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Shimla: Drones were a new dimension of modern era technology which can be easily controlled by any person and can also be used for daily tasks. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said this after dedicating the first Drone Pilot School of the State established at ITI Shahpur in Shahpur Vidhan Sabha area of Kangra district today. Jai Ram Thakur said that drone was an innovative technology which could be highly useful for keeping vigil on crops, besides being used for spraying of pesticides and insecticides. He said that even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the State Governments to promote…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, has mourned the death of its president Hedayat Abdel Nabi  (73) who passed away on Monday in Cairo.  Meanwhile, theinternational media forum expressed shock over the murder of another Indian scribe named Juned Khan Pathan (37) from Surat locality of Gujarat recently and it demanded justice for the bereaved family. “We extend our most sincere condolences to Hedayat Abdel Nabi’s family, her friends and colleagues who appreciated her availability, dynamism and convictions. Born on 10 November 1948 in Cairo, Hedayat co-founded PEC in 2004 with other correspondents at…

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Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today virtually presided over the Mahila Swabhiman Diwas programme organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day by Adarshni Welfare Society at Cholthara, Dharampur in district Mandi from Shimla. While felicitating the women, the Chief Minister said that this day is an occasion to reiterate our resolve to ensure dignity and prosperity of women. He said that the State Government is fully committed towards empowerment of women and has been giving priority to women in various schemes. The state Government has launched Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana for economic empowerment of women. The Chief Minister said…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign, the global media safety and rights body, condoles the demise of twoUkrainian journalists in the week of Russia’s aggression to Ukraine and urges the United Nations to recognise their professional services for disseminating authentic information about the ongoing conflicts. PEC also appreciates the restrained role played by the mainstream media outlets and responsible journalism pursued by a large number of media persons on the ground. Journalist  Shakirov Dilerbek Shukurovych, who hailed from Kherson locality, died on 26 February and television cameraman Yevhenii Sakun lost his life in the Russian attacks on the Ukrainian capital city ofKyiv…

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Shimla: While addressing a delegation of people of Trans-Giri area of Sirmour district here today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would effectively take up the matter before the Union Government to declare Trans-Giri area of Sirmour district as tribal area and Hatti community as Scheduled Tribe. Chief Minister said the adjoining area of Jaunsar area of Uttrakhand has already been declared as tribal area. He said that he would take up the matter regarding declaring Trans-Giri area of Sirmour district as tribal area with the Union Home Minister as well. He said that this would…

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Guwahati: The innovative SAMRIDH healthcare blended finance facility, supported by USAID (US agency for international development, which is the Washington’s premier international development agency) has extended financial aid of US $1.2 million to GNRC hospitals, a chain of multi-specialty healthcare institutions in eastern India. With this partnership, GNRC, which is the first super specialty health care centre in northeast India and now operates four hospitals with combined capacity of over 650 beds, is expected to strengthen preparedness for not only the current Covis-19 pandemic but also for future health emergencies by increasing the reach of quality healthcare services offered under…

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Mandi: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated first cultural night of the International Shivratri fair of Mandi yesterday evening by lighting the lamp. Chief Minster also released song “Asie Hamari Mandi” by Jatin Sharma on the occasion. Deputy Commissioner Mandi and Chairman Mela Committee Arindam Chaudhary presented memento to the Chief Minister on this occasion. Scintillating performance by “Hunarbaaz” fame ‘Harmony of the Pines’, HP Police Band was main attraction of the cultural night. Wife of Chief Minister and Chairperson State Red Cross Hospital Welfare Society Dr. Sadhna Thakur, MLAs Vinod Kumar, Inder Singh Gandhi, Jawahar Thakur and Prakash Rana,…

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Mandi: World famous International Shivratri Fair of Mandi began today with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur formally announcing the opening of the Mela at historic Paddal ground of Mandi town. Earlier, the Chief Minister after paying obeisance at the temple of famous and principal deity Raj Madhav Rai, participated in the traditional Jaleb, Shobha Yatra which started from Shri Raj Madhav Rai temple and culminated at the Paddal ground. Thousands of people dressed in their traditional dress participated in the procession carrying their local deities dancing all the way up to the Paddal ground. Over 216 deities participated in the…

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Geneva: Expressing grief over the demise of Karachi-based Pakistani television journalist Athar Mateen, the global media safety and rights body Press Emblem Campaign insists on a genuine probe into the incident that led to his killing during the morning hours on 18 February 2022. PEC also demands compensation to the bereaved family. Associated with the private news channel Samaa Television,  Mateen (45) was targeted by two armed men at Nazimabad area of the port city in west Pakistan. He tried to prevent them from robbing a pedestrian on the street. The men on a bike opened fire on Mateen and…

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Geneva: Condemning the attack on the residence of Sri Lanka’s senior television journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrema by a group of masked armed men in the early hours of 14 February 2022, the global media safety and rights body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Tuesday demands a fair probe into the incident and punish the perpetrators. Local media outlets reported that at least four unidentified persons stormed into the residential complex of Samarawickrema at Piliyandala area of Colombo and pelted various items over the buildings. Samarawickrema, who is associated with private news channel Hiru TV, was inside the house along with his…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, demanded stringent punishments to perpetrators of the murder of a young scribe in central India’s State of Uttar Pradesh some days back. Condoling the demise of Sudhir Saini (30), the PEC also urges the UP government in Lucknow to adequately compensate the reporter’s impoverished family. It may be mentioned that Sudhir, who worked for a local newspaper titled Shah Times, was physically attacked by three individuals while travelling by a car in Saharanpur locality on 26 January 2022. They had a quarrel with Sudhir, who was on a…

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Guwahati: All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA) appreciates the latest initiative taken by both the Union government in New Delhi and State government in Dispur to encourage the use of green fuel in all kinds of automobiles and urges the concerned authorities to launch a public awareness campaign about the alternative fuel for the benefit of automobile users across India. It may be mentioned that Union road transport & highways minister Nitin Gadkari has been advocating for ethanol mixed fuel (mostly with patrol/gasoline) for the vehicles. Lately the minister asked the carmakers in the country to introduce flex-fuel engines on a…

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Shimla: A spokesperson of Information Technology Department said here today that with the assistance of the Department and with association of IDFC Bank and NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India), Kullu district administration has grounded the idea of contactless Tax collection in the State. With this effort, Himachal Pradesh has become the first State in the country to set up first-ever NETC FASTag Barrier to collect Green Tax. This barrier has been set up at entry point of Manali which has the largest tourist footfall in the State. Tourists arriving in Manali will now be able to pay the green…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, mourns the demise of a promising Indian scribe in a landmine blast, planted by left-wing rebels in Kalahandi locality of Odisha province. A native of Mohangiri village under Madanpur Rampur area, Rohit Kumar Biswal (40) stepped on the mine on 5 February 2022 and died on the spot.Rohit used to work for an Oriya daily (Dharitri) and he went to report about the posters of ultra-left extremists (belonging to outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist), which were put on trees near toKarlakhunta bridge asking the people to boycott the…

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Shimla: A spokesperson of the state government said here today that the process of formulation of the state budget for the year 2022-23 has commenced. To make the budget participative and reflective of the views of various stakeholders in the society, suggestions are invited from the general public, industries, trade and farmer associations on the upcoming budget for 2022-23. A web portal on Finance Department website has also been launched for inviting suggestion. The State Government requests the general public, industries, trade and farmers associations, other stakeholders and institutions for giving their valuable suggestions. The suggestions may be sent by…

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