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Himachal BJP leaders congratulate PM Modi for demonetization of Rs. 500 and 1000 notes

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SHIMLA- Indian public and media that was busy in criticising the government for deceiving  ex-army personals after one of them committed suicide over One Rank, One Pension, arrest of Rahul Gandhi, ban on NDTV telecast etc. is now focused on the decision taken by the government to withdraw Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes from economy. BJP leaders have already began to celebrate the decision claiming it to be a victory of good over evil and like all the black-money is back now. BJP leaders from Himachal, too, have issued media statements and congratulated the Prime Minister Modi.

Former RS MP and presently MLA Shimla Suresh Bhardwaj congratulated the Prime Minister calling the decision as patriotic and philanthropic step to demonetize Rs.500 and Rs. 1000 rupee notes from the Indian Economy. Bhardwaj believes that many evils are already erased by this decision.

However, Communist Party of India CPI (M) has claimed it a political posture that would not yield results in unearthing the black-money stacked in overseas Swiss bank accounts.

Also Read: Currency demonetization just a political posturing, Won’t help unearth black money: CPI(M)

Modi has annihilated the nefarious designs of the sponsors of cross border terrorism i.e. Pakistan., he said. Pakistan has been a key exporter of counterfeit currency to India and were funding all these terrorists activities mainly through this fake currency and that also in these denominations. Now  terrorists will face a liquidity crunch.

The decision, he presumes, would hit the the agents / supporters of these activities in India too. These agents were involved in trading of drugs, narcotics and other illegal commodities, he claimed. Since none of the illegal activities involves banks therefore all these transactions took place in these denominations because of the amounts involved.

He believes the PM (not the Govt.) blocked the obnoxious activities of such criminals and this step will go a long way in curbing the drug abuse threat which is looming large on the youth of the country especially Panjab and Himachal Pradesh.

He further stated that discontinuation of these currency notes has dealt a heavy blow to the lobby financing the elections of the states. In Uttar Pradesh alone an expenditure of 15000 crores was estimated in the ensuing assembly elections. Now the role of black money in elections will be reduced drastically and people will choose a government without undue influence of money power, he claimed.

PM has conveyed a very stern message to the people who have been taking the law enforcement agencies lightly, he said. The PM has also hit the lobby of persons who were holding the country to ransom by hoarding essential commodities like onion , sugar etc.

Similarly, other BJP leaders from Himachal have also hailed the decision and are already celebrating it.

 

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Shimla, Manali Receive Season’s First Spell of Snow, Cheers Tourism Industry

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Shimla-First spell of snow in Shimla’s tourist destinations, Narkanda and Kufri, has cheered the tourism industry as it would increase the footfall of tourists. Similarly, higher parts of Manali also reported a light spell of snow on Sunday evening. Lahaul-Spiti, however, reportedly witnessed heavy snowfall and Atal Tunnel, Rohtang, was closed for traffic. Parts of the Kinnaur district also recorded a spell of snow.

Chopal in Shimla had received 2-3 inches of snow, while Dodra Kwar recorded one foot of snow, according to the Met Department.

In Kullu, Jalori Pass had received 3 inches of snow, Rohtang top 2.5 feet, and Atal Tunnel 1.5 feet.

In Lahaul-Spiti, Koksar/Sissu had recorded 18 inches of snow, Keylong 8 inches, Darcha 12 inches, Udaipur 4 inches, Tindi 2 inches, Kaza 1 inch, and Lossar 2 inches of snow.

In Kinnaur, Chitkul had recorded 15.4 cms of snow, Kalpa 5 cms, and Sangla 7.62 cms. Nichar also received a light spell.

This change in weather has triggered a cold wave across the state. Further, the Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department had issued a yellow alert for December 5, 2021. The Met has predicted rain and snow on December 6 too. While the weather is predicted to be dry on December 8, the state could witness more rain and snow on December 7 and December 9, according to the Met Department.

Most roads, except in Lahaul-Spiti, remain open to traffic movement, the district administrations of Shimla and Kullu confirmed. Further, the administrations said preparations are being made to keep the roads clear in case of heavy snowfall.

This tourist season is crucial for the hospitality industry which was worst hit by the pandemic induced restrictions. However, the entry of Omicron – the new variant of Covid-19 that has been termed as a variant of concern by the WHO-haunts the season. India had reported as many as 21 cases of Omicron till Sunday. If the HP Government decides to impose restrictions on the entry of the domestic tourist in view of the spread of the new variant, the hospitality industry could again face losses.  

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Himachal Achieves 100% Vaccination Target, OPD at AIIMS, Bilaspur, Inaugurated   

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh has achieved the 100 percent target of the second dose of Covid vaccination, the State government informed on Sunday.  Himachal Pradesh has become the first State of the country in achieving the target of cent per cent vaccination of targeted eligible age group, it informed.  

According to the HP Government, all eligible 53,86,393 adults have been administered the second dose of the vaccine.

District-Wise Vaccination Details

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Number of People Vaccinated 

Bilaspur  318150
Chamba 352605
Hamirpur 361954
Kangra 1140439
Kinnaur 68460
Kullu 322643
Lahaul-Spiti 25494
Mandi 738818
Shimla 634019
Sirmaru 410187
Solan 584326
Una 429298

A complete vaccination was performed first in the inaccessible areas and tribal areas of the state and Kinnaur district became the first district in the entire country to administer the second dose of the vaccine to all eligible adults, the government informed.

On this occasion, Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Member of Parliament and National BJP President, also addressed a felicitation ceremony of Covid Vaccination Workers at Bilaspur on Sunday.

Nadda also dedicated the first OPD at AIIMS Kothipura in Bilaspur. The AIIMS Bilaspur would be made fully functional within the next six months, said Nadda.

 

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JP Nadda at AIIMS Bilaspur

He said that the foundation stone of this institution was laid about three years back and it would have been completed a year ago, but the pace was affected due to the corona pandemic. He said that Himachal Pradesh has got an Rs. 500 crore Satellite centre of PGI Chandigarh at Una.

He also congratulated the State Government, doctors, health care workers and all the frontline workers for achieving this unique feat. 

Union Minister of Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh were also present on the occasion

 

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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert

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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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