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Shimla sex racket- 10 arrested including 5 girls, kingpin from private hotel

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SHIMLA- In a major breakthrough, Shimla police yesterday busted an inter-state sex racket and arrested 10 persons, including kingpin of the gang, five women and a hotel manager. The police conducted the raid following a tip-off.

A police team led by ASP Bhajan Dev Negi called up the number given in website for escort services as “decoy customer” and started negotiations with two pimps.

One of the pimps agreed to provide the girls in Shimla. The police booked two hotels but by evening the pimp got suspicious and the deal was cancelled,

Negi said.

However, the second person responded and after being ensured that the customers were genuine and demanded Rs 15,000 for two girls. After negotiations, the deal was finalised for Rs 13,000 and he arrived in late last night to deliver the girls on road.

The police caught hold of the girls and the pimp. During preliminary questioning, the girls reportedly disclosed that three girls had been delivered in a hotel near Tara hall. Following the tip off, the police raided the hotel and arrested three girls, three customers and the manager of the hotel and also recovered cash amounting Rs 76,000.

The five girls arrested during the raid hailed from Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Punjab while out of the three customers, two hailed from Mumbai and one from Nepal. The kingpin of the gang, allegedly supplying girls, was identified as Deepak Saini, alias Kunal, and is from Punjab, the police said.

All accused in the 19-23 age group have been booked under sections 4, 5 and 7 of Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956 for living on the earnings of prostitution; procuring, inducing or taking persons for the sake of prostitution and prostitution in or in the vicinity of public places. They will be produced in court tomorrow, police sources said.

ASP Bhajan Dev Negi, who was the brain behind the case, said as it was an organised crime it needed logistic support and proper planning to apprehend the culprits. The police are optimistic about getting information about other such gangs prevailing in the state.

Earlier on July 8 this year, the police had arrested 31 persons, including eight women, for alleged involvement in flesh trade from a hotel near Shoghi on the border of the Shimla- Solan district.

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Will deliver Rs. 1351 crore Bilaspur AIIMS in 2 years: CM Jairam

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Bilaspur AIIMS Construction Progress

 Bilaspur-Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda performed the ground-breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Pujan) of AIIMS at Kothipura in Bilaspur district today.

Jai Ram Thakur said that this Rs. 1351 crore AIIMS would be completed within a period of two years and would have a bed capacity of 750 beds, out of which 300 beds would be for super speciality. There would be 100 MBBS seats and 60 nursing seats in the institute.

He blamed the previous State Government of causing an unnecessary delay in transferring the land for this institution.

Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that the institute would have Affordable Medicine and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlets and Jan Aushadhi Kendra where medicine would be provided at highly discounted rates to the poor and needy.

He informed that the project would be executed by NBCC Ltd. and would have 15 operation theatres and 20 speciality and super speciality departments.  In addition, it would also have an AYUSH Department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine.

Further, the Chief Minister announced shifting of PWD Division Number-II from Bilaspur to Kothipura, besides shifting Division Number -II of Shri Naina Devi Ji.

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Nauni Varsity Admissions Open for Diploma in Fruit, Vegetable Processing & Bakery products

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Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products. The diploma will be run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university.

This year, the university has also reduced the fee charged for the diploma to Rs 5000. Earlier, the fee for this diploma was Rs 20,000. The decision was taken to ensure that more and more people can apply for the programme.

In addition, the programme has also been linked to the Skill Development Allowance scheme of the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Any person enrolled in the programme can also apply for this allowance.

The minimum educational qualification for this diploma programme is Class 10+2 with at least 40 per cent with no age cap for admission. The last date of application is 17 January 2019 and the counselling will be held on 19 January.

A total of 35 seats are available in the programme. Prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the university website(www.yspuniversity.ac.in).

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234 Ambulance Roads in Shimla City Declared ‘No Parking Zones’, Parking woes to Intensify

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List of ambulance roads in Shimla City declared no parking zones

Shimla- The parking woes have intensified in Shimla City as the District Magistrate of Shimla, Amit Kashyap, issued an official notification on December 19, 2018, in which 234 ambulance roads in Shimla city were declared as “No Parking Zones.

As per the notification, based on the report received from the Superintendent of Police, Shimla, it was found that the residents, as well as outsiders, had turned link roads into unauthorized parking spaces, which results into huge traffic jam and inconvenience to the smooth passage of ambulances carrying patients along with the general the public.

Therefore, the District Magistrate declared all the following 234 ambulance roads as “No Parking Zones”:


He said the decision was taken keeping in view the necessity of smooth flow of traffic and passage to ambulances on ambulance roads in Shimla City.

As per the notification, the matter was highlighted as the local residents of the Middle Cemetery, upper Gahan, Bhatttakufar, Dhingu Bawari, Frud, Lower Gahan, and Nerridhar had requested to declare the ambulance roads leading from Dhigu Bawari to Lower Gahan and From PWD Workshop Bhattakuffer to Jai Moti Bhawan (Cemetary) as “No Parking Zone” as some of the people park their vehicles on these roads resulting in traffic jams and obstruct ambulances.

While the government has a policy to allow buying vehicles only if an applicant could provide evidence of having a parking space, there are a large number of cars which were either bought before the formation of this policy or are registered in other districts of the State.

A section of vehicle owners have expressed unrest against this decision and argued that it was not fair, as the government did not provide sufficient authorized parking spaces in localities.

Having a personal parking space doesn’t matter as soon as an individual drives to other parts of the city. Sufficient parking spaces based on the required capacity of a particular Ward or locality are needed to fix this problem, and it is apparently the government’s job

said a resident of Khalini, Shimla.

On the other hand, the majority of the general public has supported the decision expecting that it would make these roads more convenient and smoother for traffic.

However, the district police is likely to face a lot of resistance from local residents while ensuring compliance with the orders passed.

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