Saturday, August 20, 2022


Haryana CM approves preliminary report of Hathnikund dam

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday approved the preliminary report of Hathnikund dam with a catchment area of about 11,170 sq km built in the region of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. It will generate 763 million units of electricity annually.

Haryana Governor appeal to people to keep state cleaner, healthier and happier

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday made a fervent appeal to the people of the state to come forward and join hands to make the nation and the state cleaner, healthier, happier and self-reliant. Only then the dream of ‘Swaraj’ to ‘Suraaj’ (self-rule to good governance) as envisioned by our great freedom fighters will be realized, he added.

Haryana to set up memorial of Partition heroes in Kurukshetra

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced a world-class war memorial to be built by Panchnad Smarak Trust near Pipli town in Kurukshetra district to remember those who were martyred at the time of the country's Partition.

Anurag Thakur congratulated the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank

DHARAMSALA: Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank on its phenomenal turn around. The bank which had suffered a loss of around 46 crore rupees has earned a profit of 87 crores in 2021-22. The Minister expressed happiness that this also happens to be the highest ever profit earned by the bank.

Haryana Steelers bolster squad with 10 signings at PKL 9 auctions

NEW DELHI: Pro Kabaddi League team Haryana Steelers, on Sunday, completed a successful auction ahead of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9, signing as many as 10 players, including seven raiders, two defenders and one all-rounder. With the departure of Vikash Kandola, Steelers showcased their determination to bolster their raiding department as they captured the services of former Tamil Thalaivas star Manjeet Dahiya, who earned 159 Raid Points in the previous season.

Haryana power engineers to protest on August 8 against Electricity bill

CHANDIGARH: Power engineers will hold protest meeting tomorrow at all the circle headquarters against the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022.Haryana Power Engineers Assiciation has written to R K Singh Union Power Minister and power utilities management regarding their agitation against the unilateral attempt to get the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 passed in Parliament.

Himachal to fill 320 posts for National Health Mission

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday decided to fill 320 posts of different categories for the National Health Mission on contract.
To provide relief to horticulturists, the Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, also gave ex post facto approval for reimbursement of six per cent subsidy on purchase of packaging material i.e. cartons and trays, whether procured through the HPMC or open market with effect from April 1 after producing GST paid bill of cartons and trays, sale proof and Aadhar-linked bank account details.

Sankalp': Union Minister launches nature conservation event for Gurugram, Nuh districts

GURUGRAM: To boost nature conservation and protection of natural resources to attain a sustainable ecosystem and spread awareness, M3M Foundation has started the 'Sankalp' programme, which was inaugurated by the Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister and Gurugram MP, Rao Inderjit Singh, on the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day in Gurugram on Thursday.

Himachal govt gives subsidy to fruit growers; other significant decisions made

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Thursday decided to provide six per cent subsidy to fruit growers on purchase of packaging materials like cartons from the HP Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation (HPMC) from July 15.

Haryana CM announces scholarship for Class 10 topper

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced a scholarship of Rs 20,000 per month for two years to Anjali, a student from Mahendragarh who scored 100 per cent marks in CBSE Class 10 exams.

DSGMC announced to start Dharam Prachar movement in Punjab by opening an office in Amritsar

KAITHAL (HARYANA): Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Harmeet Singh Kalka has announced that the Delhi Gurdwara Committee will soon start Dharam Prachar movement in Punjab by opening an office in Amritsar.

8th Foundation Day function of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to be celebrated on July 14

AMRITSAR: The 8th Foundation Day of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to be celebrated on July 14 A gurmat Samagam will be held at Gurdwara of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib in Kaithal in Haryana tomorrow July 14.

HP High Court Stayed order of delimitation of Nabha and Summerhill wards of shimla

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh, on Tuseday stayed the order of delimitation of Nabha and Summerhill wards of Municipal Corporation Shimla, passed by the Deputy Commissioner Shimla and upheld by the Divisional Commissioner, Shimla.

Shimla: 19 families shifted to safer place amid landslide concerns

SHIMLA:Amidst the ongoing rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, 59 people from 19 families in Shimla's Mashobra were shifted to a safer place following landslides in close proximity to the three buildings, where they were living.

Himachal High Court issued notices to the Principal Secretary and officials of health department

SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P., today issued notices to the Principal Secretary (Health), Director Health Services to the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Chief Medical Officer, Regional Hospital Kullu, in a matter pertaining to the shortage of Medical Officers (Specialist), Medical Officers and other medical facilities in the Regional Hospital Kullu.

Govt urged to amend form of oath for elected representatives of civic bodies in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: It may appear surprising but its true that the form of oath prescribed for elected representatives of civic bodies as mentioned in both Haryana Municipal Act, 1973, which governs all Municipal Committees and Municipal Councils, and Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, which covers all Municipal Corporations, in the State, is not in accordance with the basic spirit of Constitution of India, especially its Preamble.

Himachal CM expresses grief over bus accident in Kullu district

DHARAMSALA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief over the tragic bus accident near Shainshar in Sainj valley of Kullu district today morning in which 12 people lost their lives and several other have been injured.

