Chandigarh-based theater director Nisha Luthra unveils her first book


The city’s theater director, Nisha Luthra, unveiled her inaugural book, Ones, a collection of poetry through a performative poetry session at the Rock Garden.

A music and dance recital was performed as part of the poetry presentation performed by contemporary dance artist Puneet Jewandah and Bharatnatyam performer Varun Khanna. The show was based on Uns’ poetry and was conceived and directed by writer Luthra.

Speaking on this occasion, she said: “My book depicts the multifaceted aspects of human feelings. The poetry performed was a fitting tribute to the theme.

A UHBVN team attacked by residents of Ambala Cantt

A team from Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) was reportedly assaulted on Saturday by residents of Gwal Mandi, Ambala cantonment. The team was in the area to investigate reports of fraudulent use of electricity.

Both parties – residents and department officials – have alleged misconduct and assault charges against the other. Police say an electric utility worker was injured and a complaint has been filed. There had been no complaints from local residents at the time of writing the report.

Legal Department Holds First Virtual Alumni Reunion

The Panjab University Department of Law held its first virtual alumni reunion on Saturday. The guests for the occasion were Professor Emeritus Dr. VK Bansal, Professor JK Chauhan and Professor Vijay Nagpal. The meeting brought together more than 100 former students, who shared their experiences and precious memories at the law department.

Capacity building program ends at UP

A five-day capacity building program for Panjab University security officers concluded on Saturday. Held in the seminar room of the Police Administration Center, the program was organized by the UP Police Administration Center in conjunction with the Center for Human Resource Development. KB Singh, IG (Retired), Punjab Police, was the chief guest. During the five days, sessions on public relations techniques, the role and responsibilities of security guards, first aid, traffic management, strike/protest/crowd management, fire management, the use communication tools, patrols and surveillance, yoga and meditation, etiquette, healthy living and exercises were conducted.

AIDSCON conference ends

The 11th National AIDSCON conference, organized by the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society, ended on Saturday. The company’s project director, Dr Amandeep Kang, said more than 1,000 people from around the world joined the conference virtually. During the two-day gathering, 13 sessions were conducted and more than 70 guest speakers and panelists shared their research, experiences and expertise.

Merchants share GST grievances before committee

A delegation from the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) attended the first meeting of the Central GST Grievance Redress Committee on Saturday, chaired by Aruna Narayan Gupta, Chief Commissioner, CGST, Chandigarh Zone.

Hardeep Batra, Commissioner, CGST, and Vinay Pratap Singh, Commissioner of Excise and Taxation-Deputy Commissioner of UT, along with city officials and industry representatives, were also present. CBM Secretary General Kamaljit Singh Panchhi said some sort of compensation should be given to the families of taxpayers who died during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also demanded a single settlement scheme for the assessment of all ongoing VAT cases along the lines of Punjab.

CBM Chairman Charanjiv Singh said taxpayers who have filed their returns and paid GST on time should be allowed to self-assess and his acknowledgment should be sent to taxpayers on the model of GST tax. Income. Batra shared that TPS cases will be self-assessed and very few will be reviewed based on the declaration audits. Gupta assured the delegation to recommend their demands to the GST Board.

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