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Capt Amarinder disapproves of indiscriminate removal of elected office bearers
CHANDIGARH : Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh disapproved of the indiscriminate removal of the elected office bearers of the party including the district and block presidents. “Rather than keeping our doors open, we are trying to shut these and that too at our own elected office bearers who have been there with the party for such a long time”, he told reporters in an informal conversation on the sidelights of the state convention of the All India Jat Maha Sabha.
Rs. 5 lakh more for 1984 riot victims
CHANDIGARH : President Shiromani Akali Dal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal thanked and welcomed the sympathetic gesture shown by NDA Government by announcing to give Rs. 5 lakh to the kin of each of 3325 victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
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86% of Indians have and use a smartphone
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH : With the rise of the smartphones, desktop is becoming an obsolete instrument, with only 28 per cent using it for travel booking, second lowest globally, states a study. It further reveals that 95 per cent Indian feel that their smartphone is very or of critical importance to their daily life reveals a study done by the Expedia, one of the world’s largest online travel company. Findings of the study were released on Monday. The survey highlights the maturation level of Indian traveller who is fast moving up the ladder of travel apps and is no longer hooked with conventional modes of bookings. 
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to embark on Mumbai-wide Cleanliness drive with lacs of volunteers
MUMBAI : Saint Gurmeet Ram RahimJi Insan, the Spiritual Master of Dera Sacha Sauda shall be initiating a pan-Mumbai cleanliness drive where lacs of volunteers from all over India are expected to attend. This will be the 28th such drive in the country. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, who teaches free spiritual meditation at Dera Sacha Sauda, holds 17 humanitarian Guinness World Records apart from 104 ongoing social initiatives. He has achieved remarkable success in weaning away 50 million people from alcohol and drugs.
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People who have decided to usher in Chautala govt. will not be swayed by fixed surveys : Sukhbir Singh Badal
AMBALA : Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the people of Haryana had decided to usher in a "Janta Raj" led by Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala and no amount of fixed surveys could make them waver from this goal.
Haryanvis have united as one under leadership of Om Prakash Chautala-Sukhbir Badal
RATIA: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the people of Haryana had united as one under the leadership of Shri Om Parkash Chautala and would give an overwhelming majority to the INLD- SAD combine on October 15.
Sehajdhari Sikh Party appeals not to vote for Congress and Akalis in Haryana
CHANDIGARH: The Sehajdhari Sikhs in Haryana have been ditched by both the Congress and Akalis during the formation of Separate Haryana Gurdwara panel HSGMC in Haryana.
HC disposes petition on Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras Act
CHANDIGARH : High court disposes petition challenging Haryana legislative assembly’s competence to enact the controversial Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Act, 2014, stating that the similar case is pending with the Supreme Court.
HP Congress slams Modi for ignoring martyrdom day anniversary of Indira Gandhi
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Himachal Congress president Thakur Sukhwinder Singh strongly denounced the Narendra Modi government for ignoring the martyrdom day of Indira Gandhi. "She sacrificed her life on this day for the unity and integrity of the country. This betrays parochial, partisan and narrow-minded thinking of the ruling party leadership at the centre as the Prime Minister represents the nation and not a particular political party," Mr Thakur said here.
Deepak slams Modi government for "ignoring the martyrdom" of Indira Gandhi
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Deepak Sharma, State Spokeperson of Himachal Pardesh Congress Committee today attacked the Narendra Modi government for "ignoring the martyrdom" of Indira Gandhi, whose death anniversary falls on October31. "Disgraceful that Govt is ignoring the martyrdom of our only Prime Minister who was killed in office in the line of duty. Oct 31 forgotten?", Deepak said While Talking to this Correspondent.
Himachal Pradesh has recorded a slightly higher growth rate of GSDP
By Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : When the Indian economy has experienced GDP growth trajectory at its lowest in a decade at 5 per cent down from 6.2 per cent in the previous financial year, the economy of Himachal Pradesh has recorded a slightly higher growth rate of gross state domestic product (GSDP). According to advance estimates from the state governments compiled by the Planning Commission, Himachal Pradesh has reported a growth rate of 6.24 per cent in the current financial year compared to 6.14 per cent in 2012-13 comparatively better than the national growth rate of 5 per cent.
Involve maximum people in Red Cross activities: Pratibha Singh
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Chairperson, Himachal Pradesh Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch Smt. Pratibha Singh urged the members of the Branch to actively participate in awareness of students of schools and colleges about nutritious food and ill effects of drug abuse.  Smt. Pratibha Singh was presiding over the annual meeting of HP Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch here today.
