Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Instead of drawing a line against Modi's dictatorship, Amarinder and Badal are playing friendly match-AAP

Irrigation can irrigate the life style of rural Himachal

CHANDIGARH: One of the irrigation scheme’s most effective and enduring interventions is in the area of agriculture. Initiatives in this direction of the state government, enable it to tell a different story. Thanks to the government’s initiatives in expanding irrigation network. While in 2013-14, the state has 114,000 hectares irrigated area, that was increased to 1.17,000 hectares in 2014-15. It further increased to 1,20,000 hectares in 2015-16 reveals the government records. With increased in the irrigated areas, produce of food grains also registered an increase in the state.

Fundamental changes required to mitigate natural disasters: Suresh Bhardwaj

SHIMLA: Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj today presided over the webinar on Sustainable and Safe Hilly Area Development with focus on earthquake, landslide and floods. The webinar was organized jointly by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and the Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA).

PPCC lodges protest with Haryana CM for blocking farmers’ march to Delhi

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has lodged a strong protest with Haryana Chief Minister for blocking passage to a farmers’ rally that was organised by the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) on Sunday, September 20.

Farm bills will pave way for new option to farmers: Haryana Min

GURUGRAM:In the wake of protests by Punjab and Haryana farmers against three ordinances passed by the Centre, Haryana Agriculture Minister J.P. Dalal on Sunday said that the proposed farm bills are historic and in favour of farmers' interests.

Adventure Tourism to be made safer in State: Govind Singh Thakur

SHIMLA:In a bid to provide tourism a leg-up and administering revenue generation a
booster dose, the state government has decided to take a number of initiatives to capitalize on
the inflow of tourists. 

No bank will auction loan defaulting projects in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:In a landmark judgment, the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) has ensured that no bank or financing agency would auction or sell a loan defaulting project to recover adjustment of the allottees dues.

Himachal Governor, CM greet Modi on birthday

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Thursday extended wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday on behalf of the people.

No e-pass needed for travelling to Himachal

SHIMLA:From now onwards you don't need e-pass for interstate movement in Himachal Pradesh.

Gurugram Police to launch suicide prevention helpline

GURUGRAM:Gurugram Police are all set to launch a suicide prevention and counselling helpline number after a shocking spike in the number of suicides and suicide attempts in the district over the last eight months.

Devotees throng Himachal temples after 6 months of closure

SHIMLA:Devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning on the first day of their reopening after almost six months of closure owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

Himachal Pradesh and World Bank sign $82 million loan for Roads Transformation Project

CHANDIGARH: The Government of India, the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the World Bank signed $82 million loan for the implementation of Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project on Monday. The project will strengthen transport and road safety institutions of Himachal Pradesh by improving the condition, safety, resilience, and engineering standards of state road network.

Himachal recorded 1,946 suicides in three years: Jai Ram Thakur

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh recorded 1,946 suicides in three years and this year till July-end, there was a slight fall in the number of such cases compared to this period last year, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the assembly on Tuesday.

Haryana power engineers protest victimisation of general secretary

KURUKSHETRA:Haryana Power Engineers Association criticised the managements of power utilities for the victimisation of its general secretary.
A meeting of all zonal President & Secretary of Kurukshetra, Karnal,

Suneel Grover retires as MD HP SLDC

SHIMLA:Suneel Grover retired as Managing Director, HP State Load DespatchCentre after 37 years of service in HPSEB. Sukh Ram Chaudhary Power Minister Himachal Pradesh specially came to join his farewell party and
conveyed his best wishes.

H.P. Cabinet decided to open big temples/religious places by September 10

SHIMLA: The State Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to continue with registration for people entering the State till 15th September, 2020. It also decided to open big temples/religious places of the State by 10th September, 2020. Language, Art and Culture Department will prepare SOP in this regard. It was decided that the quarantine requirement be reduced from 14 days to 10 days. The District Administration would strictly enforce use of masks and social distancing in the field.

J&K govt to set up two CIIITs in Jammu, Baramulla

SRINAGAR:  The J&K Government is establishing two Centers for Invention, Innovation, Incubation & Training (CIIIT) in Jammu & Kashmir in collaboration with Tata Technologies.

Covid-19: Famed Sukhdev Dhaba, Garam Dharam eateries sealed

NEW DELHI:  Two prominent eateries on the outskirts of the national capital and located on the national highway in Haryana have been sealed after a large number of staffers were tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Friday.

Haryana Police arrests most wanted criminal Devinder involved in several murder cases

CHANDIGARH: In a major break-through, Haryana Police have nabbed most wanted criminal Devender, carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 from Sonipat district. Police have also recovered a country-made pistol and two cartridges from his possession.

