Hundreds Of Kashmiri Pandits Visit Mata Zeashta Devi Shrine For ‘Maha Yagya’
J & K witnessed thousands of Kashmiri Pandits attending the annual Maha Yagya in Mata Zeashta Devi temple, Srinagar. People thronged from various parts of the country to the shrine of Mata Zeashta Devi. Every year, this maha yagya is performed for normalcy and peace in the valley.
Zeashta Devi Prabandhak Committee (ZDPC) was in charge and solemnized the maha yagya amid devotees chanting and offering prayers at the shrine.
“We did not expect such a huge number of people at the shrine this year given the situation in Kashmir. But over 300 Kashmiri Pandits from various parts of the country visited the shrine to pay their obeisance,” ZDPC president B B Bhat said.
The Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) will commission the 100 MW Sainj Hydroelectric Project in Kullu district this month positively.
The mega hydro project is funded by ADB (Asian Development Bank) and has a potential to generate 322 MU per annum. AN HPPCL official told IANS that the Rs 800-crore project will aid the state to generate Rs 100 crore revenue by selling electricity produced from it.
The run-of-the-river hydroelectric project is situated on the tributary of Beas river, Sainj. It is said to be a huge breakthrough for the electricity sector in the state.
Gurgaon: Second Summer Bird Count Records 34% Increase In Species
The second ‘Delhi Summer Bird Count’ recorded a rise of 34% in the bird species counted. The count was held on Sunday 5 am and went till dusk, with bird lovers from various parts of the country submitting their findings.
According to these studies, over 201 species were spotted this year as opposed to 150 last year in Delhi-NCR. The count was observed on this day as it was also ‘Global Big Day’ and ‘Endemic Bird Day’. Apart from the events, the committee also highlighted the diversity of endemic species in the region and the need to conserve them.
Delhi gets its first AC bus stand to beat the heat
Delhi is all set to beat the heat in style with its first ever air-conditioned bus stand. The bus stand has been equipped in an area of South Delhi. According to DTC, the bus stand on the Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar will soon get fully AC.
This news will come as an air of relief to Delhites who were reeling under the scorching heat wave with the mercury rising above 40 degrees. A Japanese MNC air-conditioner company has been provided with the contract of installing the AC.
Under a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Delhi government in collaboration with Daikin India made the task happen, reported Financial Express.
Punjab: North India Bodybuilding Championship Results Out
The gold medal in North India Bodybuilding Championship organized on May 16 by Punjab Bodybuilding Association at Ludhiana was clinched by Monica Gupta from Jammu. Runner ups Sidharth Sathoo and Vikas Thappar claimed silver and bronze medals respectively.
Additionally, Vimaljit and Javed Bhatti bagged 4th and 5th position in the Championship in their respective categories. A total of five medals were won by Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajasthan govt transfers 77 IAS, 46 IPS officers
The Rajasthan government transferred its 77 IAS officers today in what is said to be a major reshuffle. The transfers also include 46 IPS officers and 16 district collectors. A new collector and an SP have been assigned to 7 districts.
Rajasthan Housing Board Chairman A Mukhopadhyay will now be in charge of the Rajasthan Civil Service Appellate Tribunal. Additionally, new postings have also been given to a total of 150 Rajasthan Administrative Services.