• So far as the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) is concerned, they are incurring losses due to number of factors such as poor order book, shortage of working capital, surplus manpower, obsolete plant and machinery and difficulty to adjust to changing market conditions etc.

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Karnal Singh, IPS (AGMUT:1984)

  • The office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received his resignation letter today. He was appointed solicitor general in June 2014 after the Modi government came to power. His second term as solicitor general was renewed recently. There was speculation a few months ago that the Supreme Court collegium was considering his name as a judge of the apex court.
  • The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh files his nomination from Arki assembly constituency. This constituency is being continuously represented by BJP since past two terms. Chief Minister has left his present constituency Shimla Rural in favour of his son. But the party high command has not cleared his ticket yet for this constituency. Earlier, Virbhadra Singh announced to contest from Theog assembly segment in Shimla district but all of sudden his decision was changed by party’ central election committee. Union Health Minister J.P.Nadda accompanied former state minister and member of present assembly Jai Ram Thakur in Siraj of Mandi District while Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal was present with former minister and party MLA Ravinder Ravi in Dehra constituency of Kangra District. The state will go for poll on November 9 in single phase in all the 68 assembly constituencies. October 23 is the last date of nomination and it will be scrutinized on October 24. The last date of withdrawal is October 26.
  • Police said the deceased and injured were bus drivers and conductors who were taking rest in the building after duty. “The crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the building, constructed in 1952, when the collpase happened around 3.30 am, killing them on the spot,” they said.