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Punjab: Top education official pushes for computer aided learning in schools
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

A letter from the top official, dated November 15, has been sent to District Education Officers (DEOs) and heads of elementary schools.

Govt negotiated a very good Rafale aircraft deal: IAF chief
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

"In fact, the price of 36 aircraft is lower than in the MMRCA contract as we are getting 50 per cent off-set and service facility, and I think the government has negotiated a very good deal.”

Paddy production in Punjab highest since 2014
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The higher procurement of paddy this year is being attributed to favourable weather during the harvesting season and also good varieties of paddy.

Punjab: Smog delays wheat sowing, but farmers reluctant to blame straw burning
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Sowing down to 40% as farmers wait for sun to break through, unions say farmers unfairly targeted.

Jalandhar: Dates not announced yet, political battles start for municipal elections
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Although the dates for the impending elections for Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) are yet to be announced by the government political battles has already started.

Kapurthala police: 100 ATM robberies over past three years solved in three months
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The police recovered over Rs 35 lakh and Rs 4 crore property was attached by the court in connection with ATM theft cases.

Despite large promotion, Super SMS fails to check stubble burning menace in Punjab
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The Punjab government had even given Rs. 50,000 subsidy for fitting Super SMS with harvesters during this harvesting season which starts in September end and almost has ended now.

RSS leaders’ killings: At British national Jagtar Singh’s ancestral village, grand-aunt vouches for his innocence
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Jagtar Singh was born to a Punjabi couple and brought up in United Kingdom who lived with his parents in Glasgow ever since.

Notebandi no issue now, GST had minor impact: Satpal Singh Satti
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti, who is contesting from the Una constituency, talks to The Indian Express about the impact of GST and demonetisation.

With model booths, Una tries to push up poll percentage
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Una DC and District Election Officer Vikas Labroo had also organised several programmes including rallies under ‘Systemaic Voters Education and Electoral participation (SVEEP)’ process to ask people to come out and vote.

Congress ‘stars’ give Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu turf a miss
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

“I am a star campaigner myself and being state chief, I am supposed to visit other constituencies along with taking care of my own,” Sukhu said.

BJP pitch for P K Dhumal: For good roads, vote for sadkonwala CM
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

State BJP chief Satnam Singh Satti told The Indian Express that though they had promised to complete a four- lane road from Shimla to Pathnkot via Kangra by 2016, the project could not be started yet.

Five youths from Doaba go missing while on their way to US
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Families request External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to act against the travel agents.

I can see the spark in BJP cadre after announcement of Dhumal ji’s name, says Anurag Thakur
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

"Modi factor is very much there in Himachal, PM’s works are appreciated here. Earlier, they were saying there was no Modi factor in UP, Uttarakhand and Assam, but we won everywhere because of this factor only."

‘Chitta’ big issue in four out of five Una seats
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Drug addicts are involved in hooliganism at night, while the police remain silent,” said a government school teacher. Prof Sharma said, “Over two dozen youths have already lost their life due to this menace. It is high time we wake up.”

Highest field fires recorded on a single night in Punjab: 4,500
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

“PPCB has been making all efforts to control it but still there are several factors coming in the way,” he said, adding that a thick smog blanket had not only covered Malwa region but state capital Chandigarh as well.

When you think of Congress, you can only think of graft: PM Modi
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

PM Modi's message at all three rallies — at Una, Palampur and Kullu in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh — was the same, that of tackling corruption.

Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: BJP promises ‘CMO’ in Sujanpur if Prem Kumar Dhumal wins
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

“Why do people need to travel 200 km to Shimla, the state capital, where CM office and residence is located, when the CM’s office will come to them to listen their problems at Sujanpur’s Chougan,” Dhumal’s younger son, Arun Dhumal said

Will sleep peacefully after 4 years: Parents
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Jagat Singh’s 32-year old daughter, Parwinder Kaur, had died in December 2013 after suffering full thickness burns to 90 per cent of her body at a Rouse Hill house, in Sydney's north-west.

