With “Festival of lights — Diwali” round the corner, the UT Environment Department has geared up to ensure low decibel and pollution levels in the City Beautiful.

The southwest monsoon on Sunday withdrew from Himachal Pradesh, but remained 38 percent deficit, the weather bureau said. This was the driest monsoon in the decade, it added.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday urged his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Virbhadra Singh to jointly put up an effective monitoring mechanism for the cleaning up of Ghaggar river.

Himachal Pradesh Government has approved `1,464 crore financial restructuring plan of the State Electricity Board and it was committed to provide 24 hours subsidised power to the people of the Stat

Concerned over flowing heavy discharge of industrial effluents and domestic waste into the drains, the Punjab Government would soon take up the “serious” issue with the UT administrator Shivraj Pat

The Haryana Government has released a grant in aid amounting to Rs 10.56 crore for development works in Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Municipal Committees and Haryana Slum Clearance B

To promote setting up of renewable energy power projects in Punjab, the State Government on Tuesday gave its nod to exempt these projects from Change of Land Use (CLU) and External Development (ED)

There seems to be no end to UT Science and Technology Department’s woes in the execution of ambitious solar power projects.

Coming as a relief to State’s power woes, the Centre on Tuesday announced to set up a 2,000 mega watt solar power plant in Punjab, following a request by the State Government.

Issuing strict instructions to maintain the dignity of the National Flag in the Punjab Government has banned the use of plastic flags.