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Mercury dips in Himachal after rain

22 Sep 2018 | 10:28 AM

SHIMLA: Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain. The weather bureau here said more rain is in store till Monday.

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Shimla, September 22

Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain. The weather bureau here said more rain is in store till Monday.

“Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at many places. Solan and Palampur towns recorded the highest amount at 50 mm each,” the regional meteorological office told IANS.

The mercury has come down several notches since Friday. Rain would continue in the region as western disturbances were likely to persist.

Dharamsala, Una, Kalpa, Palampur, Dalhousie, Manali and Kasauli towns have been experiencing rain since early Saturday. Shimla recorded 29.2 mm of rain.

Met office Director Manmohan Singh said the western disturbances--storm systems originating from the Mediterranean Sea and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region--would remain active in the region till September 25.

Incessant rain has also caused landslides on national highways in Shimla, Kinnaur, Mandi and Kullu districts, hampering vehicular traffic.

The water level in major rivers--the Sutlej, Beas and Yamuna--which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana has also increased.

Shimla on Saturday recorded a low of 13.6 degrees Celsius, a fall from Friday’s 14 degrees. IANS

Appointments to plum posts likely

Appointments to plum posts likely

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: With a consensus on about 10 names during the meeting of the BJP core group here, the much-awaited political appointment of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of boards and corporations could take place shortly.

Money laundering

Court seeks ED’s response on ex-CM Virbhadra’s plea

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI: A special court has granted two weeks to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond to a plea of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, seeking certain documents in a money laundering case against him.

Gaddi shepherds in dilemma as wool shearers go on strike

Gaddi shepherds in dilemma as wool shearers go on strike

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

DHARAMSALA: Hundreds of Gaddi shepherds are a harassed lot and stranded at various places in Kangra and Chamba districts as the wool shearers of Wool Federation of Himachal have struck work.

Spurt in dengue cases in Solan indl belt

Spurt in dengue cases in Solan indl belt

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SOLAN: With hygiene non-existent in slum clusters in various industrial areas of Solan district, it has become an arduous task for the Health Department to contain the spread of dengue.

Labourer falls on machine, dies

Labourer falls on machine, dies

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SOLAN: A labourer working with the Sandholi-based unit of Mondelez in Baddi died after he fell on a moulding machine on Friday. The deceased, Milkhi Ram, was taken to a private hospital, but was declared brought dead.

Man struggles for life for want of timely treatment

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

Una: Balbir Singh, a resident of Khad Lamlehri village in Una and heart patient, is struggling for his life at the PGI Chandigarh, for want of timely medical intervention.

Illegal extraction threatens survival of kashmal herb

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

DHARAMSALA: Rare medicinal herbs are being uprooted with impunity in Kangra and adjoining districts of Chamba and Mandi. Berries of kashmal plant called berberry aristata are being uprooted and sold out of Himachal illegally.

Prison reforms need of the hour: DGP

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Composite training in accordance with international manual is the need of the hour to bring about reforms in the Prisons Department, says Director General (Prisons and Correctional Services) Somesh Goyal who led the four-member Indian delegation at the five-day 38th Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administration (APCCA) held recently in Malaysia.

MP: Central varsity to have campus soon

MP: Central varsity to have campus soon

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

Hamirpur,: “Central University will soon have its campus and the foundation stone of the campus will be laid in the next two months”, said Anurag Thakur, Member Parliament, here on Friday after inaugurating a hardware store here.

Kisan samiti to launch stir on Sept 24

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA:The Himachal Kisan Sabha, the Progressive Growers Association and the HP Seb Utpadak Sangh here on Thursday formed the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti (KSS) and announced the launch of a protest march from Narkanda on September 24 against the failure of the BJP government to protect the apple farmers of the state against exploiting commission agents and exposing the slogans of theCentral Government for doubling farmersincome by 2022.

4 arrested for theft at sealed unit in Baddi

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SOLAN: Four youths were arrested for stealing scrap from the sealed premises of Paonta Sahib-based Indian Technomac Company Limited, involved in tax embezzlement of Rs 21,000 crore, on Thursday night.

Waiting areas opened at Sectt, Oak Over

Waiting areas opened at Sectt, Oak Over

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday inaugurated waiting rooms at his official residence, Oak Over, and at the Secretariat.

Curtains on Kangra Utsav

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

KANGRA: The three-day Kangra Utsav culminated at the local municipal council stadium here on Friday.

After HC order, student admitted to PGDCA course

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

HAMIRPUR: A student had to move the High Court for securing admission to Government Degree College at Badsar in the district.

Tribune impact

Seven shopkeepers challaned for using banned poly bags

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

NURPUR: The local administration swung into action to check frequent use of banned polythene bags and challaned seven shopkeepers and vendors for littering and using polythene carry bags.

Nadda leads Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on The Ridge

Nadda leads Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on The Ridge

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday participated in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan — ‘Swachata Hi Seva’ — and cleaned the area around The Ridge.

Ganesh festival concludes

Ganesh festival concludes

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

KANGRA: The nine-day Ganesh festival concluded in the town on Friday when the idols at different pandals were taken in procession and immersed in the Banner Khud.

HPTU signs MoU with Italian varsity

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

HAMIRPUR: To impart quality education and technical training to its students Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of European Tourism (UET) here on Thursday.

Rotarians take out peace march

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

Kangra: The Rotary Club, Shahpur, on Friday celebrated International Day of Peace. Members took out a peace march from the PWD rest house to Industrial Training Institute.

