The Mohali Municipal Council (MC) on Thursday decided to renew the existing contracts for undertaking sanitation works in the city with over 82 per cent hike in the present contract amounts.

As the present annual contracts expire on Thursday, the civic body approved extension to the present contractors to continue the job with immediate effect from Friday for at least next two months.

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A team of Forest Department officials was once again attacked by a group of gangsters indulging in illegal mining of sand in the forest areasof Mohali locked under the Land Conservation Act, 1900, on Monday evening.

The third such attack in less than a year has once again exposed the rampant illegal quarrying from the restricted areas in the Chandigarh periphery.

A team of Forest officials,

Work has finally begun to quench the thirst of Mohali by bringing 40 MGD (million gallon daily) water from Bhakra main line (BML) in Kajauli to the district.Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has floated tender to invite bids from the interested contractual agencies to execute Phase V and VI of Kajauli waterworks scheme at an estimated cost of Rs 335 crore within three years.

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After a death of a Chandigarh resident of swine flu at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Friday, a Mumbai resident tested positive for dengue at Fortis Hospital on Monday.

Gopal Krishan, in his late 30s, a former Navy official, along with his family had come to his in-laws' place in Kharar on August 24 and was admitted to the hospital recently with fever and dengue-like symptoms.

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Finally, funds have started pouring in to bring 40 MGD (miilon gallons daily) canal water to Mohali with Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday evening announcing to release first installment of Rs 136 crore for Kajauli Phase V and VI lines, exclusively approved for Mohali.

The project involving total estimated expenditure of Rs 325 crore will pump water from Bhakra Main Line (

Sukhdeep Kaur

As many parts of the country see protests over land acquisition for projects, Punjab is sticking to its theory that what counts is the size of the compensation. Setting new benchmarks in land prices, the state government has been offering a much higher compensation than even the prevailing market value in all recent land acquisitions.

The illegal mining is going on unchecked in different parts of Mohali district despite Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal having recently issued warnings to those indulging in the illegal business.

Mohali dumping ground : High Court orders to select alternate site

Another site proposed for the setting up of a common municipal solid waste management facility (garbage dumping ground) at Swara-Rasanheri-Jhanjeri villages on Mohali

The judgment pertaining to the Bhopal gas tragedy has led to much discussion throughout the country. People have expressed displeasure at the verdict announced and social activists are holding protests demanding review of the judgment, in order to provide higher compensation to the victims. The residents of the city have similar views to express.

Foiling Chandigarh

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