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Sukhbir Badal gives space to all dead wood in reconstituted PAC
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal has announced constitution of Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party.
201 schools shifted from Urban local bodies to Punjab education department
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet at its meeting today gave nod for transferring 201 schools (495 ETT teachers with post) working in Urban Local Bodies to the Education department and merging them with the cadre of ETT teachers in Education department. Pertinently, the Cabinet had in its meeting held on September 2, 2014 already decided to transfer 5752 schools ( along with 13034 teachers with sanctioned posts) working under the control of Panchayati Raj.
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A Ramp Show with Baby-Bump
By Kulbir Singh Kalsi
CHANDIGARH: Motherhood is a challenging task. And it surely calls for a little bit of celebration. Like a ‘ramp walk with baby bump’ a show held at the Chandigarh Club. On successful completion of 15 years, the doctor couple – one an obstetrician and other a paediatrician - Dr RS Bedi and Dr Mrs GK Bedi of Bedi Hospital launched this unique concept called “Celebrating Motherhood-An Infotainment Mom & baby’s day out” under their mission - Safe-Mother-Safe Child & Healthy Families - to highlight all aspects of maternity in a fun-filled manner. Notably, it is for the first time that such a show has been organised in Tricity, where around 250 contestants from tricity, and as far as Amritsar and Ludhiana participated.
Echoes of saying No to Drugs at KCPS Annual Function
AMRITSAR: The echoes of shunning drugs was writ large during the annual two-day long cultural and prize distribution function ``Goonj; The Resonance’’ at Khalsa College Public School (KCPS), here today. The play depicting life and miseries of a youth portrayed how drugs have penetrated deep into the society’s fabric and shattering the families.
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Haryana Power Engineers to join protest at New Delhi
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Power Engineers Association has decided to take part actively in proposed demonstration at New Delhi on December 8 as directed by All India power Engineers Federation.
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.
HP High court denies bail to Chandigarh businessman in tree felling case
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today declined for time being the interim anticipatory bail plea of Sh. Amrik Singh Nagpal, a resident of Chandigarh and Director of M/s Pristine Hotels & Resorts Limited in the matter of illegal felling of 477 trees in Tara Devi.
Tibetans inseparable part of our family: Vibhadra Singh
By Vijyender Sharma
DHARAMSHALA: “We don’t consider Tibetans as foreigners but as inseparable part of the family of the people of Himachal Pradesh and we sincerely want them to flourish and will be always by their side to assist and ensure their development in all spheres”, said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on the occasion of the launching ceremony of Himalayan International Festival-2014 at the main temple (Tsuglagkhang) of his holiness Dalai lama in Macleodganj in Dharamshala today.
TCP Bill to be palced before Vidhan Sabha
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Nod was given by the Cabinet to table the HP Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2014 in the ensuing Vidhan Sabha session, for paving the way for regularization of the unauthorized constructions in Himachal Pardesh. Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presided over the meeting at Shimla today.
Himachal HC reserves judgement on CM's I-T case
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The High Court of H.P. today reserved its judgement on the petitions of the Chief Minister  Virbhadra Singh and his family members challenging transfer the cases relating to investigations into their income tax returns.
Pak terror attack by Taliban leaves 130, mostly school children dead
ISLAMABAD: Terrorist attack on an army school and an hour long seize of school complex in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan left 130 persons killed which included 104 school children between 12-16 years of age.
Indo-Americans hail Murthy’s confirmation as US Surgeon General
NEVADA(US): Indo-Americans have hailed the confirmation of Vivek Hallegere Murthy, a 37-year-old physician of India descent, to the position of United States (US) Surgeon General.
Business Opportunities galore in Argentina: Guastavino
By Jagmohan Singh 
AMRITSAR: Diversified export basket, dynamic domestic market, preferential access to a regional market at 0% tariff, industrial complementariness and opportunities to deepen productive specialization, strategic location, ties with Latin America all clubbed together, make Argentina an ideal location for trade and investment, says Raul Ignacio Gustavino, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic.
High Court stays its order to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj
CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interm stay on its own order dated Decembver 1.2.14 in which it had directed Punjab Government to cremate the dead body of Ashutosh Maharaj kept in the freezer for the last four months. The High Court has fixed February 9, 2015. High Court had earlier asked the Punjab Government to cremate the body with in 15 days from date of receiving orders. The dead line would have to expire on December 17, 2014.
Withdraw service tax on money transfer from abroad:Gumtala
AMRITSAR: Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala patron , Amritsar Vikas Manch has urged the Centre government to withdraw the circular issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), asking banks and financial institutions which levy a fee or commission for facilitating the transfer of money from abroad pay service tax.
NAPA writes to Punjab CM against NRIs harrassment and threat of land mafia
CHANDIGARH: North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to bring to his notice the harrassment of Non-resident Indians (NRIs) by land mafia in Punjab.
Hindus welcome yoga in Oregon public school
NEADA(USA): Woodrow Wilson High School (WWHS) in Portland (Oregon) is reportedly offering one-of-its-kind Yoga/Mindfulness for-credit year-long course, which is said to be very popular.
Two more Hindu days added to New Jersey schools’ religious holidays list
NEVADA(USA) : New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE), in a December three revision, added “Goverdhan Puja” and “Pongal” to its “List of Religious Holidays Permitting Student Absence from School” at the urging of Universal Society of Hinduism.
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. ( 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.
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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