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Scouts and Guides plays constructive role in society: CM

SHIMLA:  Scouting was contributing to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while presiding over the State Council Meet of The Bharat Scouts and Guides held here today.

Himachal Startup poised to create employment avenues for youth: CM

 SHIMLA:  Himachal Startup was poised turn the educated youth from job seekers to job providers and in order to give support to the 'startup' and 'innovation projects' the state government would provide all possible assistance to the youth to develop entrepreneurship.
 This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while flagging off the 'startup Yatra' van for the state from his official residence Oak Over, here today.

CS urges for resuming construction work on Pinjore-Nalagarh NH

SHIMLA : Chief Secretary B.K Agarwal participated in a meeting held as per the orders of H.P High Court regarding early completion of Pinjore-Nalagarh national highway at New Delhi today.

Minister urges PRI's to apply for nation level awards

 SHIMLA: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar today revealed that this year the national level awards to the Panchayati Raj Institutes would be given by the union ministry of Panchayati Raj on 24 April, 2019 on the occasion of National Panchayat Day.

Five injured in J&K cylinder blast

JAMMU: Five people were injured on Thursday in a cylinder blast inside a hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.

Kathua victim's family drops lawyer Deepika Rajawat

JAMMU:  The family of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has decided to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she has barely been available at the court hearings, the victim's father has said.

CM Jai Ram Thakur presides over closing ceremony of Lavi fair

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the closing ceremony of the four-day long international Lavi fair at Rampur Bushahr in Shimla district , said that fairs and festivals are the inseparable part of the people of the state which highlight our rich traditions, customs and culture.

Manali, Narkanda get season's 1st snowfall

SHIMLA: There was overnight moderate snowfall in Manali and Narkanda, the season's first, a Met official said on Thursday as snow continued to elude the Himachal Pradesh capital here.

Trucker's body recovered from landslide debris in J&K

JAMMU: The body of a truck driver, who was killed in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir on November 5, was recovered from the debris on Wednesday after nine days, officials said.

GOI agrees to notify upcoming industrial areas in Himachal as DFPs

SHIMLA: Chief Secretary B.K Agarwal met Secretary, Food and Processing government of India Pushpa Subramaniam at New Delhi today and discussed various issues related to the food processing industry and urged for immediate intervention regarding approvals of projects.

2 Hizbul men caught in J&K

SRINAGAR: Two armed Kashmiri Hizbul militants have been arrested from a Jammu and Kashmir village in Pulwama district, police said on Wednesday.

Rain, snow to continue in J&K till Thursday

SRINAGAR: Fresh snowfall and rains occurred in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, as the Met forecast scattered rains and snow to continue till Thursday.

CM Lays Foundation Stone of DNA Block of RFSL at Dharamshala

Dharmshala: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today laid foundation stone of DNA Block of Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) Northern Range, Dharamshala in Kangra district. This block would be constructed at a cost Rs. one crore and it will help the districts of Chamba, Kangra, Una to get DNA reports from RFSL Dharamshala.

Children role vital in spreading Awareness on drug abuse: CM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off an anti drug rally of school students from the Ridge today, organized by the Press Club Shimla. Presiding over the programme the Chief Minister emphasized on the role of children in the fight against drug abuse. He said that children can give new strength to the anti drug campaign because their role in the society is vital. Jai Ram Thakur said that if children restrain, only then it's possible to uproot the evil of drug abuse. The lesson of social obligation cannot be taught in the classroom only, but by joining such events children work as messengers among the society. To make this campaign successful one has to work with utmost diligence and success is possible only when it is joined by each and every section of the society.

Kargil coldest in J&K

SRINAGAR:  With a minimum temperature recorded at minus 6.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday Kargil town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir, as the the Met forecast light snowfall in the higher reaches.

CM presides over closing ceremony of HP Police Sports Meet

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the closing ceremony of 50th Himachal Pradesh Police Sports Meet held at Dharamshala in Kangra district here today said that one thousand Police personnel would be recruited in the State Police Department soon to ensure smooth functioning of the Department. He announced establishment of Police Housing Corporation in the State. He said that Rs. 50 crore would be provided for police housing in the State.

Teen bludgeons 75-yr-old woman to death after failed rape attempt in Haryana

ROHTAK: The Bhiwani police arrested a 19-year-old boy for bludgeoning a 75-year-old woman to death after attempting rape on her in a village of the district. The accused, identified as Raja, tried raping the elderly woman but when she shouted for help, he gagged her with a scarf and then hit a brick on her head.

Widespread rain, snow forecast in J&K

JAMMU: The minimum temperatures increased across Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow for the next three days in the state.

Haryana Police arrests 11 criminals with arms

PANCHKULA: As many as 11 notorious criminals, including five carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 each on their head, were arrested by Crime Investigation Agency of Haryana Police after encounter in Bahalgarh area of district Sonipat. Huge quantity of illegal weapons and Rs 10.23 lakh cash was also recovered from them.

Cold to intensify in Himachal with chances of snow, rain

SHIMLA: An intense cold will intensify in Himachal Pradesh as the Met office forecast chances of more rainfall and snowfall in the state from Friday.

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