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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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Parents Burn Fee-Booklet of Shimla’s Private School In Protest, Allege Govt Directions Made No Difference

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Shimla-The written directions issued to all private schools running in Himachal Pradesh from the State Directorate of Higher Education on March 18, 2019, to review their unreasonable and hefty fee structures and reduce unnecessary charges has made no impact on any institution.

This is what the parents alleged on March 22, 2019, while protesting outside the Auckland House School in Shimla. The parents shouted slogans against the fleecing of private schools with unreasonable, hefty fees. They burnt a fee-booklet of the Auckland House School in protest.

Parents protest in Shimla against private schools

The parents have staged multiple protests during the last two to three weeks. The Directorate had to issue a fresh notification to private schools after the student-teacher forum gheraoed its office on March 14, 2019.  

The Directorate had asked the schools to cut down their fees to reasonable amounts, stop the sale of books and uniform in schools or pressurizing parents to purchase them from particular shops. The schools were told that they can’t make it mandatory for students to pay charges for tours/picnics. Further, the Directorate had warned schools of stringent action against if they failed to abide by the provisions of the Private Educational Institute (regulatory) Act, 1997, and Right of Children To Fee and Cumpulsory Education Act, 2009.

Directions Issued on 18 March 2019 by Edu Directorate

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On Friday, however, the forum alleged that despite the notification issued by the Directorate, private schools did not pay any heed to its warning.  The schools still issued fee booklets without reviewing their fee structures.

The convener of the forum, Vijender Mehra, said that these schools not only ignored the notification but also committed contempt of the State High Court.

The forum has now warned the higher officials of the Education Directorate that if they did not ensure compliance to the court orders, FIRs would be filed personally against them.

The co-convener of the forum, Bindu Joshi, said the Directorate issued written directions to these schools only for the sake of formality. The Government is not showing any interest in the implementation of the Private Educational Institute (Regulatory) Act, 19997, and Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, she said.

The forum is demanding the formation of a regulatory commission to stop the commercialization of education in the State.

The forum said its series of protests would continue until implementation of the directions issued by the Directorate is ensured.

The voices of protests can be heard in Himachal Pradesh time and again. However, it appears the parents, who are financially squeezed by private schools, wants to fight a final battle to make their unrest heard.

A couple of weeks ago, parents protest in Solan district had forced the St. Luke School, to cut down its fees to half. The student-parent forum is urging all parents to unite in the same way to put some check on the arbitrary working of private schools across the State.

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Video: On Duty Policemen Thrashed by Group of Miscreants in Shimla

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Shimla- Two policemen were reportedly injured after a dozen of miscreants clashed with them during Holi celebrations on the Ridge Shimla today.  The celebrations were foiled with violence and hurling of vulgar abuses. The scene was captured by a local on a mobile phone, and the video is being circulated on social media.  

As per the Shimla Police, today some people were celebrating the Holi at the Ridge Shimla. At about 12.15 PM, a group of some youth were spotted creating a ruckus, and when the policemen tried to stop them, they clashed with the police and beat them brutally. Two of the policemen were reportedly injured.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shimla, Pramod Shukla confirmed the report. The youths were said to be drunk.

As per initial reports, one of the accused was detained, while remaining accomplices fled the scene. There was no word on the identity of the culprits yet. The police said the rush on the Ridge made it difficult to identify them.

An FIR was filed at the Sadar Police Station under Sections 353,332,147,149 of the IPC for the assault and obstructing on-duty police officials. The police said further investigation is in progress.  

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UHF Nauni Station Becomes India’s ‘Lead Centre of Dahlia Testing’

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Dahlia in full bloom at RHRTS Dhaulakuan

Solan- As good news for the farmers of Himachal Pradesh engaged in floriculture, the Regional Horticulture Research and Training Station (RHRTS), Dhaulakuan of the Dr YS Parmar University and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has been designated as the ‘Lead Centre of Dahlia Testing’ in the country.

As per the university, this is a big shot in the arm for Dahlia cultivation in the state as the flower has been introduced in Himachal for the first time under the project. The research conducted at the station could pave the way for its adoption by farmers for commercial cultivation.

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA) of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, GoI has given the prestigious national level designation to the research station.

The status of National level Lead entre of dahlia testing is a big achievement for the station as Dahlia is among the most admired winter flowering plant. It is a recognition of the work carried out at the research station and is expected to catalyze commercial cultivation of this flower in the state,

said Dr AK Joshi, Associate Director RHRTS, Dhaulakuan.

He added that several cultivars will be added to the present germplasm and farmers will be able to get rooted plants in the future. UHF Vice-Chancellor Dr HC Sharma and Director Research Dr JN Sharma congratulated the scientists.

The research station forayed into floriculture in 2012, mainly in ornamental plants, but has since made rapid strides in this area. In 2016-17, under a PPV&FRA funded project worth Rs. 18 lakh, over 50 cultivars of dahlia of different shapes, colours, sizes and categories were introduced at the station from different reliable nurseries and departments from Uttarakhand and adjoining areas.

Elaborating on the research, Dr Priyanka Thakur, Principal Floriculturist and main investigator of the project told that the objectives were the development of Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) testing guidelines of dahlia and evaluation of species/ cultivars. The morphological characterization, development of DUS testing guidelines and the establishment of DUS centre for dahlia at the station is presently underway.

The farmers of Himachal can adopt this new crop for cut flower as well as pot plant production, which can not only help in diversification but also boost the economy and raise farm incomes.

The newly introduced dahlia cultivars are suitable for pot plant production, borders, mass plantations and cut flowers etc. Cultivars like Matungini, Mother Teresa, Sister Nivedita, Tenzin, Suryadeva, Jishu, Gilody, SP Kamla have been found suitable for low hill conditions. Matungini, Jishu, Sohini, Black Eternity, Surya Deva, Maa Sharda have been found suitable for cut flower production.

Often called the ‘King of flowers’, Dahlia is grown both for indoor and outdoor elegance. The height of plants differs with variety and can vary from two-inch lollipop style pompoms to the giant 10-15 inch ‘dinner plate’ blooms growing to a height of 4-5 feet.

These cultivars remain in flowering from Feb to May. Farmers can reap rich dividends by selling cut flowers, pot and as landscape plants and through the production of rooted plants. The students of the university are also working on the evaluation of dahlia varieties for the low hill conditions of Himachal Pradesh.

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