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Dr Ritesh Arya brought geothermal solution for residents of cold desert

CHANDIGARH:  Dr Ritesh Arya, an established name in the field of geothermal energy across the world, resident of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh is fighting against nature’s extremities where he has been turning to nature for providing relief to people who face with the necessity to survive in a cold desert, at over 15,000 feet altitude with temperatures drop to minus 40 degree C in winters, he developed an idea to exploit geothermal energy which is generated from trapped molten rock to generate electricity.

Landslides force Jammu-Srinagar highway to close

JAMMU:  The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday following landslides in Ramban district, traffic department officials said.

Rains bring down mercury in Himachal

SHIMLA:  Rains brought down temperatures in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, bringing cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat wave in the northern plains.

BJP retains all four Himachal LS seats

SHIMLA:  The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday retained all the four Lok Sabha seats in the state as its candidates won by a record huge margins, election officials said.

Farooq set to win, Mehbooba likely to finish third

JAMMU / SRINAGAR: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency.

Want Assembly polls as early as possible: J&K Governor

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that his administration wants elections to the state Assembly to be held as early as possible.

J&K Governor reviews security for Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday reviewed security arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on July 1.

One militant killed in Kulgam gunfight

SRINAGAR:  One militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

Man carrying pistol arrested in Jammu

JAMMU: Police on Tuesday arrested a man carrying a country made pistol in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu city.

Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls.

Shimla remains infamous for low voting percentage

SHIMLA:  While Himachal Pradesh registered 72.25 per cent polling in the recently-concluded general elections, 7.80 per cent higher than the 64.45 per cent witnessed in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, voting in Shimla was 64.01 per cent -- the lowest among towns in the state.

Polling begins for four seats in Himachal

SHIMLA:  All the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh went to the polls amid tight security on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of general elections.

Haryana declares public holiday on May 19, Re-poll at 85 Prithla Assembly segment

In view of re-poll on May 19, 2019 at 88-Asaoti Polling Station of 85 Prithla Assembly segment of 10-Faridabad Parliamentary Constituency in Haryana, Sunday, May 19, 2019 will be observed as a public holiday in the offices of Government Department/Boards/Corporations and Educational Institutions under the Haryana Government and in the various factories, commercial establishments, shops etc. located in areas where the re-polling will be held within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
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Voters of Sujanpur assembly segment regret their choice made in 2017

Though the BJP convincingly won the 2017 state assembly yet its chief minister candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost from the Sujanpur assembly segment that falls under Hamirpur Parliamentary constituency from where his son Anurag Thakur is testing his luck fourth time. He is also to cover this lost ground too to ensure his victory. 

Red Carpet Welcome' to be given to electorates at model polling booths in SBS Nagar- ADC Anupam Kler

District Administration SBS Nagar is all set to give 'Red Carpet Welcome' to electorates, who will come to exercise their franchise at 35 model polling booths being set up in the district on the polling day i.e. May 19. Out of these, three model polling stations to have women staff only with pink or purple tentage outside the booth.

Outsiders directed to vacate the Patiala District by 17th May

In view of the Lok Sabha Polls scheduled for 19th May, 2019, the District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, Mr.Kumar Amit has issued Prohibitory Orders under the provisions of Section 126 of Representation of Peoples Act of 1951.

Sedition law will be made more stringent: Rajnath

Slamming the Congress over its poll promise of repealing the sedition law if voted to power, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the BJP government would make the law even more stringent.

Himachal’s share in Chandigarh not an election issue since 1995

HAMIRPUR: The welcome song for either of the political party of the State dies down on May 23 but unaware of vexed issue of state’s share in Chandigarh no political party has provided any space for it in their manifestos but the fact remains the issue has of paramount importance for the people of the state. It is election time in Himachal Pradesh but state’s share in Chandigarh has never been an issue for either of the major political party especially since 1995.

Jobs, healthcare top priority for Himachal voters

 Better employment opportunities, availability of water for agriculture and better healthcare facilities are the top priorities for Himachal Pradesh voters, as per a report

Himachal Governor, wife opt for postal ballot

SHIMLA:  Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and his wife Darshana Devi on Tuesday used the postal ballot to vote for the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha seat where elections are due on May 12.

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