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
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
Mad about McLeodganj
Easy drugs and country-made liquor are luring anti-social elements to this serene town, writes
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.
Mind & Machine
The annual fest at NIT saw youngsters
transform engineering principles into reality, finds out
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.
Extra-pulmonary TB cases on rise
The medical fraternity is worried about the high incidence of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in the hill state.
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.
Kasauli’s old world charm and natural greenshave made it a favourite holiday destination
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.