Category Archives: National

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father detained by police for scuffle over car parking

Panchkula/August 25 (NG News)
Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh was on Monday detained by Panchkula police for scuffle with his neighbours over car parking.

As per reports, Yograj had a scuffle with his neighbours over car parking after which he was arrested by the police under section 323 of IPC for voluntary hurting his neighbours

Punjab Assembly bypolls: Congress wins Patiala, SAD wins Talwandi Sabo seat

Chandigarh/August 25 (NG News)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress party won one seat each in Punjab Assembly bypoll elections with SAD candidate Jeet Mohinder Sidhu winning the Talwandi Sabo seat while Preneet Kaur of Congress won Patiala seat.

As per reports, Sidhu won the seat by a margin of 46642 votes while Preneet Kaur won the Patiala seat by a margin of 23,000 votes.

Indian army soldier arrested on charges of spying for Pak

Palampur/August 24 (NG News)
An Indian Army soldier from Palampur area of Himachal’s Kangra district was on Friday arrested by the sleuths of UP Police for allegedly passing on secret information related to army to Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

As per reports, 20 years army soldier, Sunit, a native of Andreta village in Palampur area and was posted at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh

India’s first indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare ship INS Kamorta commissioned

New Delhi/August 23 (NG News)
Breaking new grounds in the making of warships in the country, India today commissioned the first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, INS Kamorta, at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard with Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley described the development as ‘the coming of age of our ship building industry’.

Jaitley said in the last three months, both the Prime Minister and he had been associated with many an accretions made into the Indian Navy namely, INS Vikramaditya, INS Kolkotta and INS Kamorta

Borlaug Institute to setup its South Asia headquarter at Ludhiana

Chandigarh/August 23 (NG News)
Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) would setup its headquarter at Ludhiana to improve the financial condition of state’s agriculture sector and that of the beleaguered farmers, who had been plummeting financially day by day because of non-remunerative price of their produce.

BISA Director General H S Gupta who was accompanied by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre CIMMYT’s Regional Representative Director of Research for South Asia Dr Etienne Duveiller

Badal asks political parties to refrain from hooting during public functions

Ludhiana/August 22 (NG News)
Amid concern over hooting and slogan raising during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public events, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday called upon the representatives of all the political parties to strictly maintain decorum, discipline and refrain from creating ruckus by way of ‘hooting’ and other unsavory acts of distraction during public functions.

Interacting with the media persons of the sidelines of the function to mark the launch of scheme for the welfare of Widows here at PAU, the Chief Minister said that this unhealthy practice was not only undemocratic

Indian govt simplify norms for classification, re-classification of hotels

New Delhi/August 22 (NG News)
Indian government on Friday decided to simplify the hotel classification and re-classification procedure by not seeking the licenses and clearances which are issued by various Local, State and Central Government authorities for operation of hotels.

An Indian government spokesperson said that the decision was taken by Union Tourism ministry and these include the land utilization certificate, building completion certificate, coastal zone regulation clearance, forest and environment clearance

HP urges Centre to setup international airport in state

Shimla/August 22 (NG News)
Himachal government on Thursday urged the Centre government to setup international airport facility and creation of a separate Authority for promotion of tourism activities in a systematic manner in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Leh-Laddakh areas of Jammu Kashmir.

State Tourism Development Board Vice Chairperson Vijay Singh Mankotia raised these demands while participating in the National Conference of Tourism Ministers

Moderate earthquake recorded at Kangra-Chamba border

Kangra/August 21 (NG News)
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on Richter Scale was recorded in the afternoon at Kangra-Chamba border and tremors were reportedly felt in Kangra, Chamba, Mandi and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh.

A Meteorological Department official said that an earthquake occurred at 1.41 pm, having magnitude of Richter Scale 5.0 of moderate intensity having epicenter at Chamba Kangra border

23 killed, 20 injured in bus accident in Himachal’s Kinnaur district

Shimla/August 21 (NG News)
23 persons were killed while 20 other suffered injuries after a private bus skidded off the road and fell into Baspa River near Ruturang in Sangla area of Himachal’s Kinnaur district while the bus was on its way to Sangla from Kalpa area.

Police said that the bodies of 23 persons have been retrieved from the river and would be handed over to their relatives after autopsy. “While the 17 injured persons have airlifted to IGMC Shimla where they are undergoing treatment