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HP to regularise 15,000 daily wage earners
Shimla, June 5
The Himachal Government has decided to regularise the services of 15,000 daily-wage earners who have been working in different departments for eight years and fulfil other terms and conditions.

Paramilitary awardees resent govt decision
Palampur, June 5
Resentment prevails among the gallantry award winners of the paramilitary forces and civil services in the state over the decision of the Himachal Pradesh Government, in which it has enhanced the annuity money of those gallantry award recipients who belong to armed forces only.

One arrested for murder
Dharamsala, June 5
A 22-year-old man, Dharam Pal, was shot at Sanjwan village under the Indora police station on Saturday. The police has arrested Kewal Krishan of the same village on charges of murder. Preliminary investigation point to a love affair to be the motive behind the murder.

Man falls into gorge, dies
Parwanoo, June 5
Navneet Sharma, a young Merchant Navy officer from Manimajra, was little aware of what destiny had in store for him. A joyride to the hills along with his wife Subee, whom he married three months ago, proved to be his last journey.



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Two die in mishap
Reckong Peo, June 5
Two persons were killed and one was injured when a jeep in which they were travelling fell from the national highway into Sutlej near Tranda in Bhavanagar area in Kinnaur district this morning.

Worker dies
Barotiwala, June 5
A steel industry worker was killed after four iron ingots fell on him yesterday. The incident took place in Rama Steel Industries here when Nepal Kushwaha (35) was involved in the process of melting steel.


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HP to regularise 15,000 daily wage earners
Tribune News Service

Shimla, June 5
The Himachal Government has decided to regularise the services of 15,000 daily-wage earners who have been working in different departments for eight years and fulfil other terms and conditions.

The decision was taken by the state Cabinet that met under the chairmanship of Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, here today.

It also decided to cancel the allotment of hydroelectric projects in respect of which the companies had failed to take effective steps for their execution. A three-week notice would be served before taking any such action.

It was also decided that the projects up to 5 MW be revised for Himachalis and they be given preference in allotment of projects between 5 MW to 10 MW.

The Cabinet consented to establish a fingerprint bureau in the Police Department to equip it with all criminal investigation facilities by building its own data bank.

The regularisation of the services of 10 warders in the Prison Department, who have completed minimum prescribed service and fulfilled other conditions, was also approved.

The Cabinet further decided to relax the recruitment and promotion rules for Class IV employees in the Forest Department to pave the way for the regularisation of 63 daily-wage earners.

It decided to lease out 191.08 bighas of land at Majra village in Nalagarh, in the name of M/s Shivalik Solid Waste Management Limited for setting up a treatment, storage and disposal plant and 30.08 bighas of land at Sheetalpur village in Baddi to Doon Infrastructure Limited for setting up of common effluent treatment plant for the industrial area.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal of filling of four posts of assistant engineers (mechanical) in the Irrigation and Public Health Department through direct recruitment.

It also decided to increase the number of livestock at various farms of the Animal Husbandry Department with a view to give boost to animal husbandry in rural areas and provide people with some good self-employment options.

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Paramilitary awardees resent govt decision
Our Correspondent

Palampur, June 5
Resentment prevails among the gallantry award winners of the paramilitary forces and civil services in the state over the decision of the Himachal Pradesh Government, in which it has enhanced the annuity money of those gallantry award recipients who belong to armed forces only.

In its latest Cabinet decision, the state government enhanced the annuity of the PVC winners from Rs 4,500 to Rs 1,25,000, of Ashok Chakra winners from Rs 4,000 to Rs 1,00,000, of Mahavir Chakra winners from Rs 3,600 to Rs 1,00,000, of Kirti Chakra winners from Rs 3,300 to Rs 1,00,000, of Vir Chakra winners from Rs 2,700 to Rs 50,000 and of Shaurya Chakra winners from Rs 2,400 to Rs 50,000.

It is surprising that these financial benefits have been given to only those persons who had won these gallantry awards while serving in armed forces. Those who had won gallantry awards while serving in the BSF, ITBP, SSB, CRPF, Assam Rifles and civil services, etc, have been deprived of these benefits.

Enquiries made by The Tribune from the state government revealed that because of a typing error the names of other categories were left out.

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One arrested for murder
Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, June 5
A 22-year-old man, Dharam Pal, was shot at Sanjwan village under the Indora police station on Saturday. The police has arrested Kewal Krishan of the same village on charges of murder. Preliminary investigation point to a love affair to be the motive behind the murder.

Superintendent of Police, Ajay Kumar Yadav said Rekha Rani, in whose house the victim had been staying for nearly a year, gave a statement to the police that the victim was working as a tractor driver at the Shah Nehar project. She said she heard the sound of a gunshot around 2 a.m. and when she reached the spot along with her daughters, they found Dharam Pal lying dead on his bed with a bullet in the chest.

Kewal Krishan during interrogation confessed to the murder.

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Man falls into gorge, dies
Our Correspondent

Parwanoo, June 5
Navneet Sharma, a young Merchant Navy officer from Manimajra, was little aware of what destiny had in store for him.

A joyride to the hills along with his wife Subee, whom he married three months ago, proved to be his last journey.

Navneet fell into a 200 feet deep gorge along the Kalka-Shimla National Highway near here past midnight while returning home.

The couple, while returning from Kasauli in their Cielo car (HR-26-0827), made a brief halt at Datiyaar at around 1.30 am.

To answer the call of nature, Navneet came out of the car and approached a roadside parapet.

As Navneet reached near a parapet, he slipped and fell into the gorge.

Subee rushed to her husband’s help and cried repeatedly, but got no response from her husband.

On seeing a woman crying hysterically, motorists rushed to her help.

Subee called her mother-in-law Lakshmi Devi from her cell phone and she rushed to the spot along with her younger son Puneet Sharma and a cousin.

The police was informed and a search operation was launched. The police managed to find Navneet’s body around 5.30 this morning.

The postmortem examination was performed at the local ESI hospital and the body handed over to the mother of the deceased.

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Two die in mishap

Reckong Peo, June 5
Two persons were killed and one was injured when a jeep in which they were travelling fell from the national highway into Sutlej near Tranda in Bhavanagar area in Kinnaur district this morning.

Confirming this, Mr Prem Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police said exact reason of the accident was not known. However, investigations were in progress.

The victims could not be identified when the news report was written. It is believed those who died were husband and wife. A child accompanying them received injuries. The child was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. — TNS

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Worker dies

Barotiwala, June 5
A steel industry worker was killed after four iron ingots fell on him yesterday. The incident took place in Rama Steel Industries here when Nepal Kushwaha (35) was involved in the process of melting steel. The deceased hailed from Uttar Pradesh. The ingots fell on Kushwaha from a crane. He was rushed to PGI, Chandigarh but he died on the way. The body was sent for post mortem at Civil Hospital, Nalagarh. OC

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