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EC deploys three EVMs at each Chandigarh booth EC deploys three EVMs at each Chandigarh booth

 

Chandigarh, Each polling booth in Chandigarh, going to the polls on Sunday, will have three electronic voting machines (EVMs) to accommodate 36 Lok Sabha candidates.

Since an EVM can carry only 16 names, the Election Commission has arranged for three EVMs at each booth to accommodate all the candidates as well as the 'none of the above' (NOTA) option.

There are 597 booths at 191 polling stations in the 'City Beautiful'.

Chandigarh ignored in funds' allocation-Pawan  Bansal Chandigarh ignored in funds' allocation-Pawan Bansal



Chandigarh, Chandigarh has been deliberately ignored in allocation of funds and one of the country's oldest varsities, the Panjab University, was also starved of funds, Congress nominee and former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.

Besides bringing in funds for Chandigarh from the Centre, restoring the glory and prestige of the city known for its tree cover, lush green parks and gardens are his other top priorities.

"I will bring requisite funds from the Centre for health, education and all-round development of the city," Bansal told IANS in an interview here on Tuesday.

Pollution key issue for Chandigarh voters: ADR Pollution key issue for Chandigarh voters: ADR



New Delhi, Voters in Chandigarh wanted end of water, air and noise pollution, and improvement in hospitals or primary healthcare centres in the city, revealed the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) survey.

For the survey, around 500 voters in Chandigarh were asked about their priorities and voting pattern. It revealed that water and air pollution (45.96 per cent), noise pollution (45.57 per cent) and improvement in condition of hospitals or primary healthcare centres (45.15 per cent) were their top priorities, said ADR.

Kirron Kher files nomination for Chandigarh Kirron Kher files nomination for Chandigarh

 

Chandigarh, With Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled Haryana and Uttarakhand as well as actor husband Anupam Kher by her side, outgoing Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher filed her nomination papers for a second term on Thursday in the Lok Sabha elections.

Chandigarh has a sizeable population of people hailing from Haryana and Uttarakhand, which explained the presence of Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Trivendra Singh Rawat on the occasion.

Kirron Kher files nomination for Chandigarh Kirron Kher files nomination for Chandigarh

 

Chandigarh, With Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled Haryana and Uttarakhand as well as actor husband Anupam Kher by her side, outgoing Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher filed her nomination papers for a second term on Thursday in the Lok Sabha elections.

Chandigarh has a sizeable population of people hailing from Haryana and Uttarakhand, which explained the presence of Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Trivendra Singh Rawat on the occasion.

'Nonsense Club' to give tuition for LS polls 'Nonsense Club' to give tuition for LS polls



Chandigarh, The late Jaspal Bhatti's 'Nonsense Club' on Monday announced special 'tuitions' for politicians and voters ahead of the Lok Sabha battle.

Nonsense Club member Savita Bhatti inaugurated the 'Coaching Centre' here and said that the classes were the need of the hour.

"Like for entrance into the Civil Services and professional college, politics has become the most profitable business. With the opening of this Coaching Centre, the voters and leaders will be educated in the latest trends in voting and elections," she said.

Navjot Kaur sore over denial of ticket from Chandigarh Navjot Kaur sore over denial of ticket from Chandigarh


Chandigarh, Upset over not getting a Congress ticket from this Lok Sabha seat, former legislator Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Wednesday said she would have loved if the party had respected a lady and that it is the people who are the actual judge of a candidate.

"It's okay. That is how the party works," Sidhu, wife of Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, told reporters.

Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was re-nominated as the Congress candidate from Chandigarh, which has nearly 6.2 lakh electorates, who will decide its next MP on May 19.

Actor-politician Kirron Kher uses 118% MPLAD funds Actor-politician Kirron Kher uses 118% MPLAD funds

 

Chandigarh, Actor-turned-politician and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher has used 100 per cent of the funds allocated under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in the past five years.

According to official figures, her fund utilisation in the past five years was at 118.49 per cent. Kher has allocated Rs 33.47 crore while the unspent balance with the district authorities is Rs 1.21 crore.

Under the MPLADS, each MP could suggest to the District Collector Rs 5 crore projects per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.

Kejriwal asks Congress, JJP to tie up with AAP in Haryana Kejriwal asks Congress, JJP to tie up with AAP in Haryana

 

Chandigarh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the Congress and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) to join hands with the AAP in Haryana to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections in the state.

In a tweet in Hindi on Wednesday, Kejriwal said: "Desh ke log Amit Shah aur Modi ji ki jodi ko harana chahatey hain. Agar Haryana mein JJP, AAP aur Congress saath ladtey hain toh Haryana ki dasson seaton par BJP haregi. Rahul Gandhi is par vichar karein." (People want to defeat Amit Shah and Modi. If the Congress, JJP and AAP contest in Haryana jointly, the BJP will lose on all 10 seats in Haryana. Rahul Gandhi should think about it).

Rain lashes Chandigarh, nearby areas Rain lashes Chandigarh, nearby areas



Chandigarh, Chandigarh and the nearby cities of Panchkula and Mohali were lashed by rain on Monday.

Light to moderate rain was experienced in most parts of the area, the weather office said.

Haryana votes on May 12; Punjab, Himachal, Chandigarh on May 19 Haryana votes on May 12; Punjab, Himachal, Chandigarh on May 19


Chandigarh, Voting for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana will be held on May 12, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

Voting for 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, four seats in Himachal Pradesh and the lone seat in Chandigarh will be held on May 19.

45,216 children immunized on day one of Pulse Polio Campaign under National Immunization Day 45,216 children immunized on day one of Pulse Polio Campaign under National Immunization Day

 

Chandigarh, March 10, 2019: National Immunization Day is being organized throughout the country from 10th March-12th March 2019z 45,216 children were immunized on day one of Pulse Polio Campaign under National Immunization Day.

Smt. Lippi Parida, wife of Adviser to Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh visited the Pulse Polio booth, Sector 8, Chandigarh and immunized the children. She has appealed to all the residents of the city to get their children in the age group 0- 5 years immunized to achieve 100% coverage during the drive.

Punjab Governor's greetings on Shivratri Punjab Governor's greetings on Shivratri



Chandigarh, Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh V.P. Singh Badnore on Sunday wished the people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri and appealed to them to celebrate it in a spirit of harmony.

In a message, the Governor said Maha Shivratri "reminds us of our pursuit of truth and understanding and symbolises salvation, devotion, dedication and fulfillment in human life".

Foundation stone of 50 kWp SPV Power Plant laid at Lawyers Chamber, District Court Complex Foundation stone of 50 kWp SPV Power Plant laid at Lawyers Chamber, District Court Complex


Chandigarh, 28th February 2019: Smt. Kirron Kher, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Chandigarh today laid the foundation stone of50 kWp SPV Power Plant at Lawyers Chamber, District Court Complex, Sec.43, Chandigarh in the presence of Sh. Balbir Singh, District & Sessions Judge, UT Chandigarh. The Plant is being installed on the rooftop of Lawyers Chamber at a total cost of Rs.23.48 Lakhs under MPLAD Scheme and is being executed by CREST (Chandigarh Renewable Science & Technology Promotion Society). This plant will generate approximately 65000 units of electricity annually which will meet about 25% of the total energy consumption for this Chamber.

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