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19th edition of Raid-De-Himalaya to kick off on October 6

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Raid-De-Himalaya 2017

Suresh Rana, the Himachal Rally star, will attempt his 11th win this year. He will be facing a tough competition from his rivals Sandeep Sharma and Samrat Yadav.

Shimla: The 19th edition of the Maruti-Suzuki Raid-De-Himalaya will be held from 6 to October 14, 2017. The event will be co-organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism and the Himalayan Motorsport Association, Shimla.

Pre-event scrutiny will be held on October 6, 2017, and the ceremonial flag-off ceremony will be held on October 7 at Manali. The first leg of the Rally will start on October 8, informed Vijay Parmar, President Himalayan Motorsport Association.

Both categories of raiders, the X-treme and the Adventure, will be tested at high altitude, forbidding terrain, sub-zero temperatures, as well as for the mental fatigue as they cross over from Himachal into Ladakh. In doing so, the raiders will be negotiating the world’s highest mountain passes-ShingoLa, BaralachLa, TaglangLa, WariLa, and KhardungLa.

Once the Raid reaches Leh on day four, it branches off to Kargil and the rugged Zanskar Valley for another two grueling days of competition. The Raid concludes upon its return to the Ladakh on October 13.

Suresh Rana, the Himachal Rally star, will attempt his 11th win this year. He will be facing a tough competition from his rivals Sandeep Sharma and Samrat Yadav.

The Indian Army has fielded 8 entries in their team. Lt. Col. Shakti Bajaj will lead the charge for his team.

Six women teams are taking part with Shuchi Thakur of Himachal slated to take the win in this category. Manisha and Malu, driving a Mahindra Scorpio are coming up all the way from Mumbai to fight for top spot in the Adventure category since Maruti is no longer supporting a team.

The reports of early snowfall on the passes are adding to the excitement.

To co-ordinate necessary arrangements with different departments for the successful organization of the event, a meeting was also held on September 26 under the chairmanship to Onkar Sharma, Principal Secretary (Youth Services & Sports).

The Himalayan Motorsport Association has created the event in 1999 and this year, about 300 enthusiastic participants will take the adventurous journey on the ambitious route spanning about 1800 km across the exotic Spiti, Leh and Zanskar Valleys.

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

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Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier 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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Left Out Eligible Voters in Himachal Can Enroll on 23rd and 24th Feb: HP CEO

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Left Out Voters in Himachal Pradesh can apply

Shimla-In view of the general election for the Lok Sabha 2019, special camps will be organised at every polling station on 23rd and 24th February 2019, for enrolment of left out eligible voters in the State, informed the Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh, Devesh Kumar.

He asked all Booth Level Officers (BLOs) to remain present in the camps along with the copies of final electoral rolls 2019. A copy of the electoral rolls will be available in the polling station so that electors can check their names in the rolls. The electoral rolls would be read out publically during the camp to facilitate illiterate voters. BLOs were asked to keep adequate copies of Forms 6, 7, 8 and 8A with him/her to facilitate filling up forms by interested persons.

Devesh Kumar said that all recognized political parties should depute their Booth Level Agents (BLAs) to remain present in camps. In case their name does not exist in the roll for some reason, the Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) holders must also check their name in electoral rolls and fill up Form 6. The EPIC is only identification document and does not guarantee franchise if the name of the person is not included in the electoral roll of the concerned polling station.

He said that all forms received during these campaign days would be disposed of by  March 7, 2019. BLOs were directed to immediately complete the physical verification and then submit a report to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO). The ERO should complete the due process of law and dispose-off the forms received during the camps within 11 days.

 Devesh Kumar said that registration can also be made through NVSP Portal by visiting the link (www.nvsp.in.) For inquiries, he said, electoral can also call on Toll-free number 1950.

Assembly constituency-wise data in respect of forms received during camps would be uploaded on the website of the commission at CEO’s portal by February 25, 2019. Information about the disposal of forms would be given through the website by March 7, 2019.

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Mandi Police Warns Miscreants Promoting Malice Against Kashmiris, Urges People to Maintain Peace

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Kashmiri people in Himachal Pradesh

Mandi-The District Police, Mandi, on Tuesday, issued a warning to miscreants who were trying to incite violence against and promoting malice against Kashmiri people living in the State.

“The public is informed that following the suicide bombing in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir, some miscreants are making appeals to the people on social media to throw Kashmiri labourers, hawkers, lumberjacks etc. out of State’

said the notice issued by the district police.

The police has warned that a stringent action against will be taken against anyone who is found preaching malice towards Kashmiri citizens through such messages/comments on social media or causing any sort of vandalism.

The police urged the people to beware of such hatemongers and miscreants and maintain peace in the society.  

On Tuesday, tension mounted in a panchayat of Mandi district when the villagers passed a resolution to ban Kashmiri citizens in their area. The villagers reportedly told the Kashmiris living in rented quarters to leave the State by Wednesday. Meanwhile, some miscreants reportedly pelted stones on their quarters. Scared Kashmiris had to take shelter at local police station, said reports.

In another instance, an unverified video was doing rounds on social media, showing two groups of students clashing inside the campus of a private university in Mandi. To incite fear, it was rumoured that the scuffle took place between Kashmiri and local students.  

Earlier, the campus of the UHF, Nauni, in Solan district, witnessed tension after police booked two of its students for alleged anti-national activities on social media. The booked students were allegedly supporting the suicide bomber responsible for the ghastly Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.

Following this news, right-wing outfits in Himachal Pradesh had made calls for a boycott of Kashmiris. Similar tension was reported from other parts of the nation too. A large number of Kashmiri students, who were studying outside their home state, were returning home for fear of violence being incited by miscreants.

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