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Class 12 girl in Himachal self-immolates over alleged harassment by cousin

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Girl Self-immolate in Himachal's Kangra

Kangra: The safety of females in the  ‘Dev Bhoomi’  is now becoming a matter of a serious debate as more and more cases are being reported almost daily.  After the case of alleged gangrape with a minor girl by five men including two minors in Palampur of Kangra district, yet another case has jolted the Hill State.

A minor girl, who was a student of Class XII, on Tuesday afternoon self-immolated over alleged harassment by her 27-year-old cousin.

The girl was a resident of Jwali constituency but was living with her uncle, father of the accused, in Nagrota Suriyan in Kangra district. She was rushed to CHC Nagrota with 90 percent burns and was later referred to the Tanda Medical College.  The girl took her last breath yesterday night.

 As per the statement of the victim given before her death, she alleged that she was facing regular harassment and instances of indecent acts by the hands of the accused. She said she was tired of facing this harassment and, to end it, she decided to end her life.

As she was living with her uncle, she could complain to him about his son, who, as per the statement, harassed her almost every day, mostly while she returned from school.

The local police has arrested the said person and registered a case under Sections 354 and 506 of IPC.

As per reports, on Tuesday, the victim came back from school and set herself ablaze after dousing herself with flammable substance while other family members were out working their fields. They rushed to the house after hearing the screams of the girl.

She was rushed to hospital but could not survive server burn injuries.     

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt

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HP Central University In Dehra, Kangra district

Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated

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Solar Power Plant in Naina Devi In Bilaspur district - himachal pradesh

Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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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 of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, 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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