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Nov 07

Decoding debt conundrum

There was a raging debate last week over Haryana’s burgeoning debt. The principal opposition-Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)-has put the debt figure at Rs

Modi expresses grief soldiers' death among avalanches
Many laurels without shine

Narendra Modi visited Himachal Pradesh for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister and aroused the hopes for fast growth of inftrastructural

Two years of Khattar regime

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government completes two years on October 26. It was a landmark political development in

Kangra needs tourism boost

Despite rich potential for tourism in Himachal Pradesh, this sector has not received the required support. Political statements and election promises for the

Credibility of poll surveys at stake in Punjab

The survey by India Today-Axis Opinion poll released on Thursday said the Congress is likely to emerge as the single largest party with 49 to 55 seats in the

Ensure tobacco control on ground

The ban on the sale of loose cigarettes and the mandatory registration of retailers of tobacco products has finally come into effect in the hill state. The

Evacuation in border villages leads to political war in Punjab

The apprehension of an Indo-Pak war emerged after the ‘surgical strikes’ made by Indian Army across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, which is being debated at

IGMC needs facelift in system

Himachal Pradesh: The premier Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla is in the midst of golden jubilee celebrations. The pass outs from the college have

Time for introspection and celebration too

As a state Haryana completes 50 years of existence. During these years, the state has achieved many things and many things are yet to be achieved. The current

Shimla needs ‘green concern’

The Shimla Municipal Corporation will charge ‘green fee’ from the vehicles, which are not registered in Himachal, on their entry in Shimla. It is a kind of

Governance through transfers and postings

In Indian democracy, good governance has always been a matter of concern. Most of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls have been fought around the issue of good

Granting reservation to Saini community, govt faces flak

Punjab Cabinet recently gave its approval to include Saini and Swarnkar/Sunar communities in the list of Backward Classes of the state on recommendations of

Coordination claims of Cong fall flat?

The rift is out in the open in Congress once again as the election year comes closer in Himachal Pradesh. The claims of coordination between Virbhadra

Fighting for real ‘swaraj’

Though small in terms of area, Haryana has potential to be a harbinger of many radical reforms. It can be the flag-bearer of many good things, which other

MLAs must introspect seriously to restore grace of House

During the recently concluded Monsoon Session, Punjab Vidhan Sabha witnessed lot of commotion and unruly scenes, which ultimately disgraced the dignity of the

The RUSA mess-up in HP

The poor implementation of ambitious Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in state colleges has become a pain in the neck for teachers and students alike.

Trying to swim against tide

Ever since the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched the residence of 20 people including former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and top

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Let’s enjoy the dance of democracy in Punjab

Thanks to the swift developments taking place in the state politics, the show has reached at such a dynamic level that one is bound to keep the knowledge

Probing land deals

A few years back when senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka raised the issue of alleged irregularities in land deals in Haryana during the regime of then Chief

Monkeys keep the government on toes

Surprising, but true. In Himachal Pradesh, the monkeys keep the state government on toes. So much so, that the government, which was earlier giving money for