Category Archives: National

Mandi by-elections: 54 percent polling registered in Kinnaur

Shimla/June 27
54 percent voting was recorded in Himachal’s Kinnaur district on Thursday for the ongoing by-elections for Mandi Lok Sabha. The polling was deferred in Kinnaur due heavy rains that had triggered landslides, causing damage to majority of roads.
Himachal’s Chief Electoral officer Narender Chauhan said that the turnout was just 11 percent in the first two hours but by noon it picked up pace

500 Sikh pilgrims evacuated from Uttrakhand, to reach Punjab tonight

Chandigarh/June 27
Around 500 more Sikh pilgrims have been evacuated from flash flood affected area of Uttarakhand and they are likely to reach to Punjab from Rishikesh tonight.
With this the total number of pilgrims evacuated from different parts of Uttarakhand have reached at 8000 and they are being transported to Punjab in buses and other vehicles deployed by state government, said a Punjab government spokesperson

Underworld don Abu Salem attacked in Mumbai jail

Mumbai/June 27
Underworld don Abu Salem was allegedly attacked inside Taloja jail on Thursday.
Sources said that inmates of the jail reportedly attacked Abu Salem, however, it is not confirmed as yet if the gangster had suffered serious injuries in the attack.

IIMC to start Urdu journalism course from next academic session

New Delhi/June 27
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Thursday decided to start a short duration course in Urdu Journalism from next academic session.
IIMc has taken the decision to promote the proficiency of working journalists in Urdu language newspapers and the capabilities of media professionals in the Urdu language.

Two girls gangraped in moving car in Gurgaon

New Delhi/June 27
Two girls were alleged gangraped on Wednesday by two persons from whom they had taken lift after coming out from a pub in the NCR town of Gurgaon in Haryana.
Meanwhile, police have detained four persons in men in this regard and they are being interrogated by police.
The victims, aged 26 and 27, had taken lift back to Delhi

Girl sexually assaulted, stabbed by local pizza delivery boy in Mumbai

Mumbai/June 27
A 17-year-old local pizza delivery boy allegedly sexually assaulted and later stabbed his victim when she resisted his attempt in posh Prabhadevi area of Mumbai.
As per reports, the 23-year-old IT engineer has ordered pizza from Chovisan Pizza Centre in the evening on Tuesday and the accused delivered the pizza at around 7.30 at the victim who was alone at the flat

Indian army launches website to give info about pilgrims stranded in Uttarakhand

New Delhi/June 26
Indian army on Wednesday launched website to provide live updates on rescued persons, helpline numbers and location wise data of people stranded at different places due to recent flash floods.
“The website will provide information about army operations across Uttarakhand, location wise data of people stranded at various places, list of rescued persons, helpline numbers, latest news about flood victims

Indian Tourism ministry sanctions Rs 100 for restoration of tourist facilities in Uttarakhand

New Delhi/June
Indian Tourism minister K Chiranjeevi on Wednesday sanctioned a special financial package of Rs 100 crore for restoration and reconstruction of tourist facilities in flash flood affected areas of Uttarakhand.
Chiranjeevi had also held with the representatives of the hotel industry, tour operartor’s, travel agents and all other stakeholders in tourism sector and is coordinating the travel trades

Congress, TDP leader clash over taking Uttarakhand tragedy survivors to AP

Dehradun/June 26
Amid allegations of political parties against each other for politicizing Uttarakhand’s natural calamity, Congress and TDP leaders on Wednesday clashed with each other to claim evacuation of 200 tourists of Andhra Pradesh from flash flood affected areas.
As per reports, both Congress and Telgu Desham Party (TDP) had booked flights for taking the survivors of flash floods in Uttarakhand to Andhra Pradesh and they clashed with each other as to whose plane

Haryana invites nominations for Punjabi Child Literature award

Chandigarh/June 26
Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Akademi on Wednesday invited nominations from litterateurs for Punjabi Child Literature Award Competition.
“Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Akademi in the near future will honor the litterateurs engaged in promotion of Punjabi child literature and interested candidates file their entries till June 30,” said a spokesperson of Akademi, adding that the competition will be organized