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Anger over liquor shops in Himachal residential areas

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Circumventing an apex court ban on liquor vends along the highways, Himachal Pradesh has allowed liquor shops to operate in residential areas, aggrieved residents said on Friday.

Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

Punjab News Express
DEHRADUN : The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday.

Haryana engineers demand regular posting for senior engineers

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Power Engineers Association (HPEA) has strongly condemned the policy of giving current duty charge to senior engineers though regular posting orders can be issued against vacant posts. Even at the level of chief engineer current duty charge has been given , which is not desirable.

Foreign tourists do yoga in Uttarakhand

Punjab News Express
DEHRADUN : Thousands of people, including a large number of foreign tourists, took part in the third edition of the International Yoga Day across Uttarakhand on Wednesday.

Himachal Governor leads yoga celebrations

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Wednesday led an event which drew nearly 1,000 people, including schoolchildren, who did yogic exercises amid cloudy skies.

2013 remains a nightmare for locals in Kedarnath (Four years after)

Punjab News Express/Sidhartha Dutta and Ashish Mishra
KEDARNATH : Four years after the flash floods wrought death and destruction in this Hindu pilgrim destination in Uttarakhand, its horrors continue to haunt the locals. Reconstruction and relief work have been steady but slow in the devastated area.

BJP wins record 17 seats in Shimla civic body, Congress gets 13

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA: The BJP on Saturday created history for the first time in three decades by winning the maximum seats in a 34-member house of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, but it failed to get a simple majority of 18 members. Its supported candidates won 17 seats.

10 pilgrims from Punjab killed in Himachal accident

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA: Ten pilgrims from Punjab were killed when a private bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Thursday, police said. All of them were from Amritsar.

Mild earthquake hits Himachal

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA: A mild earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which saw quake for three consecutive days last month, a weather official said on Thursday.

Change in people's mindset towards disabilities is need of the day: Dhesi

Punjab News Express/S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Secretay, D.S. Dhesi, said that along with government schemes, a change in the mindset of people towards persons with disabilities is the need of the hour to ensure that they become self-sufficient.

Unscheduled power cuts across Haryana as demand increases

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Unscheduled multiple and prolonged power cuts are being imposed across Haryana even before the start of paddy season after the power demand increased due to rise in temperature.

Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand

Punjab News Express
DEHRADUN : Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand on Wednesday, giving much needed relief to people across the hill state.

Eight killed in Himachal wall collapse

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Eight people, including four children, were killed on Wednesday after a boundary wall of a factory collapsed amid a storm on their makeshift homes in Himachal Pradesh's Baddi town, officials said.

Haryana decides to provide 50% subsidy on onion seed

Punjab News Express/SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH: With a view to encourage the farming of Kharif onion in the State, Haryana Government has decided to provide 50 per cent subsidy on the onion seed.

Uttarakhand private doctors on token strike, demand security

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW : Doctors of private hospitals in Uttarakhand on Tuesday went on a four-hour token strike to protest growing incidents of violence against them, an Indian Medical Association (IMA) official said.

Uttarakhand plains reel under heatwave

Punjab News Express
DEHRADUN : After a spell of good weather, largely due to heavy downpour for several days, temperatures in the hill state of Uttarakhand are on the rise again.

J and K Dy CM condoles demise of martyred army personnel

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh condoled the demise of army personnel who were martyred when a convoy in which they travelling was attacked at Lower Munda, Qazigund.

Now Science City in Haryana at a cost of Rs 200 Cr

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH: Science City will soon be established at a cost of about Rs 200 crore in the part of National Capital Region (NCR) falling in Haryana. Besides, development of Kurukshetra as a tourism destination will be carried out on a grand scale.

Naval chief visits 9 corps, review operational readiness

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
JALANDHAR : Admiral Sunil Lanba Chief of Naval Staff visited Rising Star Corps, today. The Naval Chief was briefed on operational aspects by Lieutenant General SK Saini, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps. The Naval Chief, thereafter, interacted with senior officers of the Corps Headquarters. He appreciated the operational readiness of the Corps and emphasized to continue to maintain highest vigil on the Western borders. The Admiral was accompanied by his wife Mrs Reena Lanba, President Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA).

Rating of Haryana Discoms improve from C+ to B

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : AyodhyaBoth the power utilities of Haryana have improved their rating from last year’s C+ to B this year according to Ministry of Power’s fifth Annual Integrated Rating of State Distribution Utilities.

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