Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Haryana CM orders special 'girdawari' to assess crop loss

CHANDIGARH : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday asked the farmers not to worry about compensation for their crops, mainly the paddy, damaged due to the adverse weather conditions as directions have been issued for a special girdawari (inspection).

Peace-loving India should not be mistaken as being afraid of war: Shri Rajnath Singh

BHADOLI (HP): Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, felicitated the families of the brave soldiers of the Armed Forces, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, who laid down their lives in the service of the Nation.

Water released from Hathnikund barrage in Haryana

CHANDIGARH : Authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Monday released excess water into the Yamuna river, which may pose a flood threat to New Delhi.

Pathankot- Mandi NH road bridge on Chakki River Closed for traffic

DHARAMSALA: As it is raining continuously for the past two days in the area, the Chakki river bridge near Pathankot connecting HP by road on NH 154 of Pathankot –Mandi section, has been closed for traffic once again today.

Mining threatens Swan river, Punjab's Sarus crane habitat

NANGAL (Punjab): The channelisation of the seasonal Swan river in areas bordering Punjab and Himachal Pradesh has helped in reclaiming thousands of acres of agricultural land, but is also threatening the local Sarus cranes with extinction. Sarus is the tallest flying bird in the world, that was once on the rise in the area.

Illegal mining in HP: ED conducts searches in Punjab, seizes cash, documents

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has carried out searches at the premises of Lakhwinder Singh Stone Crushers, and people related with it in Una (Himachal Pradesh), Mohali (Punjab) and Panchkula (Haryana) in connection with illegal mining in Una district.

Commision (HPSC) members getting pay with annual increment

CHANDIGARH : The Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) has got two new members on Friday-- Jyoti Bainda, who for the past six years was Chairperson of Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (HSCPCR)  and other Rajinder Kumar, who retired as Principal this year from State's School Education Department. Both were administered oath of
office and secrecy by Governor Bandaru  Dattatrey  at Raj Bhawan on Friday. 

Modi's visit to Mandi is a matter of pride: Himachal BJP chief

SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh BJP state unit's chief Suresh Kashyap on Wednesday said the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mandi on September 24 is a matter of pride for the people.

Haryana aims to procure 41,850 metric tonnes moong

CHANDIGARH : With estimated production of 41,850 metric tonnes moong, its procurement will begin at over 100 places in Haryana from October 1, it was announced on Monday.

Haryana awarded special award for its performance to promote and enforce Energy Conservation in Building Sector

CHANDIGARH : Adding yet another feather to its cap, Haryana has been awarded ‘Special Award’ for State Designated Agency (SDA) - Category -II by the jury for NEERMAN Awards 2022, as more than 95 per cent of government
buildings have been provided with LED lights.

Thalassemia patients to get Rs 2,500 per month in Haryana

CHANDIGARH : In Haryana, people suffering from thalassemia will be given Rs 2,500 per month and the necessary medical tests for their health check-up will also be free-of-cost so that the cost burden of treatment is not borne by the family members.

Dharamsala to host conference of tourism ministers from Sep 18-20

SHIMLA: The Union Ministry of Tourism is organising a national conference of state Tourism Ministers from September 18 to 20 in Dharamsala under the chairmanship of G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism and Culture, to discuss issues related to development of tourism in the country.

Comfortable water level in Punjab Himachal reservoirs

CHANDIGARH: The comfortable reservoir levels near the end of the filling season this year at Bhakra, Ranjit Sagar Dam, and Pong are good omens for next year's water and power requirements of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan.

Prominent leaders of opposition party were joining the BJP along with their supporters: Jai Ram Thakur

KANGRA: Addressing a largely attended public gathering on the occasion of celebrations of 75 years of formation of Himachal Pradesh here at Purana Mataur under Kangra assembly segment, the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the prominent leaders of opposition party were joining the BJP along with their supporters and this indicates that the people have also lost the faith in opposition party adding that the present government would come into power again.

