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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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Hamirpur college girl alleges local police of threatening her instead of acting against molester

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Shimla: The image of Himachal Pradesh Police was badly dented by the case relating to the gangrape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kotkhai, Shimla, in July 2017. 

Now, in yet another case of alleged harassment and molestation, a girl enrolled in a private college in Hamirpur town has labelled serious allegation against the local police.

As per the sources, a person had been stalking and harassing the girl, who is living in a rented room in the town, for over a month. The person, whom she identified as a member of an influential family of Maunhi (मौहीं) village, crossed the limits, used abusing words, and even molested her on Friday.

On reaching the police station with her complaint on the same day, instead of taking action the police allegedly threatened her and forced to sign a blank paper.

As per the girl, the police allegedly pressurized her to compromise in order to hush up the matter as culprit’s family was an influential one.

Eventually, the girl has approached the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Balwinder Thakur, with her grieve complaint.The ASP has also given her an assurance that appropriate directions were given to the incharge of the station to take strict action against the culprit.  

Yesterday, a teacher of a private college in Hamirpur town was arrested for allegedly raping his pupil inside college premises. A video showing students and parents thrashing the accused publically also did rounds of social media.

The appearance of another case has put a big question mark over the law and order conditions of the town, the image of the police, and declarations made by the new government over the safety of women in Himachal.

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Brig. Satish Kumar appointed new HPSSC Chairman

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Shimla: Brig. Satish Kumar became the new Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPPSC), Hamirpur as the Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry administered him the oath of office.

Born on May 27 in 1957, Brig. Satish Kumar belongs to village Biara of Tehsil Palampur, Kangra district. He was earlier appointed as Member of HPPSC, Hamirpur.

Earlier, Brig. Satish Kumar had rendered his services in various wings of Indian Army and has an experience of 35 years in various fields.

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HP Cabinet Decisions Feb 2018: Nod to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interviews, relief in MBBS tendering bond money

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Shimla: In a cabinet meeting of Himachal Pradesh Government held on February 17, 2018, the Government gave nod to fill 200 vacant posts of Medical Officers (MBBS) on local specific contracts through walk-in interviews, particularly in rural and far-flung areas.

The Cabinet decided to amend PG policy on tendering bond money for MBBS doctors pursuing higher courses, MD/MS degree or diploma, super speciality DM/MCH courses, DNB courses, Master Courses within and outside the State.

As per the government, it will help MBBS doctors undergoing PG courses in obtaining bank guarantees for their courses.

HP Govt to sign MoU with NCCF

The existing policy, provisions and method of procurement of pulses will also be revised to facilitate procurement of four pulses i.e. Dal Channa, Urd Sabut, Moong Sabut and Malka from National Co-operative Consumer’s Federation of India Ltd. (NCCF) under the state-subsidized scheme meant for procurement and distribution of pulses.

 It will save Rs. 2.63 crore per month only on account of purchase of pulses, the government claimed.

 The H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. and NCCF will execute a MoU for the same soon.

The government said it would seek more staff from Development Bank, Germany for the boosting the H.P. Forest Ecosystem Climate Proofing Project, which is being implemented in Chamba and Kangra districts.

The government said this project is covering 600 panchayats of said districts to minimize and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change by increasing biodiversity and sustained income in rural areas through sustainable management of forest resources.

List of HP Cabinet’s other decisions:

  1. Approved deployment of two medical physicists and four radiotherapist technicians on outsource basis at Government Medical College Tanda to operationalise the sophisticated cancer treatment equipment available there
  2. Gave nod to upgrade Community Health Centre Bagsaid to 50 bed Civil Hospital in Mandi district along-with creation of 29 posts of various categories in the hospital
  3. Consent to upgrade Civil Hospital Ani in district Kullu to 100 bed Civil Hospital along-with creation of 26 new posts of different categories
  4. Consent to fill up 20 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in district Solan on contract basis
  5. Consent to fill up three vacant posts of Investigators in H.P. Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) on contract basis

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