May 04

India's MET dept. predicts thunderstorm for several states
India’s MET dept. predicts thunderstorm for several states

India’s MET dept. predicts thunderstorm for several states. In the wake of the dust storms that swept through Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, claiming over 60 lives in the two states, the India Meteorological Department, on Friday, released a statement forecasting thunderstorms and gusty winds in several Indian states.The forecast suggests that on May 5, thunderstorms

Gujarat Assembly Speaker calls BR Ambedkar 'Brahmin' Dalit Buddhist Modi
Gujarat Assembly Speaker calls BR Ambedkar ‘Brahmin’

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Sunday described BR Ambedkar as a ‘Brahmin‘, contending that there was nothing wrong in calling a learned person a Brahmin. In his address at the ‘Mega Brahmin Business Summit‘ in Gandhinagar, Trivedi said, “I have no hesitation in saying that BR Ambedkar is a Brahmin. There is nothing wrong

HP CM inaugurates Rs 39.65 cr water supply scheme in Mandi
HP CM inaugurates Rs 39.65 cr water supply scheme in Mandi

HP CM inaugurates Rs 39.65 cr water supply scheme in Mandi. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the Kanda Pattan-Sarkaghat Water Supply Scheme at Cholthara in Mandi district and said that his government is committed to ensuring balanced, uniform and speedy development of entire state.He said the Kanda Pattan-Sarkaghat water supply scheme built

Minor rape victim gives birth in Shimla
Minor girl raped by five men in HP

Minor girl raped by five men in HP. A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by five men in a forest near Palampur, a police official said today. The accused attacked the victim and her male friend while they were returning home after visiting Garh Mata temple yesterday, said Santosh Patial, the SSP of Kangra.A case

Patiala MP counters HP CM on riparian laws
Patiala MP counters HP CM on riparian laws

Patiala – Patiala Member Parliament (MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has described the demand by Himachal Pardesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for royalty for river waters from Punjab, as illogical and against the provisions of law. Dr Gandhi in a statement issued here on Thursday while agreeing that Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are co-riparian states in

PM leaves for five-day visit to Sweden, UK, Germany
Attack on Parmish Verma: Gangster’s aide held from Baddi

Attack on Parmish Verma: Gangster’s aide held from Baddi. A day after Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and his friend Kulwant Singh Chahal were shot at, the police on Sunday arrested an aide of gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhahan alias Dilpreet Baba. Sources said the accused had been identified as Harvinder Singh alias Happy (26). He was

A Pilgrimage to Derthu Can Give You Wordshworhian Bliss
A Pilgrimage to ‘Derthu’ is a Wordshworhian Bliss in Woods

Jagdish Bali Nestled in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh that signifies the province laden with snow is rich in nature’s beauty and bounty. Here nature showcases itself in different aspects and phenomena. Impossible for the lovers of nature to ignore the fascinating invitation of the snow-capped hills, vast valleys, inviting grounds, dense forests, exhilarating glades, charming

HP: 27 school kids among 30 killed in accident.
HP: 27 school kids among 30 killed in accident

Shimla/Dharamshala – As many as 30 persons, including 27 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal confirmed the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were among the

CBSE paper leak: Delhi Police nabs three from Himachal Pradesh

CBSE paper leak: Delhi Police nabs three from Himachal Pradesh. Three people from Una district of Himachal Pradesh have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 economics paper leak. The arrested accused have been identified as Rakesh Kumar (commerce lecturer), clerk Amit Sharma and class IV

Shimla gets its first grid-connected solar plant

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently inaugurated the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla having a capacity of 35 KW, installed on the rooftop of the Department of Environment, Science and Technology. The power generated by the solar plant would be consumed by the building and remaining power would be sold to

Water level increases in canals as the water flow stopped to Pakistan

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh, April 6: Amid the news of water level going down hazardously in the Punjab, there is good news that water level of Bhakhra has gone up to 22.23 feet above. The main reason for this development is to stop the water flowing to Pakistan. In the rainy days, approximately 500 Cusic water

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations
Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

NEW DELHI: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel and re-conduct the economics exam of Class XII held on March 26 and the mathematics paper of Class X on March 28 over suspicion of alleged question paper leak. The petition, filed by

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir' in Jalandhar
Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar Jalandhar – Many roads in the city were jammed on Saturday as there was a protest over the film “Nanak Shah Fakir’. The satkar committee held the protest holding pictures of the film crew. The movie produced in 2015 has run into trouble with the SGPC, which

Sushma swaraj meets families of 39 Indians missing in Iraq
Waiting for Iraq’s nod to bring back mortal remains: MoS V.K. Singh

Waiting for Iraq’s nod to bring back mortal remains: MoS V.K. Singh.  Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (Retd) V.K. Singh said that the legal procedures of obtaining the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq has been completed and New Delhi was waiting for Baghdad to give the green signal.

SC dismisses petitions filed over CBSE paper leak
SC shocked at over 600 per cent overcrowding in jails

NEW DELHI: Prisoners cannot be kept in jail like animals,’ a shocked Supreme Court said after it was informed that many of the over 1,300 prisons across the country were overcrowded, even to the extent of more than 600 per cent. “What is the point in talking about prison reforms when we cannot keep them

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 Mayawati Jaya Bachan Akhilesh Yadav
Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Mayawati v/s Jaya Bachchan, Eyes on Akhilesh Yadav’s stand

Jaya Bachan can face problem due to Mayawati’s demand from Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday. Rajya Sabha Elections could be controversial in the Uttar Pradesh.Mayawati has demanded from Yadav to assign her ten committed Samajwadi Party MLAs to vote for BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar  in Rajya Sabha Elections. But Mayawati’s demand can be problematic for renowned actress

Rahul condoles Indians Iraq Islamic State death
Rahul condoles deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq by Islamic State

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed his deepest condolence to the families of 39 Indians, killed in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS). Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and said, “I’m shocked to hear that 39 Indians who were in captivity since 2014, in Iraq, are now confirmed dead. My deepest condolences to the

39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq have died: Sushma Swaraj

39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq have died said Sushma Swaraj in RajyaSabha . External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in the year 2014 have been killed. Speaking at Rajya Sabha, Swaraj said that the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS)

Now, Dalai Lama events to kick-start from Dharamsala

Now, Dalai Lama events to kick-start from Dharamsala. After cancelling events in the national capital, the Tibetan government-in-exile will now start the pan-India programmes to mark the beginning of the 60th year of the Dalai Lama stepping on Indian soil, from its headquarters here, organisers said on Saturday. “The CTA (Central Tibetan Administration) will be

Himachal Pradesh firm accused of stealing Rs 2175 crores sales tax

Himachal Pradesh firm accused of stealing Rs 2175 crores sales tax. The Excise and Taxation Department of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday filed a cheating and fraud case against Indian Techno MAC Company in Sirmaur for allegedly stealing Rs 2,175 crores sales tax. The company, which was established before 2009, took the central sales tax exemption