Sunday, September 24, 2023


12 Medical students of RPGMC Kangra fined 50,000 each and suspension of six months from hostel for ragging

DHARAMSALA: 12 MBBS students of Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra( RPGMC) have been fined Rs 50,000 each for being involved in ragging in the college hostel. The students found involved in ragging have also been suspended from the hostel for six months and from the college for three month.

Himachal CM opens renovated Shimla’s Bantony Castle

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu has inaugurated the newly renovated Bantony Castle complex here and said it has been transformed into a vibrant reflection of culture and history.

A youth of Jalandhar drowned to death in Dharamsala

DHARAMSALA: Pawan Kumar (32), son of Rajendra Kumar, a tourist from Punjab, who was bathing in the drain of Bhagsu Waterfall in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, died late on Saturday evening after being swept away in the strong currents. ASP Kangra Bir Bahadur said that the police have recovered the body of the youth about 100 meters below the waterfall, which will be handed over to the family members after post-mortem.

Himachal to establish single 'energy trading desk'

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday announced the establishment of a single 'energy trading desk' for the coordination of transactions by state-run departments.

Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will build Yatri Niwas, in Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Mr. Bhupinder Singh Asandh along with the whole inner committee paid obeisance at Sachkhand Sri Harimandar Sahib and at this time Mr. Asandh said that the Haryana Committee will build a residential traveler's residence (Saran) in Amritsar so that the Sangat of Haryana do not face any kind of difficulty in visiting the Guru Ghar.

Congress to demand special relief package for Himachal in Parliament: Priyanka

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday took stock of relief and rehabilitation efforts in the disaster-affected areas of Shimla.

Declare Himachal catastrophe as national disaster: Priyanka to Centre

MANALI: Asking the Centre to declare the catastrophe in Himachal Pradesh a national disaster, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Tuesday visited areas of Kullu district and interacted with disaster-affected people.

Better health of the country's students is very important: Dr. Vinod Paul

DHARAMSALA: Dr. Vinod Paul, a member of NITI Aayog, emphasized the importance of the health and well-being of the country's students during a teachers meeting in Dharamshala on September 8th. He revealed that the Health Ministry and NITI Aayog are collaborating to assess, enhance, and upgrade healthcare services for students, with a particular focus on improving the school health program.

Odisha gives Rs 5 crore to calamity-hit Himachal

SHIMLA: The Odisha government has contributed Rs 5 crore towards the disaster relief fund 2023 for relief and rehabilitation measures in calamity-hit Himachal Pradesh.

Vijay Kumar the only teacher from Himachal selected for National Teacher Award

DHARAMSALA: Vijay Kumar, the only teacher from Himachal Pradesh, has been selected for the prestigious National Teacher Award this year . President Draupadi Murmu presented him with this honor at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi today . Kumar, a mathematics lecturer at Mohatli School in Kangra district, completed his studies up to class 10th at the same institution.

After Monsoon disaster Kangra valley and Shimla hills opened for tourists: Tourism director

DHARAMSALA: The famous tourist state of Himachal, which experienced a devastating natural disaster during this year's monsoon, is now gearing up to welcome tourists once again. Amit Kashyap, Director of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, announced that tourists can now travel to the beautiful tourist destinations in the Kangra Valley, such as Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Palampur, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, and Chamba.

Tourists can now safely travel to Himachal: Govt

SHIMLA: Tourists can now safely travel to popular destinations like Kasauli, Shimla, Chail, Narkanda and Kinnaur as roads to these locations are open, Director, Tourism Amit Kashyap said here on Tuesday.

Sukhbir urges SAD district presidents to wholeheartedly register voters for the forthcoming HSGMC

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged party workers to wholeheartedly register voters for the forthcoming elections to the Haryana State Gurdwara Managing Committee(HSGMC), asserting “the time has come to retake control of our religious shrines from the modern day Mahants and hand over the same to the sangat”.

Freebies seem to have gone with the wind in deluge-battered Himachal

SHIMLA: The Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India has witnessed weeks of torrential rain since July, and the results were widespread destruction of life and property after floods and landslides.

DCs told to carry out quick assessment of rain damage: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Friday directed all Deputy Commissioners to assess the damage and losses owing to torrential rains, within three days.

Now, rural watchmen in Haryana to get honorarium of Rs 11,000

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced that rural watchmen would get an honorarium of Rs 11,000 and uniform allowance of Rs 4,000 along with a bicycle after every five years.

IAF evacuates 1,330 people; airdrops 45 tons of essential items in rain-battered Himachal

SHIMLA: The Indian Air Force (IAF), with a robust mechanism for responding to national disasters whenever the need arises, has evacuated 1,330 people and airdroped 45 tons of food, medicines and essential items in the past two months in rain-battered Himachal Pradesh that witnessed massive infrastructure damage.

Through artistic creativity, rain-battered Himachal sets for resilience

SHIMLA: Torrential rains that left Himachal Pradesh devastated have failed to wash away the spirits of its innocent and hardworking people also dedicated to serving the nation. Left to fend for themselves against nature’s fury, which as per Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu first in 50 years, the Himachalis are now trying to build up courage from the debris by singing songs and making videos, coaxing people not to feel discouraged.

Nuh: Hindu groups burn Khattar's effigy over 'Shobha Yatra' restrictions

GURUGRAM: A section of Hindu groups on Monday raised slogans against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after the state government did not allow a full-fledged Shobha Yatra in the tension-stuck district of Nuh where communal violence was witnessed on July 31.

