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Sukhbir Badal announces to set up traders advisory committee to form taxation policy
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that Punjab Government would set up a traders’ advisory committee for excise and taxation department to give advice on taxation policy in the state.
One nomination filed for Patiala Assembly bypoll
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh said that for the by-election of Patiala assembly constituency, only one nomination has been filed till July 30, 2014, while no nomination has been filed as yet for the by-election of Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency. He further said that at Patiala, Rajinder Singh Pawar has filed his nomination as an independent candidate.
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Beggars ruling the city streets
By Pallavi Soni
AMRITSAR : Chasing you wherever you go, peeping into your cars, cluttering around traffic lights, they will be present at all key points of city. Despite authorities have taken many steps such as providing home to beggars, patrolling regularly, beggars are back on streets.
Kerala Tourism attracts more tourists with new initiatives!
Foreign tourist arrivals went up from 7,94,696 in 2012 to 8,58,143 during the 12-month period from January 2013 registering an increase of 8.12 percent. The domestic tourist arrivals also registered a 7.75 percent variation with the arrivals going up from 1,00,76,854 in 2012 to 1,08,57,811 last year.  
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Engineers protest over direct recruitment of XEN
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana power Engineers who are already on protest against lukewarm attitude of state government expressed shock and resentment over the direct recruitment of an official to the post of executive engineer against all norms.
Haryana govt. nominated 41 persons as members of the HSGMC (ad hoc) to manage and supervise the gurudawars
CHANDIGARH : Haryana govt nominated 41 persons as members of the ad hoc hSGMC to manage , supervise and take over the assets of the gurudawars in the state. including moveable and immoveable properties if every description.
Haryana Govt betrayed the Sikh community by taking control of Gurdwaras in Haryana : Sharanjit Dhillion
CHANDIGARH: General Secretary Shiromani Akali Dal and Irrigation Minister Punjab, Sharanjit Dhillon has squarely blamed the Haryana government for creating a separate state level Gurdwara management committee. In a statement issued here today, Dhillon said that this unconstitutional and unethical move on the part of Hooda government was politically motivated aimed at dividing the Sikh sangat. He termed it as a great betrayal with the Sikh Panth. Sikhs would not tolerate the mischievous action of the Haryana government who got the bill passed under “Money Bill” category.
Haryana power engineers to restart agitation
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Power Engineers Association (HPEA) has resolved to restart the agitation after they failed to get any assurance from government on their long pending demands.
Governor and Chief Minister express grief over the death of 21 passengers
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh have expressed deep grief over the accident of a State Transport bus near Kadhar Ghat in Sunni Tehsil of Shimla district today in which at least 21 passengers lost their lives and four suffered injuries, as per the latest reports received at State Headquarters. The injured have been referred to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla.
Bus falls into gorge in Himachal Pradesh, 21 killed
SHIMLA : At least 21 persons were killed and five injured this afternoon, when a bus fell into a gorge at Kadharghat on Basantpur-Kingal highway.
Mcleodganj-Chandigarh AC bus service flagged off by G.S.Bali
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Transport Minister G.S. Bali today flagged off AC buses between Mcleodganj-Chandigarh and Chamba-Shimla from Kangra. He also announced that the State Transport would soon purchase 20 new Volvo and 50 AC buses for comfortable journey of the commuters.
Himachal buzzing with industrial activity
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Industrialization plays a vital role in the economic development of a nation. In an agrarian economy like Himachal Pradesh, industry absorbs under-employed and un-employed workers of agricultural sector and thereby increases income of the community. Pollution-free and peaceful atmosphere, rich natural resources, un-interrupted power supply, sound infrastructure, attractive incentives and responsive administration are some of the major attractive inducements which make Himachal Pradesh, a favorite destination for the entrepreneurs.
Pakistani gifts traditional sweets to BSF on Eid
By Jagmohan Singh
Attari (Amritsar): On the eve of scared Eid festival of Muslims, Pakistan Rangers here today greeted Indian Border Security Force at Attari/Wagah border with traditional Pakistani sweets wrapped in decorative colorful papers.
Air Algerie plane missing in west Africa
ALGIERS : A passenger plane of Algeria's state-run Air Algerie was Thursday reported missing 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso, according to media.
51 feared dead in Taiwan Plane crash
Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.
Various religions gathered to honor Rajan Zed
NEVEDA(USA): In a remarkable interfaith gesture, northern Nevada clergy accorded reception to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed in Reno on July 22 evening to honor his recent opening of United States House of Representatives in Washington DC with a prayer.
PDPPP bill violation of fundamental, political and civil rights of the people-NAPA
JALANDHAR : Punjabi Community in North America expressed its very serious serious concern about the passing of Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property Bill 2014 by the Punjab Government. This bill had evoked anger among the Punjabi Diaspora as the Bill is a clear cut violation of fundamental, political and civil rights of the people Punjab and at this stage there was no need for this kind of Bill.
Sikh group urges Obama to cancel invitation to Modi for 2002 Gujarat riots
WASHINGTON: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat.
Maryland Hindu Temple to be consecrated in August
Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple (SBAT) in Ijamsville (Maryland), currently under construction on a 43-acre lot, will be consecrated on August 31.
Presbyterian church becomes Hindu temple in Pennsylvania
USA: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, associated with Shree Swaminarayan Vadtal Gadi (SSVG), has formally opened in Scranton (Pennsylvania, USA) after murti-pratishtha ceremony recently.
One nomination filed for Patiala Assembly bypoll
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh said that for the by-election of Patiala assembly constituency, only one nomination has been filed till July 30, 2014, while no nomination has been filed as yet for the by-election of Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency. He further said that at Patiala, Rajinder Singh Pawar has filed his nomination as an independent candidate.
Kejriwal declares AAP will not contest upcoming state polls
SANGRUR (Punjab): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would not contest in the upcoming polls in four states except Delhi, said party chief Arvind Kejriwal.Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir go to polls later this year. The Delhi assembly is in suspended animation as no political party is in position to form the government.
Shiromani Akali Dal today kicks off election campaign for Patiala By-Poll
CHANDIGARH : Shiromani Akali Dal today kicks off elections campaign for Patiala by-poll in a party meeting held here at party head office under the leadership of Party Patron and Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and party President and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Harjit Singh Adaltiwala and Balkar Sidhu AAP candidates
CHANDIGARH: The Aaam Aadmi Party has given party tickets for Patiala and Talwandi Sabo bye-election to Harjit Singh Adaltiwala and Punjabi folk singer Balkar Sindhu. Adaltiwala is a NRI who is active in social circles of Patiala.
I can never compete with Aamir: Kiran Rao
By Uma Ramasubramanian
MUMBAI: Having a star actor-filmmaker like Aamir Khan as her husband doesn't give Kiran Rao reason enough to either cast him in a movie or compete with him at the box office. The "Dhobi Ghat" director will be content if "different kinds" of movies can co-exist with the "changing" star system in filmdom."I don't think I will ever be able to give competition to Aamir. Different kinds of films don't need to compete," Kiran, who had teamed up with Aamir in her directorial debut, told media.
The film industry means everything to me: Akshay Kumar
By Anjuri Nayar
MUMBAI: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar credits the film industry for all the name, fame, accolades, adulation, lifestyle and luxury that he has garnered in over two decades, saying filmdom "means a lot" to him.Ever since he started with "Saugandh" in 1991, he has never looked back and the career graph of the 45-year-old has always spiralled up."This is my bread and butter. This is where I started... I am very thankful to the industry. It means a lot to me. In fact, it means everything to me," Akshay told media in an exclusive interview.
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