Wednesday, January 20, 2021


90% road accidents caused due to human error: Himachal CM

SHIMLA:  People must be sensitised about ensuring road safety and obeying traffic rules as almost 90 per cent of the road accidents are caused due to human error, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.

Himachal sees 77% voting in phase 1 of panchayat polls

SHIMLA: The first phase of Panchayati Raj elections in 1,228 gram panchayats in Himachal Pradesh were held peacefully with the overall percentage at 77.50 per cent, election officials said on Sunday.

Driver killed as car falls from under-construction overbridge

GURUGRAM: A dense fog claimed another life in Gurugram as a car driver failed to see the road ahead and fell down from an under-construction railway overbridge (ROB), police said on Sunday.

Seven Shops Gutted in fire incident, property worth lakhs damaged in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Seven shops have been damaged in a major nocturnal blaze that has broke out at around 11.15 p.m from a two-storey shop building in Iqbal Market Kupwara Town of North Kashmir's district Kupwara.

AIIMS Bilaspur in Himachal Pradersh inaugurates

BILASPUR (HP): The inauguration ceremony of the first MBBS academic session
(2020-21) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur was held on Monday on
its premises.The ceremony was inaugurated by Prof. Pramod Garg, President of the
Institute Body, AIIMS Bilaspur.

Resentment brews over non-construction of Baba Balak Nath Charitable Hospital –Dr P.C. Sharma

PARKASHPUR (HP): Resentment is brewing in the Chakmoh panchyat of district Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh with boycott of ensuing panchyat election. The issue is creating ripples among politicians in Shimla also which was considered an unified voice. People of the panchyat have also decided to abstain from all subsequent coming elections including block, assembly and parliamentary elections in Hamirpur segment till the fulfillment of their long-standing demand of the Charitable hospital project, stated internationally renowned environmentalist Dr P.C Sharma who is a present descendent of World famous ancient Sidh Peeth of Baba Balak Nath at Deotsidh in Distt. Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh.

Haryana police set up barricades on Delhi-Jaipur e-way

GURUGRAM: As the farmers' demonstration is intensifying day-by-day, the Haryana Police have installed barricades at four locations on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to stop farmers from entering the national capital, resulting in blockages on the national highway.

Gurugam police on alert over farmers' proposed tractor rally on KMP

GURUGRAM: Keeping in view the tractor rally planned by the farmers' unions on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway on Thursday, the Gurugram Police have already intensified their security arrangements on the KMP as well as the border areas of the district.

Haryana Staff Selection Board to conduct exam for 600 posts in 17 districts on Jan 9 and 10

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Staff Selection Commission has set up 879 examination centres in 17 districts for the examination to be conducted on January 9 and January 10, 2021 for 600 posts of Gram Sachiv. About 6.72 lakh candidates will appear for the examination.

Fire at Gurugram office of Jindal Steel

GURUGRAM: A fire broke out at the corporate office of Jindal Steel here early Tuesday, said a fire officer. No casualties were reported.
The fire at the Sector-44 office building was reported by a company guard at 3.24 a.m.

Deepender Hooda calls for special Parliament session on farmers' demands

GURUGRAM: The Congress's Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Monday said that a special Parliament session should be called to debate on the demands of the farmers.

Bird flu suspected in Himachal as 1,800 migratory birds die

SHIMLA: With the toll of migratory waterbirds rising to over 1,800, and almost half of them being endangered bar-headed goose visiting the Pong wetlands, the Himachal Pradesh wildlife authorities on Monday suspected avian influenza as the cause.

Oustees of Himachal Pradesh remain victims of politics

CHANDIGARH: No political party in Himachal Pradesh had ever provided any space to the problem of oustees in their manifesto in any elections, but the fact remains that a generation has passed away in getting justice. It is a fact that dams have ruined the state and the hill states are all set to have one of the highest dam densities.

Apex Court hearing rekindles hope of Pong Dam Oustees.

CHANDIGARH-Hopes rekindle on Himachal’s thousands of families displaced more than 50 years ago by the Pong Dam in district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh as in January 2021, the Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking the rehabilitation of oustees. First Prime Minister of India once said “you should suffer in the interest of the nation.’ Pong Dam oustees have been suffering in the interest of nation for more than 50 years. "We give up our lands for the nation but the nation did not look after us,"  said oustees.

Gurugram: Illegal farmhouses on Aravalli to be demolished soon

GURUGRAM: The work on demolition of illegal farmhouses on forested Aravalli Hills region will start as soon as a duty of magistrate is appointed, said an official. The operation will be carried out in January.

Himachal CM unveils 18-feet statue of Vajpayee in Shimla

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday unveiled an 18-feet statue of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary at the historic Ridge in the state capital.

Farmers take over toll plazas in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Farmers on Friday took over toll plazas across Haryana for three days to lodge their protest against the three contentious farm laws.In the neighbouring Punjab, the toll plazas have been made free by the protesting farmers for quite some time.

Gurugram: Pubs, liquor shops fined for operating after midnight

GURUGRAM: A joint team of the Haryana Chief Minister's flying squad and excise officials conducted raids and issued challans to four pubs and an equal number of liquor vends for violating the excise rules and serving liquor beyond the prescribed time, on the intervening night of Thursday-Friday in Gurugram.

