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Chief Minister meets Finance Minister; raised various financial issues pertaining to the state

Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh called on Mr. Arun Jaitley on Thursday at New Delhi and apprised about various issues particularly relating to the funding pattern centrally sponsored schemes, strategy for infrastructure development for North-Western Himalaya states, special package of industrial incentives, subsidized helicopter services and extension of railway network in the state. It was

Dalai Lama blesses the Middle Way Approach Campaign

By : Arvind Sharma The Central Tibetan Administration’s leader, or Sikyong or PM Tibetan government in exile Dr. Lobsang Sangay at Dharamshala, yesterday unveiled the administration’s most concerted effort to date to bring about basic freedom for Tibetan people. Four years after talks of Tibetan in exile with Chinese government, which reached a stalemate in

Manali-Keylong-Leh route open for vehicular traffic

By : Mohan Verma After keeping off about six months, Manali-Keylong-Leh strategic highway was opened for vehicular traffic by Border Road Organisation yesterday as it was snowbound between Keylong and Leh. District Publicity Officer Kullu Mr. Sher Singh said that this road shut down due to early snowfall in October 2013 and was opened by

Admin sounds alert after formation of two lakes on Billing nalah

By : Mohan Verma District Administration of Lahaul & Spiti has sounded high alert to the people living in down stream of Billing nalah (rivulet) after formation of two artificial lakes due to frequent land slides following recent heavy snowfall in the tribal district, 400 km from Shimla. Talking to media, District Magistrate of Lahaul

Security beefs up in Raj day town during summer festival

By : Mohan Verma Security beefed up in Shimla town following increasing of crowd due to summer festival on the historic Ridge ground which started on Sunday. Police sources said that number of police personnels have been deployed in uniform and in civilian dress to keep an eye on anti-social element. This festival would last

50 percent fruits damaged in Sirmaur district

By : Mohan Verma Report coming from Nahan said that hail and wind storm in Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh had hit the apple, peach, plums and walnut badly as farmer suffered 50 percent damage of their fruit and vegetable products. Vegetable crops of farmers in the lower areas including Paonta Sahib and Kala Amb had

Farmers draw attention of government towards damage caused by hailstorms

By : Mohan Verma Drawing attention of state and center government towards damage caused by the wind and hailstorms which hit several parts of this hill state, Himachal Pradesh Kissan Sabha demanded advocate compensation to affected apple and other vegetable crops on Monday. Press statement issued by state president of Himahcal Pradesh Kissan Sabha Dr.

Rohtang Pass closed after fresh snow

Hailstorm and rains lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh drawing normal life out of gear and dropping mercury upto 13 degree Celsius. Shimla recorded a high of 24.4 degrees Celsius against 30.0 degrees Celsius, while Manali recorded minimum temperature at 13.6 degrees Celsius against 25.2 degrees Celsius, which is a drop of 12 degrees. In

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Tibetan ‘political prisoner’ lands in Dalai Lama’s abode

By : Mohan Verma Tibetan “political prisoner” Golog Jigme, who was jailed for working in a film, expressing feelings of Tibetans ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, narrated tales of physical and mental torture that prisoners are undergoing in China. Narrating his 20-month arduous journey since his escape from a Chinese prison, Jigme, who last

23 injured in road accident : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma About 23 passengers where injured when a private bus carrying them from Gehrakhad to Chamba fell down near Chilli area yesterday afternoon. Police sources said that the bus skidded off the road when it was returning to Chamba. About 23 people were injured who were rushed to Chamba Zonal Hospital. Most of them

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