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College student nabbed with 22 grams Heroin (Chitta) in Shimla



Rohru boy caught with chitta

Shimla: The district police, Shimla, on August 22, arrested a local youth in Dhalli and recovered 22 grams of Heroin from his possession. The police said it had received information that a person was allegedly smuggling Heroin to Shimla from outside the state.

As per the police, the youth is a student of a College in Rohru. He had bought the Heroin from outside the state and had planned to smuggle it to Rohru to sell to users in the area.

A team of Dhalli police station led by the SHO Raj Kumar laid a trap based on the tip-off and even followed the accused in a simple dress. The youth was eventually nabbed at Dhalli at about 1:40 AM on the intervening night of August 21-22.

A case has been registered in the Police Station Dhalli under Sections 21-61-85 of the Narcotic Drugs & Psychoactive Substances (ND&PS) Act, 1985.

The police has obtained a remand from the court and is hopeful that further investigation could lead them to mafia involved in the peddling.

The youth was identified as Osheen Negi, a resident of village Khangta of Rohru Tehsil of Shimla. Currently, if the information received from trusted sources is to be believed, one gram of Heroin is selling between Rs. 3,000 to Rs 5,000.

The addicted youths of the state have now begun to smuggle Heroin on small scale, which they sell to users within their respective circles.

In August 2018, so far 15 cases have been registered under the ND&PS Act. Out of it, about six cases were registered against Heroin offenders.

The police said it had launched a special district/range level campaign for the month of July and August for apprehending Proclaimed Offenders (PO). During this campaign, a total 15 POs were apprehended by the team which was formed specifically for this campaign, the police said. 

Under pressure to eradicate drug mafia, the police is also filing cases against users carrying a couple grams charas too. In one of the cases, an FIR was registered against a youth for carrying 2 grams of charas while in other cases; the offenders were carrying four to eight grams of charas.

A large number of cases being registered against Heroin and Charas offenders suggest a rise in the prevalence of substance abuse in the district.

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



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



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



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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