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The author is a Guwahati-based journalist, who writes for various media outlets based in different parts of the globe.

Dharamshala: Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Rising Himachal, the Global Investors Meet 2019 at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Prime Minister of India Mr. Modi congratulated the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for organizing this event. Addressing the gathering, Modi said, he is happy to welcome all the Wealth Creators to this meet. He said earlier states were offering various discounts to attract investment and that the investors were waiting to see which State offered more concessions or discounts. He said it is essential that there is an enabling ecosystem for investors to invest in the states, where it is free of…

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Palampur: Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya today arrived at Palampur during his three days visit to Kangra district. This is his first visit to Kangra district as Governor. During his visit today he visited the Vivekananda Medical Institute at Holta. Former Union Minister and Chairman of the Trust Shanta Kumar welcomed the Governor. The Governor was apprised of the activities of Naturopathy such as Nirmay Center of Trust, Physiotherapy Section, Combination Therapy, Continuous Passive Motion (CPM), etc. being undertaken by the trust. He also visited the Sadhana complex and Old Age home being built under the name Vishranti. Shanta Kumar…

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Shimla: The meteorological department, Shimla, has issued a red alert for Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, Chamba, Solan, and Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh on 7th November. Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains accompanied by thundershowers and lightning in various parts of districts in Himachal Pradesh. Manmohan Singh, The director of the Meteorological Center Shimla, told HillsPost that the weather will remain clear until 5th November. The western disturbance will change the weather on 6th, 7th and 8th November. Mr. Singh said that some districts of Himachal Pradesh may witness moderate rains with thunderstorms and lighting. The weather will be clear…

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Shimla: Himachal Pradesh department of Environment, Science and Technology in Shimla and Manali towns will organize a campaign for No Horn please series of event under “Horn Not Ok” campaign from 4th November to 20th November, 2019. This campaign was launched by Himachal CM Jai Ram in the month of August last year with a view to create awareness among common citizens and tourists about ill effects of noise pollution in Shimla and Manali towns. Director, Environment, Science and Technology D.C Rana said that the awareness campaigns would also be organized among the school children by delivering lectures during the morning…

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Russia wants to protect itself against cyber attacks with a controversial Internet law that came into force today. Critics believe this law is an extension of state control. But implementation is still lagging behind. Russia wants sovereignty on the Net. In other words, Russia wants to be independent on the World Wide Web and set up its own Internet under complete state control. We are doing this for security reasons, the Moscow government has stated. After all, one must have an autonomous Internet in the event of a possible cyber attack from abroad or other dangers. That is the reason Kremlin…

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Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while paying floral tributes to first Union Home Minister of the country, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Secretariat Complex here today on his 144th birth anniversary celebrated throughout the country as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day), said that this day provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country. Jai Ram Thakur said that it was because of Sardar Patel that today India stands united as he did the almost impossible task of merging about 562 princely…

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London: Around ten billion cigarette filters  are thrown away worldwide every day. The filters in particular are growing plastic garbage problem. Experts demand that they should be banned as a measure in the fight against plastic waste. Researchers say filters have no health benefits anyway. They can be found on sidewalks, on beaches, in track beds and around bus shelters. Cigarette butts are the most discarded waste product in the world. This is not only problematic because of the toxins contained in the cigarette butts. The filters are also largely made of cellulose acetate, a plastic that is difficult to…

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New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Ministry today gave in-principle approval for construction of international standard airport in district Mandi with support of Airport Authority of India (AAI). Apart from this, the Ministry also gave approval for expansion of Shimla, Kangra and Kullu airports in Himachal Pradesh. This decision was taken in a meeting held today under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Civil Aviation (Independent charge), Government of India Hardeep Singh Puri, which was also attended by Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi through video conferencing. Dr. Baldi said that the construction cost of expansion of Shimla and Kangra Airports…

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Shimla: Two days regional workshop on challenges of disaster risk reduction in North-Western Himalayas concluded on Wednesday evening. The discussions were held on disaster mitigation and preparedness and improving disaster response and recovery for the Himalayan States on the concluding day. Director-cum-Special Secretary (Revenue and Disaster Management) D.C Rana said that based on the deliberations and discussions during the workshop, various major recommendations and decisions were taken in the perspective  of hazard vulnerability  of the North-Western Himalayan States. He said it was decided that a Mitigation Fund would be created for the Himalayan States. It was stressed to have a…

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Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is considering allocation of Mitigation Fund for disaster management.  Himachal Pradesh government is committed to build safer and disaster resilient state by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster, technology for disaster management through collective efforts of all government agencies and non-governmental organisations. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that while presiding over the two days regional workshop on “Challenges of Disaster Risk Reduction in Hill Towns” for the stakeholders of Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, union territory of  Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, here today. The workshop has being organized by the State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA) and…

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