Last day of 2021 becomes historic for Mohali residents:

Last day of 2021 becomes historic for Mohali residents:

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mahindra lays Foundation stones of Rs 800 crore development projects in Mohali

  • Announces to start city bus service,
  • Inaugurated the first phase of Water Treatment Plant, laid foundation stone for construction of second phase
  • Lays foundation stone of new bus stand of Mohali, to be constructed in Sector-77,
  • Lays foundation stone of Auditorium Sector-78
  • Hard work, dedication of former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu borne fruits today – Mayor

Mohali: Hard work and commitments with Mohali residents of former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu borne fruits today as the foundation stone of various development projects to be constructed in the city at a cost of Rs. 800 crore were today laid by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Mr.Brahm Mahindra.
Cabinet Minister Mr.Brahm Mahindra said that today he inaugurated the first phase of Rs. 375 crore water treatment plant and laid the foundation stone of the second phase, and also laid the foundation stone of new bus stand at Sector-77, Mohali, Bhagat Asa ram Baidwan Auditorium at Sector-78 which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 15 crore and Sewerage Treatment Plant at Sector-83 at a cost of Rs.145 crore.
Pb Cabinet Minister said that besides this the Punjab government has also accorded the consent for launching city bus service for Mohali city and said that the construction work of all these projects would be completed within the stipulated time frame.
After the construction of a bus stand in the central part of the city covering an area of 14 acres on Airport Road, it would be convenient for the passengers to travel to Chandigarh Sector-43 bus stand and from Chandigarh to other cities of Punjab via Mohali.
Pb Cabinet Minister Brahm Mahindra while addressing a function held in Sector-78 said that conceding the long standing demand of the people, the Punjab Government has decided to extend the perimeter of Mohali Municipal Corporation up to 3 kms, which would ushered in a new era of prosperity and provide much needed impetus to the development of the city.
Former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that the water treatment plant of village Sinhpur would meet the drinking water requirement of Mohali city for next 20 years.

On this occasion Mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu welcomed the Cabinet Minister Mr.Brahm Mahindra and other dignitaries present and apprised them of the demands and difficulties of the city and said that the hard work and leadership of former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu borne fruits today as the foundation stones of all these development projects have been laid by the Punjab Government. He also appealed the people of Mohali to support Mr.Sidhu, who stood by them in their hour of need, with a record number of votes in the forthcoming assembly elections.
Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Isha Kalia, SSP Mr.Navjot Singh Mahal, MC Commissioner Mr. Kamal Kumar Garg, District Congress President Rishav Jain, MC Davinder Kaur Walia besides a large number of local leaders, Municipal Councillors and other dignitaries were also present.

Fourth Volume of Gyankosh released

Chandigarh: Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26 , Chandigarh released the fourth volume of its annual e-journal titled “Gyankosh: An Interdisciplinary Journal” today.
Through this journal, the College endeavours to nurture an environment where researchers, authors, collaborators and scholars across all the disciplines are inspired to do their best in their respective subjects based on their perspectives, life experiences and skills.
Dr Jatinder Kaur, Principal of the College and Patron of the Journal, Dr Surinder Kaur, Editor of the Journal, Dr Madhur and Dr Navjot Kaur, Co-editors of the Journal have worked diligently to release this issue. The publication has witnessed quality papers from scholars across various fields.

Won’t break trust of Chandigarh people: Kejriwal

Chandigarh: After winning the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections, APP organized a Vijay Yatra led by Delhi chief minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal in various parts of the city, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal thanked the people of Chandigarh for their support to AAP and said that the results of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation are being discussed all over the country.
AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said that there is a discussion going on in the country that after Delhi, when AAP can uproot the Congress and the BJP which has been ruling Chandigarh for a long time, then AAP can do the same in the whole country.
Kejriwal said “I heartily thank every citizen here for this resounding victory of AAP and promise that we will never let the trust be broken. The love that Chandigarh residents have given, we will never let it go and will live up to all the expectations,” he said. In his address, he told the elected councillors of AAP that it was not so easy to defeat the BJP and Congress, which have been in Chandigarh for a long time and the country’s oldest parties. But after defeating them, now their responsibility has increased, and work will have to be done keeping the trust shown by the people.
Kejriwal added that the Chandigarh city must be given back the tag of ‘City Beautiful’ and make it the most beautiful city in the country. He also administered oath to all the councillors present on the occasion for the development of the city and the betterment of the residents and allegiance to the party. Kejriwal said that after winning Delhi, he won the municipal elections of Chandigarh, similarly he will come to Chandigarh to administer an oath after securing a historic victory in the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections.
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann said that the residents of Chandigarh have changed history. He said AAP does not do politics of hatred and religion but does politics based on development.
Vijay Yatra started from Aroma Chowk in Sector 22 and ended in Sector 23 in which a large number of AAP supporters, including Prem Garg AAP Chandigarh President, Pradeep Chhabra co-In-charge, Harmohan Dhawan former Union Minister, Chandramukhi Sharma party in-charge for Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections, along with all the 14 elected councillors participated.

