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Punjab Homoeopathic Council rejects appointment of Registrar made by state govt
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Homoeopathic Council in its meeting held on 28/8/2013 has rejected and disapproved the appointment of Dr.Gurdeep Singh Kalyan as Registrar of the Council stating that his appointment was illegal and unconstitutional in-violation of the Punjab Homoeopathic Practitioners Act 1965 (PHPAct 1965). Dr.Kalyan is Joint Director of Medical Education and Research and was appointed as Registrar of the Homoeopathic Council by the Punjab Govt. The Council has disapproved all the works done by Dr.Kalyan and has constituted a panel of two members namely Dr.Tejinderpal Singh and Dr.Satish Rana to inquire into the irregularities  committed  by Mr.Kalyan.
Amritsar based NGO seeks law to curb big fat weddings in Punjab
By Pallvi Soni
AMRITSAR :
 With a view to curb unhealthy practice of high-spending big fat weddings in Punjab, an Amritsar based, newly formed non-governmental organization, Punjab Caucus for Public Cause (PCPC), has demanded a new law to put cap on the wasteful expenditure on marriage ceremonies. The body has initiated a signature campaign which it will send to all 117 MLAs and finally to the chief minister and then Governor, seeking legislation to end the menace.
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Bol Janta Bol - A website that allows people to rate their MLAs/ MPs
CHANDIGARH : Bol Junta Bol, a website with a difference, was launched today at Chandigarh. For once, someone has started a website that allows the people of India to assess and rate the performance of their elected representatives i.e. MLAs/MPs on a periodical basis.
Himachal 3rd cleanest state of the country
By Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : While the country today is in the pathetic condition where 59 per cent of rural India defecates in the open, Himachal Pradesh after rubbing shoulders with Kerla in literacy, Himachal Pradesh has won laurels for its cleanliness. The state has been placed third among the cleanest states of the country after Sikkim and Manipur which stood first and second respectively. The achievement was highlighted in a Nirmal Bharat Anhiyan (NBA) survey report. The survey also reveals that 56 per cent households in the state have their own toilets.
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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.
Haryana engineers to hold protest rally on August 21
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Haryana power engineers will be holding a protest rally at Panchkula on August 21 in support of their long pending issues of Assistant Engineers pay scale, restructuring of utilities as per work load norms and recent decision of power utilities.
Haryana power engineers to intensify agitation
By Vinod Gupta
KURUKSHETRA : Haryana power engineers held today protest gate meeting at Ambala and Kurukshetra and wore black badges against indifferent attitude of state governments on their long pending demands .
Jathedar Akal Takht ask Haryana Government to restore possession of Gurdwara to SGPC
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Condemning the forcibly possession of Kaithal based Gurdwara in Harayna by HSGMC, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh has asked the Haryana Government led by Congress to restore the possession to SGPC.
CBI files final status report on graft case against Virbhadra Singh
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA:
 The CBI Monday filed its final status report in the Delhi High Court on its probe into allegations that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, was involved in graft, money laundering and forgery.A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw also directed the HP Chief Minister to file his affidavit in the court by tomorrow."The final status report of the CBI is filed in sealed cover and same is also taken on record," the bench said, adding that it will hear the arguments in the case on September 10.
Congress strongly criticized the anti-people policies of Modi led BJP Government
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Himachal Pardesh Congress Committee Spokesperson , Deepak Sharma on Sunday strongly criticized the anti-people policies of Modi led BJP Government at the center. In a press note issued here he also criticized the Center government for increasing the price of diesel and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) used to protest against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) when fuel prices were hiked during their regime."The government is continuously increasing diesel prices, the common man needs diesel. If price of diesel rose during the UPA regime, BJP people were out on the streets protesting.
G.S Bali stressed for starting I&VTNM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Transport and Technical Education Minister Shri G.S Bali participating in National Consultation Workshop on Industry-Career Centre and ITI Collaboration in New Delhi stressed the need for starting Industrial and Vocational Training National Mission (I&VTNM) to tackle the problem of unemployment in the country.
