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Punjab to roll out E-Stamping of property registration : Majithia
CHANDIGARH : Punjab revenue and rehabilitation minister Bikram Singh Majithia claimed here on Monday that the Akali-BJP alliance in Punjab was as solid as a rock since both parties had jointly weathered many political storms.
Replying to a query regarding former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s criticism of the SAD leadership, Majithia described it as “unfortunate and sad”, adding that during previous Lok Sabha elections, it were SAD-ruled assembly constituencies which had given Sidhu a decisive lead.
Drug worth Rs, 20 Cr. Smuggled from Pakistan seized
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : In a joint operation of BSF and Punjab Police have seized four kilogram heroin (drug) having street value Rs. 4 crore. The drug was smuggled to India from Pakistan.
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Growing Consumer Confidence Drives Diwali Spending in India
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Growing consumer confidence drives diwali spending in India says a survey done by Artha Yantra.com, country’s largest online personal finance advisor with over 60,000 registered users. The survey was done on more than 1200 working professionals on their spending patterns for this Diwali.
Chandigarh records decline in forest cover in the past five years
By Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : Hard work supplemented by sustained campaign and much needed technical inputs by the Chandigarh Administration do not seem to have contributed to the overall growth that has shown signs of decline in forest cover. Year 2014 is not ended with a happy note for city as it has recorded decline of 50 per cent in its forest cover during the past five year.
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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.
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.
Himachal keen to utilize France expertise for developing Smart Cities
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : For creating Smart Cities in the State having adequate infrastructure and facilities like proper water treatment, waste management, urban transport and street lighting, a French delegation headed by the Ambassador of France in India, Mr. Francois Richier called on the Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh this morning at Shimla today. The delegation deliberated upon various issues pertaining to advanced technologies for developing energy and power projects for Smart Cities in the State.
Kaul Singh greeted Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Thakur Kaul Singh Health Minister of Himachal Pardesh has greeted former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, on his birthday today."Birthday greetings to our former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. May he be blessed with good health and a long life," said Thakur Kaul Singh.Dr. Kalam is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. He assumed office as India's 11th President in 2002.He also worked as an aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).  
High Court of H.P. issued notice to the HPCA
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today issued notices to the HPCA, BCCI, State Govt. and an IPL team Kings XI Punjab on the issue of payment of expenses incurred on providing security cover for the matches played in Dharamshala cricket stadium.
Under ground water level falling drastically in Himahcal
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CHANDIGARH: Overall scenario is highly critical in a number of states and groundwater reserves dwindle further in Himachal Pradesh to critical level amid rampant extraction.
US Congressman Andre Carson endorse opportunity for Sikh Americans to serve in the U.S
By Kanwal Prakash Singh
INDIANAPOLIS(USA): Honorable André Carson is the second U.S. Congressman to visit the Sikh Gurdwara (Temple- Acton Road) in 2014; in May, Congresswoman Susan Brooks visited the Gurdwara. The Sikh community is encouraged by the growing interest in the central Indiana Sikh community and by their assurances and support of Sikh American concerns and challenges since 9/11.
LAS VEGAS launches new travel tool : GEOVEGAS
LAS VEGAS : The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has worked with Google to launch GeoVegas an innovative new travel tool that uses Google’s Business Interiors Technology. This travel tool allows potential visitors to view 360-degree panoramic shots of hotels, restaurants and other popular places, both inside and out. Las Vegas has multiple dining, nightclubs, hotels, shows, pools / spas options and this travel tool makes it easier for visitors to make choices by providing a realistic view of all that the city has to offer. GeoVegas features 80 locations with an array of imagery, panoramas and videos.
The Venetian Macao Wins “Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel” in TTG Travel Awards
MACAO : The Venetian® Macao has been voted the Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014. The honour reflects solid industry recognition by event planners and conference organisers for this meetings destination, demonstrating The Venetian Macao’s uninterrupted commitment to service excellence and its premium facilities.
Enjoy Halloween to the fullest in San Francisco
Get ready for this year's Halloween Parties in San Francisco! San Francisco's Halloween has always assured a frightfully good time with the city's nightclubs and music venues hosting hellish parties, bar crawls and concerts and this year it’s only going to get better.
Medicare open enrollment period for 2015 begins: Andre Carlson
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: US Congressman Andre Carson disclosed that the Medicare open enrollment period has begun for 2015. Those who are satisfied with the Medicare coverage they have, they don’t need to do anything at all. 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts celebrating Diwali
NEVADA (USA) : Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFAB) is celebrating Diwali, Hindu festival of lights, on October 22.
NAPA Urged to withdraw more tax on NRI Remittance
JALANDHAR: Indian Diaspora is upset over India's decision to impose service tax on their remittances. Satnam Singh Chahal executive director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) said that it is surprising that when many countries are offering incentives for legal fund transfer, India is imposing tax on NRI remittance to India and this tax will not only discourage to India Diaspora for sending the money to India but also this move of the Indian government could affect the low-paid NRIs badly as financial institutions will not bear the imposed extra costs.
Hindus commend Malaysia Govt. for Deepavali gift to prisoners
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have commended Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak lead Malaysian Government for the Deepavali gift of family visits to the prisoners and inmates.  
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. (http://ceopunjab.nic.in). 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.
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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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