More than 700 Safai Karamcharis given appointment letters

More than 700 Safai Karamcharis given appointment letters

Mohali: Fulfilling the long demands, today more than 700 Safai Karamcharis have been given appointment letters by Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu in presence of Mayor Amarjeet Singh Jeeti Sidhu.
There was happiness all over on the face of employees who got appointments letters today. It is pertinent to mention here that all the safai karamcharis have been recruited by the Municipal Corporation will work at DC Rates. Earlier, in the House meeting Mayor Mohali Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu had said that the recruitment process of Safai Karamcharis is in process.
Safai Karamcharis Union President Pawan Godyal said they are thankful to Congress Govt. and Balbir Singh Sidhu for this big achievement and will always stand with him.

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Mohali will be revived as Industrial hub: Kulwant Singh

Government not taking action against corrupt officials of Punjab Communications

Mohali : Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Mohali Kulwant Singh today held talks with Industrial workers of Mohali and assured that he would do his utmost to uplift Mohali as an Industrial hub.
AAP Candidate Kulwant Singh assured that full attention would be paid to the employment of industrial workers and added AAP would create more employment opportunities by promoting big and small scale industries. Kulwant Singh reminded that there was the time when Industrial Area Mohali had companies like Punwire, JCT, Power Pax, TCL etc. where thousands of workers were working, had been shut due to wrong policies of the governments and thousands of people working in such companies had lost their jobs.
Kulwant Singh said that AAP party leaders had also raised questions in the Assembly from the government regarding the scams taking place in Punjab Communications Limited (PUNCOM), a prominent public sector company in Mohali and also through the media, but no action is being taken against corrupt officials.
Kulwant Singh said that with the formation of AAP government in Punjab the closed Industrial units would be restarted and the Punjab Communications Company would not be allowed to shut down under any circumstances and strict action would be taken against its corrupt officials and said that his party is committed to towards the development of the industrial sector and the problems of the industrial workers would be addressed on priority basis.

New Year Gift by Mohali Mayor Jeeti Sidhu

Mayor Mohali Municipal Corporation Jeeti Sidhu presented gift to 733 Safai Karamcharis

  • 733 safai Karamcharis to be hired at DC rate in Mohali
  • Proposal passed to write a letter to the Center to start international flights from Mohali

Mohali: Today, the first meeting of the House on New Year was convened by the Mayor Mohali Municipal Corporation Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu. In which many resolutions were passed in spite of the uproar caused by the councillors of the opposition parties.
In the meeting of the Municipal Corporation, the proposal to write a letter to the Center to start International flights was passed, it was informed that the process of issuing appointment letters for keeping 733 safai karamcharis on contract at DC rate would be started by the end of this week.
Covid rules were given slip by all other than Mayor.
It was decided in the meeting that a letter would be written to the Center to start direct flights from Mohali to USA, Canada and other countries. Apart from this, the Union Ministry of Railways has written a letter to the government to start a direct bus service from Gurugram to the city to make a permanent stop at Mohali railway station for trains going to religious places.
During the meeting, promotion of employees and all other proposals were passed unanimously.
Two booster plots will be set up in Phases 8 and 8B of Mohali at a cost of Rs. 20 million. In addition, two ponds will be beautified. In the meeting, proposals were passed to get the housing societies working and to install energy saving devices on booster pumps.
During the meeting, Councillors from the opposition alleged that work was not being done in their wards for which mayor said that the same work is being done in all the wards. The allegations being made by the opposition are baseless.
Mohali Mayor said that the interest of the people should be discussed in the meeting and not politics. All the resolutions were passed among the opposition.
Technical problem at the bus stand site: Mayor
Mayor Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu said that there is a technical problem in the site of bus stand in Sector 77 which will be cleared in a day or two. There is no dispute about the site. In response to the question, Mayor said that it is the responsibility of the center to remove all the technical difficulties regarding the flights to be started from the airport. Mayor said that all the development works are being carried out record breaking development works have been carried out in every ward without any discrimination by taking all along and as per the need of the Mohali residents.
Corporation Commissioner Kamal Garg, Senior Deputy Mayor Amrik Singh Somal, Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi were also present.

