Category archives for: Kullu/Mandi

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 […]

Health Minister demands for Cancer Hospital at Mandi

New Delhi: Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur called on Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and requested him to open a Cancer Hospital at Mandi. Health Minister apprised union minister that Mandi being a central part of the State that will facilitate large number of Himachali. He said that the Union Minister […]

Centre Sanctions Rs. 139.10 crore for Water Supply Schemes

Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India has sanctioned four Water Supply Projects amounting to Rs 139.10 crore for Mandi Parliamentary Constituency. Pratibha Singh, Member of Parliament, informed that Centre Government has sanctioned Rs. 15.04 crore for Manali water supply scheme, Rs. 22.74 crore for Kullu water supply scheme, Rs.82.18 crore for Mandi water supply […]

Manali gang-rape: Court convicts three Nepalese, sentences 20 years of rigorous imprisonment

Kullu: In the case of Manali gang-rape, in which three Nepalese youths had rapped a 31-year-old US national in Manali on June 4, 2013, a local court has sentenced 20 years of rigorous imprisonment to all three Nepalese National. District and Session Judge Purender Vaidya also imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 each on them and […]

Centre approves Rs 82.18-cr drinking water project for Mandi

The Union Urban Development Ministry has cleared an Rs 82.18 crore drinking water scheme for the Mandi town and surrounding areas, which will provide 135 litres water per person daily to an estimated population of 68,000 till 2046. The water will be brought to Mandi from the Uhal River through gravity for which 28-km-long pipeline […]

Rohtang Pass re-opens for vehicular traffic

Manali: The Rohtang Pass, which connects Lahaul Spiti region with rest of the world, re-opened today for the traffic after remaining closed for three days due to heavy snowfall. Official at the 38 Task Force of General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), which is a wing of the Border Roads Organisation which maintains forward areas of […]

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