Category Archives: National

SAD to conduct organisational elections in August

Chandigarh/July 17
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday announced to conduct organisational elections to elect the new body of the party in August.
“The election process for electing the new organisational structure will start from August 1 while the meetings for the election of circle and district level delegates as well as the election of state delegates will be held in all the districts between August 1 to 10,” said SAD Secretary and spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema, adding

Pratibha Singh urges Centre to accord priority to strengthen railway network in Himachal

Shimla/July 16
The Member of Parliament from Mandi Parliamentary constituency Pratibha Singh on Tuesday called on Union Railways minister Mallikarjun Kharge at New Delhi and requested him to strengthen Railway network in Himachal.
Pratibha Singh apprised him that state had remained neglected in terms of railways expansion and requested him to accord top priority to the railways projects of the State. She demanded that Bilaspur-Bhanupali-Manali-Leh railways line

Badal urges PM to restore 80 percent subsidy on Solar pumps

Chandigarh/July 16
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to direct Indian New and Renewable Energy ministry to review the program of Solar Pump for Agriculture and restore 80 percent subsidy.
Badal today wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and said that during the period 2000-01 to 2003-04 when 80 percent subsidy was being provided on these solar pumps, Punjab had installed highest number (1850) of solar pumps but since

IAF replaces Sachin with Pilatus aircraft as its new brand ambassador

New Delhi/July 16
Indian Air Force (IAF) has replaced Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with Swiss Pilatus flight trainer aircraft as their new brand ambassador.
IAF has bestowed honorary rank of Group Captain on master blaster batsmen Sachin in 2011 and had started promotional campaign with cricketer’s pictures to attract youth to join Air force and become pilots.
But now, IAF has replaced Sachin with Swiss made Pilatus aircraft

Unesco to prepare special policy for conservation of Punjabi Culture

Chandigarh/July 15
Punjab government on Monday signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) Unesco to prepare specialized policy for preservation of Punjabi culture and heritage and set aside Rs 100 crore for the purpose.
“Punjab has become first state in the country to choose professional model to preserve cultural heritage of the state and has signed a MoU in this regard with Unesco,” said a spokesperson of Punjab’s Cultural Affairs department.

Indian govt approves coal supply for Rajpura Thermal power plant

Chandigarh/July 15
Indian government on Monday approved supply of one lakh tonne coal for Rajpura Thermal power plant which will start functioning from January 2014.
“Chief Engineer, Operation Monitoring Division of CEA has asked the Coal India Limited (CIL) to supply coal to the Rajpura and Talwandi Sabo thermal power plant in order to carry out the pre-commissioning and synchronization activities, carpeting, trial run,” said a Punjab government spokesperson.

Rajasthan police starts online recruitment process for 12,178 constables

Jaipur/July 14
Rajasthan police on Sunday issued notification to start online recruitment process for 12,178 posts of constables and out of these posts, 30 percent seats have been reserved for women.
“Interested candidates can apply for these posts online from July 22 to August 22 by using e-mitra or kiosks and only online application will be accepted,” said a Rajasthan police spokesperson.

Petrol prices hiked by Rs 1.55 per litre

New Delhi/July 12
Indian oil companies on Sunday hiked the petrol price by Rs 1.55 a litre on account of rising prices of crude oil in international market and depreciating value of Indian rupee.
The price hike will came into effect from midnight tonight and the actual price will vary in different states after the inclusion of local taxes.
Indian Oil Corporation in a statement said that they have increased the prices of petrol

Punjab govt to operationalise 10 Community Health centres in September

Chandigarh/July 14
Punjab government on Sunday announced to operationalise 10 World Class community health centres by September 2013 as construction work of all these centres is almost complete.
Punjab’s PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that community health centres were constructed according to the latest guidelines of World Health Organization keeping in view the changing requirements of health services centres.

Himachal government considering to restore TD Rights : Virbhadra Singh

Shimla/July 14
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday said that the state government was considering to restore the TD (Timber Distribution) rights of the farmers to fulfil their timber needs for house construction and performing funeral etc that will in turn help in curbing illegal felling of trees. He was speaking at the 64th State level ‘Van Mahotsav’ function at Shamlaghat near Ghanati in district Shimla on Sunday.
The Chief Minister said that it was a matter of pride that the area under forests in the State had increased to 32 crore cubic meters from 25 crore cubic meters.