Full Vax proof or -ve RT-PCR report must to attend party in Mohali

Mohali: Moving a step ahead to ensure best possibilities to contain the spread of Corona, District Administration had made it mandatory to have both doses of Covid vaccine or a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours to attend the New Year’s party in Mohali.
Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia said the order came in the wake of increasing Covid cases and threat of the Omicron variant.
The implementation of these orders is the responsibility of the owners and management of the party venue, she added. Isha Kalia said in case of any positive case surfacing in a locality, office, etc., all persons of the locality or employees of the office should get themselves tested besides ensuring getting fully vaccinated.
DC said all employees of malls, salons, gyms, restaurants and other frequented places should be vaccinated with the second dose and said their administration would also have to conduct Covid-19 testing of staff every 15 days. She added that besides Covid-appropriate behaviour, the heads of departments should ensure 100 per cent immunisation of all government employees.

Youth Akali Dal leaders submit Memorandum for Cancellation of false F.I.R. registered against S. Bikram Singh Majithia

Mohali: Delegation of Youth Akali Dal leaders Mohali district today submitted a memorandum to DC Mohali for Cancellation of false F.I.R. registered against S. Bikram Singh Majithia and demanded an action against Congress leaders and police officers involved in illegal act.
Youth Akali Dal leaders in their memorandum addressed to Governor Punjab stated that Chief Minister of Punjab, Home Minister of Punjab and P.P.C.C. president Navjot Singh Sidhu in connivance with some senior officers of the Punjab police got a false F.I.R.( FIR No.2/2021, PS. Punjab State Crime Police Station ,S.A.S. Nagar) registered against Shiromani Akali Dal M.L.A. and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia with the sole objective to tarnish his image and that of the Shiromani Akali Dal.
YAD leaders added, this blatant act of ‘Political Vendetta’ has been committed when elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha are scheduled and added Congress party and it’s government wants to frame its political rivals in false cases to gain political mileage and benefit in the forthcoming elections and had also mentioned that it is common public knowledge how 3 Director B.O.I.’s were changed, S.S.P’s pressurised andD.G.P. changed to commit this illegal act.
Youth Akali Dal leaders had requested the Governor to kindly intervene in the interest of justice and get the illegal F.I.R. cancelled and order an inquiry to identify and punish people responsible for this illegal act against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
Delegation was led by Advocate Harman Preet Singh Prince, Manjit Singh Malakpur District President (Urban) District President (Rural), Advocate Rahul Marwaha and all office bearers and members of Youth Akali Dal.

Large number of supporters joins AAP’s Victory Road Show in Chandigarh under the leadership of Kulwant Singh

Arvind Kejriwal welcomed by workers of AAP Mohali

Mohali: Victory Road March across Chandigarh was taken out by Aam Aadmi Party, buoyed by it historic win in its debut elections of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation winning the highest number of seats.
Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal himself reached Chandigarh to join the roadshow and thank the residents, large number of Aam Aadmi Party supporters and workers, led by Kulwant Singh, candidate from Mohali Assembly constituency, joined the victory road show.
Talking to the media present on the occasion, Kulwant Singh, candidate of Mohali Assembly constituency said that the corporation election in Chandigarh was just a glimpse, the Aam Aadmi Party would get a thumping majority in Punjab in the upcoming assembly elections. Soon after being announced as the candidate by AAP for Mohali, Kulwant Singh has intensified his election campaign, doing nukkad meetings, visiting villages and also paid obeisance at various religious places before starting his election campaign .
Kulwant Singh was joined by Prabhjot Kaur General Secretary AAP, Advocate Amardeep Kaur State Vice President Vyapar Mandal.
Karamjit Sham Puri, Rajesh Rana, Madan Lal Balongi, Jaspal Singh, Madam Goha Madmajra, Councillor Gurmeet Kaur, Nambardar Harsangat Singh Sohana, Surinder Singh Mataur, Fulraj Singh State Awardee, Kuldeep Singh Samana, Jaspal Singh Mataur, Karamjit Singh, Harwinder Singh, RP Sharma, Akinder Singh Gosal, Bhupinder Singh Jogi, Dheeraj Kumar Gogi, Narinder Singh, Gurmel Singh , Narain Singh, Rajesh Kumar and a large number of Aam Aadmi Party supporters were also present.

