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2 killed in Sirmaur as wall of house collapses following landslide

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Sirmour  /  No Comments

Landslide in Sirmaur

A landslide killed two women at Jwagdhar village in the Sangrah Sub-division of Sirmaur district last night.  The women were sleeping in a room when the wall of their house collapsed following a landslide due to heavy downpour.  Family members in the adjoining room had a narrow escape. The died women include a 16-years-old girl […]

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HP Met issues landslide warning due to heavy rains

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  News  /  No Comments

landslide

Considering the heavy rainfall in some districts of Himachal, HP Met on Wednesday issued warning of probable landslides during the next 24 hours to restrict people from traveling to sensitive areas. Met Director Manmohan Singh also informed that districts like Shimla, Mandi, Kangra, and Shimla has witnessed heavy rainfall and are likely to experience similar […]

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HP University closing its distance learning centre for outside state

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Himachal  /  No Comments

HP University

Himachal Pradesh University is closing International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL) – its study centre for distance learning outside state. The decision came after the University Grants Commission (UGC) prohibited state and private universities from establishing centres outside their territorial jurisdiction.  The action would result in monetary loss of about 1,000 enrollments […]

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High Court directs Govt. to form special task force to curb drug menace

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Himachal  /  No Comments

In a effort to curb drug menace in Himachal Pradesh, the High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to form a special task force within three weeks to get hold of drug peddlers. As per direction, the task force would be headed by an Indian Police Service Officer and would operate in worst hit […]

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Monsoon remains subdued in Himachal, rain deficit rises to 34%

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Himachal  /  No Comments

Himachal Weather Update

This year, rain deficit of Himachal Pradesh has risen to 34 percent due to subdued monsoon. Many parts of the state recorded moderate rainfall while remaining parts witnessed dry spell or subdued monsoon. Humidity levels were recorded to be higher as the sky remained overcast.  As compared to normal 355.8 mm, so far the state […]

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Bail plea of Himachal CM’s aide put off in money laundering case

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Himachal  /  No Comments

Virbhadra Singh

In money laundering case against the Himachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, bail petition of Singh’s close aide Anand Chauhan was on Tuesday put off by the court to August 2. Anand was on remand in Judicial custody till July 19. He is alleged of facilitating investment of money in various policies on the names […]

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Two arrested in Manali rape case, 4 still absconding

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  Himachal  /  No Comments

Kullu Police has arrested two men accused of raping an Israeli woman on early Sunday, confirmed a police official. The men, who work as mechanic/driver in Kullu, were arrested from the city. Both of them have accepted raping the foreign tourist. The police used CCTV footage of camera installed at the Manali bus stand.  Police […]

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Recent scrub typhus death raises questions over health authorities

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  Himachal  /  No Comments

Srub typhus

On July 18, a 43-years-old man from Sunder Nagar died at IGMC Shimla. It has sparked a debate about government’s seriousness toward the disease. Health Authorities in Himachal Pradesh are facing questions over regular deaths due to scrub typhus every year.  Despite it no special efforts are visible.  Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital is […]

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5 unforgettable memories Shimla offers to tourists

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  Featured, Shimla  /  No Comments

Shimla snow

  Himalayas is a wonder in itself, associated with India’s religious and spiritual values. It is easy to establish a city in plains, but in lower foothills of Himalaya, in mountainous terrains, it’s altogether different. Cities are smaller and less developed, which has preserved their beauty upto a great extent. Tough terrains keep industrialization a […]

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Chamba’s International Minjar fair kicks off

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Chamba  /  No Comments

Minjar far

Yesterday, Himachal Pradesh’s Forest Minister Thakur Singh bharmouri inaugurated the eight-day International Minjar Fair of Chamba – a popular tribal carnival. He hoisted the Minjar Flag in Chowgan. He also made announcements of Minjar Sports tournament along with inauguration of the exhibition of various departments and non-government organizations.

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