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Jindan Murder: Activist’s wife labels serious allegations against police, demands CBI probe

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Kedar singh jindan's wife speaks

Shimla: Hem Lata, the wife of Kedar Singh Jindan – an RTI activist, social worker, and an SC/ST leader who was beaten and then run over by an SUV in Shillai region of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh – today spoke at a press conference held at the Press Club Shimla. She expressed complete distrust in the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Himachal Pradesh Police and demanded a CBI probe.

She said district police of Sirmaur has hushed up several cases earlier too. She also alleged that a gang of 35-40 people was involved in the brutal murder of her husband on September 7, 2018. It has come as another shocker for the State police, which is still struggling to recover from the damage the SIT had done in Kotkhai’s Gudia case and forest guard Hoshiyar Singh.  

The SIT has so far arrested three persons including the up-pradhan of a panchayat. 

She also rejected the statement given by the Director General of Police Sita Ram Mardi that Jindan had never approached him seeking protection. A copy of the complaint was shown in the press conference claiming it was also submitted to the DGP. 

Related Story: Jindan Murder: Team of human rights and social activists visits Shillai, makes shocking revelations

Other than the fraud in the Below Poverty Line scheme, her husband was raising his voice against several issues including a murder, alleged sale of brides in Shillai region, the poor state of government schools etc. she told media. She said one such case involves a murder that was hushed up.

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She further told media persons that it is the same group of people who had assaulted Jindan last year and buried him in the sand in a half-dead condition. She said they have the names of all these people.
Jindal’s family hails from a poor background and he was the sole bread earner.

Now, I don’t have any money with me. There was no bank balance as he (Jindan) had spent whatever he earned on social work,

she said.

My relatives, sisters, and parents gave me little money with which I and my two daughters are surviving somehow,

she added. 

She said the government had promised Rs 20 lakh relief and a government job to her. However, none of the officials of the district administration has shown up so far with any sort of relief.

Though the Director General of Police had refuted the family’s claim that Jindan had asked for police protection due to threats to his life, victim’s wife said it was not true. She said her husband has given a list of the people who had assaulted him earlier and were threatening to murder him. However, he was not given any protection.

When asked whether she was given any police protection, she denied receiving any protection.

The Police SIT headed by ASP Virender, on the other hand, is claiming to have almost solved the case. 

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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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