Haryana most-performed state in Northern Region
By Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government is claiming to go full throttle on the infrastructural facilities to the industry sector with an aim of boosting the state’s economy from the morass. The state government has been saying that it was removing green hurdles to keep the economy in pink. These claims are belied by the recent study conducted by Frost and Sullivan when it revealed that Haryana was the most attractive destination for industry on account of economic and industrial performance and infrastructural facilities in the Northern region of the country.
Honey Hut concept writes success story will go global
CHANDIGARH : Though not exactly of the magnitude of “Lijjat Papad”, a similar-looking success story is being scripted by the HANS, set up by a group of professionals and environmentalists. The first-of-its-kind initiative “Honey Hut” started by the society at Shimla in 2008 not only providing a number of honey-based products ranging from food, body care to therapeutics all that too under one roof but also enables hundreds of unemployed youth to stand on their own feet by providing means of livelihood.
Antyodaya Anna Yojana-A boon for poor families in Himachal
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Public Distribution System is being implemented effectively in Himachal Pradesh through a strong network of 4794 Fair Price Shops spread all over the State. Subsidized ration is being provided to each person through 17,41,789 ration cards in the state on monthly basis. The State Government is providing annual subsidy of about Rs. 220 crore for providing subsidized ration to APL families. 3,01,131 below poverty line families and 1,95,381 poor families are being benefitted under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana.
Las vegas breaks tourism record with more than 40 million visitors
LAS VEGAS : Las Vegas reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time. The tourism industry in Southern Nevada continues to expand, achieving ten consecutive months of visitor volume increases, with many of those months being the best on record.
Methodist School to become Hindu Temple in England
NEVEDA (USA) : Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester area of England will have another Hindu temple and community center.Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has unanimously approved proposals regarding this at the site of former Hurst Methodist School. This temple complex will include a dome, halls/rooms, green spaces, trees, etc.; reports suggest.
J-K heading for hung Assembly; BJP set to form govt in Jharkhand
JAMMU & KASHMIR : Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday heading for a hung Assembly with PDP emerging as the single largest party by bagging 14 seats and leading in 16 while BJP also made gains by winning 18 seats and was ahead on 7, all in Jammu, but it failed to make inroads in the Valley.Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah won from Beerwah but lost in Sonawar while his National Conference, which was the single largest party in 2008 assembly polls with 28 seats, bagged seven seats and was leading in eight others.Congress, which was part of the ruling coalition led by Omar, won four seats and was ahead in eight. It had won 17 seats in the last election.
BJP set for victory in Jharkhand
NEW DELHI : The BJP appeared set for victory in Jharkhand as counting of votes polled in Assembly polls put its candidates ahead in 41 of the 81 seats, which makes it comfortable close to the majority mark.Election Commission sources indicated a BJP sweep, with the incumbent Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leading in 21 constituencies, the Congress in five and two other parties in at least 14 seats at 10.15 am.
Special summary revision of Photo Electoral rolls bagins in Punjab
CHANDIGARH: The special summary revision of photo Electoral roll began today in Punjab. The Draft Electoral Roll has been published and can be seen at office of DEO, ERO BLO and Polling Station. The draft electoral roll is also available at website of the CEO Office. (http://ceopunjab.nic.in). Claim and objection in Form 6, 6A, 7, 8 and 8A can be filed with the ERO’s from 15.10.2014 to 10.11.2014 by anyone who has attained the age of 18 as on 01.01.2015.
Congress will form govt in Haryana for third time: Hooda
ROHTAK (HARYANA) : With polling for the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra currently underway, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Wednesday that the Congress Party will form the government for the third time in the state.