Monday, May 16, 2022


Delhi water crisis: All eyes on Haryana to quench city's thirst

NEW DELHI: High temperatures coupled with heat wave conditions has plagued the national capital with water crisis in many parts.

Chamba to be developed heritage town: Anurag Thakur

CHAMBA (Himachal Pradesh): Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Friday proposed to build Chamba as a heritage town to woo international tourists.

Pandit Sukhram's efforts can never be forgotten by the citizens of Himachal : Khanna

SHIMLA: BJP HP State incharge Avinash Rai Khanna condoled the sad demise of fromer union minister and congress vetrean leader Pandit Sukhram.

South Korea looks for investment opportunities in Himachal

SHIMLA: A high-level South Korean trade delegation, comprising heads of its apex trade and industry organisations, including the embassy, visited the Himachal Pradesh capital on Thursday to explore possibilities of investment and collaborations in upcoming sectors.

Himachal Chief Minister calls on Prime Minister Narender Modi

SHIMLA: Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur yesterday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi.

IIT Mandi team develops wireless tech to remotely power IoT applications

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Thursday said they have developed wireless powering and communication technology that can aid futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) applications remotely.

Himachal CM calls on Modi

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital and urged him for holding a national-level function on completion of Centre's eight years in office on May 31 in the state.

One held for pasting Khalistan flags in Himachal Assembly

SHIMLA: In a major achievement, the state police on Wednesday arrested Harvir Singh, a resident of Morinda in Punjab, in connection with the pro-Khalistan flags pasted at the entrance of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in Dharamsala.

One held for pasting Khalistan flags in Himachal Assembly

SHIMLA: In a major achievement, the state police on Wednesday arrested Harvir Singh, a resident of Morinda in Punjab, in connection with the pro-Khalistan flags pasted at the entrance of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in Dharamsala.

Ex-Telecom Minister Sukh Ram passes away

SHIMLA: Sukh Ram, a Congress veteran from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi as well as a former Telecom Minister, passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Wednesday. He was 94.

Himachal to fill 200 posts of ayurvedic medical officer

HIMACHAL:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Monday decided to fill 200 posts of ayurvedic medical officer in the Ayush Department.

Himachal High Court directed the Municipal Corporation to forthwith remove the hoardings from heritage Zone

SHIMLA: Thee High Court of Himachal Pradesh, today in a matter pertaining to displaying hoarding, advertisements on the Heritage Zone, has directed the Municipal Corporation, Shimla to forthwith remove the hoardings/ advertisements displayed from the Rashtrapati Bhawan to Chhota Shimla, including the Ridge and Mall Road. The M.C. Shimla has been further directed to report the compliance of the Court’s order by tomorrow.

Himachal Police seal interstate borders after Khalistani banners seen outside Assembly

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Police have tightened security and sealed all interstate borders following the hoisting of banners and graffiti of Khalistan on the outer boundary of the Vidhan Sabha in Dharamsala.

Khalistan posters appear at Himachal Assembly campus

DHARAMSALA: Posters of Khalistan on Sunday surfaced at the main entrance of the state legislative Assembly campus in this Himachal Pradesh town, home to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the police said.

Justice Satyen Vaidya sworn in as Himachal HC judge, Governor administers oath

SHIMLA: Justice Satyen Vaidya was sworn in as the Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court here today. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar in a simple but an impressive ceremony held at Raj Bhawan. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice Mohammad Rafiq were also present on the occasion.

Former minister Sukh Ram hospitalised, Himachal CM visits

MUMBAI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday visited Regional Hospital here to know the well-being of former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, who suffered a brain stroke a day earlier.

Mobile vans to ensure judicious use of farm chemicals in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Agriculture Minister J.P. Dalal on Friday flagged-off five mobile vans to ensure judicious use of crop protection chemicals that support sustainable farm management.

Gurugram: HRERA issues arrest warrants against realty firm directors

GURUGRAM: In a major crackdown against a reality firm, the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) on Tuesday issued arrest warrants against the directors of Ansal Housing Corporation Ltd, besides issuing summons to its managers for failing to deliver a housing unit on time and for not refunding the amount to the homebuyers.

J&K approves 50% waiver of passenger tax

JAMMU: In a significant move, the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, approved the waiver/exemption of 50 per cent of Passenger Tax chargeable on various vehicles from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, officials said on Monday.

IIT Mandi team discovers drug molecule to treat diabetes

MANDI:A drug molecule that can prove to be an effective treatment for both Type 1 and Type 2 have been identified, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi said on Monday.

