Thursday, July 16, 2020


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.

Haryana not to conduct exams of higher, technical education

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Tuesday that the state government has decided not to conduct all terminal examinations (final semester) and intermediate semester examinations for higher and technical education for all courses.

Himachal CM greets Virbhadra on 87th birthday

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday greeted six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on his 87th birthday.
Praying for his good health and long life," BJP leader Thakur said in a tweet.

Himachal to promote cultivation of hing, saffron

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh government will promote cultivation of hing (aromatic flowering species) and saffron in the high altitude areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts under the Krishi Se Sampannta Yojana to boost the local economy, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.

Ex Cop of Delhi Police wanted for carrying out organised ATM loot arrested in Nuh

Himachal CM meets family of Galwan martyr

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday visited martyr Ankush Thakur's house in the Hamirpur district and announced an ex gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin.

Gathering banned in Kurukshetra to mark solar eclipse

CHANDIGARH:As a preventive step amid pandemic, the Haryana government has imposed prohibitory orders and curfew to stop the arrival of people at the historic Kurukshetra town for the solar eclipse on Sunday, officials said on Saturday.

Himachal to popularise solar eclipse on June 21

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh is popularising the solar eclipse by arranging its viewing in the state capital on June 21, an official said on Friday.
The solar eclipse will start at 10.23 a.m. and last till 1.48 p.m. It will be 95 per cent around noon.

Alert along Indo-Tibet border in Himachal

SHIMLA:In wake of the recent violent face off between China's PLA troops and Indian soldiers in the Ladakh sector, an alert has been issued in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts, adjoining Tibet, to take all precautionary measures to ensure security, the state government said on Tuesday.

Quarantine centres to be developed in Gurugram's condomimums

GURUGRAM:In a bid to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, the administration in Gurugram has decided to build temporary quarantine centres in the residential societies and upscale condomimums.

MoU signed for construction of Chamba Medical College: Jai Ram Thakur

SHIMLA: Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) has been signed with the National Building Construction Company Ltd. (NBCCLtd.) for construction of government medical college in Chamba. This was disclosed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a virtual rally of Chamba BJP Mandal from Shimla today.

Power cuts in Haryana increase with the rise in temperature

CHANDIGARH: The start of the paddy season has not yet started in Haryana but people are facing power cuts of different durations in this hot summer season. The number of power cuts increases with a rise in temperature.

Ministry of Tourism virtually showcases “Himachal- Around the Next bend” under Dekho Apna Desh series

CHANDIGARH: Gumehar, a tiny beautiful village in district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh has made its foot prints not only on national map but also on global. Thanks to the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism webinar series under ‘Dekho Apna Desh.’ Amalgamation of nature, streams, forest, Gunehar also known as Art village is well connected by road, rail and air. The valley has many small villages and Gunehar is the largest panchayat with 3000 people.

4 children trapped in rivulet rescued in Himachal

SHIMLA:Four children, who were trapped in a flash flood in a seasonal rivulet, were saved by locals from drowning in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, officials said.
They were caught in a rivulet in the Bhattiyat area on Wednesday when they were on the way to the house of their maternal grandparents.

Gurugram civil surgeon transferred over poor show

GURUGRAM:The Haryana Health Department transferred Gurugram civil surgeon Dr Jaswant Singh Punia with immediate effect following criticism over rapid spread of coronavirus.

Prasad complements HP CM for best performing state

SHIMLA:Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday complemented Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for being adjudged as the 'Best Chief Minister' of the country by an independent agency -- the IANS-C Voter State of the Nation 2020 Survey.

Efforts to enhance cultivation of Heeng and Saffron

CHANDIGARH: Saffron and Heeng (asafoetida) are the most valuable spices of the world and widely used in Indian cuisine since time immemorial. In India, the annual demand for Saffron spice is 100 tons per year but its average production is about 6-7 tons per year. Hence a large amount of Saffron is being imported. Similarly, there is no production of heeng in India and currently about 1200 tons of raw heeng worth Rs 600 crore is being imported from Afghanistan, Iran, and Uzbekistan.

Himachal DGP Kundu home quarantined

SHIMLA:Newly-elevated Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu has been home quarantined after he has been in contact with a person who died of Covid-19 in New Delhi on Tuesday, the state police said.

Delhi Police to probe Sir Gangaram Hospital case

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police will investigate into the complaint filed by the Deputy Health Secretary of Delhi against Sir Gangaram Hospital for violating the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines on coronavirus testing.

Haryana school board to declare Class 10 result on Monday

CHANDIGARH:Haryana Board of School Education will declare results of Class 10 examination on Monday, officials said.
Haryana Board of School Education will declare results of 338,096 candidates, who appeared for the secondary examination, on June 8," a Board spokesperson said.

Himachal Cabinet okays formation of 6th finance panel

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet at a meeting held here on Thursday gave its consent to constitute sixth state Finance Commission.
The commission will review the financial position of panchayats and urban local bodies and make recommendations to the Governor on measures needed to improve their financial position with determination of taxes, duties, tolls and fees and grants in aid.

Himachal Pradesh ranks best performing CM of the country

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh has been ranked best performing state across the country in a nation-wide survey conducted by an independent agency IANS-C voter survey. The state scored 73.96 per cent compared to Karnataka (67.21 percent); Assam (67.17 per cent); Madhya Pradesh (58.73 per cent);Gujrat (57.81 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (57.81 per cent). All India average of satisfaction is 57.36 per cent.

Haryana to start school teaching in July

CHANDIGARH:Haryana has decided to start teaching in schools in July and in colleges and universities in August, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar said.

ID must for interstate travel in Haryana

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana government on Wednesday said identity proof is must for interstate travelling.

Haryana sets up SIT to probe immigration frauds

CHANDIGARH:Haryana has set up a seven-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Inspector General of Police Bharti Arora to investigate immigration fraud cases in the state, Home Minister Anil Vij said.