Thursday, January 20, 2022


Jai Ram Thakur inaugurates Dharamshala Skyway

DHARAMSALA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated Dharamshala Skyway, a ropeway from Dharamshala to Mcleodganj at Dharamshala in District Kangra. This 1.8 kms long ropeway has been constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 207 crore and has connected Dharamshala town with Mcleodganj.

Rains are likely in Punjab Haryana and Chandigarh on January 31 to 23

AMRITSAR:Rains are likely in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on January 21, 22 and 23. At the same time, the meteorological department said that after the rains, relief from the cold will begin.

Governor asks experts to provide holistic solution to make Himachal a role model for landslide risk

SHIMLA: Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar presided over the meeting of experts through virtual mode to discuss frequent landslides in Himachal Pradesh and steps to be taken to mitigate its effect.

Coldwave conditions likely over north India: IMD

NEW DELHI: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday forecast coldwave conditions as very likely over Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh during January 13 to 15 and over northeast Rajasthan during January 12 to 14.

Haryana shut schools, colleges till Jan 26

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Monday announced that all schools and colleges in the state will be closed till January 26 in view of the increasing cases of Covid-19.

CM Jai Ram Thakur addresses members of Himachali Pravasi Global Association

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the Indians virtually on the occasion of ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ organized by the Himachali Pravasi Global Association from here today appreciated the Himachalis living in different parts of the world to effectively preserve rich culture and tradition of Himachal Pradesh away from home. Jai Ram Thakur said that Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas is a day dedicated to the overseas Indian community. He also urged the NRI Himachalis to come forward to be the partners in development of the State by investing in the State.

HP High Court directs DC Shimla to provide adequate facilities at Leprosy Colony at Phagli

SHIMLA: In a matter related to lack of basic facilities to the leprosy patients residing in Leprosy Colony at Phagli, the High Court of Himachal Pradesh has directed the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla to inspect the Leprosy Home situated at Leprosy Colony, Phagli and to ensure necessary repairing work, within a period of four weeks.

Covid: Himachal imposes statewide night curfew

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the state and decided to impose statewide night curfew daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., besides closing indoor sports complexes, cinema halls, multiplexes, stadia, swimming pools and gyms.

Two ministers inducted into Khattar govt in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana's council of ministers was expanded on Tuesday with the induction of BJP's Kamal Gupta and Jannayak Janata Party's (JJP) Devendra Babli as Cabinet ministers.

Haryana imposes night curfew from Dec 25

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Friday imposed statewide night curfew from December 25 to January 5 to contain the surge in Covid cases during the holiday season.

Heroin, charas worth Rs 65 lakh seized, four held

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police has arrested four persons in separate incidents on the charges of trafficking of drugs and contraband worth Rs 65 lakh in the international market recovered from their possession in Fatehabad and Jind districts.

Gurugram Namaz Row: Muslim groups decide to hold Friday prayers in 18 sites

GURUGRAM: In a major development in connection with holding Friday Namaz in open places in Gurugram, the Muslim National Forum and the clerics of the Gurugram Imam organisation in a memorandum submitted to the district administration on Monday decided that the Friday prayers will be held at 12 places on the land of masjid, madarsa and Waqf Board, while on a temporary basis it will also be offered at six places for a few days by paying the maintenance fee fixed by the administration.

Dalai Lama mourns demise of Republican stalwart Dole

DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday mourned the demise of Republican Party stalwart Bob Dole, describing him as a friend of the Tibetan people.

Punjab CM Channi visited Jawalamukhi Temple in HP

JAWALAMUKHI: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjeet singh Channi on Sunday, Visited famous shrine of Jwalamukhi in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh during his Devi Darshan Yatra of the State to pay obeisance. Mr.Channi along with his Family members reached the shrine this morning from Baglamukhi.

Haryana for developing areas beyond 100-km NCR radius: Khattar

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state has asked the Centre that only the area up to 100 km should be kept in National Capital Region (NCR) radius and the area beyond will be developed by the state on its own level.

Gurugram: Woman, 5 others held for kidnap bid for Rs 50L ransom

GURUGRAM:The police in Gurugram have arrested six persons, including a woman, for attempting to kidnap a minor for Rs 50 lakh ransom in October.

Gurugram on alert amid Omicron scare

GURUGRAM:Amid the threat of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the district administration of Gurugram has been alerted and orders on precautionary measures issued, officials said on Thursday.

171 fined in Gurugram for violating anti-pollution norms

GURUGRAM: A fine of Rs 18 lakh has been imposed on 171 people here for indulging in pollution-causing activities in defiance of the Gratified Response Action Plan (GRAP), issued by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, officials said on Tuesday.

Himachal Cabinet gives consent to fill 100 posts of clerk

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to fill 100 posts of clerk in place of Junior Office Assistant (Information Technology) in the state secretariat on contract, besides filling 50 posts of clerk against the anticipated vacancy in 2022 and 2023.

