Saturday, August 08, 2020


Himachal CS stresses to keep vigil and readiness to mitigate disasters

SHIMLA: The 14th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) under Disaster Management Act, 2005 was held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Anil Khachi.

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal announced the opening of 11 new colleges,in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:Taking the 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi forward, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal announced the opening of 11 new colleges, on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. With this, Haryana has become the first state in the country to have a college within a radius of 15 km.
Manohar Lal announced the setting up of these colleges at a function organized at Government Post Graduate (PG) College, Sector-1, Panchkula today. He also planted saplings and urged the people to plant trees so as to protect the environment.

Six revenue officials in Gurugram suspended for irregularities

GURUGRAM:The Haryana Revenue department has suspended six officials for allegedly registering land deeds in violation of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act.

Haryana power engineers association protest suspension of general secretary HPEA

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Power Engineers Association strongly condemns the suspension of its general secretary KK Malik XEN SLDC Panipat and SDO/civil HVPNL Panchkula. The executive committee decided to hold protest gate meetings on

HP CM reshuffles Cabinet, allocates portfolios to new Ministers

SHIMLA:In a first major reshuffle in his government in two-and-a-half years, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has allocated portfolios to three new Ministers, besides changing those of other ministerial colleagues.

Dalai Lama condoles ex-Taiwanese President's demise

DHARAMSALA:Describing him as a personal friend, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has condoled the demise of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui.
In a letter to his widow Tseng Wen-hui and family members, he wrote: "As you know I had the honour of meeting your husband during my first visit to Taiwan in 1997 when he was the first popularly elected President.

Sangay condolesdemise of ex-Taiwan President

DHARAMSALA:Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Friday condoled the demise of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui.
As the island's first democratically elected President, Lee had hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the first time to Taiwan in 1997. He died aged 97.

Three inducted into Himachal Cabinet in first expansion

SHIMLA:In a first Cabinet expansion in the 31-month old Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh, three legislators - all in the ages of 54 and 56 years, were inducted into the BJP government at a simple ceremony in the state capital on Thursday.

Haryana engages Garuda Aerospace for drone-based anti-locust spraying

CHENNAI: Drone-as-a-Service (DAAS) provider Garuda Aerospace has bagged a contract from the Haryana government for spraying anti-locust pesticide in the state, said a top company official.

Covid-19 recovery rate in Haryana increases to 77.46 percent

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Health Department's consistent efforts ever since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic have paid off as there has been a steady increase in the recovery rate of infected patients and gradual decline in fatality rate as well.

Water supply to be affected in Gurugram on Wednesday

GURUGRAM: Water supply in some areas of the city will be affected for 12 hours on Wednesday, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) officials said on Monday.
According to a senior GMDA official, the road construction is currently underway at Basai Chowk and shifting of water pipeline is needed. As a result, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has requested GMDA for the course of action.

Himachal Guv seeks PGIMER help to control corona in state

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday discussed the Covid-19 situation in the hill state with Dr Jagat Ram, Director of PGIMER in Chandigarh, and sought his advice to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Priyanka Gandhi temporarily shifts to Gurugram

GURUGRAM:Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to shift to a penthouse in Gurugram's Aralia residential complex. She visited the penthouse and spent the night there.

Lockdown in Himachal's industrial hub till Tuesday morning

SHIMLA:As the coronavirus cases spike in its industrial hub of Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh, the local administration has announced compete lockdown for two days from Saturday midnight to curb the spread.

Haryana records decline in road accidents

CHANDIGARH:Road mishaps in Haryana came down to 733 in June 2020, witnessing a 17.64 per cent fall, as compared to 890 in corresponding period of 2019. From about 30 daily cases of mishaps reported in 2019, the number declined to 24 in 2020.

Road mishaps in Haryana came down to 733 in June 2020, witnessing a 17.64 percent fall

CHANDIGARH: The Road mishaps in Haryana came down to 733 in June 2020, witnessing a 17.64 percent fall, as compared to 890 in corresponding period of 2019. From about 30 daily cases of mishaps reported in 2019, the number declined to 24 in 2020.

Himachal's first Gokul Gram to be set up at Thana Kalan in Una district

UNA:Himachal Pradesh first Gokul Gram under the Rashtriya Gokul Gram Mission will come up at village Thana Kala in Una District on approximately 15-01-70 hectare land presently being owned by 'Go Seva Aayog' where cattle sanctuary for non productive animals will be set up. This was informed by Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar here today.

Himachal man sells cow to buy smartphone for kids' online studies

SHIMLA: It may come as a surprise, but a poor family in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh had to sell their cow, a substantial source of income, for just Rs 6,000 to buy a smartphone so that their two children could stay connected with online studies amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Free AI of 14 lakh milch cattles targeted in the state

UNA (HP):Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Minister Virendra Kanwar stated that free artificial insemination of around 13,84,400 breeding cows and buffaloes had been targeted across the state under National Artificial Insemination Scheme.

