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Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday inked a $100-million loan agreement with the World Bank to support the state in its move towards an environmentally sustainable model of economic growth.

Himachal signs $100m loan agreement with WB

Shimla:Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday inked a $100-million loan agreement with the World Bank to support the state in its move towards an environmentally sustainable model of economic growth. Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy (Himachal Pradesh) signed the deal with Roland Lomme,Governance Adviser,World Bank,India,in New Delhi.

NCC wing at St Thomas School

Shimla:St Thomas School on Saturday inaugurated its National Cadet Corps wing and enrolled 30 students. Commanding officer of NCC,Shimla,Col T P S Rana addressed the cadets.

Kharif procurement arrangements

Chandigarh:A meeting of State Consultative Committee (SCC) of FCI Punjab was held under the chairmanship of MP Santosh Chaudhary on Friday to review arrangements made for Kharif procurement in the state. Issues relating to allotment of mandis,arrangement of gunnies,manpower and availability of space were discussed.

RMS pentangular meet from Oct 3

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Shimla:A four-day long Rashtriya Military School pentangular meet will begin at Rashtriya Military School Chail from October 3. Five military school: Chail,Dholpur ,Ajmer,Bangalore and Belgaum will be participating in this national event.

Mauritius looks to India for tourism

Shimla:The High Commissioner of Mauritius Arye Juggesseur,on Saturday,made a strong plea for strengthening bilateral ties between India and Mauritius at the 34th All India Public Relations Conference being held in Shimla. Referring to tourism in Mauritius,the high commissioner said that Mauritius was an internationally recognised tourism destination and that Mauritius had targeted India as one of the major growth markets for tourism.

Dhumal,BJP react to Virbhadra ‘half-truths’

Shimla:The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal,on Saturday,strongly reacted to PCC president Virbhadra Singh’s accusations relating to failure of the BJP government to implement the party’s election manifesto and termed it as an attempt to gain political mileage by spreading complete falsehood ahead of the polls. Satpal Satti also reacted to Virbhadra’s claim and reminded him that half-truths and black-money will not impressive the voters. “Infact the attempt will boomerang on the Congress,” he added.

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