Police Sanjh Kendra will be opened at Mohali airport – CM Channi

CM Channi gives New Year bonanza to Punjab Cops

Jalandhar: In a New Year bonanza for the Punjab Police personnel, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh, today announced a slew of incentives for the cops.
In a function held at the PAP complex today, Chief Minister while striking an emotional chord with the cops said that service in Armed forces and Police is a challenging job and only those people who have zeal to serve the country and its people join these forces.
CM said that state government fully recognizes the immense contribution of Punjab Police in socio-economic development of the state adding that no stone will be left unturned for welfare of Punjab Police personnel. CM Channi while accepting a major demand of cop announced to restart Uniform allowance from the ensuing New Year.
He said that superior quality uniform will be provided to cops for which total payment will be borne by the government and also announced free bus travel for any on duty cop in government buses adding that Police personnel will continue to get 13 months’ salary.
Bomb disposal unit put their life in peril during discharge of their duty so the state government will provide risk allowance to them, and announced to enhance Diet money for sportsmen in Punjab Police from existing Rs. 150 to Rs. 250 per day during camps. CM Channi also announced ground renovation in PAP campus at a cost of Rs. 1 crore to boost sports.
CM Channi also said that Police Sanjh kendra will be opened at Amritsar and Mohali airports to facilitate NRIs coming into the state.
CM Channi, while lauding the services rendered by the cops in maintaining peace, law and order in the country, said that nation’s progress cannot be imagined without cops and lauded the role of Punjab Police in returning normalcy in the state after black days of terrorism. CM Channi also expressed hope that Punjab Police will uphold its rich tradition of serving the state by wiping out curse of drugs from state.
On the occasion Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Cabinet Minister Dr. Raj Kumar Verka, DGP Punjab Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, DGP PAP IPS Sahota and others were also present.

Open manholes: A death trap in Mohali

Mohali: A large number of open manholes and damaged slabs on roadside drains have become death traps for pedestrians and motorists. The uncovered manholes become invisible and many pedestrians and commuters fall in them. Most manholes and drains along the city roads are lying uncovered, thereby endangering lives.
Residents added Mohali Municipal Corporation has ignored the issue, many incidents have taken place in which commuters have suffered injuries because of the open manholes. Vehicles getting stuck in them have also become common.
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Bonanza announced for Anganwadi workers in Haryana

Chandigarh: Several announcements in the interest of Anganwadi workers and helpers which includes giving Rs 1 lakh to Anganwadi workers and Rs 50,000 to helpers from December 31, 2021 has been announced by Haryana CM.
Haryan CM announced that, the monthly honorarium will be increased to Rs 400 from September 2020 and Rs 450 from September 2021 and arrears for two years (years 2019-20 and 2020-21) along with incentive of Rs 1000 each will be given to all Anganwadi workers for working as frontline workers during COVID-19.
Chief Minister made these announcements during a meeting held with the office bearers of Anganwadi Workers Union regarding their demands and said no Anganwadi worker and helper would be removed from the Anganwadi centres, rather, the state government is moving ahead in the direction of opening crèches along with Anganwadis in the state. These crèches will have even better facilities for children. Along with fresh candidates, Anganwadi workers will also get a chance for recruitment in these crèches.
CM said Anganwadi workers will be covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme in future. Along with this, under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, an amount of Rs 2 lakh will be provided in case of an accident. Under this scheme, a premium of Rs 12 per month will be paid by the state government.
On hearing about the death of two Anganwadi workers of Jhajjar district in an accident recently, Khattar announced an immediate release of Rs. 2 lakh each for the victims on the spot. He said that the rent of all Anganwadi centres would be given by the Panchayat or ULB after review from the PWD.
CM Khattar said that a policy would be formulated for promotion of Anganwadi workers to the post of supervisor through written examination. The CM said that all the Anganwadi workers will be given one mobile phone each by the department so that they can keep the complete data report related to their Anganwadi online and maintain regular updates on the nutrition tracker app. For this training will be given to Anganwadi workers, pointing out that the use of technology brings transparency in the system and also eliminates the possibility of any malpractices.
The representatives of Anganwadi Workers Union after the meeting, expressed their gratitude to the chief minister for accepting their demands and for announcements made. They added that these announcements of the Chief Minister would directly benefit the families of thousands of Anganwadi workers and helpers in the state.