Suresh Kashyap appointed new Himachal BJP chief

SHIMLA:Lok Sabha member from Shimla (reserved) constituency, Suresh Kashyap, was appointed the BJP Himachal Pradesh unit President on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by BJP national chief J.P. Nadda.

Himachal Pradesh hikes bus fares by 25%

SHIMLA:To help overcome fund crunch amid Covid-19 pandemic, the Himachal Pradesh government, here on Monday, decided to increase the bus fare by 25 per cent.

Himachal ranks first in Case Fatality Rate

CHANDIGARH: Himachal Pradesh has again shown the way, this time in Case Fatality Rate (CFR) leaving others, including its big cousin states, straddling way behind. In what amounts to a pat on the back of the state government has ranked first in CFR with 0.75 per cent in the country,  

Buses running in 6 Gurugram routes to ease commuters' woes

GURUGRAM:The Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) has said it is offering rides at six key routes in a bid to ensure last-mile connectivity as the Millennium City has entered its unlock phase.

Corona effect: Manimahesh pilgrimage cancelled in Himachal

SHIMLA:The annual pilgrimage to the oval-shaped glacial-fed Manimahesh Lake, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at an altitude of 13,500 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, scheduled next month has been cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Thursday.

Nitin Gadkari for dedicating various Highway projects

GURUGRAM:While expressing gratitude to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari for dedicating various Highway projects as part of a new economic corridor worth Rs 20, 027 crores in the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has also sought his intervention in resolving the long-pending issue with the neighbouring State of Punjab regarding Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal so that Haryana could get its legitimate share of river water.

Governor requests GoI to expedite Investment Clearance process of Renukaji Dam

SHIMLA:Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has written a letter to the Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Water Resources, River Development urging therein the Government of India to expedite the process of granting Investment Clearance to Renukaji Dam project so that the project proposal gets approval from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and the project construction activities could see the light of the day.

Himachal scientists develop immunity booster herbal tea

PALAMPUR(Himachal Pradesh:State-run Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in this town in the picturesque Kangra Valley has developed immune boosting herbal tea to combat Covid-19, scientists said on Thursday.

Haryana Information Commission goes virtual through video conference and web meetings

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Information Commission (PSIC) is back to being fully functional and ensuring implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005, following the Punjab Government’s decision to ease restrictions imposed during the Curfew and subsequent Lockdown in order to blunt the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Haryana has decided to introduce Digital Advertisement Policy, 2020

CHANDIGARH: Haryana has decided to introduce Digital Advertisement Policy, 2020 so that Publicity and Information dissemination activities can be carried out through the emerging digital platforms, so as to ensure maximum outreach.

US envoy admires Dalai Lama for seeking freedom for Tibetans

DHARAMSALA:Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, on Monday greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday by admiring his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans and bringing an end to strife and hostility around the world.

Tibetans dedicate 2020 to mark Dalai Lama's 85th birthday

DHARAMSALA:In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as Tibetan government-in-exile, on Monday announced to dedicate this year as 'Year of Gratitude' to mark the 85th their birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, revered as a 'living god'.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah appreciates Haryana Govt. worked for COVID-19 Pandemic

CHANDIGARH:Union Home Minister Amit Shah today appreciated the dedicated efforts made by various departments and officers, who under the leadership of Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has worked as a team for containing the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic in the State. Besides this, he directed for adopting a common strategy for the containment of COVID-19 infection in National Capital Region including Delhi.

Corona infected family recovers with the help of right treatment and neighbours

UNA (Himachal Pradesh):  Despite the outbreak of Covid-19, a global pandemic that killed thousands of people worldwide, many examples of humanity, vivacity and morality are coming up in society. One such case is that of Bout village, under Bangana sub-division of Una district; where a corona infected family has won battle against this fatal disease with the help of neighbors and proper health facilities.

Socialite found dead in bed box in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: A socialite-cum-beautician has been found dead in a bed box at her salon in Sonipat district of Haryana.

Ex-Himachal legislator booked for sedition

SHIMLA:Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti was arrested for allegedly posting "anti-national and objectionable" content on social networking site Facebook after violent face-off between India and China.

Slight tremors felt in Haryana

NEW DELHI:A mild earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale hit close to Rohtak district in Haryana on Friday afternoon.

Haryana CM invites investments for bulk drugs park

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state has offered to set up a bulk drugs park in Panipat town under the government of India scheme to finance common infrastructure facilities.

Now relish corn dish of Himachal round the year

SHIMLA:Now you can relish a traditional seasonal corn dish of Himachal Pradesh throughout the year!The experts from the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni in Solan district have evolved a technique to make available the frozen ready-to-cook dish locally known as 'Kachol' or 'Kacholtu' that too without adding preservatives.

Monsoon hits Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA:The southwest monsoon reached Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday with many areas receiving light to moderate rain, the weather bureau, here, said.

Entry into Himachal only as per SOPs

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh government said on Tuesday that entry of people into Himachal will be allowed only as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The government has already allowed the entry of labourers, businessmen, traders and factory workers into the state as per the SOPs issued by the state to facilitate the industries, businessmen, fruit growers and government utilities, a statement said.