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Rohtang Pass opens to traffic
Snow being cleared at the Rohtang Pass on Tuesday.

Rohtang Pass opens to traffic

13 Nov 2019 | 7:00 AM

MANDI: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has restored the 13,050-foot-high Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul on the Manali-Leh highway, to traffic on Monday night.

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Tribune News Service

Mandi, November 12

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has restored the 13,050-foot-high Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul on the Manali-Leh highway, to traffic on Monday night. The road was blocked on Saturday after a heavy snowfall.

The BRO had engaged its workforce and machinery for the snow clearance work. BRO Commander Colonel Uma Shankar told The Tribune, “Despite tough geographical conditions, the BRO workforce had worked round the clock in the below zero temperature to restore traffic on the pass. There was over 4 feet snow on the road near Rohtang.”

Sub Divisional Magistrate, Manali, Raman Gharsangi said around 30 vehicles were crossed from the Lahaul side to Manali, which stranded near Rohtang. A rescue team of the local administration was sent to the spot to move the stranded vehicles out of the area.

He said the movement of vehicles from Manali to Lahaul on Wednesday will depend on weather conditions in the region.

CM takes part in procession at Renukaji

CM takes part in procession at Renukaji

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SOLAN: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today presided over the closing ceremony of the six-day International Sri Renukaji Fair in Sirmaur district.

CM has a narrow vision: Congress

CM has a narrow vision: Congress

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

HAMIRPUR: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has a narrow vision for the development of the state and needs to widen his approach.

Investor meet over, all eyes on Cabinet expansion now

Investor meet over, all eyes on Cabinet expansion now

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SHIMLA: With the Global Investors’ Meet over, all eyes are on the Cabinet expansion.

5 come forward to foster stray dogs

5 come forward to foster stray dogs

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SHIMLA: Five animal lovers have come forward to adopt 10 stray dogs.

Need to follow Guru’s message of love: CM

Need to follow Guru’s message of love: CM

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SHIMLA: As per Guru Nanak, the Almighty is omnipresent, shapeless, timeless and sightless, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing people on the occasion of a state-level function on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak at Sri Gurdwara Sahib, Bus Stand, Shimla.

Nurpur girl bags gold in state judo championship

Nurpur girl bags gold in state judo championship

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

NURPUR: Anita Thakur, a student of Arya Government College and a resident of Kukher village, has brought laurels to the area by winning gold medal in the state judo championship (70 kg senior category) organised by the state Judo Association in Shimla from November 8 to 10.

Nagrik Sabha slams SJPNL for inflated water bills

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SHIMLA: The Nagrik Sabha today accused the Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Ltd (SJPNL) of issuing inflated water bills ranging from Rs25,000 to Rs35,000 to residents of Summer Hill and other wards.

Sports meet begins in Mandi college

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

MANDI: The two-day Himachal Pradesh University Hockey (Women) Championship began at Paddal Ground here today.

Woman assault case: No bail to 24 accused

Woman assault case: No bail to 24 accused

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

MANDI: Taking a stern decision against offenders who assaulted an elderly woman at Samahal village in Sarkaghat on November 6, the court today rejected the bail plea of all 24 accused and sent them to 14-day judicial custody.

UP resident duped of Rs 53,300 in ATM fraud

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

SOLAN: A migrant from Uttar Pradesh (UP) was duped of Rs 53,300 when his ATM card was swapped by a miscreant when the former was trying to withdraw money from an ATM at Parwanoo.

Ruckus at mandal prez election

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

NURPUR: Factionalism came to the fore during the Fatehpur mandal president election here yesterday.

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Patients suffer at IGMC

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

Patients are facing tough time in getting basic services such as ECG and ultrasound done at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla.

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Prize distribution at Pinegrove

13 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

Pinegrove School, Dharampur, organised annual awards function to honour the students who excelled in various fields.

Meenakshi wins environment contestEducation notes

Meenakshi wins environment contest

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

The Department of Botany Centre of Excellence, Government College, Sanjauli, organised its annual function on Monday. Himachal Pradesh University professor MK Seth was the resource person. Seth educated students on biodiversity and the importance of ferns.

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Build a library at thachi govt college

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

The Government College at Thachi in the Seraj Assembly segment of Mandi district does not have a library.

Minister flays Bali over investors’ meet

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

KANGRA: Industries Minister Bikram Thakur today lambasted the Congress for carrying out a misinformation campaign against the successful investors’ meet which, would prove detrimental to the development of the state.

Freedom fighter Wazir Ram remembered

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

NURPUR: The martyrdom day of first freedom fighter, Wazir Ram Singh Pathania, who hailed from Nurpur, was observed as ‘Veer Diwas’ at his birthplace Bassa Waziran near here today.

Guv calls for eradicating drug menace at Lavi Fair

Guv calls for eradicating drug menace at Lavi Fair

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: Governor Bandaru Dattatreya inaugurated the four-day International Lavi Fair in Rampur today.

Investors’ meet was tug of war within BJP: Agnihotri

Investors’ meet was tug of war within BJP: Agnihotri

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

UNA: The local unit of the Congress organised a protest rally against the rising prices of essential commodities and unemployment here today.

Guru Nanak’s teachings more relevant today: CM

Guru Nanak’s teachings more relevant today: CM

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: Addressing a congregation on the 550th Parkash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Ber Sahib in Kapurthala, Punjab, today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said teachings of the first Sikh guru who spoke of one God, universal brotherhood, love, humility, simplicity, equality and tolerance were more relevant in today’s time.

