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Classical jugalbandi mesmerizes the audience in Shimla

Classical jugalbandi mesmerizes the audience in Shimla

By : Mohan Verma The jugalbandi of noted classical singers Ustad Jawad and Mazar Ali Khan and Shahnai player Pandit Daya Shankar mesmerized the audience during second evening of the Shimla ‘Classical Musical Festival’ organized at Gaiety Theatre Shimla on Thursday. Col. (Dr.) Dhani Ram Shandil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister was the Chief Guest

CM inaugurates ‘Shimla Classical Musical Fest’

By : Mohan Verma Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the five-day ‘Shimla Classical Music Festival’ being organized by the Himachal government in collaboration with the Punjabi Academy, Government of Delhi, at the historic Gaiety Theatre Shimla late Wednesday evening. Mr. Virbhadra Singh expressed happiness that renowned artistes of India would perform during this festival.

Himachal government likely to hike 2 pc VAT on petrol

By : Mohan Verma State government has decided to hike two percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol increasing it to 27 pc from existing rate of 25 pc, senior official of Excise and Taxation Department confirmed. State Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Mr. J.C. Chauhan told media that state government has invited objections and suggestions

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Six hectares land of Prashant Bhushan’s Educational Society vested to government

By : Mohan Verma Deputy Commissioner Kangra Mr. C.Palrasu on Wednesday vested the six hectares of land, which was purchased by Kumad Bhushan Educational Society situated a Kandwari near Palampur in 2010, to the government for alleged violation of section 118 sub-section (h) of the Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act by the said

Former minister and four time BJP legislator Dila Ram passes away

By  : Mohan Verma Former minister and four time Bharatiya Janta Party Legislator Mr. Dila Ram passed away after illness at his native place at Mahadev village in Mandi district in the state yesterday morning. He was 74 years and was elected first time on Bharatiya Janta Party ticket from Nachan reserve seat of Mandi

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Congress government assured help to HPCA for hosting India-West Indies ODI

By : Mohan Verma Clearing the air over reports that the state government was not responding to requests of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) for providing security to host the India-West Indies One day International at Dharamshala on October 17, Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma on Monday said that it would extend all possible help to

HRTC to switch over pre-paid travel soon

By : Mohan Verma Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) decided to switch over new pre-paid card system to make the travel cashless in the state. Informing media persons about decisions taken by Board of Directors meeting of HRTC and Bus Adaa Management Committee held at Shimla on Thursday, Transport Minister G.S. Bali said that pre-paid

Doon legislator Ram Kumar acquits of murder case

By : Mohan Verma Congress MLA from Doon (Solan district) Mr. Ram Kumar Chaudhary got acquitted of murder case of a Dalit woman in Panchkula court on Thursday. Mr. Chaudhary was suspended from the party, who was first time MLA from Doon assembly. He has taken oath in the assembly despite being suspended by Himachal

Two dead three injured in an accident : Shimla district

By : Mohan Verma Two persons were killed and other three were injured when a jeep carrying them fell down in deep gorge near Saraji village under Rohru subdivision of Shimla district in the darkness of last night. Police sources said that an ill-fated Bolero camper jeep (HP 10A-1109) en-route Saraji village from Kudoo fell down

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Himachal BJP parliamentarian charge-sheeted in HPCA land case

By : Mohan Verma Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Hamirpur, president of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and Bharatiya Janta Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Mr. Anurag Thakur has been charge-sheeted on Tuesday for axing trees at the allotted land meant for constructing players’ residential complex by the cricket body in a court at Dharamshala.

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