Himachal CM apprises Governor of natural calamity

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Monday called on Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla here and apprised him about the loss of life and property due to heavy rains and the monsoon session of the Assembly in September.

Jal Abhishek Yatra will conclude in Haryana's Mewat, says VHP

NEW DELHI: Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) International Working President Alok Kumar on Sunday informed that the Jal Abhishek Yatra will conclude in Haryana's Mewat on Monday.

Himachal rain fury: Nature doesn't kill, human activities do

SHIMLA: Horrifying visuals showing buildings and bridges collapsing like pack of cards in the blink of an eye in Himachal Pradesh with torrential rains have battered the hilly state, causing 376 deaths since the onset of the monsoons, locals believe -- nature doesn't kill, human-induced activities do.

Addressing Geo-hazards in Himachal Pradesh: Time for an Integrated Earth Science Center-Dr Ritesh Arya

CHANDIGARH: Recent hazards in Himachal Pradeh have highlighted the significant and multi-faceted geological challenges facing the state. Catastrophic consequences of landslides, flash floods, and building collapses largely due to heavy rains have created a crisis narrative. Yet, while there are pockets of alarm, the overall geological stability of the state remains robust.

NDRF rescues 51 from cloudburst-hit villages in Himachal

SHIMLA: In another daring rescue operation, the 14th Battalion of the NDRF rescued 51 people who got struck after a cloudburst in two villages in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, officials said on Friday.

TN contributes Rs 10 crore for Himachal disaster fund

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Thursday said the Tamil Nadu government has contributed Rs 10 crore towards the Aapada Rahat Kosh -- in view of the devastation caused due to heavy rain, floods and landslides in the state.

At least 10 under-construction buildings collapse in Himachal

SHIMLA: At least 10 under-construction commercial buildings collapsed after a massive landslide struck Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

Himachal stops operation of stone crushers in Beas river basin

SHIMLA: The government has decided to stop the operation of all stone crushers on both perennial and non-perennial rivulets of the Beas river basin and its tributaries till further orders, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu said here on Wednesday.

Himachal floods: 10 stuck in boat rescued

SHIMLA: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday said it rescued 10 people who got stuck in a boat in the flooded waters of the Kol Dam in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district.

Unusual weather in Himachal led to rise in tomato prices, situation under control now: Consumer Affairs Secy

NEW DELHI: Having faced stormy weather over tomato prices which zoomed to Rs 200 per kg during the last two months, as well as dealing with higher rates of wheat, rice and pulses, Secretary in the Consumer Affairs Department Rohit Kumar Singh manages to maintain a calm composure.

Scary scenes of mountains rolling down in Himachal -- a wake-up call

SHIMLA: Scary scenes of mountains rolling down, dams flooded, rivers gobbling up road networks, sweeping away hutments, villages submerged and thousands of people stranded in low-lying area have been coming out from the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh after relentless monsoon fury -- an unprecedented phenomenon and a wake-up call too.

Rajasthan gives Rs 15 crore to Himachal for disaster relief

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday said the Rajasthan government has provided Rs 15 crore towards the Disaster Relief Fund to deal with the natural calamity in the state.

Declare situation in Himachal national disaster: Civil societies

SHIMLA: As Himachal Pradesh is battling the worst natural calamity in 50 years, civil society organisations and environmental activists have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider declaration of the situation as a national disaster or calamity of rare severity under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act of 2005.

Five houses collapse in Shimla; residents moved to safer places

SHIMLA: In another landslide in Himachal Pradesh capital, at least five houses collapsed in the Krishna Nagar area close to the Old Bus Stand on Tuesday, officials said.

Extremely heavy rainfall likely to continue over Himachal, Uttarakhand: IMD

 NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that isolated extremely heavy rainfall is likely to continue over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and reduce from Tuesday.

Himachal deluge: At least 22 killed in landslides, flash floods

SHIMLA: At least 22 people were killed in Himachal Pradesh on Monday owing to the heavy rainfall for the past two days that triggered statewide flash floods and landslides, officials said.

Don’t venture near rivers, Himachal CM advises I-Day holidaymakers

SHIMLA: With the Met Office predicting heavy rain with high possibility of flashfloods and blocking of highways and link roads, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Sunday advised the tourists venturing to hill destinations for the Independence Day weekend to refrain from venturing near rivers and water bodies.

Car Driver beaten and car set on fire on National Highway under Nurpur Assembly Constituency at mid night

DHARAMSALA: A case of vandalism, a fatal attack on the driver, and the burning of a vehicle were reported in the midnight hours of Saturday in a place called Tatal near Khajian on the Pathankot- Mandi National Highway, under the Nurpur Assembly Constituency of District Kangra.

Portion of hilltop Nalagarh Fort in Himachal caves in

SHIMLA: A portion of the 602-year-old hilltop Nalagarh Fort in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district collapsed on Saturday due to heavy rains and landslides.

Haryana increases income limit under Ayushman Bharat Yojana to Rs 3 lakh per annum

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to increase the income limit under Ayushman Bharat Yojana from Rs 1.80 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per annum.

Flood-like situation in Himachal’s Balh valley

SHIMLA: The Balh valley, the hub of tomato plantation in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, on Saturday saw a flood-like situation after an overnight downpour.