Category Archives: National

SAD release poll manifesto, promises industrial package to state

Bathinda/April 21
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday released manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in which the party has promised to bring an economic package for Punjab with 100 percent waiver of Central excise and Income Tax for the expansion of the old industrial units in the state.
Further, the party has promised to provide agricultural loans at cheaper rates of interest and crop insurance to secure

ECI launches electoral rolls search facility for voters

Chandigarh/April 14
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched a unique initiative of ‘Electoral Roll Search Facility’ to enable voters to search their names and polling stations in the nation wide electoral rolls. This service could be availed through internet on mobiles, tablets or computers, and SMS through mobiles. Besides this, the Bathinda DEO has also developed an Android based application ‘i vote’ which could be downloaded from Google App

ECI not to allow any political advertisement on government buildings

Chandigarh/April 13
The Election Commission of India has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors.
Additional CEO Punjab Supreet Singh Gulati said that this communiqué has been received in response to a complaint

Pakistani rock band ‘The Ragaboys’ to perform at Gaiety Theatre

Shimla/April 13
Famous Pakistani Rock Band ‘The Ragaboys’ will perform at Gaiety Theatre Shimla on April 16, in a program organised Ministry of Culture, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala in collaboration with Department of Language, Art & Culture of Himachal.
The Director of the Department of Language, Art and Culture Arun Sharma said that this programme is a part of Baishakhi Celebrations

UGC bans opening of new technical colleges in 2014-15

Chandigarh/April 13
University Grants Commission has banned the opening of new engineering colleges. Not only this, even existing colleges would not be able to add new courses or increase the intake/number of seats of existing courses for 2014-15.
This decision of UGC has come as surprise for education fraternity of entire country

Notification issued for Lok Sabha polls in Himachal

Shimla/April 12
Himachal’s Chief Electoral Officer Narender Chauhan on Saturday said that the Election Commission of India has issued notification today regarding election schedule for the Lok Sabha polls for four parliamentary constituencies in the state.
Chauhan said that as per the schedule the last date for making nominations was April 19

Seven killed in road accident in Himachal’s Kinnaur district

Shimla/April 10
Seven persons including five members of a family from Jharkhand were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling fell into 1200 feet deep gorge in Kinnaur district of Himachal.
As per reports, the accident took place near Jhangi village in Kinnaur district when the pickup in which they were travelling skidded off the road

NDA will win over 300 seats in LS polls: Badal

Chandigarh/April 7
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said that the NDA was now targeting between 300 and 325 seats in the country to ensure five-year of stable economy and administration in the country.
“Most independent surveys have already confirmed that it is a no-contest election, as the Congress party seems to be hovering between 75 to 100 seats

17 killed, twenty injured in a bus accident in Sirmaur

Shimla/April 7
Seventeen persons were killed while twenty others suffered injuries in a bus accident in Shillai area of Himachal’s Sirmaur district today.
As per reports, the incident took place in the afternoon today when a bus fell in deep gorge in Shillai after the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn

CPIM to support JD (U) candidate in Chandigarh

Chandigarh/April 6
Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday announced to support Janta Dal (U) candidate Surinder Bharadwaj from Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency for which voting will be held on April 10.
In a statement issued here today, the Secretary of the CPIM District Committee Mohali-Chandigarh District said that CPIM has decided to vote for Bhardwaj in upcoming Lok Sabha polls