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Sukhbir announces 5th Kabbadi world cup from November 29 to December 13
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal  finalizing the schedule for 5th World Kabbadi Cup 2014 from November 29 to December 13 announced that its semifinals would be played in Punjab province of Pakistan.
Man,girlfriend gets life term for wife's murder
CHANDIGARH : The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Anshu Shukla sentenced the victim’s husband, Vajinder Paul, and his paramour Renu Bains to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife Pooja (32) in July 2012. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 70,000 each on the convicts.
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Bol Janta Bol - A website that allows people to rate their MLAs/ MPs
CHANDIGARH : Bol Junta Bol, a website with a difference, was launched today at Chandigarh. For once, someone has started a website that allows the people of India to assess and rate the performance of their elected representatives i.e. MLAs/MPs on a periodical basis.
Himachal 3rd cleanest state of the country
By Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : While the country today is in the pathetic condition where 59 per cent of rural India defecates in the open, Himachal Pradesh after rubbing shoulders with Kerla in literacy, Himachal Pradesh has won laurels for its cleanliness. The state has been placed third among the cleanest states of the country after Sikkim and Manipur which stood first and second respectively. The achievement was highlighted in a Nirmal Bharat Anhiyan (NBA) survey report. The survey also reveals that 56 per cent households in the state have their own toilets.
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Mundra power plant stops supply to Haryana
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Adani Power’s Mundra power plant has stopped supply to Haryana allegedly due to default in payment by the state.
Haryana engineers to hold protest rally on August 21
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Haryana power engineers will be holding a protest rally at Panchkula on August 21 in support of their long pending issues of Assistant Engineers pay scale, restructuring of utilities as per work load norms and recent decision of power utilities.
Haryana power engineers to intensify agitation
By Vinod Gupta
KURUKSHETRA : Haryana power engineers held today protest gate meeting at Ambala and Kurukshetra and wore black badges against indifferent attitude of state governments on their long pending demands .
Jathedar Akal Takht ask Haryana Government to restore possession of Gurdwara to SGPC
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Condemning the forcibly possession of Kaithal based Gurdwara in Harayna by HSGMC, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh has asked the Haryana Government led by Congress to restore the possession to SGPC.
G.S Bali stressed for starting I&VTNM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Transport and Technical Education Minister Shri G.S Bali participating in National Consultation Workshop on Industry-Career Centre and ITI Collaboration in New Delhi stressed the need for starting Industrial and Vocational Training National Mission (I&VTNM) to tackle the problem of unemployment in the country.
Governor offers prayers at Sankat Mochan Temple
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Urmila Singh Governor visited Sankat Mochan Temple and offered prayers on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi here today.
Union govt trying to saffronise the education system-Congress
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA :
 Himachal Congress on Friday scoffed at the apparent effort made by the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry of turning Teachers' Day into Gurutsav, describing it as an attempt to saffronise the education system.
Congress asks Rajnath to specify charges he denied
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Deepak Sharma,Spokesperson of Himachal Congress Committee said Home Minister Rajnath Singh should specify the charges he has denied."Congress will like to know what allegation is Rajnathji and his son facing which are being denied," Sharma said in a press release issued at jawalamukhi."We also want to ask who put these allegations on the home minister, since the Congress has not done so," he added.Gossip in the corridors of power says that the home minister's son Pankaj Singh got a dressing down from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajnath Singh's presence over some misconduct.
September to bring exciting events in Indianapolis
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : September brings many exciting events happening with the international arts in Indianapolis. TV segment Global Indy recently featured International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Executive Director Glen Kwok and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra CEO Gary Ginstling.
Comic Strip Festival, September 5- 7, 2014
The Comic Festival was founded in 2010 by the Brussels Capital Region as logical wetting of the Year of the Comic Strip that Brussels organized in 2009.
