Tuesday, February 27, 2024


INLD's Haryana unit chief Rathee shot dead in Jhajjar

CHANDIGARH: The Indian National Lok Dal's Haryana unit President Nafe Singh Rathee was shot dead in an attack by unidentified assailants in the state's Jhajjar district on Sunday, police said.

Himachal’s literacy over 88 per cent: Education Minister

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Rohit Thakur on Sunday said the state literacy has risen to over 88 per cent from eight at the time of Independence, the second highest in the country.

Electricity bonanza to 8 lakh poor families in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced the discontinuation of the monthly minimum charge (MMC) for poor electricity consumers with approved loads of up to 2 kilowatts (KW).

Brave farmers, brave soldiers and brave wrestlers are the identity of Haryana: Chief Minister Manohar Lal

KAITHAL: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that Haryana is known for its brave farmers, brave soldiers and brave wrestlers. While special attention is being given to infrastructure to promote sports in the state, apart from financial assistance, the future of the players is also being secured by providing them reservation in jobs under A, B, C category.

Farmers in Kaithal protest outside BJP office, allege Govt harrassing people by blocking roads

KAITHAL: In Kaithal, members of the United Kisan Morcha protested on Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, gheraoing the BJP office Kapil Kamal. Farmers also staged a dharna for 3 hours outside the BJP office.

SC decision on Wildflower Hall safeguards interests: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the verdict of the Himachal Pradesh High Court regarding ownership of Wildflower Hall, a landmark luxury hotel of Oberoi Group on the outskirts of Shimla.

Himachal CM presents budget of Rs 58,444cr with fiscal deficit of Rs 10,784cr

SHIMLA: Announcing a four per cent dearness allowance for employees and a scheme to encourage natural farming, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Saturday presented a budget of Rs 58,444 crore for 2024-25 with the fiscal deficit of Rs 10,784 crore, which is 4.75 per cent of the state domestic product.

Bharat Bandh: Kaithal farmers blocked roads at four places, protested and raised slogans against the government

KAITHAL: A mixed effect of Bharat Bandh call by farmers was seen in Kaithal district on Friday. Apart from the checkpoints with Punjab, farmers blocked four places in the district and raised slogans against the government.

Advocate Dhami has strongly condemned the unethical actions of the police inside Guru Ghars in Haryana.

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, has strongly condemned the violation of etiquette by the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, nominated by the Haryana government, at the historic Gurdwaras of Ambala, Sri Manji Sahib and Sri Panjokhara Sahib.

Dharamshala Municipal Corporation unveils Rs 141.23 Crore budget with no new Taxes

DHARAMSHALA: In a significant announcement that came as a relief to the residents of Dharamshala, Mayor Neenu Sharma, in a landmark meeting, unveiled the Municipal Corporation's budget for the fiscal year, setting it at Rs 141.23 crore. Marking her first and the corporation's eighth budget presentation, Mayor Sharma confirmed that the budget, which was passed unanimously, includes no new taxes, maintaining the financial status quo for the citizens.

Himachal Sets Sight on Tourism Boost with ₹2500 Crore ADB Fund

DHARAMSALA: Speaking in Nagrota Bagwan, RA Bali, the Chairman of the Tourism Corporation, unveiled the Himachal government's comprehensive plan to elevate the state's tourism sector. With an eye on exploiting the vast tourism potential, the state is gearing up to enhance its adventure, religious, and natural tourism offerings.

Himachal employees face unprecedented challenges under current government, Claims BJP Spokesperson

DHARAMSALA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has leveled serious accusations against the incumbent state government, alleging a period of unprecedented difficulty for state employees during its 14-month tenure. Sanjay Sharma, the state spokesperson for the BJP, articulated concerns over several unresolved issues plaguing the workforce, including the non-payment of pending Dearness Allowance (DA) and arrears, leading to frequent protests and strikes for basic demands.

Haryana DGP inspected Tatiana Naka in view of the march of farmer organizations

KAITHAL: In view of the march of farmer organizations to Delhi on 13 February, Tatiana Naka located at Kaithal Punjab border was inspected by Haryana Director General of Police Shatrujit Kapoor in connection with the law and order situation.

