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  • 14th April, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Chandigarh: Three mortar shells found abandoned at Ramdarbar | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      Three high explosive mortar shells were found abandoned in a garbage pile at Ramdarbar phase 2, triggering panic among local residents on Saturday. AdvertisingA team of Disaster Management, Chandigarh, comprising 18 personnel took the responsibility along with the defence personnel for digging the ground for placing the shells. Defence authorities have received the permission from Ministry of Defence for this.” The shells were found in a secluded ground, which is situated hardly 100 metres away from the thick populated phase-2, Ramdarbar. SP, Chandigarh, Niharika Bhatt, said, “We cannot say whether these shells are live or dead.
    • 400 out of 470 arrested for petty offences are educated: Chandigarh Police figures | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      At least 35 out of these 400 educated accused were found graduates who hold professional courses, including engineering and law degrees. Legal and social experts term the growing trend of educated people entering into the world of crime a “matter of concern”. AdvertisingAs many as 138 educated people out of 400 were arrested for the offence of snatching, 126 for vehicle thefts, 102 for miscellaneous thefts and 34 were arrested for house burglaries. A total of 470 people were arrested for these offences between January 1, 2018 and March 3, 2019. AdvertisingAccording to the data collected from Chandigarh Police by Chandigarh Newsline, at least 400 people out of 470 arrested for burglaries, snatching, motor vehicle thefts in the last 15 months, were found to be educated, with a few even holding professional degrees.
  • 13th April, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Despite 26 parking lots, Chandigarh streets choked with wrongly parked vehicles | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      There are 26 parking lots in the city, including the sole multi-level parking in Sector 17. While one can witness haphazard parking in all surface parking lots of Sector 17, the multilevel parking, worth Rs 50 crore, lies deserted. The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation took possession of all 26 paid parking lots, including the multi level parking, after canceling the parking contract with the Mumbai-based firm. Jam-packed parking lots, bursting at the seams with vehicles, is a common sight in Chandigarh. Draft parking policy remained on papersThe draft parking policy had suggested designated ‘Each Car Space’ (ECS) for houses, congestion charge for parking in high-density commercial markets during peak hours, Residents Welfare Associations managing parking on internal lanes and mandatory plying of staff buses to manage the parking chaos.
  • 12th April, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Chandigarh: Consumer redressal commission dismisses appeal by Westside | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission dismissed the appeal filed by the retail store Westside, at Elante Mall, seeking to set aside a Consumer Forum order directing them to provide free carry bags to all customers. On reaching home, Vasudev found that the Westside store had charged Rs 10 for the carry bag. The purchase of paper carry bags, at all points of time, is entirely optional on the customer, they argued. They argued that after ban on polythene/plastic bags, they provide high quality, environmentally safe paper bags in all its stores. and on the other hand, they are charging for a carry bag and could not give it free of cost to its worthy consumers….”
  • 30th March, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Who said Chandigarh has 95 % segregation when it hasn't kicked off, Sood asks Yadav | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      Sood while questioning the Municipal Commissioner KK Yadav stated as to who gave this information about city having 95 percent segregation when it was actually not true and segregation had not kicked off. MC Commissioner KK Yadav also attributed improper door to door collection and non segregation at household level among reasons why it slipped to 20th position. Claim 2City has achieved more than 95 percent segregation of waste at source from both residential and commercial areas. As Sood constantly raised questions, Yadav told him that the former could ask for a clarification from the Government of India as to from where this 95 percent segregation claim in Chandigarh came from. “Moreover, had we done 95 percent segregation we wouldn’t have got marks of two star rating because of which we ranked at 20th position nationally.
    • De - addiction camp organised in Chandigarh | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      CHANDIGARH: The annual community de-addiction camp was organised by the Department of Psychiatry of Government Medical College and Hospital at Rural Health and Training Centre ( RHTC ) in Chandigarh on Friday.A team consisted of resident doctors, clinical psychologists, social workers, nursing staff provided regular indoor and outdoor services to the patients.A total of 219 patients were registered at the camp of which 62 were new and 157 were follow-up patients.About 18 patients were admitted in the indoor camp of which 16 were alcohol-dependence patients and 2 were nicotine addicts.“Patients, who were registered in the camp, will be seen in the community outreach clinics of the Department of Psychiatry on all working days in Palsora,” said Dr Ajeet Sidana, consultant in-charge.
  • 29th March, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • We dare to dream: Dancers from slum area of Chandigarh | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      I feel blessed that I am having my dance training with High School Dance group. AdvertisingThere are many like Vinod in a group of 45 youngsters who have formed a “High School Dance” dancing group. A group of various youngsters, mostly from slum areas of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, can be seen practicing dance moves in open grounds of Chandigarh and Panchkula in morning and evenings. He says, he learnt his dance moves by watching dance videos on YouTube. He started losing interest in studies and got more inclined towards his friends to try different dancing moves.
  • 28th March, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Solid waste: NGT expresses displeasure
      Tribunal expressed displeasure at the existing status of solid waste management in the city.TC Nautiyal, member secretary, CPCC, said:
    • Graft case: Witness alleges harassment by judicial lock - up munshi | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      Accused in the graft case, Jassi, was arrested by CBI in July 2014, while allegedly accepting Rs 4,000 from Dolly Rani, Sandeep’s mother. Along with Dolly Rani (complainant), the CBI has also made Sandeep a witness in the case. The trial of the case had been initiated in the CBI Court in 2015. Following this, a trap was laid in Sector 40, Chandigarh, where the accused had called Dolly Rani with the money. Sandeep, who is lodged at Burail Jail, Chandigarh, has moved the application in the CBI Court, alleging that he is being harassed by the Head Constable (Munshi) of judicial lock-up, Shiv Dayal.
