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Car plunges into swollen River Beas in Mandi, 1 dead, 6 washed away

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Beas River Car Accident

SHIMLA-In a tragic accident, one person was killed and six other members of a family were feared washed away when a Nano car in which they were travelling skidded off the road and plunged into swollen Beas River in Mandi district after after it was hit by another car.

The eight occupants, hailing from Pandoh in Mandi district, were returning in the car from the famous Sikh shrine at Manikaran when the mishap occurred last night near Aut on Kiratpur-Manali National highway, about 180 kms from here.

An infant and four women were among those missing while one body has been recovered from Larji Dam, police said. The lone survivor has been admitted to a hospital at Mandi.

The deceased has been identified as Banita (24), a resident of village Saroa in Mandi district, the police said.

The missing persons have been identified as Meera Devi (38), her children Tilak Raj (14) and Chetna Devi (23), residents of Gaunce village, her son-in-law Monu from Pathankot and two-month-old granddaughter, and Divya (6). Chuni Lal (18) was rescued from the spot, they said.

Search operation was hampered due to darkness last night. It has resumed and efforts are being made to locate the others but chances of finding any survivor are very remote, a police officer informed. Local people and divers are assisting in the search operation. Administration believes those who washed away must have ended up in Larji dam.

Photo: Jai Kumar/Tribune

 

 

 

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HP Govt Gives Sanskrit Status of Second Language, Says Wants to Make It Practical, Popular

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HP Govt Gives Sanskrit Status of Second Language

Shimla– The State Government has given Sanskrit the status of the second language to make it practical and popularized amongst the masses. It was informed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after releasing the Newsletter of H.P. Board of School Education Dharamshala today.

Chairman, H.P. Board of School Education Dharamshala Dr. Suresh Kumar Soni, while detailing the various activities of the Board, said that it was for the first time that 45 examination centres in the schools would be managed by women staff named as ‘Savitri Bai Phule’ in the honour of first female teacher of India and founder of first Indian girl school in Pune in 1848.

Chief Minister lauded the effort of the Board in bringing out the Newsletter in Hindi, Sanskrit and English.

The Board has been suggested to install CCTV Cameras in all the examination centres to discourage the students from using unfair means during the examinations.

Chief Minister said he also felt the need to promote moral education, Vedic maths and vocational education in the school curriculum.

Further, Soni informed that as many as 1,09,315 samplings were also planted in premises of various schools of the State.

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COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases in Himachal Including a 75-Year-old Kidney Patient in Critical Condition  

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Himachal PRadesh corona virus daily report may 29

Hamirpur– On Friday, as per the daily mid-day bulletin issued by the Health Department for May 29, the COVID-19 tally for Himachal Pradesh has reached 290 as nine new cases have been reported from Hamirpur and Kangra district. While five persons tested positive in Hamirpur, four cases were reported from Kangra district. One person is said to be critical and admitted to the Nerchowk Medical College.

Kangra and Hamirpur have reported 172 cases out of the total 290 cases in the State, and this number continues to spiral upward. So far, no cases have been reported from Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti, which implies that the remaining eight districts have reported 118 cases.

Himachal Pradesh Daily Corona report may 29

Among today’s cases, the persons tested positive from Hamirpur include a 31-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife from Maahal area and both had returned from Ahmadabad. They were under institutional quarantined at Nadaun Degree College. Third-person has been identified as a 34-year-old resident of Bakarti and had returned from Delhi. Remaining two cases include a 32-year-old woman from Naduan who had returned from Mumbai and a 57-year-old resident of Tauni Devi who had returned from Kota, Rajasthan. All were under institutional quarantine.

In Kangra, three persons who tested positive had returned from Maharashtra on May 25. They include a 42-year-old female from Sanghol, a 33-year-old man from Gadran, and 27-year-old from Thural.

In the fourth case, a 75-year-old person who is a kidney patient and is in critical condition, has been referred to Nerchowk. He had returned from Delhi.

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COVID-19 Update: Eight New Cases from Three Districts Take Total for Himachal to 281

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Himachal Pradesh Covid-19 cases on may 28

Shimla– The COVID-19 tally for Himachal Pradesh reached 281 on May 28 with detection of infection in eight more people from Solan, Kangra, and Mandi districts.

According to the daily COVID-19 bulletin (9:00 PM) released by the Health Department, four cases were reported from Kangra, three from Solan, and one from Mandi district.

The cases from Kangra include a 60-year-old resident of Indora, a 20-year-old female resident of Baijnath, a 30-year-old resident of Nagrota-Bagwan, and a 35-year-old female resident of Baijnath. All of these persons had returned from Mumbai in a special train and were under institutional quarantine in Parror.

In Solan’s Baddi, three persons who tested positive include a 30-year-old woman who had returned from Uttar Pradesh. Two other include a mother and son, residents of Ramshahar, who had returned from Delhi on May 22 and were under institutional quarantine.

The person who tested positive in Mandi had returned from Pune. He was identified as a 20-year-old resident of Jogindernagar. He was also under institutional quarantine.

Till the last update on May 28, the total for the State had risen to 281, of which 199 are active. So far, Hamirpur, Kangra, and Una have reported 93, 69, and 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases respectively. On May 28, a total of 1615 persons were tested, of which 1125 tested negative, while report of 489 was still awaited. 

Refer to the table below for data from other districts:

District-Wise COVID-19 Cases in Himachal Pradesh Till May 28, 2020 (9:00 PM)

Himachal Pradesh District wise Covid-19 data till 28 May

 

 

 

 

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