Friday, March 24, 2023


Himachali handloom, folk dance showcased in Ottawa

OTTAWA: Himachali handloom comprising Kulvi shawls and folk dance 'Natti' were showcased at the 'Shining Himachal' event organised by the Himachali Pravasi Global Association (HPGA) in association with the High Commission of India to Canada under theme 'One District One Product' (ODOP) in Ottawa.

Anjali Singh and Raaja Kanwar take charge as officer bearers of CII Haryana

CHANDIGARH: CII Haryana organised its Annual Session 2022-23 in Gurugram which was attended by over 150 participants. During the Session, Mrs Anjali Singh, Executive Chairperson, Anand Group was elected as Chairperson of CII Haryana State Council 2023-24 and Mr Raaja Kanwar, CMD, Apollo International Ltd was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Council.

Water cess on BBMB and PSPCL hydro projects in Himachal

CHANDIGARH: BBMB and PSPCL’s hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh will come under the preview of water cess imposed by Himachal Pradesh government.‘

Higher day temperature may impact crops in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan: IMD

NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department on Monday cautioned that there may be an impact of higher day temperatures on crops in Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan.

Shimla sees warmest February day in 17 years

SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh's capital saw its warmest February day in 17 years on Saturday at 23.2 degrees Celsius, a Met official said, blaming the abnormally high temperatures on lack of precipitation.

Prominent descendant of Deotsidh Cave Shrine Dr PC Sharma propounds Central Advisory Council for Himachal Temples

PARKASHPUR(HP): For better governance, preservation, conservation, promotion and sustainable development of the state temples and the endowed properties attached thereto and to achieve the socio- cultural and spiritual objectives with reasonable restrictions which don’t violate the rights of religious freedom guaranteed by the Constitution, the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions And Charitable Endowments Act, 1984 was constituted by the State Government for proper management and fairer functioning of religious institutions.

There is an increase in migratory birds in Pong dam wildlife sanctuary

DHARAMSALA: As compared to last year ,there is an increase of about 7000 migratory birds in Pong dam wildlife century in Kangra District of HP.Informing this the Chief Conservator of Forest wild life Ms Upasana Patial said that as per the figures received on 31st January ,after an annual counting of these birds it comes out to be 1 lakh 17 thousands plus as compared to last year’s figure of 1 lakh 10 thousand birds.

Himachal Governor inspects parade, takes salute

SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Thursday inspected the parade and took a salute at an impressive parade led by Commander Lt. Karan Gogna from 22, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles at the state-level Republic Day function here.

Shimla municipal wards' delimitation was in public interest: Ex-minister

SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh former minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Wednesday lambasted the government for overturning the previous BJP government's decision to delimit Shimla Municipal Corporation's wards.

Saints in UP set up 'Dharam Censor Board' to monitor film content

PRAYAGRAJ: Saints at the 'Magh Mela' in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj have set up a 'dharam (religion) censor board' that will now check insult of Hindu deities and culture in films, documentaries, web series and other mediums of entertainment.

RCED distributes certificates and machines to 30 women

KULLU (HP): Training Program on “Self Employed Tailor under Apparel” was successfully completed at Village Pali, Panchayat Bari, Teh. Nirmand, Distirct Kullu, Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

RCED distributes certificates and machines to 30 women

KULLU (HP) : Training Program on “Self Employed Tailor under Apparel” was
successfully completed at Village Pali, Panchayat Bari, Teh. Nirmand, Distirct
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Himachal CM Sukhu has prerogative to choose minister from any part of the state

DHARAMSHALA : After the formation of the cabinet in Himachal Pradesh and distribution of the portfolios, a voice is being raised from many areas that some districts and some communities are ignored and have not been given the complete justice. For example, Kangra district , which has 15 MLAs and the ruling party have been given a support of 10 MLAs ,but only one ministry has been allotted to this largest district and much smaller Shimla district was decorated with 3 ministries.

'Madrasas open for students of all faiths'

LUCKNOW: UP State Madrasa Education Board chairman, Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Javed, has said that students of every faith have the right to get education in state madrasas.

Himachal first cabinet expansion sees seven inductions

SHIMLA: Just a month old Congress government in Himachal Pradesh led by Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in its first cabinet expansion on Sunday inducted seven ministers, a mix of first-timers and experienced, with the eldest being Col. Dhani Ram Shandil, 82, who is three-time MLA and Member of Parliament each.

Early warning equipment in landslide prone areas of Dharamshala and Shahpur

DHARAMSHALA: Kangra district administration is going to install early warning devices at four places to provide advance warning in landslide prone areas for better disaster management in the district. This system has been developed by IIT Mandi and said to be very effective in giving early warning of landslides.

Himachal CM appoints six Chief Parliamentary Secretaries

SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Sunday appointed six legislators as Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS) in his nine-member cabinet.

Child welfare body asks UP DGP to get 'Pathaan' song removed from social media

BAHRAICH: The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district has advised the Director General of Police (DGP) to get the clippings of 'Pathaan' movie song 'Besharam Rang', and other obscene contents, removed from the social media as it was having a 'detrimental impact on the psyche of adolescents'.

Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh resigned after FIR against him

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh today submitted his resignation from his post while demanding an independent probe into allegations of sexual harrassment against him in Chandigarh.

3 people killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Kathua

JAMMU: Three people were killed and one person injured when a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Bani area of Kathua district on Saturday.

Haryana Police registers 3626 cases under NDPS Act in 2022, seizes 24 tonnes of narcotics

CHANDIGARH: In a target drive against drug mafia and narcotic trade, Haryana Police have seized a whopping 24 tonnes of narcotic substance worth crores of rupees during the year 2022.

