CM visiting Kotkhai on 10th April

Chief Minister is touring Kotkhai-Jubbal Constituency on 10th April 2011 and will lay foundation stone of various projects. Projects includes 5-crore CA Store at Gumma, Gumma-Baghi Road Widening work, 220/440, 1x315 MVA Sub-Station at Pragatinagar and much touted Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt Engg College at Pragatinagar. On the same day it’s a 68th birthday of Chief Minister Prop...

Improved literacy leading to dismal sex ratio in Kinnaur

Kinnaur’s sex ratio has registered a fall. Not because of obvious reasons of female foeticide or a patriarchal mindset, but surprisingly due to improved literacy rate among women of this Himachal district. Armed with good education, women in Kinnaur are moving out of the district to pursue higher education and, in turn, settling outside. On the other hand, their...

10 cases of Tibetans illegally buying Himachal land

The wrong doing by the Buddhist refugee are cropping up incessantly. This time revenue Minister discloses in the assembly that there are 10 cases of Tibetan refugees purchasing land illegally in Himachal Pradesh in the last three years. Revenue Minister Gulab Singh Thakur said in a written reply that out of 42 'benami' (illegal) land deals found violating the...

Devta Mela of Sundernagar begins with Mahunag puja

Five-day long Historical Devta Mela began here today with the puja of Mahunag, the main deity of old Suket estate (now Sundernagar). More than 150 devtas (Hill Gods) have been brought here from various parts of Mandi districts. On the occasion of inauguration of fair a colorful procession was taken out from the P.W.D Rest House lead by Chief Guest...

CM directs NHAI to accelerate the road widening work

Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal reviews the progress of the National Highway Four Laning Projects on National Highway No. 21 and 22 and directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to speed up the work of four-laning road projects in the State and complete these within the allotted time frame. Chief Minister said that the Gara-Moura to...