Tuesday, March 28, 2017
facebook

google plus
TB

SHIMLA: Enraged over participation of the ruling party MLAs in debate on cut motion on Health and Family Welfare department, Opposition BJP staged a walkout in the assembly on Monday.

SHIMLA: Chief whip of the BJP Suresh Bhardwaj said it was against the House rules to allow ruling party MLA's to take part in debate on cut motions.




Cong MLAs join debate, miffed BJP walks outLeader of the Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal and other MLAs at the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Monday. Photo: Amit Kanwar
assembly in session

Cong MLAs join debate, miffed BJP walks out

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: Enraged over the participation of ruling party MLAs in the debate on cut motion on the Health and Family Welfare department, opposition BJP today staged a walk out in the Vidhan Sabha.

[ + read story ]

Pratibha Chauhan

Tribune News Service

Shimla, March 27

Enraged over the participation of ruling party MLAs in the debate on cut motion on the Health and Family Welfare department, opposition BJP today staged a walk out in the Vidhan Sabha.

The BJP legislators staged a walk out in protest against Congress legislators being allowed to take part in the debate. “We have decided to stage a walk out as it is against the house rules to allow ruling party MLAs to take part in the debate on cut motions,” said Suresh Bhardwaj, Chief Whip of the BJP. He added that this was a tactic by the government and the minister to avoid giving the reply.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said he would reply to the cut motion only when the Opposition is in the house. Even though he was asked by Speaker BBL Butail to give his reply, he said he would do so only in the presence of the BJP members.

Earlier initiating the debate on the cut motion on Health and Family Welfare department moved by the BJP members, Mahender Singh said the health service in the state were in shambles as a total of 10,091 posts of doctor and other paramedical staff were vacant. “Despite the Centre giving liberal assistance for setting of medical colleges, trauma centre, cancer care and under other projects, the state had failed to make proper use of it,” he said.

Participating in the debate Maheshwar Singh said the huge vacancies of doctors, nurses and other staff in hospitals was affecting health services, especially in remote and rural areas. Suresh Bhardwaj said the state had no health policy and expansion of health institutions was futile in the absence of adequate staff. “There is no faculty for the three medical colleges and in a bid to make the new medical colleges functional, services at Indira Gandhi Medical College were getting affected,” he regretted.

Rajiv Bindal, Baldev Tomar and Govind Sharma also pointed out the shortcomings in the healthcare, forcing people to go to the PGI and other heath institutions outside the state. Kuldeep Kumar, Kishori Lal and Ram Kumar lauded the steps taken by the government in providing better healthcare to the people and strengthening the network of health institutions even in the remote and rural areas.

Acute water shortage plagues Shimla

Acute water shortage plagues Shimla

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: Acute water shortage has gripped Shimla, exposing the claims of the Shimla Municipal Corporation to ensure water supply on alternate days.

Fissures to fore at Youth Congress Sankalp rally

Fissures to fore at Youth Congress Sankalp rally

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

MANDI: Factionalism came to the fore during the Youth Congress Sankalp rally at Sarkaghat in Mandi today as senior leader of the area Rangila Ram Rao and his supporters deliberately skipped the rally.

D’sala as second capital under judicial scanner

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: The decision of the state government declaring Dharamsala as second capital of the state has come under judicial scanner. A local advocate has moved the HP High Court challenging the decision.

Another leopard found dead in Mandi village

Another leopard found dead in Mandi village

28 Mar 2017 | 2:04 AM

MANDI: A leopard was found dead near Dari village yesterday. A woman found the carcass in a field and raised an alarm. Villagers gathered at the spot and informed the police and forest officials.

CM’s statement shows his unease: Anurag

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has conceded defeat six months before the Assembly elections and his statement that even though the BJP might win in future there will be no chance for Dhumal shows his uneasiness and desperation, said member of Parliament from Hamirpur Anurag Thakur.

Politics, last 7 days...
None of my relatives in liquor trade: CM

None of my relatives in liquor trade: CM

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today refuted allegations that any of his family member or relatives were in any way associated with the liquor trade and said that the effective steps taken by the new Congress Government in Punjab against the drug mafia has helped contain drug trafficking in Himachal.

VVPAT machines for Bhoranj bypoll

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

HAMIRPUR: Voter Verified Printing Audit Trial (VVPAT) machines would be introduced in the Bhoranj by-election along with electronic voting machines (EVMs).

12-year-old boy from Dharamsala pens book

12-year-old boy from Dharamsala pens book

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

DHARAMSALA: Twelve-year-old Aryaman Mahajan, a Class VIII student of Sacred Heart School, has penned a novel ‘The Young Detective’.