Now, companies will buy produce directly from farmers in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said continuous efforts are being made to strengthen the economic condition of the farmers and encourage them towards trade and market.

Haryana varsity develops pedal operated maize shelling machine

CHANDIGARH: Scientists at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar have developed a pedal operated maize shelling machine that has been patented by the government of India.

Government taking effective steps to attract film industry in Himachal: CM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the award ceremony of the International Film Festival Shimla said that the State Government was constantly emphasizing on the protection of language, art and culture and films were one of the best mode to conserve the same.

Gurugram DTCP to check OC in phased manner

GURUGRAM: Following complaints against people who are involved in illegal construction after getting the occupation certificate (OC) in the licensed colonies, the district town and country planning (DTCP) department of Gurugram has decided that after giving the OC, the first inspection would be done after 10 days and the second after 45 days.

Himachal announces new pay scale for govt employees

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday announced a new pay scale for government employees with effect from January 2016.

CM releases book of Rajendra Rajan on INA Soldier Captain Ram Singh

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur released the book titled ‘Unsung Composer
of Jan Gan Dhun’ of INA Captain Ram Singh Thakur jan gan dhun. The book is
authored by Rajendra Rajan a prolific and eminent Hindi writer here on Saturday.
The book is well researched Chronicle of INA Soldier. 

162 fined in Gurugram for not following anti-pollution measures

GURUGRAM: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has fined 162 people for not following the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) issued by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority.

Haryana Assembly session from Dec 17

CHANDIGARH:The winter session of the Haryana Assembly will be held from December 17 to 21, it was announced on Thursday.Education Minister Kanwar Pal said the date fixed by the Cabinet for the session would be sent to the Governor for his approval.

Dalai Lama prays for Andhra Pradesh calamity victims

DHARAMSALA:Concerned about the heavy rains in several districts of Andhra Pradesh that have caused loss of life and damage to property, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to offer his condolences to him and to the families who have lost loved ones

18.5 crore revenue records digitised in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said under the Digital India Mission of Prime Minister, a remarkable and historic step has been taken for the betterment of the people by digitizing the revenue records of the state.

Himachal woman entrepreneurs showcase their products at exhibition-cum-sale mela

CHANDIGARH:Women entrepreneurs display their range of products at an exhibition-cum-sale at
Himachal Bhavan, Chandigarh. Hall of Himachal Bhavan is abuz with budding entrepreneurs
displaying and selling their products. A 5-day exhibition “Him Aajeevka Mela” , there are 45 stalls
featuring evertything from art and crafts to food and clothes prepared by rural women
entrepreneurs across the state.

Himachal CM launches Rs 1,010 cr Japanese-aided farm project

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday presided over the launch of the Rs 1,010.60 crore second phase of the Himachal Pradesh Crop Diversification Promotion Project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Dharamsala town.

Humanity trumps religion as Hindu man offers space for Friday Namaz

GURUGRAM: Stories of humanity and brotherhood continue to strengthen society.

'Chhath' festival ends after 2nd 'argha' on Thursday

PATNA:The three-day 'Chhath' festival ended after devotees offered a second "argha" to the rising sun on Thursday morning.

Petrol, diesel cheaper in Haryana with VAT reduction

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government has reduced VAT on petrol and diesel prices so as to reduce the oil prices on the lines of Central government.  After this decision, the price of petrol has come down from Rs 106.94 to Rs 95.27 per litre in the entire state.

Himachal Chief Minister reiterates pledge to fight against Corona

KANGRA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today boosted morale of the Corona warriors of Family and Health Department by visiting the vaccination centre set up at Tandon Club, Kangra. This vaccination centre created at this club has been working since vaccination drive was launched in the district. This centre has vaccinated over 37,000 persons and achieved the distinction of administering the highest number of vaccines in Kangra district.

Himachal also reduces VAT on petrol, diesel

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the state has decided to further reduce VAT on petrol and diesel.

Ram temple in Ayodhya to open for 'darshan' from Dec 2023

AYODHYA: As the construction work of the grand Ram temple in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is going on in full swing, its foundation work is likely to be completed in November 2021 and from December 2023, devotees will be able to worship 'Ram Lala' in the new grand temple dedicated to Lord Ram.

1.6 billion year old fossils of stromatolite found around Chitrakoot

CHANDIGARH: Signatures of origin of earth and early life are very well documented in the rocks exposed in and around Chitrakoot. The entire place of Chitarkoot is filled with stories of his life and activities and is today famous for religious tourism.

Haryana's lone Assembly bypoll sees over 73% polling

CHANDIGARH: Over 73 per cent voter turnout was recorded on Saturday in the bypoll to the Ellenabad Assembly constituency in Haryana, election officials said.

Himachal green groups oppose proposed amendments to Forest Act

SHIMLA: Representatives of environment and community organisations in Himachal Pradesh on Friday raised objections to the recent draft of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that proposed amendments to the Forest Conservation Act of 1980.