Sunday, January 20, 2019
facebook


HP Cabinet decides to implement 10pc quota for EWS in govt jobs
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presiding over the Cabinet meeting in Shimla on Saturday. Tribune photo

HP Cabinet decides to implement 10pc quota for EWS in govt jobs

19 Jan 2019 | 8:44 PM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to provide 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections from the general category in state government services in Class-I, II, III and IV posts, an official spokesperson said here.

[ + read story ]

Shimla, January 19 

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to provide 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections from the general category in state government services in Class-I, II, III and IV posts, an official spokesperson said here.

With this, Himachal Pradesh became the latest state to decide, in principle, to implement the quota.

The bill, providing for 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes to economically weaker sections in the general category, was passed by Parliament during the winter session. President Ram Nath Kovind has since given his assent to the bill.

The cabinet also decided to implement a scheme for women victims of sexual assault and other crimes, to provide them a financial help ranging from Rs two-ten lakh depending on the gravity of the crime, the official said.

The amount of compensation would be provided under Women Victims Compensation Fund as decided by the State Legal Services Authority or the District Legal Authority, he said.

The cabinet gave its approval to fill 28 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in the office of the deputy commissioner, Sirmaur, on contract basis.

It decided to fill four posts of civil judges in the high court through direct recruitment from Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.

The cabinet also decided to declare Kotkhai Utsav of Shimla district, Mata Mansa Devi Mela of Dharampur in Solan district, Lohri Mela of Gram Panchayat Piplu in Dharampur of Mandi district as district-level fairs. - PTI

12 schoolchildren injured as bus overturns in Hamirpur district

12 schoolchildren injured as bus overturns in Hamirpur district

19 Jan 2019 | 5:15 PM

HAMIRPUR: Twelve children were injured as a school bus carrying them overturned while negotiating a turn on a rural link road here on Saturday.

Heavy snow, rain likely in Himachal on Jan 21, 22

Heavy snow, rain likely in Himachal on Jan 21, 22

19 Jan 2019 | 2:34 PM

SHIMLA: The minimum temperature in most parts of Himachal Pradesh improved marginally on Saturday, the Meteorological Department said but warned that heavy snowfall and rain in high and mid hills of the state are likely on January 21 and 22.

HP man fined  for ‘bad omen’ by worshippers

HP man fined for ‘bad omen’ by worshippers

19 Jan 2019 | 1:29 PM

KULLU:A Sainj village resident has filed a police complaint alleging caste remarks by a mob, which allegedly forced him to pay a fine of Rs 5,100 “simply because a bouquet thrown by followers of a local deity fell into my lap”.

Nine Kullu villages go silent for 42 days

Nine Kullu villages go silent for 42 days

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

MANDI: People of nine villages in Kullu district will maintain a pin-silence till February 25 to follow the age-old custom to appease the local deity Gautam Rishi.

Cabinet to fix income criteria for EWS quota

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SHIMLA: The Cabinet will take a decision on fixing the eligibility criteria, including the income limit, for availing the benefit of the proposed 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section (EWS) in the general category, which is already getting up to 15 per cent reservation in jobs in the state.

HPCC orders probe into clash

HPCC orders probe into clash

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SHIMLA: State Congress president Kuldeep Rathore today constituted a two-member committee of High Court lawyers to probe the clash in the Congress office between supporters of Virbhadra and Sukhu.

Acid thrown on girl in Nalagarh

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SOLAN: An unidentified youth threw acid on a 19-year-old migrant girl at Kripalpur village in the Nalagarh industrial area last evening, causing severe burn injuries on her face and left arm.

CS launches schemes for disaster risk reduction

CS launches schemes for disaster risk reduction

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SHIMLA: Himachal Chief Secretary BK Agarwal on Friday launched four schemes on disaster risk reduction, including training for masons, carpenters and bar binders on hazard resistant construction, structural safety audit of lifeline buildings, hospital safety and creation of task force of youth volunteers for disaster preparedness and response.

Tribals in Lahaul celebrate Halda festival with fervour

Tribals in Lahaul celebrate Halda festival with fervour

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

MANDI: To carry on the legacy of an age-old custom, the people of the tribal areas of Lahaul-Spiti are celebrating the Halda festival with traditional fervour.

Another wet spell likely from today

19 Jan 2019 | 7:53 AM

SHIMLA:Another wet spell, with widespread rain and snow, has been predicted in the state from Saturday, even as biting cold wave conditions continue to sweepthe region.

