Haryana power engineers to hold rally on April 11
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana power engineers will be holding a state level protest rally at Faridabad on April 11 against the Government decision to file FIRs against engineers involved in the alleged pillar box scam.
PUDR Condemns Bans on Cow Slaughter
CHANDIGARH: On March 16th 2015, the Haryana Government unanimously passed Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill with main opposition parties INLD and Congress supporting the Bill. The new bill passed by the Haryana Government bans cow slaughter and sale of beef and imposes a punishment of rigorous imprisonment of not less than three years extending up to 10 years and fines ranging from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. one lakh.
Shimla mountain biking contest to start this weekend
SHIMLA: Over 70 national and international riders will participate in the UT MTB Shimla mountain biking competition to be held here from April 3 to 5.The is the fourth edition of this annual race organised by the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), according to a release.
College of Fine Arts to be opened in Himachal Pradesh : CM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Students Union of Punjab University today organized an Annual Cultutal cum Prize Distribution function “Ek Shaam Himachal Ke Naam” at Punjab University Chandigarh today. Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh presided over the function.
Himachal CM announced backward status to Palhori panchayat
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had announced to revive the status of backward panchayat to Palhori panchayat of Nahan Assembly segment. He also announced to sanction an amount of Rs. 4.34 Crore for the construction of 7 km. long Simbalwara to Palhori road and construction of two bridges on this road. He directed the Public work department to complete the construction work within one year so that people of backward panchayat could be benefited.
Employees deprived of promotion to get extension in service
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The State Government has taken a decision to grant extension to those government servants up to 16th April, 2015, who were granted extension in service but could not get promotion due to extension granted to their seniors. The decision will be applicable to the state government employees who are retiring on 31st March, 2015 along-with their seniors against whom they were to be considered for promotion.
Punjab CM condemns attack on Sikhs in Birmingham, UK
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minster Mr Parkash SIngh Badal today strongly condemned the totally unprovoked assault on members of the Sikh community by some unruly elements in Birmingham (UK) earlier today. The video of Sikh being beaten up by miscreants has gone viral and it seems a hate crime.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Philadelphia
The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in an important representation of Philadelphia’s cultural integration. This festival was established in 1926 when the Japanese government donated cherry trees to Philadelphia in honor of the Sesquicentennial of American Independence.
Nearly 350 Indians evacuated from Yemen
NEW DELHI: Nearly 350 Indians were evacuated from Yemen's southern port city of Aden late on Tuesday, sources said. Those evacuated included, 220 men, 101 women and 28 children. They were taken to the Indian Navy ship INS Sumitra.
SB Indiana to honour Janardhan Hegde
INDIANAPOLIS: Samskrita Bharati of Indiana will felicitate Mr Janardhan Hegde Mahodaya, one of the founders of Samskrita Bharati, Bengaluru, on April 5 at 6:30 p.m at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana here.
Dhuri Bypoll-Seven candidates file nominations on last day
CHANDIGARH : On the last day of nominations for Dhuri Bypoll, as many as 7 candidates today filed their nominations.According to an official spokesperson of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer total 14 nominations have been submitted by candidates representing various political outfits. He said on the last day the candidates who filed their nominations are Mr. Gaganjit Singh of Indian National Congress as covering candidate of Mr. Simar Pratap Singh, Mr. Zora Singh (Independent), Mr. Gobind Singh (Shiromani Akali Dal) along with his covering candidate Mr. Navinderpreet Singh, Mr. Sukhdev Ram Sharma of CPI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh (Independent) and Mr. Sarabjit Singh of Bahujan Mukti Party.
Nominations for Dhuri bypoll from today
CHANDIGARH : The nomination process for the Dhuri Assembly bypoll will begin from Tuesday, March 17 till March 24. The seat became vacant after the resignation of Congress MLA Arvind Khanna. “Nomination papers are to be filed with the Dhuri sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), who is the returning officer for Dhuri assembly constituency, between 11 am and 3 pm on any day other than a public holiday from March 17 to 24,” said Punjab Chief Electoral Office’s spokesperson.