Saturday, June 06, 2020


Himachal Cabinet okays formation of 6th finance panel

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet at a meeting held here on Thursday gave its consent to constitute sixth state Finance Commission.
The commission will review the financial position of panchayats and urban local bodies and make recommendations to the Governor on measures needed to improve their financial position with determination of taxes, duties, tolls and fees and grants in aid.

Himachal Pradesh ranks best performing CM of the country

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh has been ranked best performing state across the country in a nation-wide survey conducted by an independent agency IANS-C voter survey. The state scored 73.96 per cent compared to Karnataka (67.21 percent); Assam (67.17 per cent); Madhya Pradesh (58.73 per cent);Gujrat (57.81 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (57.81 per cent). All India average of satisfaction is 57.36 per cent.

Haryana to start school teaching in July

CHANDIGARH:Haryana has decided to start teaching in schools in July and in colleges and universities in August, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar said.

ID must for interstate travel in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana government on Wednesday said identity proof is must for interstate travelling.

Haryana sets up SIT to probe immigration frauds

CHANDIGARH:Haryana has set up a seven-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Inspector General of Police Bharti Arora to investigate immigration fraud cases in the state, Home Minister Anil Vij said.

Badshahpur MLA to reward best performing govt official

GURUGRAM:In order to motivate the government officials to work honestly and sincerely in the interest of common people, Gurugram MLA from Badshahpur constituency Rakesh Daulatabad announced a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh to the best performing government official of the district.

Haryana CM woos Japanese investors, CEOs

 CHANDIGARH: One thing that has surely not changed in the post-corona world is the strength of Japan-Haryana heart-to-heart connect. This was the consensus of a virtual meeting chaired jointly by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki on Monday.

Jagdish Sharma new Principal Secretary to Himachal CM

SHIMLA:Jagdish Chander Sharma has been appointed as new Principal Secretary to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, replacing Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjay Kundu, who is the new Director General of Police.

Temples, restaurants to open from June 8: Himachal govt

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday said the temples and restaurants in the state will open from June 8 and not from June 1.
A government spokesman told the media they would open after the standard operating procedure and guidelines were issued by the Centre.

Sanjay Kundu is new Himachal police chief

SHIMLA: Sanjay Kundu, a 1989 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed the Director General of Police (DGP), here on Saturday. He replaced S.R. Mardi, who is retiring on Sunday.

Convert Palampur varsity into Central Agri Univ: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has urged the Central government to convert Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidalaya at Palampur in Kangra district into Central Agriculture University to benefit the biodiversity rich northwestern Himalayan region.

Karnal smart city undertakes key initiatives to fight Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Karnal undertakes key initiatives to fight COVID 19. Besides augmentation of Medical Infrastructure it has ensured availability of medical infrastructure including 1,577 PPE kits; 13,348 masks N-95; 66,076 three-layer masks; 1,873 litre of sanitizers; 434 VTM; 2,580 sodium hydrochloride; 295,805 gloves; 05 thermal scanners; 125 no. of isolation wards for COVID patients; 1,000 additional beds for quarantine; 92 D type & 36 B type oxygen cylinder availability and 50 functional ventilators up to April 15.

14-day quarantine must for foreign returnees in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana government has directed all Deputy Commissioners to ensure that international travellers arriving in the state will remain in institutional quarantine for the first seven days and then home quarantine for the next similar days.

WhatsApp helps Himachal farmers amid lockdown

SHIMLA:The positive impact of the lockdown, enforced to contain the coronavirus spread, is visible in the agricultural fields and orchards of Himachal Pradesh where almost 80 per cent of rural households possess some land.

Himachal CM presides over meeting with various Industrial Associations for recovery of industrial sector

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that under Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojna investment subsidy at 25 percent was being provided for projects having investment upto Rs. 60 lakh for youth and 30 percent for projects having investments upto Rs. 60 lakh for women entrepreneurs. He said that five percent interest subsidy would also be provided for a period of three years.

CM presides over Video Conferencing with DCs, SPs and CMOs

SHIMLA--While presiding over the video conferencing with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers from Shimla, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers to ensure regular medical check up of the people kept in institutional quarantine besides ensuring proper conditions of these quarantine Centres here on Tuesday.

Haryana seeks interstate movement of buses

CHANDIGARH:After starting intrastate movement, Haryana has now sought the consent of the neighbouring states to restart the interstate bus service, an official said on Tuesday.

'Housing society' chairman held for Rs 223 cr fraud in J&K

SRINAGAR: J&K's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested the Chairman of the non-existent Jhelum Cooperative House Building Society in connection with a multi-crore land scam unearthed in the state cooperative bank.

