Himachal Pradesh and Punjab appear set for a face-off over the Shanan power project

As the 99-year lease on British era hydropower project situated in Himachal Pradeshs Mandi district but under Punjabs control draws to a close in 2024, both neighbouring States lay claim to it

The Hindu 1 Jun 2023 2:02 am

Travel Tips: These are the five most miraculous temples of India, in front of whose secrets big giants were battered..

There is such a beautiful and grand temple in India, which attracts people to it. To see these temples, a large number of people come not only from the country but also from abroad. There are many such temples, which are considered miraculous and mysterious. Today we are going to tell you about some such temples, which are full of mysteries, but no one has been able to solve those mysteries to date. The lighting of lamp in Jwalaji temple There is a temple dedicated to Maa Durga in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, which is known as Jwala Ji Mandir or Jwalamukhi Mandir. A lamp is burning in the center of this temple, which is said to have been burning since ancient times and continues to burn forever. This lamp emits a blue flame. It's just a mystery. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi The Virupaksha Temple at Hampi in Karnataka is a mystery in itself. It is said that there are some pillars in this temple from which music emanates. It is known as the pillar of music. It is said about these pillars that once the British opened them and found out how music comes out of the pillars, they were also surprised to see inside because there was nothing inside. The pillar was hollow. Sivagangai Temple Sivagangai Temple is built on a small hill at a distance of about 55 km from Karnataka. It is said that the entire hill here looks like a Shivling. It is said about this temple that after offering ghee on the Shiva Linga present here, it mysteriously turns into butter. It is still a mystery today. Lepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh The Lepakshi Temple in Andhra Pradesh is an architectural wonder. There is a hanging pillar in the temple complex, which does not rest on the ground. Apart from this, there is also a stone with footprints on it. This footprint is said to be of Mother Sita. Surprisingly, this footprint is always wet. No matter how dry it is, it fills itself with water. Where this water comes from remains a mystery even today. Hasanamba Temple Hasanamba Temple located in Hassan, Karnataka is full of mysteries. The temple is open only for one week in the year (on Diwali) and then after the puja, the doors of the temple are closed, only to reopen the following year. It is said that a lamp is lit before closing the doors of the temple, but the surprising thing is that when the door is opened after a year, the lamp keeps on burning, and only a limited amount of oil remains in it. Are being given. Apart from this, flowers offered to Hasanamba Devi remain fresh even after a year. PC Social media

Kalam Times 31 May 2023 8:57 pm

'Can't bear this irreplaceable loss.' Vaibhavi Upadhyaya's fianc Jay Gandhi says he is coping, thanks family & friends for support

Jay Gandhi, the fianc of Vaibhavi Upadhyaya, who died in a car accident in Himachal Pradesh, has thanked people for their outpouring of love and condolences in a social media post. He wrote that the kind words have helped him stay strong and offered comfort.

The Economic Times 31 May 2023 6:03 pm

Intense rainfall may continue in Himachal

Shimla, May 31 (IANS)Intense rainfall with thunderstorms and gusty winds may continue in hills of Himachal Pradesh, a weather official said here on Wednesday. Many places []

SarkariTel 31 May 2023 11:17 am

PM Modi will take out a rally in Ajmer today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Ajmer district today. Where the work of worship in Brahma temple and lake in Pushkar is about to be completed. Prime Minister Modi is also going to be welcomed from Pushkar to Ajmer. For which BJP leaders and workers are engaged in preparing by laying eyelids. In a big public meeting to be held at Kayad Sthal in Ajmer, Prime Minister Modi will tell the people about the achievements of his central government in the last nine years and is also going to show the road map of development. At the same time, he will leave no stone unturned to surround the Congress government in Rajasthan. Modi is also going to make a political attack on his friend CM Ashok Gehlot's ongoing fight for the chair in former Deputy Chief Minister Chin Pilot. Modi can also take a dig at the loss suffered by Rajasthan due to this four-and-a-half-year-old battle. Reports say that a report on all the political issues of Rajasthan has already been prepared and conveyed to Prime Minister Modi by the Rajasthan BJP organization. Based on this, the strategists have prepared his speech. Prime Minister Modi's focus will be on the fact that the central government is making every effort for the development of the state. But due to the Congress government in Rajasthan, it has also started getting hampered. Therefore, in the upcoming assembly elections, the people should form a BJP government by connecting the link between the state and the center. The BJP is going to contest elections in Rajasthan on the basis of the achievements and schemes of PM Narendra Modi's central government. So far, the BJP has been preparing to contest elections in Rajasthan only on the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but some reports say that after the defeat of Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka, there is talk of some change in this strategy. It is being said that Prime Minister Modi can now point towards a local leadership or face from Rajasthan. The BJP is trying to raise the local leadership and take it in front of the public. Because in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, local issues can dominate more than national. There is a big difference between issues and agendas in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The BJP has seen this in the last election. Because despite the Modi wave across the country and the state, the Congress government was formed in Rajasthan. While in the Lok Sabha elections, the public voted for the BJP in large numbers in the name of PM Modi and won with a bumper majority. Visakhapatnam to host Int'l Organic Mahotsav-2023 from June 2 India to Host SCO Summit VirtualLY On July 4 PM Narendra Modi to address public meeting in Ajmer today

