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Punjab becomes first state to approve Net- metering policy for solar power plants
CHANDIGARH : Punjab achieved a new first by pioneering net-metering policy for installation of solar photovoltaic power plants.Punjab Revenue and Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the net metering policy would be applicable to all domestic, institutional, industrial, institutional and commercial consumers of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).
BJP drops Advani, Joshi from parliamentary board
NEW DELHI : The transition in the BJP is now official: party veterans L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee are no longer part of its highest decisionmaking body.
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Bol Janta Bol - A website that allows people to rate their MLAs/ MPs
CHANDIGARH : Bol Junta Bol, a website with a difference, was launched today at Chandigarh. For once, someone has started a website that allows the people of India to assess and rate the performance of their elected representatives i.e. MLAs/MPs on a periodical basis.
Himachal 3rd cleanest state of the country
By Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : While the country today is in the pathetic condition where 59 per cent of rural India defecates in the open, Himachal Pradesh after rubbing shoulders with Kerla in literacy, Himachal Pradesh has won laurels for its cleanliness. The state has been placed third among the cleanest states of the country after Sikkim and Manipur which stood first and second respectively. The achievement was highlighted in a Nirmal Bharat Anhiyan (NBA) survey report. The survey also reveals that 56 per cent households in the state have their own toilets.
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Mundra power plant stops supply to Haryana
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Adani Power’s Mundra power plant has stopped supply to Haryana allegedly due to default in payment by the state.
Haryana engineers to hold protest rally on August 21
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Haryana power engineers will be holding a protest rally at Panchkula on August 21 in support of their long pending issues of Assistant Engineers pay scale, restructuring of utilities as per work load norms and recent decision of power utilities.
Haryana power engineers to intensify agitation
By Vinod Gupta
KURUKSHETRA : Haryana power engineers held today protest gate meeting at Ambala and Kurukshetra and wore black badges against indifferent attitude of state governments on their long pending demands .
Jathedar Akal Takht ask Haryana Government to restore possession of Gurdwara to SGPC
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Condemning the forcibly possession of Kaithal based Gurdwara in Harayna by HSGMC, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh has asked the Haryana Government led by Congress to restore the possession to SGPC.
Congress asks Rajnath to specify charges he denied
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Deepak Sharma,Spokesperson of Himachal Congress Committee said Home Minister Rajnath Singh should specify the charges he has denied."Congress will like to know what allegation is Rajnathji and his son facing which are being denied," Sharma said in a press release issued at jawalamukhi."We also want to ask who put these allegations on the home minister, since the Congress has not done so," he added.Gossip in the corridors of power says that the home minister's son Pankaj Singh got a dressing down from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajnath Singh's presence over some misconduct.
Cong hopes PM will pay heed to SC observation on tainted politicos
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Welcoming the observation of the Supreme court that the Prime Minister and state chief ministers should not include tainted MPs or MLAs in their cabinets, the himachal Congress said the onus was on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on how he sees the observations of the apex court.
High Court Order in SM Katwal case
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The High Court of H.P.adjourned the hearing on the application of Sh. S.M. Katwal to September 10 against the orders of acquittal of Sh. Virbhadra Singh and Smt. Pratibha Singh of the Special Judge (Forests), Shimla in C.D. Case.
One crore sanctioned for ITI at Bharmour: G.S Bali
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Shri G.S Bali, who is on two days visit to Chamba district,said at Bharmour that Rs. one crore have been sanctioned for ITI building at Bharmour. He also announced modernization of Bharmour bus stand on the priority basis on the occasion.
Comic Strip Festival, September 5- 7, 2014
The Comic Festival was founded in 2010 by the Brussels Capital Region as logical wetting of the Year of the Comic Strip that Brussels organized in 2009.
