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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

Post-monsoon showers further bring down mercury in Himachal

By : Mohan Verma Post-monsoon showers lashed this hill state in last 24 hours and brought down mercury substantially as it recorded decline of three to four degrees in the minimum temperature. Headquarters of tribal Lahaul-Spiti district, Keylong was coldest of the season in the state as it recorded low at 5 degrees, down by

Former minister and four time BJP legislator Dila Ram passes away

By  : Mohan Verma Former minister and four time Bharatiya Janta Party Legislator Mr. Dila Ram passed away after illness at his native place at Mahadev village in Mandi district in the state yesterday morning. He was 74 years and was elected first time on Bharatiya Janta Party ticket from Nachan reserve seat of Mandi

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IGMC shall not be converted into AIIMS : Centre

By : Mohan Verma Narendra Kumar Modi government refused to convert Indira Gandhi Medical College and hospital into All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), turning down the demand of state government on the pretext that no running institutes would be converted into the AIIMS in the country. Revealing this to media on Tuesday, Himachal

Dry weather forecast for Himachal Pradesh

By : Mohan Verma South-west monsoon was passing through weak phase in the north-western Himalayan region as Indian Meteorological Department forecasts mainly dry weather for next three days. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Director of Met office Shimla told media that monsoon was confined to north-eastern states are currently in weak phase are likely to take atleast

Dharamshala and Mandi to have all women police stations

By : Arvind Sharma The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday decided to set up all-women police stations in Dharamshala and Mandi towns, to curb crimes against women. Earlier only Dharamshala was in a row to have one after Shimla. The state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has decided to open all women

BJP leader demands resignation of Himachal transport minister

By : Mohan Verma BJP leader and former transport minister, Thakur Mahender Singh, has demanded resignation of the transport minister, G.S. Bali in the wake of a series of accidents, the highest number in the tenure of any transport minister in the history of Himachal Pradesh. He said Mr. Bali should take moral responsibility of

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

IMD warns of heavy rainfall in Himachal

By : Mohan Verma Indian Meteorological Department had warned some parts of Himachal Pradesh to be lashed with heavy south-west monsoon showers. Shimla Met. office director Manmohan Singh said that as low pressure area is over northern parts of Odisha and adjoining Chattisgarh, is likely to bring heavy rainfall at isolated places in low and

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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