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Delhi Govt bans sale, purchase of chewable tobacco
NEW DELHI : The Delhi government puts a ban on sale, purchase and even storage of all forms of chewable tobacco including "guktha, khaini and zarda" in the national capital from Monday."We have decided to come up with a notification to ban chewable tobacco in all forms from Monday in Delhi. Under this, no one will be allowed to sell, purchase or store chewable tobacco," Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said .
Flood announced in Srinagar, 8 killed in Budgam
SRINAGAR : 8 people were killed when two houses sunk due to incessant rains and flash floods in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Several others are still trapped under the debris. Authorities are trying to rescue the trapped people.
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100 year old money order service to become history from April 1
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Come April 1, money order, more than 100 years old service of the Indian Postal Department and more trusted method of payment than a cheque will become a history. Sources in the department said that financial constraints have forced the Indian Department of Posts has decided to wind up the service, which would be remembered mainly as a most economical means of sending money in India and is method of paying money at the doorstep of the payee. The department will say ‘Good Bye’ to another ‘loss making’ service from April 1.
Heaps of Garbage & Filth welcomes the tourist in Holy City
By Pallavi Soni
AMRITSAR: It is commonly said first impression is the last impression. The first thing that catches the tourist eye is heaps of garbage, filth and unhygienic conditions that greet them as soon as they land holy city.
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Haryana power engineers to hold rally on April 11
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana power engineers will be holding a state level protest rally at Faridabad on April 11 against the Government decision to file FIRs against engineers involved in the alleged pillar box scam.
Haryana govt accepts report of inquiry commission on Hond Chillar
CHANDIGARH: Justice T.P. Garg (Retd.) today submitted report of Commission on Inquiry Haud-Chillar (Rewari) incidents toChief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal here today.
PUDR Condemns Bans on Cow Slaughter
CHANDIGARH: On March 16th 2015, the Haryana Government unanimously passed Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill with main opposition parties INLD and Congress supporting the Bill. The new bill passed by the Haryana Government bans cow slaughter and sale of beef and imposes a punishment of rigorous imprisonment of not less than three years extending up to 10 years and fines ranging from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. one lakh.
Haryana engineers blame management for pillar box scam
By Vinod Gupta
HARYANA : Haryana Power Engineers Association today held protest meetings at Hissar and Karnal and blamed the board of Directors for the alleged pillar box scheme.
College of Fine Arts to be opened in Himachal Pradesh : CM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Students Union of Punjab University today organized an Annual Cultutal cum Prize Distribution function “Ek Shaam Himachal Ke Naam” at Punjab University Chandigarh today. Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh presided over the function.
Himachal CM announced backward status to Palhori panchayat
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had announced to revive the status of backward panchayat to Palhori panchayat of Nahan Assembly segment. He also announced to sanction an amount of Rs. 4.34 Crore for the construction of 7 km. long Simbalwara to Palhori road and construction of two bridges on this road. He directed the Public work department to complete the construction work within one year so that people of backward panchayat could be benefited.
Employees deprived of promotion to get extension in service
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The State Government has taken a decision to grant extension to those government servants up to 16th April, 2015, who were granted extension in service but could not get promotion due to extension granted to their seniors. The decision will be applicable to the state government employees who are retiring on 31st March, 2015 along-with their seniors against whom they were to be considered for promotion.
HC issued notices to Centre and State on petition challenging plying of buses received under JNNURM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today issued notices to the Centre and State Government, Director Transport, HRTC, HP Bus Stand Management & Development Authority among others on a petition challenging Inter District and Inter State plying of buses received under JNNURM by HRTC.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Philadelphia
The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in an important representation of Philadelphia’s cultural integration. This festival was established in 1926 when the Japanese government donated cherry trees to Philadelphia in honor of the Sesquicentennial of American Independence.
Airbus A320 with 148 on board 'crashes into French Alps
PARIS : An Airbus A320 has crashed into the southern French Alps, AFP reported, citing a security source.The Airbus A320 making the flight for Lufthansa’s lowcost arm, Germanwings, crashed near the small mountain village of Barcelonette in the southern Alps. It had made a distress call at 10.47am then disappeared off the radar at around 11.20am, Le Figaro reported.
'Two killed, 10 injured in Jammu terror attack'
JAMMU : Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday said two people were killed and 10 were injured so far in a terror attack in the morning when militants stormed a police station in Jammu.
Carnevale Amazes once again at The Venetian Macao
MACAO : The Venetian® Macao has brought the ever popular Venetian Carnevale back for another year. The signature free-admission springtime extravaganza is on for the fifth successive year and features a variety of world-class performances and festivities at the outdoor lagoon area of the integrated resort. As the festival period coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, that celebration has been added this year too. Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, the fun and festivities at the integrated resort run from now until March 29.
Idaho senators who protested Hindu prayer would not be sanctioned
NEVADA (USA) : Idaho State Senate would not pursue sanctioning the senators Sheryl L.  "Sherry"  Nuxoll, Steve  Vick and Lori  Den Hartog; according to a report quoting President Pro Tempore Brent  Hill published in “Scroll”, BYU-Idaho’s student media, on March 25.
Hindus highest educated group in Scotland
NEVADA (USA) : In Scotland, “Hindus had the highest qualifications and were most likely to be full-time students”, according to a Scottish Government report published on March 26.
Malaysia Government backed exhibition of Hindu temples & gods touring Malaysia
NEVADA(USA) : In a remarkable interfaith gesture, an exhibition supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture and displaying Hindu temples and gods is touring various cities of Malaysia.
“Kevin Costner’s” McFarland to have 1st Hindu invocation in its 57 years
CALIFORNIA (USA) : McFarland City Council in California (USA), incorporated in 1957 and made famous by Kevin Costner lead movie “McFarland, USA” currently in theaters, will have its first historic Hindu opening prayer on April 23, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.
Dhuri Bypoll-Seven candidates file nominations on last day
CHANDIGARH : On the last day of nominations for Dhuri Bypoll, as many as 7 candidates today filed their nominations.According to an official spokesperson of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer total 14 nominations have been submitted by candidates representing various political outfits. He said on the last day the candidates who filed their nominations are Mr. Gaganjit Singh of Indian National Congress as covering candidate of Mr. Simar Pratap Singh, Mr. Zora Singh (Independent), Mr. Gobind Singh (Shiromani Akali Dal) along with his covering candidate Mr. Navinderpreet Singh, Mr. Sukhdev Ram Sharma of CPI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh (Independent) and Mr. Sarabjit Singh of Bahujan Mukti Party.
Dhuri By-election: Two candidates file nominations
CHANDIGARH : On the 4th day of nominations for Dhuri bypoll, two nominations have been filed by the candidates of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) parties.
Dhuri Bypoll : No nomination filed on second day
CHANDIGARH : No nomination paper was filed by any candidate on the second day of the making nominations for the by-election of Dhuri assembly constituency .
Nominations for Dhuri bypoll from today
CHANDIGARH : The nomination process for the Dhuri Assembly bypoll will begin from Tuesday, March 17 till March 24. The seat became vacant after the resignation of Congress MLA Arvind Khanna. “Nomination papers are to be filed with the Dhuri sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), who is the returning officer for Dhuri assembly constituency, between 11 am and 3 pm on any day other than a public holiday from March 17 to 24,” said Punjab Chief Electoral Office’s spokesperson.
Whole system is improving, says Indian head coach Walsh
By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: As a busy hockey year draws to a close, India's head coach hopes youth and experience will excite the home crowd, reports International Hockey Federation.
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.”
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