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Enthusiasm among Mohali residents to meet and support Kulwant Singh

Mohali: Residents and voters of Mohali Assembly constituency are seen to be in great cheers in support of Kulwant Singh as Aam Aadmi Party candidate, who got a huge response when dozens of families from other parties joined the Aam Aadmi Party in presence of Kulwant Singh AAP candidate from Mohali constituency during election campaign in village Sohana.
During Kulwant Singh’s election campaign, people in village Sohana were very excited to meet their candidate Kulwant Singh and assured that Aam Aadmi Party leader Kulwant Singh will win with a big lead.
Seeing the influx of people in his favor, Kulwant Singh said that he would always be indebted to the people of Mohali for their support and faith entrusted in him by the local residents and voters. He said that the day was not far away when the name of Sidhu brothers would be erased from Mohali.
It is to be mentioned that during the program conducted under the leadership of Surinder Singh Baidwan Roda, former Councillor, Mohali from village Sohana, a mass gathering was seen in favor of AAP candidate Kulwant Singh.
Prabhjot Kaur General Secretary AAP, Baldev Singh Kang, Kamaljit Kaur former MC Mohali, Nambardar Harsangat Singh Sohana, Balwinder Singh Kaka, Sushil Kumar Atli, Ashok Kumar Panch , Daljit Singh Panch, Ashwani Kumar Panch, CharanjitKaur, Amarjit Kaur were also present.

Mohali Civic body fails to keep check on stray cattle

Mohali: Cattle roaming, squatting on main roads and roundabouts are a common sight in Mohali which leads to road mishap and results in hindrance to the smooth flow of vehicular traffic.
Residents added authorities must pay heed to it as the foggy season is around the corner.
Anothe resident added we can see cows around garbage points or sitting in middle of the roads, often becoming the cause of road accidents.
Residents have complaint to the concern Municipal Corporation but nothing has been done to control/Keep check on stray cattle in Mohali.
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PM Modi’s rally will be a great success: Sukhvinder Singh Goldy

Kharar : BJP Kharar team is putting up all efforts to ensure Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally is a great success. A meeting was held by former BJP Mohali District President Sukhwinder Singh Goldy, who along with his team visited the villages of Kharar Constituency regarding Ferozepur rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5th January.
BJP leader Sukhwinder Singh Goldy said preparations are being made to arrange the transportation of workers and people from Kharar Assembly constituency for the scheduled rally.
During the meeting, Sukhvinder Singh Goldy added that for the rally of PM Modi, workers from every booth would participate.
BJP leader also added that the BJP is fully prepared for the upcoming State assembly elections and the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be held on January 5 will be historic.
BJP government will be formed in Punjab after the up-coming assembly elections added Sukhvinder Singh Goldy.
Daljit Singh Saini, Rakesh Gupta, Arun Sharma, Kulwinder Dhiman, Kanwaljit Singh, Gurvinder Singh were also present in the meeting.

Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu reacts on fake news on social media

Mohali: Mohali MLA and Former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today called a press conference against a fake news being circulating against him, that the has had a round of talks with Amit Shah and is about to join BJP.
While addressing media Mohali MLA Balbir Sing Sidhu said that for the last few days there had been fake news in circulation on the social media about him (Balbir Singh Sidhu)joining BJP to which he totally denied and said it’s totally a fake news.
Mohali MLA Sidhu added that he is a Congress man and will remain a hard core solider of congress forever.