CMO Kangra raised an alert on sudden rise in Covid cases in district

DHARAMSALA: The sudden rise in the Covid cases in Kangra District has become a matter of concern. The Positivity rate of this virus has increased from 0.8 in May this year to 6.6 in start of July22.

Himachal CM urges Ashok Gehlot to act against killers in Udaipur incident

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take strict action against the accused persons involved in the brutal killing of a man in Udaipur.

SC declines to pass order on plea for no floor test in Maha till July 11

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass an interim order on the Maharashtra government counsel's submissions that there should not be any floor test in the Assembly till July 11, as it extended, till July 12, the time granted to the 16 dissident MLAs to submit their response to the disqualification notices.

Himachal CM seeks people's support in campaign to end drug menace

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday called upon people to ensure their participation in the campaign to end drug menace in the state.

A vote for good governance, says YSRCP on Atmakur win

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Sunday said that the massive victory by the party in Atmakur Assembly by-election shows that the people are extending their continuous support to its good governance.

Farmers, 'khap' panchayats join stir in Haryana against Agnipath scheme

CHANDIGARH: The agitation against the Central government's Agnipath recruitment scheme continued for a second day on Friday, with protesters blocking roads and railway tracks in parts of Haryana, largely close to the National Capital Region (NCR), farmers' organisations and khap panchayats (community courts) joining the stir.

Work with commitment to ensure 'mission repeat': Himachal CM

SUNDERNAR(Himachal Pradesh): In the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday urged party functionaries to work with commitment and dedication to ensure 'mission repeat' in the government so that the pace of development goes uninterrupted.

President visits Atal Tunnel Rohtang

MANALI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday visited the Atal Tunnel Rohtang near here in Himachal Pradesh.

Congress and AAP yet to find their feet as Modi's star shines in Himachal ahead of polls

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always at his best during election time. He has already started overshadowing his rivals quite effortlessly, whether he is in Gujarat or Himachal Pradesh.

President of India presents Gold Medals to meritorious students of Central University of Himachal Pradesh

DHARAMSALA: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gold Medals to ten meritorious students during the 6th Annual Convocation of Central University of Himachal Pradesh in a simple but impressive function held in the Auditorium of the University at Dharmashala on 10 th June 2022.

Swapna Suresh audio alleges funds of Vijayan, Balakrishnan go to US

Thiruvananthapuram: An audio clip of a conversation between gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh and former journalist Shaj Kiran alleges that the funds of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan go to the US through the Believers Church.

In election year, Himachal launches free laptop scheme for students

SHIMLA: In an election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday launched a programme to provide free laptops to about 20,000 meritorious students under Srinivasa Ramanujan Student Digital Scheme at a function in Mandi town.

BJP's double-engine govt boosting development in Himachal: Minister

SHIMLA: The BJP's double-engine government is making all-out efforts to boost development in Himachal Pradesh similar to that in other BJP-ruled states.

IANS-CVoter Snap Poll: Indians do not appreciate offensive remarks against any religion

NEW DELHI: The controversy generated by the remarks made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma has not only created a global firestorm, but also reignited the debate within India on people deliberately denigrating other religions and religious practices in the name of free speech.

Sharma-Jindal controversy: Guterres encourages respect for all religions

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly encourages respect for all religions, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has said regarding reports of two former BJP spokespersons making controversial statements about Prophet Muhammad.

Himachal Cabinet gives consent to drone policy

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Monday gave its consent to the Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy 2022.

1142 candidates appeared for civil services exam in Dharamsala: DC

DHARAMSALA: In the preliminary written examination of the Civil Services of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), 1142 candidates out of 1750 participated in three centers of Dharamsala.

Dharamsala Sky ways extended operational timings by 2 hours daily

DHARAMSALA: Keeping in view of the regular increase of tourists and the suggestions from various stakeholders, the Dharamshala Skyway has decided to increase its operational timings by 2 hours daily for fifteen days on trail base. It shall operate now till 8PM instead of 6PM, whereas its starting time shall be 10AM daily as usual.

Tibetan administration civil servant Samphel dies

DHARAMSALA: Thubten Samphel, a veteran diplomat, bureaucrat and civil servant of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), who had written extensively on Tibet for Indian and international newspapers, passed away on Saturday at the age of 66.

Dharamsala will hold UPSC Exam for the first time on Sunday

DHARAMSALA: UPSC Exam, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Civil Services preliminary exam for the first time in Dharamsala on June 5(SUNDAY).

HP High court set aside DC orders on delimitation wards 5,6,11,12 of Shimla

SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P., today set aside the orders of Deputy Commissioner, Shimla and Divisional Commissioner, Shimla, whereby objections filed against delimitation of Ward No.11- Nabha (new Ward No.12-Nabha) and Ward No.5- Summerhill (New Ward No. 6-Summerhill) were rejected.

Himachal CM lauds resumption of Kangra Valley Summer Festival after a decade

DHARAMSHALA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has inaugurated the Kangra Valley Summer Festival-2022 at Dharamshala Police Ground.

Nurpur to be new Police District: Jai Ram Thakur

NURPUR: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced new police district for Nurpur which would cover four constituencies having border areas with Punjab. After Baddi, this would be the second police district in the state. He also announced a separate circle of HP state electricity board at Nurpur which would also cater the area of these four assembly constituencies.