Himachal sees 6,116 coronavirus cases, says CM

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said 214,182 people have been tested for coronavirus out of which 6,116 tested positive.

No closure of markets, shopping malls in Haryana and Chandigarh, lock down continues in Punjab

Himachal CM directs to expedite work of Atal Tunnel

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Saturday visited the Atal Tunnel Rohtang and
reviewed the progress work of the tunnel with the officers of the Border Road Organisation
(BRO) and directed the BRO officials to expedite the completion of tunnel so that it could be
made ready for inauguration by the prime minister Narendra Modi by the end of September.

Haryana CM making satisfactory progress, says hospital

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar admitted to Medanta in Gurugram on August 25 after testing positive for coronavirus is making satisfactory progress, the government said on Friday.

Haryana power engineers to intensify agitation

ROHTAK:Haryana Power Engineers Association today held the zonel meeting
at Rohtak and decided to intensify the agitation against the
suspension of the its general secretary K K Malik.

Haryana CM tests Covid positive ahead of Assembly session

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. "I was tested for novel coronavirus today. My test report has returned positive," Khattar said in a tweet.

Ahead of Haryana Assembly session, Speaker tests corona positive

CHANDIGARH: Two days ahead of the Haryana Assembly's Monsoon Session, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta has tested positive for coronavirus.

Haryana Inspector General held for assaulting women

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Inspector General of Police Hemant Kalson, who is no stranger to controversies, was arrested by the police on Saturday for allegedly assaulting two women after trespassing into their houses in Panchkula district, officials said.

Haryana orders closure of shops, offices on weekends

CHANDIGARH: With the continuous spike in coronavirus cases, Haryana on Friday ordered the closure of shops, except those dealing in essential items, and offices on weekends, starting this Saturday.

Himachal Assembly to have polycarbonate dividers

SHIMLA:It will virtually be a divided house this time in Himachal Pradesh!

Tibetan scholar in rare meditative state after death

DHARAMSALA:A Tibetan Buddhist scholar in Taiwan has entered into the rare spiritual meditative state of 'thukdam' after being declared clinically dead on July 14, it has been claimed.

Himachal to implement New Education Policy: Education Minister

SHIMLA:Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur emphasized on implementing National
Education Policy-2020 during the review meeting of Higher Education Department here on

Haryana to set up bio-diversity park in the Aravalli hills: Kanwar Pal

CHANDIGARH: A bio-diversity park will be developed in the Aravalli mountain range on about 100 acres of Panchayati land of village Kasan in Gurugram district, Haryana. For this, the Gram Panchayat has passed a resolution in the Gram Sabha. Forests, Education and Tourism Minister, Kanwar Pal visited the village and the area where the proposed park will be developed.

Haryana Power Engineers hold gate meetings

BHIWANI:Haryana engineers working in various power utilities
held gate meetings at Bhiwani and Jind circle offices
to protest against the suspension of KK Malik
General Secretary of Haryana Power Engineers Association(HPEA).

Potatoes growing at high altitude in Himachal to get global attention

SHIMLA:Farmers in tiny hamlets dotted over Himalayan peaks of the landlocked Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh are not in high spirits amid the pandemic with government plans to promote contract farming of the highly remunerative barley for making malt whiskey have gone awry, at least this year.

Govt. of Haryana and SIDBI join hands to develop MSME Ecosystem in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:Government of Haryana through its Directorate of MSME and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the objective of development of the MSME ecosystem in Haryana.

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal today congratulated Pradeep Singh Malik

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal today congratulated Pradeep Singh Malik from Sonipat, who topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2019 and said that his achievement would also inspire other youth of the State and country.

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal launches anti-bullying campaign of Faridabad police

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal launched the Anti-Bullying Campaign of Faridabad Police by unveiling Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page of Faridabad to flag the problem of bullying in home, neighborhood, schools, colleges and workplace and implement targeted programs to counter the menace. 

Shimla's table-top airport 'riskiest': Aviation experts

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh state capital's airport at Jubbarhatti -- located 2,196 metres above the sea level -- is one of country's 'riskiest' table-top airport like Kozhikode and needs timely expansion, aviation experts said on Saturday.

Himachal CS stresses to keep vigil and readiness to mitigate disasters

SHIMLA: The 14th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) under Disaster Management Act, 2005 was held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Anil Khachi.

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal announced the opening of 11 new colleges,in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:Taking the 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi forward, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal announced the opening of 11 new colleges, on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. With this, Haryana has become the first state in the country to have a college within a radius of 15 km.
Manohar Lal announced the setting up of these colleges at a function organized at Government Post Graduate (PG) College, Sector-1, Panchkula today. He also planted saplings and urged the people to plant trees so as to protect the environment.