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Livestock rearing
A boon for state’s farmers
Sheep rearing is one of the main vocations of most of the farmers here. About 37 per cent agricultural families are engaged in sheep rearing
Palampur, December 9
Livestock rearing is playing an important role in the economic development of the people of the state, especially those who are having small land holdings.

Special stress has been laid on the cross-breeding of 
the sheep — Trilok Kapoor, chairman, HP State Wool Federation 

Family planning still a women’s concern 
Hamirpur, December 9
While Hamirpur district is leading in the literacy rate with 92 per cent of its male population being literate, but when it comes to adopting family planning measures, it is still a women’s concern.

Now, khadi board to sell organic tea
The board will focus on the marketing of herbal and organic products to help increase sales
Shimla, December 9
Khadi bhandhars in the state will soon be selling a range of organic tea and herbal products, the demand for which has been declining over the years.

A woman cover herself as the temperature falls in Shimla
A woman cover herself as the temperature falls in Shimla. A Tribune photograph



Curzon’s love for India

First Marquis Curzon of Kedleston George Nathaniel Curzon possessed qualities to be the Prime Minister of Britain. But the brilliant, cultivated, witty and elite person, who achieved successes rather than success, chose to forget that he was man before being Lord Curzon. He lived in a house of mirrors that reflected his dazzling vision to himself whichever way he turned. When the Prime Minister of Great Britain Lord Salisbury offered him the post of the governor general and viceroy of India, he got thrilled.

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shimla diary
A view of the Scandal Point in Shimla Terror: Tourism industry worried
Shimla, December 9
With the negative fall-out of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, already reflecting in the reduced tourist-flow and hotel cancellations in the town, the tourism industry has been a worried lot.

A view of the Scandal Point in Shimla. Tribune photo: Amit Sharma

A man gives a ride to his pet on his bicycle near Kangra
A man gives a ride to his pet on his bicycle near Kangra. Tribune photo: Amit Sharma

BSP threatens stir
Notices to Bhakra Dam oustees
Bilaspur, December 9
The state unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has opposed the serving of 15-day notice to around 460 residents of this town by the electricity board. The board has asked the residents to get NOC from the town and country planning department regarding construction of their houses otherwise their power connections would be disconnected.
BSP state general secretary and former MLA Krishan Kumar Kaushal said in this town the government had been trying to rehabilitate Bhakra Dam oustees and while the process was still not complete, the town and country planning department had been creating hurdles. Kaushal warned that if the power or water connections were snapped and the orders were not withdrawn, the party would be forced to begin an agitation.

Pearl farming
Progressive farmers Baljit Singh and Shiv Kumar Sharma at a farm in Khad Panjaur village in UnaProgressive farmers set shining example

Dharamsala, December 9
Ingenuity has no bonds. Progressive farmers from the lower areas of the state have shown that even without any government support they can improve their lot by getting into new ventures like pearl farming.

Progressive farmers Baljit Singh and Shiv Kumar Sharma at a farm in Khad Panjaur village in Una. A Tribune photograph

Govt’s no to upgrade Kangra railway track
Resentment among residents 

Palampur, December 9
The recent decision of the government of India not to convert the Kangra valley railway line into broad gauge has resulted in widespread resentment among the residents of lower hills of  the state. The Pathankot- Jogindernagar section has been known as the Kangra valley railway line, which plays an important role in the economy of this region. The Railways did nothing in the past 70 years to convert this 156 km track between Pathankot and Jogindernagar into a broad gauge line.



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