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Banned injections a new fad with drug addicts in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 30 -- The injectable medicines which have been banned by the government are giving a new high to the young drug addicts in Chandigarh.

This is evident from the seizures made by the police in 2017 as till now, around 2,750 banned injections have been recovered from the drug peddlers.

Faizal Khan, a resident of Phase 6, SAS Nagar, was arrested near Manimajra vegetable market on April 16 with 20 such injections.

Similarly in Jan... Read More


Wild buzz: Heart of a home, a charmed life and the face of thirst

India, April 30 -- HEART OF A HOME

A male Rose-ringed parakeet could consider himself rather fortunate that upon breaking his wing, he found himself cosy in the compassionate arms of Didi Contractor (87). The latter is a renowned eco-architect and settled in Sidhbhari, Dharamshala, where she designs houses of mud and local materials that impose minimal ecological costs. Didi lives by the dictum: the most valuable things are those we cannot buy, ... Read More


Refusal to engage separatist will have serious consequences:Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar, April 30 -- National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that refusal from central government to talk to separatist leaders will have serious ramifications and this policy of New Delhi will prove disastrous in near future. He said such a posture from New Delhi barely two days after Mehbooba Mufti's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi depicts only non-seriousness from Government of India.

"If Mehbooba Mufti would ha... Read More


IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions' Ishan Kishan rues throwing away wicket vs Mumbai Indians

India, April 30 -- Gujarat Lions' opener Ishan Kishan feels that had he stayed longer at the crease, his team could have posted a much bigger total for Mumbai Indians to chase in their Indian Premier League (IPL)?match in Rajkot on Saturday. (Match highlights)

Gujarat Lions almost pulled off a thrilling win before losing in the Super Over against Mumbai Indians in the 35th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League at the Saurashtra Cricket Associa... Read More


Authorities in Delhi are following fascist policy: Geelani

Srinagar, April 30 -- APHC chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that authorities in Delhi are following fascist policy and India is speedily turning into a Hindu Rashtra. Geelani was speaking in a simple book release function of ''Rooh-e-Deen Ka Shanasa''. They have virtually waged war against its minorities and particularly Muslim community, said Geelani while addressing a selected gathering.

Reiterating for complete poll boycott for upc... Read More


Srinagar to have separate educational zones for all eight constituencies: Bukhari

Srinagar, April 30 -- Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday directed for formulating a modern developmental plan for Lal Chowk that will take care of all its basic needs and will lead to its becoming a centre of attraction for locals and tourists alike.

The Minister was speaking at a meeting held to review the pace of developmental work in the Amira Kadal Constituency. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Sri... Read More


Annual fish production crosses 20-lakh ton mark in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 30 -- Annual fish production has crossed 20-lakh ton mark in the Kashmir valley and is on increase due to stocking of quality seed and assiduous efforts of the Fisheries Department.

This was stated at a meeting chaired byDivisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, to review functioning of the Fisheries Department.

Joint Director Fisheries, Deputy Director Fisheries, Assistant Directors and other concerned attended the me... Read More


Bukhari for strict compliance withmanufacturing guidelines for insecticides

Srinagar, April 30 -- Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari, has called for strict compliance with manufacturing guidelines issued by the Horticulture Department and the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST).

He said it in a meeting with representatives of pesticide and insecticide manufacturers convened here Saturday. Secretary, Horticulture Department, M H Malik, Director Horticulture and o... Read More


From May 1, fuel rates to change daily in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 30 -- From May 1, fuel rates will be revised daily, in sync with international market rates. Rates will be displayed at LEDs and posters on every petrol pump. Usually, rates are revised after 15 days (1st and 16th of every month), based on international crude price and currency exchange rates.

This is pilot project of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and the Hindustan Petroleum C... Read More


Untreated waste to pile up at Deonar for 4 more years

Mumbai, April 30 -- More than a year after a massive fire engulfed parts of the city's largest dumping ground, the BMC's plan to set up a treatment plant at the site is still stuck in the initial stages.

Sources said the firms bidding to build the plant are demanding at least four years to set it up. The reason: the BMC's conditions put the onus on them to not only get green clearances, but to also clear waste on the 12-hectare plot on which the... Read More