Bus Falls In Gorge, Leaves 14 People Injured: Himachal Pradesh
In Himachal Pradesh's Shimla region, fourteen passengers left severely injured after their bus fell into a gorge, on July 28. Notably, a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus was on its way to Theog from Jarai, skid off the road near Baghar Kenchi and Huli Sub Division Theog, rolling down 50-60 feet below the road, confirmed the State Disaster Management. Furthermore, injured people are being treated at healthcare centres.
Tags: Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, gorge, bus accident, 14 Injured
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
3-Storey Building In Shimla Collapses As Storms Hit Himachal Pradesh; No Fatalities Recorded
Three-storey structure in Shimla's Chopal market collapsed as Himachal Pradesh continued to experience severe rain on July 9. There were no fatalities recorded. The building had a UCO Bank branch, Dhaba, bar, and few other firms. The bank was empty as it was the second Saturday of the month. Men at the bar suddenly discovered cracks in window and realized the danger, fled the building, and warned others.
Tags: Shimla, Building-Collapsed, Himachal Pradesh, heavy rains
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NBT Organises 9-Day Book Fair In Shimla As "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'
The National Book Trust organised a nine-day book fair in Shimla. Starting from June 25, the fair will continue till July 3, as a part of "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Yuvraj Malik, the director of NBT said, the celebration of the book fair will witness over 70 stalls, and participation from 45 publishers, books available in various languages. He further added, he fair is organised to promote reading-culture among youths.
Tags: Book Fair, Shimla, Aazadi ka Amrit mahotsav, National Book Trust, Nine-Day Event
Lt Gen SS Mahal Assume Charges Of Shimla Army Training Command
Lt General SS Mahal assumed charges of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC,) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The appointment was followed by the retirement of Lt Gen Raj Shukla, on March 31. The Additional Director General of Indian Army tweeted, "On assuming command, #ArmyCommander reviewed the Guard of Honour and exhorted all ranks to continue working with zeal and enthusiasm". The ARTRAC started in MP and was later shifted to Shimla.
Tags: Lt Gen SS Mahal, Lt Gen Raj Shukla, Indian Army, Shimla, Army Command, Himachal Pradesh
Tourists Witness Delighted Snowfall Vision During Christmas: Himachal Pradesh
Famous tourist destinations, Shimla and Manali, in Himachal Pradesh, witnessed snowfall. After Christmas, tourists have a delighted sight of snowfall in the hilly cities of Himachal Pradesh, making their travel to the region more pretty, but alert has been issue for Lahaul-Spiti road, which is unfit for travel. Furthermore, due to the snowfall, more tourists are expected to visit Manali and Shimla.
Tags: Shimla, Manali, snowfall, Himachal Pradesh, tourists
Leopard Kills 2 Kids; Shimla Locals Demand To Declare It 'Man-eater'
Locals in Uttarakhand's Shimla under the banner of ''Shimla Nagrik Sabha'' demanded from the forest department to declare a leopard which hunted two children within three months a ''man-eater''. They also said that the government should also provide ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the victim's family. It'll be declared a ''man-eater'' after the physical test of the leopard, said Anil Thakur, Principal Chief Conservator.
Tags: Leopard, Shimla, Man Eater, Forest Department, Himachal Pradesh
Kalka-Shimla Train Derails; Passengers Unharmed
According to railway officials, a passenger train from Kalka to Shimla derailed at Barog railway station on September 22. "The train suddenly derailed from the track at Barog railway-station at 7.45 am, but the reason is not known yet," a railway and traffic police official stated. Reportedly, all the passengers were unharmed, and no fatalities were reported. Arrangements are being made to transport people from Barog railway station to Shimla… read-more
Tags: Kalkaji, Shimla, train, barog raily station
Landslide In Shimla Temporarily Blocks National Highway-5
As per the direction of HP's emergency center, a rain-led landslide at Jeori near Rampur in Shimla has shut down NH-5 for the public. Authorities claim no loss of life & property. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Rampur & a police team has been stationed by the DM to examine the situation. Heavy rain during the monsoon season in eco-fragile Himachal Pradesh has caused frequent landslides.
Tags: landslide, Shimla, national highway, NH-5, MONSOON
Shimla ASP Charged For Sexually Abusing Woman Head Constable
Shimla Additional Superintendent of Police, Praveer Kumar Thakur has been suspended from his post for allegedly sexually abusing a woman head constable and passing sexist remarks to female co-workers. Reportedly, the female constable filed a complaint on Praveer for molesting her at his residence after calling her to teach driving lessons for his wife. Meanwhile, transferring the case to CID, the Himachal Police has moved Praveer to police… read-more
Tags: Shimla, ASP, Police, Sexual assault allegations
Courtesy: India Today
Govt Releases Ease Of Living Index; Bengaluru Tops Chart
In the government's recently released Ease of Living Index 2020 (EoLI), Bengaluru has been crowned as the best city in the million-plus population category, followed by Pune and Ahmedabad. Among cities with a population below a million, Shimla ranked first while Bhubaneshwar and Silvassa bagged the second and third spots. Assessing 111 Indian cities, EoLI evaluated their quality of life, economic-ability and sustainability, besides gauging… read-more
Tags: Ease of Living Index, EoLI, bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad , Shimla, Bhubaneswar, Silvassa
Courtesy: India Today