Haryana Police force conduct mock drill to face farmers Delhi March

KAITHAL: After the announcement of farmers' organizations march to Delhi, a mock drill was conducted in the police lines on Saturday by the police companies who were continuously preparing for the security arrangements to deal with any kind of emergency.

Himachal Deputy CM Agnihotri’s wife passes away

SHIMLA: Simmi Agnihotri, wife of Himachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, passed away on Friday night.

Haryana clerical staff to hold massive protest against state government on February 16

CHANDIGARH: The coalition government of the state has once again cheated the clerks who have been struggling for their salary hike for the last two decades by staging protests across the state and facing the brunt of the administration. The coalition government issued a notification and increased the pay scale of clerks on paper, but if one looked at the ground reality, no clerk would benefit from this pay scale. Due to which, the anger among the clerks due to this anti-employee policy of the government increased further and they have decided to protest against the government on an even bigger level in the nationwide strike on February 16.

Sudhir Sharma Initiates Key Development Projects in Dharamshala

DHARAMSHALA: In a significant move towards addressing the water scarcity and enhancing the infrastructure in Dharamshala , Himachal , National Secretary of Congress and local MLA Sudhir Sharma layed the foundation stone of the construction of 10 hand pumps and 6 tube wells on Wednesday. The projects, with an investment of Rs 1.07 crore, are set to be established in Saukani Da Kot and Mohli, aiming to alleviate the water shortage issues faced by the residents.

Young boy and a girl freeze to death after slipping in snow near billing in Himachal Pradesh

DHARAMSALA: The bodies of a young man and a girl, who were missing since Monday in Billing Valley, world famous for paragliding, were recovered on Tuesday on one side of the walking path, three kilometers below the take off point.

Elections of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in Haryana will be held on March 6

CHANDIGARH: The elections of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in Haryana will be held on March 6, 2024. Justice HS Bhalla, Commissioner Gurdwara Elections, has released the schedule for the first general elections of the "Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee" in all 40 wards across the state.

Drug smuggler caught by Anti Narcotic Cell, 16 kg 650 grams of poppy Doda recovered

KAITHAL: On one hand, as per the orders of SP Upasana, the district police is making the general public aware about not taking drugs, on the other hand, the police is continuously tightening its grip on drug smugglers. Under this campaign, on Monday, a drug smuggler was arrested by the Anti Narcotic Cell from Dera Kadam Baupur along with 16 kg 650 grams of Doda Poppy.

Missing 3 year old minor girl found and handed over to family by Haryana police

KAITHAL: Kaithal Police is proving the Haryana Police's motto of Seva Suraksha Sahayog meaningful. On the evening of February 3, police had received information that a 3-year-old girl, resident of Janakpuri Colony, Kaithal, had gone missing. Regarding which a case was registered in Civil Lines police station.

Despite only 7 posts allocated in Cadre, IAS officers now posted as Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs) in all 22 Districts of Haryana

CHANDIGARH: On Friday 2 Feb 2024, a total of 116 IAS and HCS- EB (Haryana Civil Service -Executive Branch) officers have got new postings/transfers in Haryana vide an Order issued by the State's Personnel Department under the seal and signature of Chief Secretary.

Opposition Leader Jairam Thakur Criticizes Himachal Pradesh Congress Government

DHARAMSALA: In a scathing critique of the Congress-led government in Himachal Pradesh, Leader of the Opposition Jairam Thakur lamented that despite completing one-fourth of its tenure, the administration has shown scant regard for the state's interests and the welfare of its people. Instead, the government appears preoccupied with appeasing its MLAs and ministers, neglecting the genuine grievances of the populace.

Haryana bans plastic bottles for country-made liquor

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Sunday announced that from March 1, country-made liquor would not be sold in plastic bottles.

SHO women police station interacts with students of Chaudhary Ishwar Singh Girls College, Pundri

KAITHAL: To make the society aware on various issues as per the orders of SP Upasana,the campaign by women SHO SI Rekha has made the students aware of Ishwar Singh Girls College, Pundri aware about crimes against women, following traffic rules, good touch bad touch, dial 112, not taking drugs and cyber crime.

