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Punjab Police shot dead a gangster in encounter in HP, three arrested

SHIMLA:  Punjab Police on Saturday killed a gangster and arrested two of his accomplices in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district after a brief encounter.

Himachal again heading for a lean apple harvest

SHIMLA: The crunchy and luscious apples of Himachal Pradesh are once again literally in the eye of the storm, with government estimates saying their overall production is expected to decline with the weather playing havoc.

Work on Chakki-KatoriBangla National Highway connecting Punjab with HP to begin soon

CHANDIGARH: The Chakki-Dhar-Dunera-Katori Bangla   road   up to  Himachal Pradesh boundary having Length 39.36 km has been declared as NH-154A.   Keeping in view the fact that this is an important stretch of road which connects   Punjab   with   the Himachal   Pradesh   and   Jammu   & Kashmir, State government is keen to commence the work at the earliest, informed Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, PWD Minister Punjab.

Militant killed in J&K gunfight

A militant was killed on Monday in an ongoing gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.

Regular Water testing is on to supply potable water to the villages

Emphasizing the significance of providing clean and potable drinking water to the people the Water Supply and Sanitation Department's Spokesperson has said that the testing of water on quality aspect would be ensured so as to provide this basic amenity to the people of Punjab without any hiccup.

Mercury up as monsoon remains weak in Himachal

Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh rose on Saturday with the Southwest monsoon remaining subdued on the third day and similar conditions likely till July 10, a weather official said here.

No need for panic for Bhakra water level- Padamjit Singh

There is no reason for panic about Bhakra reservoir level as past data shows that whenever Bhakra was depleted to 1490 or lower it was followed by filling to 1650 or more while in only one instance the Bhakra filled up to only 1601 feet , said Padamjit Singh A retired PSEB chief engineer.

Rural roads of SBS Nagar District to have facelift by April 2019

 State Government has approved the mega project meant for facelifting of 452 KMs long rural roads in SBS Nagar. The state government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 41.74 Crore to ensure its completion by April 2019.

Shimla battles worst water crisis in decades

Shimla in Himachal Pradesh famous tourist spot experienced the worst water crisis in its history. As the city received nearly 60 per cent less water daily since May 18 last and the crisis could hit the state’s economy by 7.2 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP). The crisis is writings on wall and the need of the hour is to see the writing. Not just Himachal Pradesh many Indian states are facing acute water shortage due to many reasons. 

Himachal gets sanctioned Rs. 1800 crore projects for tourism development: CM

SHIMLA: The State Government was laying special emphasis on providing quality infrastructure in all existing educational and health institutions of the State.  Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while addressing a public meeting at Gadagusaini after laying foundation stone of Science Lab Building of Government Senior Secondary School Gadagusaini to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.57 crore.

Himachal gets sanctioned Rs. 1800 crore projects for tourism development: Jai Ram Thakur

 The State Government was laying special emphasis on providing quality infrastructure in all existing educational and health institutions of the State. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while addressing a public meeting at Gadagusaini after laying foundation stone of Science Lab Building of Government Senior Secondary School Gadagusaini to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.57 crore.

Quake jolts Himachal

Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Saturday, the third within a fortnight, an official said. There were, however, no reports of damage.

Sufi festival on J&K border cancelled

The annual Baba Chamliyal Mela in Ramgarh sector of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district has been cancelled due to security reasons for the first time since 1947, BSF officials said on Friday.

13 kindergarten students injured in Himachal accident

At least 13 kindergarten students were injured on Thursday when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said.

Tibetans mark Yoga Day

Hundreds of Tibetans on Thursday from the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Thursday performed yoga exercises at the courtyard of the Tsuglagkhang temple here.

M S Dhiman honored for reducing AT&C losses

Haryana Power Engineers have been able to reduce aggregate transmission and commercial (AT&C) losses to 20.29% for the period ending March 2018 and gap between actual cost of supply and actual revenue received per unit is mere 2 paisa per unit.

Separatists call strike against Bukhari killing

 The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a grouping of senior separatist leaders, on Tuesday called for a protest shutdown on Thursday against the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari and civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley.

2 militants killed in J&K

Two militants were killed on Monday by the Army in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora, a defense official said.

Himachal Pradesh CM attends Governing Council Meeting of Niti Aayog

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur attended the Governing Council Meeting of Niti Aayog held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi today.

Haryana engineers demand rationalization of work load norms

Haryana Power Engineers Association in its executive meeting held today at Karnal opposed the proposed Electricity (Amenedment ) bill 2014 and demanded the rationalization of work load norms in the sub divisions to avoid collapse of system.

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