News Track 31 May 2023 11:10 am

From Jantar Mantar to Haridwar, a timeline of wrestlers' protest

The wrestlers shared a post on Twitter regarding the chain of events that have unfolded in recent days and the way authorities handled the situation. NEW DELHI: The protesting ace grapplers on Tuesday decided to push back their plan of immersing their medals in the Ganga as a mark of protest against WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh after farmer leader Naresh Tikait intervened and secured a five-day ultimatum from them. The wrestlers are pressing for the removal and arrest of the WFI chief over allegations of sexual harassment. The farmer leader took the medals from the wrestlers and sought five days to meet their demand. Olympians Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat reached Haridwar on Tuesday to immerse their all medals, including those won in the quadrennial event, in the Ganges. The wrestlers shared a post on Twitter regarding the chain of events that have unfolded in recent days and the way authorities handled the situation. The protesting wrestlers said in the post they will visit Haridwar and throw their medals in the Ganga at 6 pm on Tuesday. They also vowed to sit on a hunger strike at India Gate after consigning their medals to the waters. In their post, the wrestlers said, You saw everything that happened on May 28, how police treated us and the way they arrested us. We were protesting peacefully, our place has been taken away and the next day serious cases and FIR were filed against us. Have the wrestlers committed any crime by demanding justice for the sexual harassment that happened to them? The police and the system are treating us like criminals, while the oppressor is taking jibe moving freely. He is even openly talking about changing the POSCO Act. Yesterday, many of our women wrestlers were hiding in the fields. The system should arrest the oppressor but it is engaged in breaking and intimidating the victim women to end their protest, the grapplers said adding that these medals are left with no meaning. It is not less than death for us thinking of returning medals but how can we live compromising our self-respect? We don't need these medals anymore. If we speak against exploitation, they prepare to put us in jail, the wrestlers said. We are going to shed these medals in the Ganga. Our medals which we earned after hard work are as sacred as River Ganga. These medals are sacred for the entire country and the right place to keep the sacred medal can be the holy Ganga and not our unholy system which masquerades us and stands with our oppressor after taking advantage of us. The medal is our life, our soul. We will sit on hunger strike at India gate till death, the wrestlers added. The following is a timeline of the wrestlers' protest that began in January and has since become a major headache for the central government; January 18: Star Indian wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, sit on a protest near the iconic Jantar Mantar in the national capital against the WFI and its chief. The wrestlers accuse the WFI president and unnamed coaches of sexually abusing women athletes and also issuing death threats. However, Brij Bhushan denies all the allegations. Meanwhile, responding to the allegations levelled by the wrestlers, the Sports Ministry seeks an explanation from the WFI and directed it to furnish its reply within 72 hours. January 19: The wrestlers meet officials of the Sports Ministry and are given assurances. However, they are not satisfied with these assurances. Sakshi Malik says, They only assured us of action but we did not get any satisfactory response from their side. We are not happy. We want to shut down WFI and all of its state associations. We want a fresh start. READ HERE | Dragged and detained, wrestlers in no mood to relent The wrestlers also ask to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. However, Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur convinces them to have a dialogue with him first. The Sports minister holds talks with the grapplers in a late-night meeting spanning four hours. Thakur drove down to Himachal Pradesh to meet the wrestlers. During the deliberations, the wrestlers seek the formation of a neutral committee to investigate the charges against the WFI chief. January 20: The Sports minister waits at his residence for an entire day to meet the wrestlers. However, they refuse to come for further talks. They finally appear at a press conference with the Sports minister, saying that they are happy with the outcome of the meeting and will cooperate with the oversight committee during its probe and also present evidence to support their allegations against the WFI chief. The wrestlers demand that Brij Bhushan Saran be removed immediately as WFI president. The Sports minister assures them that Singh would step aside from the day-to-day functioning of the WFI pending investigation. January 21: The wrestlers call off their protests after receiving assurances from the Sports Ministry that their grievances would be addressed and an Oversight Committee would be formed to probe the wrestlers' allegations against the WFI chief. January 23: The Oversight Committee is formed with Olympian Mary Kom as the chairperson and Yogeshwar Dutt, Trupti Murgunde, Commander Rajesh Rajagopalan and Radhica Sreeman (Both veteran sports administrators) as members. However, the wrestlers are not happy with the inclusion of grappler Yogeshwar Dutt and want one member from their side. Babita Phogat is drafted into the panel on the request of wrestlers. January 24: The wrestlers say they were assured they would be consulted before the five-member panel was formed. January 27: Despite being part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme of the Government and given a monthly Out of Pocket allowance of Rs 50,000 (which they are still drawing), Bajrang and Vinesh withdraw from the Zagreb Open [which started on February 1], the first Ranking Series of the year, saying they are not ready for the competition. February 9: The oversight committee hears the women wrestlers' complaints. The wrestlers later request a second hearing which was conducted on February 20 by the Oversight Committee. February 20: Even as the probe by the Oversight Committee was underway, Bajrang, Vinesh, Ravi and Sakshi choose to skip the year's second Ranking Series event -- the Ibrahim-Moustafa tournament -- from February 23 to 26. This was the second event they opted out of in as many months. ALSO READ | BJP MP Brij Bhushan seen at new Parliament as Olympian wrestlers manhandled, detained February 23: The oversight committee summons Brij Bhushan Saran and other witnesses named by the wrestlers in their deposition. February 24: The committee continues questioning the witnesses. February 23: The Sports Ministry grants the Oversight Committee a two-week extension to probe the charges against the WFI chief and file a report. Meanwhile, UWW, the global body of wrestling, takes away India's hosting rights of the 2023 Asian Wrestling Championships, amid the controversy around the WFI, denying the country a chance to host a global wrestling event. The event, which was to be held in New Delhi from March 28 to April 2, was eventually moved to Astana in Kazakhstan. March 21: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Target Olympic Podium Scheme approve Bajrang and Vinesh's request for an International training camp. Bajrang is cleared to train in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan for 16 days, while Vinesh gets the go-ahead to train at the Olympic Preparation Center in Spala, Poland for 11 days. However, even after all formalities were completed for the two trips, Vinesh and Bajrang refuse to go for the training. April 8: Talking to ESPN, a global sports broadcaster, Vinesh said she chose to skip the foreign tour as she felt it was important for her to be around to track any developments with regard to the probe into the complaints against the WFI president. April 9: The Asian Wrestling Championships begin in Astana, Kazakhstan without Bajrang, Ravi or Vinesh leading the Indian challenge. The trio did not qualify for the event after skipping the trials. April 23: Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, his wife Sangeeta Phogat, and Sakshi Malik return to Jantar Mantar to continue their protest against the WFI and Brij Bhushan. The wrestlers accuse Brij Bhushan of sexually harassing seven women wrestlers, including a minor, saying they submitted a complaint at New Delhi's Connaught Place police station two days ago but the police were yet to file an FIR. This time, however, they were not joined by any other wrestlers in the protest. Addressing a press conference, Sakshi said, We lodged a complaint at CP police station. It has been two days, but no FIR has been registered as yet. Seven women, including a minor, have complained of sexual harassment. It makes for a POSCO case, but nothing has been done yet. A person can be arrested in a POSCO case only if the complaint is lodged within 24 hours. However, in this case, it was lodged after a few years. April 24: The Sports Ministry, in a letter to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief PT Usha, says the WFI affairs will be handled by an ad-hoc committee appointed by the IOA. The letter states that elections that were scheduled for May 7 were declared void and that the Oversight Committee, which had submitted its report, will now cease to exist. Usha also said the IOA would hold an Executive Council meeting on April 27 to discuss the future course of action. April 25: The Supreme Court agrees to hear a petition filed by wrestlers seeking registration of an FIR against Brij Bhushan over allegations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers. A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud says that the allegations raised by the wrestlers are serious and require the court's consideration. It directs that the case be listed on April 28 after notice is sent to relevant authorities. The case is mentioned by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who says no FIR has been lodged despite the sexual harassment allegations. He adds that the victims, whose names had been redacted from the judicial records, included a minor. April 26: The protesting wrestlers step up their protest citing inaction by the authorities over their complaints, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Minister for Women and Child Development to intervene in the matter. April 27: The IOA forms a three-member ad-hoc committee to handle the day-to-day affairs of the WFI and conduct its elections within the next 45 days. The committee members are Suma Shirur, Bhupendra Singh Bajwa and a retired High Court judge, who will be named in the coming days. PT Usha also condemns the wrestler's protests. April 29 - May 1: Political leaders, including AAP Leader Arvind Kejriwal, and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, head to Jantar Mantar to support wrestlers, turning it into a political programme. READ MORE | United World Wrestlingcondemns detention of protesting wrestlers, threatens to ban WFI May 4: The Supreme Court disposes of a plea filed by women wrestlers against Brij Bhushan, asking them to approach a lower court. We have no faith in the Supreme Court. We will invite Khap Panchayats to join us, say the protesting grapplers. May 7: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait joins the wrestlers at Jantar Mantar. May 23: Wrestlers hold a candlelight march. Khap leaders join the protest. May 28: Wrestlers plan to march and protest in front of the new Parliament, despite the imposition of Section 144 in the area. Delhi Police cracks down on the marching wrestlers, detaining them. May 30: Wrestlers arrive in Haridwar to immerse their medals in the Ganga. However, they later issue a five-day ultimatum to the Centre to act against the WFI chief following the intervention of farmer leader Naresh Tikait. Initially, in January, the wrestlers said they wanted a neutral investigation following which an oversight Committee was formed to probe the charges against the WFI chief. Brij Bhushan Saran was also called for a hearing. Later in April, the wrestlers demanded that an FIR be lodged against Brij Bhushan saying that they won't leave Jantar Mantar till a complaint is filed. They also added that they don't trust the Delhi Police and only have faith in the Supreme Court. Thereafter, two FIRs were filed by Delhi Police against the WFI chief. After the registration of the FIRs, the wrestlers came up with a fresh demand saying that they want Brij Bhushan arrested (without an investigation) and removed from every post that he holds (including that of an MP). They added that they want him to be punished for all cases pending against him, and only then they will leave. Vinesh Phogat said, We thought since we are Olympic medalists, we will be heard if we say something against Brij Bhushan, and not him. Again, the wrestlers had initially said in January that theirs was an apolitical protest and they were not seeking the intervention of any political leader or party. However, in April, they said they made a mistake and wanted all parties to support them in their protest against the WFI chief. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CPM leader Brinda Karat, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress leaders Navjot Singh Sindhu, Kumari Sailja, and AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj visited the grapplers and voiced support to their movement.

The New Indian Express 31 May 2023 11:07 am

Indian Army set to get new deputy chief, 4 corps commanders

It was earlier under the South Western Command but after post eastern Ladakh standoff in 2020, it has been shifted under the Northern Command. NEW DELHI: The Indian Army is slated to witness a change of command at senior levels in June, which includes four new officers assuming the charge of the Corps as the General Officers Commanding (GOCs). The force will get a new Deputy Chief (Information System and Coordination), as Lieutenant General Rakesh Kapoor currently the Commander in Chief of the Jodhpur-based XII Corps, will assume charge next month. He will be replaced by Major General Mohit Malhotra, currently posted as the Additional DG of Public Information. The Army has three Deputy Chiefs. Major General Mohit Malhotra and three other officers have been confirmed to be promoted as the Lt Gens on Monday and they will be assuming the command of their respective corps on June 9. The Srinagar-based XV Corps, looking after the Line of Control with Pakistan and anti-terrorism operations in the Valley will be taken over by Maj General Rajiv Ghai. Lt General Amardeep Singh Aujala is the new MGS (Master General Sustenance) in the Army Headquarters, New Delhi. Lt General Gajendra Joshi is commanding the Mathura-based 1 (Strike) Corps and is being shifted as the new Director General (DG) of the Territorial Army. Major General Sanjay Mitra will be taking over as the new 1 Corps Commander. It is one of the four strike Corps, which are mandated to pierce into the enemy area as the war begins. It was earlier under the South Western Command but after post eastern Ladakh standoff in 2020, it has been shifted under the Northern Command. Maj General SP Singh is to assume the command of the Yol, Himachal Pradesh-based IX Corps as the present Lt General PP Singh, the present Corps Commander, will be taking over as the new DG Operations and Logistics. The 1.2 million-strong Indian Army is organised into six operational and one training command. Below it, the fighting formations of the Indian Army are organized into 14 Corps which are commanded by a Lt General rank officer. A Command is headed by a General Officer Commanding in Chief, General Officer Commanding or the Corps Commander.

The New Indian Express 31 May 2023 7:55 am

Forest dept has prepared mapping system to control forest fires: HP CM

The Himachal Pradesh forests department has prepared a mapping system to control forest fires, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said on Tuesday. He said maps have been prepared for sensitive forests, and places in these forests that are prone to fires have been marked and linked to areas from where the fires can be controlled. Though it is not possible to control them entirely, the key is to stay alert, Sukhu said, adding that the department has also constituted a Rapid Fire Action Team. Wildfires are a natural occurrence but they have become more extreme and widespread in recent years and mass contact programmes can be a key achiever in controlling these fires to a large extent, the chief minister said in a statement here.

Business Standard 30 May 2023 11:57 pm

Justice MS Ramachandra Rao sworn in as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court

Justice MS Ramachandra Rao sworn in as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court

The Economic Times 30 May 2023 7:36 pm

Justice Rao sworn in as Himachal Pradesh HC Chief Justice

Shimla, May 30 (IANS)Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao on Tuesday was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. Before his elevation, he was []

SarkariTel 30 May 2023 7:23 pm

Best hill stations to enjoy summer vacations: - Enjoy a summer holiday in this hill station

If there is a summer vacation, then we all want to go somewhere outside for a walk. Usually, in this situation, the first thing that comes to mind is to go to the hill station. Usually, people go to Shimla, Manali or Ooty during summer holidays in India. But these are such beautiful places, but there are a lot of crowds here during the summer holidays. Due to this your money is also spent more, on the other hand, you do not enjoy that much. Hence, you must choose the right destination. You may not know, but apart from these few selected hill stations in India, there are many such hill stations, about which people are not even aware. In such a situation, people go here in very small numbers and you can easily enjoy summer vacation here- Mashobra Spending summer holidays in Himachal Pradesh is a pleasure of its own. Mashobra located here is a very beautiful place. This quaint little town is connected to Shimla via the Hindustan-Tibet Road. Let us tell you that this road was built by Lord Dalhousie in 1850. If you are here, you will get to see trees like deodar, oak, rhododendron, etc., which make your eyes feel relaxed. This is such a place, where the person who comes here wishes to stay for a few more days. Landour Landour is located in Uttarakhand and it is at a distance of about 6 km from Mussoorie. It is a place which is in no way less than an Ai hill station. Coming here, you can not only admire the beauty of nature, but the serene atmosphere here will also allow you to bring out the artist in you. If you want to spend a good time away from the tension of work and the hustle and bustle of the city, then you must plan to visit Landour. Aru Valley If you want to do something fun during summer vacations then you must plan to visit Aru Valley in Kashmir. In this hill station, you get a village-like atmosphere similar to Pahalgam, but here you can experience a lot. For example, from horse riding to trekking, bird watching and much more can be done here. Since the atmosphere here is very beautiful, you can also click some nice pictures here. Even though this hill station is not very popular, but still when you come here, your entire money is recovered. Araku Valley When it comes to visiting hill stations, then you must also include Araku Valley in your travel bucket list. Araku Valley is located in Andhra Pradesh and this hill station is known for its coffee plantations, waterfalls and caves. From Sangda Waterfall to Borra Caves, Katiki Waterfall and many other beautiful places, you can visit here. So now you also go to these places during the summer holidays and enjoy summer vacation. Also, share your experiences with us. Image credit- wikipedia