Governor offers prayers at Sankat Mochan Temple
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Urmila Singh Governor visited Sankat Mochan Temple and offered prayers on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi here today.
Mountain people adapting to change
KATHMANDU (NEPAL) : The ‘Mountain People Adapting to Change: Solutions Beyond Boundaries Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice’ international conference will be ICIMOD’s flagship event for the year 2014. Held from 9-12 November in Kathmandu, Nepal, it will bring together over 200 experts and stakeholders from around the globe, including government representatives and dignitaries, high-level donor representatives, and regional and international climate change and adaptation specialists.
Pakistan's PTV channel back on air
ISLAMABAD : Anti-government demonstrators on Monday stormed into the office of Pakistan's government’s TV channel PTV & ransacked the building.
September to bring exciting events in Indianapolis
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : September brings many exciting events happening with the international arts in Indianapolis. TV segment Global Indy recently featured International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Executive Director Glen Kwok and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra CEO Gary Ginstling.
Comic Strip Festival, September 5- 7, 2014
The Comic Festival was founded in 2010 by the Brussels Capital Region as logical wetting of the Year of the Comic Strip that Brussels organized in 2009.
Zed urges Vatican Synod for sympathetic look at marriage laws
NEVADA( USA): Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed is urging upcoming October Synod of Bishops at Vatican to exhaustively relook into the Church marriage laws to make these more relevant to the contemporary society.
Huge 4.5m lord Shiva statue unveiled near Sydney
NEVADA( USA) : A huge 4.5m-high white marble statue of Hindu Lord Shiva has been consecrated and unveiled in Minto, a suburb of Sydney (Australia). Shipped from Varanasi (India), it was mounted on a concrete pedestal with the help of a crane at the Hindu temple Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir, which is claimed to be the world’s first human built underground cave temple whose tagline is "Home Of The 13th Jyotirlingham". This statue is said to be fitted with seven colored LED lights, with colors changing every minute.
Hindus urge Mormons to reconsider ordination of women
Nevada (USA) : Hindus have urged The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and its President Thomas S. Monson to reconsider favorably the ordination of women.
Norway’s Hindu temple offers matchmaking
NEVEDA(USA) : A Hindu temple in Norway offers a matchmaking service for the Scandinavian Hindu community.
SAD candidate Jeet Mohinder Sidhu wins Talwandi Sabo seat by 46642 votes
TALWANDI SABO:  Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu today won the Talwandi Sabo Assembly seat in Punjab, defeating his nearest Congress rival Harminder Singh Jassi.
Cong candidate Preneet Kaur wins Patiala bye-poll by 23282 votes
PATIALA: INC candidate Preneet Kaur wins by 23282 votes from patiala.She told reporters soon after the declaration of result of Patiala by election. “I will fight for the development of Patiala in the assembly and will make strategy to form Congress Government in state in nest assembly elections”.
High polling in Talwandi Sabo, low in Patiala baffles political stake holders
By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The high turn over of voters in Talwandi Sabo,86.70 percent and moderate poll percentage, 60 percent in Patiala has left the political parties baffled. The results of by-election in both the seats may be surprising, it is believed.
82.34 per cent polling in Talwandi Sabo and 60 percent in Patiala : CEO
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh said that aggregate 71.17 per cent voting has been recorded at both Patiala and Talwandi Sabo assembly constituencies. He said that polling was ‘by and large’ peaceful and there was no report of any untoward incident from any polling booth.
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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.
I can never compete with Aamir: Kiran Rao
By Uma Ramasubramanian
MUMBAI: Having a star actor-filmmaker like Aamir Khan as her husband doesn't give Kiran Rao reason enough to either cast him in a movie or compete with him at the box office. The "Dhobi Ghat" director will be content if "different kinds" of movies can co-exist with the "changing" star system in filmdom."I don't think I will ever be able to give competition to Aamir. Different kinds of films don't need to compete," Kiran, who had teamed up with Aamir in her directorial debut, told media.
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