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Pear as new cash-crop in Himachal

By : Mohan Verma New high yielding varieties of pear and its better shelf-life offers a new cash crop option for farmers in this hill state especially in Kullu valley, replacing senile and decaying old root stock of apple, the official of Horticulture Department said. Deputy Director of Department posted at Kullu, Mr. B.C. Rana

Water ATM out of order on the Ridge : Shimla

By : Mohan Verma First of its kind water ATM at Ridge is out of order for last five days, forcing about 400 ATM holders to render post to pillar to have drinkable water. We are purchasing mineral water bottles as ATM is out of order for last five days as it had developed some

“Snapdeal” to sell Philately products

By : Mohan Verma E-commerce website snapdeal.com would also sell the Philately products as India Post has entered in a deal after inking an agreement in this regard recently. Disclosing this on Monday, Post Master General of Himachal Pradesh circle, Mr. A.N. Nanda told media that 14 products of Philately are being made available on

Postcard & inland letter would not die sudden death like telegram : N. Narayan Anand

By : Mohan Verma Post cards and inland letters, two economical popular mail services of India post would not die sudden death like telegram, despite it was facing multi pro-long challenges as it is virtually becoming outdated today with upcoming Internet mailing, messaging and courier services. Relevance of post card and inland letter in the

India Post to roll up banking services by next years

By : Mohan Verma India Post would roll up banking services by next years as modalities have been sorted out linking it with core banking system as MOU had been signed two years back with IT firm M/s. Infosys to design new  software called ‘Pinnacle’, senior officer of postal service informed at Shimla on Wednesday.

Shimla hosts brain storming sessions on ‘colonial inheritance’

By : Mohan Verma Celebrating 150 years of British Summer Capital of India, Indian Instituted of Advance Study located in one of relic of same era would explore harmonizing colonial inheritance, urban aesthetics and modernization with special reference to this town as two days seminar began on Tuesday. Inaugurating the first day of the session,

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

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