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HP Assembly Monsoon Session: BJP stages noisy walkout on first day



HP Assembly Monsoon Session 2017

Shimla: As expected, the first day of the monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly witnessed noisy walkout by opposition Bhartiya Janata Party. The proceedings of the house were stalled within 15 minutes after the beginning of the four-day session.

BJP demanded the admission of their adjournment motion under Rule 67 (Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly).

The opposition asked for an immediate discussion over deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

BJP demanded debate over the Hoshiyar Singh and Kotkhai gang rape and murder case. However, the Speaker BB Butail did not approve of it and said the notice to bring adjournment motion should have been given earlier as per the rules.

The Speaker had to adjourn the proceedings for 15 minutes and assured the opposition that a time will be decided for the debate. The Speaker invited both parties to his chamber to resolve the conflict.

However, the opposition leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and MLAs were again on their feet demanding the admission of their adjournment motion. BJP continued to demand the debate over aforesaid issues and staged a walkout.

The government has received total 125 questions from the MLAs for the monsoon session. The list includes 95 starred and 30 un-starred questions.

The proceedings of the Assembly were adjourned till Wednesday.

It’s pertinent to mention that the Congress government is facing criticism for alleged shoddy police investigation in the gang rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Kotkhai Tehsil of Shimla district on June 6, 2017. Prior to Gudiya case, state police was alleged of botched-up investigation in the mysterious death of the forest guard Hoshiyar Singh.

The opposition, as a part of its strategy, is expected to target the issue of law and order during the monsoon session. Remaining days of the last session are also expected to witness noise and walkouts.

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt



HP Central University In Dehra, Kangra district

Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated



Solar Power Plant in Naina Devi In Bilaspur district - himachal pradesh

Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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Avalanche in Kinnaur buries soldiers, 1 killed, 5 missing and feared dead



Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, has been recovered. The rescue operation was underway at the time of writing.

The district administration and Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur, confirmed the news.

Jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police are carrying out an extensive search and rescue operation.  

As per initial reports, which are not clear, about 10 jawans of ITBP were hit by a massive avalanche at about 11 AM on Wednesday while they were moving from one post to another. Five to six jawans were buried. Remaining jawans rescued one of them who later died on the way to the hospital in Pooh.  

Verification of more details is still awaited.

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