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Punjab govt offers first deed registration of property at allotment rates
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government today announced a golden opportunity to all those allottees of immoveable properties (plots/houses etc) by the government or a public sector undertaking or local bodies to get their first conveyance deeds registered at rates mentioned in their allotment letters. It may be mentioned here that earlier allottees were required to get conveyance deed executed on collector rate that was linked to present market rate of property and this decision of Punjab government to register deeds on allotment rate would benefit a large number of allottees to the tune of crores.
Bajwa demands Sukhbir Badal’s resignation over increasing lawlessness
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Congress President Mr Partap Singh Bajwa today demanded immediate resignation of the Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal and the Jails Minister Mr Sohan Singh Thandal over increasing lawlessness in the state as well as jails. He expressed the apprehension of the jails having been converted into training centres by the ruling Akali Dal to train musclemen to create terror during 2017 Assembly elections. He also called for immediate relief to the farmers for crop damage.
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15 year girl saved from drowning due to quick rection by HC judge M Jeyapaul
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: A 15-year-old girl is alive today, thanks to a brave and quick thinking action of justice who pulled the drowning girl to safety from Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. The feat—both heartwarming and harrowing—took place on March 30 last when the girl jumped into the lake in a bid to end her life.
5,000-year-old astrological tradition thrives in Punjab
By Jaideep Sarin 
HOSHIARPUR (Punjab): Just asking for an address in the Railway Mandi area of this Punjab might elicit blank stares. But the moment I uttered the word 'Brighu', I was not even allowed to say anything more and the directions followed to the T.One particular street in the area is virtually dedicated to the Brighu astrologers who are keeping alive a 5,000-year-old tradition of looking into the past and gazing at the future.
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Haryana to soon announcce new Industrial policy: Khattar
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that the state government is soon going to announce its new industrial policy in which focus would be laid on development of Micro Small and Medium Industries (MSME). Haryana is an agrarian state where land holding is shrinking and farmers are approaching towards small industries. The people connected with MSMEs could utilize their potential by imparting them skill development training in industries especially in agro based. The state government would promote agro based industries in a big way, he added.
On-line birth and death certificates will be issued in Haryana.
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH : Birth and death certificates will be issued in Haryana within seven days as the Health department of Haryana has brought all primary health centres (PHCs) and Common Service Centres (CSCs)online. The state government steip will facilitate uninterrupted service, For this purpose, internet facility and around 485 laptops are being provided to the CSCs.
Haryana Govt pensioners can submit life certificate on-line
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Government of Haryana has decided to simplify the payment of pension on the basis of Digital Life Certificate (DLC). Stating this here today, official of the Finance Department, Haryana, said that the government has approved the implementation of Aadhar Enabled Jeevan Pramaan Patra (JPP) system for all state government pensioners and now pensions would be disbursed through DLC.
Projects worth Rs.33700 crores boosts development in Haryana
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Projects worth more than Rs 33,700 crore in Haryana, both in-progress and being undertaken,  have been provided momentum  to ensure their implementation within the stipulated time-frame laid down in the project report and in a transparent manner. The official of the state government said that projects pertained to infrastructure, power, roads, public health and irrigation worth Rs 17,185.39 crore while projects worth Rs 16,584.66 crore have been lined up for execution.
Spillage loss at Dehar Power house
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGRH: Due to non revival of units 3 and 4 the Dehar power house is unable to fully utilize the available inflows at Pandoh Dam and water is being spilled from Pandoh.
CM lays foundation stone of Multi –Parking and Commercial complex
By Vijyender Sharma
With a view to reduce traffic congestion in Shimla town, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today performed foundation stone laying ceremony of the Multi-storey Parking and Commercial complex near Tuti Kandi by-pass to be completed with a outlay of Rs. 64.58 crore.
State to revamp Integrated scheme for older Persons : Virbhadra
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The State Government was mulling to revamp the 'Integrated Scheme for Older Persons' with an aim to improve their quality of life by providing them basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care etc. through the non-profit organizations, said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while presiding over a dissemination conference organised by India Country Office of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, (UNFPA) and its partner's Institute of Economic Growth Delhi and CRRID, Chandigarh to study about the status of elderly in Himachal Pradesh here today.
Virbhadra to inaugurate National Conference of Chairpersons of PSCs
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will inaugurate the 17th National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commission at 11 AM on April 18 at Peterhoff in Shimla.
Hindus concerned after vandalizing of Dallas temple
NEVADA: Hindus nationwide are highly concerned after reports of vandalizing of North Texas Hindu Mandir in Dallas, reportedly around April 13.
