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.
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.
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.
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.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Philadelphia
The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in an important representation of Philadelphia’s cultural integration. This festival was established in 1926 when the Japanese government donated cherry trees to Philadelphia in honor of the Sesquicentennial of American Independence.
Airbus A320 with 148 on board 'crashes into French Alps
PARIS : An Airbus A320 has crashed into the southern French Alps, AFP reported, citing a security source.The Airbus A320 making the flight for Lufthansa’s lowcost arm, Germanwings, crashed near the small mountain village of Barcelonette in the southern Alps. It had made a distress call at 10.47am then disappeared off the radar at around 11.20am, Le Figaro reported.
'Two killed, 10 injured in Jammu terror attack'
JAMMU : Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday said two people were killed and 10 were injured so far in a terror attack in the morning when militants stormed a police station in Jammu.
Carnevale Amazes once again at The Venetian Macao
MACAO : The Venetian® Macao has brought the ever popular Venetian Carnevale back for another year. The signature free-admission springtime extravaganza is on for the fifth successive year and features a variety of world-class performances and festivities at the outdoor lagoon area of the integrated resort. As the festival period coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, that celebration has been added this year too. Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, the fun and festivities at the integrated resort run from now until March 29.
Idaho senators who protested Hindu prayer would not be sanctioned
NEVADA (USA) : Idaho State Senate would not pursue sanctioning the senators Sheryl L. "Sherry" Nuxoll, Steve Vick and Lori Den Hartog; according to a report quoting President Pro Tempore Brent Hill published in “Scroll”, BYU-Idaho’s student media, on March 25.
Hindus highest educated group in Scotland
NEVADA (USA) : In Scotland, “Hindus had the highest qualifications and were most likely to be full-time students”, according to a Scottish Government report published on March 26.
“Kevin Costner’s” McFarland to have 1st Hindu invocation in its 57 years
CALIFORNIA (USA) : McFarland City Council in California (USA), incorporated in 1957 and made famous by Kevin Costner lead movie “McFarland, USA” currently in theaters, will have its first historic Hindu opening prayer on April 23, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.
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.
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.