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Finding their feet, breaking the glass ceiling

Finding their feet, breaking the glass ceiling

12 Oct 2019 | 9:46 AM

While the state may cry hoarse over programmes like ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, it is still miles away from ‘Beti Ko Chunauv Ladao’. Almost half of voters in the state are women, but none of the political parties have evinced much confidence in them. Neither have women issues made to any political manifesto or a list of promises.

Lance Naik Dilbagh Singh — Operation ‘Bluestar’ hero with steely resolveKNOW YOUR HEROES

Lance Naik Dilbagh Singh — Operation ‘Bluestar’ hero with steely resolve

12 Oct 2019 | 9:46 AM

Lance Naik Dilbagh Singh was born in Daultabad village of Gurgaon district of Haryana on January 2, 1958. Young Dilbagh, son of Ram Narayan, after passing fifth standard, took to wrestling. With an athletic built and steely resolve, Dilbag soon became a wrestler of repute in the district.

Tangri river channelisation on cards

Tangri river channelisation on cards

12 Oct 2019 | 9:46 AM

Good news for hundreds of families residing in colonies situated on Tangri riverbed in Ambala Cantonment, as they are likely to get relief from flood-like situations. The Irrigation Department has come out with a plan to channelise the river by constructing retaining walls, so that the rainwater could flow smoothly.

British legacy left to rot

British legacy left to rot

12 Oct 2019 | 9:46 AM

The duct water supply system devised by the British to supply water to Ambala Cantonment and Ambala City in 1870-80 has a historic significance, but no attention has ever been paid to save this legacy.

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Shimla’s marquee Ridge sinks, who cares?

Shimla’s marquee Ridge sinks, who cares?

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

The historic Ridge comprising The Mall, Town Hall, Gaiety Theatre, state library building, Ashiana Goofa and the imposing Christ Church along with the towering Lord Hanuman idol atop the Jakhu hills overlooking the city are the landmarks of Shimla.

Scandal Point and the power of rumourJOTTINGS FROM HIMACHAL

Scandal Point and the power of rumour

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

Of the uncountable rumours to come out Shimla, perhaps none is as embedded or widely circulated as that of Scandal Point. For decades, the informed, the wise and the well-read have passed on the word of what they had ‘read somewhere or had been told by someone’.

Littered garbage sullies Kullu’s beauty

Littered garbage sullies Kullu’s beauty

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

Poor garbage disposal in Kullu is an eyesore for lakhs of foreign and domestic tourists who visit the district every year to enjoy its scenic beauty.

Cross-border drug trade on the rise in Kangra

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

Despite strict vigil and stern action against drug peddlers in lower Kangra bordering Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, the illegal trade is reportedly going on unabated in the area. Nurpur, Indora and Damtal police stations have reported an increase in drug peddling cases.

Lending a helping hand to women in distress

Lending a helping hand to women in distress

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

The Himachal Defence Women Welfare Association, an NGO, is doing a great job in providing a helping hand to the needy in Mandi district. It helps mentally-retarded women without shelter, thus setting an example in society.

New generation leaders call the shotsBEYOND THE NEWS

New generation leaders call the shots

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

In a shift of decades-old psychology and overdependence on old political giants for poll management and campaigning, Himachal is witnessing the emergence of a younger generation leadership in the BJP and the Congress during the present by-elections.

Strangers to political influence of social media

Strangers to political influence of social media

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

Social media has emerged as a new outlet for politicians to connect with their voters. Social media has not only potentially minimised their reliance on mainstream media but has also acted as an empowering tool for a candidate having no political background and finances to buy space in mainstream media.

Dharamkot restaurant where cupid’s arrow strikes

Dharamkot restaurant where cupid’s arrow strikes

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

Located at the entrance of Dharamkot in Dharamsala, the Trek and Dine restaurant is a sought-after place for foreign tourists visiting the area. Foreigners chatting in groups, signs in Hebrew, furniture designed by an Austrian and paintings created by tourists make up the general ambience in this small eating joint set up by a local.

KL Sahgal — ace folk singer of HimachalVIGNETTES

KL Sahgal — ace folk singer of Himachal

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

IT was a great day for us when KL Sahgal, ace folk singer of Himachal Pradesh, came to our house. It was like the ‘mountain coming to Muhammad’.

Police officer takes lead in coaching poor students

Police officer takes lead in coaching poor students

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

Sirmaur SP Ajay Sharma is passionate about exploring talent among poor students. His free weekly ‘pathshala’ at Nahan for poor students has gained much appreciation.

Miss Himalaya Pageant goes on despite fund crunch

Miss Himalaya Pageant goes on despite fund crunch

12 Oct 2019 | 8:59 AM

The eighth edition of the Miss Himalaya Pageant is all set to be organised in McLeodganj on October 11 and 12 despite a fund crunch. There are eight contestants from Himachal and Uttarakhand vying for the crown.

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