    • Chd: Private college teachers to intensify protest | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      This includes an increment under CAS, while moving from academic grade pay (AGP) Rs 6,000 to AGP Rs 7,000 and from AGP Rs 7,000 to AGP Rs 8,000.
  • 27th March, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Chandigarh: Liquor vend auctioned for Rs 10.8cr | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      CHANDIGARH: A liquor vend at Dhanas village went for whopping Rs 10.78 crore against the reserve price of Rs 6.50 crore in an auction conducted by the UT Excise and Taxation Department on Wednesday.It was the highest ever bid for a liquor vend in Chandigarh. Earlier in 2017, a liquor vend in Sector 42 had fetched the highest bid amount of Rs 9.51 crore, against the reserve price of Rs 4.46 crore. The auction was held at the Hotel Park view, Sector 24, on Wednesday.The highest bid of Rs 10.78 crore for liquor vend at Dhanas village was made by Kamlesh Jha and company.For the first time, there was e-auctioning of liquor vends in Chandigarh. Last year, the highest bid was made for a liquor vend at Raipur Khurd for Rs 6.60 crore against the reserve price of Rs 2.5 crore.The UT Excise and Taxation department earned a revenue of Rs 343.63 crore from the auction of 81 liquor vends out of the total 98 vends. Last year UT had earned Rs 266 crore.
    • Hoteliers want legal drinking age down to 18 | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      There are 13 states where the legal drinking age is 21 years.Of Punjab’s total population of 2.12 crore, 37.24 lakh fall in the 18-25 age group.Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Association (HRRA), Punjab, has written to Punjab chief minister for reducing the legal drinking age to 18 years, bringing it at par with Goa and other states. “Tourists below the age of 25 years coming from other states raise objections over not being served liquor. CHANDIGARH: The Punjab hospitality industry has sought an amendment in the Punjab Intoxicants Licence and Sales Orders, 1956, to bring down the legal drinking age from 25 years to 18 years.The industry is seeking this with an eye on the 18-25 age group -17% of the state's population - to spur liquor sales.Like Punjab, the legal drinking age in Meghalaya , Delhi, Maharashtra (hard liquor), Haryana and Chandigarh is 25 years while in Sikkim, Puducherry , Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Goa it is 18 years. The association has contended that higher drinking age in Punjab is creating a disparity as well as adversely affecting their business and tourism.The association’s Punjab president, Satish Arora, argued that when a person can vote and hold a driving licence on turning 18 years old, why the bar on consuming liquor. “If you give opportunity to consume alcohol at a little early age, there are chances of the person getting dependent on alcohol as compared to someone who starts at a later stage,” said Dr Sidana.
    • Housing - related cases top list of consumer cases in chandigarh | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      (Written by Sumedha Sharma)AdvertisingAt 7,901, consumer cases relating to housing top the list of cases filed by aggrieved consumers in the UT State Commission since its inception. The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, receives an average of 20 cases a day, the majority of which include property-related cases. The commission had 489 cases pertaining to real estate sector pending with it as of December 2018, according to data shared by Consumers Association, Chandigarh. Interestingly, these cases are not just against fly-by-night property dealers but also against leading builders, which include DLF, Manohar, Sushma, Omaxe, Unitech and BCL. The buyers must read everything before signing any contract,” warns Naveen Sheokand, an advocate.
  • 26th March, 2019 NYOOOZ
    • Chd: Children with Down Syndrome plant saplings | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      Dr Gurjit Kaur shared the data of new born and antenatal screening program being carried out at the Genetic Centre. CHANDIGARH: As a part of world down syndrome celebration on Monday, Chandigarh Down Syndrome Society, (CDSS) Genetic Centre at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID) organised a tree plantation by the children with Down Syndrome Day.The program was inaugurated by Prof BS Chavan, director principal GMCH. In 2015, program was expanded to other major hospitals UT Chandigarh (GMSH-6, Civil hospital Manimajra, Civil hospital 45 and 22 including GMCH-32).Dr Priti Arun joint director GRIID informed parents that GRIID is providing early intervention, special education and vocational training for 57 children with Down Syndrome. The theme World Down Syndrome Day 2019 was ‘Leave No One Behind’ and the event was to unite all children with Down Syndrome and their caregivers through an innovative approach of planting a sampling in a dedicated pot.The parents were told to encourage their children to take care of the plant so that they feel concerned about nature.During the program Prof Chavan informed the parents about his vision to start the genetic Screening Centre in 2007 with the primary aim of prevention of disability. She stated that through prenatal screening program, Genetic Centre is screening pregnant ladies for chromosomal and neural tube defects and 45,852pregnant women have been screened and identified 24 cases of Down Syndrome and 37 cases of Neural tube defect.All the new-borns are screened for three disorders i.e., congenital hypothyroidism (CH), Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and Genetic Centre has screened around 75,544 babies and identified 51 cases of CH, 770 cases of G6PD, and 8 cases of CAH.
    • Chandigarh: Despite hardships, they dream on with spine of steel | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
      She has been consistently playing table tennis at Chandigarh Spinal Rehab since two years and is waiting for an opportunity to show her sporting talent. Vidya is from Bihar, but due to lack of support from her family she moved to Chandigarh Spinal Rehab in December 2017. Vidya says she has not yet thought about marriage.’’I need to make a place for myself in this world. We do not have many role models and that is where I think I can play a role,’’ she signs off. If privileged people can motivate us and be around us, we won’t suffer from depression or anxiety,’’ Vidya adds.