Kalam Times 30 May 2023 6:07 pm

How Kharge, Rahul brought Gehlot, Pilot together with assurance of justice

The meeting to bring the two warring leaders together ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in Rajasthan has brought a much needed relief to the party leadership which deliberated and discussed the issues for over four hours.AfteThe meeting to bring the two warring leaders together ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in Rajasthan has brought a much needed relief to the party leadership which deliberated and discussed the issues for over four hours.After the meeting, party General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal announced that the Congress will fight unitedly in Rajasthan as he was flanked by both state leaders with smiles on their faces.According to party sources, it was Kharge, who first initiated the talks with Gehlot and was later joined by Gandhi.The two senior leaders, after discussing with Gehlot for over one and half hours, asked Pilot to join the meeting.Once, Pilot came, the party source said that the party chief and Rahul Gandhi then held meeting with him separately before bringing both the leaders together.The source said that in Monday night's meeting the party leaders didn't discuss the points raised by Pilot in last few weeks.The source said that Gandhi dubbed both Gehlot and Pilot as assets to the party and told them that the way in which the Congress won in Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka by sidelining the differences, it need to win Rajasthan together and need to defeat the BJP, which is grappling with internal fights.The source said that both the leaders were told by Gandhi that it has got better prospects in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and need to focus completely on Rajasthan.The source said that Gandhi also told Gehlot that he will fulfill the promises that he has made to Pilot and also assured him that his dues will be considered.He told Pilot and Gehlot that they need to sideline their differences and work together to defeat BJP and leave every other issues to be handled by Kharge and him.The source also said that leaders also discussed the victory in Karnataka, and the divisive politics of the BJP-RSS in the country.The source said that as expected by Pilot, the leaders didn't discussed the issues raised by the former Rajasthan state unit chief.The source also said that no formula was discussed during the meeting of the five leaders inside the room.However, senior leaders remained tight-lipped on the last night developments.The Congress state unit has been in a state of turmoil since July 2020, when Pilot staged a revolt seeking a leadership change in the state.Following the revolt, Pilot, who was the Deputy Chief Minister, was removed from the post. He was also removed as the state Congress President.Since then, there has been tensions within the state party unit and crisis deepened in September last year before the party President's election.--IANSaks/vd

Ianslive 30 May 2023 4:36 pm

IMD issues alert for heavy rains in these districts of MP

Bhopal: Instead of heat in Nautapa in Madhya Pradesh, there is a storm and rain. Satna received 0.4 mm rainfall, Guna 0.2 mm and Seoni 2.4 mm. Now the Meteorological Department has predicted strong winds and rain in Gwalior Chambal division for the next three days. Due to this, the weather will also change in other districts of the state. Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, received winds at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour on the previous day. Due to this, trees fell in many places and electricity wires were broken in Shajapur district. At the same time, due to the storm in Ujjain, the statues in Mahakal Lok were broken. Rewa district received more than 1 inch of rainfall last Sunday. Now the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert in Gwalior Chambal division, predicting strong winds and rain for the next 3 days. Due to this, bad weather is also expected in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Ujjain. According to the warning of the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of hail with rain in Guna and Sheopur districts. Along with this, light rains with strong winds are expected in Bhopal, Ujjain, Narmada Puram, Rewa, Mandla and Seoni. Meteorological Department scientist Ved Prakash Singh said that the western disturbance has become active as a trough line over Himachal Pradesh and Iraq Pakistan. Due to this, the cyclonic circulation is also active over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Due to the change in weather patterns, the temperature of many cities including the state capital Bhopal, Indore has come down. On Monday, the temperature in Sidhi Khargone was more than 40 degrees. Jabalpur recorded 37.3 degrees Celsius, Bhopal 36.7 degrees Celsius, Indore 35.0 degrees Celsius and Gwalior 35.8 degrees Celsius. With this, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain with strong winds in Gwalior Chambal division for the next 3 days. RBI's Balance Sheet scales up 2.5% to Rs.63.45-La-Cr in FY23 Bihar's CM announces Rs. 2-La ex-gratia to families of those killed in Jammu bus accident. Fake doctor Mohammad Shamim, who was treating patient for two years at Paras Hospital in Patna, has now busted

News Track 30 May 2023 4:11 pm

Justice M S Ramachandra Rao sworn in as 28th CJ of Himachal High Court

Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla administered the oath of office to Justice Rao at an impressive ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in the presence of Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. SHIMLA:Justice Mamidanna Satya Ratna Sri Ramachandra Rao was sworn in as the 28th Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court here on Tuesday. Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla administered the oath of office to Justice Rao at an impressive ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in the presence of Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena conducted the proceedings of the oath ceremony and read out the Warrant of Appointment issued by the President of India both in Hindi and English, a statement issued here said. Born on August 7, 1966 in Hyderabad, Justice Rao did his BSc (Hons.) in Mathematics from Bhavans New Science College, Osmania, and LL.B from University College of Law, Osmania University Hyderabad in 1989. Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla with Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao during the latter's swearing-in ceremony as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (Photo | PTI) Son of former Supreme Court judge Justice M Jagannadha Rao, who also served as Chairman of the Law Commission of India, Justice Rao was enrolled as an Advocate in September 1989 and Later secured an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge UK in 1991. He was awarded the Cambridge CommonWealth Scholarship and the Bank of Credit and Commerce International Scholarship for the study of the LL.M.course. He was also awarded the Pegasus Scholarship by the Scholarship Trust, London. Justice M S Ramachandra Rao was elevated as Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in June 2012 and was appointed to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice for the State of Telangana from August 31, 2021. He also served as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Courts as well. His grandfather was also a judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh from 1960-1961. After being administered the oath, the new chief justice was accorded a full court welcome at the High Court.

The New Indian Express 30 May 2023 3:57 pm

Top 10 Adventure Sports In Himachal Pradesh That You Can Try Out This Summer

Whether you seek the thrill of paragliding, the rush of river rafting, or the challenges of rock climbing, this stunning state has something for everyone

News18 30 May 2023 2:59 pm

Summer Travel Guide: Snowfall occurs in these places of India even in May-June, winter is felt in summer..

Summer Travel Guide: Do not feel like leaving the house in the summer season. Due to high temperatures, the atmosphere becomes very hot. Neither can stay outside for long in the scorching sun and humidity nor does it feel like staying at home. In such a situation, in the summer season, people plan to travel and go on a journey. However, the temperature in your city can be almost the same in other places as well. Tourists plan to go to a hill station to escape the heat, as they feel that hill stations have lower temperatures and winter-like weather. Even though the temperature is somewhat lower in the hill station as compared to the plains, sunshine, and heat are also there naturally. In such a situation, in the summer season, choose a place where the weather is cold. To avoid the heat, sun, and humidity, you can visit places that make you feel cold in the months of May-June. Here are some cool tourist destination options. Rohtang Pass Situated between Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Rohtang Pass is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of 13000 feet. Rohtang Pass remains covered with snow almost throughout the year due to heavy snowfall. The spectacular natural views and glaciers here are popular among tourists. One can enjoy adventure sports like skating, snow scooter, and skiing here. Drass Jammu and Kashmir is a very cold state. There are many beautiful places here, for tourists from all over the country and abroad to come to visit. Drass is the last coldest hill station in Jammu and Kashmir. Drass is a famous tourist destination where people can go to see snow during summer. Drass has low temperatures in June and can feel like winter. Auli People reach the Auli hill station of Uttarakhand to see snowfall in winter, while the temperature of this hill station is low even in summer. The cool climate here makes the tourists feel relaxed in the summer. Apart from this, the views of Auli are also very beautiful. You will like Auli Hill Station surrounded by natural beauty, tree plants, and Himalayan scenery. Leh If you want to experience winter in summer then head towards Leh. Leh is a cold place, covered with a white sheet of snow. There are also beautiful lakes, and beautiful hills here. You can plan a Leh trip with friends or family in June. PC Social media

Kalam Times 30 May 2023 2:37 pm

Travel Tips: These hill stations will give you the fun of cold in the hot summer of June..

Summer vacation in June has its own fun. During this time you can go for an outing with your family members, as well as if you want to roam alone, then these places are perfect, which you should not miss at all. Let's know about these places... Ladakh It is very hot in the month of June. Especially in the plains, the temperature goes above 45 degrees. In this month people turn towards the mountains. You can also visit such places in the month of June. Plan to visit Ladakh during the June holidays. It will be difficult to take your eyes off the spectacular views here. Shimla Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is also the first choice of the people. This city situated amidst the hills is a perfect summer destination in the summer season. Solo travelers can also visit Shimla. Rishikesh The spiritual city of Rishikesh is no less than a wonderful place. Here you can refresh and cool down by taking a dip in the holy river Ganga. Dharamshala Dharamshala, famous for its Buddhist monasteries, is also no less than a perfect destination for solo travelers. The temperature here is very high, due to which you can easily reach here on foot. Nainital In Uttarakhand's Nainital, you can see a spectacular view of the Kumaon hills. Although Nainital is perfect for every season, the summer season has its own fun. Kheerganga People who are fond of trekking must visit Khirganga. This place is in Himachal Pradesh. Apart from trekking here, you will get a chance to enjoy the hot springs. PC Social media

Kalam Times 30 May 2023 2:13 pm

Shimla's Hotel Occupancy Jumps to 90%, Tourists Head for Summer Break

The peak summer tourist season starts from April 15 onwards till June 15 in Himachal Pradesh.