U-turn: HPMC to supply juice concentrate to Patanjali

U-turn: HPMC to supply juice concentrate to Patanjali

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: After a gap of seven years, the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce, Processing and Marketing Corporation (HPMC) has inked a fresh deal with Patanjali Ayurvedic Ltd to sell 375 tonnes of juice concentrate this year.

Air India Kullu-Delhi fare hike has flyers, hoteliers fuming

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

KULLU: The Air India has hiked the airfare between Kullu and Delhi with the onset of the summer season.

Women to ensure continuity of watershed management project

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

UNA: The Rs 220-crore Swan River Integrated Watershed Management Project, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency for Una district, today finally completed after a span of about eight years.

4 days left to disclose income under PMGKY

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

KANGRA: The Income Tax Department today organised an awareness camp for tax payers of this region, mostly businessmen, at Dharamsala today, who were insisted upon to disclose under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), which was a last chance to those who had not disclosed their income and the scheme would close on March 31.

Bio-medical waste under water Act purview

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SOLAN: The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has brought the bio-medical waste under the purview of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, to ensure its apt disposal.

NGO resents mud dumping along Sarwari river bank

NGO resents mud dumping along Sarwari river bank

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

KULLU: Abhishek Rai, president, Himalayan Environment Conservation Organisation (HECO), a local NGO, has alleged that muck dumping was going on along the banks of Sarwari near Bhootnath Bridge.

Nurpur village residents sans water for 3 days

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

NURPUR: Resentment prevails among residents of Labh village in Jawali as they have been without water for the past three days.

HIMACHAL DIARY

Woman power stumps them all

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

ONCE BITTEN: The manner in which the Congress ticket for Prem Kaushal for contesting the Bhoranj by-poll was changed at the last minute has political circles abuzz with the clout that the new candidate – Pramila Devi enjoys.

Govt being misguided, alleges Samiti

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

Shimla: House owners, under the banner of Upnagriya Jan Kalyan Samanvya Samiti (UJKSS), today accused the state government of succumbing to vested interests of some top officials who are misguiding it on their pending demands of house regularisation, waiving of compounding fee and extension of last date for submitting application till April 30.

Community, last 7 days...
Security up as Chaiter Navratra fair begins today

Security up as Chaiter Navratra fair begins today

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

KANGRA: The Kangra temple town, seat of one of the 52 Shakti peeths, Bajjreshwari, is all set for the Chaiter Navratra scheduled to start from tomorrow and the temples towns of Kangra, Chamunda and Jawalamukhi are already witnessing a rush of devotees.

Drug park land transfer case sent to DC: Minister

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri today said that the case for transfer of 663. 11 bighas of land in the name of the Industry Department had been sent to Deputy Commissioner, Solan for the setting up of a bulk drug park near Nalagarh.

New excise policy comes a cropper as bidders stay away

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SOLAN: With more than 90 per cent of the liquor units remaining unsold in the entire south zone comprising Solan, Sirmaur, Shimla and Baddi excise districts, the new excise policy has come a cropper.

Power at illegal construction site cut

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SOLAN: District Magistrate (DM) Rakesh Kanwar today gave interim orders to Tehsildar Kasauli to ensure that no construction was underway on a site measuring 492 bigha at Jaol village in Kasauli tehsil where large-scale construction was under way despite the case of benami transaction being pending.

Governance, last 7 days...

Tribunal stays transfer of teacher

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: The Himachal Pradesh State Administrative Tribunal has stayed the transfer of Sunita Sharma, a JBT, who was posted at Central Government Primary School for Girls here.

Courts, last 7 days...

Education student centric now: Expert

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: A paradigm shift is taking place all over the world and the teacher-centric learning is changing into learner-centric learning.

Workshop begins on science activities

28 Mar 2017 | 12:37 AM

SHIMLA: A workshop on “Hands on Science Activities” will help science teachers to learn advanced topics through creativity, enabling them to comprehend different scientific theories easily and make their students learn these theories and experiments with ease.

Education, last 7 days...
LIFE+STYLE
  • SpectrumSingle child, multiple issues

    Single child, multiple issues

    A game of street cricket breaks out into a fight; something every kid in the game knew was bound to happen sooner or later for they were playing with Rahul. The kids refuse every time he wants to play with them.

  • Panjab University: Journey and evolution

    The University of Punjab at Lahore was set up on October 14, 1882. It was the fourth university of India although it was the first university that expanded its scope from being an examining university to teaching and examining both.

more Spectrum...

YOUR WORLD AND YOU

  • Jobs and creerTime to pocket that internship

    Time to pocket that internship

    Getting placed in a good company for internship goes a long way in building your career, it gives you a head start. Here are few questions that will help you in clearing the HR interview round for securing a dream internship role.

  • more Jobs Careers...