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.

In Mansa’s Ramditewala village, farm labourer Narinder Pal Singh took his own life by jumping before a train Sunday evening.

Locals said they would vote only those who would take environment and drugs issues of the area seriously and on a priority basis.

Experts also elaborated on the options available with farmers apart from stubble burning. The theme of today’s session was Challenges and Solutions for Comprehensive Straw Management.

The efforts of the department to prevent the vector-borne diseases had started as early as in February when special envelopes were released in a bid to create awareness among the public regarding t