Cleanliness drive held using Gandhi Chhadi by MCM

Chandigarh: Swachhta Committee of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, organised Campus Cleanliness Drive using Gandhi Chhadi under the Innovation for Waste collector initiative.
The aim of the drive was to promote cleanliness and waste segregation through the use of an innovative patented tool named as Gandhi Chhadi. Sh. H. R. Gandhar, Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee and Senior Governing Body Member of the college graced the occasion.
Lauding this initiative, Sh. Gandhar said that such activities further strengthen Gandhian ideals and motivated the students to imbibe the principles of Gandhian philosophy for progress of the nation.
Over 50 student volunteers and 12 safai karamcharis participated in the drive. Gandhi Chhadi is a waste collection tool, recognised by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, that provides an efficient and hygienic way of collecting plastic, paper and similar waste without hand touching.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava informed that the college’s commitment to swachhata earned it recognition at national level when the college was awarded Cleanest College (Residential Category) 2018 by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and added that over the years, the college has not let up its swachhta related initiatives and has ingrained a culture of cleanliness among its various stakeholders.

Free bus pass for students of all colleges in Punjab

Chandigarh: Free bus pass facility has been announced by Pb CM for the students of both government and private colleges and universities. State Government announced 58 new buses, have been inducted as a part of total 842 modern vehicles being added into the state fleet in one go for the first time ever at a cost of Rs 400 crores.
Punjab CM himself drove the bus and led the cavalcade of the new buses while flagging off the same from his official residence.
Inducting the first tranche of 30 buses for PRTC and 28 buses for PUNBUS, Channi congratulated the people of the state, especially women and the students, who can now enjoy their free travel in the new buses. Reiterating his Government’s commitment to provide best facilities to the common masses, the Chief Minister said that 105 bus terminals are being constructed and renovated at a cost of Rs 400 crore. Besides issuing 1406 new bus permits, 425 new bus routes would be added in the state, he said. Lauding the state Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring for his efforts in last three months, Channi said that the period witnessed the Transport Department’s revival as a result of stringent action against erring bus operators and tax evaders.
“Crackdown on those running the state transport as a mafia has resulted in significant enhancement of department revenue,” said Chief Minister, and was accompanied by Raja Warring, he asserted that no one would be allowed to fleece commuters and a transparent, efficient, and effective transport mechanism has already been put in place by his government.
The new vehicles are fitted with BS 6 system and have SCR technology which reduces pollution emission to almost negligible. The buses body fabrication is also in adherence with the GoI notified AIS 052 Bus Code of Practice norms notified by the Ministry of Road Transport, a spokesperson of the department shared.
The 52-seater buses are equipped with a Panic button facility on every seat besides an online provision to track the bus movement through PUNBUS and PRTC tracker applications.

Mohali AAP candidate, former Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh Paid obeisance at Gurdwara Singh Shaheed Sohana Sahib, Gurdwara Amb Sahib and Hanuman Mandir

Mohali : With the announcement of Kulwant Singh as Aam Aadmi Party as the candidate from Mohali constituency, former mayor of Mohali, Kulwant Singh, sounded poll bugle by first paying obeisance at Gurdwara Singh Shaheed Sohana, Gurudwara Amb Sahib and Hanuman Mandir of 3B2.
Talking to the media, Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate Kulwant Singh said that he has started every work in his life with the blessings of God, so he has come to the Gurudwara Sahib to seek blessings and Kulwant Singh said that the people of Punjab want to see a new change after seeing the corrupt rule of Congress, BJP and SAD and added this is the main reason why the Aam Aadmi Party got maximum number of seats in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections and that the day is not far when the Aam Aadmi Party government would be formed in Punjab.
Kulwant Singh was accompanied by Aam Aadmi Party leader District Secretary Prabhjot Kaur, Malvinder Singh Kang – District President AAP, Advocate Amardeep Kaur State Vice President AAP Vyapar Mandal, Jaspal Singh, President Hanuman Mandir Committee – Prem Sharma, Babu Ram Hamdard – President, Madan Lal Bansal – Senior Vice President. . President Kamal Kumar Sharma – Treasurer, Gulshan Kumar Sharma, Prem Garg, Prem Chand Goyal, Atma Ram Agarwal, Mukesh Mittal, Sukhdev Singh Patwari Councillor, Ramandeep Kaur Kumbra Councillor, Aruna Vishisht Councillor, Gurmeet Kaur, Balraj Singh Gill, Fulraj Singh, Paramjit Singh Kahlon Former Councillor, Gurmeet Singh Walia, Former Councillor RP Sharma, Balraj Singh Gill, Former Councillor Jasveer Kaur Atli, Akindar Singh Gosal were also present.

