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HP starts drive against cannabis, opium farming

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Government has launched a special campaign to put an end to illegal cultivation of cannabis and opium poppy in the State. The number of cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in Himachal Pradesh has more than tripled in the last decade in Himachal, said an...


Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | in Chandigarh

Increase CGHS dispensaries in Chandigarh: Jain Chandigarh: Satya Pal Jain, former BJP MP and Additional Solicitor General of India has urged the Central Government to increase the number of Central Government Health Services dispensaries in Chandigarh from one to at least five. In a letter to the Union Health Minister,...

Conference on POCSO, Juvenile Justice Act to be organised today

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

A north west regional review conference on Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and Restorative Justice (Victim Compensation and Rehabilitation) is scheduled to be held on June 18 and 19 by National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) in...

Amritsar will be tourism capital of North India: Navjot

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Amritsar | in Chandigarh

Announcing that Amritsar will be made the “tourism capital of northern India”, Punjab Local Bodies, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said that all measures were being taken to unlock the potential of Amritsar and give visitors a programmed visit to this place and tourism spots...

Pb to prioritise development works in SC community settlements

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

To ensure inclusive development of the disadvantaged sections of the society in Punjab’s all-round growth, the State Government has decided to accord top priority to the development works in the Scheduled Caste (SC) community settlements in the villages. To implement these guidelines in the letter and spirit, a letter has been...

Haryana Police seizes truck laden with liquor

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Cracking a whip on liquor mafia, Haryana Police has seized a truck full of liquor bottles worth lakhs of rupees from brass market in Rewari district. Liquor worth lakh of rupees was being taken to Guwahati. The driver of the truck had been arrested and he had been identified as Dalbir...

Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh was jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday. There were no reports of casualties or damages in the State. The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 am, said an official of the Meteorological Department. The epicentre of the earthquake was Shimla region, bordering...

Govt to act tough against dealers selling fertilizers, agro-chemicals without bills

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

To decimate the possibility of sale of fake fertilizers and agro chemicals, the Punjab Government has decided to deal strictly with the dealers selling fertilizers and insecticides without bills. ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ director Kahan Singh Pannu has shot off a communiquť to the state Agriculture Director asking for the strict implementation...

Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | IANS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world’s most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide all-season connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul Valley from here in Himachal Pradesh, may be completed by 2020. The most ambitious and expensive undertaking of its kind, the excavation of...

Capt seeks Centre-State panel to formulate farm debt waiver scheme

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh/New Delhi | in Chandigarh

To formulate a blueprint of a national debt waiver scheme for farmers in consultation with the states, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a committee of the Union Government and some Chief Ministers. Underlining the importance of the Swaminathan Committee report...



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