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State on fast-track to inclusive growth: CM
A view of the ridge during the Independence Day function in Shimla. Tribune photo: Amit Kanwar

State on fast-track to inclusive growth: CM

15 Aug 2018 | 1:10 PM

INDORA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said the state was on the fast-track to ensure inclusive growth.

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Indora (Himachal Pradesh), August 15

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said the state was on the fast-track to ensure inclusive growth.

“A policy was introduced to complete developmental works in a time-bound manner and all departments were entrusted with 100 days of goal so that the government machinery could be geared up for public delivery,” Thakur said in his address at the state-level Independence Day function here in Kangra district.

He said good governance, diversification in agriculture, employment generation, better law and order, housing for all and check on drugs, mining and forest mafia were among the top priorities of the government.

‘Jan Manch’ has emerged as a useful and effective tool of communication and establishment of a direct link with the masses of the state.

“This programme has proved a better medium of providing feedback to the government as well as quick redressal of the people’s grievances,” he added.

Thakur earlier hoisted the National Flag and took salute of contingents of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), state police, Home Guards and the National Cadet Corps (NCC). — IANS

Rain fury abates, 428 of 923 roads reopen

Rain fury abates, 428 of 923 roads reopen

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: Restoration works picked up and 428 of 923 roads, including all national highways barring the Mandi-Pathankot NH, were opened for vehicular traffic on Tuesday.

Cracks render Sadhupul market unsafe

Cracks render Sadhupul market unsafe

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SOLAN: With huge cracks appearing in the Sadhupul bazaar, 25 shops and 20 houses have been rendered unsafe for habitation.

64 Shimla families told to vacate houses

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: The administration has ordered 42 families in Dhalli and Lower Cemetery, eight each in New Shimla and Vikasnagar and three each in Phagli and Krishna Nagar to vacate their houses in the wake of landslides triggered by heavy rain on Monday. These houses have been declared unsafe by the authorities.

Water supply, power restoration work on

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

MANDI: People heaved a sigh of relief as weather become pleasant in Kullu and Mandi district on Tuesday. Many families travelling from Shimla or Chandigarh side towards Kullu-Manali were stranded in Mandi on Monday night because roads leading to Kullu were blocked since morning due to landslide at several places.

NGT pulls up state over ‘river of plastic’

NGT pulls up state over ‘river of plastic’

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: The National Green Tribune (NGT) has pulled up the state authorities on the river of plastic— Ashwani Khud episode and directed the state to learn lessons from Indore, Goa and towns in Kerala to put the solid management action plan in place this year.

Traffic restored on Parwanoo-Solan NH

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SOLAN: Vehicular traffic was restored on the Parwanoo-Solan stretch of National Highway (NH)-22 where a series of landslides led to closure of the lane abutting the hill slope.

House inundated, Army rescues aged woman

House inundated, Army rescues aged woman

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

PALAMPUR: Sartanjla (72) who lives by herself in Sai village, 30 kilometers from here, was left helpless on the intervening night of August 12 and 13, when flood water entered her house following heavy rain.

12 cattle swept away in Kullu cloudburst

12 cattle swept away in Kullu cloudburst

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

MANDI: Twelve cattle were swept away in flood waters near Bajuara in Kullu district on Monday following cloudburst.

On ex-DGP’s plea, HC orders FIR in phone-tapping case

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: Former DGP ID Bhandari, who was booked in a phone-tapping case in 2014 and was discharged by the court, has filed an FIR against those involved in falsely implicating him in the case.

2 more weeks to furnish info on temples’ income

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: The HP High Court on Tuesday granted two weeks more time to the state government for furnishing the information about the total income generated from each one of such temples in the last 10 years which are covered under the provisions of Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act.

2 water supply schemes restored

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: Shimla Jal Prabadhan Nigan (SJPN) of the Shimla Municipal Corporation on Tuesday restored the two major water schemes of Giri and Guma, but the two other schemes - Chair and Koti-Banrandi – were yet to be restored.