Over 800 participate in Electric Solar Vehicle Championship at Campus of Chandigarh Group of Colleges

Mohali: Players of teams from different states of the country were racing through self-made electronic solar cars and e-bikes, thousands of youngsters were cheering as they watched the matches being played by about 800 students .The view from the track was like a Formula car race. It might be called Asia’s largest Electric Solar Vehicle Championship 8.0. 21 teams of students from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa and other states participated in the competition.
On the last day of competition the players of almost every team competed with each other and Nirma University Gujarat team emerged victorious in the e-car competition and was awarded a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 60,000. NIIT Jalandhar and Nirma University were second and third ad won prizes of Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. Similarly, Sri Rama Krishna Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu emerged victorious in the e-bike competition while the team from MIT School of Engineering, Maharashtra bagged the third position. Judges of 14 reputed institutes were called to examine the performance of each vehicle under different criteria. They conducted various technical tests to check the steering ability, charging capacity, speed and speed of the vehicles. At that moment zig-zag patterns were created for e-bikes and e-karts to test their control and stability and their maximum speed.
Raj Kumar Verka, Cabinet Minister for Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities, New and Renewable Energy Resources, Medical Education and Research, Punjab Government inaugurated this national level competition. While PEDA CEO Navjot Singh Randhawa and PTU Dean Academic Dr.Vikas Chawla were the special guest. Appreciating the technical solar cars manufactured by the students, Cabinet Minister Verka lauded the efforts made by CGC President Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal.

FSSAI process made online to eliminate corruption: Dr Adarshpal Kaur

Mohali: District health department once again appeal to the Food Business Operators (FBO) of the district that under the Food Safety Act, every FBO is required to obtain a Food Safety License or Registration Certificate and the whole process of getting registered is online stated Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur.
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said every shopkeeper or even hawker or rehri-fariwala dealing in food and beverages must get a registration certificate or license, for which there is no need to visit the Health department or Civil Surgeon office. Registration certificate or license can be obtained by applying online at for which government fee is charged and added the purpose of making this process online is to eradicate corruption but many shopkeepers or FBOs are wasting their time by visiting the health department office for inquiries etc. She said that for any information regarding this, District Health Officer Dr Subhash Kumar may be contacted on his Mobile No. 98766 43047.
Sharing important information again, Civil Surgeon said that from January 1, 2022, it is mandatory for all the Food Business Operators (FBOs) to mention license/Registration number on cash receipts, invoices and bills.
Civil Surgen said this rule is being implemented across the country from January 1, 2022 by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the convenience of the people.
Dr Adarshpal Kaur, added that through this registration number which is issued by the FSSAI or health department, the customer would be able to ensure that the shopkeeper from whom they are buying any food item has License/registration number or not. Sometimes when customer complaints against a shopkeeper or a food business operator, the health department may find it difficult to trace the shopkeeper’s complete address or details due to which the grievances are not resolved. Now if a customer complaints against a food business operator, then they can complain by quoting the License/Registration number.