11 minor kids rescued from Kala Amb mill

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SOLAN: A team of officials, led by the SDM, Nahan, a DSP, labour officials and the Childline helpline, of Sirmaur district rescued 11 minor children from Pashupati Spinning Mill at Kala Amb where they had been forced to undertake hazardous work for several hours.

Cong has lowered level of politics: Satti

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

UNA: BJP state president Satpal Singh Satti on Friday said the clash in the Congress meeting in Shimla on Thursday had downgraded the level of politics.

4 held for looting collection agent

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SOLAN: The Baddi police arrested four persons in the January 7 shootout case where miscreants shot at a collection agent of a local finance company and snatched Rs 8 lakh from him near Sandholi village.

Two booked in murder cases

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

CHAMBA: The police have arrested a man for allegedly pushing Mohinder Kumar off the hillside at Dandi village here on Thursday.

NABARD’s role vital in boosting rural economy: CM

NABARD’s role vital in boosting rural economy: CM

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Friday that bankers should focus more on improving the investment credit by funding more area-based schemes around identified potentials which would also increase the income of farmers and help in achieving the government target to double the farmers’ income by 2022.

U’khand HC stays arrest of ex-BJP gen secy

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday stayed the arrest of former state BJP general secretary Sanjay Kumar, accused of sexual harassment by a woman.

Quality education top priority: Minister

Quality education top priority: Minister

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

KANGRA: The state government has taken several steps to impart quality education to students of government schools and a budget of Rs 7,044 crore has also been earmarked for the education sector.

557 forest cases cleared last year: CM

19 Jan 2019 | 7:51 AM

SHIMLA: As many as 103 cases of the Forest Conservation Act (FCA) and 454 cases of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) have been cleared during the last one year, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over a meeting with senior officers here on Friday.

Fresh spell of rain, snow likely in Himachal from Saturday

18 Jan 2019 | 12:19 PM

SHIMLA: A fresh spell of heavy rain and snowfall is likely in Himachal Pradesh from January 19 to 24, the meteorological department said on Friday.

Top floor of house gutted in Sanjauli

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

SHIMLA: Timely action by firefighters averted a major tragedy in Sanjauli on Thursday. A fire broke out at a house and destroyed the top floor.

Anurag Thakur: State to get its 1st CoBRA training centre

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

DHARAMSALA: BJP MP Anurag Thakur met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday and requested him to start work as soon as possible on a training centre of the CRPF’s CoBRA unit in Himachal Pradesh.

Kangra civic body limit may be expanded, says Sarveen

Kangra civic body limit may be expanded, says Sarveen

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

KANGRA: Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary on Thursday gave in-principle approval to the expansion of the Kangra Municipal Council limit in order to provide better facilities to those living in suburbs.

Chief Justice lays stone of court complex at Amb

Chief Justice lays stone of court complex at Amb

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

UNA: Justice Surya Kant, Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a subdivisional court complex at Amb in Una district.

CM reviews progress of projects on Him portal

CM reviews progress of projects on Him portal

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has directed the departments concerned to monitor the progress of the projects for their time-bound execution and quality control.

Grenade found near Pong bridge

Grenade found near Pong bridge

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

NURPUR: A grenade was found under a bridge at Sihal village near the Pong reservoir which was defused by Army experts today.

Kangana builds temple at native village in Mandi

Kangana builds temple at native village in Mandi

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

MANDI: To appease the local deity, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has built a temple of Goddess Ambika at her native place Dhaboi in Mandi district.

Industrial units shutting operations in Baddi area

Industrial units shutting operations in Baddi area

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

SOLAN: With the financial incentives of the Central industrial package having lapsed, several industrial units have closed their manufacturing operations in the state, hitting employment.

Four-lane hit expect early redress of grievances

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

MANDI: Brigadier Khushal Thakur (Retd), chairperson of the Fourlane Sangharsh Samiti, said that the fourlane affected people of Mandi and Kullu district were hopeful that their long-pending issues would be sort out soon.

Dalhousie hospital most hygienic

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

DALHOUSIE: The Civil Hospital, Dalhousie, has won the first prize in the Kayakalp Award-2018 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of the National Health Mission.

Proposals worth Rs1,047.45 cr cleared

18 Jan 2019 | 10:00 AM

SHIMLA: The State Single Window Clearances and Monitoring Authority today approved 24 proposals for new industrial units and expansion of existing ones, involving the investment of Rs 1,047.45 crore and employment to 1,905 persons.

35 trees axed in Paonta Sahib

35 trees axed in Paonta Sahib

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

SOLAN: As many as 35 khair trees were axed by miscreants in the Puruwalla forest beat of Paonta Sahib forest division.

