The bench said, 'The law enforcement agencies and pollution control boards should strictly ensure the compliance of the court order on ban of the bursting of crackers.'

Attributes shallow smog to 2 factors: meteorological and local pollution; adds that conditions likely to persist

According to local weather department officials, the dip in temperature and lesser wind conditions have resulted in the suspension of particulate matter in the air.

493 from Mohali city, followed by 316 from different villages in the district and 173 from Nayagaon. The health department had collected the samples of 1,880 suspected persons.

The health department has already issued showcause notices to government institutions, including schools, after a team found mosqutiogenic conditions in their premises.

The DC also directed the officials to conduct surprise checks at night as illegal mining is usually done around that time.

At present, the H1N1 testing is being done in Chandigarh only at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32.

In some places, there was two and a half feet of water. Many residents watched helplessly as water entered their homes in almost all phases of Mohali, which was the worst hit in the Tricity.

Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Dullo had asked several questions, including if “it is a fact that the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country, particularly in the states of Punjab an

“The commission agent filed a case in the court against the farmer. He had deposited a cheque in the bank without informing the farmer.