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Government purchasing power as per PSERC tariff orders : Deputy CM
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Punjab government has been purchasing power from private thermal plants at the rates approved by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC).
Drug woth Rs 30 Cr smuggled from Pakistan seized on Indo-Pak Border
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Border Security Force(BSF) has seized Six Kilogram heroin (Drug) having value Rs 30 Crores as per the international black market. The drug was smuggled to India from Pakistan.
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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.
Dunedin in NZ named Creative City of Literature
MUMBAI: Dunedin is an endearing city of firsts – a centre of learning, Scottish heritage, arts, culture and now the highly prestigious title of UNESCO Creative City of Literature, the first and only city in New Zealand to be given the designation.
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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.
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.
Court dismisses plea against Haryana retirement age
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab and Haryana high court Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the new Haryana government's decision to lower the retirement age for government employees.
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.
HC issued notices to Centre and State on petition challenging plying of buses received under JNNURM
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today issued notices to the Centre and State Government, Director Transport, HRTC, HP Bus Stand Management & Development Authority among others on a petition challenging Inter District and Inter State plying of buses received under JNNURM by HRTC.
HP High Court issues notice to Air India over suspension of flights from Jubbar
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today directed Air India to file detailed reply on a petition challenging suspension of flights from Jubbar Hatti Airport since September 2012.
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.
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.
Malaysia Government backed exhibition of Hindu temples & gods touring Malaysia
NEVADA(USA) : In a remarkable interfaith gesture, an exhibition supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture and displaying Hindu temples and gods is touring various cities of Malaysia.
“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.
Hindus can’t raise Hanuman statue on Oklahoma Capitol grounds as moratorium enters 16th month
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus are heartbroken as moratorium on erecting new monuments on Oklahoma (USA) Capitol grounds declared by Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission (OSCPC) on December 19, 2013, continues.Universal Society of Hinduism had planned to apply to OSCPC for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman in the statehouse grounds and hoped that Commission would approve it. Lord Hanuman is greatly revered and worshipped in Hinduism and is known for incredible strength and was a perfect grammarian.  
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.
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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