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HP Govt launches online Start-Up and Mining portals

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Shimla: Applicants can now apply online for various services of the Geological wing like a certificate of approval, mining lease, stone crusher, issue of a transit pass, M-form generation etc. All the required documents will be submitted online.

This is what the State Government assured today on April 5 while launching two web-based portals of the HP Industries Department- Mining Portal and Start-up Portal and Energy Accounting Software of Directorate of Energy.

 It also launched an online portal for fire NoC of State Fires Services.

HP Govt’s Online Start-Up Portal

The “Start-Up” of Industries department will promote the startup culture in the State. Any individual, who has an idea for a Start-up, will be able to get all the information regarding registration of idea, required documentation, state initiatives for promotion of ideas, idea registration, details of the incubation centres, legal requirements for copyright of ideas and all relative information on this portal, the government said.

All the financial help to the start-ups and to the incubators will also be transferred through this portal. Under the start-up program of industries department, regular workshops will be conducted throughout the State. For now, a State level Start-Up workshop is being organized on April 10, 2018, at Shimla.

HP Govt’s Online Mining Portal

The Mining Portal of the Geological Wing of Industries Department will remove the need for any physical touch point for applying for a mining lease in the State.

Real-time tracking/ monitoring of application will be done and the applicant will be informed through SMS/E-mail notifications at each level.

 Once the application is approved, the applicant will be able to download the final digitally signed approval certificate from the online portal, he added.

The web-based software application developed for the Directorate of Energy by NIC, Shimla, is supposed to improve the quality and cost saving in the commercial billing, payment/receipt, change of royalty rates in projects with time, forecast of energy and revenue etc.

The software will also help in the transfer of money to treasury against respective heads.

It will ensure easy availability of data and generation of as well as unspecified reports along with performing the comparative analytical computation. Errors in the data entry will be eliminated quickly through validation checks performed by the system.

Online HP Fire NoC Portal

The online portal for Fire NoC of the State Fire Services, under Single Window Clearance System, will help various institutions such as educational institutions, industrial institutions, and establishments dealing with inflammable products etc in obtaining clearances and NoC online from the State Fire Services Department.

After all the formalities are completed, the Chief Fire Officer or Director State Fire Services will issue online NoC to the concerned applicant. The applicant will receive a message regarding NoC on respective applicant’s mobile.  The applicant can take a print of it and he will not require to visit the office of Fire Services.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh claimed that this portal will put a check on the illegal mining in the State and the royalty that the State earn from mining will also increase with the proper monitoring of the real quantity of minerals.

The Department is currently developing the mobile apps, and it will be made available to the public by next month.

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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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