Two killed in Chamba mishap

Two killed in Chamba mishap

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

CHAMBA: Two persons were killed and three others injured when their car rolled down a gorge at Kandu, 20 km from here.

One-day seminar on ill-effects of drugs

22 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

Solan: Waknaghat-based Bahra University organised a one-day seminar on the ill-effects of drugs on Thursday evening.

Court seeks ED's response on Virbhadra Singh's plea

Court seeks ED's response on Virbhadra Singh's plea

21 Sep 2018 | 3:42 PM

NEW DELHI: A special court has granted two weeks to the Enforcement Directorate to respond to a plea of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh seeking certain documents in a money laundering case against him.

HP eyes water transport to give tourism a boost

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Transport and Forest Minister Govind Thakur said on Thursday that the government would fully exploit the water transport potential available in the state as this will give a fillip to tourism sector.

80 complaints settled at camp

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

NURPUR: The Kangra district administration organised a camp at Fatehpur on Thursday.

BJP sure of winning all LS seats

BJP sure of winning all LS seats

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Even as workers expressed concern over the rise in petrol and diesel prices, the state executive of the BJP has prepared a roadmap to ensure that the party retains control over all four Lok Sabha seats that it had own in the 2014 polls.

Kotkhai rape: HC releases affidavits filed by cops to CBI

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: The High Court on Thursday allowed the application filed by the CBI for seeking affidavits filed by police officials who had initially conducted the investigation into the rape and murder of a 16-year girl from Kotkhai and the custodial death of an accused.

PCB disconnects power of 194 indl units

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SOLAN: In a bid to tighten noose around erring industrial units who were operating without a valid consent to operate, the officials of the State Pollution Control Board have ordered disconnection of 194 industrial units in the last one week.

Mandi street vendors protest against MC

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

MANDI: Street vendors held a protest against the Municipal Council (MC), Mandi, regarding their demands in the town on Thursday.

16 schools participate in annual inter-school contests in Dalhousie

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

DALHOUSIE: The Himotkarsh Jan Kalyan Parishad, an NGO, held the 20th annual inter-school competitions on the premises of Dalhousie Public School (DPS), Dalhousie, on Thursday.

State to have Army recruitment academy

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: A state-level academy will be set up in Himachal Pradesh to impart training to the common youth for the posts of officers and soldiers in Indian Army.

Garbage mess : Mayor gheraoed

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: The Shimla Nagrika Sabha on Thursday staged a protest in front of the Mayor’s office and gheraoed Mayor Kusum Sadret blaming her for the “garbage mess in the city”.

Colourful start to Kangra Utsav

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

KANGRA: The three-day Kangra Utsav began at the Municipal Council stadium on Wednesday evening.

Commission agents accused  of fleecing apple growers

Commission agents accused of fleecing apple growers

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Farmers on Thursday accused the APMC and HP State Agricultural Marketing Board (HPSAMB) of giving a free run to commission agents.

12 officials to face action for illegal hotels in Kasauli

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SOLAN: The state government will soon initiate a departmental inquiry against officials of the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department responsible for allowing unauthorised constructions in the Kasauli Planning Area (KPA) following directions of the apex court.

Dumpyard row: Garbage piles up in Kullu, Bhuntar

Dumpyard row: Garbage piles up in Kullu, Bhuntar

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

KULLU: Heaps of garbage have begun piling up at various places in Kullu and Bhuntar towns after the villagers did not allow dumping of garbage at the waste dumping yard and biomedical waste incinerator plant at Pirdi for the sixth day on Thursday.

Rain alert on Sept 23, 24

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: The receding monsoon in the state could bring another spell of heavy rain as the Met Department has issued a warning of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on September 23 and 24.

No clue about those missing in canal

No clue about those missing in canal

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

MANDI: Search operation continued on the second day on Thursday to locate the bodies of the missing victims in BSL canal in Mandi district.

Appointment row: SC upholds HC decision

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has upheld a Himachal Pradesh High Court decision quashing the appointment of a member of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

Death toll in Chamba mishap reaches 3

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

CHAMBA: The death toll in the Luna bus mishap has reached three, with one more passenger succumbing to his injuries on the way to Tanda medical college.

Survey for intl airport at Mandi soon

Survey for intl airport at Mandi soon

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: Besides setting up a special task force for expediting the setting up of an international airport at Nag Chala in Mandi, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry will shortly get the obstacle limitation surface survey done so that the project can be put on fast track.

HC notice to state over Jindan’s murder

HC notice to state over Jindan’s murder

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: The High Court on Thursday issued notice to the state on a petition seeking probe from an independent agency like the CBI into the alleged murder of social activist from Sirmaur Kedar Singh Jindan.

Awareness drive on disaster management

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA) will organise an awareness and capacity building campaign “Samarth-2018” from October 1 to 13.

Soldier’s body arrives at Lahaul-Spiti village

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

MANDI: The body of JCO Rigzin Dorje (41) of the Dogra Scout, who died in an avalanche in Kargil district, has reached his native village at Chicham in Lahaul-Spiti on Thursday.

11 hurt as bus rams into electricity pole

21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

SOLAN: Passengers of a private bus on the Shimla-Solan route had a narrow escape when the driver lost control of the bus and it rammed into an electricity pole near Kandaghat around 11 am on Thursday.

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