Category Archives: National

Now avail LPG cylinder subsidy without linking Aadhaar card

New Delhi/October 19 (NG News)
Now LPG consumers can avail gas cylinder subsidy with or without linking their Aadhaar Card to the LPG and bank database, a move which will ensure that no consumer is denied LPG subsidy for want of Aadhaar number.

Indian government spokesperson said that the decision was taken in the Union Cabinet meeting that was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday in which the cabinet approved the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme

Assembly Polls: BJP heading for majority in Haryana, may fall short in Maharashtra

New Delhi/October 19 (NG News)
Riding on strong Modi wave, BJP is heading for clear majority in Haryana while the party may fall short of magic mark in Maharashtra in the initial trends of counting of votes for recently held assembly elections in India’s two states.

As per the initial trends, BJP is leading on 45 seats in Haryana followed by INLD on 19 seats, Congress on 14 while others are leading on 12 seats.

Indian govt deregulates diesel prices, rates reduced by Rs 3.57 per litre

New Delhi/October 18 (NG News)
Indian government on Saturday announced to deregulate diesel prices, a move that would result in a price cut of Rs 3.37 per litre but from now, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) will become free to determine selling prices of the product in the domestic market.

The decision to deregulate prices of diesel was taken in the Union Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs that was chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and approved the issues

Productivity Linked Bonus announced for Railway employees

New Delhi/October 18 (NG News)
Indian government on Saturday announced Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB), equivalent to 78 days` pay for 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

The decision, in this effect, was taken in the Union Cabinet that was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ex-post facto approval for the payment of PLB and the financial implication of payment of 78 days`

HBCFDC Kangra ranked top state channelization agency in the country

Shimla/October 16 (NG News)
Himachal Pradesh Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (HBCFDC) Kangra has been ranked as number one State Channelization Agency (SCA) throughout the country for the year 2012-13.

HBCFDC Managing Director Vikas Labroo said said that the SCA was awarded by Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot in a function held at New Delhi. The SCA was awarded after evaluating various parameters as loaning and disbursement

Bali urges Indian government to setup Hydro Engineering College at Bilaspur

New Delhi/October 16 (NG News)
Himachal Technical Education minister G S Bali on Thursday urged Union Minister of State for Energy and Coal Piyush Goyal for setting up of Hydro Engineering College at Bilaspur in the state in New Delhi.

Bali apprised the Union Minister that this Hydro Engineering College was to be set up in a joint venture with NHPC, NTPC and Himachal government for which MOUs have already been signed up with NTPC and NHPC

France to help in developing Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala as smart cities

Shimla/October 16 (NG News)
Himachal government would seek the help of France to develop major towns like Shimla, Manali, Dharmashala as Smart Cities for which the French Government had shown its keenness to adopt these towns.

After a meeting with French delegation headed by the Ambassador of France in India Francois Richier, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Himachal Pradesh intends to take up and develop major towns like Shimla, Manali, Dharmashala as Smart Cities

10-year-old Hyderabad boy becomes city’s police commissioner for a day

New Delhi/October 15 (NG News)
In a noble gesture, Hyderabad police on Wednesday let a 10-year-old boy who is suffering from blood cancer become city’s police commissioner for a day to fulfill his dreams.

Sadiq who was diagnosed with blood cancer five months ago and is undergoing treatment at state-run MNJ Institute of Oncology took charge as Hyderabad Police Commissioner, clad in a police uniform that was replete with medals

Badal to take up the issue of Pusa 1121 variety with Indian government

Chandigarh/October 15 (NG News)
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the state government would take up the issue of recognition of Pusa 1121 variety of Basmati in the Europe with the Union Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) which has not yet been defined it as approved export variety in the European market.

Badal assured export associations to thoroughly examine the issue of levying entry tax on the Basmati varieties of PUSA and Sugandha

HC issues notice to Kings XI Punjab, HPCA, BCCI on IPL security fee

Shimla/October 14 (NG News)
Himachal High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI), state government and Kings XI Punjab on the issue of payment of expenses incurred on providing security cover to T20 matches held at Dharamshala Cricket Stadium.

A division bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Chauhan passed these orders