Senior citizen facilitation centers to be set up in Himachal: Suresh Bhardwaj

SHIMLA: Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj today here held a cabinet sub-committee meeting with the Departments of Agriculture and Ayurveda to discuss various developmental issues

Police cane-charged migrant workers in Haryana's Yamunanagar

CHANDIGARH: Police in Yamunanagar town in Haryana cane-charged migrant workers on Sunday who were trying to move towards the border of Uttar Pradesh some 20 km from there.

Himachal CM hails central package for agriculture

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday hailed the package of more than Rs 1.63 lakh crore announced for agriculture and allied sectors by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

HP Governor appreciates the services of postal personnel during COVID-19

SHIMLA: Director of Himachal Pradesh Postal Service Dinesh Kumar Mistry and Assistant Post Master General Bishan Singh called on Governor Bandaru Dattatraya at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday. They apprised the Governor of the services being provided through postal services during the lockdown period in the state.

Haryana opens borders for essential services and Delhi cops

GURUGRAM:After the direction of Delhi High Court, Haryana has opened all borders with Delhi for essential services and people with e-passes.

Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Himachal; tally 69

SHIMLA: Two new COVID1-9 cases were detected in Himachal Pradesh, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 69.
The new patients -- a 30-year-old woman and her seven-year-old daughter -- have tested positive for coronavirus in Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district.

5 more cases reported in Gurugram, tally 166

GURUGRAM:Five more coronavirus cases have been detected in the millennium city, taking total to 166, according to the health officials, here on Wednesday.

Himachal starts road construction to generate employment

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh government has restarted construction of roads by easing lockdown norms amid the coronavirus pandemic and this help generating employment, an official said on Wednesday.

Dams dammed nature in the Himalayas

CHANDIGARH: “The earth we abuse and the living things we kill; will, in the end, take their revenge, for in exploiting their presence, we are diminishing our future,” once said Mannes. How these words are proving true in the present time.  With one dam for every 32 kilometer in the Himalayas, country is heading to have one of the highest dam densities in the world. It is not a thing of rejoice because such large-scale dam building, while adding megawatts of electricity to run our life, could also wipe out vast swathes of biological diversity in the ecologically fragile region, a study has revealed.

Favouring lockdown, HP CM says 55,000 state people stranded

Women issues' redressal just a call away in Himachal

Haryana allows 34,375 industries to resume operations

CHANDIGARH:  With 34,375 industries allowed to resume operations, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said efforts are on to revive industries impacted owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ancient Holy scriptures have answer to pandemic—says temple man Dr P.C. Sharma

Strong winds, heavy rain storm Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana

Centre appreciates Hayuana over timely disposal of Public Grievances related to COVID-19

CHANDIGARH: The Central Government has highly appreciated Haryana Government for the timely disposal of public grievances related to COVID-19. As many as 2436 grievances have been redressed out of 2827 received between the period from March 30, 2020 till May 6, 2020 through Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) being run by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Haryana.

Himachal CM seeks opening of more army canteens

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday urged the Union government to open army canteens in those areas where there are no facilities for the soldiers and ex-servicemen.

1239 Himahcal residents of four districts evacuated from Tri-City

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that State Government was ensuring all possible help to the people of the State stranded in other parts of the country due to lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Rescued snow leopard ill, suffering from stress: Himachal wildlife wing

SHIMLA: A rescued snow leopard -- a native of the alpine and high-altitude regions of the Himalayas -- has arrived at the Himalayan Nature Park near Shimla, wildlife officials said on Monday.

Farmers in Himalayan peaks go for long shelf-life peas

SHIMLA: Farmers in tiny hamlets spread over Himalayan peaks of the picturesque Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh are counting on their peas to see them amid lockdown and market uncertainty.

Himachal CM urges people to strictly follow home quarantine rule

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur urged the people who had returned to Himachal Pradesh recently from other States of the country to strictly follow home quarantine as this would not only be beneficial for them but also for their family and society as well. He said that they should also provide complete information about their travel history as well as any Influenza Like Illness (ILI) symptoms to the health workers so that remedial measures could be taken up accordingly.

Grassroots heroes make effort for Himachal’s rural revolution

CHANDIGARH: Contemporary Himachal is not all about Virbhadra Singh and Jai Ram Thakur in the recent times, the resurgent state has thrown up many unlikely heroes who have emerged as role models. The State resurgence begins at the grassroots level. Over exodus of youth in search of livelihood left to the minuscule minority of do-gooders to stay back and contribute their mite towards a silent revolution for change.

Tibetan exile administration extends lockdown for 80 days

DHARAMSHALA:The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Friday announced to extend lockdown in its settlements and offices across India for 80 days and asked outsiders to avoid visiting this Himachal Pradesh town for the safety of the Dalai Lama and others amid pandemic.