Haryana CM orders safety audit for construction agencies

GURUGRAM: The Haryana government has issued structural guidelines to ensure the safety of residents of multi-storey residential buildings across the state.

Will sympathy for late Virbhadra Singh lift Congress' chances in Himachal poll?

NEW DELHI: Wiped-out in the five states during recent polls, the Congress cannot hope for better days in Himachal Pradesh, slated to witness elections by the year's end.

Haryana needs 3,000 MW more power in summer

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the state require additional 3,000 MW electricity in summer and necessary arrangements are being made by the government to overcome the shortage.

Dalai Lama greets Macron on re-election

DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on being re-elected as the President of France for a second five-year term.

Manali-Leh highway reopened for traffic after 5 months

MANALI: The highway that connects Manali in Himachal Pradesh with Leh has been partially reopened for traffic after remaining shut for more than five months owing to heavy snow, an official said on Monday.

Kangra Panchayat bagged national award

DHARAMSALA: Ghorpitth panchayat of Kangra district in Himachal has bagged the national award. Informing this the Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal said on Monday.

Inspect dilapidated 11th century Mrikula Devi Temple: Himachal HC

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to constitute a team of experts within one week to inspect the beautifully carved 11th century dilapidated wooden Mrikula Devi Temple, dedicated to goddess Kali, located in the landlocked Lahaul Valley.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels, says Dalai Lama on Earth Day

DHARAMSALA: Advocating the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and to adopt renewable sources of energy, globetrotting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in a message to mark Earth Day said not only human beings, but animals, birds and insects too want to live a happy life.

HP High Court directs CBI to file charge sheet in SC,ST,OBC post matric scholarship scam

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh, in a matter pertaining to wrongful and illegal disbursement and misappropriation of Post- Matric Scholarship Scheme to SC, ST and OBC students, directed the CBI to expedite the process of completion of investigation and file the charge sheets at the earliest.

7 of family burnt to death in Punjab's Ludhiana

LUDHIANA: Seven members of a family, comprising five children, were burnt to death in a fire that broke out in their hut in a slum in this Punjab industrial city on Wednesday morning, police said.

NIA announces reward of Rs 5 lakh in Ludhiana court blast case

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh in connection with the Ludhiana court blast case. The blast that took place on December 23 last year.

IIT Mandi, Durham University to probe climate risk in railway embankments

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, and Durham University in the UK have developed suction monitoring setup for soil cyclic triaxial testing to investigate the impact of climate change on railway embankments.

Haryana's prosecution directorate comes under legal scanner

CHANDIGARH: The Directorate of Prosecution in Haryana which officially is not a Department although often termed as such however it actually comes under the Administration of Justice (AoJ) Department has come under legal scanner after an Advocate at Punjab and Haryana High Court, Hemant Kumar, has written to State Government over non-compliance of Section 25 A of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 in the State which specifically provides for organizational structure of such Directorate in every State. The aforesaid provision mandates one Director of Prosecution (DoP) and as many Deputy Directors as State Government thinks fit.

Eyeing polls, Himachal CM announces 125 units of free power

CHAMBA: In the election year, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday announced sops comprising 50 per cent discount to women for travelling in state-run buses, no water bill in rural areas and up to 125 electricity units free for 11.5 lakh consumers.

Himachal Pradesh has everything needed for rapid development: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Complimenting the people of the state for converting the challenges into opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Himachal Pradesh has everything needed for rapid development.

With plains sizzling, holidaymakers rush to Himachal for long weekend

SHIMLA: Amid a decline in Covid-19 cases and to escape the early setting of scorching heat in plains, hordes of holidaymakers converged across destinations in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, the first day of the onset of a long weekend that lasts till April 17.

Nadda reviews construction of AIIMS in Himachal

BILASPUR (Himachal Pradesh): BJP president JP Nadda and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday jointly reviewed the progress of developmental works at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur district.

AAP Himachal Pradesh women wing chief, others join BJP

NEW DELHI: After Aam Aadmi Party Himachal Pradesh President Anup Kesari joined the BJP last week, the head of the AAP's women wing in the state, Mamata Thakur, along with other leaders, joined the BJP on Monday.

IIT Mandi develops technique for soil stabilisation using bacteria

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed sustainable techniques for soil stabilisation using a harmless bacteria called S. Pasteurii.

HP Chief Minister visits Radha Soami Satsang Beas Centre at Paraur(Kangra)

DHARAMSALA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Lauded the gesture of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) Centre at Paraur in district Kangra for serving humanity during the Covid pandemic by extended its all help in converting the Paraur centre into a dedicated Covid care centre.