Investors cheer train
the region have welcomed the approval granted in the Union Railways
Budget for laying of a railway track connecting Baddi to
Chandigarh. This has brightened the prospects of railways
connectivity and consequent setting up of an inland container depot in
the state’s prime industrial area.
Photo by Anil Dayal
And the monkey business
vendors add the prefix
Shimla to peas and capsicum, they mean to insist upon the quality of
the products. The monkeys with the same prefix are no different.
Industry to help fight
of HIV/AIDs by educating the
youth is the lone solution to fight this hitherto medically incurable disease.
It is the socio economic ramifications of this disease, which worry
the experts today. This disease, which is threatening to become biggest
developmental challenge of all times requires an approach, which
encompasses support from all sections of the society.
Paonta all set for Hola
S. R. Pundir
six-day long Hola Mohalla fair
of Paonta Sahib to mark the festival of Holi is held every year in the
Municipal ground situated in front of the Paonta Sahib gurdwara. The tenth
Sikh Guru Gobind Singh founded the gurdwara in 1685 and the Hola fair is
dedicated him. Lakhs of devotees from different parts of the country and
abroad take a holy dip in the pious water of river Yamuna and pay
obeisance to the tenth Guru. Tribune photograph
Fire station building in
Vidya Rattan Sharma
only fire station of the
Sirmour district, located opposite the court of the district and
session’s judge is housed in a century old decrepit building. The
electric fittings are getting peeled off as rainwater from the roofs keeps
dripping, making the workers lives miserable, groan the firemen who are
forced to work under such hazardous circumstances.
Power project threatens
Residents protest against felling of
trees and cutting of hills
Kulwinder Sandhu & Ravinder Sood
power company of Andhra Pradesh executing a 15 MW hydro-power project on
Neugal Khud has allegedly adopted an insensitive attitude towards
environmental issues and poses a threat to the ecology of the area. The
company has been fined a sum of Rs 38, 000 for illegal felling of trees.
A Tribune photograph
Virbhadra at receiving end
it is not some hardliner BJP leader who is at the receiving end of
Christian organisations, but chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who is being
labeled as anti-minority for enacting the Freedom of Religion Bill.
Showers lashed the hill capital all through Tuesday. The Met Office has
predicted more rain and snow in the coming days. — Photo by S. Chandan
Chinks in mela management
weeklong Shivratri fair that
concluded in the temple town of Mandi on February 23 has exposed chinks in
the management of the show. Besides, the mela also received bouquets and
brickbats from the culture cynics.
Food & Supply Dept
Vidya Rattan Sharma
failure to fill up the post of
the District Food and Supplies controller here, hoarders, hoteliers and
entrepreneurs of nearby industrial areas are having field day. The earlier
controller retired two months ago.
many as 500 students received
prizes from the irrigation and public health minister Kaul Singh Thakur at
the 58th annual prize giving function of the Postgraduate Vallabh
Government College, Mandi, on Saturday.
No rooms, staff for
office of the prosecution
department at Chamba is nowadays falling into bad days. The office is
functioning in a portion of an old structure consisting of three rooms.
The lack of official and residential accommodation and shortage of staff
are major stumbling-blocks to the smooth working of this office.