HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014


Intensifying stir, SFI demands removal of HPU V-C, rollback of fee hike

Intensifying their agitation, Left-backed Students Federation of India (SFI) on Monday submitted a memorandum to Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh, demanding removal of Himachal Pradesh University vice-chancellor.

Architects may soon be empowered to clear building maps

In a move designed to reduce unnecessary and inordinate delays involved in approval of house building maps, the Himachal Pradesh government now plans to empower architects to clear such drawings across the state. A proposal to empower architects and draftsmen to prepare and pass architectural drawings of buildings was floated after complaints about the hassles faced by the public in getting the maps passed by the urban local body or town and country planning office.

Himachal court bans animal sacrifice in temples

In a landmark judgment, the Himachal Pradesh high court Monday banned the sacrifice of animals in temples in the state, saying they cannot be permitted to be killed in a barbaric manner to appease the gods.

Rainfall deficiency in Punjab, Haryana at 65 pc

Punjab and Haryana, the two leading agrarian states of the country, have received scanty monsoon rains so far this year with deficit as high as 65 per cent each in the two states.

Tractor sales in Punjab, Haryana may be flat: Mahindra

With Punjab and Haryana facing drought like conditions, tractor sales in these agrarian states is expected to remain flat in current fiscal largely in view of rising input cost, tractor maker Mahindra and Mahindra said on Monday.

Man shot dead outside court complex

A man was shot dead outside court complex in Jind district here, police said on Monday.

Badal govt a 'puppet' in hands of sand mafia: Cong

Congress in Punjab on Monday accused the government of acting as a puppet in the hands of sand mafia and said that as a result the construction work in the public and private sectors has been severely affected.

Badal grants Rs. 3.73 cr for upgrading 2 fruit processing units

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has sanctioned Rs. 3.73 crore for purchase of ultra-modern machinery required for upgrading of the fruit and vegetable processing units run by the Punjab Agro Juices Limited (PAJL) in Abohar and Hoshiarpur districts.

Bajwa flays Badal for 'neglecting' anganwadi children

Congress in Punjab on Monday flayed the Parkash Singh Badal government for not supplying ration to anganwadi centres for midday meal for poor children.

BJP wants Badal to keep away from campaigning for INLD

The Haryana unit of BJP has askedits central leadership to keep Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal away from campaigning for the Indian National Lok Dal for the upcoming state assembly polls.

IG among 4 booked by Punjab police

Four persons, including anInspector General and a woman, have been booked by Punjab police for allegedly abducting a proclaimed offender from Mohali near here, police said on Monday.

Contrasting wins for Surjit and BUSH hockey academies

Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar, and BUSH Academy, Khadoor Sahib, registered contrasting wins on the second day of the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial sub-junior (under-14) hockey tournament, being played at the Sector-18 stadium, on Sunday.

Aspirations rising, but is youth willing to work hard enough?

Churning on social media by some youths after the December 2012 Delhi gang-rape-murder led to a national movement, forcing the government to change the anti-rape law. While they are looking for role models, young Indians are also becoming the change they want to see. But they are also “over-aspirational” and want instant success in life. These were some of the views that panellists expressed in the debate on ‘What Young India Wants’, at the annual HT Youth Forum on Saturday.

For a brighter tomorrow, putting talent in spotlight

After much build-up and detailed reportage on their work and success, it was time again to give away 30 awards to achievers under the age of 30 from the northern region at the fourth annual HT Youth Forum, held at Hotel Park Plaza in Zirakpur near here on Saturday.

For Gurkiran, it is all about balance

The usual story of any athlete follows a definitive plot: He takes up a particular sports discipline as a hobby, develops a keen interest for the game over a period of time and finally seals it as his profession.
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