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Dust on construction just won’t settle

Dust on construction just won’t settle

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

If Gurugram spent the last decade graduating from being Delhi’s satellite town to a cosmopolitan city with an international identity, it has of late been struggling with the tag of being a “city in perpetual progress” — a city where construction activity, more illegal than legal — just does not seem to end, wherever you go.

Yamunanagar industrialists feel let down

Yamunanagar industrialists feel let down

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has not been able to upgrade the basic infrastructure in the old industrial area and the industrial estate in Yamunanagar.

Jind: A battle of prestige

Jind: A battle of prestige

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

‘Want to develop industrial hub’

For Capt Deepak Sharma,  Army was his first love

For Capt Deepak Sharma, Army was his first love

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

Deepak, son of Naresh Sharma, was born in Bidhlan village of Sonepat district on July 3, 1983. He grew up listening to the stories of valour of his grandfather, who was part of the action during World War II, and at a very young age, decided to follow into his footsteps.

Ex-CRPF official an inspiring athlete

Ex-CRPF official an inspiring athlete

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

Dharampal Malik (67), a resident of Gandhra village in Rohtak district, has become a source of inspiration for the elderly as well as the youth by winning medals in various national and state-level athletics events organised in different parts of the country.

K’shetra village PHC tops in quality standards

K’shetra village PHC tops in quality standards

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

The Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kirmach village in Kurukshetra district has emerged as a role model for other health institutions. Located around 15 km from Kurukshetra, it was adjudged the best rural PHC after it got a score of 94.03 under the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS).

NGO’s initiative for poor kids

NGO’s initiative for poor kids

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

A group of educationists under the aegis of Aarambh, an NGO and educational and welfare society, has started evening classes for children belonging to poor families at Kaimari village of Hisar district.

Five friends behind Ambala’s social group

Five friends behind Ambala’s social group

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

Pandav Dal, a group started by five friends 16 years ago for social service, has been providing warm clothes, shoes and other items to the needy to weather cold conditions during the winter.

Livestock fair with a difference

Livestock fair with a difference

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

The 36th three-day state-level livestock exhibition and fair held at the police lines in Jhajjar recently was different from the routine cattle fair.

Garbage a headache for Jhajjar

Garbage a headache for Jhajjar

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

The Jhajjar Municipal Committee has hired a private firm to collect garbage door-to-door and from public places but heaps of garbage and solid waste can be seen at markets and alongside roads in the city.

Living in a gas chamber called Gurugram

Living in a gas chamber called Gurugram

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

December 30, 2018, was the worst day for 20 lakh residents of Gurugram, as the Air Quality Index (AQI) rose up to 485, making the so-called millennium city the most polluted city of India since October.

No let-up in fatal road mishaps in Rewari

No let-up in fatal road mishaps in Rewari

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

There was no decline in the number of fatal road mishaps in Rewari district in 2018 though the authorities concerned had organised several awareness programmes to make people aware about road safety.

A fight against dengue, malaria in Panipat

A fight against dengue, malaria in Panipat

12 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM

Members of the Sahyog Parivar, a social organisation in Panipat city, are working to eliminate dengue and malaria. They have purchased three fogging machines and two spraying machines and are using them in colonies and adjoining villages.

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Tale of two ‘co-capitals’ — Shimla & Dharamsala

Tale of two ‘co-capitals’ — Shimla & Dharamsala

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

WITH the parliamentary elections due in a few months, the row over giving second capital status to Dharamsala is likely to hog limelight. Congress leaders have already started blaming the present BJP government for failing to implement the decisions of the previous government to give a second capital status to Dharamsala.

Temple wealth vulnerable to thefts

Temple wealth vulnerable to thefts

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

Temples in the state are vulnerable to thefts and a majority of these lack adequate security arrangements. The temples are becoming easy targets for thieves, who lay their hands on the antique and precious idols, gold and silver jewellery apart from cash.

Tribals up in arms in Lahaul valley

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

The tribals in Lahaul valley are up in arms and have accused the contractors, responsible for constructing the 8.82-km Rohtang tunnel, of carrying out illegal mining activity along the Chandra River and near the Sissu tourist village project, which is located near the north portal of the Rohtang tunnel.

Is Gandhi just meant to be a ‘senior sanitary inspector’ in modern context?

Is Gandhi just meant to be a ‘senior sanitary inspector’ in modern context?

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

The BJP is more interested in projecting Mahatma Gandhi as a ‘senior sanitary inspector’ than in exhibiting his real work and that is India! This is what Irfan Habib, quite perturbed at the contemporary developments, said at a seminar commemorating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi.

Come winter season & poachers are on the prowl

Come winter season & poachers are on the prowl

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

The winter chill and snowfall in higher reaches push birds and wild animals to the lower and warmer areas. With the annual migration of these animals to wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and forests, poachers and wildlife traders are on a rampage, hunting rare and endangered wildlife species that make them their easy targets.

Forest fires no more?

Forest fires no more?

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

In a much-needed relief to the Forest Department, 25 high specific density pellet units are being set up across the state to deal with the problem of inflammable pine needles, which cause havoc every summer. These units will facilitate their use as a fuel.

Now, ‘connect’ with eminent personalities

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

Tourists visiting the picturesque locales in Himachal can now choose a place connected with an eminent personality or a heritage site, as circuits are being prepared, which will link the connection of people such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Rudyard Kipling and Ruskin Bond with the state.

Kasauli’s pride — Captain Sumeet RoyKNOW YOUR HEROES

Kasauli’s pride — Captain Sumeet Roy

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

Awarded the coveted Vir Chakra posthumously for his bravery, Captain Sumeet Roy continues to inspire many. Born to SK Roy on September 10, 1977, at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh, Sumeet passed his senior secondary from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Faridkot, and then went on to join the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla (Pune). On December 12, 1998, Sumeet was commissioned into 18th Battalion of the Garhwal Rifles, the battalion which was awarded the Chief of Army Staff Unit citation for praiseworthy performance of its men in the Kargil war.

Of litterateurs and literary sessionsVIGNETTES

Of litterateurs and literary sessions

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

SHIMLA, being the summer capital of India, had witnessed several literary festivals before independence. A galaxy of writers visited the town when a three-day literary festival was held here in 1938, in which Nirala, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Yashpal, Ramchandra Shukla, Shivmangal Singh ''Suman'', Purushottam Das Tondon and many others participated.

Agri varsity takes the lead

Agri varsity takes the lead

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University (CSKHPAU) has taken the lead among all agricultural universities of the country by initiating research on natural farming.

Young blood on a mission!

Young blood on a mission!

12 Jan 2019 | 8:42 AM

A group of over 800 young blood donors in Nurpur has set an exemplar in the state, as they are instrumental in saving hundreds of lives by meeting the emergency needs of patients admitted to different government and private hospitals within and outstate the state.

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