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Himachal offers DSP post to woman cricketer Sushma

Shimla, July 25 (IANS) India's international woman cricketer Sushma Verma was on Tuesday offered the job of a DSP in Himachal Police by the state government for her sporting achievements. Sushma Verma has brought laurels to the hill state and to its people by excelling in international cricket, an official statement quoting Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here. A wicketkeeper...

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246 km of Himachal roads declared National Highways

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) As many as 246 kilometres of state roads in Himachal Pradesh have been declared new National Highways since 2013-14, Parliament was told on Monday. With this, the total length of national highways in Himachal Pradesh is about 2,642 kilometres at present, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh Lal Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha in a written rep...

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CBI takes up probe in Shimla gang rape case

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday took up the sensational gang rape and murder case of a school girl in Shimla that has led to massive protests in the hill state. The investigation agency said it has registered two cases on the July 19 orders of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in connection with the gang rape and murder of the girl and into the custodial death of an accused. ...

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Shinde replaces Soni as Congress in-charge of Himachal

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday appointed party veteran and former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde as in-charge of Himachal Pradesh in place of party General Secretary Ambika Soni. Party MP Ranjeet Ranjan has been appointed co-inchage of the state. The development comes after Soni requested the Congress high command to relieve her as General Secretary in-cha...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, we...

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Inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines in 4 states

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has revealed. The states also have no deep freezers, ice-lined refrigerators (ILR) and vaccine carriers to maintain vaccines at the prescribed range of temperature, according to the CAG report, tabled i...

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Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party, saying she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons. I totally deny the unfounded, unsubstantiated, farcical news which came on television channels that I have quit or resigned. I have done neither o...

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Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party and said she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons. I totally deny the unfounded, unsubstantiated, farcical news which came on television channels that I have quit or resigned. I have done neither ...

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Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. In Rajasthan, where the Congress won 24 seats in the last assembly polls, Meira Kumar got 34 votes, which are believed to have come...

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Sanitation coverage up to 65.07% till July: Government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has picked up great momentum, with the sanitation coverage increasing from 41.80 per cent in October 2014 to 65.07 per cent in July 2017, and is hopeful of achieving its target by October 2019. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh Chandap...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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28 killed in Himachal road accident

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Twenty-eight persons were killed and nine others injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said. The accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from here. The bus with 37 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to Nauni in Solan dis...

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Presidential poll: Kovind ahead of Meira by over 2 lakh vote value

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDAs Ram Nath Kovind established a massive lead of more than two lakh in vote value over UPA rival Meira Kumar as counting of votes progressed in the Presidential election on Thursday. In an electoral college of 4,896 voters with 10,98,903 value, 2,002 votes with value of 6,84,179 have been counted. Thirty seven votes were declared invalid. Kovind has so...

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Modi condoles death of 15 passengers in Himachal

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the death of 15 passengers in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in the tragic bus accident... May those injured recover quickly, Modi tweeted. At least 15 persons were killed and an equal number injured when a private bu...

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15 killed in Himachal road accident

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and an equal number injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Thursday, an official said. The accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from here. The bus with 35 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to Nauni in Solan dist...

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Himachal gang-rape, murder: Top officer transferred

Shimla, July 20 (IANS) A top Himachal Pradesh police officer, heading the SIT probing the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl, was transferred hours after one of the suspects was found murdered in a lock-up, an official said on Thursday. Inspector General Zahur H. Zaidi, besides, two other senior district police officers, were transferred late on Wednesday evening. The other two...

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Mild earthquake recorded in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, July 19 (IANS) A mild earthquake was recorded on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said. An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was recorded at 7.18 p.m. local Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. No loss of life or damage to property was reported from Chamba....

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Violence rocks Himachal after gang-rape, murder; suspect kills fellow accused

Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. This led to arson attack by mobs who were demanding justice for the 16-year-old victim, whose body was found in the forests in Kotkhai town in Shimla district o...

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HP girl's gang-rape, murder suspect kills lock-up inmate

Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. Rajinder Singh allegedly killed Surat Singh, a Nepalese, by smashing his head on the floor, a police official here told IANS. He said what caused Rajind...

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