With outrage mounting over the gruesome rape and murder of a Class X schoolgirl in the Kotkhai area of Shimla district, massive protests were held on Tuesday in Shimla and Gumma, 49 km from the state capital, against the administration’s alleged attempt to “shield the real culprits”. Addressing protesters from stage, father of the victim […]
The amount would be available to her as long as she lives as a special case, said the government.
The postmortem report of the victim has already confirmed rape and her death by strangulation. The report also revealed about her broken legs and arms, and deep injuries all over her face and body.
Bali’s changed stance has come after CM’s decision to remove Major (retd) Vijai Singh Mankotia as vice-chairman of HP Tourism Board and it signals fresh trouble for him in the poll-bound state, where the BJP has already begun an aggressive campaign.
Mayor Kusum Sadret and Deputy Mayor Rakesh Kumar took charge of their positions in the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, after the BJP’s historic win in the 31-year old Congress citadel of Shimla.
Kusum Sadret is the third woman to be mayor of Shimla after Madhu Sood and Jenney Prem of the Congress. In fact, Sadret was elected from Annnadale ward by defeating Prem. She is the BJP’s first woman mayor and a Dalit.
“The party leadership will meet tomorrow before the scheduled election of the mayor and deputy to make a final choice. State BJP president Satpal Satti was with the councillors even today during the oath-taking ceremony,” said MLA Suresh Bhardwaj.
In the elections results that were declared on Saturday, the BJP won 17 of 34 seats while an Independent, who fought against the officially backed candidate, had also reached the party office to extend his support to the BJP. Congress-backed councillors won in 12 wards.
The councillors are likely to be brought to Shimla only at the time of the election of the mayor and deputy mayor.
Results a big blow to the Congress govt in the poll-bound state.
Celebrations began at the BJP’s party office in Shimla immediately after the MC poll results were declared Saturday.
The four -day state Olympics will begin on June 22 at Hamirpur .
“The Chief Minister has no time for the people and the state. He has spent all four-and-a-half years in maneuvering things to save his chair amid a wave of corruption charges.” said Nadda.
Currently, Shimla Municipal Corporation is headed by the CPM but term of the body will end on June 5.
The civic polls, slated to be held by the end of this month, were postponed after the poll panel received complaints of discrepancies in the electoral rolls.
Both ruling Congress and Opposition BJP join hands and claim credit of its unanimous passage.
Shimla district tops the number of schools having 100 per cent results with 68 schools out of 330 followed by Mandi with 51 schools out of 381.
Dhumal asserted that he was completely in favour of transparency in public life and to remove any confusion in the minds of his opponents
The ED, which had summoned him for appearance on April 13 which he skipped, and ow told to reach on April 20.
State BJP president Satpal Satti announced on Saturday that Shah would be reaching Shimla on a two-day tour to hold meetings with top party leaders, MPs, MLAs, party office-bearers as well as social organisations.
Transport minister G S Bali who attended the last rites of Padha said he was a “grounded person who had always worked for the welfare of the common citizens and farmers.”
Lok Sabha MP from Hamirpur Anurag Thakur talked about achieving the targets set by PM Narendra Modi in making India TB-free by 2025.
Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner Madan Chauhan said booth 6 at Bhuna reported the highest turnout of 88.24 per cent while booth 89 at Bhakera had the lowest turnout of 53.59 per cent.
The land lease, granted by the BJP government in 2010, was cancelled by CM Virbhadra Singh after he came to power in 2012-13.
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GGBC)-2017 is an exercise done by engaging bird watchers among the public.
The Cabinet meeting, presided over by the Chief Minister, also gave nod to the opening of an Ayurveda Health Centre at village Padgaya in Chopal.
With Himachal Pradesh going to polls by the year-end, this will be last budget session of the incumbent government, which is likely to be stormy given BJP’s aggressive posturing.
The Congress leader filed the defamation case at the Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Kinnaur district on Thursday
“Sarkar aur sangathan dono alag alag hai. Sarkar apna kaam kar rahi hai, sangathan apna. Lekin sangathan bandh kamre main khichdi pakaa raha hai, aur main janta ke beech jaakar kaam kar raha hoon.”
Kumar expressed concern over the rising traffic accidents. He directed the police to adopt a more rationalised approach in identifying accident-prone spots
“We are in the process of designing the new enclosures for the tigers as per guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) and making other arrangements…”
The Himachal government, which has given its nod to the project, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore government on February 27.
As part of the drive, the police arrested a Nigerian national, Okechiku, 34, who was nabbed from New Delhi by a police party led by Manikaran police post in-charge Dhaya Ram.
A 1985-batch IPS officer, Kumar was appointed as the DGP in 2014 after B Kamal Kumar retired.
Highly placed sources said the loan, at 14 per cent interest, was raised from Kangra Coop Bank to disburse payments to some chosen contractors, who had been pressing for their dues to be cleared.
The High Court had stayed government action at the facility on a petition filed by Patanjali Yogpeeth, days after the government sent police to take possession of the land.