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Rayat Bahra organised inter-campus Premier League-2017

Punjab News Express
ROPAR : Rayat Bahra, Ropar Campus, today organised Rayat Bahra inter-campus Premier League-2017 of faculty and staff members. Teams from all the campuses of Rayat Bhara Group participated under the titles of Bahra University Hawks, Rayat Bahra University Tigers, Panipat Eagles, Hoshiarpur Sharks, Ropar Rhinos, Corporate Lions and Patiala Panthers.

Traditional Indian medicinal system given boost in Himachal Pradesh

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Healthy mind dwells in healthy body. In view of this the State Government has accorded top priority to the health sector and special emphasis has been given to develop health infrastructure besides expansion of qualitative health services in the State.

Axis bank Batala defeated Majitha branch

Punjab News Express
BATALA : Axis Bank Batala branch has the inter branch cluster cricket championship. In the final match, Batala branch defeated Majitha branch.
In the inter branch cluster cricket tournament, Batala, Gurdaspur,Majitha and Dhariwal branches participated.

Haryana govt set up corpus fund for SC families victim of atrocities

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Government will set up a corpus fund to provide immediate relief to the members belonging to Scheduled Castes, who become victim of atrocities under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Doors are open for talks on Jat reservation issue: Haryana BJP Chief

CHANDIGARH: Haryana BJP President, Mr Subhash Barala, has said that doors of the state government are always open for talks on the issue of Jat reservation. The BJP Government is serious about the demands of the Jat community and the matter has been strongly advocated in the court.

Haryana interfering in selection of BBMB Chairman

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH : Haryana government is directly interfering in the already delayed selection process of Chairman Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) by granting one year extension in service to S K Sharma Member Irrigation who also holds additional charge of Chairman BBMB since September 23, 2015 till January 31, 2018 or till his appointment as Chairman, BBMB, whichever is earlier, beyond the age of superannuation.
The BBMB is administratively under the control of Ministry of Power.

Haryana govt directs DC's to maintain law and order in vies of Jat agitation

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Mr Ram Niwas, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, has directed the deputy commissioners to maintain law and order in the state and constitute coordination committees after speaking with the agitating Jat leaders to ensure that traffic is not restricted in any part of the state, roads in villages and cities remain open, and patients and candidates appearing in various examinations do not face any inconvenience.

25 students injured as bus skids off road in Himachal

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : At least 25 school children were injured on Friday when their school bus skidded off the mountain road in Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

Co-accused Harmehtab Singh arrested from Haridwar

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Harmehtab Singh alias Farid, an accused in the BMW hit-and-run case, was remanded in police custody of three days by duty magistrate Imanbir Singh Dhaliwal at district courts in Sector 43 here on Monday. 

All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (AIFSFTI) launched

Punjab News Express
MOHALI : To highlight the issues and problems being faced by self financed Colleges of the Country, a new association of various State level associations of the Country i.e All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (AIFSFTI) has been formed.

Crushed by BMW, Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh relative dies in Chandigarh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : A young man, related to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, died in Chandigarh on Friday after he was crushed under the wheels a luxury car. Akansh Sen, the son of Virbhadra Singh’s brother-in-law, died in the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here after battling for life for nearly 36 hours. Akansh was the nephew of former MP Pratibha Singh, wife of Virbhadra Singh. Akansh was critically injured after two youths from Punjab in a BMW car hit him early on Thursday in Chandigarh’s upscale Sector 9. The car driver did not stop the vehicle and crushed the victim’s head under its wheels. The accused then drove away in the car from the spot.

H.P to extend all support for completion of bulk petroleum terminal

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation,(IOC) Shri Gurmeet Singh called on Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh here today and apprised him about the status of the bulk petroleum terminal coming up at Pukhebela in district Una. He said the project was expected to be completed by 2018.

HP : Scheme to confirm proprietary rights to small and marginal farmers soon

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The State Government is contemplating to bring out a scheme for conferment the proprietary rights to the small and marginal farmers of the State on government land, in order to provide them one time relief. This was disclosed in a meeting of High Powered Committee constituted by the State Government to assess and review the encroachment cases in the State held here today under the chairmanship of Health, Revenue and Law Minister Shri Kaul Singh Thakur.

HRTC to start payment through Paytm wallet: G.S Bali

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Transport Minister G.S Bali today said that payment through Paytm wallet would be started on all advance booking counters of HRTC web portal as most of the people were using this wallet for making the payment through mobile. He said 200 POS machines for payment through Debit/Credit cards would also be installed from 20 February, 2017 at all booking counters and would be provided to the conductors of super luxury buses.

Haryana declares Jhajjar district defection Free

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : District Jhajjar has been declared as Open Defecation-Free thus becoming the eighth such district in Haryana.

Himachal CM to lay budget on March 10

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will present the state budget on March 10, an official said on Saturday.

CM Virbhadra Singh announces college for Dehra

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
DEHRA(Kangra) : Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today announced a degree college at Dehra besides Primary Health Centre and ITI at Bankhandi (Kallar) in Kangra district. He also announced up-gradation of Government High School Dhawala to Senior Secondary School. 

PNB extended help for Leprosy Eradication

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Usha Ananthasubramanian, Managing Director & CEO, Punjab National Bank presented a cheque to Hon’able President, Sh Pranab Mukherji at Rashtrapati Bhawan as a helping hand towards eradication of leprosy. Sh. K V Brahmaji Rao, Dr. R S Sangapure and Shri Sanjiv Sharan, Executive Directors were also present on the occasion along with the executives of Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh.

Jat stir in Haryana: More protestors join on Day 2

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : More protestors joined the agitation of the Jat community on Monday while security forces and authorities were on high alert in 19 districts where the protests are being carried out.

Haryana on alert as Jats resume agitation

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : With bitter memories of large-scale violence fresh in the minds of people, Haryana was on high alert on Sunday as a section of the Jat community started fresh protests in some districts.

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