Stallone and Schwarzenegger Light Up Star-Studded Venetian Macao Red Carpet at The Expendables 3 Special Screening
MACAO : The Venetian Macao announced today that it will host Asia’s only VP screening experience for the opening of The Expendables 3 featuring live appearances by the blockbuster film’s iconic lead actors, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on August 22nd in celebration of the integrated resort’s 7th anniversary. The most star-powered film franchise in history raises the bar to unprecedented heights with a dream team of global superstars, explosive stunts and mind-boggling weaponry as the mercenary group comes face to face with ruthless arms dealer and Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to wipe out the entire team.
Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival from Sep 1st 2014
A festival praying for protection against wind damage and for an abundant autumn harvest.This is a traditional folk event to appease the wind and pray for a bountiful crop, and is held every year for three days from September 1st. It corresponds to the 210th day from the first day of spring according to the traditional Japanese calendar and is considered a day often beset by calamities when farmers are frequently struck by typhoons. Although there are many explanations about its origins, it is generally believed that the Bon ritual of paying homage to ancestors merged with a festival praying for a rich harvest.
33 Killed, 41 Injured in Bus Collision in Egypt
CAIRO : At least 33 passengers were killed and 41 others seriously injured today when two tourist buses collided on a highway near Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
 
Norway’s Hindu temple offers matchmaking
NEVEDA(USA) : A Hindu temple in Norway offers a matchmaking service for the Scandinavian Hindu community.
Perturbed world-Hindus critical of India’s failure at containing frequent stampedes
NEVEDA(USA) : Shocked and dismayed at the August 25 stampede at a Hindu festival in Madhya Pradesh, Hindus worldwide are highly critical of frequent occurrences of deadly stampedes at religious gatherings in India.  
Hindus urge Brevard County be more inclusive by allowing atheist invocations
NEVEDA(USA) : Hindus have urged Brevard County Board of County Commissioners in Florida to be more inclusive by allowing atheists to offer invocations at Board meetings at par with religious groups.
Dallas Sikh Congregation Threatened to leave country by Man Posing as IRS Officer
DALLAS, Texas, USA: On August 10th , a man walked into Gurdwara Singh Sabha of North Texas claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officer there to do an audit. He confronted one of the gurdwara members, and accused thegurdwaraof not having paid its taxes. He said the IRS would be raiding the gurdwara very soon, and started to walk out of the building towards the parking lot. Mr.Narinder Singh Sekhon,followed him and asked him why he was there. Sekhon stated, "As I approached the perpetrator, he called me, and our community, terrorists and said you have 48 hours to leave the country or I will finish you." Threatening and yelling racial slurs, he then drove off the gurdwara premises. The man's picture and license plate number have been recorded and reported to the authorities.
SAD candidate Jeet Mohinder Sidhu wins Talwandi Sabo seat by 46642 votes
TALWANDI SABO:  Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu today won the Talwandi Sabo Assembly seat in Punjab, defeating his nearest Congress rival Harminder Singh Jassi.
Cong candidate Preneet Kaur wins Patiala bye-poll by 23282 votes
PATIALA: INC candidate Preneet Kaur wins by 23282 votes from patiala.She told reporters soon after the declaration of result of Patiala by election. “I will fight for the development of Patiala in the assembly and will make strategy to form Congress Government in state in nest assembly elections”.
High polling in Talwandi Sabo, low in Patiala baffles political stake holders
By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The high turn over of voters in Talwandi Sabo,86.70 percent and moderate poll percentage, 60 percent in Patiala has left the political parties baffled. The results of by-election in both the seats may be surprising, it is believed.
82.34 per cent polling in Talwandi Sabo and 60 percent in Patiala : CEO
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh said that aggregate 71.17 per cent voting has been recorded at both Patiala and Talwandi Sabo assembly constituencies. He said that polling was ‘by and large’ peaceful and there was no report of any untoward incident from any polling booth.
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Trishneet Arora authors book on hacking solutions, Sukhbir launched the book
CHANDIGARH: Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal launched Ethical Hacker Trishneet Arora’s latest book on hacking, “Hacking TALK with Trishneet Arora”.  Trishneet Arora said: Mr.Badal got very happy to see my latest work in cyber security industry and encouraged me to do more for state and nation.
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.
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