21 accused get police remand; 3 more held

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

MANDI: The local court has awarded three-day police remand to 17 accused and one-day remand to four in the elderly woman assault case in Sarkaghat.

Launch drive against drugs, CM tells ABVP

Launch drive against drugs, CM tells ABVP

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

UNA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today called upon the state unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) to launch a campaign against drug abuse.

Women panel chief meets victim

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: Chairperson of the Himachal Pradesh State Woman Commission Daisy Thakur has taken a serious note of the Rajdei harassment case and asked the police and the administration to provide security to the victim and her family and ensure that the culprits get exemplary punishment.

NHRC urged to take up assault case

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: Social activist Prajwal Busta, a law student, has sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the case pertaining to harassment and humiliation of elderly widow Rajdei of Sarkaghat in Mandi district and demanded a probe into the matter by an officer of IG rank or retired judge.

Woman assault case:  HC directs state to file status report in a week

Woman assault case: HC directs state to file status report in a week

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: Expressing serious concern over torturing an old woman of Samahal village in Sarkaghat, Mandi, on the suspicion of her being a sorceress, the High Court today directed the government to file a status report within a week.

‘Organise Red Cross fairs in rural areas’

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SOLAN: To spread awareness about the activities of the Red Cross Society, its fairs should be organised in the rural areas, said Sadhna Thakur, vice-president, HP Red Cross Society, while presiding over the sub-divisional level fair in Kandaghat today.

Eyeing export, NRI keen to set up whisky plant in state

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: An NRI from Poland has expressed his willingness to set up a whisky plant in Himachal and discussed the proposal with Agriculture Minister Ram Lal Markanda.

AP Goyal university convocation on Nov 14

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: The third convocation of AP Goyal Shimla University will be held on November 14.

Portmore school wins band contest

Portmore school wins band contest

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

HAMIPRUR: Among the girl schools, Girls Senior Secondary School, Portmore, won the first prize; Pratap World School, Indora in Kangra, came second; and Public Senior Secondary School, Sundarnagar, bagged the third position.

To compete globally, grow new apple varieties: Experts

To compete globally, grow new apple varieties: Experts

12 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

SHIMLA: Horticulture experts from Holland underscored the need for apple farmers to cultivate latest varieties of apple such as Gala and Honey Crisp, which are raised on root stocks, to compete in international markets.

Assault on woman: Himachal HC issues notice, NCW seeks speedy probe

Assault on woman: Himachal HC issues notice, NCW seeks speedy probe

12 Nov 2019 | 6:58 AM

SHIMLA/NEW DELHI: Taking suo motu cognisance, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the government to file a status report in a case related to torture of an elderly woman on the suspicion of being a witch even as the National Commission for Women sought a speedy probe.

HP Varsity VC releases bookEDUCATION NOTES

HP Varsity VC releases book

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

Himachal Pradesh University Vice-Chancellor Prof Sikander Kumar released “Dev Sangeet”, a book authored by Dr Kirti Garg Bhatia.

The copter sagaHimachal Diary

The copter saga

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

The use of helicopter by a low-rank official and a political appointee during the global investors’ meet held in Dharamsala recently has been the subject of discussion in bureaucratic circles.

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Solan lacks solid waste plant

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

The state government is yet to set up a solid waste plant in Solan, though the NGT had stressed the need to set up these in urban areas.

Nine trained for documenting local biodiversity

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

SHIMLA: Nine youths from Shimla, Lahaul and Pangi were trained for documenting local biodiversity in the Peoples Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) under the one-month-long United Nation Development Programme-Global Environment Finance (UNDP-GEF) Project “Securing livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable use and Restoration of high range Himalayan Ecosystems”.

House ransacked, she was warned of deity wrath if called cops

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

HAMIRPUR: The 70-year-old woman, who was garlanded with shoes, thrashed and paraded with a blackened face at Samahal village in the Sarkaghat Assembly constituency of Mandi district, today broke down in front of the media.

21 held day after assault video of elderly goes viral

21 held day after assault video of elderly goes viral

11 Nov 2019 | 9:40 AM

MANDI: A day after the video of a 70-year-old woman taken as a sorceress being beaten up by religious fanatics at Samahal village of Sarkaghat went viral, 21 persons were today arrested.

Palampur to have MC soon: Parmar

Palampur to have MC soon: Parmar

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

PALAMPUR: Vipin Parmar, Health Minister, has said that Palampur would get a municipal corporation soon.

Election row: Govt teacher union splits

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

SHIMLA: The Himachal Government Teachers Union, an organisation of all cadres of teachers, split with rival factions holding separate election.

Ex-servicemen pay last respects

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

MANDI: The Ex-Servicemen (ESM) Association, Mandi, condoled the death of a defence veteran, who died in a road accident near Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district of Himachal yesterday.

On fast, fourlane protesters rushed to Nurpur hospital

On fast, fourlane protesters rushed to Nurpur hospital

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

NURPUR: The indefinite fast by Rajesh Pathania, president of the Four-Lane Lok Body (FLLB), entered the 13th day whereas of Ashok Pathania, another FLLB member, the sixth day today.

Naidu felicitates Thakur for promoting Sanskrit in state

Naidu felicitates Thakur for promoting Sanskrit in state

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

SHIMLA: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu honoured Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for according the second language status to Sanskrit last year in the World Conference held in New Delhi today.

Rohtang to be opened soon

11 Nov 2019 | 7:22 AM

Kullu: The BRO is putting in efforts to restore the Rohtang to traffic.

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