Stallone and Schwarzenegger Light Up Star-Studded Venetian Macao Red Carpet at The Expendables 3 Special Screening
MACAO : The Venetian Macao announced today that it will host Asia’s only VP screening experience for the opening of The Expendables 3 featuring live appearances by the blockbuster film’s iconic lead actors, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on August 22nd in celebration of the integrated resort’s 7th anniversary. The most star-powered film franchise in history raises the bar to unprecedented heights with a dream team of global superstars, explosive stunts and mind-boggling weaponry as the mercenary group comes face to face with ruthless arms dealer and Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to wipe out the entire team.
Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival from Sep 1st 2014
A festival praying for protection against wind damage and for an abundant autumn harvest.This is a traditional folk event to appease the wind and pray for a bountiful crop, and is held every year for three days from September 1st. It corresponds to the 210th day from the first day of spring according to the traditional Japanese calendar and is considered a day often beset by calamities when farmers are frequently struck by typhoons. Although there are many explanations about its origins, it is generally believed that the Bon ritual of paying homage to ancestors merged with a festival praying for a rich harvest.
Huge 4.5m lord Shiva statue unveiled near Sydney
NEVADA( USA) : A huge 4.5m-high white marble statue of Hindu Lord Shiva has been consecrated and unveiled in Minto, a suburb of Sydney (Australia). Shipped from Varanasi (India), it was mounted on a concrete pedestal with the help of a crane at the Hindu temple Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir, which is claimed to be the world’s first human built underground cave temple whose tagline is "Home Of The 13th Jyotirlingham". This statue is said to be fitted with seven colored LED lights, with colors changing every minute.
Hindus urge Mormons to reconsider ordination of women
Nevada (USA) : Hindus have urged The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and its President Thomas S. Monson to reconsider favorably the ordination of women.
Norway’s Hindu temple offers matchmaking
NEVEDA(USA) : A Hindu temple in Norway offers a matchmaking service for the Scandinavian Hindu community.
Perturbed world-Hindus critical of India’s failure at containing frequent stampedes
NEVEDA(USA) : Shocked and dismayed at the August 25 stampede at a Hindu festival in Madhya Pradesh, Hindus worldwide are highly critical of frequent occurrences of deadly stampedes at religious gatherings in India.  
SAD candidate Jeet Mohinder Sidhu wins Talwandi Sabo seat by 46642 votes
TALWANDI SABO:  Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu today won the Talwandi Sabo Assembly seat in Punjab, defeating his nearest Congress rival Harminder Singh Jassi.
Cong candidate Preneet Kaur wins Patiala bye-poll by 23282 votes
PATIALA: INC candidate Preneet Kaur wins by 23282 votes from patiala.She told reporters soon after the declaration of result of Patiala by election. “I will fight for the development of Patiala in the assembly and will make strategy to form Congress Government in state in nest assembly elections”.
High polling in Talwandi Sabo, low in Patiala baffles political stake holders
By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The high turn over of voters in Talwandi Sabo,86.70 percent and moderate poll percentage, 60 percent in Patiala has left the political parties baffled. The results of by-election in both the seats may be surprising, it is believed.
82.34 per cent polling in Talwandi Sabo and 60 percent in Patiala : CEO
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh said that aggregate 71.17 per cent voting has been recorded at both Patiala and Talwandi Sabo assembly constituencies. He said that polling was ‘by and large’ peaceful and there was no report of any untoward incident from any polling booth.
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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.
I can never compete with Aamir: Kiran Rao
By Uma Ramasubramanian
MUMBAI: Having a star actor-filmmaker like Aamir Khan as her husband doesn't give Kiran Rao reason enough to either cast him in a movie or compete with him at the box office. The "Dhobi Ghat" director will be content if "different kinds" of movies can co-exist with the "changing" star system in filmdom."I don't think I will ever be able to give competition to Aamir. Different kinds of films don't need to compete," Kiran, who had teamed up with Aamir in her directorial debut, told media.
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