Haryana Police registers 3626 cases under NDPS Act in 2022, seizes 24 tonnes of narcotics

CHANDIGARH: In a target drive against drug mafia and narcotic trade, Haryana Police have seized a whopping 24 tonnes of narcotic substance worth crores of rupees during the year 2022.

Haryana Police registers 3626 cases under NDPS Act in 2022, seizes 24 tonnes of narcotics

CHANDIGARH: In a target drive against drug mafia and narcotic trade, Haryana Police have seized a whopping 24 tonnes of narcotic substance worth crores of rupees during the year 2022.

Haryana Govt advt prefixing Bharat Ratna before Ex-PM Vajpayee;s name flouts SC ruling: HC Advocate Hemant Kumar

CHANDIGARH: Today, 25 December, apart from Christmas Day, is also celebrated as Good Governance Day (Sushasan Diwas) in India since the year 2014 in memory of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose birth anniversary also falls today.

'Will burn Shah Rukh Khan alive': Ayodhya seer

LUCKNOW: Seers from Ayodhya have now waded into the controversy over Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Pathaan'.

Himachal CM tests Covid positive

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu was tested Covid-19 positive in New Delhi on Monday.

Gurugram: Structural reports of 15 societies recommend secondary tests

GURUGRAM : After receiving the structural audit reports of 15 residential societies in Gurugram, the district administration will conduct secondary tests of these societies, officials said on Monday.

Indian diaspora acclaims smart Badsar Assembly Segment project

PARAKASHPUR(HP) : Parakashpur (HP)—Dr P.C. Sharma, an internationallydistinguished environmentalist seems to revisit the vision ‘Clean and Green Himachal’ of Dr Y.S. Parmar, architect of Himachal Pradesh to realism. His proposition to turn BadsarAssembly Segment into smart constituency, first of its kind in India turns into action. Procedural hackles and functional handicaps that stalked the visionsince long now has been taken care of and he outlined his plans to make the constituency smart by associating noted Indian diasphora.

Himachal Deputy CM Mukesh Agnihotri a former journalist

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri is a journalist-turned-politician. Born on October 9, 1962, at Gondpur village in Haroli tehsil in Una district, he did a postgraduate diploma in public relations and advertising after M.Sc. (Mathematics). He is married to Simmi Agnihotri and has one daughter.

Army Commander, Western Command felicitates Veer Naris & Veterans during Ex-Servicemen Rally at Yol Cantt

JAMMU: A Mega Ex-Serviceman Rally was organised by Rising Star Corps at Yol Cantt, Himachal Pradesh to interact with and address the requirements and grievances of more than 1000 Veterans and 55 Veer Naris from Kangra District. Lt Gen Nav K Khanduri, Army Commander Western Command interacted with Veer Naris and Veterans and felicitated the Awardees and Veer Naris during this mega ESM rally.

Haryana Power Engineers elect new team

CHANDIGARH: Vijender Lamba XEN Hissar and Anil Nagar XEN Panchkula were elected President and General Secretary respectively for the next term of Haryana Power Engineers Association.

Risen from ranks, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu to take oath as Himachal CM today

SHIMLA: Risen from the ranks with no political dynasty but wide organisational experience, four-time Congress legislator Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 58, who throughout his political career was not on the same page with party's tallest leader Virbhadra Singh is going to take oath on Sunday as the 15th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

The eminent environmentalist Dr PC Sharma proposes Smart Barsar Assembly Segment in Himachal Pradesh

BARSAR (HP): Internationally renowned envirovironmentalist and the Chairman National Vriksh Prasadam Fooundation Dr P.C. Sharma took an initiative and mooted a proposal to make Barsar Assembly Segment in district Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh as a smart constituency. He met with eminent social worker and local MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal along with pictorial documentation and some of the glimpses of meetings held by him at every levels in the past.

Himachal CM submits resignation to Governor

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, who accepted it.

Himachal Congress chief Pratibha banks on family legacy, contribution

SHIMLA : Considering the family legacy and contribution, Congress Himachal Pradesh unit chief Pratibha Singh, who is banking largely on her legislator son Vikramaditya Singh for statewide campaigning, had sought votes in the assembly polls on development carried out by her husband during his six terms as the Chief Minister.

HP results encouraging; Gujarat fixed match between BJP-AAP: Warring

CHANDIGARH : Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring today hailed the party’s victory in Himachal Pradesh, saying it will be “encouraging and rejuvenating” for the cadres across the country, particularly in Punjab which is in immediate neighbourhood.

Himachal High Court issued notice to chief Secretary and others

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh has today issued notice to the Chief Secretary to the Government of HP, State Drug Controller, Principal Secretary(Home), Principal Secretary(Health), Deputy Commissioner Solan, Director Health Services and Superintendent of Police Solan, in a matter pertaining to spurious drugs seized in Baddi, District Solan.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Pays Courtesy Call on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

DHARAMSALA: The Central Tibetan Administration CTA in Dharamsala informed that Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur pays courtesy call on His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence on Sunday Morning.

High Court of Himachal Pradesh imposed heavy cost of Rs. 60,000

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh has today imposed heavy cost of Rs. 60,000/-, for gross abuse of the process of the Court by the petitioner. The petitioner, Billu, filed the present petition with prayer to quash tender awarded by the Municipal Council, Manali, for collection and segregation of garbage alongwith transportation to the Solid Waste Management.

BJP gets big jolt in Haryana Panchayat polls, lost all seats in Panchkula and Sirsa

CHANDIGARH: BJP has faced humiliating defeat in Haryana Panchayat polls as people have rejected the BJP in most of the districts and BJP failed to win even a single seat in Panchkula and Sirsa districts.