HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014


Modi's miss to flood-affected Pandit families ends their wait on sour note

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's miss during the Kashmir visit on Wednesday to meet or visit flood-affected families has left many disappointed, particularly the local Pandit community waiting outside the Raj Bhawan all day to have a glimpse.

Punjab government to setup NRI Sabha in each district to facilitate NRIs

The Punjab government would soon setup NRI sabha in each district of the state for the facilitation of NRIs besides giving them necessary information regarding their issues relating to Punjab government.

Dalai Lama concerned over terror attack in Canada

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism in Canada, including an attack on parliament. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Nobel Peace laureate, who is currently visiting Canada, expressed concern over the senseless acts of violence.

Sardar Singh to lead India for Oz tour

Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of preparation for the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy 2014, to be held in Bhubaneswar December 6-14.

Akali-BJP ties: Boys must not be boys

The BJP is on song these days. Almost anything the party touches turns to gold, thanks largely to the presence of a modern Midas in its ranks. In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have built an impressive political edifice virtually on the ruins of a party that not too long ago wore the look of eternity in Indian politics. Writes Harcharan Bains.

Election Commission richer by Rs. 1 cr as 1,122 candidates forfeit deposit

The Election Commission has become richer by over Rs. 1 crore as 1,122 candidates lost their security deposit out of a total of 1,351 who contested the assembly elections. A candidate has to give Rs. 10,000 as security deposit, while the amount for a Scheduled Caste candidate it is Rs. 5,000.

Teachers' body flays delay in promotion

In its executive committee meet on Wednesday, Government Teachers Union criticised the education department for sitting over the promotion of Junior Basic Teachers (JBT) for over three months and demanded immediate promotion orders post Diwali.

Schools take lead towards eco-friendly Diwali

This Diwali, social media is flooded with messages, including 'This Diwali burst your ego not crackers', 'Wasteful, harmful and pointless, why burn your money on crackers?' and many such more messages, taking the movement of the safe Diwali to a new level. On the ground, schools are leading initiatives against crackers.

Rangoli-making competition held at PU

In order to inculcate awareness about green Diwali, University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT&VD), Panjab University (PU), organised a rangoli-making competition on the PU campus and celebrated Diwali on Wednesday. The competition was organised by guest faculty of the UIFT department Pardeep Dhiman.

Diwali: Hospitals prepare to deal with burn injuries

In view of Diwali festival, and anticipating emergencies cases of cracker injuries, the city hospitals including Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, have made elaborate arrangements to provide immediate treatment to patients reporting to these hospitals.

Education dept to hire consellors to tackle violence

Keeping in view the increase in violence at government schools in the city of late, the UT education department has started the process to hire 87 counsellors to provide help to students. ile 40 counsellors will be hired for senior secondary schools, the rest will be for high schools.

As admn plans auction of 100 sites, quandary over reserve price

With no realty auction taking place in the past five years, Chandigarh administration is in a quandary over fixing the reserve price for the properties it intends to put under the hammer now.

PM Modi to announce relief package for J-K

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a relief and rehabilitation package for flood-hit victims of the Kashmir floods during his one-day visit to Srinagar on Thursday.

Canadian parliament attack: One attacker shot dead by police; few more at large

One soldier was killed and another injured in a shootout near Canada Parliament on Wednesday. All government buildings in vicinity have been put under lockdown.

No political awakening without spiritual power: BJP leader on dera support

Former state minister and BJP leader Ganeshi Lal has said political awakening will never occur without the spiritual power and if the political system does not wake up to its responsibilities how can a nation or state will be developed?
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