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HP Polls 2017: Congress candidate list for 59 constituencies released

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Shimla: After Bhartiya Janata Party released its list of candidates who were given ticket from various 68 constituencies of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the Congress has also released a list of 59 candidates. 

The list was okayed at a meeting of the Congress central election committee chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi. Nominees for the rest nine seats, including Shimla (rural), are still to be announced. 

The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is contesting from Arki this time as he has sacrificed rural Shimla seat for his son, who will be fighting his first assembly elections. 

However, the name of his son is missing from the first list. Take a look at the detailed candidate list released by the Congress: 

Constituency  Candidate
Churah – SC Surinder Bhardwaj
Bharmour – ST Thakur Singh Bharmauri
Chamba Neeraj Nayyar
Dalhausie Smt Asha Kumari
Bhatiyat Kuldip Singh Pathania
Nurpur Ajay Mahajan
Indora- SC  Kamal Kishor
Fatehpur Sujan Sing Pathania
Jawali Chander Kumar
Dehra Viplov Thakur
Jaswan-Pragpur Surinder Mankotia
Jawalamukhi Sanjay Rattan
Jaisinghpur – SC Yadvinder Goma
Sullah Jagivan Pal
Nagrota G S Bali 
Kangra Pawan Kajal
Dharamsala Sudhir Sharma
Baijnath- SC Kishori Lal
Lahaul & Spiti – ST Ravi Thakur
Banjar Aditya Vikram Singh
Anni -SC Bansi Lal 
Karsog – SC Mansa Ram
Sundernagar Sohan Lal Thakur
Nachan – SC Lal Singh Kaushal
Seraj Chet Ram Thakur
Darang Kaul Singh Thakur
Jogindernagar Jiwan Lal Thakur
Dharampur Chander Shekar 
Sujanpur Rajinder Rana
Hamirpur Kuldeep Pathania
Barsar Inder Dutt Lakahanpal
Nadaun Sukvinder Singh Sukkhu
Chintpurni -SC Kuldip Kumar
Gagret Rakesh Kalia
Haroli Mukesh Agnihotri
Una Sat Pal Raizada
Jhanduta – SC Dr. Biru Ram Kishore
Ghumarwin Rajesh Dharamani
Bilaspur Bumber Thakur
 Naina Deviji Ram Lal Thakur
Arki Virbhadra Singh
Doon Ram Kumar
Solan – SC Co. Dhani Ram Shandil
Kasauli -SC Vinod Sultanpuri
Pachhad – SC Gangu Ram Musafir
Nahan Ajay Solanki
Renuka Ji – SC Vinay Kumar
Paonta Sahib Kinesh Jung
Shillai Harshwardhan Chauhan
Chopal Subhash Manglate
Kasumpti Anirudh Singh
Shimla Harbhajan Singh Bhajji
Jubbal -Kotkhai Rohit Thakur
Rampur – SC Nand Lal
Rohru – SC Mohan Lal Brakta
Kinnaur – ST Jagat Singh Negi

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Senior Citizen Day Care Centres in Himachal to be Established in Shimla, Mandi, Dharamshala

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Shimla- Senior Citizen Day Care centres in Himachal Pradesh would be established in three districts, the state government informed today.

National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh is organising The World Senior Citizen’s Day on 21st August, at New MC Building, Upper Chowk, Khalini Shimla.

A spokesperson said that on this occasion National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh in collaboration with Help Age India Himachal Chapter will be establishing three Day Care Centres for elderly at Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala.  He said that in these centres various activities like physiotherapy, library,(books, magazines and newspapers), recreation/pilgrimage tours, yoga, health checkup and awareness camps and other recreational services (TV, music, carom board, chess, ludo and cards etc) will be provided free of cost.

The decision came after a petition was filed in the Himachal Pradesh High Court by Advocate Vandana Misra in June 2019. The petition had made several revelations regarding minimum or no facilities being provided to senior citizens. It was alleged in the petition that all these facilities existed only in papers.

After hearing the petition, the State High Court had directed the state government to furnish the details of all the Government-run or private old age homes as well as the information, in a tabulated form, of all the cases filed by the senior citizens before the Deputy Commissioners seeking one or the other relief under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The case is listed for June 11, 2019. 

As per the 2011 census, Himachal has a population of seven lakh who are aged 60 years and above – 10.2% of the state’s total population. This percentage is higher than the national average of 8.6%.

The highest elderly population in the state was mapped in Hamirpur district at 12.8%, followed by Bilaspur at 11.09%, Kangra at 11.7%, and Una at 11.5%. Solan and Sirmaur have the lowest population of elderly persons at 8%.

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Pension Adalat in Himachal to be Conducted on August 23 to Address Grievances

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Shimla-The Pension Adalat in Himachal Pradesh would be conducted on August 23, 2019, with a view of addressing the grievance of the pensioners, informed a spokesperson of Department of Personnel today.

The announcement came in compliance with the decision of the government of India to conduct the Pension Adalat throughout the country by each Ministry/Department/Organisation/Field formation on the same date.

The objective of this day is dedicated to Pensioners as part of good governance and efforts made to minimize their grievances, he said.

He said that in view of the above, it has been decided to conduct the Pension Adalat on August 23, 2019, under Chairmanship of Special Secretary (Personnel) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh in his office chamber Room No. 223 Armsdale Building. HP  Secretariat at 10.30 AM.

 

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Facebook Account of CM Jairam’s PSO Hacked, Pro-Pakistan, Anti-National Content Posted on Timeline

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Shimla-Facebook account of the personal security officer of the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Tavender Thakur, was reportedly hacked by an unknown person. The hacker reportedly posted anti-national and pro-Pakistan content including ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans on the timeline.

It was reported that calls containing objectionable language and life-threats to the Prime Minister Narender Modi were being made through messenger to people in the friend list of the PSO.   

The Cyber Crime Unit of the police is investigating the case. However, Tavender reportedly had no knowledge regarding it. According to available information, Tavender belongs to Seraj constituency of Mandi district.

The screenshots of the content posted on the timeline were being circulated on social media. It created a stir at the Chief Minister’s Office.

The Superintendent of Police, Ompati Jamwal, has confirmed the report of receiving this complaint from some officials of the department. More details are awaited.

The Chief Minister, when asked regarding this news, said that by misusing technology an attempt is being made to create a conspiracy. He said the case has been forwarded to the Cyber Crime unit and culprits behind this hacking would not be spared.  

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