News18 30 May 2023 1:26 pm

RIP, my love. Vaibhavi Upadhyayas fianc Jay Gandhi bids an emotional farewell to late actress

According to reports, the two were driving through a valley in Himachal Pradesh, when their car fell into a gorge.

The Economic Times 30 May 2023 11:47 am

Himachal court concerned over vacancies in remote college

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has taken note of deplorable state of affairs regarding filling vacancies of teaching and non-teaching staff at the Government Degree College in interiors of Shimla district.

Naukrinama 30 May 2023 10:28 am

Inter-school Open Taekwondo Championship concludes

Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU, May 29: The Interschool Open Taekwondo Championship organized by J&K Sports Taekwondo Association in collaboration with International Daily Rising School, Chowadhi (Jammu) concluded, here today. More than 250 players from 16 schools from four different districts of Jammu province participated in the Championship, which was conducted under the supervision of Ronika Rathore. The students who won the gold medal will be selected for the upcoming National Championship at Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Kavinder Gupta (former Deputy Chief [] The post Inter-school Open Taekwondo Championship concludes appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 30 May 2023 3:39 am

Todays weather in Himachal: Bad weather in Himachal for 72 hours, rain-hail warning, IMD issues orange alert

Himachal Weather Updates: Once again there has been a change in the weather in Himachal Pradesh. On Monday too, there was rain and hail in higher areas of Himachal Pradesh. The Meteorological Department has predicted rain and hail in the next 72 hours. Director of Weather Center Shimla Dr. Surinder Pal has also issued an ...

Suspense Crime 29 May 2023 10:27 pm

HP-Punjab Tussle Over Rs 1,600 Cr Shanan Power Project Intensifies As CM Sukhu Seeks Centre's Intervention

In an attempt to resolve the issue, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhu met with Union Minister for Power RK Singh in New Delhi seeking his intervention in facilitating the transfer of the project

News18 29 May 2023 10:04 pm

Vaibhavi Upadhyayas fianc Jay Gandhi pens emotional note for Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai actress; says, If only I could have you back

Television actress Vaibhavi Upadhyaya, best known for her role as Roshesh Sarabhai's love interest in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai season 2, tragically lost her life in a car accident in Himachal Pradesh. The news of her untimely demise has shocked the industry and left her family, friends, and fans in deep mourning. As her loved ones bid her a final farewell during a prayer meeting, her fiance, Jay Gandhi, expressed his heartfelt emotions through a touching social media post. In the wake of Vaibhavi's untimely demise, her fiance, identified as Jay, took to social media to express his profound grief. Addressing her as his 'gundi,' he poured out his emotions in a heartfelt note. Jay conveyed how he deeply misses her every moment of every day and assured her that she will never truly be gone as he will hold her safe in his heart forever. Along with his emotional message, he shared a tender photograph of the couple embracing each other, likely to have been taken during their roka ceremony. Jay posted another tribute to Vaibhavi on social media. In his post, he reminisced about their cherished moments together and expressed how those memories will always bring a smile to his face. He yearned for the chance to have her back, even if just for a little while, so they could sit and talk as they used to. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jay Gandhi (@jaygandhi.6) Jay acknowledged the enduring significance Vaibhavi held in his life and confessed that her absence would always cause him pain. However, he found solace in the fact that she will forever remain in his heart until they meet again. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jay Gandhi (@jaygandhi.6) For the unversed, on May 24, the news of her death was shared by Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai creator and producer, JD Majethia. He took to Twitter to inform, Life is so unpredictable. A very fine actress, dear friend Vaibhavi Upadhyay popularly known as Jasmine of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai passed away. She met with an accident in north. Also Read: After the demise of Vaibhavi Upadhyaya in a road accident, fianc Jay Gandhi refutes claims of the couple not wearing seat belts

Bollywood Hungama 29 May 2023 9:41 pm

HP CM seeks custody of first hydroelectric project, lease to expire in '24

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Monday called on Union Power Minister R.K. Singh here and informed him about the 99 years lease

Business Standard 29 May 2023 7:07 pm

Himachal's Pong Dam to be developed as major tourist destination: CM Sukhu

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Monday said the state government has allotted Rs 70 crore to introduce water sports and other activities at the Pong Dam in Kangra district to create job opportunities and develop it as a major tourist destination. The government intends to develop the dam, which has been declared a Wetland of National Importance in November 2002, by creating added infrastructure and even starting Shikara' in the backwaters of the lake, a statement issued here said. Famous as an abode for migratory birds, particularly the Siberian cranes and hundreds of other species from Russia and trans-Antarctic regions, the Pong Dam is a manmade reservoir on the Beas River in the wetland of Shivalik hills of Kangra district. Stretched up to an area of 24,529 hectares with few habited islands, the reservoir caters to the needs of fishermen in a big way and is the most important source of economy to hundreds of families engaged in the business. The state .

Business Standard 29 May 2023 6:48 pm

Meteorological Department has predicted a change in the weather in Delhi-NCR for the next 4 days

New Delhi: The weather has changed again in the country's capital Delhi and adjoining NCR. Clouds have set in the sky. The Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted strong winds and lightning. Along with this, there is also a possibility of rain. According to the Meteorological Department, hailstorm is likely in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir on May 29 and 30. According to the report, strong winds at a speed of 70 to 80 km per hour in the desert of Rajasthan have blown up tin sheds in many places, while mobile towers have been demolished in many places. Power supply has also been disrupted in Rajasthan due to strong winds. Power supply has come to a complete halt in hundreds of villages of Rajasthan. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy rain, thunderstorm, hail and storm rain in the next 24 hours. The IMD has reported that lower levels of the atmosphere over southeast Rajasthan and adjoining Pakistan continue to be the centre of a cyclonic circulation in the troposphere, leading to changes in weather. Along with this, a strong western disturbance is also active in the troposphere. Due to this, there is a possibility of rain in the hilly states. Parliament Building Inauguration is 'Religion-Based', Remarks Kerala CM New Parliament is Symbol of Spirituality, Nationalism: VHP Big blow to Congress amid efforts for opposition unity, Bengal's only MLA Byron Vishwas joins TMC

News Track 29 May 2023 5:11 pm

Himachal CM Sukhu discusses water sharing issue with Kejriwal in Delhi

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu met with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi and discussed water sharing agreements of Renuka and Kishau hydro projects, an official statement said on Monday. In the Sunday evening meeting, various common issues between both states were discussed besides electric supply for the upcoming Bulk Drug Park in Una district with the support of Bhakra Beas Management Board, it said. Sukhu said that high-level discussions will be held for the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Delhi and Himachal Pradesh governments regarding Yamuna River water sharing.

Business Standard 29 May 2023 4:23 pm

June Travel Destinations: These places are best to visit in June, plan trip according to holidays..

June Travel Destinations: The month of June has arrived. In this month the temperature rises in most of the states and cities of India. The heat starts to feel extreme. Children's schools and colleges close in June. In such a situation, people can go on a trip with their family during the summer holidays. The rainy season starts in the last days of June. In such a situation, go for a walk in a place, where the temperature is low, as well as it is easy to roam in the rain. Here are the best travel destinations in June for kids, family, friends, or partners. You can go to a hill station in June for a budget trip. From Darjeeling to Indore's waterfalls, from Mount Abu to Himachal Pradesh's hill stations, you can go for a journey in June. Visit Darjeeling in June-July Darjeeling can be visited in June. There are many beautiful tourist places here, such as Tiger Hills, Peace Pagoda, Buddhist Pilgrimage Site, Famous Monastery, Batasia Loop, Gorkha War Memorial, etc. You can enjoy the toy train in Darjeeling. For less money, you can spend a relaxed holiday on a Darjeeling trip. Indore's Waterfalls Can go to Indore in the summer. There are many beautiful waterfalls in Indore. To feel the coolness in the summer, one can go on a picnic around the waterfall of Indore. Mohadi Waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls of Indore. This place is away from the crowd. Apart from this, Patalpani Falls and Bamaniya Kund Falls can also be visited. Hill stations of Himachal Pradesh In June, you can go for a holiday to the hill station of Himachal Pradesh. Exciting journey amidst natural beauty and can celebrate a holiday in the cool breeze. There are many hill stations including Kasol, Manali, Lansdowne, and Dharamshala, which will cost less money to visit and also enjoy adventure activities. Visit Mount Abu in the summer If you want to visit somewhere different from the hill stations of North India, then you can visit Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is a peak made of granite, from which the view of the Wild Life Sanctuary has been seen from all sides. PC Social media

Kalam Times 29 May 2023 2:50 pm

Summer Vacation Trip: If you want to take children for a summer vacation, then this time choose this offbeat place..

