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  1. Himachal Pradesh leading the way to e-governance

After the successful work of e-Vidhan which is the e-governance project of HP Legislative Assembly & then even got the Civil Service Award 2015, the state government has taken a step forward towards achieving complete e-governance by setting up nation’s first National E-Vidhan Academy which will enable parliamentarians to educate themselves about the latest technology which will help making Legislative Assemblies paperless.

 

This announcement was conveyed to media by the speaker of HP assembly Mr B.B.L. Butail, he also informed that the academy will be opened in HP Vidhan Sabha at Tapovan, Dharamshala. Seeing the excellent work of e-Vidhan the central government gave a green flag to open this academy. The time is not that far when each Legislative assembly will work paperless if only the MLAs & MPs give in their effort.

     2. Bus tumbles down near Ropari village

 

Another negligent driving case has surfaced 20km from Hamirpur near Ropari village where a bus tumbled down a down causing injury to all 31 passengers. Depending upon the severity of the injuries the passengers were admitted to Bhota hospital & the Regional hospital. Thanks to the speedy relief work under the guidance of officials no one had to lose their life. An aid of Rs 39,000 has also been announced which will be given according to the seriousness of injuries.

 

     3. Governor professes usefulness of Yoga

 

Solan: The occasion was a yoga camp coordinated by the Yoga Meditation Ashram and the Ayurveda Research Institute where the Governor Acharya Devrat asked people to understand the roots of yoga in our country & accept it in their lives openly to lead a healthy carefree life. He also emphasized on how yoga is as Indian as it can be & it unites the society. He also appealed to the people to soak teachings of their religion & help the country grow. He also donated Rs 2 lakh to Brahmbad Dham, Patanjali Yoga Anusandhan Tapobhoomi which he inaugurated himself.

 

     4. Truth prevails in an 8 year old dowry death case

 

Shimla: Veena Devi was married to one Suneel Dutt on 17th April, 2008 but even before the new bride could enjoy her life she had to go through hellish behaviour from her husband as well as in-laws just because they wanted money from her parents to buy a tractor. While she did reached out to her family but it was a fruitless effort. 3-4 days later she took her life by having poison on 13th July, 2008.

And after 8 long years the High Court has sentenced all three for 10+3 years of imprisonment & a fine of Rs 10,000+25,000 each under sections of IPC.

 

     5. 24 years yet no permanent lecturer at Regional Centre of HPU

 

Dharamsala: Students join university in the hope that they’re gonna receive some quality education which also includes bonding with teachers but then there is the Regional Centre of Himachal Pradesh University which even after 24 years since its start still doesn’t have a permanent faculty for most of its courses. The negligence is highly alarming when many departments don’t even have a single permanent faculty & the ones they have are hired on a period basis where they are underpaid. What’s sad is when the state government wants to keep the private colleges on its toes but have totally forgotten that they need to take care of the government colleges too.

 

     6. Administration braces themselves for waterborne diseases

 

Mandi: As we all know after such heavy rainfall the next catastrophic thing we have to deal with is waterborne diseases hence the administration are taking quick & effective steps to keep a check on them. They have started to distribute chlorine tablets & ORS packets as a part of an awareness program. The deputy commissioner of Mandi, Mr Sandeep Kadam has asked people to follow the preventive measures they’ve been given about making their drinking water free of harmful viruses. The administration has assembled small committees to keep a check on diarrhoea outbreak at block level.

 

     7. Death of 15 year old awakens district health authorities

 

Mandi: After the death of Kamna who was just 15 years old while several others are still in hospital as its doubted that there was something wrong with the food given to them at the NCC camp at Rewalsar, the district health authorities have finally woken up & collected food & water samples from the camp. The samples have been sent for inspection however even the district health officer guesses it to be because of food poisoning. Mandi Deputy Commissioner took the most appropriate step by closing this camp & also a case has been registered.

 

     8. One day legal literacy camp organized

 

Kangra: The district legal service authority organized a one day legal literacy camp where they had invited Additional District and Sessions Judge Jyotsna Dadwal. She talked about multiple points like mutual settlement which saves time & money of both the parties as well as she emphasized on people to know about their legal duties too. She also appealed to keep away from social evils like dowry, female foeticide, etc. Sub Divisional Police officer of Kangra Mr Surinder Sharma was also present there & he discouraged people for using drugs.

 

     9. AICC secretary is the new Laxmi Narayan Temple Trustee

 

Chamba: The commissioner issued a notice that Asha Kumari who is the secretary of AICC & MLA of Dalhousie assembly constituency of Chamba district is the new trustee of Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple Trust as nominated, as conveyed by him the order is put into action immediately as per the acts of HP.  

 

     10. Anurag Thakur slams state government, stands with computer teachers

 

Shimla: Anurag Thakur who is the MP from Hamirpur criticized the Virbhadra government about their lack of policy planning for computer teachers in the state who have been on a strike against the state government. He also said that we’re in a time when technology is helping states to grow as well as create jobs hence the teachers who prepare the future generation for such technology can’t be ignored. He asked the government to make the policies taking teacher’s needs & demands in focus.

 

Credits: Chittajit Mitra

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