Category Archives: National

Beas tragedy: HC seeks reply on tampering of evidence

Shimla/August 11 (NG News)
Himachal High Court on Monday sought reply from state government, HP State Electricity Board, VNR Vigyan Jyoti Institute of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad and others on a letter received by Chief Justice into alleged tampering of evidence by the College authorities over Beas tragedy where 24 B.Tech students and a tour operator were washed away near Thalout in Mandi district on June 8.

A Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders on a petition

Multi product SEZ to be developed at Navi Mumbai port

New Delhi/August 10 (NG News)
A multi product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) would be developed at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Sheva, Navi Mumbai whose foundation would be laid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 16, 2014.

An Indian government spokesperson said that the proposed SEZ would be developed on 277 hectares land in Public and Private mode at a cost of Rs 4,000 Crore and it would be created as a Self-Sustainable Integrated Development Project

SSC to fill 1997 posts of Clerks, Data Entry Operators

New Delhi/August 9 (NG News)
Staff Selection Commission has started recruitment drive to fill 1997 posts of clerks and data entry operators and the last date for applying for these posts is August 19, 2014.

SSC will recruit 991 candidates for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk and 1006 candidates for the post of Data Entry Operators to fill vacant posts in various Central government ministries and departments

Indian govt amends All India Services Rules, issues 19 guidelines for bureaucrats

New Delhi/August 8 (NG News)
Indian government on Wednesday amended All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968 which would now be called the All India Services (Conduct) Amendment Rules, 2014 and issued 19 new guidelines regarding bureaucrats conduct.

The BJP led NDA government has made new amendments to maintain neutrality, effectiveness and transparency in the conduct of bureaucrats by amending rule 3(1) after sub-rule (1) by inserting sub-rule (1A) and rule 3(2) after sub-rule (2A) by inserting sub-rule (2B)

IBM to start placement drive at Bahra University on August 8

Shimla/August 7 (NG News)
IBM would start placement drive at Bahra University’s Waknaghat based campus on August 8 to provide job opportunities in the country’s leading IT company.

The Vice Chancellor of Bahra University Dr SK Bansal said that apart from the students of Bahra University, the placement drive would be open for students from other colleges who have completed B.Tech/B.E. in any stream

Centre says enough evidence to prosecute, CM Virbhadra Singh claim cases fabricated

Shimla/August 6 (NG News)
Even as Centre on Wednesday informed Delhi High Court that there was enough evidence against Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to file money laundering case, Singh claimed that the cases are false and fabricated and would fall flat as before.

“I have full faith in the judiciary and the investigating agencies,” Singh said.
He said that the PIL filed by Prashant Bhushan was listed today in Delhi High Court and in today’s deliberations,

HP High Court stays transfer of CM’s IT returns case to Chandigarh

Shimla/August 4 (NG News)
The High Court of Himachal Pradesh on Monday stayed an order of the Income Tax Commissioner, Shimla to transfer the cases relating to investigations into the income tax returns of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members to Chandigarh.

A Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders…

HP to monitor movement of vehicles carrying apples to curb thefts

Shimla/August 2 (NG News)
Himachal government is going to install GPS (Global Positioning System) on vehicles carrying apples to monitor their movements and curb the theft of produce.

Horticulture minister Vidya Stokes after a meeting on proper arrangements for apple season, on Saturday said that elaborate arrangements have been made for smooth transportation of apple to the markets and timely availability of packing material to the growers.

HP launches online portal for registration of factories

Shimla/August 2 (NG News)
Himachal government on Saturday launched online portal for approval of building plans, licensing and registration and renewal of licenses of factories in the state, a move aimed at felicitating industrialists.

A government spokesperson said that Online Factory Registration Information System (OFRIS) Software has been developed to facilitate the factory owners for online approval of building plans, licensing and registration and renewal of licenses. “To implement the OFRIS, the Department of Labour has decided to computerize the entire process

21 killed, 5 injured in bus accident in Himachal

Shimla/July 29 (NG News)
As many as 21 persons were reportedly killed while 5 others suffered injuries in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh near Basantpur in Sunni area, some 45 kilometers from the state capital Shimla when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus fell into 400 feet deep gorge.

Police said that the incident took place at around 3 pm near Kedhar Ghat in Basantpur area. “The HRTC bus was on its way to Savera Khad in Sunni area when it fell into gorge reportedly due to caving of road while giving way to another vehicle