Category Archives: National

Israeli wartime rescuer to participate in Raid De Himalaya

Shimla/October 3 (NG News)
Amir Yardenay, a 27-year-old Israeli who was at the Israel-Gaza border in July, pulling out injured and dead soldiers till he lost count, is among the 50 bikers racing their motorcycles at the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya that would take off from Shimla on October 5.

Yardenay was called by the Israel Army for war duty two days before he was to fly to India on July 10 to prepare for the Raid

Shooting range to be setup in IGI Stadium Shimla

Shimla/October 3 (NG News)
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said that a 10 meter Indoor Shooting range was being set up in Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Shimla to promote the sport. He was felicitating shooters of the state who performed well in the Korean Asian games and brought medals for the state.

While speaking at the HP Senior Boxing Championship for Men at APG University campus here, Singh also announced to set up a Boxing Hostel in the state

India beat Pak in Asian Games to win Hockey gold, qualify for Olympics

New Delhi/October 2 (NG News)
India Hockey team on Thursday defeated arch rival Pakistan 4-2 in the penalty shootout to win gold medal in Asian Games after 16 years and with this win, India has also qualified for the Olympics, scheduled to be held in Rio in 2016.

India and Pakistan tied at 1 goal each after full-time after which India scored 4 goals in five attempts in penalty shootout while Pakistan team could only score twice

Kangra Miniature Arts painter O P Tak passes away in Panchkula

Dharamshala/September 29 (NG News)
Famous artists of Kangra Miniature style of paintings, O P Tak passed at Panchkula, Haryana on Monday. He was 76.

Tak was a lone crusader who was preserving the Kangra form of art and he had many awards to his credit including the National Tulsi Award for lifetime achievement

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s sister dies in Canada

New Delhi/September 29 (NG News)
Revolutionary freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s sister Parkash Kaur on Sunday evening died in Toronto, Canada, her son-in-law Harbhajan Dingh Dhatt, who resides in Hoshiarpur, Punjab informed on Monday.

96-year-old Kaur was the only surviving member of Bhagat Singh’s immediate family and she was living in Toronto, Canada

Najma Heptulla arrives in Shimla on 4 day tour

Shimla/September 29 (NG News)
Union Minority Affairs minister Najma Heptulla on Monday arrived in Shimla for her 4 day tour of the state and she would launch the Central government’s provident fund scheme at a function tomorrow.

Heptulla would launch the provident fund facility for pensioners in the presence of Regional Commissioner at a function in Portmore School

Maheshwar Singh to file appeal against ban on animal sacrifice in Supreme Court

Shimla/September 29 (NG News)
Himachal Lokhit Party chief Maheshwar Singh would file appeal against High Court’s order in which the court had imposed ban on animal sacrifice at religious places across the state in the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday.

Maheshwar said that he would work tirelessly save the divine culture and age-old traditions of the state

Jayalalithaa sentenced to four years jail term in disproportionate assets case

New Delhi/September 27 (NG News)
A special Bangalore court on Saturday sentenced Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa to four years jail term in 18 years old disproportionate assets case worth Rs 66.65 crores.

Jayalalithaa along with her close aide Sasikala, niece Ilaravasi and her foster son Sudhakaran, who had been disowned by her, has also been convicted

HC rejects plea on revoking ban on animal sacrifice in Himachal

Shimla/September 26 (NG News)
HImachal High Court on Friday rejecting plea on revoking ban animal sacrifice at religious places in the state against its earlier decision through the court had banned animal sacrifice for religious purposes.

A division bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Sureshwar Thakur passed these orders today on the petition of Kardar Sangh that comprises representatives of deities

25 killed as private bus falls into Govindsagar Lake in Bilaspur

Bilaspur/September 24 (NG News)
Twenty persons have been reportedly killed while eight others suffered injuries when a private fell into Govindsagar Lake in Raiyan near Bhager area of Bilaspur district on Wednesday morning.

As per reports, the private bus, carrying over 40 passengers, was on its way to Bilaspur from Rishikesh when it fell into the lake at around 9 am today. “The driver lost control of the bus while negotiating a turn