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State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said

108 emergency services handle 10,000 deliveries

108 emergency services handle 10,000 deliveries

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla:The 108-ambulance services have handled and successfully helped in the delivery of 10,000 babies assisted by our Emergency Management Technicians (EMTs) in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal launched the 108-emergency services on Dec 25, 2010 and the milestone is achieved on March 28 this year. This way, one baby was with the assistance EMT every

Shimla’s Ice-Skating Rink may breathe its last by 100th anniversary

POOJA SHARMA Shimla Shimla Ice-Skating Rink starts: One of the three natural ice-skating rinks in the world at Shimla may lose its natural status when it completes its century in 2020. This is because of the reason that the shrinking Ice-Staking Rink here is planned to be converted into an artificial one in due course.

National Highways funds sanction HP Shimla CM

Centre sanctions 173 Cr for DPRs for 58 national highways in HP: CM Shimla

The union government has sanctioned Rs 173 crore for detailed project reports (DPR) for 58 national highways in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated in state Assembly Thursday.Replying to a question raised by the leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, the CM said the centre sanctioned Rs 173.75 crore for the DPRs.He further stated

Fresh snow shimla

Fresh snow in state, heavy spells likely

After days of dry weather, cold intensified its grip across Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the higher reaches receiving fresh snowfall. The weather bureau also warned of some heavy spells of snow and rain that were likely to hit the state till Wednesday. The temperature remained near freezing point at many places after an overnight

Booklovers shadow prisoners

Booklovers retreat under the shadow of prisoners

Shimla’s unique book café run by prisoners offers serene reading corner A BLEND OF REFORM TO PRESENT HOT BEVERAGES, LITERARY PURSUIT POOJA SHARMAShimlaOne of its kind book café located at the Takka Benches area above the Ridge in the heart of Shimla has the distinction of being run by the Kaithu sub-jail inmates. The book

Shimla is missing snow, time and again

SUSHIL Kumar SHARMA Shimla Shimla is missing snow, time and again. As some parts in the higher reaches of the state and the adjoining Himalayan states have experienced snowfall, the Queen of Hills, Shimla, has yet to receive its share. The revellers faced disappointment,both, on the Christmas and the New Year eve.During the current winter

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State needs more women police, CM tells Rajnath

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday and requested him to sanction one more Women Indian Reserved Battalion (IRB) for Himachal Pradesh for women empowerment and ensuring better safety for women in the state. Thakur said that state government is giving priority

Heavy rains: Schools closed in Shimla, Mandi on Monday

Heavy rains: Schools closed in Shimla, Mandi

Heavy rains: Schools closed in Shimla, Mandi. In the wake of heavy rainfall and landslides, all schools including private, across Shimla and Mandi districts are closed on Monday. Meanwhile, National Highway 3 (Chandigarh-Manali NH) has also been blocked to avoid any untoward incident. Heavy downpour led to landslides in various parts of the state causing disruption to normal life although respective district administrations were

Minor rape victim gives birth in Shimla

Minor rape victim gives birth in Shimla

A minor rape victim has given birth to a baby here, the police said today. A FIR has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and under section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Shimla superintendent of police Omapati Jamwal said.The rape victim was

‘No more water crisis’, hoteliers ask tourist to visit Shimla

‘No more water crisis’, hoteliers ask tourist to visit Shimla. Weeks after the tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh was massively hit due to acute water crisis, the hoteliers have appealed to tourists to visit Shimla without any apprehensions. The hoteliers have requested tourists to visit the capital as the water crisis is over now, and

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits city in southwest Japan

Mild earthquake in Shimla on Sunday

Mild earthquake in Shimla : Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages. The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS.The epicentre of the quake was Shimla region, bordering

HP: 27 school kids among 30 killed in accident.

HP: 27 school kids among 30 killed in accident

Shimla/Dharamshala – As many as 30 persons, including 27 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal confirmed the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were among the

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Himachal HC gets tough against construction on green belt

Himachal HC: Acting tough against ongoing construction activities in Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered that no construction of any nature would be carried out in vacant lands or green belts without its consent.”No construction of any nature shall be carried out by the Municipal Corporation of Shimla over the vacant, green and


Himachal to promote ‘no-honking’

No-honking: The government will launch a ‘no-honking’ campaign in Himachal Pradesh to spread awareness regarding the health hazards from honking by motorists, it was announced on Saturday.A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Nanda in Shimla. She said it had been felt that unnecessary honking was

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla

Himachal CM flags off electric bus services in Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today flagged off the electric bus service of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). Eleven buses were flagged off for local destinations on nine different routes from the State Secretariat here by Thakur. He said the Centre would bear 90 per cent cost of

Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow

Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow

Shimla snow: Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla and its nearby tourist destinations on Monday were wrapped in snow, giving them a picturesque look.Towns in upper Shimla district were cut off with snow piled on roads, a Met official said.This was the season’s second significant snowfall that froze the “Queen of Hills”, as Shimla was fondly called by

Check out preparation of Republic Day in Shimla.

Check out preparation of Republic Day in Shimla. In Himachal Pradesh 26 January Republic day will be celebrated at Ridge Mall Road, Shimla Governor Acharya Debavratt will preside over the function. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj will also be there at the occasion.Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Dr. In Rajiv Bindal

PM Modi greets HP Chief minister Jairam Thakur on his birthday

As HP Chief Minister Jairam Thakur turns 53 today, PM of India Narendra Modi wished CM Thakur on his birthday. PM Modi wrote on twitter “On his birthday, I convey my greetings to Himachal Pradesh’s energetic Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur . May Almighty bless him with long and healthy life.” Birthday celebrations will be

Jairam Thakur’s birthday celebration

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur’s birthday celebration at Shimla

Jairam Thakur’s birthday celebration: HP Chief minister Jairam Thakur turns 53 today. Birthday celebrations will be held at around 12 noon in Shimla. The birthday wishes has been started flowing for Jairam Thakur. PM modi and many leaders wished him on his birthday. The birthday celebration program is organised by Shimla MC. To mark this