Summer Travel Tips: T he summer season has started. As soon as the summer comes, schools and colleges close and children's holidays begin. During summer vacations, children start feeling bored by staying at home all day. Children who wait for these holidays throughout the year start planning to visit in May-June. Children expect their parents to take them somewhere on a journey. Parents take children to a park, water park, movie, or zoo during holidays. Many times they also celebrate a holiday at the house of some of their relatives. However, nowadays children want to travel. He wants to visit some tourist places, hill stations, and famous philosophical places in some other cities. You can choose an off-beat place this summer to take the kids on a trip. Here you are being told about offbeat places to visit during the summer holidays. In these places, you can roam for less money and have fun freely. Chopta, Uttarakhand There is a small beautiful place named Chopta in Uttarakhand. Beautiful views are found on this mountain between streams and forests. Many adventures can also be enjoyed here in summer. One can spend a relaxed holiday in Chopta with children. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Tawang Hill Station of Arunachal Pradesh is a very beautiful tourist spot. A special Inner Line Permit is required to visit here. From children to elders will be happy to see the beautiful views and popular tourist places here. Shoja, Himachal Pradesh Everyone goes to Shimla-Manali, in the summer season, you can go to Shoja, the offbeat hill station of Himachal Pradesh. One can enjoy lush green valleys and beautiful waterfalls at Shoja Hill Station located on the Siraj Valley. PC Social media

Kalam Times 29 May 2023 2:43 pm

NITI Aayog Meet: HP CM seeks centre's support for refund of Rs.9200 cr

NEW DELHI: Sukhvinder Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, has stated his intention to meet with Nirmala Sitharaman, the minister of finance for the Union, in the capital in order to get a reimbursement of the state government's deposit of Rs. 9242.60 crore in the New Pension Scheme (NPS). Following Sukhu's plea at the eighth meeting of the NITI Aayog's governing council, held on Saturday in New Delhi, the decision to seek the refund was made. He urged with the central government to tell the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority to give the state government's deposit back. Sukhu reaffirmed the Congress government's intention to delivering on its pre-election promise to reinstate the old pension scheme in Himachal Pradesh while speaking at the Purani Pension Aabhar Rally organised for the state's government employees. He stressed that the first Cabinet meeting held following the installation of the state's new Congress government gave top priority to restoring the old pension system. Sukhu committed to fight for the return of the Rs. 9242.60 crore that was placed in the NPS, emphasising that it is the state's legitimate rights. He made plans to meet with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi to address the situation and ask for her assistance in finding a solution. We are committed to recovering the NPS deposit of Rs. 9242.60 crore. We will fight for our right to have the money back. To speak with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about the situation, I would travel to Delhi, Sukhu added. In addition to pursuing the reimbursement, Sukhu gave the employees the assurance that board-corporation personnel would also receive the advantages of the previous pension plan. In order to ensure that a larger spectrum of people can benefit from the prior pension system, he also said that corporations that had previously been excluded from the programme would be added in due course. Sukhu also demanded that the cap on foreign aid be lifted, that applications be approved quickly, that the Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Leh railway line receive full government support, and that ropeway projects be included in the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojna. He emphasised the state's goals for the development of green energy and tourism under the banner of Green Himachal. In order to make Himachal Pradesh the most developed state in the nation, he requested the cooperation of the national government and NITI Aayog. Niti Aayog Meeting: Kerala, Rajasthan CMs will not take part NITI Aayog holds its 8th governing council meeting today

News Track 29 May 2023 12:11 pm

HRTC Online Booking: If you want to visit Himachal Pradesh by bus, then book tickets easily like this

There is no train facility in many cities of Himachal Pradesh, so anyone planning to visit Himachal has to go by bus. Like- Dalhousie, Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala, Chail, Bir etc. If you want to visit many cities, then you have to go by car or bus. It is also very important to have a ticket nearby to go to Himachal Pradesh by bus. In such a situation, if you want to book online tickets for travelling in any city of Himachal Pradesh while sitting at home, then we are going to tell you some tips and tricks following which you can book tickets easily. Do this first It is very easy to book the Himachal Pradesh Roadways bus ticket, but before that, you need to take care of some things. For example, first of all, decide what is to be said. How many people have to go? At what time to take a ticket and whether to take a return ticket or not? If you collect all this information then you can easily cut the ticket. Should I take AC or Non AC ticket? Although the roadways buses of Himachal Pradesh are mostly non-AC, sometimes AC buses are also available. In such a situation, you must decide whether you have to take a non-AC bus ticket or an AC bus ticket. Let us tell you that to go to the same place, the fare of non-AC and AC bus tickets can be different. Book tickets from HRTC official website If you want to book tickets to go to any place or city in Himachal Pradesh, then you have to visit the official website of HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation). Let us know how the ticket will be booked. First of all open the official website of HRTC. As soon as the page is opened, the option of where to go and on which date will appear. In these options, you have to fill in the place and date. On this page, you will also see the return option. If you want to come back by bus then you can also fill this option. A list will appear as soon as you fill in all the information and click on the submit button. There will be information about 7-8 buses on the list. Take the ticket of all these buses from the comparison. Now you will see the option of selecting seats. Now you have to click on select seats. As soon as you select seats you will be asked the name, address, age, mobile number and email id. After filling in all the information, the payment option has to be clicked. Note: For your information, let us tell you that you can select only the seat which will be green in colour. The red-coloured seat will have been booked. Note: If you are booking tickets from Delhi, most of the buses leave from the Kashmere Gate bus stand only. Image Credit:(@hrtc)

Kalam Times 27 May 2023 1:40 pm

Karnataka cabinet expansion: 24 legislators to take oath as ministers on Saturday

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has struck a balance by giving caste and region-wise representation along with giving due respect to senior as well as junior MLAs, an official statement said. BENGALURU: A week after assuming power in Karnataka, the Congress on Friday released a list of 24 legislators who will be sworn in as ministers on May 27, according to party leaders. The Karnataka government can have 34 ministers. Ten of them, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy D K Shivakumar , were sworn in on May 20. MLAs H K Patil, Krishna Byregowda, N Cheluvarayaswamy, K Venkatesh, H C Mahadevappa, Congress working president Eshwar Khandre and former state Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao are among those who will take oath on Saturday noon. Others on the list are Kyathasandra N Rajanna, Sharanabasappa Darshanapur, Shivanand Patil, Ramappa Balappa Timmapur, S S Mallikarjun, Shivaraj Sangappa Tangadagi, Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil, Mankal Vaidya, Laxmi Hebbalkar, Rahim Khan, D Sudhakar, Santosh Lad, N S Boseraju, Suresha B S, Madhu Bangarappa, M C Sudhakar and B Nagendra. Lakshmi Hebbalkar, Madhu Bangarappa, D Sudhakar, Cheluvaraya Swami, Mankul Vaidya and M C Sudhakar are close to Shivakumar, according to Congress sources. The Congress' list figures names of six Lingayats and four Vokkaligas.Three MLAs are from Scheduled Castes, two from Scheduled Tribes and five from Other Backward Communities -- Kuruba, Raju, Maratha, Ediga and Mogaveera. In Dinesh Gundu Rao, Brahmins have also got representation in the cabinet. Seven ministers each are from Old Mysuru and Kalyana Karnataka regions, six from Kittur Karnataka region and two from central Karnataka. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has struck a balance by giving caste and region-wise representation along with giving due respect to senior as well as junior MLAs, an official statement said. He also said the cabinet will have eight Lingayats.Within them, different sub-sects of the community have been given representation. There will be five Vokkaligas, including Shivakumar, the statement said.The cabinet will have nine Scheduled Caste ministers, it said. The portfolios have not been allotted yet. State Minister K H Muniyappa said the portfolios will be announced by Saturday evening. Both Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar have been in Delhi for the last three days and have held several rounds of discussion with the party leadership. The names of the 24 MLAs were decided after hours of hectic deliberations between Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar and the top central leaders, including AICC general secretaries K C Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former party chief Rahul Gandhi gave the final nod to the list. Earlier, the two Karnataka leaders also met Sonia Gandhi, for the first time after government formation in the state. ALSO READ | Karnataka polls: Certain that Congress has won, PM has lost, says Jairam Ramesh Differences between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar had emerged over names of probable ministers but these were sorted out during the discussions, the sources said. Meanwhile, all the leaders left for Bengaluru from Delhi for the oath-taking ceremony of the new ministers. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren also left with Shivakumar and Surjewala for Saturday's event.

The New Indian Express 27 May 2023 12:52 am

Kangana Ranaut Slams Girl Wearing Shorts To Temple; Says 'Western Clothes Are Promoted By White People...'

Kangana Ranaut responded to a Twitter user who criticised a girl for wearing Western attire at the Baijnath Temple in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

News18 26 May 2023 2:51 pm

Leh Manali Caught Up In Another Dispute

SRINAGAR: Amidst the ongoing dispute between rental bike operators in Leh and Manali, a significant meeting was convened by senior officials in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh,BD Mishra The Tribune reported. The primary agenda of the meeting was to address the demand for a ban on rental bikes from Himachal Pradesh. A []

KashmirLife 26 May 2023 12:19 pm

Kangana Ranaut slams people visiting Baijnath Temple in western clothes, recalls not being allowed in Vatican in shorts

Kangana Ranaut reacted sharply to photos of people wearing western clothes inside the Baijnath Temple in her home state of Himachal Pradesh, calling them as clowns and fools.

DNA India 26 May 2023 10:07 am

Old Pension Scheme: New update! These employees will also get the benefit of OPS, CM has approved, orders will be issued soon

The CM has assured to include the employees of Electricity Board Limited under old pension scheme, this will benefit around 6500 employees of Electricity Board. Employees Old Pension scheme 2023: There is good news for the electricity employees of Himachal Pradesh. Soon the employees will get the benefit of the old pension scheme. State CM [] The post Old Pension Scheme: New update! These employees will also get the benefit of OPS, CM has approved, orders will be issued soon first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 26 May 2023 9:57 am

Congress leaders open bag of promises in Telangana

The Congress leaders also unveiled an array of development promises during the event. HYDERABAD: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, addressing a public meeting in Jadcherla town as part of the Peoples March of CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka, assured government employees of Telangana that if the Congress was voted to power in the State, it will revert to the old pension scheme (OPS). The Congress is looking at the issue from a humanitarian perspective, aiming to alleviate the burden on employees during their twilight years. Congress is committed to standing by the employees, Sukhu asserted. TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy with Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu at the RGIA on Thursday Addressing the gathering, TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy claimed that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao planned to announce free LPG cylinders for women until the elections and then withdraw the benefit afterwards. He urged the electorate not to be swayed by such tactics, promising that if Congress comes to power, it will provide LPG at Rs 500 per refill. The Congress leaders also unveiled an array of development promises during the event. Revanth Reddy pledged to revive the Arogyasri scheme by expanding its household coverage up to Rs 5 lakh. He also vowed to offer unemployment benefits of Rs 4,000 to the youth, waive crop loans worth Rs 2 lakh in one go, fill 2 lakh vacancies within a year, and allocate Rs 5 lakh to those eligible for constructing their own 2BHK houses under the Indiramma Illu scheme. Additionally, he promised completion of the Palamuru-Rangareddy and Narayanpet-Kodangal lift irrigation schemes within the first year of assuming power, as well as the inclusion of Boyas in the ST list. Vikramarka assured that Congress would not only distribute rice under the PDS but also provide nine types of essential commodities, including bathing and detergent soaps. Furthermore, he pledged to implement free residential education in English medium from LKG-to-PG under the Right to Education Act, along with fees reimbursement. Vikramarka also promised an annual grant of Rs 12,000 to landless labourers and implementation of the Indira Kranthi scheme, offering interest-free loans to SHGs across the State.

