Wednesday, December 02, 2020


Himachal Assembly's winter session called off

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Tuesday recommended cancellation of the five-day winter session of the state Assembly slated in Dharamsala town from December 7 in wake of spike in Covid-19 cases in the state and restrictions imposed on gatherings.

Gurugram: 267 fined for flouting pollution norms, Rs 57L collected

GURUGRAM: Teams deployed under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to monitor implementation of measures to combat pollution in Gurugram, have penalized 267 persons for violating the norms from October 15 to November 30 and also collected Rs 57 lakh as penalty.

Security checks cause traffic snarls on Delhi-Gurugram border

GURUGRAM:  In view of the farmers' Delhi Chalo march to protest the Centre's farm laws, the national capital's police on Tuesday intensified vehicle checking at the Delhi-Gurugram border which resulted in massive traffic congestion.

130 khap panchayats of Haryana to join stir from Tuesday

CHANDIGARH: At least 130 khap panchayats (community courts) of Haryana on Monday announced that they will join the ongoing farmer agitation on Delhi borders from Tuesday.

Another batch of farmers manages to enter Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Bracing tear gas and water cannons, another batch of a large number of protesting farmers from Punjab on Friday breached the massive blockades comprising huge boulders, barbed fence and mounds of earth on the Bathinda-Dabwali road to enter Haryana on their onward march to the national capital.

377 held for illegal immigration in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: A Special Investigating Team (SIT) constituted in Haryana to arrest illegal immigration operators has arrested 377 criminals in 435 cases and seized Rs 1.12 crore from them, an official said on Thursday.

Hundreds of protesting farmers gather along Punjab-Haryana border

CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of farmers from Punjab started gathering on Wednesday morning on the interstate borders along Haryana that has restricted their movement towards national capital Delhi for their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the three central farm laws.

Farmers not allowed to cross Hry, threaten to block highways

CHANDIGARH: After a large number of farmers from Punjab, who are heading for indefinite 'siege' of Delhi from November 26 over their demand to revoke the Central farm laws, were not allowed to enter Haryana owing to travel restrictions there, farmers' bodies on Tuesday threatened to block the highways.

8 bikes, 1 scooty stolen in a day in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: Vehicle thefts are again on the rise in Gurugram as the district police have registered nine cases which include theft of eight motorcycles and one scooty in the last 24 hours across the city.

Doctor, two others booked over illegal adoption procedure

GURUGRAM:A doctor, who runs a private clinic in Sector-56, and a couple have been booked on the direction of a local court over alleged illegal adoption of a newborn without following government procedures, the police said on Monday.

Hold Punjab, Haryana CMs liable for stubble burning: AAP

NEW DELHI: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi Marlena said on Monday that the Environment Committee of Delhi Assembly, of which she is the chairperson, met the Air Quality Commission and demanded strict action against Punjab and Haryana governments for burning stubble.

Night curfew in 4 districts of Himachal, edu inst shut till Dec 31

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh that saw a sudden spike in coronavirus cases with the reopening of hotels and resorts, the state Cabinet led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday decided to impose night curfew in four districts that are preferred tourist destinations.

One killed in Gurugram accident

GURUGRAM:A 40-year-old driver was killed in an accident here in the NCR city of Haryana. Police is scanning CCTV footage to identify the killer and the vehicle which hit him from behind and ran away.

Himachal may impose restrictions, says CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said keeping in view the upsurge in the Covid-19 cases in the state, the government would consider to impose few restrictions to avoid social gatherings and ensuring that people take all necessary precautionary measures.

Forest dept makes plans to save wild animals from accidents

GURUGRAM:The forest department in Gurugram has taken a slew of decisions to save leopards and other wild animals from accidents while crossing the Sohna-Gurugram Road and Gurugram-Faridabad Road.

HP government took swift action to divert forest land for Central University Dharamshala: Mahender

SHIMLA: Revenue Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said here today that the Government of India has given approval for setting up two campuses of the Central University Dharamshala, which includes the northern campus Jadarangal in Tehsil Dharamshala and the southern campus in Dehra.

With spike in Covid-19 cases, Haryana shuts schools again

CHANDIGARH:With the sudden spike in coronavirus cases among students, the Haryana government on Friday ordered closure of all schools -- government and private -- in the state till November 30.

500 MT fish production in Govind Sagar Lake this year:Virender Kanwar

UNA (HP):Fish basket is becoming heavier this year, as the fish production in the Govind
Sagar,  a man-made   reservoir on river Sutlej  touched 500 metric tonnes      during the
current year bringing income booster doze to 3963 fishermen, 2169 License
Holders belonging to  34  cooperatives societies of the Oustees families to ensure them
dignified livelihood.

