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Category archives for: Kullu/Mandi

Three killed in a road accident

Three persons were reportedly killed and nine other injured, when a HRTC bus rolled down at Chatrod Nullah, about seven kilometers from Mandi today morning. Accident happened when Himachal Roadways bus, while trying to save a motorcycle, which collided with the bus, lost control and rolled down at Chatrod Nallah. Both motorcycle riders died on […]

Govt to close illegal link roads to Beas River

Industry Minister Mukesh Agnihotri today visited the dam site near Thalot in Mandi district to take stock of the ongoing search and rescue operations. He also met N. Narsimha Reddy, the Home Minister of Telangana and parents of the Engineering students at Pandoh dam site and expressed his deep sympathies over the tragedy. Agnihotri said […]

Forest Minister inspects furniture workshop at Shamshi

Kullu: Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri today inspected the furniture workshop and show room of Forest Department and Forest Corporation at Shamshi in Kullu district and directed the officers to manufacture quality furniture at reasonable rates so that it could compete in the market. Earlier, he visited Banjar where he listened to the public grievances […]

State Govt sanctions Rs. 1.50 lakh to the families of each drowned student

The Himachal Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs. 1.50 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased of Thalot mishap. Govt was also ensuring proper boarding and other arrangements for the parents and other family members of missing students. Transport Minister G.S. Bali, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Anil Sharma and Chairman, […]

24 Hyderabad Students feared drowned in Beas River

Twenty four students from an engineering college in Hyderabad have been washed away in the Beas River at Thalaut near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh after authorities of Larji hydelpower project opened the floodgates of the project’s dam. Six girls are among missing. As per the reports, the power project’s floodgates were opened around 6.30 pm […]

World Bank not to fund Luhri hydro-power project

On the wake of environmental threat, World Bank has decided not to fund $650 million to controversial Luhri hydropower project on the Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh. On its official website, World Bank has showed the project status as dropped. Sutlej Bachao Jan Sangharsh Samiti comprised environmental groups and affected people of 78 villages of […]

Badhrota in Sarkaghat granted Sub Tehsil status

Dohpi: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh opened Sub Tehsil Badhrota at Dohpi in Sarkaghat area. He said that its building would be constructed by using prefabricated structure soon. CM also announced to open PWD Sub Division at Badhrota area and performed bhoomi pujan of extension and strengthening work of Jogindernagar-Sarkaghat super state highway. Under the first […]

Thieves struck at Raghunathji temple, stolen valuable

Kullu: Thieves struck at the historic Raghunathji temple, chief deity of Kullu Dussehra, and decamped with 40 kg silver and 165 grams gold jewellery valued about Rs 23 lakh. As per police report, the priest of the temple discovered the theft on Wednesday morning, when he opened the temple for routine worship and found that […]

Legislatures of Mandi district raise their demand with CM

In the meeting of MLAs convened for finalizing priorities for Annual Plan 2014-15, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh ensured all legislatures to provide adequate funds for equal and balanced development of the State. In the meeting, legislatures of Mandi district raised the issues of their concerned assembly segment. Vinod Kumar, MLA from Nachan assembly constituency requested […]

Newly built dam of power project collapse in its first trial

Prini: A newly-built dam of 4.8 MW Aleo Electric Project-2 at Prini collapsed today morning in its first trial. There is no causality reported so far, however administration has ordered a probe into the shocking incident. The dam was built with the capacity of 2,000 cubic metre. It’s reported that the management of power project […]

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