Haryana power engineers protest against engineers suspension

CHANDIGARH : Haryana power engineers Association held protest gate meetings today at Hissar, Kaithal, Panchkula,Sirsa, Bhiwani and other stations against illegal suspension of Baljit Beniwal SSE Hissar under pressure from workers unions.

Five including one from Punjab killed in Himachal road accident

UNA: At least five youths died when a car overturned after ramming into a pole in Himachal Pradesh's Una district in the early hours today.

Himachal Chief Minister inaugurates developmental projects worth about 20 crore

UNA (HP):Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated 8 developmental projects of Jal Shakti Vibhag worth about Rs. 20 crore in Haroli assembly constituency of Una district on Saturday. He inaugurated Rs. 4.50 crore functional tap water connection scheme to left out households in Haroli, Rs. 4.65 crore multi village piped water supply scheme in Ispur Zone, Rs. 4.40 crore multi village
piped water supply schemes in Barthri Zone, Rs. 2.10 crore multi villages piped water supply schemes in Dharampur, Rs. 2.07 WSS to village Palakwah, Rs. 69 lakh tubewell No. 30 at khad, Rs. 75lakh lift irrigation scheme at Panjuana  and Rs. 68 lakh water quality and monitoring training centre at Palkwah in tehsil Haroli. 

BJP will form a strong government in Himachal : Rana

SHIMLA: BJP State co election incharge Devinder Singh Rana attended a meeting of Shimla mandal which was presided by Rajesh Sharda in panchayat bhawan.

Punjab CM exhorts Himachal Pradesh youth to act as a catalyst of change and oust traditional political parties

MANDI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday exhorted the youth of Himachal Pradesh to act as a catalyst of change by ousting the traditional political parties from the state.

Governor Participates in ‘Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’

SHIMLA:Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar participated in “Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan”, virtually launched by President Smt. Droupadi Murmu from Rashtrapati Bhavan through video conference on Friday.

Bank services hit as thief makes off router; investigation underway

GURUGRAM:Daily operations at a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Narsinghpur ground to a halt on Tuesday after a man stole an intranet router mistaking it for the digital video recorder of a CCTV camera early Tuesday, said bank officials on Wednesday.

Women farmers in Himachal launch company for marketing chemical-free produce

SHIMLA:In a first, women farmers of Himachal Pradesh's Solan block have jointly launched state's first all-women farmer producer company for marketing of their certified chemical-free natural produce, mainly comprising off-season vegetables.

Himachal CM inaugurates Rampur heliport

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while formally inaugurating a heliport in Rampur town on Tuesday, said the government was determined to develop a network of heliports to improve air connectivity and give boost to tourism.

About 50 thousand animals vaccinated to prevent LSD : Virender Kanwar

SHIMLA:Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Virender Kanwar said here on Friday that effective steps had been taken by the State government for the prevention and control of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in livestock and around 50,000 animals had already been vaccinated so far in the state.

Himachal Cabinet condoles death of 32 people in rain fury

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Monday expressed grief over the death of 32 people, and voiced concern over the heavy loss to public and private property in the state in last's week heavy rain fury.

Two people lost their lives due to rain in kangra district 

DHARAMSALA: Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal said that two people have died due to collapse of two kutcha houses in subdivision Dhira and Shahpur of Kangra district due to heavy rain today. while two people trapped in the river in Kunjeshwar Mahadev have been rescued. He said that Chakki Bank Bridge has also been damaged due to heavy floods. Dr Nipun Jindal said that 50 kutcha houses, 39 gaushalas and three pucca houses have been damaged due to heavy rains in Kangra district. DC Kangra said that 25 people have been shifted to the relief center at Haled in Jaisinghpur.

Haryana CM approves preliminary report of Hathnikund dam

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday approved the preliminary report of Hathnikund dam with a catchment area of about 11,170 sq km built in the region of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. It will generate 763 million units of electricity annually.

