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Nun rape case: Four suspects detained in Ludhiana
CHANDIGARH: Four Bangladeshi nationals were detained in Ludhiana in connection with the gang rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal's Ranaghat town last month.
Amarinder seeks MEA help for Iraq hostages
CHANDIGARH: Congress's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought intervention of the ministry of external affairs (MEA) to save four Indian hostages who have been traced alive in Iraq after several months of their having gone missing.
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100 year old money order service to become history from April 1
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Come April 1, money order, more than 100 years old service of the Indian Postal Department and more trusted method of payment than a cheque will become a history. Sources in the department said that financial constraints have forced the Indian Department of Posts has decided to wind up the service, which would be remembered mainly as a most economical means of sending money in India and is method of paying money at the doorstep of the payee. The department will say ‘Good Bye’ to another ‘loss making’ service from April 1.
Heaps of Garbage & Filth welcomes the tourist in Holy City
By Pallavi Soni
AMRITSAR: It is commonly said first impression is the last impression. The first thing that catches the tourist eye is heaps of garbage, filth and unhygienic conditions that greet them as soon as they land holy city.
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Haryana power engineers to hold rally on April 11
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana power engineers will be holding a state level protest rally at Faridabad on April 11 against the Government decision to file FIRs against engineers involved in the alleged pillar box scam.
Haryana govt accepts report of inquiry commission on Hond Chillar
CHANDIGARH: Justice T.P. Garg (Retd.) today submitted report of Commission on Inquiry Haud-Chillar (Rewari) incidents toChief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal here today.
PUDR Condemns Bans on Cow Slaughter
CHANDIGARH: On March 16th 2015, the Haryana Government unanimously passed Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill with main opposition parties INLD and Congress supporting the Bill. The new bill passed by the Haryana Government bans cow slaughter and sale of beef and imposes a punishment of rigorous imprisonment of not less than three years extending up to 10 years and fines ranging from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. one lakh.
Haryana engineers blame management for pillar box scam
By Vinod Gupta
HARYANA : Haryana Power Engineers Association today held protest meetings at Hissar and Karnal and blamed the board of Directors for the alleged pillar box scheme.
Shimla mountain biking contest to start this weekend
SHIMLA: Over 70 national and international riders will participate in the UT MTB Shimla mountain biking competition to be held here from April 3 to 5.The is the fourth edition of this annual race organised by the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), according to a release.
College of Fine Arts to be opened in Himachal Pradesh : CM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Students Union of Punjab University today organized an Annual Cultutal cum Prize Distribution function “Ek Shaam Himachal Ke Naam” at Punjab University Chandigarh today. Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh presided over the function.
Himachal CM announced backward status to Palhori panchayat
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had announced to revive the status of backward panchayat to Palhori panchayat of Nahan Assembly segment. He also announced to sanction an amount of Rs. 4.34 Crore for the construction of 7 km. long Simbalwara to Palhori road and construction of two bridges on this road. He directed the Public work department to complete the construction work within one year so that people of backward panchayat could be benefited.
Employees deprived of promotion to get extension in service
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The State Government has taken a decision to grant extension to those government servants up to 16th April, 2015, who were granted extension in service but could not get promotion due to extension granted to their seniors. The decision will be applicable to the state government employees who are retiring on 31st March, 2015 along-with their seniors against whom they were to be considered for promotion.
Repeal controversial SB 101: Andre Carson
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Vociferously criticizing the controversial SB 101, Congressman Andre Carson urged the state leaders to repeal "this backward law."
At least 62 children killed in Yemen conflict: UNICEF
UNITED NATIONS: At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during clashes in Yemen over the past week, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.
Punjab CM condemns attack on Sikhs in Birmingham, UK
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minster Mr Parkash SIngh Badal today strongly condemned the totally unprovoked assault on members of the Sikh community by some unruly elements   in Birmingham (UK) earlier today. The video of Sikh being beaten up by miscreants has gone viral and it seems a hate crime.
Floral tributes paid to Shaheed Bhagat Singh in ancestral village in Pak
By Kulbir Singh Kalsi
CHANDIGARH: Today a public meeting was organized to pay floral tributes to soil brought from legendary freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s ancestral house in village Bangey, Tehsil Faislabad in Punjab province of Pakistan.
Four Indian Americans among Crain's New York '40 under 40'
WASHINGTON: Four Indian Americans figure among Crain's 2015 class of "40 Under 40" - described as "the most talented, driven and dynamic professionals under the age of 40 who are working in New York City today."
Nearly 350 Indians evacuated from Yemen
NEW DELHI: Nearly 350 Indians were evacuated from Yemen's southern port city of Aden late on Tuesday, sources said. Those evacuated included, 220 men, 101 women and 28 children. They were taken to the Indian Navy ship INS Sumitra.
SB Indiana to honour Janardhan Hegde
INDIANAPOLIS: Samskrita Bharati of Indiana will felicitate Mr Janardhan Hegde Mahodaya, one of the founders of Samskrita Bharati, Bengaluru, on April 5 at 6:30 p.m at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana here.
Hindus call revision in Virginia schools’ History & Soc Science Standards “encouraging”
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have commended changes about India/Hinduism in History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools recommended by Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Dhuri Bypoll-Seven candidates file nominations on last day
CHANDIGARH : On the last day of nominations for Dhuri Bypoll, as many as 7 candidates today filed their nominations.According to an official spokesperson of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer total 14 nominations have been submitted by candidates representing various political outfits. He said on the last day the candidates who filed their nominations are Mr. Gaganjit Singh of Indian National Congress as covering candidate of Mr. Simar Pratap Singh, Mr. Zora Singh (Independent), Mr. Gobind Singh (Shiromani Akali Dal) along with his covering candidate Mr. Navinderpreet Singh, Mr. Sukhdev Ram Sharma of CPI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh (Independent) and Mr. Sarabjit Singh of Bahujan Mukti Party.
Dhuri By-election: Two candidates file nominations
CHANDIGARH : On the 4th day of nominations for Dhuri bypoll, two nominations have been filed by the candidates of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) parties.
Dhuri Bypoll : No nomination filed on second day
CHANDIGARH : No nomination paper was filed by any candidate on the second day of the making nominations for the by-election of Dhuri assembly constituency .
Nominations for Dhuri bypoll from today
CHANDIGARH : The nomination process for the Dhuri Assembly bypoll will begin from Tuesday, March 17 till March 24. The seat became vacant after the resignation of Congress MLA Arvind Khanna. “Nomination papers are to be filed with the Dhuri sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), who is the returning officer for Dhuri assembly constituency, between 11 am and 3 pm on any day other than a public holiday from March 17 to 24,” said Punjab Chief Electoral Office’s spokesperson.
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Whole system is improving, says Indian head coach Walsh
By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: As a busy hockey year draws to a close, India's head coach hopes youth and experience will excite the home crowd, reports International Hockey Federation.
Incidence of Osteoarthritis alarmingly high in India
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Dr Smorojit Patnaik, senior consultant joint preservation, reconstruction and joint replacement surgeon in Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar revealed shockingly high incidence of ostreaoarthritis of knees in India. Dr Patnaik who brought high end technology in bone and joint care said,” Several conservative methods of treating arthritis of knees and emphasized that joint replacement was done as a last resort when all other methods prove to be ineffective.”
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