Minister hails ITBP for rescuing pilgrims

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: In wake of several natural disasters in the present monsoon season in Kinnaur, Minister of State for Home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday visited the 17th Battalion, ITBP at Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district, and appreciated the efforts of the ITBP soldiers who rescued approximately 600 Kinner Kailash pilgrims.

Bamboo stairs the only way to reach village

Bamboo stairs the only way to reach village

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

PALAMPUR: Jamrela, a village of 500 residents, in Baijnath, 30 kilometre from here, has been cut off with the state following cave-in of a link road during heavy rain.

Chamba still cut off

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

CHAMBA: Due to the blockade of Chamba-Pathankot national highway and another connecting route from Chamba to Pathankot and Shimla via Jot by huge landslides triggered following heavy downpour on the second day on Tuesday, the district headquarters has been cut off from the outer world.

5-year-old washed away in flash flood

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

NURPUR: Flash flood triggered by heavy rain washed away a five-year-old boy at Thana village, near here, on Tuesday morning.

Traffic disrupted on Jot road

Traffic disrupted on Jot road

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

DHARAMSALA: A massive landslide disrupted vehicular traffic near the Jot pass on the Kangra-Chamba road this morning.

Mentally ill held for bid to vandalise idol

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

CHAMBA: A 35-year-old mentally ill man was arrested by the police allegedly on the charges of bid to vandalise the rock-carved idol at Sarotha located on the outskirts of Chamba town on Tuesday.

Summons to HPU registrar

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: Expressing concern over the appointment of guest teachers in HP University instead of appointing regular ones, the High Court summoned the Registrar of the university along with record on August 20.

Remission for 459 convicts on I-Day

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SHIMLA: At least 459 convicts will be given remission ranging from 15 days to three months while eight prisoners will be freed, four each from Model Central Jails at Nahan and Kanda, on Independence Day.

CCTV footages scanned in principal murder case

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SOLAN: The Nalagarh police are yet to crack the murder case of principal of Shiwalik Science Senior Secondary School, Kharuni, Bhagat Ram Saini and the alleged assault on his wife and son.

Prez medal for Palampur cop

Prez medal for Palampur cop

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

SI Anita Kalia from Palampur awarded President’s Police Medal for meritorious service on Independence Day.

Sarla takes oath as Mandi ZP chief

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

MANDI: Sarla Thakur of Kummi ward in Mandi district took oath as the Zila Parishad Chairperson in presence of IPH Minister Mahender Singh Thakur here on Tuesday.

Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala

Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala

15 Aug 2018 | 12:22 AM

The Dalai Lama arrives at the Kangra airport on Tuesday after completing his 45-day tour to Ladakh, Delhi, Goa and Bangaluru.

HP ex-DGP Bhandari lodges FIR in phone tapping case

HP ex-DGP Bhandari lodges FIR in phone tapping case

14 Aug 2018 | 2:56 PM

SHIMLA: Former Himachal DGP I D Bhandari who was booked in phone tapping case in 2014 and won the case in the High Court has lodged an FIR in Chota Shimla police station for falsely implicating him in the case.

Heavy rains in Himachal unlikely in next 5 days: Met dept

Heavy rains in Himachal unlikely in next 5 days: Met dept

14 Aug 2018 | 12:31 PM

SHIMLA: In what may provide relief to the residents of Himachal Pradesh, the meteorological department said on Tuesday that there was no possibility of heavy rainfall in the state in the next five days.

Rain takes a break in HP; restoration work on, Shimla highway opens

Rain takes a break in HP; restoration work on, Shimla highway opens

15 Aug 2018 | 2:09 AM

SHIMLA: Restoration work is in full swing as rain takes a break in Himachal Pradesh and over 300 out of 923 blocked roads are likely to be opened by Tuesday afternoon.

Swan tributaries in spate

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

UNA: Incessant rain in the past last two days resulted in swelling of water in the Swan tributaries in the district.

Ultra International Team Award for CSIR-IHBT

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

The “Mission Aroma” team of the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, under the leadership of its Director, Dr Sanjay Kumar, was honoured with the “Ultra International Team Award” for promoting cultivation and processing of aromatic crop.

