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5 bodies fished out from Pandoh dam; 20 students still missing

By : Mohan Verma Rescue workers yesterday fished out  five bodies from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district while 20 others are still missing as they were washed away in the Beas river, when the flood gates of upstream Larji dam were let off without giving warning, an official said. Additional Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Rai told media

24 engineering students drown in Beas river : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma 24 engineering students from Andhra Pradesh drowned in Beas river at Thalot in Mandi district of Himachal after sudden release of water from Largi Dam on Sunday evening. Deputy Commissioner Mandi Devesh Kumar said that a students tourist party hailing from Andhra Pradesh stopped at Thalot besides dry Beas river, suddenly

Tourist dies as span trolley hits tree : Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma A tourist hailing from Andhra Pradesh was killed when a trolley carrying a couple went uncontrolled and hit a tree at Mahsu peak near Theog in Shimla district yesterday afternoon. Police sources said Nagesh Kumar and his wife Rakhi were tracking on a span trolley when the wire-man lost control over

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.

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