Category Archives: National

Punjab to setup RO systems in Uranium and heavy metal affected villages

Chandigarh/June 16
Punjab government on Monday said that it was planning to set up RO systems in Uranium and heavy metal affected 250 villages of the state and submitted a comprehensive project worth Rs 2200 crore to World Bank for the same and rehabilitate 108 water supply schemes of water-logged areas.
Besides this, the funds would be used for improving operational performance of 1000 existing

Badal allots portfolios to newly inducted ministers, reshuffles key ministers

Chandigarh/June 11
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday allotted portfolios to the newly inducted three Cabinet Ministers besides reshuffling the portfolios of other Cabinet Ministers.
Badal’s advisor on Media and National Affairs Harcharan Bains said that the reshuffled portfolios to the Cabinet Ministers are Parkash Singh Badal would now hold the portfolios

Punjab budget session to commence on July 15

Chandigarh/June 11
Punjab Cabinet today approved the summoning of eighth session of 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha from July 15 for passing of budget for the period August 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal

Himachal for strict implementations of safety norms at hydro projects

Shimla/June 10
Learning lessons from Mandi mishap in which 24 engineering students were washed away after release of water from Larji dam, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday directed the officials to take extra-precautions for averting any mishap in future while discharging water from all dams in the State.
“Safety norms should be strictly enforced and before releasing the water

Advanced Instructional School at HPU from June 16

Shimla/June 10
The Department of Mathematics of Himachal Pradesh University will organizing an Advanced Instructional School (AIS) on ‘Diophantine Equations’ with effect from June 16, 2014 to July 4, 2014.
A HPU spokesperson said that this program is sponsored by National Centre for Mathematics (NCM) and supported by National Board for Higher Mathematics

Badal to take up the issue of cross border drug smuggling with Modi, Rajnath Singh

Chandigarh/June 10
Showing zero tolerance to stamp out drug abuse from the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that he would soon call on both the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister to seek their intervention to plug the supply of drugs from across the border.
Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of the Oath taking ceremony of newly inducted Cabinet Ministers

Himachal government orders high level inquiry into Mandi mishap

Shimla/June 9
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday a high level inquiry has been ordered to be conducted by Divisional Commissioner Mandi to inquire into the mishap.
He expressed grief over the tragic mishap which took place in Beas river near Thalot in Mandi district yesterday evening

Show cause notice issued to JP cement company for violating norms

Shimla/June 9
Taking strong exception against the clinker unit of Jai Prakash Associates Limited for violating norms at Bagha plant, Himachal government on Monday issued show cause notice for not taking requisite permission for expansion of the plant and producing more than its sanctioned capacity without adhering to the norms and violating the terms and conditions of the agreement

Punjab police arrests five druglords, seizes 23 kg heroin

Chandigarh/June 9
Punjab Police has seized 23 kg heroin in four days (June 6-9, 2014) and arrested five top druglords in operations carried out in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar and Patiala which has uncovered inter-state and international drug trafficking routes.
Following-up on the arrests of druglords in the state, police parties have been dispatched outside Punjab

Beas River Mishap: Four bodies recovered, list of missing persons released

Shimla/June 9
The bodies of four students who had gone missing in strong current of Beas River in Himachal’s Mandi district yesterday were recovered by rescue teams and these students have been identified as Akula Vijetha, Banothu Rambabu, Gampala Aishwarya and Lakshmi Gayathri Appanabhotla.
A Himachal government spokesperson said that at least 24 engineering students and one co-tour leader from VNR Vignana Jyothi College