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Una man grows fruits, vegetables without soil
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

After years of research, Yussouf Khan, 51, is growing fruits and vegetables in his farm through hydroponics, a form of precision agriculture in which crops are grown in vertical stacks of plant beds without use of soil.

Tourism project in Himachal hills scales new high, brings jobs, visitors
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

The Community-Based tourism project is the brainchild of Ankit Sood, 46, a former professor of tourism at the government college in Kullu who first pitched the idea to a visiting team from the Bank.

Himachal Pradesh: Increasing bear attacks on cattle in Kotgarh forest division leave residents, govt officials puzzled
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

The attacks took place mainly in villages falling under Kirti and Kotgarh gram panchayats in upper Shimla, including Dalan, Gharal, Rogha, Loshta, Arthi, Bairi, Kadanu, Shawat and Titri.

Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul-Spiti, the ‘zero’ crime district
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

No case of murder, robbery, molestation registered here in a decade, no rape case lodged in last 5 years.

Himachal Pradesh: Info tabled in assembly session reveals glaring shortcomings in government schools and colleges
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Nearly 10,000 out of around 51,000 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff in government senior secondary schools are lying vacant, including 319 posts of principals and 187 posts of science teachers.

Retired civic employee is new Shimla mayor
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Before joining politics in 2012, Kaundal worked in the MC for 35 years, joining as a clerk and retiring as a superintendent. She served in various branches of the corporation including water works, roads, health and sanitation.

Trekking restrictions restore Triund hill to cleanliness, safety
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

On Sunday, the district administration closed the route for trekkers following a spell of heavy snowfall over the last two days. Visitors can go up till the starting point of the trek at Gallu, a picturesque spot which is also blanketed in snow.

Winter session of Himachal Assembly: Govt, Oppn debate Jan Manch programmes
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

“Whether it’s a water connection, pension application, income certificate or construction of a public toilet, the Jan Manch programmes have ensured that these basic complaints are resolved on the spot,” said BJP MLA Sukh Ram.

Winter Session of Himachal Assembly: Govt, Oppn debate Jan Manch programmes
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

A discussion on ‘Jan Manch’ programmes started by the state government two years ago divided the House. BJP MLA Sukh Ram, who brought up the issue under Rule 130, said that the government is delivering basic services to residents on their doorstep.

Himachal Pradesh Winter Session: A rape everyday, says Cong leader of House
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Mukesh Agnihotri said that a total of 641 cases of rape have been reported from the state in the last two years. “During the same period, 390 cases of cruelty against women, 49 murders of female victims, and 125 cases of eve-teasing were reported," he added.

Himachal Pradesh assembly session: Congress brings up school girls’ molestation, doctors’ shortage
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The opposition Congress also highlighted alleged medical negligence, shortage of doctors and lack of health infrastructure in the state even as the ruling BJP stressed that the state has shown remarkable progress in giving affordable and accessible healthcare services to the public.

Congress MLAs attend Himachal Assembly session wearing onion garlands
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The issue of private investment and industry in the state was also taken up by the Opposition. While Congress MLAs walked out of the Assembly early during the session, BJP expressed confidence fresh investments would generate employment in the state.

First day of Winter Session: Himachal CM hails investors’ summit, Opposition walks out calling it a ‘scam’
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

While Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri called the Global Investors’ Meet the ‘biggest scam’, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur termed it a historical event with a promise for ‘holistic’ development.

Himachal Pradesh: Villagers build makeshift bridge over Kangra river every year, only to see it get washed away
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

This is their only alternative to walking more than 5 km to reach the other side using a permanent bridge down the river.

Safai karmacharis- MC admits: Over 200 deaths in 6 yrs
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

From cleaning eery road, footpath and nullah to collecting garbage and ferrying trucks to the dumping grounds where they unload the trash, safai karmacharis are involved in every stage of cleaning activity in the city.

Colonisers, mega-project promoters owe GMADA Rs 446 cr: Audit report
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Last year, too, the audit report had pointed out an outstanding amount of Rs 280 crore against 25 mega projects and 163 approved builders.

MC spent Rs 2.17 cr on maintenance, fuel for 14 field vehicles in 3 years: RTI
Mon, May 25, 2015

Vigilance is probing alleged pilferage of diesel by MC drivers.

Survivor returns from Canada, tells police it was accident, not murder
Fri, May 22, 2015

Police sources said that the ongoing investigation so far indicated that it was an accident, as none of the key witnesses had alleged foul play.

Vigilance to inquire into diesel ‘sale’ by MC drivers
Tue, May 12, 2015

Mayor Poonam Sharma to recommend registration of an FIR after seeking legal opinion.

Court acquits man of charges of raping teenage daughter
Sun, May 10, 2015

Calls 17-year-old shameless for making absurd allegations ‘at the instance of her boyfriend’.

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