Category Archives: National

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

Open AIIMS in Himachal at the earliest: Kaul Singh to Union Health ministry

Shimla/September 19 (NG News)
Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur has urged the Government of India for opening of AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh at the earliest so that the people of this hilly state could get best medical treatment facilities.

He raised this demand with the Union Health Minister Harshwardhan Chauhan in a meeting at New Delhi last evening. He apprised the Union Health minister that presently there were two Government Medical Colleges

World Bank pats Punjab for implementation of PRWSS project

Chandigarh/September 19 (NG News)
The World Bank on Friday appreciated the efforts of Punjab government in the implementation of Rs 1280 crore Punjab Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (PRWSS) project Phase-I and termed it as the best in the country.

World Bank team’s Task Team Leader S Poddipireddy said that the project has not only exceeded the implementation targets under water supply component by 127%, but was also providing water connections to each household in the village

Punjab seeks Bharat Ratna award for legendary hockey player Balbir Singh

Chandigarh/September 19 (NG News)
Punjab government on Friday recommended the name of Balbir Singh (Senior), the country’s greatest sporting icon ever in history for the nation’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna Award.

in letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that Balbir Singh, a legendary hockey star and the only Indian to have been chosen by the International Olympic Association

CM defends DC’s decision on Prashant Bhushan land issue

Shimla/September 18 (NG News)
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday termed the orders of Deputy Commissioner, Kangra for vesting the land allotted to Prashant Bhushan in the name of the government as justified and said that it was during the previous BJP government regime that a notice was issued to Prashant Bhushan and proceedings were initiated against him.

Singh said that land was being used some other purpose rather than the specified work for which it was allotted at village Kamlegarh near Palampur

16th Raid-de-Himalaya car rally to be held from October 4

Shimla/September 17 (NG News)
16th Raid-de-Himalaya car rally would be held from October 4 and the rally would be flagged off in the afternoon from Peterhoff Hotel, Shimla.

Himachal’s Additional Chief Secretary, Youth Services and Sports V C Pharka while presiding over a meeting convened to co-ordinate necessary arrangements for the event, said that this would be the 16th Consecutive Raid-de-Himalaya