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Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for small handicraft, handloom enterprises held in Kullu



Dev Sadan Kullu

SHIMLA- A one-day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the handicraft, handloom Cluster was held at Dev Sadan in Kullu today to create awareness among small traders regarding intellectual property rights to empower them. About 160 participants including Kullu Shawl Weavers, Traders, MSME entrepreneurs attended the workshop.

Besides, resource persons from patent office, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI, New Delhi shared their experiences with the participants of the Workshop.

The workshop was organized by the Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Himachal pradesh and State Council for Science, Technology & Environment.

Workshop Intellectual Property Rights Kullu

Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre has been established in the State Council in October, 1998 by Patent Facilitation Centre, Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The main objective of the Centre is to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and facilitate filing of patents from Scientists, Inventors working in State R&D Institutions.

The Centre is providing patent search and filing facilities to the scientists, innovators, researchers, R & D institutions. The State Council already has registered six GIs i.e. Kullu Shawls, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Kinnauri Shawls, Kangra Painting and Kullu Shawls Logo with the Registrar GI Chennai Office. Besides, the centre has been declared as the nodal agency for filing of Geographical Indications in HP.

Ayurveda Minister Karan Singh, Govt of HP was also present as the Chief Guest on this occasion. While Satya Prakash Thakur, Chairman Bhuttico, was the special guest on this occasion.

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HP Govt announces Rs 4 lakh each to 4 Himachalis killed in Iraq



list of Himachali killed in iraq by isis

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Government today announced Rs. four lakh each to the families of four Himachalis who were killed at Mosul in Iraq in a gruesome and cowardly act of terrorism by ISIS militants.

These Himachalis along with 35 other Indians were missing since 2014 and could not be located and brought back safely. Out of four, three hailed from Kangra district and one from Mandi district.

All these were bread earners of their families who had gone abroad to earn their livelihood for the betterment of their families.

Expressing his condolences to the bereaved families, the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur personally talked to the family members of the victims and extended moral support.

He spoke to Raman, the elder brother of victim Aman of Pasu village in Dharamshala, Pardesi Ram, the father of Inderjeet Singh of Lanj, Dilawar Singh, the father of Sandeep Kumar of Fatehpur and Beli Ram, the father of late Hem Raj of Gram Panchayat Bayla in district Mandi.

Despite eruption of protest of the family members of the victims, the Chief Minister claimed the Union Government had made concerted efforts to locate and bring them back alive but destiny was otherwise.

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Overloaded car in Shimla meets horrible accident, 4 killed, 4 injured including 3 kids



Shimla Car accident in banuti

Shimla: Today, an overloaded Alto car carrying eight people met a horrible accident near Banuti in Shimla in which four persons including a 5-years-old kid, two women, and a man died on the spot while four others received serious injuries.

It’s another indicator that the State Police and the public need to take overloading more seriously when the road safety is concerned.

As per the initial reports, the car fell into a 200-300 meter deep gorge. The impact of the accident torn the car to pieces. The car was crushed so badly that the locals, who first reached the spot, found it difficult to recover the injured.

The injured were rushed to the Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital in Shimla. The Superintendent of Police, Shimla, Ompati Jamwal, and IGMC confirmed the report of four casualties.

It is, however, still not known what caused the accident.

As per the initial report, the deceased persons have been identified as Devender Kumar (30), Hemant (4), Gayatri Devi (35), and Poonam (33).

The injured include Chunni Lal (65), Sachin (5), Kavya (5), and Narmada (28).

The Shimla district administration has provided immediate relief of Rs. 10,000 each to the relatives of deceased and Rs. 5000 to those injured.

More details are awaited.

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Shimla’s emerging filmmaker grabs 3 more awards for short-film “Papa”



Papa Short Film by Siddharth wins awards

Shimla: Shimla-based emerging short-film maker Sidharth Chauhan (27) has grabbed more awards for his work “Papa.”  His short-film Papa has received three awards at the Vintage International Film Festival, 2018.

As per the results announced on March 20, 2018, the movie won Sidharth the best short-film award in the National category. The film also won the best director award for Siddhartha and best cinematography award for Yashwant Kumar Sharma.

The film is written, produced, and directed by Sidharath.

Papa is the same film that was first screened at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Kerala in 2016 where it claimed its first award (best film).

Later, Papa made its first international premiere at the London Indian Film Festival in 2017 where the short film won the Satyajit Ray award. 

It was a mature storytelling which balanced a realistic sense of frustration and claustrophobia, with a finely nuanced thread of subtle and deadpan humour,

said the jury.

The film is a story of a paralyzed mother, Sushma and her young son, Rajiv, who are living a tough life post an accident, which left their lives scarred forever.

You can read more about the film, its crew, location etc. in one of our previous posts.

Other than Papa, Sidharth’s short-film Pashi has also fetched appreciation and awards for Sidharth.

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