BJP’s Himachal CM face Prem Kumar Dhumal banks on sons to oversee Sujanpur campaign
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Busy campaigning for the party across the state, Dhumal will only find time on two days in the last week of campaign before the polls — November 6 and 7 — to campaign in Sujanpur.

It’s advantage BJP in lower Himachal, for now
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

In Hamirpur and Una districts, which are both part of lower Himachal, the BJP and Congress had won five seats each out of 10 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in 2012 Assembly elections.

Ask BJP MLA how he spent development grant: Himachal Congress chief Sukhu in Naudan
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

There are 120 booths in 60 villages of this constituency which have 85,432 voters, including 43,086 female and 42,346 male voters

Hamirpur district: Women voters hold key
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

As per data available with the Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, there are a total of 1,90,661 ‘general women voters’ against 1,83 055 ‘general male voters’.

Ahead of wheat sowing season: Punjab to distribute 2.80-lakh quintals of subsidised seeds
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

The subsidy will be provided on varieties such as HD 3086, HD 2967, PWD 725, PWD 677 and Wh 1105. Among these varieties, the most popular are HD 3086 and HD 2967.

Ahead of wheat sowing season, Punjab to provide 2.80 lakh quintal of subsidised seeds to famers
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The agriculture ministry will give a subsidy of Rs 1000 per quintal, which means a farmer will be able to procure the seeds at Rs 1,600. Presently, per quintal of seed costs between Rs 2,600 to 2,700

Stubble burning: Punjab’s Taran Taran, Firozpur, Faridkot districts accounted for 35% of field fires on Diwali
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

A spike in field burning has been noticed in the nine days after Diwali, with over 1,000 fires detected across the state through satellite images

Punjab farmers slam hike in wheat MSP, say ‘rubbing salt on our wounds’
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Jagmohan Singh said they would protest at Parliament Street from November 20-22 and submit memorandums to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding to implement Dr Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations.

Interview: Differences with CM won’t affect party position, says Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

"Credibility, clean image, party’s faith in me and my supporters from state have allowed me to survive against those who pretended that without them there is no Congress in the state," says Himachal Congress chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.

Himachal Pradesh elections 2017: Amid show of strength, Prem Kumar Dhumal files nomination from Sujanpur Vidhan Sabha
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Hundreds of BJP supporters, including women, reached the rally spot and youths on motorcycles joined his cavalcade at several places on the way.

Himachal Pradesh polls: Those responsible should explain delay in naming CM face, says Prem Kumar Dhumal
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Former Himachal Pradesh CM discusses his election plans and priorities.

58 years after his death, martyr’s village names school after him, dedicates memorial
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Sarwan Dass from Kittna village in Hoshiarpur district was among 10 CRPF men killed by Chinese in 1959

As Islamic State collapses, MEA collects DNA from families of the 39 missing Indians
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

The MEA has been in touch with local missions in Syria and Iraq, besides seeking help from American authorities for coordination on the ground, ministry sources said.

Fireworks, straw burning worsen Punjab Diwali air
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The mean Air Quality Index of Punjab, as per data released by PPCB, was 328 this Diwali day. The figure puts the state in “very poor quality” zone going by the quality zones categorization.

Doaba records lowest number of field fires in Punjab during paddy harvesting this year
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Of the 2892 field fires, only 165 were recorded in Doaba, which comprises four districts of Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Nawanshahr

Timings for crackers: Gurdwaras launch awareness drive
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Although villagers were surprised by this development as they had never heard such announcements in the past, some welcomed the move

Surprised & happy, says Gurmehar Kaur on making it to the Times Magazine list of 10 next generation leaders
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

“I am very happy and proud and so is my family, especially my mother. But at the same time, this puts a lot of responsibility on my shoulders,” said 20-year-old Gurmehar.