State to get dry fodder production unit

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

UNA: Minister for Rural Development and Animal Husbandry Virender Kanwar on Monday said the National Dairy Development Board had agreed to provide funding of Rs 10 crore for setting up a dry fodder production unit in the state.

Yug murder: Quantum of sentence deferred

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

SHIMLA: The District and Sessions Judge on Monday fixed August 21 for pronouncing quantum of sentence to all three convicts after in- camera hearing in the Yug murder case.

Joint patrolling launched  on Chamba-Doda borders

Joint patrolling launched on Chamba-Doda borders

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

CHAMBA: To keep constant surveillance on anti-social elements, the Himachal Pradesh Police havelaunched a joint patrolling with Jammu and Kashmir Police on the Chamba-Doda borders, a police communiqué said here on Monday.

School principal brutally murdered in Nalagarh

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

SOLAN: In a sensational case, Bhagat Ram Saini, owner and principal of Shiwalik Science Senior Secondary School, Kharuni, in Nalagarh subdivision, was brutally murdered at his residence on Sunday night.

Several commuters stranded on Shimla-Kangra national highway

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

KANGRA:The Shimla-Kangra national highway was blocked due to a landslide, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded, on Monday.

BBN industrial units suffer damages

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

SOLAN:Tall claims of having stepped up disaster management measures appear to have fallen flat in the industrial belt of Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) where not only were the 100-odd industrial units flooded with water but at least three bridges were endangered due to the torrential rains which hit the area during the last 24 hours.

Palampur sans power for 15 hours; losses pegged at Rs 500 crore

Palampur sans power for 15 hours; losses pegged at Rs 500 crore

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

PALAMPUR: It has been raining for the past 48 hours in Palampur.

Bridge linking Jalandhar with P’kot faces threat

Bridge linking Jalandhar with P’kot faces threat

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

NURPUR: Torrential rain in lower Kangra for the past two days has triggered landslides, blocking most of the roads in the Mand area in Indora subdivision.

Rain claims three lives in Mandi dist

Rain claims three lives in Mandi dist

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

MANDI: Incessant rain has wreaked havoc in Mandi district, claiming the lives of three persons.

A dampener for hotel industry

A dampener for hotel industry

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

SHIMLA: Heavy rain causing large-scale damage and disruptions in the vehicular movement could prove to be a dampener for the tourism industry, which was hoping to make gains in view of August 15 holiday.

Rain wreaks havoc in Solan; 7 dead

Rain wreaks havoc in Solan; 7 dead

14 Aug 2018 | 1:17 AM

SOLAN: Torrential rain has claimed the lives of seven persons, including four children, in Solan district on Monday.

Rain leaves a trail of destruction in Shimla

Rain leaves a trail of destruction in Shimla

14 Aug 2018 | 1:18 AM

SHIMLA: As many as 66 families have been asked to vacate their houses in New Shimla, Vikasnagar, Dhalli, Indernagar and Gorkhu Lodge following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the capital city which has damaged houses, roads, paths, walls and pipelines worth Rs 4 crore since last night.

Shimla-Kalka rail service suspended

Shimla-Kalka rail service suspended

14 Aug 2018 | 1:18 AM

SHIMLA: The state capital recorded 207.6 mm of rain in the past 24 hours — the highest precipitation in 11 years — leaving a trail of destruction in various parts. A record rainfall ( 122 mm) was earlier witnessed on August 13, 2007. However, the highest (272 mm) was recorded in 1901.

Water being released from Pandoh Dam, warning issued to tourists

Water being released from Pandoh Dam, warning issued to tourists

13 Aug 2018 | 12:17 PM

SHIMLA: A warning has been issued for tourists and people residing in low-lying areas not to go near the Beas River as water is being released from the Pandoh Dam in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Monday.

16 dead as rain pounds Himachal; Shimla highway closed

16 dead as rain pounds Himachal; Shimla highway closed

14 Aug 2018 | 11:24 AM

SHIMLA: Heavy rain wreaked havoc in various parts of Himachal Pradesh over the past 24 hours, leaving 16 persons dead and triggering massive landslides that left traffic snapped and commuters stranded on highways.

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