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Arrest warrant against Anurag Thakur recalled by Dharmshala court

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SHIMLA: As a relief to Anurag Thakur, Hamirpur MP and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) chief, and Narender Attri a Dharmshala court has recalled the non- bailable arrest warrant issued against them by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate. The orders against Thakur and Attri were passed by the CJM court on August 1, in a case of obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty.

Thakur’s counsel Abhimannyu Chopra said, “The District and Sessions Judge DK Singh passed the orders on August 16, whereby he stayed the operations of the orders passed on by CJM Jaswant Singh on August 1, 2014 and recalled the arrest warrant issued against Thakur and Attri”

The order came after Anurag Thakur and Narender Attri had filed a revision petition challenging the order passed by the lower court. The District and Sessions Court has asked the lower court to submit all the records pertaining to the case with it. The Court has posted the matter for next hearing on September 10, 2014.

The arrest warrant against Thakur and Attri was order by the CJM court after these two failed to appear before the court on the last hearing of the case, August 1. The application for exemption from personal appearance filed by Thakur and Attri was rejected by the court along with their pleas for want of documents to substantiate the reason cited.

After the arrest warrant was issued, Thakur and Attri filed the revision petition in the district and session court calling it against the law.

Thakur and six other were booked under section 186 for entering the office of Superintendent of Police (vigilance) after Anurag Thakur had visited vigilance bureau office at Dharamsala on October 24, 2013to join investigation in a case of cheating registered against HPCA.

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Bat deaths in Himachal not due to Nipah Virus, Don’t panic: Govt

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Shimla: To put an end to the rumours of Nipah virus outbreak in Himachal Pradesh after dead bats were found in Sirmaur a couple of days ago and then in Mandi district on Friday, the State Government today issued a statement asking people not to panic about it.

Apart from the outbreak of Nipah Virus in two districts of Kerala State no information regarding its spread has been reported from any other part of Himachal as well as the country, stated Additional Chief Secretary, Health B.K. Agarwal in a meeting held here today.

He said that only fruit bats (flying fox) have been found carrying this virus. These types of bats are found in the coastal regions of the county.

Therefore, there is no possibility of Nipah Virus in the bats found in Himachal Pradesh.

He said that the bats reported having died in the state were not due to the virus as these species do not die by Nipah Virus.

Agarwal said that a few days back samples from dead bats in Sirmaur were collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for testing and all the samples were reported negative for Nipah Virus.

Additional Chief Secretary has advised people not to panic about the Nipah Virus. He said that all the medical colleges of the State were prepared to deal with the situation if needed.

Officers of Health, Animal husbandry, Forest & Horticulture department were present in the meeting, chaired by Agarwal.

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Met predicts state-wide rains in Himachal on May 31 and June 1

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Shimla: As a ray of hope amid acute water-scarcity prevailing in Himachal Pradesh’s various regions including the capital town Shimla, the Meteorological Department, Shimla, has predicted state-wide rain with thunderstorms on May 31 and June 1.

If lucky, four districts including Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, and Shimla can receive a spell of rain on May 29 and 30 too.

With the rains, the people also hope to see a relief from the scorching heat of summer sun and forest fires. The Fire Department is reportedly facing trouble in dousing forest fires due to water scarcity.

As per the Met department, District Bilaspur and Una recorded 41℃ and 43℃ temperature on Saturday.

The farmers in rural areas and the public in towns, both are facing a hard time due to a shortage of water. Shimla town has run into a situation of chaos as the Mayor Kusum Sadret on Friday left for her China visit. The situation is such that the Chief Minister had to call an emergency meeting with Irrigation & Public Health Department to take stock of the situation.

The High Court had also taken cognizance of the media report and directed the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to provide adequate funds to the State for water-supply schemes worth over Rs. 700 crores.

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400 fire watchers deployed, Rs. 1.75 cr. sanctioned for checking forest fires in Himachal: Forest Minister

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Shimla: The Forest Minister of Himachal Pradesh Govind Singh Thakur today informed that four hundred fire watchers have been deputed across the State and added that Rs. 1.75 crore has been sanctioned by the GoI for checking and management of fire incidents in the State.

Every year, forest fires in summers turn a large amount of forest wealth to ashes. 

He said that State government has started a new project from this year for management of fire incidents by spending Rs. 1 crore additionally.

He also claimed that with a view to check the number of forest fire incidents in the State, the department implemented an awareness campaign in the month of March which proved effective and a lot of support and cooperation is coming from people in tackling fire incidents.

He said that about 9500 people got connected to the website of Forest Survey of India Dehradun which proved helpful to them in receiving information about fire incidents in their areas.

He said that the department also started a toll-free number for receiving this information. He said that the information regarding fire incidents is coming faster this year as compared to previous years due to these measures and action is being taken instantly.

He urged the people of the State to extend support to the department.

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