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Chance for Himachal’s disabled to get identified and avail social security schemes

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SHIMLA- Ahead of the World Disability Day, Himachal Pradesh Government has started a State level campaign for identification of eligible disabled persons in all districts. These special disability camps are being organized to examine maximum number of disabled so that eligible persons could be provided social security pension.

Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Anuradha Thakur told that these camps were being organised at block level for screening of persons with disability. The State government had set a goal to examine maximum number of disabled before World Disability Day on 3 December, 2016 so that all eligible persons could start getting social security pension from 1 January, 2017, she said.

The camps have already been organized in  Lahaul-Spiti in September, this year. She said detailed programme had been chalked out district-wise for organizing these camps in the presence of specialized doctors.

District-Wise Dates of Camps

In Kangra district

Date Place
3-Nov Civil Hospital Baijnath
4-Nov Civil Hospital (CH) Nagrota Bagwan
8-Nov CH Palampur
10-Nov CH Dadasiba
11-Nov PHC Tiara
15-Nov CH Nurpur
17-Nov CHC Bhawarna
18-Nov CH Shahpur
22-Nov CHC Indora
24-Nov CHC Thural
25-Nov CHC Nagrota Surian
29-Nov CH Fatehpur

In Bilaspur district

On 4 November at Regional Hospital Bilaspur ,

Date Place
4-Nov Regional Hospital Bilaspur
22-Nov Shri Naina Devi
24-Nov Bharari
25-Nov RH Bilaspur
29-Nov Jehjawin

In Chamba district

The camps had been planned for 4 November at CH Bharmour,

Date Place
8-Nov CHC Salooni
9-Nov CH Tissa
22-Nov CHC Choori
29-Nov PHC Samote

In Hamirpur district,

06 camps would be organized during the campaign. On 3 November at CH Sujanpur,

Date Place
10-Nov CH Tauni Devi
17-Nov CH Bhoranj
1-Dec CHC Nadaun
8-Dec CHC Barsar

In Kullu district,

The campaign would begin with camp at CH Manali on 16 November,

Date Place
17-Nov CHC Jari
18-Nov CH Banjar
19-Nov RH Kullu
22-Nov CH Anni
23-Nov CH Nirmand

In Sirmaur district,

The camps would be organized at Dr YS PGMC Nahan on 3 November,

Date Place
11-Nov Paonta Sahib Hospital
15-Nov Sarahan Hospital
23-Nov Sangrah Hospital
29-Nov Shillai Hospital

In Solan district,

05 camps would be organized including at RH Solan on 16 November

Date Place
19-Nov CH Kunihar
21-Nov PHC Patta Mehlog
23-Nov CH Kandaghat
25-Nov CHC Nalagarh

In Shimla district,

The camps would be organized at Kotkhai on 16 November,

Date Place
19-Nov Kumarsain
23-Nov Tikkar
26-Nov Rampur Bushahr
30-Nov Chirgaon

In Kinnaur district,

The camps have been scheduled at CHC Bhaba Nagar on 12 November,

Date Place
18-Nov CHC Pooh
19-Nov CHC Sangla

In Una district,

Camps have been fixed at CHC Gagret on 9 November,

Date Place
16-Nov CH Amb
23-Nov PHC Thanakalan
30-Nov Prem Ashram, Una

In Mandi district,

The camps would be organized at CHC Barot on 11 November,

Date Place
17-Nov CHC Baldwara
23-Nov CHC Lad Bhadol
28-Nov CH Gohar

Anuradha Thakur requested the disabled persons to avail this opportunity so that they could be examined and if found eligible for social security pension they would be issued identity card on the spot during this campaign.

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Shimla Police nabs Nigerian man with 25 grams Chitta

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Shimla: With the assistance of the Delhi Police, the district police has arrested a Nigerian national Kra Basile for alleged involvement in drug peddling to Shimla.

