Its official now,vehicles registered outside Himachal Pradesh will not be stopped at Shimlas entry point for Rs 200 green tax as was proposed by the Shimla Municipal Corporation to raise resources and reinvest the money for improving conditions in the town. The proposal was slated to come into force from Sunday. Officials here said the move has been put off as the Shimla Municipal Corporation failed to auction the tax collection counters. The Shimla corporation had proposed to raise Rs 6 crore annually from the tax.
No hike in BT
cotton seed prices
CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday reviewed arrangements for the forthcoming cotton crop and directed the DCs of the cotton belt to ensure that there was no black marketing of BT cotton seed during the sowing season in April-May. A decision to this effect was taken by the chief minister in a meeting with senior officers of the state government held here at chief ministers residence this morning. It was also decided in the meeting that there would be no increase in the rates of BT Cotton seed during the current year despite the BT cotton companies demanding steep hike in the rates.
Six of family die in road accident
Shimla/Nahan: Six of a family,including two women,died when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a 200-metre deep gorge in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The ill-fated car met with an accident at Andheri village near Sangrah town. Five died on the spot,while the sixth one succumbed to injuries on the way to a hospital in Nahan, SP Rameshwar Thakur said.