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Himachal CM prioritises strengthening state's strategic infrastructure

Shimla, April 22 (IANS) First-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has made strengthening the mountain state's weak infrastructure -- road, rail and air -- a priority as this would not only boost national security but also increase tourist flows. Himachal Pradesh shares a 260 km border with China. Five-time legislator Thakur, who rose through the ranks, said he has apprise...

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WHO includes Shimla doctor's protocol in new guidelines on rabies prophylaxis

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients. The Technical Report Series (1012) released on Friday, based on WHO's Expert Consultation, referenced two papers based on practical research by field epidem...

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Himachal to fill 200 more posts of doctors

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has filled 262 posts of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews and 200 more posts would be filled to meet their shortage in rural and far-flung areas, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday. At the inauguration of the Interventional Radiology Outreach Programme organized by the Indira Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) he...

2 days ago
Six killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Himachal

Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Six people, including three women, were killed and two others injured when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, police said. The accident took place near Ranvi village in Nerwa in Chopal tehsil, some 120 km from Shimla, an official said. Two of the injured have been admitted to a h...

3 days ago
40 houses gutted in Shimla fire

Shimla, April 18 (IANS) A massive fire in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday gutted at least 40 houses and property worth lakhs of rupees, officials said. The fire reportedly broke out when the occupants were asleep. However, no casualties have been reported. There are reports of 40 houses, mostly wooden, being destroyed in the fire in Kasheni village, Sub Divisional...

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Shimla to have water supply authority

Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to set up a water supply and wastewater management authority, with World Bank funding, for the state capital, an official said. A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here. It approved the formation of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Ltd (SJPNL) for water s...

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Shimla cyclist Kumar retains King of Shivalik title

Shimla, April 15 (IANS) Shimla cyclist David Kumar on Sunday retained the seventh edition of the Hero MTB (mountain biking) Himalaya -- Shimla race that saw Indian and foreign participants, the event organisers said. David is the overall winner of the event, while Ashish Sherpa and Rakesh Rana stood second and third respectively, Mohit Sood, president of the Himalayan Adventure Sports an...

7 days ago
HP power utility puts incomplete transmission line to use

Shimla, April 14 (IANS) The state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd has put an incomplete transmission line to use after incurring avoidable expenditure of Rs 0.78 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said. The corporation awarded the work for construction of 220 KV double circuit transmission line from Kashang to Bhaba in June 2005 to contractor Jyo...

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Over 100 intrepid cyclists set out for Shimla's heritage ride

Shimla, April 13 (IANS) In a first, over 100 intrepid cyclists -- both Indians and foreigners -- set out from here on Friday for a special heritage ride of the state capital, the event organisers said. The ride is part of the seventh edition of the Hero MTB Himalaya -- Shimla edition race that will be flagged off from here on Saturday. The two-day expedition, which is largely spr...

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Himachal has outdated apple processing facilities: CAG

Shimla, April 13 (IANS) The state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), which is mainly into marketing apple juice concentrate, is using worn out machinery and its unscientific collection often deteriorates the quality of fruits. This fact came to light in a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in the state assembly last week. ...

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Himachal to develop fossil park through ADB funding: CM

Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmaur district will be developed through Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance. The government is also open to private investment for the development of the part located near Nahan town. He was addressing a public meeting after visiting the museum and fossil park,...

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100 cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Himalaya

Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Over 100 cyclists will participate in the two-day Hero MTB Himalaya -- Shimla edition race that will be flagged off from here on Friday, event organisers said on Thursday. For the first time, the race takes the riders through some of the most pristine parts of the Shivalik hills or the foothills of the Himalayas. The riders will pedal their way through uph...

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Nearly 40% shortage of faculty at HP agriculture university: CAG

Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Picking holes in the overall performance of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in Palampur, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said the university is having close to 40 per cent faculty shortage, which is hampering the quality of education and research. Against the total sanctioned strength of 380 members of faculty in the st...

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Forest police stations in Himachal a failure: CAG

Shimla, April 11 (IANS) The decision to set up forest police stations or 'van thanas' in Himachal Pradesh to combat organised forest crimes was not planned that resulted in non-utilisation of infrastructure worth Rs 4.04 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said. The decision to commission 'van thanas' was initiated in 2008 by then state Forest Minister J.P. Nadda, who is...

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Himachal varsity among top 5 universities of north India

Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh's Solan has emerged as one of the top five private universities of north India as per rankings given by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) set up by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, the varsity said on Tuesday. The five parameters that are used to determine NIRF rankings are teaching and learni...

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Dimension Data enables SBI with 60 'digital' branches

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data on Tuesday announced that it has enabled the State Bank of India (SBI) with its Next-Gen solution at 60 digital branches in the country. Known as sbiINTOUCH, these digital branches offer advanced banking services such as instant loan approvals, assistance in choosing investment portfolios and access to late...

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27 schoolkids among 30 killed in Himachal accident

Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Thirty people, including 27 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal said all the killed students were in the age of 10 to 12, while the bus driver and two women teachers were among the victims. Local villagers had begun rescue ope...

12 days ago
26 schoolkids among 29 killed in Himachal accident

Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Twenty-nine persons, including 26 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal confirmed the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were among the dead. The death toll could rise as some...

12 days ago
9 kids die in Himachal school bus accident

Shimla, April 9 (IANS) At least nine children from a private school in Himachal Pradesh were killed when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-feet-deep gorge in Kangra district on Monday, police said. The death toll could rise as many students were still trapped in the mangled body of the bus, the police said. The rescue operation was on. The students, mostly...

12 days ago
Himachal to get new policies on mining, power: CM

Shimla, April 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will soon formulate new policies on power and mining while steps have been initiated to boost the hill state's tourism potential, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday. We will soon bring a new mining policy to ensure more revenue and end illegal quarrying. The policy is in the final stages of preparation and will have penal p...

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