Mayor Jeeti Sidhu Inaugurates 3 open air Gyms and Paver Blocks worth Rs 75 Lakh

Mohali: Mohali Municipal Corporation Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu today inaugurated the work of 3 open air gyms and paver blocks in Sectors 78, 79 and 80 of Mohali at a cost of Rs. 75 lakhs. Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu said that new gyms for Rs 5 crore are being given to residents so that residents can get facility near their homes.
Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu said in this period of corona pandemic it is very important for people to exercise and said that in order to fight corona, the inner strength to fight against diseases is very much needed and this strength comes with exercise and doctors also recommend daily exercise. He said that by installing open air gym in the parks, people get modern exercise machines near their homes and they do not have to spend extra money to go to expensive gyms.
Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu said that similarly in Mohali wherever there is a need, paver blocks are being installed as per the opinion and need of the people.
Mayor Jeeti Sidhu said that the people of Mohali have shown trust in him and elected him as the Mayor of Mohali Municipal Corporation and it is his responsibility to provide maximum facilities to the people by using their money wisely. He said that the money coming in the form of property tax in Mohali Municipal Corporation belonged to the people of Mohali and he would not allow this money to be misused.
Mayor Jeeti Sidhu said that this is the reason why he himself reviews every development work with his team and area councillors so that no compromise can be made with the quality.
He said that MLA and former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu had brought several major projects in Mohali in which construction of Medical College had already started and construction of bridge on the road leading to Jujhar Nagar had also started. He said that besides this the construction of community center in Phase 3B1 has already started and the work of upgrading the adjoining dispensary and construction of hospital has also been almost completed and it would be started soon.
Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi was specially present on the occasion, among others present on the occasion were Councillor Sucha Singh Kalor’ Councillor Harjit Singh Bholu, Councillor Kulwinder Kaur Bachal besides Navjot Singh Bachal, Seema Singh Principal Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mewa Singh, Joga Singh Parmar, Suresh Kumar, Jaswinder Singh, Natha Singh, Paramjit Singh Walia , Krishan Singh, Hardial Chand Barbar, Lakhvir Singh, Jassi Gill, Lakhmeer Singh, Mr. Monga and other dignitaries were present.

A gangster escaped from police trap in Mohali

Mohali: Tensions flared up at the Ambedkar Society in sector 76 Mohali, few meters walking distance away from District Administrative Complex and Police Headquarters Sector 76 in Mohali today when the police found out that a notorious gangster was hiding in the society and a heavy police force in plain clothes visited the Ambedkar Society.
Senior police officials entered and started search operation in the society and a man managed to flee from the society in his car as soon as the information regarding the police force’s entry into the society spread. According to sources, the occupant of the car hit the security guard deployed by the society at the main gate before fleeing from the scene with the damaged car.
According to the police officials, there was a person named Gagan Deep Singh who lived in the tower number D 6 and a search operation was conducted in the society by the police.
However, police officers made great efforts to arrest the fugitive, including the car, but the man managed to flee the scene along with the damaged car. Talking to DSP Ramandeep Singh about the whole incident, he said that the person was wanted in a case of fraud of Rs 50 lakh. A trap was set for the arrest of the accused on the basis of confidential information. However, the accused managed to escape from the scene.

Utility poles pasted with posters

Mohali: Posters are growing like bark on trees on utility poles in Mohali.
A cheap and effective way for businesses to catch the eye of customers is an old-fashioned poster affixed to a wall or pole in high pedestrian areas.
It’s a method of advertising most people will tolerate in small doses, but when utility poles are so coated with posters that they’re like a thick skin, it’s a tacky irritant.
Residents added, “Every day, somebody puts up a new one on top of a pre-existing poster,” and added the old ones are never removed and demanded, there should be a provision for a legal action against anyone indulged in such practice.
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13 Lok Sabha in-charges appointed

Chandigarh: As state assembly polls are scheduled to be held early next year, Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma has appointed in-charges in all 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
State BJP General Secretary Dr Subhash Sharma said Avinash Rai Khanna has been appointed in charge of Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina of Ludhiana, Union Minister Som Prakash of Hoshiarpur, Prof Rajinder Bhandari of Gurdaspur, Narendra Parmar of Jalandhar, Mohan Lal Garg of Ferozepur, DP Chandan of Faridkot, Kewal Kumar of Khadoor Sahib, Shivbir Singh Rajan of Fatehgarh Sahib, Bikramjit Singh Cheema of Sangrur, Sanjeev Bhardwaj of Patiala, Naresh Sharma of Sri Anandpur Sahib and Dr Subhash Verma has been appointed in charge of Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency.
BJP State General Secretary Dr Sharma said all these senior BJP leaders are well acquainted with the work and ideology of the organization, therefore, this responsibility has been entrusted to them.

One-time waiver on interest to property taxpayers in Haryana State

About 18 lakh 80 thousand property tax payers of the state will get relief

Chandigarh: Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that till March 31, 2022, state government has decided to give one-time waiver on the interest of property tax to those who have not paid their pending property tax dues from the year 2010-11 to the year 2020-21, a proposal in this regard has been approved by the Chief Minister Haryana.
Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that if such property taxpayers pay all their property tax dues by March 31, 2022, then they will be given the benefit of the one-time waiver on interest and said that whoever has arrears of property tax till March 31, 2021 and pays all his property tax by March 31, 2022, then all such property taxpayers will get a one-time waiver in interest.
Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister said that with this decision, about 18 lakh 80 thousand property tax payers of the state will get relief which includes residential, commercial, industrial, institutions etc.
The Urban Local Bodies Minister informed that a proposal had been received in this regard that due to prevailing conditions on account of COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of property owners, is facing financial crunch could not take the benefit of property tax scheme announced by the Government from time to time.
“As such property owners are not able to pay their property tax dues/arrears due to such financial constraints and requested to waive off the interest on dues and arrears of property tax pending upto 2020-21 so as to provide relief/aid to such property owners. Therefore, the State Government has decided to provide relief/assistance to such property tax payers by accepting the request to waive the interest on arrears of property tax pending till the year 2020-21,” said Anil Vij.