The New Indian Express 26 May 2023 8:56 am

HPBOSE 10th Result 2023 announced on hpbose.org, direct link to download

Today, May 25, 2023, marks the official announcement of the HPBOSE 10th Result 2023 by the Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education. Students who participated in the Himachal Pradesh Class 10 examinations can now conveniently access and download their HP Board 10th results from the designated official website, hpbose.org.

The Times of India 25 May 2023 2:56 pm

Kerala's midday meal coverage claim 'highly improbable', joint team to examine ground reality: Centre

All 14 districts in Kerala had claimed that 100 per cent of students in the Bal Vatika (below class 1) primary section have been receiving mid-day meals. NEW DELHI: The Centre has decided to form a joint team of officials from the Ministry of Education and the Kerala government to examine the improbable claims made by the state about almost 100 per cent of enrolled students in primary availing mid-day meals on a daily basis in 2022-23. The issue was flagged during a meeting of the Programme Approval Board (PAB) of the PM POSHAN scheme, formerly known as the mid-day meal scheme. Earlier this year also, the Centre had constituted a 'joint review mission' (JRM) on the implementation of the centrally sponsored scheme PM POSHAN in West Bengal following similar complaints of alleged irregularities. All 14 districts in Kerala had claimed that 100 per cent of students in the Bal Vatika (below class 1) primary section have been receiving mid-day meals. PAB observed that in the districts as mentioned in the above tables, almost 100 per cent of the enrolled children in the primary have been shown as availed school meal on all working days. This seems highly improbable.PAB decided that a team comprising representatives from central and state government may visit a few districts to ascertain the ground-level picture to verify the authenticity of the reported coverage by cross-verifying data from various levels-- schools, blocks, and districts, according to the minutes of the meeting. The PAB has also advised the state to put a robust and foolproof mechanism to ensure that data is entered through correct and real-time reporting of the actual number of students who availed of the school meal on each working day. PAB also advised the state to ensure that data on the coverage of students from districts may be captured in the format of Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) for greater transparency, accuracy and accountability, as the state has informed that capturing of data at the district level in district QPRs is not in practice in the state, the minutes said. The minutes show that the Kerala government claimed that of the 16.91 lakh children enrolled in the state's primary schools (government and government-aided), 16.69 lakh (99 per cent) availed midday meals on all working days, while the corresponding numbers are 11.45 lakh and 10.85 lakh (95 per cent) in the case of upper primary grades. Earlier, a panel appointed by the Ministry of Education found that serving of around 16 crore midday meals worth over Rs 100 crore was over-reported by the local administration in West Bengal from April to September last year. The panel had noted serious discrepancies in the information submitted regarding the number of meals served at various levels. The West Bengal government, however, had dismissed the report as one-sided, claiming that the views of the state had not been noted and the data needed to be verified. Under the Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) Scheme, there is a provision of a hot cooked meal to children of pre-schools or Bal Vatika in primary schools in addition to the over 12 crore children of classes 1 to 8 studying in 11.20 lakh schools. Under the scheme, most components, including cooking costs, are split in a 60:40 ratio between the Union government and the states and UTs with legislatures, and 90:10 with the north-eastern states, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The cost of food grains is borne entirely by the Centre.

The New Indian Express 23 May 2023 7:47 pm

GO 111 scrapped to quench thirstfor wealth of KCR, his men: Revanth Reddy

He went on to say that there was nothing wrong in stoning them to death at the Telangana martyrs memorial. HYDERABAD:Scrapping of the GO 111 which prohibited any construction activity in the catchment area of Osmansagar and Himayatsagar reservoirs constructed with the main objective of arresting floods post Great Musi Flood of 1908 and providing drinking water to Hyderabad would cause more devastation than the nuclear bombings of Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki did to humanity, said TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy. He alleged that the decision was taken without following norms to quench the thirst for money of CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, Minister KT Rama Rao, Chief Advisor to CM Somesh Kumar, and MAUD Special Chief Secretary Aravind Kumar. He went on to say that there was nothing wrong in stoning them to death at the Telangana martyrs memorial. Addressing a press conference along with senior leaders including V Hanumantha Rao, Mohd Ali Shabbir, and Kondanda Reddy, Revanth said that even the British, Nizam or Andhra rulers had not done such destruction as the Chief Minister did. The due procedures like public hearing, expert appraisal, and the precedent set forth by the Supreme Court of India were not followed, he alleged and attributed the decision to hunger for wealth, corruption, and abuse of power of the ruling family. According to him, not even 20 per cent of the lands in the 84 villages falling under the purview of the GO 111 were in the hands of common people. TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy addresses the media in Hyderabad on Monday There used to be a criminal named Idi Amin in Africa who used to indulge in cannibalism. KCR is more dangerous than him. KCR has four more months, and he is trying to loot as much as possible in this period, he said. Accusing the chief minister, his family, and henchmen of taking undue advantage out of scrapping the GO, Revanth said that the Congress had constituted a committee chaired by former HUDA chairman Kodanda Reddy to study the facts and ground reality and would submit a report law enforcing bodies. Slamming the BRS government for assigning a land parcel near Gandipet, Revanth said that the State government had withdrawn the petition pertaining to the assignment of land to the Congress at Bhimrao Wada Basti. STATE CONG LEADERS TO ATTEND POLLPREPARATORY MEET Hyderabad: TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy and CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka will be among the top Congress leaders from the State who will be attending an election preparatory meeting of the grand old party. The two-day meeting, to be chaired by AICC president Mallikharjun Kharge, is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from May 24. After the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Congress high command shifted it focus to the next poll-bound states -- Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan -- and invited the leaders from these States for the election preparatory meeting. As Congress is in power in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the additional focus would be on Telangana and Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, the party is also planning to hold a public meeting, as part of CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarkas padayatra, by inviting Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on May 25.

The New Indian Express 23 May 2023 7:06 am

A display of oppositionunity in Karnataka

The Congress party used the swearing-in ceremony here on Saturday as a platform to display the unity of non-BJP parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. BENGALURU: The Congress party used the swearing-in ceremony here on Saturday as a platform to display the unity of non-BJP parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. It had extended invitations to leaders of various regional and national parties. Over a dozen leaders of those parties attended the ceremony. Prominent among them were Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Bihar DyCM Tejaswi Yadav, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, president of National Congress Party Sharad Pawar, former Jammu & Kashmir CM and president of National Conference Farooq Abdullah, president of JKPDP Mehbooba Mufti and secretary-general of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury. Besides, CMs of Congress-ruled states Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Bhupesh Baghel (Chattisgarh) and Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Himachal Pradesh), and Kerala MPs Abdussamad Samadani and NK Premachandran, and actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan were also present. At the end of the event, they all raised their hands with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar to send out a strong message to the BJP that Opposition parties are united against it. Addressing reporters later, Yechury said the leaders of non-BJP parties expressed their commitment to defending the Constitution and democracy.

The New Indian Express 21 May 2023 12:31 pm

Siddaramaiah sworn in as Karnataka CM, new regime assures to honour poll promises

The new government at its maiden Cabinet meeting, soon after the swearing-in ceremony, accorded in-principle approval to the Congress' five 'guarantees' promised before the elections. BENGALURU:Congress leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister in a grand ceremony here on Saturday and the new dispensation held its first Cabinet meet that gave an in-principle approval to implement its poll promises, estimated to cost the exchequer about Rs 50,000 crore annually. State Congress President D K Shivakumar was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister, along with eight legislators as Ministers at the event held exactly a week after the party swept the Assembly polls in Karnataka. A galaxy of opposition leaders, including Chief Ministers of some non-BJP ruled States, took part in the mega event signifying solidarity with the Congress party to take on the BJP next year in the Lok Sabha elections. Heralding the return of the Congress government after a gap of five years, leaders shook hands warmly and embraced each other at the ceremony. The new government at its maiden Cabinet meeting, soon after the swearing-in ceremony, accorded in-principle approval to the Congress' five 'guarantees' promised before the elections. Siddaramaiah, addressing a press conference later, cited estimates and said implementing poll assurances would cost the exchequer about Rs 50,000 crore a year. He asserted that the pre-poll assurances would be implemented notwithstanding the financial implications, if any. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister and his Cabinet at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here, where Siddaramaiah had taken oath in 2013 when he became CM for the first time. The legislators who were sworn in as ministers are: G Parameshwara, K H Muniyappa, K J George, M B Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Priyank Kharge (AICC President M Mallikarjun Kharge's son), Ramalinga Reddy, and B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan. Among eight MLAs inducted into the Cabinet, three are SCs, and one each from Christian, Lingayat, ST, Reddy and Muslim communities. Siddaramaiah is a Kuruba and Shivakumar belongs to the Vokkaliga community. According to Congress sources, the party high command approved the list of eight ministers, against the earlier plan of inducting a much higher number of legislators into the cabinet, as there were allegedly differences between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar over some names, during the discussions held till late last night in New Delhi over cabinet formation. This apparently caused some displeasure among ministerial aspirants as they could not make it to the first list, sources said, pointing out that there is no representation for women in the first list. With the sanctioned strength of the Karnataka Cabinet being 34, there are many aspirants for ministerial berths. The Congress on Thursday named Siddaramaiah as the next Chief Minister and Shivakumar, a strong contender for the top post, as his only deputy, ending the deadlock. Subsequently, a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) later on Thursday formally elected Siddaramaiah as its leader, following which he staked his claim with the Governor, who invited him to form the government. The 75-year-old became the CM for the second time after his earlier five-year stint from 2013. While 61-year-old Shivakumar, who had earlier worked as a minister under Siddaramaiah, would also continue as the party's Karnataka state president till Parliamentary elections are over next year. The daunting task that Siddaramaiah is expected to face in the coming days is allocation of portfolios to the new Ministers, and expanding the cabinet with the right combinations that will strike a balance in having representatives from all communities, regions, factions, and also from among the old and new generation of legislators. Siddaramaiah, who chaired the cabinet meeting, said the 'guarantees' would most likely be implemented after the next cabinet meeting. Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, former party president Rahul Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attended the swearing-in ceremony, while former AICC president Sonia Gandhi was absent. Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) and Sukhvinder Singh Sukku (Himachal Pradesh) and several top party leaders were also in attendance. The event marked by bonhomie saw the participation of Chief Ministers M K Stalin (Tamil Nadu), Hemant Soren (Jharkhand), Nitish Kumar (Bihar) and Tejashwi Yadav (Deputy CM-Bihar). Also, NCP president Sharad Pawar, National Conference supremo Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief Mahbooba Mufti, actor-politician Kamal Haasan, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI General Secretary D Raja were among others in attendance. The Congress promised to implement the guarantees' 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti), Rs 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi), 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household (Anna Bhagya), Rs 3,000 every month for unemployed graduate youth and Rs 1,500 for unemployed diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years (YuvaNidhi), and free travel for women in public transport buses (Shakti), on the very first day of assuming power in the state. Siddaramaiah said the Assembly would be convened for three days from May 22, during which the newly elected MLAs shall be administered oath. The Speaker's election is also on the cards. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fomer Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and former Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai congratulated Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar on their appointment as CM and Deputy CM of Karnataka. In the May 10 elections to the 224-member Assembly, the Congress scored an emphatic victory by bagging 135 seats, while the ruling BJP and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular) secured 66 and 19 seats respectively.

