Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Amid restrictions, rush in Himachal temples to mark Navratri

SHIMLA: Amid the rising coronavirus cases and restrictions, devotees on Tuesday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.

Haryana imposes night curfew amid spike in Covid cases

GURUGRAM: The Haryana government on Monday imposed night curfew with immediate effect amid sudden rise in Covid-19 cases.The state government said in a statement that night curfew between 9 pm and 5 am will be imposed from Monday night and will remain in force till further orders.

Vertical farming proves beneficial to Haryana farmers

CHANDIGARH: Vertical farming may prove to be a profitable deal for the
farmers of Haryana. Giving information about this, an official spokesperson
said that vertical farming was more beneficial in the case of vegetables. He said
that a provision has been made to provide grants under a special scheme by the
government to the farmers adopting this method.

Himachal makes Covid negative report mandatory for entry

SHIMLA: Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases around the country, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday made it mandatory for people coming from seven high load states to produce a RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of entry, from April 16 onwards.

Man held with Rs 1L in fake currency in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram police has arrested a man with fake currency with a face value of Rs 1.51 lakh from Sector-34, officials said on Saturday.

Himachal court summons top officials over illegal felling of trees

SHIMLA: Miffed over the non-compliance of its directions on illicit felling of 416 trees, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Principal Secretary (Forests) and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to be present in the court on April 20.

Haryana shuts schools for classes 1 to 8 till April 30

GURUGRAM: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday announced closure of schools for classes 1 to 8 till April 30 amid spike in Covid-19 cases across the state.

Himachal court summons top officials over illegal felling of trees

SHIMLA: Miffed over the non-compliance of its directions on illicit felling of 416 trees, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Principal Secretary (Forests) and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to be present in the court on April 20.

Schools, colleges to remain shut in Himachal till April 21

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to keep all educational institutions shut till April 21 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, it decided to hold the 'Jan Manch', a once-in-a-month district-level public programme to redress grievances, on April 25.

Haryana to prepare a biennial scheme for proper management of water

CHANDIGARH:Haryana government decided to prepare a biennial scheme for proper use and
management of water to ensure the use and reuse of water. It was stated by the Haryana Chief
Minister, Manohar Lal while presiding over the review meeting with all the deputy commissioners
and officers concerned through video conferencing here on Friday of Shivdham Navikaran Yojana.
"All works related to water management should be done on a missionary zeal. 

Gurugram municipal corporation to replace diesel autos

GURUGRAM: In first of its kind initiative, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will phase out diesel autos running in the city and ply e-rickshaws in their place as a measure to make the city pollution-free, MCG officials said on Tuesday.

Himachal court questions agriculture Director in fraud case

SHIMLA: Taking exception to the order passed by the state agriculture Director regarding imposing a minor penalty upon the petitioner in a case of proven misconduct of misappropriation or embezzlement of Rs 26,69,447, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the former to explain his position.

HP Govt constituted 3 new Municipal Corporations for planned development of fast growing cities

SHIMLA: hief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has constituted 3 new Municipal Corporations for the planned development of fast growing cities and the claim of Solan city was the strongest for the Municipal Corporation in terms of population and rapid development. Jai Ram Thakur was addressing a public meetings in Solan today in favour of BJP candidate Swati from ward number 4 Chambaghat Salogra, BJP candidate Rajesh Kumar from ward number 17 Basal Patti Kathed and BJP candidate Rajni Bala from ward number 3 Kathed.

Himachal closes educational institutes till April 15

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said all educational institutions in the state would be closed till April 15 owing to spike in coronavirus cases.

Haryana to implement reservation in private jobs from May 1

GURUGRAM: Haryana's private job reservation law which provide 75 per cent employment opportunities in private sector for people belonging to the state will come into force from May 1, said Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday while inaugurating the newly constructed flyover near village Bandhwadi on the Gurugram-Faridabad road.

Gurugram youth involved in Holi scuffle succumbs

GURUGRAM: A 21-year-old man, who was allegedly beaten up by his neighbours over a minor scuffle during Holi celebrations, died while undergoing treatment at the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.

Haryana Deputy CM inaugurates flyover on Gurugram-Faridabad stretch

GURUGRAM: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala inaugurated the newly constructed four lane flyover near village Bandwadi on the Gurugram-Faridabad road on Friday.

In a first, US does not describe Tibet as 'inalienable part of China'

DHARAMSALA: In a first, a US State Department report does not describe Tibet as an "inalienable part of China".
Reacting to the crucial development, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), headquartered in this northern India hill station, on Thursday said this year's report marks a victory for Tibetans, for the report's Tibet section does not describe Tibet as an "inalienable part of China", a departure from past reports.

Haryana extends financial relief to 'arhtiyas'

CHANDIGARH: Giving major relief to 'arhtiyas' a day ahead of Rabi procurement season, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced a major relief in outstanding payment of interest and penalties for them.

Criminal associated with gangster carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 held by Haryana Police

CHANDIGARH: In a major break-through, Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana Police has arrested a criminal, associated with Sampat Nehra, a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi from Kurukshetra district. Police has also recovered an illegal pistol and five cartridges from his possession.

