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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man was shot dead outside court complex in Jind district here, police said on Monday.
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.
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.
Congress in Punjab on Monday flayed the Parkash Singh Badal government for not supplying ration to anganwadi centres for midday meal for poor children.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.