Haryana Governor appeal to people to keep state cleaner, healthier and happier

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday made a fervent appeal to the people of the state to come forward and join hands to make the nation and the state cleaner, healthier, happier and self-reliant. Only then the dream of ‘Swaraj’ to ‘Suraaj’ (self-rule to good governance) as envisioned by our great freedom fighters will be realized, he added.

Haryana to set up memorial of Partition heroes in Kurukshetra

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced a world-class war memorial to be built by Panchnad Smarak Trust near Pipli town in Kurukshetra district to remember those who were martyred at the time of the country's Partition.

Anurag Thakur congratulated the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank

DHARAMSALA: Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank on its phenomenal turn around. The bank which had suffered a loss of around 46 crore rupees has earned a profit of 87 crores in 2021-22. The Minister expressed happiness that this also happens to be the highest ever profit earned by the bank.

Haryana Steelers bolster squad with 10 signings at PKL 9 auctions

NEW DELHI: Pro Kabaddi League team Haryana Steelers, on Sunday, completed a successful auction ahead of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9, signing as many as 10 players, including seven raiders, two defenders and one all-rounder. With the departure of Vikash Kandola, Steelers showcased their determination to bolster their raiding department as they captured the services of former Tamil Thalaivas star Manjeet Dahiya, who earned 159 Raid Points in the previous season.

Haryana power engineers to protest on August 8 against Electricity bill

CHANDIGARH: Power engineers will hold protest meeting tomorrow at all the circle headquarters against the Electricity Amendment Bill 2022.Haryana Power Engineers Assiciation has written to R K Singh Union Power Minister and power utilities management regarding their agitation against the unilateral attempt to get the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 passed in Parliament.

Himachal to fill 320 posts for National Health Mission

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday decided to fill 320 posts of different categories for the National Health Mission on contract.
To provide relief to horticulturists, the Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, also gave ex post facto approval for reimbursement of six per cent subsidy on purchase of packaging material i.e. cartons and trays, whether procured through the HPMC or open market with effect from April 1 after producing GST paid bill of cartons and trays, sale proof and Aadhar-linked bank account details.

Sankalp': Union Minister launches nature conservation event for Gurugram, Nuh districts

GURUGRAM: To boost nature conservation and protection of natural resources to attain a sustainable ecosystem and spread awareness, M3M Foundation has started the 'Sankalp' programme, which was inaugurated by the Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister and Gurugram MP, Rao Inderjit Singh, on the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day in Gurugram on Thursday.

Himachal govt gives subsidy to fruit growers; other significant decisions made

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Thursday decided to provide six per cent subsidy to fruit growers on purchase of packaging materials like cartons from the HP Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation (HPMC) from July 15.

Haryana CM announces scholarship for Class 10 topper

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced a scholarship of Rs 20,000 per month for two years to Anjali, a student from Mahendragarh who scored 100 per cent marks in CBSE Class 10 exams.

DSGMC announced to start Dharam Prachar movement in Punjab by opening an office in Amritsar

KAITHAL (HARYANA): Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Harmeet Singh Kalka has announced that the Delhi Gurdwara Committee will soon start Dharam Prachar movement in Punjab by opening an office in Amritsar.

8th Foundation Day function of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to be celebrated on July 14

AMRITSAR: The 8th Foundation Day of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to be celebrated on July 14 A gurmat Samagam will be held at Gurdwara of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib in Kaithal in Haryana tomorrow July 14.

HP High Court Stayed order of delimitation of Nabha and Summerhill wards of shimla

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh, on Tuseday stayed the order of delimitation of Nabha and Summerhill wards of Municipal Corporation Shimla, passed by the Deputy Commissioner Shimla and upheld by the Divisional Commissioner, Shimla.

Shimla: 19 families shifted to safer place amid landslide concerns

SHIMLA:Amidst the ongoing rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, 59 people from 19 families in Shimla's Mashobra were shifted to a safer place following landslides in close proximity to the three buildings, where they were living.