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Lalkar rally would serve no purpose except politicizing grave issue of drugs: Badal
LUDHIANA: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that rather than politicizing the drugs issue in the state by organizing political rallies all the political parties, NGOs and the general public must join hands to eliminate this menace from the state.
CM slams congress leadership for thrusting another by-election on the state
SANGRUR : Assailing the Congress leadership for thrusting another by-election in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the former Congress MLA from Dhuri has disserted the electorate by shirking away from the responsibility of serving them.
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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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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.
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.
14 ducks found dead in Haryana; govt officials inspect village
JIND(Har) : A team of state government officials today visited Gatauli village, a day after at least 14 ducks were found dead in a pond creating panic among villagers.
Haryana Power Engineers to join protest at New Delhi
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Power Engineers Association has decided to take part actively in proposed demonstration at New Delhi on December 8 as directed by All India power Engineers Federation.
High Court of H.P. directed the Chief Secretary to constitute a committee
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The High Court of H.P.directed the Chief Secretary to the Government of H.P. to constitute a committee comprising of Principal Secretary (Home), Principal Secretary (Transport), LR-cum-Principal Secretary (Law) to examine all the permits/passes for use of sealed/restricted roads and cancel all those which have not been issued in accordance with the mandate of Shimla Road Users and Pedestrians (Public Safety and Convenience) Act, 2007. The Court also directed the committee to issue permits only to the eligible persons and renew only those which have been issued in terms of the provisions of the Act within four weeks.
Virbhadra expressed his displeasure on the terrorist attack on office of a magazine in Paris
By Vijyender Sharma
DHARMSHALA : Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in an informal talk with media persons at Dharmshala today said that he personally had been interacting with the people of various sections of the society besides holding the meetings of various boards constituted by the State so as to know and redress their problems.
Himachal Congress criticized Center's decision to rename the Planning Commission
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The Himachal Pardesh Congress Committee on Sunday expressed its disapproval over the Center's decision to rename the Planning Commission, terming such an exercise by the government as 'futile' without having any effective alternative in place.
"I don't think that they have found an effective system in place of the Planning Commission. When dismantling something, they should have an effective alternative," Congress Party State Spokesperson Deepak Sharma told .
Bird flu scare in Shimla after 300 broilers supplied from Haryana found dead
SHIMLA : Around 300 broilers were found dead in the supplies that came to Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) run slaughter-house from Haryana on Thursday, raising Bird flu scare in Shimla.
New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty to have its 1st Hindu temple soon
NEVADA(USA); Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Tauranga's first Hindu temple, is reportedly set to open in the next few months.
New Zealand's culinary culture
MUMBAI : While quality food and beverage production has long been the lynchpin of New Zealand’s prosperity and a leading export earner, it’s the fusion of unique, quality produce and ethnic influences that have allowed the Kiwi food identity to evolve.New Zealand's worldwide reputation for award-winning produce and specialist chefs draws tourists to the source and food tourism within New Zealand is developing at a rapid rate.
Bomb threat closes train station in Paris
PARIS : Paris police evacuated the Gare de l’Est train station Friday after a bomb threat, as authorities across Europe pressed on with efforts to prevent new violence after the worst terrorist attacks in decades.The Paris prosecutor’s office, meanwhile, said 10 people were arrested in anti-terrorism raids in the region, targeting people linked to a gunman who attacked a kosher supermarket and claimed ties to the Islamic State.
Visit California’s outreach program reaches Southern India
MUMBAI : Visit California continued its outreach program in Southern India as part of the Brand USA ‘DiscoverAmerica’ Educational Seminars held in Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The educational seminars in three cities were organized from 6th -8th January 2015. The educational seminars in three Southern cities witnessed the participation of over 280 travel agents.
Hindu statesman Zed offers condolences on King Abdullah’s death
NEVADA (USA) : Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has offered condolences on the death of King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s head of the state, who died on January 23 in a Riyadh hospital.
Hindus to approach Australia Advertising Standards Bureau on Ganesh-Lakshmi beer labels
NEVADA (USA) : Upset Hindus are thinking of approaching Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB), “foremost authority in Australia for adjudication of complaints about advertising and marketing communications”, on Ganesh-Lakshmi beer labels.Despite apologizing and promising to re-design their bottles and packaging and removing the objectionable images from the website in 2013, Brookvale (New South Wales, Australia) based “Brookvale Union” brewery’s ginger beer is still carrying juxtaposed images of Hindu deities Ganesh and Lakshmi; upsetting Hindus worldwide again.  
Hindus welcome elimination of Page-3 topless women from UK’s “The Sun”
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have welcomed dropping pictures of topless women by “The Sun” newspaper of United Kingdom (UK) from its Page-Three, which were reportedly running since 1970.
Gayatri Mantra & Gangajal formed part of Martin Luther King Interfaith Service in Nevada
NEVADA (USA) : Interfaith Community Memorial Service for civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Reno (Nevada, USA) on January 18 included Sanskrit mantras and sprinkling of drops of water from river Ganga of India, sacred to Hindus.
J-K heading for hung Assembly; BJP set to form govt in Jharkhand
JAMMU & KASHMIR :  Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday heading for a hung Assembly with PDP emerging as the single largest party by bagging 14 seats and leading in 16 while BJP also made gains by winning 18 seats and was ahead on 7, all in Jammu, but it failed to make inroads in the Valley.Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah won from Beerwah but lost in Sonawar while his National Conference, which was the single largest party in 2008 assembly polls with 28 seats, bagged seven seats and was leading in eight others.Congress, which was part of the ruling coalition led by Omar, won four seats and was ahead in eight. It had won 17 seats in the last election.
BJP set for victory in Jharkhand
NEW DELHI : The BJP appeared set for victory in Jharkhand as counting of votes polled in Assembly polls put its candidates ahead in 41 of the 81 seats, which makes it comfortable close to the majority mark.Election Commission sources indicated a BJP sweep, with the incumbent Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leading in 21 constituencies, the Congress in five and two other parties in at least 14 seats at 10.15 am.
Special summary revision of Photo Electoral rolls bagins in Punjab
CHANDIGARH: The special summary revision of photo Electoral roll began today in Punjab. The Draft Electoral Roll has been published and can be seen at office of DEO, ERO BLO and Polling Station. The draft electoral roll is also available at website of the CEO Office. (http://ceopunjab.nic.in). Claim and objection in Form 6, 6A, 7, 8 and 8A can be filed with the ERO’s from 15.10.2014 to 10.11.2014 by anyone who has attained the age of 18 as on 01.01.2015.
Congress will form govt in Haryana for third time: Hooda
ROHTAK (HARYANA) : With polling for the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra currently underway, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Wednesday that the Congress Party will form the government for the third time in the state.
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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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