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.
Committee to be constituted on fee hike issue : Virbhadra Singh
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the interests of the student community would be fully safe-guarded and nobody would be allowed to vitiate the academic atmosphere in the educational institutions. He said that a Three Member independent Committee under the Chairmanship of Retired Judge of High Court would be constituted which would submit its report on the entire matter pertaining to fees hike and other related matters of H.P. University within one month.
HC adjourns hearing in HPCA case, MC submits reply
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh High Court adjourned hearing in the petition filed by HPCA seeking relief against show-cause notice issued by Municipal Corporation Shimla to demolish the illegal structure built by the cricket body.
Virbhadra Singh inaugurates Sair Fair at Arki
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Fairs and Festivals are the real identity of our traditions, customs and culture and required to be preserved as they are inseparable part and parcel of the life of the hill people, said the Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh while addressing a massive gathering after inaugurating the famous district level ‘Sair’ festival at Arki, which is also known as ‘Festival of Bulls’, and is also famous for exhibition of rare breed of Buffaloes.
Appointment of Rao as Political Advisor hailed
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : As many as 32 Pradhans of Gram Panchayats, 11 Panchayat Samiti Members, two Members of Zila Parishad of Gopalpur block and about 500 people from Sarkaghat area thanked the Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh for appointing Rangila Ram Rao as Political Advisor to Chief Minister.
US strikes Islamic state in Syria
WASHINGTON : The United States began bombing ISIS targets in Syria using fighters, bomber and Tomahawk missiles, according to the Pentagon late Monday night.
Jakhar to hold CLP meeting on Sept 23 to discuss SDM issue
CHANDIGARH: The Congress legislators will meet on 23rd September, Tuesday at 3.0pm at CLP office at vidhan sabha under the chairmanship of CLP leader Sh.Sunil Jakhar to discuss the issue of disrespect shown to Congress MLA from Fatehgarh Sahib S.Kuljit Singh Nagra by an officer of Punjab Government and thereafter the delegation of MLA's will meet the speaker of Vidhan Sabha on this issue.
Fringe festival in Philadelphia
2014 Fringe Festival
Dates: Till September 21, 2014
PHILADELPHIA : Fringe Festival is one of Philadelphia’s signature fall arts events with 17 days of progressive performances from artists across the globe. The festival’s performances and complementary events span an incredible range of genres like dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken-word performances in traditional venues as well as street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants. It’s offbeat, daring and avant-garde with lots of artistic cross-pollination.
The Venetian Macao launches exclusive Diwali package for Indian travellers
MACAO : Indiantravellers looking to celebrateDiwali in a unique way shouldn't miss the chance to visit the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts, and savour the authentic Indian restaurant, The Golden Peacock – the only Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Asia – at The Venetian® Macao.The ever-popular integrated resort is offering a DreamWorks Diwali Package designed specifically for Indian families. The package is availbale for bookingfrom now until Dec. 31, 2014, for stays between Oct. 7 and Dec. 31, 2014. It’s a limited-time opportunity to take advantage of a host of exclusive benefits while they last.
Pennsylvania has Cow Sanctuary
BANGOR : There is a “Cow Sanctuary” in Bangor (Pennsylvania).Known as Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary, whose tagline is "Promoting Love and Compassion for All", it reportedly “rescues” cows and provides safe and nurturing haven and a free and loving environment to them.
KP Singh to receive Mayor's Service Award
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Kanwal Prakash Singh has been chosen for the Mayor Greg Ballard's Community Service Awards which will be presented on September 22 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center here. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Zed organized multi-faith prayers for Nevada in Governor’s Mansion
Nevada (USA) : In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Baha’i leaders gathered in Nevada Governor’s Mansion and prayed for the welfare of Nevada on its 150thAnniversary. Organized by religious statesman Rajan Zed and “Nevada 150”, this “Nevada 150 Signature Event” was presided over by Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian K. Krolicki.
Balkaur Singh Kalanwali is SAD-INLD candidate from Kalanwali seat in Haryana
CHANDIGARH : The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced Balkaur Singh Kalanwali former SGPC member as the SAD-INLD candidate for the Kalanwali (reserve) seat in Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held on October 15th, 2014. This was disclosed in a statement released from the party head office here today.
BSP declares candidates for 16 more seats in Haryana
CHANDIGARH : Mayawati-led BSP today announced the second list consisting names of 16 candidates for the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls to be held on October 15. The list of candidates was announced by Haryana BSP President Naresh Saran at Karnal. In its first list released in July, the BSP had declared 17 candidates.
Bye-poll results reflect steepest ever fall of a leader’s popularity: Bajwa
CHANDIGARH : Describing the bye-election results in several states as re-assertion of the secular thought, the Punjab Congress President,Partap Singh Bajwa, said here was the steepest ever fall of the popularity of a leader as the BJP had swept to power riding on what had then been described as Mr Narendra Modi’s tidal wave.