Khattar examined in Shimla hospital for hill sickness

SHIMLA: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was taken to a hospital in the Himachal Pradesh capital on Saturday for examination after the journey in the hills fatigued him, officials said.

Jai Ram Extols Prime Minister for Dynamic Leadership

SHIMLA:Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves all praise for his dynamic leadership as he is successfully steering the Country amid all troubles and difficulties.

Jai Ram Thakur congratulates NDA for victory in Bihar elections

SHIMLA:  Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda for the victory of NDA in Bihar elections and by-elections in various States for which elections held recently. He said that it was possible due to welfare, developmental and pro people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre. 

Haryana CM unveils 65 air purifiers, to be installed at 10 key locations

GURUGRAM:To check the emerging pollution levels in Gurugram and provide some relief to people, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday inaugurated 65 Wind Augmentation Air Purification Units (WAYU) which will be installed in 10 locations with high AQI (Air Quality Index) index.

Haryana bypolls: A lot is at stake for Bhupinder Hooda

NEW DELHI:The Congress was leading in Haryana's Baroda Assembly bypoll on Tuesday. The seat is significant as former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's image is at stake.

Gurugram manager commits suicide over dowry demands

GURUGRAM: A 28-year-old woman in Gurugram allegedly killed by herself and her body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her paying guest (PG) accommodation here, police said on Tuesday.

SHO, SI suspended for negligence in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:Gurugram Police Commissioner K.K. Rao on Monday suspended Aman Beniwal, SHO of DLF Phase-2 police station, and sub-inspector Hari Om for negligence in handling a road accident case of 49-year-old Alok Gupta, said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.

Himachal CM urges Centre Government funding for Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Leh railway line

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Railways Minister Piyush Goel at New Delhi today.

Haryana announces compensation for kin of illicit liquor victims

CHANDIGARH:Expressing grief over the deaths of nearly 40 people due to the consumption of adulterated liquor in Haryana's Sonepat and Panipat districts, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each illicit liquor victim.

Raahgiri Day' returns in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:After a long period, 'Raahgiri Day' was organised in Gurugram on the dedicated bicycle track located at the Netaji Subhash Marg on Saturday.

Ram Rahim got 'secret' parole for a day in October

CHANDIGARH: The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana on October 24, granted a day's parole to controversial Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples and has been denied bail several times by the courts.

Haryana to install CCTV cameras in all cities: Minister

CHANDIGRAH:Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Anil Vij on Friday informed the Assembly that the state government was planning to install CCTV cameras in all cities.
Appropriate guidelines in this regard were being issued.

Himachal CM launches website of Atal Medical and Research University

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the website of Atal Medical and Research University, Ner Chowk Mandi through video conferencing from Shimla today.

Morni hills in Haryana being developed as major tourism spot

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Education and Tourism Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the Morni area is being developed as a tourist spot and it is coming up with a wide array of facilities for tourists.

Haryana passes Bill to make 75 pc reservation mandatory for state youth

CHANDIGARH: Emulating the Himachal Pradesh government, the Haryana government on Thursday passed a Bill in the legislative assembly that provides a 75 per cent quota in private sector jobs to people belonging to the state.

Korean Ambassador, Himachal Guv discuss issues of mutual interest

SHIMLA:Korean Ambassador Shin Bong-Kil on Thursday called on Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya in Raj Bhavan here and discussed issues of mutual interests, including strengthening cultural exchange programmes.

State Govt. releases Rs. 5Crore to HRTC from HPSDMA covid response fund

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here today that in order to safeguard passengers from COVID-19 infection during forthcoming festival season state government hasreleased Rs. five crore from HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund toHimachal Road Transport Corporation for sanitization of buses and Corporation institutions

Raahgiri Day' back in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: After a long gap, Gurugram is once again ready for 'Raahgiri Day'.
On Saturday, November 7, a 'Raahgiri' programme will be organised on the cycle track at Netaji Subhash Marg from 7 am to 10 am.

Gurugram woman shot by miscreants in bid to steal SUV

GURUGRAM: A 28-year-old woman was shot from close range here by three unidentified bike-borne assailants, allegedly in a bit to snatch the Hyundai Creta car in which she was travelling along with her friend who escaped unhurt.

Baroda bypoll result crucial for Haryana ex-CM Hooda

NEW DELHI: The outcome of bypoll in the Baroda Assembly constituency in Haryana is crucial for former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who says that it will change the state and national politics.

20 million largest palm leaves discovered from Ladakh

CHANDIGARH:20 million old large fossil of Palm leaves measuring more then four feet in length have
been discovered from the Tethyan sediments of Ladakh, claimed by Dr Ritesh Arya, an international
renowned Geologist from Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh.  

CM dedicates projects of Rs. 80.60 crore for Bhoranj Vidhan Sabha area

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs 80.60 crore in Bhoranj Vidhan Sabha area of Hamirpur district.