Twelve killed as train rams into vehicle at unmanned crossing in Hisar
HISAR : Twelve members of a family, including four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at an unmanned rail crossing in Sarsod village of Hisar on Monday amid dense fog.The driver of the transport vehicle was among those killed, SHO, Government Railway Police, Hisar, Bhim Sein said.He said the train from Dhuri in Punjab was headed to Sirsa in Haryana when the accident occurred near village Sarsod, about 30 km from here.
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.
High Court of H.P. issued notice to the Chief Secretary
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The High Court of H.P. today issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Secretary (Home), Director General of Police and Director General of Prisons, H.P. on the issue of under-trial prisoners lodged in the jails for long time and directed to file status report within four weeks.
Govt. mulls to form trust for Lord Raghunath Temple Kullu
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Government is contemplating to form trust for Lord Raghunath temple at Kullu so as to ensure its safety, proper upkeep and management said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh after he visited the Lord Raghunath temple to seek blessings of the Chief deity of Kullu and pay his obeisance today.
Health Minister visits IGMC Shimla
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Kaul Singh Thakur today visited the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC), Shimla and took the stock of arrangements and preparedness to tackle swine flu situation. He enquired the well being of the swine flu patients admitted for treatment and also inspected swine flu testing lab.
Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US
WASHINGTON : The US has announced that it will provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders beginning May 26, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.Under existing laws, spouses of H-1B visa holders, many of whom are Indians, are not eligible to work.
Carson signs letter in support of funding DHS
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : Congressman Andre Carson and House Democrats have sent a letter in support of funding Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the Speaker, Mr John Boehner, urging him to move forward with a vote that would provide funding and certainty to the DHS.
‘Modi’s Dangerous Silence’, Editorial in Newyork Times
After U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of religious intolerance in India, The New York Times published a very strong editorial criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it calls his “dangerous silence” on a series of communal events in the country. Full text of the Editorial published in the New York Times on February 6, 2015:
The Blacklight Run In Las Vegas
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Sikh Diaspora condemned the racial abuse against a Sikh child in US
By Ravinder Singh Robin
AMRITSAR : Sikh Diaspora today condemned the racial bullying of a Sikh boy in a school bus in United States of America and said more efforts were required to create awareness about the Sikh identity in US. The video of a young Sikh boy in the U.S. been racially abused by a group of school children that has gone viral on the net.
Polling for municipal council/nagar Panchayat on Feburary 25
CHANDIGARH : Nearly 28.50 lakh voters would cast their votes to elect the members of 122 Municipal Councils/ Nagar Panchayats on February 25. By election of one ward of Nagar Panchayat Bariwala would also take place tomorrow. Immediately after the completion of polling, the counting of votes would start on the same polling booth. All arrangement for the polling has been completed.