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Ghost sighting in Himachal: Frightened laborers abandon ‘Nadaun mini-secretariat’ construction site after paranormal activity

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HAMIRPUR- Haunted places in Himachal and ghost stories of hills mostly find mention in travel blogs. Readers still find it fascinating to fall for “The Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills” – a book by Minakshi Chaudhary. The isolation of hills and the dense deodar forests covered in mist make for an excellent environment for ghost stories. However, a real-life paranormal event was reported in Nadaun of Hamirpur district that has bewildered people. As per the source, a Hindi daily, the demolition work of the building that previously housed old Tehsil in Nadaun was in progress. But a couple of days ago, laborers stopped the work following reported ghost sighting.

The old complex is being demolished to make space for the new mini-secretariat. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had laid the foundation stone for the mini-secretariat on Jan 19, 2015.

If the report to be believed, three migrant laborers involved in the work had demolished three rooms out of total four. However, as per the account given by the laborers, whenever they tried to demolish the fourth room, a lady began to appear asking them to stop the demolition. The laborers realized it to be a ghost sighting after the same lady, with a child, also appeared in their dreams. She warned them of loss of life and property that will follow the demolition of that specific room. The laborers also reported of experiencing the presence of someone or something whenever they moved towards this particular room.

On Sunday evening, one of the laborers had an accident and received grieve injury for which he received 17 stitches. The injured laborer, Anil, left for the village after the incident. Scared for their life, rest of the laborers declined to work on the site and packed their bags to go back to village.

They claimed that the laborers who were previously working on the site had also abandoned the work for the same reason. Villagers, somehow, convinced the remaining laborers to stay for a few more days, but the work at the said spot was halted. The laborers insisted that the administration must take guarantee of their safety before they restart demolition work.

The report further said that the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Amit Mehra, or district administration has not received any complaint so far. Vasudev Thakur, SDO, HP PWD, admitted receiving complaint. An investigation will be conducted, he said. He further informed that the contractor is required to complete the demolition work by April 22.

The mini secretariat was announced during the CM’s visit to Nadaun in 2015 with claims to provide benefit of government schemes to maximum people as well as facilitating matters related to revenue departments.

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Madan has studied English Literature and Journalism from HP University and lives in Shimla. He is an amateur photographer and has been writing on topics ranging from environmental, socio-economic, development programs, education, eco-tourism, eco-friendly lifestyle and to green technologies for over 9 years now. He has an inclination for all things green, wonderful and loves to live in solitude. When not writing, he can be seen wandering, trying to capture the world around him in his DSLR lens.

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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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UHF Nauni Extends Online Plant Booking Date Till Dec 7

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Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for online booking of planting material prepared by the university’s main campus and its Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) at Solan. Interested farmers will now be able to book plants on the university online portal till December 7.

This year the booking for the planting material of apple, plum, apricot, peach, kiwi, pear, pomegranate, persimmon, etc. is being done online and farmers can submit their demand for plants by logging on the university website and visiting the ‘Farmers corner’ section. The university has advised the farmers to register themselves through their email address on the university portal.

The farmers who have not been able to submit their demand forms have also been advised to resubmit their demand forms.  

Applicants will have to fill in their complete postal address and the Khasra number of the land where the planting is to be carried out along with their contact details. After the OTP-based registration process is complete, applicants will be able to book plants for varieties supplied by the university. The plant varieties available for sale and distribution on this web portal have been grafted on seedling rootstock. The procedure for the sale and distribution of Nursery Fruit Plants from other University Research Stations and KVK’s will be the same as in previous years.

The university will start the allotment process after the booking is closed. Based on the total demand, the university will allot plants out of the available quantity. The allotment list will be made available on the university portal. The farmers will be also be notified about the date on which the plant will be available and from which nursery they will be provided.

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HP Police Becomes 8th State Police of India to Receive Presidents Colour Award

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Police organized the Presidents Colour Award ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground on December 1, 2021.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has received this distinction.

“President Colour’ is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters,” said the Governor.

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The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people-friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service.

While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President’s Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniform. 

Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President’s Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfil with more integrity, efficiency and discipline.

He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, the formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction

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