Hope for Project
programme may soon be back on track with the return of expert John
Corder. The Sarhan Pheasantry here is the only one in the world with
three pairs of the rare Western Tragopan bred in captivity. The
programme, funded by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), had been doing
well under Corder’s guidance since 2002 and led to successful
breeding of the Western Tragopan in captivity for the first time in
Kotla Panjhola village has taken
the lead in adopting a sanitation module and made a success story of
was the firm resolve of
the villagers of the Kotla Panjhola panchayat, led by their pradhan
Baldev Singh, which has transformed this rural habitation into a total
sanitation- cluster today. The panchayat has not only won the
Panchayat Nirman Puruskaar worth Rs 2 lakh but has become a model for
others to emulate.
When Shimla panicked in 1857
country is observing 150 years
of The First War of Independence this year. Shimla would have remained
silent in 1857 had news of the Meerut uprising not spread. The Nasiri (Gorkha)
Battalions posted at Kasauli and Jatogh revolted creating panic among the
firangis enjoying their summer sojourn. But how did the news reach this
picturesque town? I found a clue in William Dalrymple’s latest, The Last
Shivratri fest loses
Over 200 devtas are arriving for the
celebrations that begin
on Feb 16
roads lead to the temple town
of Mandi on February 16 for the Shivratri festival to celebrate the
wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This time over 200 devtas from
all over the Mandi district will take part in the divine Darbar of devis
and devtas, to be chaired by lord Madho Rai, believed to be an incarnation
of Lord Krishna.
The dangers of little
Uproar over Traffic Signal is
of the word Kinner for eunuchs
in Madhur Bhandarkar’s recent film Traffic Signal has caused a furore
with the state government even banning the movie. Much of this debate is
uninformed, as this word has no direct and immediate relationship to
residents of Kinnaur. The people of Kinnaur are now called Kinnauree or
Kinnauras and not Kinners.
Legislators a worried lot
it happen soon or closer to
the Assembly elections due in February next year?
This is the question haunting the Congress legislators in the state who
are hopeful of being given the post of Chief Parliamentary Secretaries
(CPS) and Parliamentary Secretaries (PS) as the state government has
removed all the hurdles in their appointment.
Admn gears up for mela
Vidya Rattan Sharma
Tirlokpur mela celebrations
beginning on March 19 at the ancient temple of Mahamaya Balasundri is
putting the local administration on tenterhooks. The Deputy Commissioner,
Mr R.S. Negi, who is the chairman of the temple trust, planned to hold a
media conference to give the account of developmental activities but could
not materialise the proposed conference.
Trout farming in Spiti
Pradesh has become the first
state in our country to introduce the trout farming in the high altitude
area of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba and Kulu. Also known as Rainbow
trout farming in the European countries, it is now being imported to our
state, says Mr Harsh Mahajan, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.
All roads now lead to
Pangi tribal ravine in Chamba
is all set to emerge as a tribal belt with cent per cent road
connectivity. The valley is fast developing despite its
difficult terrain and climatic conditions.
LPG supply goes for a
supply of LPG (Liquefied
Petroleum Gas) and Kerosene oil in and around Nahan has become erratic
with its sale going in the black market, unchecked by the inspection
staff. The stock, supposed to be earmarked for domestic consumption, is
being diverted for commercial purposes, sources say. On a random survey by
the Tribune team, it was found the requisition for the supply of LPG is
not entertained before 30 days on one or other pretext grounds.