Golden Temple: Work begins to install solar power plant
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday initiated the work to install a solar power plant to supply electricity to the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar.
“On the one hand, it will spread a message among the sangat (community) to use natural resources, and on the other, it will highly reduce electricity expenses,” said SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur.
The 700 kilowatt plant is being installed on the roof of Mata Ganga Niwas inside the complex. The sewa (voluntarily service) is being performed by the US-based United Sikh Mission.
The SGPC had earlier sought permission from the Punjab government to install a higher capacity solar plant at Gurdwara Satlani Sahib near Amritsar.
“A meeting was also held with chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, but so far the permission has not been granted,” said the apex gurdwara body chief. “Once we get the permission, another plant of 2 megawatt power will be installed, and other gurdwaras could be used for this purpose as well.”
Mumbai: The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by Tata Motors, challenging the disqualification of their bids for supplying 1,400 electric buses to the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport. The HC also held that the decision of the civic undertaking to approve bids of Evey Trans company to supply 2,100 electric buses was incorrect and that BEST should consider conducting a new tender process.
In a first, the Delhi police have started registration of the devotees taking part in 'Kanwar Yatra' to enable better coordination among different authorities to provide assistance and facilitation for the pilgrimage. The yatra, which takes place during the Hindu month of Shrawan, is scheduled to begin from July 14 this year. Suman Nalwa, the deputy commissioner of police (public relations), said that the devotees can register themselves at kavad.delhipolice.gov.in through their mobile phones.
Four people were killed in two accidents in Mandi and Shimla districts on Tuesday. Three workers were killed and one was seriously hurt after the pillar of a gate fell on a tipper truck in the Khaliyar locality of Mandi town. The dead were identified as Rishav Kaushik of Mandi, Gurchain Singh of Rupnagar district and Vinod Kumar of Purnea district in Bihar. Locals informed the police after which a rescue operation was launched.
A Mansa court sent four accused, including two shooters, in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case to eight-day remand of the Punjab Police's special investigation team hours after they were brought from Delhi on transit remand on Tuesday. The court sent them into police custody till July 13. Punjab Police arrested them in the Moose Wala murder case after taking permission from the Delhi court, which also granted the transit remand.
The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' in several areas of Karnataka over the next five days. The weather department said the coastal best of the southern state is likely to receive isolated very heavy rainfall from July 7. “Isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Marathwada from 5-8 July; Coastal Karnataka during 7-9 July; South Interior Karnataka during 06 -09 July,” read the IMD bulletin.