World acclaimed Sidhpeeth’s Badsar assembly segment:rich in heritage but poor in development-laments Dr PC Sharma 

CHAKMOH (HP):Renowned Heritage Consultant, Dr PC Sharma proudly hailing
in the pedigree of Sidh Baba Balak Nath of Badsar assembly segment is of the
view that India can shine only if Bharat does but no state government had resolved
to make its rural areas hold a candle to any developed sector of the state. Out to
make Badsar segment wears an urbane look, equip it with modern basic facilities
and improve the quality of life of its rural populace.

Gurugram reduces response time to aid road mishap victims

GURUGRAM: In order to provide timely medical help to accident victims, the Gurugram regional transport authority (RTA) has claimed that the authority in collaboration with the Health department and the Traffic police have reduced an earlier response time from 18 minutes in November 2020 to 12 minutes in February this year.

4 charred to death in a Himachal village

SHIMLA: Four persons were killed in a fire in a village in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police said on Monday.

Himachal closes educational institutes, bans Holi celebrations

 SHIMLA: Owing to spike in coronavirus cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Friday closed all educational institutions, including universities, colleges and schools, except for the classes having their exams, till April 4 with a ban on the public celebration of the Holi festival.

Where, Himachal tribal women impose ban on gambling

SHIMLA: Tribal women of Himachal Pradesh are dead against gambling and snooker and will take all necessary steps to curb any menace.The Mahila Gram Sabha has decided to impose a fine of Rs 40,000, if anyone is caught gambling, within the area of the Kaza panchayat in the Spiti Valley, some 320 km from the state capital Shimla. Even playing cards has been prohibited.

School principal, daughter molested for opposing wrong parking

GURUGRAM: A principal of a prominent private school, her daughter and two other women were allegedly molested by an unidentified miscreant for allegedly opposing wrong parking at the Vyapar Kendra market in Gurugram's Sushant Lok, the police said on Monday.

SC to hear DJB plea on 'insufficient supply' from Haryana

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine on Thursday a fresh application by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) seeking direction to the Haryana government to stop the discharge of untreated pollutants into Yamuna and also release sufficient water to avoid any water crisis in the capital.

GMDA offers land to NHAI for shifting Kherki Daula toll plaza

GURUGRAM:The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in a letter issued to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has said the land transfer issues at Panchgaon for shifting the Kherki Daula toll plaza have been resolved barring one non-critical patch, and has offered to transfer 30.52 acres to the NHAI.

Bureaucracy mars Baba Balak Nath Multi speciality Hospital Project- feels Dr PC Sharma

PARKASHPUR/CHAKMOH (H.P):A vision without action is called a day dream but then again action
without a vision is called nightmare. Most of the bureaucrats work in this way and one of such
visions that could not turn into action is Baba Balak Nath Multi-speciality Hosptal after 40 years.
Pleas of the state government in the past that temples were taken over for well management but it
did not go well with the public even today.

Himachal MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Two-time Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, 62, from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh was found dead on Wednesday at his official residence here under mysterious circumstances, police said.

Gurugram to rejuvenate 60 ponds by year end: Official

GURUGRAM: Gurugram authorities are mulling to rejuvenate 60 ponds across the district by the end of this year, a district administration official aware of the development said.
The blueprint for this rejuvenation project has already been prepared," the official told IANS.

Power connections of 100 defaulters cut in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has taken a major step to recover outstanding bills from consumers in Gurugram district, who have not paid their electricity bills despite repeated notices sent to them.

Haryana identifies five sectors to boost MSMEs

CHANDIGARH: In continuance to Haryana Government’s efforts to enhance the
capabilities and capacities of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector, the
State Government has identified five major sectors. The state government has decided to
come out with specific policies for these sectors so as to establish Haryana as a leading state
in the country in the identified focus areas.

Haryana to economically uplift 2 lakh families: Khattar

CHANDIGARH: While reiterating the state's commitment to uplift the poorest of the poor, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday announced a new scheme 'Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Utthan Abhiyan'.

Haryana to take up construction of 650 km roads: Khattar

CHANDIGARH: Giving a massive boost to infrastructure development, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, in the Budget estimates for 2021-22, on Friday announced the state would take up the construction of 650 km of new roads along with improvement of 5,000 km roads.

6 killed in Himachal bus accident

SHIMLA: At least six persons were killed when a private bus in which they were travelling veered off the road and rolled down in a gorge in remote Tissa in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Wednesday, police said.

Haryana to recruit 400 to 500 doctors

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that to overcome the shortage of specialist doctors, a separate cadre for them would be created and soon recruit 400 to 500 doctors would be recruited.

Haryana to start wheat procurement from April 1

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Sunday announced to start procurement of wheat in advance from April 1 so that farmers do not have to stock the early crop.

Haryana farmer commits suicide at Delhi border

CHANDIGARH: A 55-year-old farmer from Haryana committed suicide at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border on Sunday, police said.

Himachal CM presents Rs 50,192 cr populist Budget

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday presented a Rs 50,192 crore populist but deficit Budget for 2021-22, with no provision for any new taxes despite the coronavirus pandemic.