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Army Colonel arrested in Shimla for allegedly raping junior’s daughter

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Army Colonel in Shimla arrested for raping girl

The media reported a lot of ambiguity over the statement of the victim as the police and the Command are tight-lipped over this high profile case.

Shimla: The district police of Shimla on November 22, 2017, arrested an Army Colonel for allegedly raping the daughter of his junior, who was posted as the Lieutenant Colonel at the Army Training Command, Shimla.

The Superintendent of the Police, Shimla, Soumya Sambasivan, confirmed the arrest but did not disclose any details regarding the high-profile case.

Two people have been booked for the alleged rape, and the other one is still to be arrested.

The court had sent the arrested accused on police remand till November 25.

As per the statement given to the police by the victim, the said Colonel fist invited the father and daughter to attend an event at the Gaiety Theater of Shimla on November 19.

They dined together after the event. After learning about the future plans of the victim, the Colonel told her to join his daughter, who was in modeling industry, said the victim.

On November 20, the Colonel asked her to share her portfolio with photographs. He told her that he would send the photos to his daughter in Mumbai. The victim shared the portfolio with him.  

On November 21, the Colonel later invited her to his house located in the Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla, on the pretext of meeting modeling professionals. He told the victim that they were waiting for her at his house. He took the girl into confidence by assuring her that his wife and maid were also present at his home, said the victim in her statement to the police.

She alleged that first the Colonel offered her snacks and drinks, and then allegedly raped her with the assistance of his accomplice, who was already present in the house.

The media reported a lot of ambiguity over the statement of the victim as the police and the Command are tight-lipped over this high profile case.

Some reports said that the girl has also alleged that she was made to consume liquor forcefully.

She lost consciousness for a few hours, and rushed to her home after coming into her senses.  The Colonel allegedly threatened to spoil the career of his father and warned her of not disclosing the incident to anyone, she told the police.  

The father of the victim filed FIR against the accused, and the Colonel was arrested by the police on November 22 after preliminary investigation. Medical examination of the victim was already conducted, while the accused was taken to the hospital after being arrested.   

The Training Command has not issued any statement over the incident yet.

  

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Will deliver Rs. 1351 crore Bilaspur AIIMS in 2 years: CM Jairam

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Bilaspur AIIMS Construction Progress

 Bilaspur-Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda performed the ground-breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Pujan) of AIIMS at Kothipura in Bilaspur district today.

Jai Ram Thakur said that this Rs. 1351 crore AIIMS would be completed within a period of two years and would have a bed capacity of 750 beds, out of which 300 beds would be for super speciality. There would be 100 MBBS seats and 60 nursing seats in the institute.

He blamed the previous State Government of causing an unnecessary delay in transferring the land for this institution.

Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that the institute would have Affordable Medicine and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlets and Jan Aushadhi Kendra where medicine would be provided at highly discounted rates to the poor and needy.

He informed that the project would be executed by NBCC Ltd. and would have 15 operation theatres and 20 speciality and super speciality departments.  In addition, it would also have an AYUSH Department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in the traditional system of medicine.

Further, the Chief Minister announced shifting of PWD Division Number-II from Bilaspur to Kothipura, besides shifting Division Number -II of Shri Naina Devi Ji.

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Nauni Varsity Admissions Open for Diploma in Fruit, Vegetable Processing & Bakery products

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Nauni varsity admissions for diploma

Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has invited applications for its one-year Diploma in Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Bakery products. The diploma will be run by the Department of Food Science and Technology of the university.

This year, the university has also reduced the fee charged for the diploma to Rs 5000. Earlier, the fee for this diploma was Rs 20,000. The decision was taken to ensure that more and more people can apply for the programme.

In addition, the programme has also been linked to the Skill Development Allowance scheme of the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Any person enrolled in the programme can also apply for this allowance.

The minimum educational qualification for this diploma programme is Class 10+2 with at least 40 per cent with no age cap for admission. The last date of application is 17 January 2019 and the counselling will be held on 19 January.

A total of 35 seats are available in the programme. Prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the university website(www.yspuniversity.ac.in).

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234 Ambulance Roads in Shimla City Declared ‘No Parking Zones’, Parking woes to Intensify

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List of ambulance roads in Shimla City declared no parking zones

Shimla- The parking woes have intensified in Shimla City as the District Magistrate of Shimla, Amit Kashyap, issued an official notification on December 19, 2018, in which 234 ambulance roads in Shimla city were declared as “No Parking Zones.

As per the notification, based on the report received from the Superintendent of Police, Shimla, it was found that the residents, as well as outsiders, had turned link roads into unauthorized parking spaces, which results into huge traffic jam and inconvenience to the smooth passage of ambulances carrying patients along with the general the public.

Therefore, the District Magistrate declared all the following 234 ambulance roads as “No Parking Zones”:


He said the decision was taken keeping in view the necessity of smooth flow of traffic and passage to ambulances on ambulance roads in Shimla City.

As per the notification, the matter was highlighted as the local residents of the Middle Cemetery, upper Gahan, Bhatttakufar, Dhingu Bawari, Frud, Lower Gahan, and Nerridhar had requested to declare the ambulance roads leading from Dhigu Bawari to Lower Gahan and From PWD Workshop Bhattakuffer to Jai Moti Bhawan (Cemetary) as “No Parking Zone” as some of the people park their vehicles on these roads resulting in traffic jams and obstruct ambulances.

While the government has a policy to allow buying vehicles only if an applicant could provide evidence of having a parking space, there are a large number of cars which were either bought before the formation of this policy or are registered in other districts of the State.

A section of vehicle owners have expressed unrest against this decision and argued that it was not fair, as the government did not provide sufficient authorized parking spaces in localities.

Having a personal parking space doesn’t matter as soon as an individual drives to other parts of the city. Sufficient parking spaces based on the required capacity of a particular Ward or locality are needed to fix this problem, and it is apparently the government’s job

said a resident of Khalini, Shimla.

On the other hand, the majority of the general public has supported the decision expecting that it would make these roads more convenient and smoother for traffic.

However, the district police is likely to face a lot of resistance from local residents while ensuring compliance with the orders passed.

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