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Trio nabbed after firing incident in parking : Shimla

By : Mohan Verma Three persons belonging to different parts of Punjab and Chandigarh were nabbed by the state police as they resort firing on the local people in a parking at Jodha Niwas, Shimla. Police sources said that mishap of firing occurred Wednesday night at 1100 hours when three persons namely Mr. Gajan Singh

1 killed, 16 injured in HRTC bus accident : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma 1 passenger was killed and 16 others were injured, when a state roadways bus carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down the hill in Himachal Pradesh today, police said. One of the seriously injured passenger was referred to IGMC Shimla. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on the

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Failed eye banking system in Himachal

There is a dim hope for more than 3500 corneal blind persons in Himachal Pradesh to get their sight restored as they would have to wait for two hundred years due to the indifferent attitude of the health authorities. The only eye bank of the state, run by the government in Shimla, could give sight

Dharamshala and Mandi to have all women police stations

By : Arvind Sharma The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday decided to set up all-women police stations in Dharamshala and Mandi towns, to curb crimes against women. Earlier only Dharamshala was in a row to have one after Shimla. The state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has decided to open all women

Bishop Cotton School named top boy’s boarding school in India

By : Mohan Verma One of the oldest boarding schools for boy’s in Asia, Bishop Cotton School, Shimla founded in 1859, has been named as the top boy’s boarding institution in the country by the Education World India School Rankings 2014. It is followed by the famous Scindia School Gwalior and Doon School, Dehradun. For

Magnitude 5 earthquake hits parts of Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale rocked the Chamba-Kangra Border in Himachal Pradesh this afternoon. However, there was no loss of life and property, reports said. Mausam Kendra here said that the quake,  occurred at 1341 hours having magnitude at Richter Scale 5.0 of moderate intensity and having epicenter Latitude

17 die 26 injured in bus accident : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma As many as 17 passengers were killed and 26 other were injured when a private bus plunged into Baspa river this morning at Rutrunaga place at Kupa area along Indo-China border in Kinnaur district in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, about 230 kms far from Shimla town. SP Kinnaur

Four buried alive in a vehicle in Kinnaur district

By : Mohan Verma Four people were buried alive in a tata pick-up vehicle when heavy boulders came on it at Neru near Cholling in Kinnaur district about 220 km from Shimla town early this morning. S.P. Kinnaur Mr. Rahul Nath told media that two bodies have been retrieved after clearing debris. The deceased including

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Cloud burst & heavy rainfall disrupts life in Himachal

By : Mohan Verma South-west monsoon was vigorously active in few parts of the state. The cloud burst and heavy rainfall in last 24 hours has disrupted the vehicular traffic, submerging localities in the water and slush. Former Health Minister and Member of Assembly from Nahan Dr. Rajiv Bindal told media that cloud burst occurred

Chief Minister greets Urmila Singh on her birthday

Mr. Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister on Wednesday visited Rajbhawan to greet Mrs. Urmila Singh, Governor on her 68th birthday and presented her bouquet. Mr. Singh wished her a long and healthy life. Mr. Sujan Singh Pathania, MPP & Power Minister, Mr. Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Forest Minister, Mr. Mukesh Agnihotri, Industry Minister, Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Urban

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