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‘HP to emerge as model State in skill development’

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Shimla/New Delhi | in Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said Himachal will soon emerge as a model State in skill development. The Chief Minister was speaking as a chief guest in the closing ceremony of the Skill India Pavilion at “World on Platter” in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at New Delhi. Thakur said...

inbrief

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | in Chandigarh

CMD BSNL’s live chat on social media Chandigarh: BSNL’s sustained efforts to connect, listen and engage with its customers on social media, specifically Twitter have garnered gratitude for the telecom PSU. The Twitter Seva grievance redressal mechanism established by BSNL has proved a great boon for customers who continue to approach...

Haryana bags 1st position with 102 medals

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana has bagged the first position by winning 102 medals, including 38 gold medals in under-17, Khelo India School Games organised by Government of India in New Delhi from January 31 to February 8. The competition was participated by 35 States and Union Territories. While congratulating the players, Haryana Sports and...

Cong flays Haryana’s Govt’s decision to abolish Ambala MC

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Congress has flayed the decision of Haryana Cabinet to abolish the Municipal Corporation of Ambala. Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, on Sunday termed the decision as “retrograde, regressive and politically motivated which seeks to put the clock behind” and reflects the behind-times mindset of the Manohar...

Speed up construction work of health institutions: Min

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar has directed concerned departments to expedite the construction and maintenance work of various health institutions in the State. He said all ongoing projects should be completed in a time bound manner and for any delay, strict action would be taken. The Minister...

Amarinder-Trudeau meet likely to happen

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Yes...No...and may be yes! After many flip-flops, the much-awaited meeting between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh may actually happen. For, the Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who was snubbed by Capt Amarinder during his India tour in April last year, has reportedly asked the...

Haryana Govt to revise affordable housing policy

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Haryana Government has decided to revise its affordable housing policy to realise the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to achieve “Housing for all by 2022”. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved an affordable housing policy to provide cheaper houses to the people of small urban areas, especially in the old...

Australian High Commissioner assures all help

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Amritsar | in Chandigarh

Welcoming the Australian High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu at Amritsar, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday batted for marketing Punjab crop in the world market saying that Australia, which has expertise in this, can be of great help. Sidhu, who quoted a recent statement by a senior official...

32nd Surajkund Mela concludes Records footfall of 13 lakh visitors, including one lakh foreigners

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela, which concluded on Sunday at Faridabad, recorded a footfall of 13 lakh visitors, including one lakh foreigners. Against 1,012 stalls last year, the 17-day fair had 1,070 stalls. Sticking to tradition, the much-sought-after annual event showcased an unparalleled display of regional and international crafts, ensuring...

Punjab AG moots comprehensive insurance cover for lawyers from their welfare fund

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Amritsar/Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Advocate-General Atul Nanda has mooted a comprehensive insurance cover for lawyers with the Advocates’ Welfare Fund, which is currently being used only for compensation to the legal fraternity. Nanda, addressing the inaugural function at the two-day workshop organised by the Bar Council of India on improving professional standards at the...


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