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Himachal shocked as rumors of sacrifice of girl child in Mandi’s occultist ritual found true

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In between, father of the girl came in contact with man looking for a subject for sacrifice. Father was offered money in exchange of allowing use of his daughter for human sacrifice.

MANDI- Himachal Pradesh is shocked over the news of a father allegedly selling his daughter to another man for the purpose of human sacrifice in a Tantrik ritual. Initially, the reports were believed to be rumors by the villagers in Thunag of Saraaj region in Mandi district of the hill state. However, as per sources, now the girl, a class VIII student, has herself approached the administration and narrated how his father had agreed to offer her as a subject for human sacrifice. A video of the said girl is also in circulation on social media. In the video, the girl is narrating her story how her father had taken her to a house in Thunag where she had seen a large pit, a large sickle (दराट), a spade, a mattock, and some other tools. As per the girl, she lost consciousness as soon as a Tantrik (occultist) put a vermilion mark on her forehead.

As per prior reports, a man, who wanted to attain wealth through occultist ritual, was told by the Tantrik that he will have to offer a girl child as sacrifice to complete the ritual. In between, father of the girl came in contact with the man looking for a subject for sacrifice. He offered money to the father in exchange of allowing use of his daughter for human sacrifice. She was saved as alleged culprits came under scanner of police after chattering about possible human sacrifice in the region reached alarming level. As per reports, this averted the killing of the girl and involved people managed to eliminate any possible sings or evidences regarding preparation of the ritual.

As per a news daily, the girl approached the Child Development Program Officer, Gohar through a Supervisor. The Sub-divisional Magistrate has ordered an inquiry after the matter was brought to his notice. Gohar police station has been ordered to investigate the matter. Father of the girl is missing for several days after the matter reached police and district administration. It’s suggested that he fled for fear of arrest.

The Station House Officer, Gohar Police Station,Chand Kishor, told Himachal Watcher that the victim girl is still to be produced in front of the Child Development Program Officer where her statement will be recorded. The youth who possessed the video clip was also questioned, said the police. The Deputy Commissioner, Mandi, also confirmed that aforesaid case has come to the attention of the SDM, Gohar, and that the investigation is under progress.

The girl will be handed over to the Child Helpline Mandi on Friday, said SHO, Gohar.

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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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