DC Mohali greets residents and appeals to follow Covid norms

Mohali: As we enter the New Year 2022, Deputy Commissioner Ms Isha Kalia while talk with the team of The Aman Sandesh Times said, I, wish you all a Happy New Year! We know last year was challenging, and I pray that New Year 2022 will bring more special moments for all of you and your family.
Happy New Year 2022 and made an appeal to all to follow Covid norms and added, “We need to follow covid protocol to break the coronavirus transition cycle in the district. We are serious about the health and security of the people, and the administration is taking concrete steps and keeping a watchful eye on every aspect.” Mohali DC Ms Isha Kalia also appealed to the people to ensure a compliance with the Covid rules set by the government and the administration including wearing of masks, maintain social distancing.
“Extensive arrangements have been made at the administration level to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Ms Kalia also informed that there is sufficient stock available for the second dose and appealed to the people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The health department is monitoring persons infected with the virus. A control room has been set up by the administration along with various helpline numbers for medical services, information related to prevention of Covid-19.
“Risk of corona virus has not completely gone away, so it is our collective responsibility to follow guidelines to end the prevailing situation,” DC said.
Deputy Commissioner also sought cooperation of media persons to make people aware of Covid-19 pandemic and its hazards.

Leaders condole loss of lives in Mata Vaishno Devi shrine stampede

Chandigarh: At least 12 people died and over a dozen were injured in the stampede that took place around 2.30 am near Gate 3 outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine atop the Trikuta hills, about 50 km from Jammu.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and several other leaders today condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.
Haryan CM in a tweet stated: “Deeply saddened to hear about the accident that took place at Mata Vaishno Devi at Jammu. May God grant peace to the departed souls and I pray for speedy recovery of the injured. My condolences to the bereaved families. We are ready to help in any way possible.”
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, “My profound condolences to the bereaved families who lost their dear ones in a stampede at mata vaishno devi shrine. I pray for a speedy and complete recovery of those injured.”
Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed shock over the incident.
Shocked at the large scale deaths in the stampede at Mata Vaishno devi Devi shrine in Katra. My condolences to the families of the dozen deceased. May the almighty grant them eternal peace. I also wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the tragic incident,” the SAD chief said in a tweet.
“Deeply pained by the tragic news of several lives lost due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno devi Temple. My sympathies with the bereaved families in this toughest hour of grief. May Guru Sahib grant peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to the injured,” said Harsimrat Kaur.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said he was deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of lives. “Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers for a speedy recovery of those injured,” he said in a tweet.

Posters welcome an ugly look

Mohali: Posters and other election-related material, which has defaced walls, sign boards including various properties in the city, are yet to be removed. The political parties and expected candidates display their posters in every nook of their constituency. Apart from private properties posters can also be seen on public buildings and religious places.
Residents demand Administration should take initiatives in this regard.
It has also been suggested by the readers of The Aman Sandesh Times that, political parties should strictly warn their activists not to display any poster on public property or religious places and added, there should be a provision for a legal action against political parties indulging in such practice.
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‘Mukh Mantri Punjab Motia Mukt” campaign concludes successfully in district- Dr Adarshpal Kaur

Mohali: On successful completion of ‘Mukh Mantri Punjab Motia Mukt Abhiyan”, Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur informed, a total of 310 patients suffering from cataract have been operated upon and 8877 people have been screened by eye specialists in government health facilities across the district since November 26.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said, a total of 149 operations have been performed at District Hospital Mohali, 52 operations at Sub-divisional hospital in Derabassi and 109 operations at Sub-divisional hospital in Kharar.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said, that with a view to ensure better healthcare facilities to the people of the state, the campaign was launched on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on November 26 all across the state. Dr Adarshpal lauded the efforts of Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Renu Singh, doctors and other health care staff for making the campaign a complete success.
It is pertinent to mention her that, private hospitals were also made part of this drive, which continued till December 31.
An awareness van also visited different places in the district. Eye camps were organized in the district as part of the drive, wherein the eye sight of the people was thoroughly examined and those found suffering with cataract were operated upon after a period of 15 days free of cost.
“The transportation facility including pick up and drop back was also provided to the people along with the refreshments for the people undergoing operations”, said the officer, adding that free spectacles were also provided to those operated upon. She appealed to the people of the district to visit government health facilities to avail full benefit of quality health care services.

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 www.foscos.fssai.gov.in 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.