Danger lurks in Sector 33 park: Punjab human rights panel demands report from Chandigarh MC chief


Learning suo-motu of the apparent risk lurking in a park in Sector 33, flagged in a recent report by an English daily, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has requested a report from the civic organization

Judge Nirmaljit Kaur, a member of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, taking suo-motu notice of the case, requested a report from the UT City Commissioner before the next court date – December 1, 2022.

The collapse, which surfaced about two months ago, has now engulfed part of the park’s metal fence. Residents, meanwhile, claimed that despite repeated complaints, authorities have turned a blind eye to the problem – which has worsened after the recent wave of rain in the town.

Other news in brief:

Man detained for playing Palsora


Police arrested a Palsora resident on Monday for playing near the lamppost at Palsora Barrier and recovered 24,600 of his possession. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered at the Sector 39 Police Station.

Man fooled by 1.73L in immigration fraud


Police arrested a resident of the town for allegedly deceiving a man from Jalandhar 1.73 lakh under the guise of offering help to send him overseas. In his complaint, Rajiv Kumar Nanglu alleged that Saurabh Sharma of Sector 23 demanded money in exchange for help in obtaining a Canadian visa. One case has been registered.

Raga performances mark Tourism Day event


The UT Tourism Department held a raga show at Sukhna Lake on Tuesday to celebrate World Tourism Day. CIHM and AIHM students welcomed tourists and visitors with rose buds at various tourist spots like Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Chandigarh Railway Station and International Airport.

Flashmob organized to raise awareness about cleanliness


Focusing on mobilizing action and engaging citizens towards the vision of building a waste-free city, the municipality on Tuesday held a flash mob as part of the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav in the market square of the Sector 17. The flash mob was organized by a group of NSS volunteers from MCM DAV College, Sector 36, with support from Leo Club Chandigarh Fortune.

Water pipeline work at the Sec-46 park begins


Anindita Mitra Municipality kicked off work on laying a new tertiary treated water pipe at Shrub Garden, Sector 46 on Tuesday in the presence of Regional Councilor Gurpreet Singh Gabbi and local residents.

75 city parks cleaned in one day’s drive


The municipality carried out cleaning work in 75 parks on Tuesday as part of the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav. Mayor Sarbjit Kaur kicked off the one-day ride to Manimajra. Pruning, trimming of hedges, cleaning of walkways and outdoor gym equipment, painting of children’s games were carried out in all parks.

Sustainability in the spotlight at an Indo-French seminar


Chandigarh Municipal Corporation took part in the session of the Indo-French Seminar on Sustainable Urban Development held at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi on Monday. MC Chief Engineer NP Sharma joined the session as keynote speaker. Discussions were held on recent advances, challenges and opportunities in sustainable water purification technologies and analytical techniques.

PU invites applications for vacant seats


Panjab University (PU) has called for applications for the 11 vacant MTech seats in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The format of the admission form can be downloaded from the department website nsnt.puchd.ac.in. or from the link https://nsnt.puchd.ac.in/show-noticeboard.php?nbid=4. Applicants are advised to send the completed admission form along with self attested photocopies of various certificates/documents in a single PDF either on mail id cnsnt@puchd.ac.in or hand in the paper copy in the center before October 6th.

Short term course ends at PEC


A five-day short course on “Product and Process Design for Sustainable Manufacturing” concluded at the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) on Tuesday. It was organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department of PEC in collaboration with the Center for Design Innovation, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The objective of the course was to develop an understanding of the current state of research in the field of product and process design.

CGC orientation ends


The six-day orientation program for new students in the 2022-23 founding group of Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhan Jeri ended on Tuesday. Over 3,500 students from different states attended the orientation, where they were welcomed by President Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal.

IISER celebrates the 16th founding day


The Mohali Institute of Science Education and Research of India celebrated its 16th founding day on Tuesday. About 8,000 tricity students visited the lab facilities for special demonstrations on topics including science, math, computing, robotics and archaeology. Principal J Gowrishankar encouraged the students to pursue scientific studies.


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