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Major parties want polls in mid-Nov in Himachal: CEC

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 | Kamal Joshi | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Major stakeholders in Himachal Pradesh politics wish to join the electoral fray in mid-November, around a month in advance than the present tenure of the State Assembly comes to an end, Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti said on Monday. Joti, who had been on a two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh...

Haryana to launch Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government has decided to provide newborn care kit to all newborns delivered in public health institutions under the Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana. The scheme is likely to provide benefit to about 2.9 lakhs newborns delivered in the public healthcare institutions and cost the state exchequer about Rs 32.09...

Dera chief Ram Rahim approaches High Court

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, whose conviction for rape triggered a spate of violence in Haryana, on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging his 20 years sentence by a special CBI court. Filed by counsels of the disgraced self-styled godman, the matter has not yet...

Teen hangs self in Panchkula, Blue Whale angle suspected

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The controversial Blue Whale Challenge game seems to have taken another life. In a case suspected to be linked to the notorious online game, a 17-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself in Panchkula. Police said the body of the teenager, who studied at a Chandigarh school, was found hanging from the ceiling...

Sunil Jakhar takes BJP head-on in Pathankot

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Pathankot | in Chandigarh

Raising the pitch for the October 11 Lok Sabha by-election from Gurdaspur, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar on Sunday took the BJP head-on over its alleged failures at the Centre and in Punjab, as he embarked on a series of worker meetings in Pathankot district of the constituency. Addressing worker meetings in...

SAD hits out at Jakhar for levelling false allegations

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday hit back at Punjab Congress chief and Gurdaspur Congress nominee Sunil Jakhar for leveling baseless allegations against the SAD-BJP leadership and said that he has forgotten that it was the Congress party which has betrayed the people of Punjab and not the SAD-BJP alliance. Coming...

Constant touch with Centre for construction of highway along Yamuna river: Haryana CM

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Sunday said that the State Government is in constant touch with the Central Government for the construction of a highway along the Yamuna river from Delhi to Paonta Sahib. Talks are also being held with the Uttar Pradesh Government regarding widening of the bridge over...

ECI stresses for Comprehensive Booth Level Planning for HP polls

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

On a visit to poll bound Himachal Pradesh, Sandeep Saxena, Deputy Election Commissioner of India on Sunday directed all District Returning Officers (Deputy Commissioners) of the State to prepare a comprehensive booth level planning to fulfill the commitments of the Commission to ensure free, fair and peaceful Assembly Elections in...

ECI directs for necessary steps for polls

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Chief Election Commissioner of India, Achal Kumar Joti on Sunday gave necessary directions in connection with preparedness of ensuing Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. Presiding over the meeting to review the poll preparedness with State level Nodal Officers on election preparedness, the Nodal Officers apprised the Commission about the poll...

Haryana decides to revise ex-gratia for deceased Govt employees

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government has decided to revise the ex-gratia assistance paid to the families of deceased Government employees who died between August 1, 2006 and December 31, 2015. Announcing this here, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that such families would now get ex-gratia pay/financial assistance as per the 7th Central Pay...



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