The New Indian Express 20 May 2023 11:38 pm

HPBOSE HP Board 12th Result Out; Check Toppers List Here

The Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) has announced the much-awaited Class 12 results for the year 2023. With an overall pass percentage of 79.74%, the board has witnessed a commendable performance by the students. As the results are now

CareerIndia 20 May 2023 1:13 pm

HPBOSE 12th Result 2023 term 2 announced @hpbose.org, Direct link here; 79.74% Pass

The Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education has declared the HPBOSE 12th Result for term 2 on May 20, 2023. Students can access their results on the official website - hpbose.org, from where it can be downloaded. The total number of students who took the HP Board Class 12th Exam was 105,369.

The Times of India 20 May 2023 11:48 am

Siddaramaiah, DKS back in Delhi to invite leaders for swearing-in ceremony

News Both Siddaramiah and DKS are scheduled to meet Kharge later in the day to discuss the new state cabinet. Karnataka Chief Minister designate Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister designate D.K. Shivakumar on Friday, May 19, arrived in the national capital and are scheduled to meet and invite senior party leaders for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled on Saturday. Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar both arrived in the national capital on Friday afternoon. Siddaramaiah, who is the LoP in the outgoing Assembly went to a hotel, while Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar went to his brother and party MP D.K. Suresh's residence. Speaking to the media, Shivakumar said, Have come here to invite all the senior leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, party president Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others. They all have given their sweat and proper directions. And I wanted to invite them personally. He said later we will discuss the cabinet formation. When asked about who all have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony, Shivakumar said, We have asked Khargeji to take care of that. He also said, Five guarantees were made by the Congress and I want the guarantees to be announced for the people by the party President Kharge and former President's Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi came and gave the guarantees, even Priyanka Gandhi came and gave 'Gruha Lakshmi' guarantee and others. So I want to ensure that all guarantees are cleared in the first cabinet. Both of them are scheduled to meet Kharge later in the day to discuss the new state cabinet and also invite him for the swearing-in ceremony. Both the leaders will also meet former party chief Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to invite them for the ceremony. Meanwhile, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who is in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla is likely to miss the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the party sources indicated here. On Thursday, both the leaders returned to Bengaluru after the Congress ended suspense on the chief ministerial post, following a series of meetings for the top post in the last three days. After announcement by party, both the leaders returned to Bengaluru and held the CLP meeting and also met Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot to stake claim to form the government. The Congress won 135 out of 224 seats, and the ruling BJP was reduced to 66 seats while the JD(S) could manage to win only 19 seats in the state.

The News Minute 19 May 2023 4:13 pm

Karnataka Election Results: Time For Some Serious Introspection For BJP

The results for the Karnataka elections are out, and finally, Congress has a reason to smile. After multiple disasters, and a consolation victory in Himachal Pradesh, the party has made it big in Karnataka. However, more than Congress, this setback has some important lessons for BJP. The 2023 Karnataka legislative assembly elections have seen it Continue reading Karnataka Election Results: Time For Some Serious Introspection For BJP The post Karnataka Election Results: Time For Some Serious Introspection For BJP appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .

Our Voice WeRIndia 19 May 2023 11:25 am

Anurag Thakur Dances At Cultural Program In Shimla

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on May 18 grooved with the artisans at Hamir Sangam Mahotsav cultural program. The program was organised by Hamirpur Welfare Association at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

NDTV 19 May 2023 8:02 am

Several CMs, opposition leaders to attend Siddaramaiah's swearing-in on May 20

Earlier, AICC general secretary organisation K C Venugopal said, We are inviting like-minded party leaders to be part of the swearing-in ceremony. NEW DELHI: Leaders of several like-minded opposition parties are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka chief minister-designate Siddaramaiah and deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar on Saturday in Bengaluru. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has extended the invitation to several chief ministers and party leaders and personally invited them to the event. Kharge has invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Invitations have also been sent to National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah. However, sources said Telangana Chief Minister and BRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP leader Y S Jagan Mohan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have not been sent any invitations. No invite has been sent to BSP chief Mayawati too, the sources said. Kharge has sent an invitation to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and he is likely to attend the swearing-in. The CM is likely to leave on Saturday from Ranchi to attend the ceremony and return the same day, a source close to Soren said. Soren, who is in Delhi, had met Kharge on May 16 and congratulated him on the Congress' victory in the Karnataka assembly elections. Kharge also personally called up CPI general secretary D Raja and he has confirmed his participation at the swearing-in. A similar invite has also been sent to CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury as also to Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will attend the swearing-in of the Congress government in Karnataka, JD(U) spokesperson Rajib Ranjan said. The sources said CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury will attend the swearing-in ceremony. Mamata Banerjee has been invited but she is not going to attend the ceremony. They may decide by tomorrow who will go for the swearing-in, a source said on Thursday. The Congress president and Karnataka chief minister-designate Siddaramaiah called up Stalin over the phone on Thursday and invited him to participate in the swearing-in ceremony on May 20, an official release in Chennai said. Earlier, AICC general secretary organisation K C Venugopal said, We are inviting like-minded party leaders to be part of the swearing-in ceremony. Asked how many parties are being invited, he said all like-minded parties are being extended an invitation at the swearing-in function in Bengaluru. The Karnataka Congress has also extended invitations to former Congress presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Besides, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will also be invited and they will be present.

The New Indian Express 18 May 2023 11:45 pm

HPPSC Administrative CCE Result 2023 CCE Exam Personality Test Result Released

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has Recruits Mains Result Personality Test for Administrative CCE Exam 2021. The post HPPSC Administrative CCE Result 2023 - CCE Exam Personality Test Result Released first appeared on FreeJobAlert.Com . Read More

FreeJobAlert 18 May 2023 3:28 pm

Markanda River Origin: Know about the origin of the Markanda River and interesting facts

The importance of Indian rivers has been very special in India since ancient times. If the mythology and history of India are read then some holy and important rivers are mentioned. Apart from Chenab River, Sutlej River and Ravi River originating from Himachal Pradesh, the Beas River is considered very special. Like these rivers, the Markanda River is also considered very special for Himachal Pradesh. In this article, we are going to tell you about the origin of Markanda River and interesting facts related to it, which you would also like to know. Let's know. Origin of Markanda River Markanda River is a major river flowing in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, India. It is a tributary of the Ghaggar River. This river originates in the Shivalik hills of the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. Passes through the hills of Shivalik through Ambala district and Kurukshetra district. The length of this river is about 120 km. Interesting facts related to Markanda River The mythology of the Markanda River is very interesting. In ancient times this river was known as the Aruna River. According to legend, this river played a special role in the Indus Valley Civilization and the Vedic period. Apart from Himachal Pradesh, many holy temples have also been constructed on the banks of this river in Haryana. Origin and Mythology of Gori Ganga River Why is Markanda River special for Himachal and Haryana? Markanda River is considered very special for Himachal and Haryana. In Himachal Pradesh, the water of the Markanda River is used for drinking purposes in many places apart from irrigation. Like Himachal, the Markanda River is very special for Haryana. Shahbad city of Kurukshetra district of Haryana, Markanda Nagar is situated on its banks. The city of Shahabad/Shahabad uses water from this river for irrigation and drinking purposes. Why is Markanda River special for tourists? Markanda River is considered very special for tourists. This river is very special for wildlife. Many extinct animals are seen along the banks of the river. Many people reach to visit the banks of this river in Haryana. Boating and fishing are considered to be very famous activities in Haryana Shahbad city. Image Credit:(@holidify)

Kalam Times 16 May 2023 7:37 pm

HPBOSE Results 2023 Date: When will the Himachal Pradesh Board's 10th, 12th results come? Know latest update

Himachal Pradesh Board 10th, 12th results will be released soon. Students who appeared in this board exam can check their result after it is released. Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, HPBOSE will soon declare the HP Board Class 10 & 12 Result. Students who appeared in this board exam can check the result once declared on the official website hpbose.org. According to a media report, the board officials confirmed that the results of both class 10 and 12 will not be released this week. 2.5 lakh students took the exam Note that the board has not yet given any specific date and time information. Any latest update on the result will be updated on the website. This year, close to 2.5 lakh students have appeared in the HPBOSE Class 10 and 12 examinations. Students may note that only those who have appeared for the exam, their results will be declared. Exams were held on this day Explain that the results will be announced by the state education minister through a press conference. On the result day, pass percentage, toppers and other details will also be announced. Please inform that the Himachal Pradesh Board 10th class examination was conducted from March 11, 2023 to March 31, 2023. Whereas, the 12th class exam was held from March 10, 2023 to March 31, 2023.

