Two-day long National Conference on Agriculture Concludes at Khalsa College

Punjab News Express
AMRITSAR: The two-day-long national Conference on Wastage and Losses in Agricultural Marketing concluded here today at Khalsa College. The event was organized by department of agriculture in collaboration with National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Boards (COSAMB), New Delhi.

Water is generating heat in Queen of Hills!

Punjab News Express/Vishal Gulati 
SHIMLA : Water is generating heat in the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers, even before the onset of summer.

Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

Punjab News Express
 Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.

Power Grid commissions 800 KV Champa – Kurukshetra transmission line

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
NEW DELHI: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd has started the commercial operation of its 800 Kilovolt HVDC Champa-Kurukshetra Pole I project.

Sham Choudhary pays tributes to freedom fighters

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
JAMMU :  Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today urged upon the youth to take inspiration from the supreme sacrifice of the freedom fighters and asked them to follow their footsteps to take the country on the path of progress.

Workshop on Kangra Tea to be held on 24th March

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre under State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, HP is organizing a one day awareness workshop on Kangra Tea, Geographical Indication on 24th March, 2017 at Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), CSIR, Palampur. The workshop will be inaugurated by Shri Brij Behari Lal Butail, Hon’ble speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha. The workshop is likely to be attended by 100 Tea groweres/producers/traders in and around Palampur.

People participation must to tackle water crisis : HP Governor

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Governor Acharya Devvrat has underlined the need for active participation of common people in tackling the water crisis in an effective manner as the government schemes alone were not sufficient.

Haryana Police to provide protective gear to media

Punjab News Express
HARYANA : Media persons on duty at sensitive places in Haryana will get body protectors and helmets to ensure their safety during violence, a top officer said on Monday.

Paradise children care centre writes success story

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHOWRI (HP): Sanjay and Kanchan of Paradise Children Care Centre, Chowri in district Chamba of Himachal Pradesh, are among the 53 children who are practising hard to fly high. What makes these children different from the others is the circumstances in which they are being grown up.

Kisan Mela draws huge inflow of farmers

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
GURDASPUR: A large inflow of farmers was witnessed at The Kisan Mela of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) held at the Regional Station, Gurdaspur today. The theme of the Kisan Mela was “Sow PAU seeds, adopt subsidiary occupations, do efficient marketing, maintain farm records”.

Rohtang tunnel will boost tourism: Himachal CM

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the assembly on Thursday.

J&K electrical engineers to go on mass casual leave

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
JAMMU :  The General Council meeting of Jammu & Kashmir Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEGA) decided to hold a day long protest sit-in on March 20 to press their long pending demands and all the engineers from junior engineer to chief engineers will put in one day mass casual leave.

President to adopt 50 more Haryana villages for development

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed the desire to adopt 50 more villages in Haryana to develop them as smart villages, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.

Fresh snowfall in Himachal

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : After a long break, popular tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Friday got fresh snow, pushing down the mercury by several notches.

Dabur seeks to provide healthier workplace for women

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : This International Women’s Day, the world’s largest Ayurvedic healthcare company Dabur India Ltd has taken up the cause of health and safety for its women employees. As part of its efforts to create a healthier workplace, Dabur will be hosting special ‘Yoga @ the Workstation’ classes for its women employees to help them reduce work-related stress and inspire them towards a better work-life balance along with insights on nutrition.

Vishhwas Gemstones celebrates International Women’s Day

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Vishhwas Gemstones, the leading gemstone suppliers in India, celebrated the spirit of women empowerment here today by conducting an awareness workshop on “How to buy genuine gemstones and their impact”.

SYL canal has to be constructed: Haryana CM Khattar

Punjab News Express/Vyas
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal today said that as the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal has to be constructed, an allocation of Rs 100 crore has been made in the budget of the State for the year 2017-18.

NSS camp organised by National Institute of Nursing Education, PGI, at Village sarangpur

Punjab News Express/Kulbir Kalsi
CHANDIGARH : National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGIMER, Chandigarh is organizing a 7 days NSS regular camp from March 4th - 10th 2017 at Village Sarangpur and NINE Campus. The Camp was inaugurated on 04-03-2017 NSS camp organised by NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh on 04-03-2017.

Romeo Force celebrates 18th operational day

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
JALANDHAR  : Romeo Force observed its 18th'Operationalisation Day', today. For the last 17 years, Romeo Force has been one of the prime engines of Northern Command for attrition against terrorism and stability in the hinterland of twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri. The Force was raised on 20 September 1999 at Dhanidhar Fort, Rajouri, and was operationalised on 01 March 2000. Since that day, 01 March symbolises the 'Operationlisation Day' of the Force. The short but glorious history of the Force has been a saga of unparalleled bravery, courage, scarifies and unconditional devotion to duty by all ranks of the Force who have had the honour of serving in it.