In a first, no midnight Mass in Shimla's historic Christ Church

SHIMLA: In a first as per the living memory of old-timers, there will be no traditional Christmas religious services like midnight Mass and pealing of the bell in the neo-Gothic style Anglican Christ Church on Shimla's Ridge in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dwarka resident, BSF official killed in 2 mishaps in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: A resident of Dwarka in Delhi and a BSF official were killed when their two-wheelers were hit by unidentified vehicles at different places in Gurugram district, police said on Thursday.

Haryana approves formation of new municipal corporation in Manesar

GURUGRAM: The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to constitute a new municipal corporation (MC) at Manesar in Gurugram district by including 29 adjoining villages in it.

Haryana approves Delhi-Panipat rapid transport system

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementation of the 103- km-long Delhi-Panipat corridor of the Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) with 17 stations -- six in Delhi and 11 in Haryana.

Protesting farmers show black flags to Haryana CM

CHANDIGARH: Protesting farmers on Tuesday showed black flags to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Ambala where he went for canvassing of party's mayoral and ward candidates.

Protesting farmers show black flags to Haryana CM

CHANDIGARH: Protesting farmers on Tuesday showed black flags to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Ambala where he went for canvassing of party's mayoral and ward candidates.

MCG teams up with schools, NGOs, RWAs on waste segregation

GURUGRAM: In a unique initiative, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided to seek help from city-based private and government schools, NGOs and RWAs to explain the process of waste segregation to the city's residents.

Two held in Himachal; 337 grams heroin seized

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Police have seized 337 grams heroin, valued at Rs 1 crore, from two residents of Haryana's Ambala in the hill state's Mandi district, officials said on Monday.

Himachal makes law against forced religious conversion

SHIMLA: Over a year after the legislation was passed by the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state has made a law to check "forcible religious conversions".

Haryana will definitely get its rightful share of water:Manohar Lal

NARNAUL: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that in a democratic country, states cannot run arbitrarily and Punjab will have to give up its stubbornness over the issue of SYL. He hoped that Haryana will definitely get its rightful share of water.

Tript Bajwa and Kangar pay floral tribute to Baba Ram Singh ji at Singhra village

CHANDIGARH: Cabinet Ministers Mr Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Mr Gurpreet Singh Kangar today paid floral tributes to Baba Ram Singh ji at Gurdwara Sahib Nanaksar village Singhra, Karnal.

Traffic fines in Gurugram see 55% dip due to Covid-19

GURUGRAM: Gurugram district has seen a nearly 55 per cent dip in traffic fines as compared to the previous year due to the Covid-19 impact.

Gurugram Police nab 4 proclaimed offenders

GURUGRAM: In a major crackdown on proclaimed offenders, the Gurugram Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four proclaimed offenders (POs) wanted in different cases.

Gurugram: Man's body with injury marks found in bushes

GURUGRAM: A patrolling team of the Gurugram Police recovered a body of a man with injury marks on his face in the Sector 29 area, police said on Tuesday.

Cloth bag bank to help Gurugram become polythene free

GURUGRAM:In a bid to improve the city's position in the cleanliness list in the Swachh Survekshan-2021 and make the city polythene free, the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) has set up the first 'Cloth Bag Bank' here.

Two unidentified men loot Rs 2 lakh from businessman in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: A businessman was allegedly robbed of Rs two lakh in the Pataudi area by two motorcycle-borne unidentified assailants armed with a pistol. They also shot one of the businessman's employees Mohit in the leg after he tried to stop them from escaping while fleeing with the money, the Gurgaon Police said on Monday.

Narrow escape for Himachal Guv near Hyd

HYDERABAD:Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya had a narrow escape when a car in which he was travelling in met with an accident near Hyderabad on Monday. Dattatreya, his personal aide and driver escaped unhurt.

Himachal sets up venture fund of Rs 10 crore under him start up Yojna

SHIMLA: The state government has set up a venture fund of Rs 10 crore under Him Start-
up Yojna to promote and encourage the new entrepreneurs in the state. It was disclosed by
the chief minister Jai Ram Thakur while speaking on the occasion of fourth chapter of the
Himalayan Start Up Track organized by the IIT Mandi through video conference from New
Delhi on Saturday.

HP Minister condemns attack on Nadda's convoy in Bengal

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Thursday condemned the attack on BJP national President JP Nadda's convoy in West Bengal.

Agree some reforms needed, but Parliament should discuss: Hooda

NEW DELHI: Amid the 'Bharat Bandh', which is being supported by the Congress and almost the entire opposition, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said he agreed that some reforms were needed which should be first discussed in Parliament.

Security beefed up in Gurugram dist ahead of 'Bharat Bandh'

GURUGRAM: Gurugram authorities on Monday beefed up security in the district and even planned to issue prohibitory orders to prevent any untoward incident during the 'Bharat Bandh' called by protesting farmers on Tuesday.

Serial killer involved in 3 murders held in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: A joint team of the crime units of Palam Vihar and Gurugram Sector-40 police station have arrested a dreaded serial killer, who carried out consecutive murders on the night of November 24, 25 and 26, in Gurugram, police said on Friday.