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Punjab and Haryana HC issues directions to register marriages in case couple is major
CHANDIGARH: Giving a clear verdict in response to the CWP filed against the non issuance of marriage registration certificates to the major couples and taking strong exception of declining the marriage certificates by the Registrar of Marriages to the major couples, the Punjab and Haryana High court has issued detailed directions to the state.
Punjab allows women workers during night shifts with conditions on safety
CHANDIGRH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to amend Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 which stipulates that women workers would be allowed to work during night shifts in establishments covered under “Shops and commercial establishments Act”, subject to certain conditions to ensure their safety.
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Heaps of Garbage & Filth welcomes the tourist in Holy City
By Pallavi Soni
AMRITSAR: It is commonly said first impression is the last impression. The first thing that catches the tourist eye is heaps of garbage, filth and unhygienic conditions that greet them as soon as they land holy city.
Dunedin in NZ named Creative City of Literature
MUMBAI: Dunedin is an endearing city of firsts – a centre of learning, Scottish heritage, arts, culture and now the highly prestigious title of UNESCO Creative City of Literature, the first and only city in New Zealand to be given the designation.
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Haryana engineers blame management for pillar box scam
By Vinod Gupta
HARYANA : Haryana Power Engineers Association today held protest meetings at Hissar and Karnal and blamed the board of Directors for the alleged pillar box scheme.
Twelve killed as train rams into vehicle at unmanned crossing in Hisar
HISAR : Twelve members of a family, including four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at an unmanned rail crossing in Sarsod village of Hisar on Monday amid dense fog.The driver of the transport vehicle was among those killed, SHO, Government Railway Police, Hisar, Bhim Sein said.He said the train from Dhuri in Punjab was headed to Sirsa in Haryana when the accident occurred near village Sarsod, about 30 km from here.
Court dismisses plea against Haryana retirement age
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab and Haryana high court Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the new Haryana government's decision to lower the retirement age for government employees.
Haryana most-performed state in Northern Region
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government is claiming to go full throttle on the infrastructural facilities to the industry sector with an aim of boosting the state’s economy from the morass. The state government has been saying that it was removing green hurdles to keep the economy in pink. These claims are belied by the recent study conducted by Frost and Sullivan when it revealed that Haryana was the most attractive destination for industry on account of economic and industrial performance and infrastructural facilities in the Northern region of the country.
HP High Court issues notice to Air India over suspension of flights from Jubbar
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today directed Air India to file detailed reply on a petition challenging suspension of flights from Jubbar Hatti Airport since September 2012.
High Court of H.P. issued notice to the Chief Secretary
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The High Court of H.P. today issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Secretary (Home), Director General of Police and Director General of Prisons, H.P. on the issue of under-trial prisoners lodged in the jails for long time and directed to file status report within four weeks.
Govt. mulls to form trust for Lord Raghunath Temple Kullu
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Government is contemplating to form trust for Lord Raghunath temple at Kullu so as to ensure its safety, proper upkeep and management said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh after he visited the Lord Raghunath temple to seek blessings of the Chief deity of Kullu and pay his obeisance today.
Health Minister visits IGMC Shimla
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Kaul Singh Thakur today visited the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC), Shimla and took the stock of arrangements and preparedness to tackle swine flu situation. He enquired the well being of the swine flu patients admitted for treatment and also inspected swine flu testing lab.
Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US
WASHINGTON : The US has announced that it will provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders beginning May 26, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.Under existing laws, spouses of H-1B visa holders, many of whom are Indians, are not eligible to work.
Carson signs letter in support of funding DHS
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : Congressman Andre Carson and House Democrats have sent a letter in support of funding Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the Speaker, Mr John Boehner, urging him to move forward with a vote that would provide funding and certainty to the DHS.
‘Modi’s Dangerous Silence’, Editorial in Newyork Times
After U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of religious intolerance in India, The New York Times published a very strong editorial criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it calls his “dangerous silence” on a series of communal events in the country. Full text of the Editorial published in the New York Times on February 6, 2015:
The Blacklight Run In Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS : Blacklight Run™ is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. Glowing participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Glowed™ and has the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Blacklight Run™ course will have you glowing and waiting for the next one! 
SGPC to set up press in Canada, to print Guru Granth Sahib
AMRITSAR : Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to set up a printing press in Canada to publish Guru Granth Sahib in order to meet the increasing demand of the holy scripture in that country.
Sikh Diaspora condemned the racial abuse against a Sikh child in US
By Ravinder Singh Robin
: Sikh Diaspora today condemned the racial bullying of a Sikh boy in a school bus in United States of America and said more efforts were required to create awareness about the Sikh identity in US. The video of a young Sikh boy in the U.S. been racially abused by a group of school children that has gone viral on the net.
Hindus laud Colorado Senate committee for blocking yoga regulation
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have commended Colorado Senate Education Committee for the bill preventing Division of Private Occupational Schools from regulating yoga instruction in the state.
“Boston Jewish Music Festival” to include sacred Hindu songs
NEVADA (USA) : In a remarkable interfaith gesture, renowned “Boston Jewish Music Festival” this year will include “Sacred Songs of Hindus”.
Punjab MC polls election result 2015
Following is the latest party position in all six Municipal Corporations where elections were conducted on February 22. 
Re-polling ordered at 3 booths of Ferozepur and 2 booths of Samana
CHANDIGARH : Election for the 122 Municipal Council/ Nagar Panchayats has been concluded peacefully. The State Election Commission has decided to conduct re-polling at two wards out the total 2062 wards due to some unsavory incidents.
Polling for municipal council/nagar Panchayat on Feburary 25
CHANDIGARH : Nearly 28.50 lakh voters would cast their votes to elect the members of 122 Municipal Councils/ Nagar Panchayats on February 25. By election of one ward of Nagar Panchayat Bariwala would also take place tomorrow. Immediately after the completion of polling, the counting of votes would start on the same polling booth. All arrangement for the polling has been completed.
Municipal Corporation elections concluded on a peaceful note with 69.01% polling
CHANDIGARH : The elections conducted for 6 Municipal Corporations and by-elections of 3 wards of 2 Municipal Corporations concluded on peaceful note. As per the reports the overall percentage of votes is 69.01% for 6 Municipal Corporations and 54.54 % for 3 wards of 2 Municipal Corporations.
Whole system is improving, says Indian head coach Walsh
By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: As a busy hockey year draws to a close, India's head coach hopes youth and experience will excite the home crowd, reports International Hockey Federation.
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.”
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