Articles by Rajanbir Singh
At present, IMD has a regional centre in Sector 39 and observations are also recorded at the Chandigarh airport by airport officials. AWS stations are also installed in Panchkula and Mohali
As per India Meteorological Department officials, chances of dense fog, cold wave and cold day conditions will continue in the coming days as well
As per data available with Panjab University officials for the 2023-24 academic session, 582 students in engineering courses are male and only 170 are female, constituting only 22.6% of the total strength
Chandigarh had recorded a colder night only on January 11, 2017, when the minimum temperature had gone down to 2.7°C. In 2018 also, the minimum temperature had touched 3.2°C on January 6
At 430, the average AQI at 9 pm was worst at the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) in Sector 53, Chandigarh, followed by 423 at the Sector 22 CAAQMS, both in the “severe” category
Relief from biting chill unlikely in coming days; IMD issues orange alert for dense fog, cold day conditions in Chandigarh
The minority schools in Chandigarh have been directed to admit the EWS students following a fair and transparent process at their own level
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has directed St John’s High School in Chandigarh to comply immediately to avoid further legal complications
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), amid overcast skies, Chandigarh remained colder than various places in Kashmir, including Srinagar (12.9°C), Anantnag (12.2°C) and Kupwara (12.7°C); even in Kargil, the maximum temperature was 7.1°C, just three degrees lower than Chandigarh
This was also the coldest day of the season after maximum temperature of 11.4°C was recorded on January 7, the second coldest day of the season
With day temperature dropping 4.8 degrees below normal, Chandigarh was colder than many hill stations of Himachal Pradesh
As per IMD officials, due to the sudden drop in temperature, the visibility of the entire region was affected; Even in Chandigarh, the minimum temperature fell from 8.7°C on Wednesday to 5.7°C on Thursday
Chairperson of Vivek High School HS Mamik said, “We will file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court as the order is not legal. For around 20 years we had a stay on our recognition from the HC and this is something that the department has acknowledged before and can’t go back on.”
India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, however, said that chances of dense fog will continue in the coming days and an orange alert is in place till Thursday
Chandigarh recorded rain only on the first day of the month, with the rest of December 2023 remaining largely dry due to weaker western disturbances
This was also the season’s second ‘cold day’, which is declared when the maximum temperature goes between 4.5 to 6.4 degrees below normal and the minimum goes below 10°C
City colder than Himachal hill stations; IMD issues red alert for cold days, dense fog. With dense fog in the city, day temperature continued to plunge, going down from 15.1°C on Saturday to 12.4°C on Sunday, the lowest of the season. As per IMD, this was the first severe cold day of the season, a day after the first cold day was also recorded.
While visibility had been falling below 1,000 metres earlier as well, Thursday was the first day when Chandigarh also had very dense fog
It is the second institute in the city to be de-recognised by the administration this year. Earlier, in May, it had de-recognised St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, on similar grounds, but the school got temporary relief from the high court earlier this month.
Helpdesks had been set up at most of the government schools in Chandigarh, but parents were forced to go back as the website is yet to be functional
Scientist at the IMD, Chandigarh, Shivinder Singh said, “Chandigarh has more effect of north westerly winds than the adjoining areas because of its position at the foothills of the Himalayas. For dense fog, even a little wind can keep fog from forming which is what has happened here”
AQI between 301-400 is considered very poor. At the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) in Sector 53, the average AQI was 340 at 6pm while at the Sector 22 CAAQMS, it was 304.
He asked the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) to expedite the work and get it finished by April 2024 so that by May, the station can be opened in its new avatar. The Chandigarh project was dubbed as a lighthouse project and the redevelopment of railway stations in other cities will be carried out on these lines.
Stating that he will himself work to bring funding to the university, the Vice-President of India said he will meet the Punjab CM to discuss the affiliation issue
Over 1,000 alumni, including 150 NRIs, had reached the campus to relive the good old days and see how far their alma mater had come since they passed out
As per information shared by the department, there will be a total of 4,960 seats in pre-nursery classes during the next academic session in 110 government schools across the city
Panjab University vice-chancellor Renu Vig said the agenda for the meet has been set by Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is also the chancellor of the varsity and will be the chief guest on the occasion
UT education dept has asked the school why punitive action should not be taken against it for violation of the RTE Act
Apart from languages and arts, some PG engineering courses witnessed zero demand at Panjab University in the 2023-24 academic session
“There is a chill in the air because of the north-westerly winds that are dry and cold in nature. They will remain active for the next few days and the temperature will remain below normal,” as per Shivinder Singh, scientist at IMD Chandigarh