New COVID/Vaccination Restrictions from 15 January in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Government has also imposed new COVID/Vaccination restrictions amid Omicron fear, restrictions will be imposed w.e.f. 15-01-2022:-
1) In public places with large gatherings like SabziMandi, Grain Markets, Public Transport, Parks religious places Malls, shopping complexes, Haats, Local Market and other similar places only fully vaccinated (second Dose)adult persons or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol are to be allowed.
2) All Government/Board/Corporation offices located in Chandigarh to allow only fully vaccinated (second Dose) Adult Persons (including their employees) or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol.
3) Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Mall, Shopping Complexes, Cinema Halls, Gym and Fitness Centers to allow only fully vaccinated (second Dose) Adult Persons (including their employees) or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol.
4) Both Private and Government Sector Banks to allow only fully vaccinated (second Dose) Adult Persons (Including their employees) or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol. Instruction to these banks may be given, accordingly.

Why Badals are not responsible for Bargari firing incident..?

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister while launching a scathing attack against the Badals, said that if General Dyer was responsible for the Jallianwala massacre then “why not the Badals for firing on innocent and peaceful protesters at Bargari”.
“Our great revolutionary Shaheed Udham Singh had waited for years to avenge the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh where hundreds of innocent people were killed by the Britishers on the orders of General Dyer…Unarmed Sikhs, who were peacefully chanting hymns, were killed in the firing at Bargari and son-father duo Sukhbir Singh Badal and Parkash Singh Badal, leaders of Akali Dal, are solely responsible for this incident,” said Channi, addressing a gathering at grain market in Sunam.
Saluting the contribution of Shaheed Udham Singh in the freedom struggle, Channi said that his head bows in reverence for this land which has produced the great revolutionary Shaheed Udham Singh and he was also feeling honoured that the memorial at Sunam Udham Singh Wala has come up during the tenure of his government.
Channi said that his government would soon unveil the statue of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Badrukhan village near Sangrur city as the preparations were already in full swing.
Continuing his attack on the Badals, Channi alleged that the Badals looted the state exchequer in the past and right after taking office as the Chief Minister, “I directed the newly inducted Cabinet Minister Raja Warring to act tough against the illegal transport business of the Badals.”“I asked Raja Warring that I want to see the illegal buses of Badals impounded in the police stations.
He acted accordingly and could be seen wholeheartedly chasing the buses and acting against the defaulters sternly,” he said while praising his Cabinet colleague. Training guns at SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, Channi said that he was trying to copy his actions but has failed miserably to win over the confidence of the people whom they mercilessly looted during their tenure.
Terming AAP leader Kejriwal an outsider, the Chief Minister said that Punjab is not the shamlaat land and Punjabis will never let any outsider to take over the power. “Kejriwal tendered an unconditional apology to the Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia in the drugs issue but our Government has lodged an FIR against Majithia which has landed the Akali leader in the soup,” he said.

Akali Dal leaders join BJP

New Delhi: BJP in Punjab seems to be in full swing preparation for the 2022 assembly pollsand the farm laws repeal seems to have had impact on BJP’s popularity as Four Shiromani Akali Dal leaders joined BJP at party headquarters in New Delhi today.
Among those who joined the BJP include Shiromani Akali Dal leader Jagdeep Singh Nakai, YAD leader Akali Dal Ravipreet Singh Sindhu, Shamser Singh Rai, State President from OBC society, and Senior SAD leader Harpal Singh Desumajra.
BJP in Punjab has made an alliance with former CM Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress(PLC) and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s SAD (Sanyukt).

Punjab Sectt Employees’ protest continues

Chandigarh: The employees of the Punjab Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh continued their strike today too, second day in a row.
The entire Secretariat was empty, employees are staging a protest on the call of Joint Employees Forum Punjab and UT, Joint Action Committee of all the organizations of Punjab Civil Secretariat Association, and Punjab Civil Secretariat Staff Association.

