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Haryana ex-minister Khurshid Ahmed passes away

CHANDIGARH:Former Haryana minister Chaudhary Khurshid Ahmed passed away on Monday at the age of 84.
One of the tallest leaders from Mewat, Ahmed was elected to Haryana Vidhan Sabha five times and served as a minister in the state cabinet.

111 people under observation in Himachal: Minister

SHIMLA:As many as 111 people in Himachal Pradesh are still under observation for coronavirus, while 46 persons have completed mandatory 28 days observation, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar has said.

More than 1200 grievances and demands received during Jan manch organised in eight districts

SHIMLA:The Jan Manch programme was organised in eight districts of state today in which 1218 demands and complaints were received. Jan Manch in Mandi district would be organised on 16 February and in Kangra district on 19 February.

Fashion show on unforgettable Himachal theme in Surajkund craft fair

SHIMLA:A fashion show was organised on unforgettable Himachal theme in 34th Surajkund international craft fair on Sunday. MP form Shimla Parliamentary Constituency Suresh Kashyap, Chief Secretary Anil Kumar Khachi and Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism of Haryana Government Vijay Vardhan were present on the inaugural ceremony of this function.

Governor flags-off vehicles carrying relief material

SHIMLA:Governor Bandaru Dattatraya, who is also the Chairman of the State Red Cross Society, today flagged-off seven vehicles carrying relief material for disaster-affected families. These vehicles have been sent to the District Red Cross branches through State Red Cross. Dr. Sadhna Thakur, President of the State Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch was also present on the occasion.

Himachal Pradesh tops the assessment of state portals with 0.69 points

HAMIRPUR: Among the NE and hill states, Himachal Pradesh tops the assessment of state portals with 0.69 points while Tripura and Assam follows at second and third place respectively. Manipur is at the bottom in the assessment with 0.22 points.

Himachal showcasing tourism potential at Surajkund

SHIMLA:Surajkund Crafts Mela filled with Colours of 'Theme Himachal'
In the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela, Theme State Himachal Pradesh has filled the entire crafts mela ground with the colours of brand Himachal Pradesh. The tourism potential of the State is being showcased at the international level platform at this crafts mela.

Haryana to give facilities to Tibetan children

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana government has accorded approval to extend facilities and benefits to children of Tibetan refugees, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Thursday.

Haryana on alert to tackle locust attack

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Agriculture Minister Jai Parkash Dalal on Thursday said that after reports of locust attack in Punjab and Rajasthan, the state has also been put on high alert.

Rs 40 crore penalty imposed on Haryana realtors

CHANDIGARH: A penalty of nearly Rs 40 crore has been imposed and proceedings have been initiated against 58 other colonisers in Haryana, an official said on Thursday.

Haryana to train inmates in zero-budget natural farming

CHANDIGARH:In a unique social initiative, Haryana Jails Minister Ranjit Singh has decided to train over 20,000 inmates in state's 19 jails in the zero-budget natural farming.

Himachal sunny, but in many places mercury stays below zero

SHIMLA:It was a bright sunny day on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh but temperatures in the picturesque tourist resorts of Shimla, Dalhousie and Manali stayed below or close to sub-zero.

Haryana power engineers to support Bihar power strike

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Power Engineers Association has decided to  observe protest day
on 11th February as a mark of solidarity to Bihar strike by  power
employees and engineers.

Screening for HPKVN courses to be organised in three districts

SHIMLA:Managing Director, HPKVN Rohan Chand Thakur told here today that Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) would be conducting screening of eligible candidates for the HPKVN sponsored Skill Development Courses under C-DAC Mohali, NIFM Faridabad and CTR Ludhiana.

Himachal to present budget on March 6

SHIMLA:The Budget Session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly will begin on February 25 with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya's address, an official said here on Tuesday.

Himachal aims to increase forest cover by 30% by 2030

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh government is aiming to increase its forest area by 30 per cent by 2030 and to achieve this goal initiatives have been taken up, an official said on Tuesday.

Mahender Singh Thakur hails Union budget 2020-21

SHIMLA:Mahender Singh Thakur Jal Shakti Vibhag, Horticulture and Sainik Welfare Minister, Himachal Pradesh has welcomed the Union Budget 2020-21 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister on 1st February, 2020 and called it a visionary budget addressing short term as well as long term needs and goals for the inclusive economic development of the country and a step forward for fulfilling the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by doubling farmers' income by 2022.

HP tax revenue collection increase by 17.2 percent: Chief Minister

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said today that despite overall global recession and slow down, the Himachal Pradesh government has succeeded in ensuring increase of overall tax revenue collection of 17.2 percent till 31st January, 2020, which was a healthy sign of economic growth of the State.

State Transport department to provide online transport related services

SHIMLA:A Spokesperson of Himachal Pradesh Transport Department informed here today that the department has implemented a web-based software for providing transport related services for general public. This software provides a facility to the applicants whereby they can apply for various transport services online from anywhere and deposit requisite fee online for availing the services.

Cultural evening of theme state Himachal on 4th February

SHIMLA:The cultural evening of Theme State Himachal in 34th International Surajkund Mela would be organised on 4th February,2020.

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