Kangra coop bank managers, loan panel, evaluators  indicted for NPAs

Kangra coop bank managers, loan panel, evaluators indicted for NPAs

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

DHARAMSALA: The State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has finalised the inquiry report into bad loans extended by the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank (KCCB) during the stint of previous Congress government.

IIT-Mandi’s novel test can detect early signs of kidney damage

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

SHIMLA: Researchers at IIT Mandi have developed a novel system that can detect early signs of kidney damage by measuring even low levels of a protein marker in urine and blood samples.

Zero-budget farming to tackle climate shift

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

SOLAN: The district administration of Sirmaur has decided to use the much-touted zero budget farming technology introduced by the Governor to tackle climate change in three blocks of the district.

Cong harps on unity as Sukhu stays away from Rathore’s event

18 Jan 2019 | 7:41 AM

SHIMLA: The Congress today tried to put up a united show on the occasion of installation of newly appointed Congress president Kuldeep Rathore even as outgoing party chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu chose to stay away.

Supporters of Virbhadra, Sukhu come to blows at new Cong chief's takeover

Supporters of Virbhadra, Sukhu come to blows at new Cong chief's takeover

18 Jan 2019 | 10:03 AM

SHIMLA: The infighting within the Congress took an ugly turn with supporters of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former party president Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu coming to blows at the formal takeover by new chief Kuldeep Rathore at Congress Bhawan here today.

Unexploded hand grenade found in Kangra district

Unexploded hand grenade found in Kangra district

17 Jan 2019 | 2:45 PM

SHIMLA: An unexploded hand grenade was found at Jagnoli village in Kangra district, police said on Thursday. The grenade was found on Wednesday evening in the catchment area of Pong dam in Fatehpur tehsil, Kangra Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial said.

Fresh snow in high reaches brings mercury down in HP

Fresh snow in high reaches brings mercury down in HP

17 Jan 2019 | 2:26 PM

SHIMLA: Fresh snow in some high reaches brought down the minimum temperatures in most parts of the state on Thursday, the Meteorological department said.

Fire reported at Shimla house; no loss of life reported

Fire reported at Shimla house; no loss of life reported

17 Jan 2019 | 12:52 PM

SHIMLA: Top floor of a house was gutted in fire in Engine Ghar Sanjauli area of Shimla district on Thursday morning.

LADA funds remain unused in Baijnath

17 Jan 2019 | 7:52 AM

PALAMPUR:The Local Area Development funds (LADA) of over Rs 70 lakh are lying unused for the past five years.

Manali MC gets new president, vice-president

17 Jan 2019 | 7:52 AM

KULLU: Two councillors of the Manali Municipal Committee, who had recently shifted to the BJP from the Congress, were elected as the president and vice-president of the Manali MC on Wednesday.

Two held from Haryana for threatening Solan trader

17 Jan 2019 | 7:52 AM

SOLAN: Taking the help of the social media, a team of the local police arrested two miscreants from Haryana last last evening.

Tourism potential of Kangra not tapped

Tourism potential of Kangra not tapped

17 Jan 2019 | 7:52 AM

DHARAMSALA: The tourism potential of Kangra lies unexploited. Due to poor infrastructure and lack of planning, the government is failing to retain religious tourists coming to the district.

Una child sex ratio improves by 40 pts

Una child sex ratio improves by 40 pts

17 Jan 2019 | 7:52 AM

UNA: Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Rajiv Saizal on Wednesday appreciated the efforts of the Una administration in effective implementation of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, which has led to an improvement in the district’s child sex ratio by 40 points.

  • SpectrumBreaking stereotypes from within

    Breaking stereotypes from within

    Almost all Punjabis in the US have these things in common: they’ll probably be in the restaurant business (either as owners or chefs); they usually stick together and you can never take Punjab out of their heart. These typical traits of this inclusive community are bound to generate stereotypes about them.

  • Reading the Ramayana, differently

    Seeing those large and extensive series of paintings that used to be produced in India once — not in the north alone, like Rajasthan or the Hills, nor in known groups of styles, like Rajput or Mughal, for instance — one often wonders who constituted the ‘audience’ for those.

  • A brave new narrative

    A year before #MeToo wave swept India, a known name from Delhi’s theatre circuit, Shilpi Marwaha, had raised a finger at top theatre director Arvind Gaur.

    more Spectrum...
    Time to be well intergratedTop 5 Integrated Courses

    Time to be well intergrated

    16 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM
    Radiographer’s roleCareer Hotline

    Radiographer’s role

    16 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM
    Five surefire tips for  winning scholarshipsCool Counsel

    Five surefire tips for winning scholarships

    16 Jan 2019 | 9:21 AM
    more Jobs & Careers...