February 28, 2024

Himachal News


Miss Earth India 2022, Vanshika Parmar, said that she had been made the ambassador of tourism for Himachal Pradesh. She would represent the state at the international level and present to the world a window on its unexplored scenic treasures, picturesque landscapes, rich cultural heritage and festivals. Vanshika was born at Tunhi village in Nadaun tehsil of Hamirpur district. Her father SK Parmar is an officer in the Indian Air Force. She is an Indian beauty pageant titleholder and was crowned Miss Earth India 2022 at the age of 19.Read More

Adarsh Swasthya Sansthans

The state government is setting up Adarsh Swasthya Sansthans in all 68 Assembly constituencies of the state, with at least six specialist doctors in each constituency. Around 134 types of laboratory test facilities, specialists and medical staff and state of the art' MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound and digital X-ray facilities would be provided in such centres. To address the shortage of doctors and paramedical staff in health institutions, the government is recruiting new medical officers and supporting staff. Furthermore, plans are underway to improve working conditions in health institutions and introduce fixed eight-hour shift for medical personnel.Read More

Bovin Kumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cube Highways and Transportation Assets Advisors, a subsidiary of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), has been awarded prestigious ‘National Highway Excellence Awards 2022’. Bovin Kumar hails from Dhauladhar Colony in Palampur. The award was presented by Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways. This special recognition is a testament to Kumar’s exceptional leadership role in Ghaziabad Aligarh Expressway Private Limited (GAEPL), which achieved a groundbreaking feat and created a World Record. Under his guidance, GAEPL successfully laid an astounding 112.5 lane km of bituminous concrete road within an unprecedented time....Read More

Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) has decided to rejuvenate the 150-year-old Seog water supply scheme before monsoon winds hit the region this year. It’s the first water scheme of the city, laid by the British around 1875. A line from this scheme supplied water to the residence of the Viceroy of India. In view of the scheme’s historical and heritage value, the SJNPL has roped in the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).Read More

Colonel Sapna Rana has become the first woman from Himachal Pradesh to command a battalion in the Indian Army. She joined the Officers Training Academy in Chennai in 2003 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army in 2004. The 41-year-old officer is currently commanding an Army Service Corps (ASC) battalion in the Northeast.Read More

Colonel Sapna Rana has become the first woman from Himachal Pradesh to command a battalion in the Indian Army. She joined the Officers Training Academy in Chennai in 2003 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army in 2004. The 41-year-old officer is currently commanding an Army Service Corps (ASC) battalion in the Northeast.Read More

Som Dutt Baatu

In recognition of his distinguished contributions to the realm of arts, music maestro Som Dutt Battu, aged 86 and hailing from Shimla, has been selected for the prestigious Padma Shri Award. DETAILS ABOUT THE MAESTRO Among the 110 individuals chosen for the Padma Shri Award for this year, Som Dutt Battu stands as the sole representative from Himachal Pradesh. His notable work in the realms of Himachali folk music and classical music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape. He is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana. He was born on July 5, 1937, in Jasur,....Read More

New Wetlands in state

Rewalsar in Mandi and Khajjiar in Chamba have been declared ‘National Importance Wetlands’ by the environment ministry for promoting their conservation. Himachal Pradesh State Wetlands Authority (HPSWA) said the state currently has three Ramsar sites (wetlands of international importance) – Pong Dam in Kangra, Renuka in Sirmaur and Chandrataal in Lahaul and Spiti.Read More

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a joint committee to inspect Mohan Meakin Private Limited, Kasauli-based plant, that had allegedly dumped effluents into a natural source (Kasauli Kund) as a result of which water got polluted. A joint committee comprising representative of the Central Pollution Control Board, Regional Officer, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Himachal Pradesh, the Member Secretary, HP State Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate, Solan has been constituted.Read More

The state government has withdrawn the transfer orders of Sanjay Kundu, Director General of Police, as Principal Secretary Ayush, thus reinstating him as the Director General of Police. Kundu was removed as Himachal DGP and shifted as Secretary, Ayush Department, following Himachal Pradesh High Court order over allegations of interference in an ongoing criminal probe and attempting to pressurise a businessman who claimed to have received a threat to his life from his partners. The transfer order has been withdrawn in compliance of the Supreme Court order, which set aside the Himachal Pradesh High Court order to remove him as....Read More

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