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.
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
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.
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.
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.
NEW DELHI : Polling in these areas had taken place on September 13.