A team led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shimla (City), Dinesh Sharma, also recovered 25 grams of Chitta (heroin) from his possession during questioning.

During the course of interrogation the said Nigerian National was trying to conceal something. On being suspicious of narcotics/ contraband, a search of the above person was conducted in the presence of DSP City. During the search, 25.46 gram Chitta (heroin) has been recovered from the possession of Nigerian National,

said the FIR registered at the Police Station, Dhalli, under Sections 21,29 of the ND&PS Act.

Related Story: Two Shimla youth held with 19 grams Chitta

As per the Sharma, the said accused is believed to be involved in supply to several parts of the district for some time. His name had appeared during the questioning from some local youth allegedly arrested with Chitta during past week, he said.

Following this lead, the police put his number on tracking, and a trap was laid to nab him by posing as a decoy customer.

It is expected that his interrogation would lead to more revelations and arrests of others linked with this network.

Also Read: Story of Shimla youth who started with smoking charas at 17, ended up in jail at 22 as drug peddler

The DSP Sharma and other staff members were cheering considering it a breakthrough amid heavy pressure from the public due to an alarming rise in involvment of youth in drug/substance abuse.

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15 lakh saplings planted in Himachal by 80,000 people in 3 days, claims Forest Minister

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15 lakh sapling planted in Himachal Pradesh on van mahotsav

Shimla: The Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur today said that three days statewide plantation campaign from 12 to 14 July 2018 was launched in the State and more than 15 lakh saplings were planted in different parts of the State.

He said that the campaign was undertaken in all 13 Forest Circles in the state and Forty-one Forest Divisions participated in the campaign. Plantations were performed at 600 sites of the state. Chamba Forest Division with 99,281 plants was at First position followed by Ani and Rampur Forest Divisions with 81,369 and 80,059 plants respectively.

More than six lakh deodar species were planted beside broad leave and other conifers. He said that the entire plantation campaign was monitored online.

He said that all walks of life including school children, women, senior citizen and youth comprising 80000 people actively participated in the campaign. Plantation activities were performed from the boundaries of the state in the north with Jammu and Kashmir to Yamuna River in south and Kinnaur district in the east to boundaries of the state with Punjab in the west, he added.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had inaugurated state level Van Mahotsav on July 10 from Rajgargh in Sirmaur district. Governor Acharya Devvrat also participated in the campaign at Nehra in Shimla District on July 13 2018.

He said that plantation activities are still going on and it is expected that total 17 lakh plants will be planted by the end of the campaign.

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Gunfight in Naina Devi: One wanted criminal shot dead, 2 arrested

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Nainadevi encounter by punjab police

Bilaspur: Panic gripped the world famous Shakti Peeth Shri Naina Devi in Bilaspur district on Saturday morning due to a gun-fight between alleged gangsters and a team of the Punjab Police. While one of the criminals was shot dead in the cross firing, two others were arrested.

Punjab and Himachal Pradesh Police had sealed the entire area including the bus station and main entrance to the temple. The devotees also faced huged inconvenience due to it.

Some policemen were also injured in the gunfight, however, the police did not make any confirmation about the number of injured policemen.

Naina devi firing

Weapon recovered by the police

As per the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohali, Kuldeep Singh, armed with a firearm, these men had allegedly snatched a car from a man in Mohali on the intervening night of 13 and 14 July.

After receiving the information, the police chased them upto Naina Devi where one of the criminals opened fire on the police, and police also responded with firearms.

Naina devi shooting

Area turned into police cantonment

During a cross firing between the police and the criminals. The Superintendent of Police, Bilaspur, Ashok Kumar also reached the spot and confirmed the incident.

The killed youth was identified as Sunni Masih while two others arrested were identified as Amanpreet and Goldy. Sunni was taken to the Aanandpur Sahib hospital where he died.

As per the police, the alleged criminals were wanted in several cases registered for theft and under the arms act in various police stations of Punjab.

The Himachal Pradesh police have registered a case under Section 307 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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