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Consider giving ex-gratia for flood-hit people: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to consider giving ex-gratia payment for people affected by the floods and to immediately take up the issue of restoring banking facilities in the affected areas.
Heroin worth Rs. 10 crore smuggled from Pakistan Seized
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Border Security Force personnel have seized two kilograms of contraband (Heroin) on Punjab border here today in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Daoke, Amritsar Sector. 
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5th Sept,a day dedicated to teachers
By Pallavi Soni 
AMRITSAR : In the words of famous Greek Philosopher Aristotle "those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well ". There can be no better occasion to make our teachers feel special ,to thank them and to honor them for their selfless service and effort in shaping our careers .Here comes a day ( teachers' day) to endow our love to them. Many does not get a chance to express gratitude to their teachers once their school or college gets over, for them it is certainly a best opportunity.
Cyclists, pedestrians face the brunt of heavy traffic in Chandigarh
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Sixty year later, though most elements of original circulation system of Chandigarh remain intact, yet the vehicular traffic that rules the road today added cyclists and pedestrians in the list of city’s endanger species.
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CHANDIGARH  : Parkash Singh Badal touring the rain affected water logged villages of Fazilka district on Monday.    
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HC disposes petition on Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras Act
CHANDIGARH : High court disposes petition challenging Haryana legislative assembly’s competence to enact the controversial Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Act, 2014, stating that the similar case is pending with the Supreme Court.
Haryana Roadways employees call off strike
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Roadways employees on Monday called off their strike against the government’s move to grant route permits to private bus operators, after their talks with state transport minister Aftab Ahmed on Monday morning.
SAD(A) hails Hooda for HGPC, declares its support for polls
CHANDIGARH : The Haryana unit of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for realizing “long pending demand” of Sikhs by giving them the right to manage the state’s shrines by enacting a separate Haryana Gurudwara Sikh Management Act-2014 and has decided to extend full support to him for the forthcoming assembly polls.
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.
Virbhadra rules out mid-term polls in HP, says his govt stable
By Vijyender Sharma
HAMIRPUR: Asserting that his government was firm and stable, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday ruled out mid term assembly polls in the state. “My government enjoys absolute majority and would complete its five year term. BJP leaders, who are spreading canards regarding the stability of my government, would be disappointed,” he said while talking to mediapersons at Hamir Hotel In Hamirpur. Singh also ruled out any reshuffle in his cabinet and said all ministers were functioning well.
Himachal makes a mark in getting investment by central PSUs
Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: Himachal Pradesh has indeed made big strides in development but many will not agree with. Yet, it is a fact the state has transformed its economy rapidly from one of the most backward in the country to one of the most advanced. The state has added another feather in its cap.
World Bank delegation called on Chief Minister
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : To review the implementation and progress of the development Policy Loan (DPL_II) Project in Himachal Pradesh, Mr Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank along with its delegation called on Chief Minister Sh Virbhadra Singh.
TCHRD urges UN rights commissioner to defend imprisoned Tibetan activist
By Vijyender Sharma
DHARMSHALA :
 In his first speech as the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein declared “courage is the first human virtue… The courageous individual is he or she who has nothing to wield but common sense, reason and the law, and is prepared to forfeit future, family, friends and even life in defence of others, or to end injustice.”
International initiative for neurodevelopmental disorders launched
DHAKA :  WHO and partners today stressed the need for a comprehensive and coordinated response to address the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in WHO’s South- East Asia Region. This was deliberated at an initiative launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, supported by the World Health Organization.The initiative was launched at a side event held during the ongoing Sixty-seventh Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia.
Comics Festival of Brussels attracts 100.000 comic strip lovers
More than 100.000 comics lovers meet in the capital of the 9th art The 5th Comics Festival, an initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region’s Government with the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the City of Brussels and COCOF (College of the French Community Commission) and organized by visit. Brussels came to an end this Sunday and was a great success.
Reitaisai festival from Sep 14 to 16
Event Information Place: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine Dates: September 14th-16th City: 2-1-31, Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
After James Foley, ISIS beheads another US journalist
BEIRUT : Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
Indy's festival of faiths: A journey to connect in faith
By Kanwal Prakash Singh 
INDIANAPOLIS: The 2014 Festival of Faiths at the beautiful Veterans Memorial Plaza in Downtown Indianapolis on September 7 focused on bringing faith communities and people of diverse cultures together in a public open-air forum to share, to celebrate, to learn about unfamiliar traditions, and make new friends.
Hindus want five more added to New Jersey schools’ religious holidays list
Nevada (USA) : Hindus have urged New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE) to add five more Hindu festivals to its “List of Religious Holidays Permitting Student Absence from School”.    
Zed organizing Multi-faith Prayer Service at Nevada Governor’s Mansion
Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions will join together to pray for the welfare of Nevada in Nevada Governor’s Mansion on September 17 as a part of Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebrations.  
Sikh Federation UK to hold annual convention on 21 September
LONDON: It is learnt that the Sikh Federation (UK) will be holding its annual Convention on Sunday 21st September 2014 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street, Wolverhampton. It will be the last annual Convention before the General Election next year and we aim to raise a number of significant issues related to the Sikh community.
By-poll results
NEW DELHI : Polling in these areas had taken place on September 13.
EC announces the schedule for assembly election for two states
NEW DELHI : Haryana and Maharashtra will vote Oct 15 to elect new assemblies and the results will be known Oct 19, it was announced Friday.
BJP announces 43 candidates for upcoming Haryana Assembly elections
Name of Candidates Panchkula - Shri Gyanchand Gupta Naraingarh - Shri Nayab Saini Ambala Cantt. - Shri Anil Viz Sadhaura (SC) - Shri Balwant Singh Jagadhri- Shri Kanwarpal Gurjar Radaur - Shri Shyam Singh Rana Ladwa- Shri Pawan Saini
ECI issues fresh guidelines on party funding and election expenditure to all political parties
CHANDIGARH : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued fresh guidelines to all political parties on party funding & Election expenditure that would be applicable from 1st October, 2014. These guidelines have been issued to bring more transparency and accountability in party funds and matters relating to expenditure.
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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.”
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.
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