Himachal Tourism Spring Carnival to be organized in Dharamshala: Bali

DHARAMSALA: The Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh is set to dazzle visitors with the much-anticipated Himachal Pradesh Tourism Spring Carnival, scheduled from 25th to 29th February in Dharamshala. This exciting announcement was made by the Chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation, Cabinet Rank RS Bali, underscoring the government's commitment to transform Kangra district into the ultimate tourism capital.

Nine employees of factory ablaze still missing in Himachal's Baddi

SHIMLA: Nine employees of a perfume manufacturing factory have been missing after a massive ablaze broke out on Friday in Himachal Pradesh’s industrial hub Baddi, officials said on Saturday.

PACS employee committed suicide under the pressure of repaying the loan installment

KAITHAL: Facing pressure of repaying the loan amount in lump sum, the clerk of The Khadalwa Mataur Primary Agriculture cooperative Society (PACS) committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at Khanori bypass of Kaithal.

Police acts tough against traffic rules violators. 3774 vehicles challaned .Rs 27.97 lakh fine imposed in January

KAITHAL: Kaithal, traffic cops under instructions of SP Upasana acted strict against those violating traffic rules . Under the leadership of Traffic SHO SI Ramesh Kumar, separate teams of traffic police are being formed and challans are being issued to those violating traffic rules and at the same time the general public is also being made aware about following the traffic rules.

Snow blankets Dalai Lama's abode in Himachal

DHARAMSALA: McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was marooned in a blanket of snow Thursday, weather officials said.

Interim Budget fails to meet expectations of people: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Thursday said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the interim Union budget, failed to meet the expectations of the people.

Sikh museum will be constructed in Pipli, says Haryana CM

CHANDIGARH: In a significant move towards preserving the rich traditions of Sikh gurus, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said a museum near Pipli in Kurukshetra district would be constructed.

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir: Kupwara admin restricts traffic movement towards border areas

KUPWARA: In wake of snowfall, the district administration Kupwara in north Kashmir has restricted vehicular movement towards the border areas as a precautionary measure.

Patwaris Protest will continue if talks fail with government.

KAITHAL: The protest of Patwaris continued on Monday in the bitter cold demanding removal of pay grade discrepancy. On the other hand, due to failure of talks with the government in Chandigarh, the strike of Patwaris will continue till 31st. If the government does not show any positive attitude soon, then the Girdawari work to start from February 1 will be affected. Due to the neglect of Patwaris by the government, the troubles of the common people are increasing. Patwaris have warned that the struggle will continue until the government accepts their demands. Rajesh Advocate presided over the protest.

IIT Mandi to host Himachal Science Congress for greener future

SHIMLA: Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi) and the Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (HIMCOSTE) on Monday announced to organise the Fourth Himachal Science Congress at the campus from April 8 to 10.

Protect our Constitution, says Himachal CM on R-Day

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Friday greeted the people on India’s 75th Republic Day by saying, “it is our responsibility to protect our Constitution and contribute to the progress of the state”.

Congress Leader, Dr. Rajesh Sharma, targets BJP for lack of progress in expanding key Railway Line in Himachal

DHARAMSALA: Treasurer and senior leader of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Party, Dr. Rajesh Sharma, launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP, highlighting the party's failure to advance an inch or its broad gauge conversion of the Pathankot Jogindernagar railway line, a historic British-era infrastructure, despite the BJP's claims of a dual engine government at the Center and in the state, Dr. Sharma emphasized that not only has the old railway line not been expanded, but the central government has also failed to repair the Chakki Bridge washed away in a flood two years ago.

Himachal CM sanctions Rs 100 crore for Shimla’s infrastructure

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 100 crore for enhancing and strengthening infrastructure in Shimla town to increase footfall of tourists and facilitate locals.

Nana Patekar, Rajpal Yadav call on Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Cine stars Nana Patekar and Rajpal Yadav, producer Anil Sharma and other crew members of the film ‘Journey’ called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu at his official residence Oak Over, here on Tuesday.

Dalai Lama Returns to Dharamshala After Bodhgaya Sojourn

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has safely returned to Dharamshala following a month-long sojourn in Bodhgaya. The spiritual leader was warmly received at Gaggal Airport by Sikyong Penpa Tsering, Deputy Speaker Dolma Tsering Teykhang, Dharamshala Tibetan Settlement Officer Kunchok Migmar, and representatives from various Tibetan NGOs in Dharamshala.