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Fragrance of early variety of Himachal apple in the market

By : Mohan Verma Fragrance of early variety of Himahcal Pradesh apple scented North Indian fruit and vegetable markets. As many as 60,000 boxes have been traded in beginning of season as this fruit contributes more than Rs. 3,500 crore to state economy. Talking to media, State Agriculture Market Proceed Corporation (APMPC) chairman Dr. Subash

Unemployment figures piles up to 10.12 lakh in Himachal

By : Mohan Verma Unemployment and under-employment continues to be the major area of concern before the successive government in this hill state, which also reflect dismal performance on the key front as its figure of unemployed people piled up to 10,12,602 in finical year 2013-14, compared to 8,61,314 of corresponding year 2012-13, data circulated

Himachal BJP vice-president seeks Rs. 100 crore grant to set up Parala apple market

By : Mohan Verma Former horticulture minister and BJP state vice-president Narinder Bragta on Monday appealed union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh to grant Rs. 100 crore to Himachal Pradesh to complete construction of apple market yard at Prala near Jubbal and Kotkhai areas of Shimla district. A delegation also joined by BJP member of

Muncipal Corporation Shimla affix over methodology of tax collection

By : Mohan Verma This civic body seems to affix over lack of consensuses over types of methodology to collect properties tax after adopting Unit Area Tax method approved by last Congress house and upheld by last BJP rule amending MC bye laws for the same. Irrespective of political affiliation councilor opposing it, as the

Himachal Kissan Sabha opposes imposition of property tax in merged area

By : Mohan Verma Himachal Kissan Sabha (HKS) out rightly rejected imposition of property tax in merged area and criticized the unilateral action of the government. In a press note issued by HKS state president Dr. Kuldeep Singh Tanwar said that the government decision is anti people. Imposition of the tax will adversely affect the

Three medical colleges to come up in Himachal

By : Mohan Verma Bringing up number of state run medical colleges from three to six, three new medical colleges to come up soon in this hill state. Informing media persons about the development of one and half years of Congress rule in the state, Health and Revenue Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said that three

India raises matter of alternate route for Mansarovar pilgrimage

By : Mohan Verma Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi has raised the matter of alternate route for Mansarovar pilgrimage from India to China as the issue has been reportedly figured with President of China Zen Ping during BRICS conference at Brazil. Disclosing about the latest development, Mr. Prem Kumar Dhumal former Chief Minister and leader of

Major relief for MBBS aspirants : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma Number of aspirants who were in limbo for last few months have good news as Medical Council of India, an autonomous regularity body restored the 200 seats in two state medical colleges on Saturday. Informing about this outcome, state government said in a press release that Medical Council of India (MCI)

First IIM to come up in Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma This land lock state remained cut of from national stream in field of professional education and lack of ample institutions would have its first Indian Institute of Management. This was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely while presenting general budget for years 2014-15 in the parliament on Thursday. State have one

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High court rejects plea to modify compensation in Beas tragedy

By : Mohan Verma Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday rejected the plea of the Hyderabad-based engineering institute to modify its order of slapping interim compensation of Rs. 2,50,000 to each to the families of 24 students who were washed away in the Beas river last month. High Court division bench comprising of Chief Justice

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