the record 54.5 mm rain that caused the maximum temperature to plunge to 16.6°C, Chandigarh experienced a warmer day at 23.5°C, but still two degrees below normal. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 08:45 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Class 9 student apprehended a day after thrashing headmaster

The teenager, a student of the adjacent Government Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh, has also been suspended from the school

Chandigarh Police have registered a case based on the statement of the headmaster, Kesar Singh, who is undergoing treatment for injuries at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 08:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

With 54.5 mm rain, Chandigarh records wettest November day in 70 years

November this year also wettest since 1972; Maximum temperature in Chandigarh dives by 8.9 degrees to 16.6°C; hail also reported in some parts

Commuters caught in the rain in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 08:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Rain, thunderstorm throw life out of gear in Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab

Squall line formed between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh borders leads to orange alert in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali

Schoolchildren braving the rain in Chandigarh on Thursday morning. A fresh western disturbance led to a hail and rain in the state capital and adjoining towns of Panchkula and Mohali. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 12:54 PM IST

Chandigarh: Centralised online entry-level admissions likely this session

As per UT education department officials, the portal will be similar to the portal used for Class 11 admissions. It will be run on the same .nic portal

Centralised online entry-level admissions likely this session. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 08:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh AQI turns poor; rain likely today

Between 201-300, AQI is classified as poor and can cause breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure

During Diwali, the AQI had gone past 400 in Sector 53 which was the first time this has happened since 2019. (HT)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 07:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Police yet to recover 26 L in SI Phogat extortion case

Dismissed police sub-inspector Naveen Phogat surrendered in court but Chandigarh Police have been unable to recover ₹26 lakh from him. Phogat and others had extorted ₹1.01 crore from a businessman after kidnapping him and threatening to kill him. Phogat claims the money is with Parveen Shah, brother of slain gangster Sonu Shah, who is yet to be arrested. Police are tracking details about who was helping Phogat hide. Other accused are still on the run and non-bailable warrants have been issued against them.

Police yet to recover <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>26 L in SI Phogat extortion case/ (HT)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 07:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PU syndicate nod to create additional seat for transgenders in all courses

PU syndicate has approved the creation of one additional seat for transgender students from 2024-25 session onwards in each course in the Panjab University Teaching Departments Regional Centres. This was approved by the members at the meeting held on Saturday. This will make PU among the first universities of the country to offer seats for transgender students this way.

PU syndicate has approved the creation of one additional seat for transgender students from 2024-25 session onwards in each course in the Panjab University Teaching Departments Regional Centres. This was approved by the members at the meeting held on Saturday. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 07:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panjab University’s third car-free day a non-starter

As per Panjab University security chief Vikram Singh, the authorities were being a bit lenient because of the events and exams planned in the varsity

Panjab University security staff stopping cars at the varsity’s gate number 3. (Ravi Kumar/HiT)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 09:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Doing what we can to enhance Panjab University’s annual grant: UGC chairperson

He was speaking on the sidelines of the second day of the North Zone Vice-Chancellor’s Conference, being organised by Panjab University to deliberate on the National Education Policy

University Grants Commission chairperson Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said they fully supported PU and will get whatever extra funds they can from the Centre. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 09:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sanitiser, mosquito killer spray, sleeping pills: What was inside the PGI mystery injection

Shockingly, the contract killer, Jaspreet Kaur, 20, a paramedic of a village in Sangrur, was paid a meagre amount of ₹3,000 to carry out the hit job.

The three accused being brought to the court for their remand. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 09:46 AM IST

Chandigarh: Child rights panel flags fire safety concerns at schools

CCPCR chairperson, Shipra Bansal stated that only three government schools in Chandigarh possess valid fire safety certificates (FSC) issued by municipal corporation’s fire departmen

Child rights panel flags fire safety concerns at schools. (ht photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 10:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

As PGI injection mystery gets murkier, cops zero in on suspect

The police, meanwhile, claim to have zeroed in on the mystery woman who had escaped after administering the injection to Harmeet Kaur, 25, of Rajpura, who was admitted at the ward after she had delivered a baby

The woman’s husband, Gurvinder Singh, told the police that he suspects the involvement of her family members behind the incident, claiming that they had been against their marriage since the start and had also resorted to issuing threats. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 10:00 AM IST

Panjab University to discuss challenges faced after NEP rollout

Speaking about this, Panjab University V-C Renu Vig said after the implementation of NEP, the university has witnessed various challenges, which will be discussed in the conference

HT Image
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 05:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Coming up: Fog fountains to water down air pollution in Chandigarh

Chandigarh MC has shortlisted Sector 17 ISBT chowk, Sectors 18/19/20/21 chowk and Sectors 27/28/29/30 chowk, all on Udyog Marg, for the project

Member secretary of Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee and chief conservator of forests TC Nautiyal explained, “Roundabouts are places with high traffic volume, where traffic is slow and emissions are maximum. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 08:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

With no rain on anvil in Chandigarh, winter to take its time setting in

The weather department has forecast dry weather in Chandigarh till the end of month, until when the mercury will slide gradually

Visitors enjoying the sunny weather at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

NCC should be made compulsory in Chandigarh schools, says UT administrator

The Chandigarh administrator was speaking at an event organised to commemorate the battle fought at Rezang La, Ladakh, against China in 1962

UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit honouring Subedar Major Sanjay Singh as Honorary Captain Bana Singh (right) looks on. General VP Malik (retd, third from left) was the guest of honour at the event held at Banyan Tree School, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 08:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Admission schedule for entry-level classes released

Forms will be available for free on the school website for both government and private schools; private schools can charge ₹150 as registration charges

Schools have till December 6 to display information regarding admission on their website or notice board. (Getty Images/Hemera)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 06:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Two Chandigarh Police head constables accused of drinking on duty sent to police lines

A video purportedly showing the two Chandigarh Police head constables having chicken and alcohol inside the PCR van went viral on social media

Chandigahr Police has taken action the two cops accused of drinking on duty. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 18, 2023 06:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Panjab University identifying hostellers keeping cars on campus

This comes in the wake of a circular issued by the dean students welfare (DSW) of PU, Chandigarh, cautioning hostellers to remove their four-wheelers from the campus by November 16 or face consequences

Students’ cars parked outside a hostel on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 17, 2023 08:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PU traffic mgmt panel advises separate parking for outsiders, exit gate near UILS

The panel was formed based on the recommendation of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council team during their visit to the PU campus earlier this year to ease traffic congestion

As per the committee, the locations with highest traffic density on the PU campus include near Arts Block 1, 2 and 3; road leading to UILS and UIPS, and road next to the physics and chemistry departments. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 06:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, air quality this Diwali was poorest in over 5 years

AQI shot up to 453 at 10 pm; pollution experts blame residents’ failure to use only green crackers and adhere to two-hour cracker bursting window

Amid bursting of crackers at 10 pm on Sunday, Air Quality Index (AQI) at the Sector 53 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station shot up to a worrisome 453, considered “severe” as per the Central Pollution Control Board. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 04:34 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, roundabouts safer than 4-way intersections

Even staggered junctions, which are common on inner roads in Chandigarh’s sectors, have a higher fatality rate than roundabouts

Most of the Chandigarh’s big intersections are either roundabouts or four-arm junctions. Even in previous years, roundabouts outshone crossroads in road safety. (HT)
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 07:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Woollens out in Chandigarh as rain brings mercury down by 11 notches

Day temperature dropped from 29.5°C the day before to 18.5°C following just 1 mm rain; shallow fog to follow from Saturday night

Visitors bundled up in winter wear at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh following the rain on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 08:36 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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