Ajay Pandey promoted as Additional Director General of Police

Chandigarh: Punjab Government has promoted Ajay Pandey Inspector General of Police (absorbed officer) as Additional Director General of Police (ADGP).
A 2004 batch IPS officer AK Pandey was promoted following the recommendations of DGP, Punjab and concurrence given by the Department of Finance.
The orders regarding his promotion come into force with immediate effect.
A prominent social worker and President Youngesters Welfare Society Nitish Vij congratulated Sh Ajay Pandey on his appointment as ADGP and wished his experience and commitment will surely take Punjab Police to greater heights.

Saka-E-Sirhind held at Mohali

Sikh Gurus devoted everything for the country, its dignity and culture

Mohali: Paying rich tributes to the four martyred children (Char Sahibzade) of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Municipal Corporation Mohali with an aim of promotion of Punjabi history and language organised a Punjabi play Saka -E-Sirhind at Shivalik Public School, Phase-6 Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar.
Saka – E – Sirhind was inaugurated by Dr. Kamal Kumar Garg Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar with flowers of devotion to Sahibzada of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Mata GujriJi.
MC Commissioner Dr Kamal Garg said that Sikh Gurus devoted everything for the country, its dignity and culture, are a great source of inspiration for all of us.
The play “-Saka-E-Sirhind” was performed by the artists of Sarghi Kala Kendra, Mohali, during the play historical events were beautifully presented by the participating artists.
Event was attended by Mr. Amarjit Singh Sidhu, Mayor, Mr.Amrik Singh Somal, Senior Deputy Mayor, and Mr. Kuljit Singh Bedi, Deputy Mayor.
SAS Nagar is named after Sahibzada Ajit Singh, the eldest son of Guru Gobind Singh ji, so the main purpose of this event was to make the people of the city aware of its important history.
Event was attended by Mr.Amarjit Singh Sidhu, Mayor, Mr. Amrik Singh Somal, Senior Deputy Mayor, and Mr.Kuljit Singh Bedi, Deputy Mayor, Mrs. Harkirat Kaur Chane, Joint Commissioner, Davinder Kaur Walia MC and many other prominent personalities of SAS Nagar.
Participants, artists, were honored andresidents lauded the efforts of Municipal Corporation for organising a great memorable event.

Former Health Minister and Constituency MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu fullfills the demand of Muslim community

Beware of Kulwant Singh who is coming to cheat by wearing Aam Aadmi Party cover : Balbir Singh Sidhu

Mohali: Mohali MLA and former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today laid the foundation stone for the cemetery of the Muslim community at Sector 57, Mohali.
Mohali MLA and former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that Rs.50 lakh will be spent on this cemetery and it would be prepared and handed over to the Muslim community, Sidhu said, the long standing demand of the Muslim community is being fulfilled and added that he had always considered the Muslim community as his family and is always ready to solve their problems and promised he would continue to make every effort to meet the needs of the Muslim community.
Mohali Municipal Corporation Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu, Senior Deputy Mayor Amrik Singh Somal, Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi, Councillor Jagdish Jagga, President of the Muslim community Gulfam Ali, Saleem, Abid Ali, Tipu Khan, Saudagar Khan, Balwinder Singh, Vinod Kumar, Jaswant Singh, Principal Rahi and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Speaking about Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Mohali Assembly constituency, former mayor Kulwant Singh, MLA Sidhu said that the former mayor had already betrayed the people of Mohali and the political parties he was associated with.
Balbir Singh Sidhu said that it is the nature of former mayor Kulwant Singh to cheat and now former mayor Kulwant Singh is coming to deceive the people of Mohali in the guise of Aam Aadmi Party candidate. Sidhu urged all the residents of Mohali to beware of former mayor Kulwant Singh and said that for the development of Mohali it was necessary to stay away from such fraudsters.
Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu appealed to the people of Mohali to cast maximum votes and elect Mohali MLA and former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu in the forthcoming Assembly elections. He said that the development work done by the Constituency MLA and former Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu in Mohali are visible and continuous development is taking place which was due to the former Health Minister and Constituency MLA Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu.

Residents scared of stray dogs

Mohali: Residents are scared of stray dogs roaming about or sitting in packs at different places in Mohali as it has become a public nuisance. Many stray dogs in the Mohali are ferocious and aggressive and can be seen fighting on the streets, making it difficult for pedestrians may be kids, ladies, senior citizens and commuters to cross and reach their destinations. Residents urged the local civic body and the administration to look into the matter. Who cares..???