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7 killed in Shimla road accidentThe injured being given treatment at the IGMC in Shimla on Monday.

7 killed in Shimla road accident

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: Seven persons, including four women, were killed while five others sustained serious injuries when Balero (HR 71 A 3993) they were travelling in rolled 200 m deep into a gorge between Antrawlee and Guma, near Nerwa in Shimla district, 140 km from here, late last night.

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Tribune News Service

Shimla, June 26

Seven persons, including four women, were killed while five others sustained serious injuries when Balero (HR 71 A 3993) they were travelling in rolled 200 m deep into a gorge between Antrawlee and Guma, near Nerwa in Shimla district, 140 km from here, late last night.

The passengers of the ill-fated vehicle hailed from Shillai in Sirmaur district and were returning after paying obeisance at the Churdhar shrine when the tragedy struck. Sources said Kapil (27) lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve which proved fatal.

The deceased were identified as Sandhi Devi (43), Sushma (30), Nisha (25), Ravina (21), Kailash (22), Gulab Singh (41) and Shivani (15), Deputy Commissioner, Shimla Rohan Chand Thakur said.

The police personnel rushed to the spot after the news of the accident broke out and were able to fish out all the seven bodies. The injured persons were rushed to civil hospital at Nerwa and later referred to the IGMC, Shimla. The injured persons were Kapil, Kalyan Singh, Dimple, Sakshi and Raveena.

An immediate relief of Rs 50,000 has been given to the families of the deceased and Rs 5,000 to the injured. A case has been registered and investigations are underway, police sources said.

Traffic snarls spell chaos at Dalhousie

Traffic snarls spell chaos at Dalhousie

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

DALHOUSIE: To escape the scorching heat of the plains, a large number of tourists are thronging Dalhousie and its adjoining Khajjiar and Kalatop hill stations. But in the absence of proper parking lots, they park their vehicles in a haphazard manner on the roadside leading to frequent traffic jams.

Lack of parking at Gopalpur zoo hassles tourists

Lack of parking at Gopalpur zoo hassles tourists

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

PALAMPUR: In the absence of parking facility at the Gopalpur zoo, most of the visitors park their vehicles on the Palampur-Dharamsala highway resulting in frequent traffic jams.

Flash flood give commuters tough time on Manali road

Flash flood give commuters tough time on Manali road

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

MANDI: Commuters were left stranded for hours on the Manali-Pathankot highway this morning when the road was blocked due to a flash flood in the nearby rivulet. However, later it was opened.

Mayor, Deputy Mayor to take SMC charge today

Mayor, Deputy Mayor to take SMC charge today

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: The BJP-backed Shimla Mayor and its Deputy Mayor will take oath tomorrow. They had postponed taking the charge of the capital’s hot seat for a week as astrologers cautioned the saffron party, saying that it faced “the days, which are not believed to be auspicious”.

Factionalism in BJP comes to fore during Parivartan Yatra

Factionalism in BJP comes to fore during Parivartan Yatra

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

KULLU: Factionalism in the BJP in Banjar Assembly constituency came to the fore during the ‘Parivartan Rath Yatra’ at Banjar subdivision of this district today.

Cong calls it flop show

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: The Congress today termed BJP’s Parivartan Rath Yatra big flop as leaders from outside the state and the same set of BJP workers moving with the yatra had failed to attract the common man.

Officers’ induction into IAS to be examined on June 30

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: Chairman of Union Public Service Commission along with senior functionaries of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and Ministry of Home Affairs will hold a meeting here on June 30 to pave the way for the induction of six Himachal Administrative Service (HAS) and three Himachal Police Service (HPS) officers into IAS and IPS.

Questions raised over co-op bank’s recruitment move

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

DHARAMSALA: The proposed recruitment of about 215 candidates by Kangra Central Co-operative Bank (KCCB) is once again at the centre of controversy.

Dumping ground now a beautiful parkVIGNETTES

Dumping ground now a beautiful park

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

I HAD a chance of going to Kanlog where a few yards ahead of the crematorium on the Dhalli-ISBT road, I saw a beautiful park coming up (See photo). The Deodar forest making the background of the park gives comfort to the eyes.

CPM leaders damand probe into Giri water lift irrigation scheme

CPM leaders damand probe into Giri water lift irrigation scheme

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: The Communist Party of India (Marxists) has demanded a thorough probe into the 20 MLD Giri water lift irrigation scheme, against which the state vigilance had lodged an FIR.

Board gears up to save medicinal plants in Lahaul

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

MANDI: The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (HPSBB) has geared up to conserve medicinal plants in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti, which were on the verge of extinction because of extrication by local residents for commercial use.

GST: Double whammy for industry

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

SOLAN: About 200 pharmaceutical units, who had invested in the state at the fag end of the Central industrial package, are now facing uncertainty over the financial benefits pertaining to the residual period after the introduction of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) from July 1.

Report on ‘fake’ Pong Dam oustees gathering dust

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

KANGRA: An RTI inquiry has revealed that land reserved for resettlement of Pong dam oustees in Ganganagar district of Rajasthan was acquired by few residents of Punjab using fake eligibility certificates.

CAMPUS SCENE: CSK Agriculture University, Palampur

Centre to protect plant varieties

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

The northern Himalayan regional branch office for the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Authority is being set up at CSK Agriculture University. This was stated by Dr SK Pattanayak, secretary, Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, during a visit to the university.

Kangra village gets award for rural development

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

NURPUR: Kuther gram panchayat in Nagrota Surian development block of Jawali has received national award for rural development under the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

State traders back Bharat Bandh call on June 30

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

UNA: The Himachal Pradesh Vyapar Mandal today announced its support to the Bharat Udyog Vyapar Mandal for the latter’s Bharat Bandh call on June 30 to protest the GST.

Kullu admn gears up to implement NGT order

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

KULLU: The district administration Kullu is gearing up to implement the direction of National Green Tribunal (NGT). Deputy Commissioner Kullu Yunus Khan said the directions given by the NGT would be implemented in full spirit.

Shimla tops HP Olympics

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

HAMIRPUR: Shimla topped the tally with 20 gold medals in Himachal Olympics that concluded here yesterday. The players of Shimla grabbed 44 medals, including 20 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze whereas second position was grabbed by Mandi district with 38 medals, 15 gold, 6 silver and 17 bronze.

Section 144 in Chamba ahead of Minjar Fair

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

CHAMBA: To keep an eye on anti-social elements in view of the historic Minjar Fair in Chamba next month, District Magistrate Sudesh Mokhta has issued orders under Section 144 of the CrPC as emergency measures.

300 attend health camp

27 Jun 2017 | 12:49 AM

KANGRA: As many as 300 patients attended a free multi-speciality health camp at Pragpur in the Dehra sub-division today The camp was organised by Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali, in association with the City Heart Club, Pragpur.

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