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Rajiv Bindal condemns reduction of MBBS seats in medical colleges

By : Mohan Verma Former health minister Rajiv Bindal yesterday condemned the reduction in number of MBBS seats in Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla and Dr. Rajinder Prasad Medical College Tanda in Kangra district. In a press statement issued, Mr. Bindal alleged that former Dhumal’s government worked hard to increase number of MBBS seats from

Himachal High Court directed state government to submit status report till June 24 : Beas tragedy

The High Court of Himachal Pradesh yesterday directed the state government to file status report till June 24 on the steps taken by the authorities on the inquiry report submitted by the Inquiry Officer i.e. Divisional Commissioner, Mandi over Beas tragedy, where 24 B.Tech. students of VNR Vigyan Jyoti Institute of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad

Three more bodies fished out : Beas tragedy

By : Mohan Verma After roaming in the dark, rescue agency on Thursday fished out three more bodies of VNR Jyoti Hyderabad engineering college students in the silted mighty Beas river, recovering total 12 deceased from the water. It is still a tough task as number of deceased students and a tour operator are still

Two boys of Dharamshala vicinity are among 40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq

By : Arvind Sharma There are two boys from Kangra district near Dharamshala among the forty Indians construction workers, who have been believed to be kidnapped in the oil-rich Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq, presumably by Islamic militants. Kangra District Deputy Commissioner C. Paulrasu said in Dharamshala that the details of these two boys has been

Beas tragedy is a murder of 24 innocent young citizens : Shanta Kumar

By : Arvind Sharma “The Beas river tragedy in Himachal is not an accident, but a murder of 24 innocent young citizens,” said Member parliament/Sr. BJP leader Mr. Shanta Kumar at Dharamshala on Wednesday. Replying to the queries of the media about Tharot (Pandoh) accident, Mr. Shanta said that though this killing was not intentional,

Earthquake in Kangra valley

By : Mohan Verma The Kangra valley including Dharamshala, Palampur besides Chamba and Holi areas of Himachal Pradesh received tremor shocks late Tuesday night for few seconds, which measured 4.2 on the Richter scale. Dr. Susheel Kumar Head Geophysics Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology at Dehradun told that the tremor was experienced at 11:01 P.M.

Two bodies recovered in Pandoh Dam, 15 others missing

By : Mohan Verma With the recovery of two more bodies of the Engineering students of VNR Vignana Jyoti Institute Hyderabad, the total number of the bodies extricated so far has gone up to ten. Fifteen bodies are yet to be retrieved – fourteen students and one tour operator. One of the bodies has been

South-west monsoon may advance in Himachal : IMD

By : Mohan Verma Indian Meteorological Department yesterday said that south-west monsoon system may advance, following increasing of humidity level as pre-monsoon showers were lashing many parts of the state. Recent inclement weather conditions owing to cyclonic conditions in the north-west Himalayan and now pre-monsoon showers have increased the sudden humidity level which was nearly

2 dead 13 injured in HRTC bus mishap : Shimla

By : Mohan Verma 2 died and 13 others sustained injuries when Shimla bound state transport bus rolled down at Kathyana under Akhru gram panchayat near Dhami in Shimla district this morning, police sources confirmed. Shimla-Kathyana HRTC bus carrying 20 passengers on board was about to set its journey at 0730 hours today when it

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13 tourists killed, 50 injured in Sirmaur bus mishap : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma As many as 13 tourists were killed and 50 others were injured when a private bus skidded off the road and fell down into a 110 meter deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district last evening, police said. Majority of the tourists were from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The bus carried around

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