Congratulation messages for Carson for his "Equality for All" resolution
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : Congressman Andre Carson is getting continuous congratulatory messages as his "Equality for All" resolution was officially introduced this week. Besides hundreds of 'likes' a number of comments (Thank You Sir ....Thank God, we have you! You are trustworthy and work for Indiana, Congrats! You're always working hard for the people! Thanks Congressman Carson! Thanks for working for the people) have appeared on Facebook.
Ishqedarriyaan Releases its First Motion Poster
MUMBAI : Director V. K. Prakash’s upcoming film Ishqedarriyaan that has Mimoh Chakraborty and Evelyn Sharma in the lead roles has released its first motion poster. It features the two young actors intensely looking at each other with the backdrop of a beach, that blends perfectly with the two people in love. Mahaakshay Chakraborty and Evelyn Sharma will be seen together for the first time ever in this romantic film, playing characters they have never done before.
Grand Prix Humanitarian France confers Golden Laureate to S.P Oberoi
PATIALA:  In recognition of his relentless global humanitarian works, activities and campaigns, the Grand Prix Humanitarian France has honoured Dr. SP Singh Oberoi with a Gold Medal for his outstanding work in the field of Philanthropy.
NAPA efforts for the release of NRI Sikh will work soon: Dhoot
SANJOSE(USA): NRI Sikh and a US Citizen from Lathrop City of California State Ravinderjit Singh Gogi who was under detention in Central Jail of Ludhiana in Punjab State of India might finally be getting the State Department intervention – or at least interest – that his family has been begging for.
Hindu prayers to open both Nevada Senate & Assembly on April 17
NEVADA (USA) : Both Nevada State Senate and Nevada Assembly in Carson City will open with Hindu mantras on April 17, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.
NAPA demand immediate suspension of ASI who brutally beat up NRI Sikh
MILPITAS(CALIFORNIA): North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) strongly condemned the ASI Richard Maseeh of Punjab Police for brutally beat up of NRI Sikh Ravinderjit Singh Gogi in a police detention cell located at Ludhiana Court complex today. Demanding immediate suspension of ASI who brutally beat up NRI Sikh.
Martinsburg City Council in W. Virginia opening with Hindu prayer 1st time in 147 years
VIRGINIA (USA) : Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, will recite from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He plans to start and end the prayer with "Om", the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.
SAD wrests Dhuri seat from Congress
CHANDIGARH : Chief Electoral Officer Punjab V.K. Singh disclosed that the counting of votes for Dhuri By poll was completed after 12 rounds of counting. 14 Counting tables were set up for counting purposes in the hall. The Shiromani Akali Dal Candidate Sr. Gobind Singh Longowal has been declared elected in this Dhuri by-Poll.
Gobind Singh Longowal of SAD wins Dhuri by-election by 37501 votes
CHANDIGARH: Gobind Singh Longowal of Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has won the Dhuri by-election by defeating his nearest rival Simar Partap Singh Congress candidate by 37501 votes.
72 percent polling in Dhuri by-election
CHANDIGARH: At the end of the day, about 72 percent voting was reported from Dhuri where by-election is held today to elect new member of legislative party after Arvind Khanna Congress MLA had resigned. Till 1 PM about 39 percent voting was reported. In the morning voting was slow but it picked up as the day passed. The Congress and SAD-BJP alliance are fighting for victory as winning this seat is prestigious to both of them Congress has fielded Simar Partap Singh grand son of former Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala and SAD has fielded Gobind Singh Longowal a close aide of late Sant Harchand Singh Longowal. The candidates of SAD(Amritsar) and CPI,CPM are also in the fray.
39 percent voting in Dhuri by-election up to 1 PM
DHURI(Sangrur) : The polling in Dhuri by-election is going slow and by 1 PM only 39 perent p\voting was reported. The police is 
deployed in large strength. No untoward incident is reported so far.
Spectrum auctions are crucially flawed, says Kapil Sibal
By Biswajit Choudhury 
NEW DELHI: Trust an ex-telecom minister who is also a legal eagle -- an attribute he shares with current incumbent Ravi Shankar Prasad -- to point out a "crucial flaw" in the on-going spectrum auctions.Kapil Sibal says this is "a government of hiccups, that doesn't think things through and has come up with a flawed auction design".
Ready to go size zero if film demands it: Bhumi Pednekar
By Uma Ramasubramanian
MUMBAI: In an industry where slim waists, six-packs and fit frames are the order of the day, here comes the unusual Bhumi Pednekar, embodying an overweight girl in her debut film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha". Weight issues are not an issue, says the actress, who is ready to reduce to size zero if the role demands it.
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