Kalam Times 16 May 2023 9:44 am

Beti hai Anmol Yojana: - Daughters will get 10 thousand rupees, this is how to apply for this scheme

The central government and the governments of many states are running schemes for the daughters of our country. A scheme is being run by the government of Himachal Pradesh. The name of this scheme is Himachal Pradesh Beti Hai Anmol Yojana. The Himachal Pradesh government has started this scheme inspired by the central government's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign. Let us tell you how your daughter can get benefit from this and what is the process of filling out the form. Himachal Pradesh Beti Hai Anmol Yojana benefits Under this scheme, financial assistance is given to the daughters of Himachal Pradesh for their studies. Under the scheme, on the birth of a girl child, the Himachal Pradesh government will deposit a scholarship of Rs 10,000 in the bank account of the girl child. Through the Himachal Pradesh Beti Hai Anmol Yojana, Rs 12000 will be given to every girl child belonging to families living below the poverty line. Apart from this, financial assistance ranging from Rs 300 to Rs 12000 is provided for the purchase of books and uniforms from the first class of the girl child to the 12th class. Thereafter, when the daughter continues her studies for graduation after class 12th, she is given financial assistance of Rs 5,000. How to apply for this scheme? Online and offline applications can be made for this scheme. For application in 'Himachal Pradesh Beti Hai Anmol Yojana', the daughter's Aadhaar card, income certificate, residence certificate, age certificate, photocopy of bank passbook, BPL ration card, a letter issued by the principal of the school, in the form of a document Are being given. The benefits of this scheme can be availed only by those daughters who are below the poverty line applicants and are permanent residents of Himachal Pradesh. Only two daughters of a family can take advantage of the 'Himachal Pradesh Beti Hai Anmol Yojana'. To apply for the scheme, you must first go to the official website of 'Himachal Pradesh Beti Hai Anmol Yojana' and then click on the Important Service List on the home page. After this, you will get a list of documents along with information about the scheme and how to apply. Accordingly, you will have to sign up by creating a login ID and submitting all the information and documents. image credit- freepik

Kalam Times 15 May 2023 7:45 pm

HPCET Answer Key 2023 released on himtu.ac.in, download link here

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HIMTU) has released the provisional answer key for the HP Common Entrance Test, HPCET 2023. Candidates who took the exam can check the answer key on the official website till May 17. Candidates can raise objections against the answers given in the key along with the proof of correct answers till May 17. The university will release the final answer key and result after examining the representations of candidates sent during the objection window.

The Times of India 15 May 2023 6:11 pm

HP TET 2023 Application Form is Released: Application Procedure, Exam Pattern and More

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) has begun the registration process for the 2023 June session of the state's Teacher Eligibility Test (HP TET). Interested applicants can apply for the HPTET 2023 on the board's website, hpbose.org, until May

CareerIndia 11 May 2023 12:45 pm

HP TET June 2023 registration begins, apply on hpbose.org

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBoSE) has started the online registration process for the HP Teacher Eligibility Test-June 2023. The last date to apply online is May 28, 2023, and the exam will be held on June 18, 25, 29, and July 2. The exam fee is Rs 800 for General and its Sub-Categories, and Rs 500 for OBC/ST/SC/Physical Handicapped categories.

The Times of India 11 May 2023 8:47 am

Enchanting Temple Of Goddess Renuka And Renuka Tal Far Above The Sea Level In Himachal

At Nahan, in Sirmaur District In Himachal Pradesh, you can find a famous pilgrimage centre or a temple dedicated to Goddess Renuka who is known to be an avatar of Parvati. Let us go through the details. Built in 1814,

Boldsky 10 May 2023 11:15 pm

HP TET June 2023 Application Process Commences: Apply Now at hpbose.org

HP TET June 2023:The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE) has initiated the application process for HP Teacher Eligibility Test (HP TET) for the June 2023 session. Candidates who are interested they can apply for the examination online through the

CareerIndia 10 May 2023 3:12 pm

HP TET 2023 registration begins at hpbose.org, check details here

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE) has initiated the HP Teacher Eligibility Test application process for the June session. Candidates can register online on the official website until May 18, and with a late fee of Rs. 300, the application period is until May 31. The admit card will be available four days before the exam. Applicants need to visit the official website at hpbose.org, register, fill the form, upload documents and pay an application fee of Rs. 800. The OBC/ST/SC/PHH category is exempted from the payment.

The Times of India 9 May 2023 7:00 pm

Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh receives fresh snowfall

Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh receives fresh snowfall

The Times of India 8 May 2023 3:17 pm

Old Pension Scheme: Worrying news regarding restoration of old pension, know the whole matter

Old Pension Scheme, Purani Pension Yojana: As many non-BJP ruled states like Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jharkhand have started implementing the old pension scheme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cautioned that it will increase the financial burden of In its report titled State Finances: A Study of Budget 2022-23, the central bank [] The post Old Pension Scheme: Worrying news regarding restoration of old pension, know the whole matter first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 8 May 2023 2:21 pm

Pabbar Valley To Grahan Village: 5 Offbeat Trekking Destinations In Himachal Pradesh To Try Out This Summer

This summer plan a trip with your near and dear ones to Himachal Pradesh and do not miss out on checking out these wonderful locations

News18 5 May 2023 1:07 pm

Anurag Thakur Pays Tribute To Parkash Singh Badal At His Native Village

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday paid tributes to Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch Parkash Singh Badal, who died last week, at his native village in Punjab's Muktsar. He was accompanied by former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and IPL chairman Arun Singh Dhumal.

NDTV 1 May 2023 8:07 am

8-Year-Old Girl Donates Savings For Tuberculosis-Free India

Nalini Singh, an eight-year-old student at Him Academy Public School in the Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, has donated the money she saved in her 'gullak' or piggy bank to the tuberculosis-free India campaign. Her father is a doctor who told her about the campaign, which inspired her to donate her small savings. (Video Credit: PTI)

NDTV 28 Apr 2023 7:49 am

Madhya Pradesh Farmers Grow Strawberries Amid Summer Heat

Strawberries, which are usually grown in cold regions, are now being cultivated in the warm climate of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Department procured strawberry saplings from Himachal Pradesh and provided them free of cost to farmers in Khandwa. (Video Credit: PTI)

NDTV 27 Apr 2023 7:39 am

Avalanche hits Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti, no casualties reported

Avalanche hits Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti, no casualties reported

The Times of India 2 Apr 2023 4:45 pm

Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023 will decide direction, condition of state: CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu

Himachal Pradesh Budget 2023 will decide direction, condition of state: CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu

The Times of India 18 Mar 2023 12:02 am

5 Covid Deaths, Over 750 New Cases Highest Single-Day Rise This Year

Five COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. The country reported over 750 new cases in the highest single-day rise this year. While Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry and Uttar Pradesh reported one death each, one was reconciled by Kerala.

NDTV 17 Mar 2023 8:33 pm

Overcoming voter apathy a big challenge

Political parties and candidates will be intimated about the home voters for transparency while ensuring secrecy when they cast their votes. Indias Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar last week flagged the problem of voter apathy, specifically pointing at urban voters and youth. With Karnataka headed for Assembly polls in May, the ECI organised an election hackathon in Bengaluru called Election 2023 along with various stakeholders, including the government, industry, academia and civil society. It aimed at creating a platform for exchanging ideas and collaboration among stakeholders to improve the electoral process and find solutions to voter apathy. Disillusionment with elections, lack of political interest, ignorance about candidates/political parties and their ideologies, a degree of hopelessness, and indifference are blamed for this apathy. The countrys voting percentage in the 1952 general elections was 45.7%. It was 67.40% in 2019. In this period, the population grew from 37.29 crore to 138.31 crore. The massive population boom should have seen a much higher voting percentage considering the literacy rate, too, rose from 18.33% in 1952 to 77% now. But thanks to the persisting apathy, that hasnt happened. Indias IT Capital, Bengaluru, is an example. The city saw the voting percentage fall in all four zones between 2013 and 2018. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)(South) fell from 55.04% in the 2013 polls to 51.98% in 2018; BBMP (North) from 56.58% to 53.47%, BBMP (Central) from 57.71% to 55.18%, and Bengaluru Urban from 62.03% to 57%. But the voting percentage in 2018 was 72.13%the highest in Karnataka since 1952. Gujarat, too, witnessed a lower urban voter turnout in December 2022 compared to 2017, while urban Himachal Pradesh recorded ten percentage points lower than the states average voting percentage of 75.6%. The ECI, for the first time in India, has announced the vote from home initiative for 12.15 lakh people aged 80 and above, and for 5.5 lakh physically challenged persons across the state. EC officials will visit the residences of those opting to vote from home to oversee the registration and voting process, which will be videographed. Political parties and candidates will be intimated about the home voters for transparency while ensuring secrecy when they cast their votes. Ideally, the same should be offered to a larger section of voters. That could encourage more people to vote. But to achieve this, more political awareness and a change in perception will be needed.

The New Indian Express 15 Mar 2023 12:44 am

On covid watch

India has seen its daily count of covid cases go above 400 lately, according to government data, with two deaths reported, one each in Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh

Livemint 14 Mar 2023 11:55 pm

Himachal Pradesh weather: Heavy rains in Shimla

Himachal Pradesh weather: Heavy rains in Shimla

The Times of India 28 Feb 2023 5:45 pm

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