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Traffic Snarls
Light at end of tunnel
Rs 11.5 cr for double-laning of Auckland House Tunnel, bridge over eastern portal Rakesh Lohumi
Good news for Shimla residents and tourists. The unending traffic jam on the Circular Road may soon become a thing of the past with the Centre sanctioning Rs 11.5 crore for the Auckland House Tunnel. The Auckland project is the first of its kind in Shimla post-Independence. The British had constructed seven tunnels in the city, most of which are in bad shape
The Auckland project is the first of its kind in Shimla post-Independence. The British had constructed seven tunnels in the city, most of which are in bad shape




Standing the test of time

Combermere Bridge — as it used to be in 1840 — had again come alive on August 15, 2002, in Agartala when the then Tripura chief minister inaugurated a permanent gallery ‘Hillscapes of India-18th-19th century’ at the Tripura Government Museum, Agartala.

A choking problem
Chaos on the roads poses high risks for both residents and tourists
The unruly traffic and repeated jams have exposed the residents of Kumarhatti to high risk. The town bus stand point is happened to be a meeting point of five roads. The roads to Barog, Dagshai and Nahan originate from the bus stand, while the Kalka–Shimla national highway crosses though the main market.

The Kumarhatti bus stand

Killer Kitchen
In Sirmour district, a family spends the maximum amount of their monthly income on medicine. And the culprit is Indoor-air pollution generated by the conventional chullahs.

Mad about McLeodganj
Easy drugs and country-made liquor are luring anti-social elements to this serene town, writes Kulwinder Sandhu
McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama and the centre of spiritual learning on Buddhism, seems to be gradually losing its sanctity. Easy availability of cheap drugs has turned the town into a haven for drug addicts. Criminal activities have also assumed an alarming proportion with some gruesome incidents reported during the recent past. The unfortunate part is that on the pretext of seeking spiritual knowledge, hundreds of foreigners have managed to settle down here permanently.

Mandi all for encouraging sports
In an effort to boost local talent in the rural areas of Mandi, the state government has constructed 41 indoor and outdoor stadiums in the last six years, by spending over Rs 7 crore on the infrastructure. Addressing the gathering on the inauguration of the six-day 52nd National School Volleyball Championship at Paddal stadium in Mandi, Pratibha Singh, MP, Mandi Lok Sabha praised the sports department for organising the national tournament.

Cool Stuff
Mind & Machine
The annual fest at NIT saw youngsters transform engineering principles into reality, finds out D. P. Gupta
The budding architects from Hamirpur displayed their engineering skills through mind-boggling works at NIMBUS 2007. The annual technology festival organised by the students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) from 29 March-1 April’07, saw hundreds of students from different streams debating over the fact , that is it the mind that controls the computers or vice versa.

A traditional Yak dance comemmorates the anniversary of the Kangra quake of 1905 in Shimla, on Wednesday.

Health Check
Extra-pulmonary TB cases on rise
The medical fraternity is worried about the high incidence of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in the hill state.

shimla diary
No monkey business
The monkey sterilisation programme launched by the State Wild Life department to control the burgeoning simian population in the state is facing a peculiar problem. The monkeys are been operated upon at Tuti Kandi and on their release they are ensuring that their companions don’t have to undergo a weeklong captivity and the pain of surgery.

Go Travel
Summer Sojourn
Kasauli’s old world charm and natural greenshave made it a favourite holiday destination Ambika Sharma
The quaint hill station, Kasauli has been a favourite weekend holiday spot for people from Chandigarh and its surroundings. The sleepy cantonment town was established as a retreat by the British during the Raj days.



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