Karatsu Kunchi Festival
Place: The entire city of Karatsu
Dates: November 2nd-4th
Dates and functions are subjects to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
City: 3-13, Minami-Jonai, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture
This is an autumn festival held at Karatsu-jinja Shrine which has a history of about 400 years. The Karatsu Kunchi is one of the major festivals of Kyushu.
Harvard Business Review Recognises Sands China’s Edward Tracy in Annual List of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World”
MACAO : Harvard Business Review has named Sands China Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Tracy as one of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World” in 2014.
Chandigath lawyer serves notice, demanding apology from British Govt for desecration of martyrs
By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Mr. H.C.Arora a senior lawyer and social activist has served a notice to British High Commissioner in India-seeking unconditional apology from British Government, for desecration of dead bodies of Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev-on 23.3.1931-by cutting into pieces, putting in sacks, loading in trucks in a clandestine manner, and attempting cremation in a clandestine manner.
US Congressman Andre Carson endorse opportunity for Sikh Americans to serve in the U.S
By Kanwal Prakash Singh
INDIANAPOLIS(USA): Honorable André Carson is the second U.S. Congressman to visit the Sikh Gurdwara (Temple- Acton Road) in 2014; in May, Congresswoman Susan Brooks visited the Gurdwara. The Sikh community is encouraged by the growing interest in the central Indiana Sikh community and by their assurances and support of Sikh American concerns and challenges since 9/11.
Hindus upset at dragging of Hinduism in a Florida School Board election campaign
NEVADA : Hindus are upset at unnecessary dragging of Hinduism in Marion County School Board (MCSB) elections in Florida.
Hindus condemn vandalizing of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma Capitol
NEVADA : Hindus have strongly condemned the vandalizing of Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City, reportedly erected in 2012.  
Upset Hindus urge withdrawal of Lord Vishnu beer of Brazil
NEVADA (USA) : Upset Hindus have urged Brazil based Cervejaria Colorado to apologize and withdraw its India Pale Ale beer carrying the name of Lord Vishnu, calling it highly inappropriate.  
New Jersey museum exhibiting artworks devoted to Hindu god Siva
NEW JERSEY(USA) : Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) in Clinton (New Jersey, USA) is showing an exhibition containing several artworks devoted to Hindu deity Siva.
Special summary revision of Photo Electoral rolls bagins in Punjab
CHANDIGARH: The special summary revision of photo Electoral roll began today in Punjab. The Draft Electoral Roll has been published and can be seen at office of DEO, ERO BLO and Polling Station. The draft electoral roll is also available at website of the CEO Office. (http://ceopunjab.nic.in). Claim and objection in Form 6, 6A, 7, 8 and 8A can be filed with the ERO’s from 15.10.2014 to 10.11.2014 by anyone who has attained the age of 18 as on 01.01.2015.
Congress will form govt in Haryana for third time: Hooda
ROHTAK (HARYANA) : With polling for the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra currently underway, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Wednesday that the Congress Party will form the government for the third time in the state.
October 15 to be holiday in factories
CHANDIGARH: To enable the workmen who are voters of Haryana State working in the Factories situated adjoining area with the State of Haryana, the voter of Haryana working in adjoining area in the State of Punjab may be allowed paid holiday on the day of poll i.e. 15.10.2014, so that the voters of Haryana State working in the Punjab State can able to cast their vote in the General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Haryana to be held on 15th October, 2014 (Wednesday), the Punjab Government has declared that 15th October, 2014 (Wednesday) shall be the weekly paid holiday for all factories where Wednesday is not close day within the State of Punjab in lieu of their normal weekly holiday.
Assembly polls: Voting begins in Maharashtra and Haryana
CHANDIGARH/MUMBAI : The fate of 1,351 candidates is expected to be decided by 1.63 crore voters in high-stakes multi-cornered contest in Haryana while 4,119 candidates, including former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan are in the fray on 228 seats of Maharashtra.
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Incidence of Osteoarthritis alarmingly high in India
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Dr Smorojit Patnaik, senior consultant joint preservation, reconstruction and joint replacement surgeon in Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar revealed shockingly high incidence of ostreaoarthritis of knees in India. Dr Patnaik who brought high end technology in bone and joint care said,” Several conservative methods of treating arthritis of knees and emphasized that joint replacement was done as a last resort when all other methods prove to be ineffective.”
Trishneet Arora authors book on hacking solutions, Sukhbir launched the book
CHANDIGARH: Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal launched Ethical Hacker Trishneet Arora’s latest book on hacking, “Hacking TALK with Trishneet Arora”.  Trishneet Arora said: Mr.Badal got very happy to see my latest work in cyber security industry and encouraged me to do more for state and nation.
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