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Heavy Rains Kill Over 20 in Himachal, Educational Institutes to Remain Closed on Monday in 5 Districts

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Monsoon Damages in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla-Incessant rains for the last 36 hours have wreaked havoc in various districts of Himachal Pradesh, killing as many as 20 persons due to landslides, drowning, the collapse of walls etc. Nine deaths were reported from Shimla district only. In a major incident, a landslide near Regional Transport Office, Shimla, killed two girls and their mother. One person died in a wall collapse in the Cemetery area, while one death was reported from Jubbal area where a landslide buried a lady.

People killed in Shimla in landslide near RTO office

Landslide Near RTO Office, Shimla

Chamba and Kullu reported three deaths each. Other deaths were reported in district Solan, Sirmaur, and Bilaspur districts. Over 800 roads and about eight National Highways were closed due to landslide or damages due to overflowing rivers.

Pabbar River in upper Shimla area was seen flowing above the danger level. A large number of trees were also uprooted in Shimla causing damages to houses and vehicles.

Further, the Deputy Commissioner of Shimla, Amit Kashyap informed ANI that over 200 people were evacuated from Chopal and Rohru areas of the district to safe places. The premises of Hatkoti temple also witnessed water-logging. 

Further, the water level in dams like Bhakra, Pong and Pandoh, was reported to be close to the danger level. Like several other rivers and rivulets, the water level of River Beas was also reported to be above the danger level. The water released from the dams added to it. At some places, vehicles were seen being swept away in Beas. The Panchvaktra Temple was also submerged in the water partly. A part of the Manali-KulluNH went under the water near Dwara in Mandi, closing the road for traffic. Water-logging was reported at other places.

Following this widespread destruction, the district administrations of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Kangra and Kullu have declared that all educational institutes including government, private and convent schools, colleges, universities, ITIs, Polytechnics and Anganwari Centres will remain closed on Monday.

Though the damage was yet to be assessed, it is said to be in hundreds of crores.

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HP Govt Gives Sanskrit Status of Second Language, Says Wants to Make It Practical, Popular

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HP Govt Gives Sanskrit Status of Second Language

Shimla– The State Government has given Sanskrit the status of the second language to make it practical and popularized amongst the masses. It was informed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after releasing the Newsletter of H.P. Board of School Education Dharamshala today.

Chairman, H.P. Board of School Education Dharamshala Dr. Suresh Kumar Soni, while detailing the various activities of the Board, said that it was for the first time that 45 examination centres in the schools would be managed by women staff named as ‘Savitri Bai Phule’ in the honour of first female teacher of India and founder of first Indian girl school in Pune in 1848.

Chief Minister lauded the effort of the Board in bringing out the Newsletter in Hindi, Sanskrit and English.

The Board has been suggested to install CCTV Cameras in all the examination centres to discourage the students from using unfair means during the examinations.

Chief Minister said he also felt the need to promote moral education, Vedic maths and vocational education in the school curriculum.

Further, Soni informed that as many as 1,09,315 samplings were also planted in premises of various schools of the State.

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COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases in Himachal Including a 75-Year-old Kidney Patient in Critical Condition  

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Himachal PRadesh corona virus daily report may 29

Hamirpur– On Friday, as per the daily mid-day bulletin issued by the Health Department for May 29, the COVID-19 tally for Himachal Pradesh has reached 290 as nine new cases have been reported from Hamirpur and Kangra district. While five persons tested positive in Hamirpur, four cases were reported from Kangra district. One person is said to be critical and admitted to the Nerchowk Medical College.

Kangra and Hamirpur have reported 172 cases out of the total 290 cases in the State, and this number continues to spiral upward. So far, no cases have been reported from Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti, which implies that the remaining eight districts have reported 118 cases.

Himachal Pradesh Daily Corona report may 29

Among today’s cases, the persons tested positive from Hamirpur include a 31-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife from Maahal area and both had returned from Ahmadabad. They were under institutional quarantined at Nadaun Degree College. Third-person has been identified as a 34-year-old resident of Bakarti and had returned from Delhi. Remaining two cases include a 32-year-old woman from Naduan who had returned from Mumbai and a 57-year-old resident of Tauni Devi who had returned from Kota, Rajasthan. All were under institutional quarantine.

In Kangra, three persons who tested positive had returned from Maharashtra on May 25. They include a 42-year-old female from Sanghol, a 33-year-old man from Gadran, and 27-year-old from Thural.

In the fourth case, a 75-year-old person who is a kidney patient and is in critical condition, has been referred to Nerchowk. He had returned from Delhi.

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COVID-19 Update: Eight New Cases from Three Districts Take Total for Himachal to 281

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Himachal Pradesh Covid-19 cases on may 28

Shimla– The COVID-19 tally for Himachal Pradesh reached 281 on May 28 with detection of infection in eight more people from Solan, Kangra, and Mandi districts.

According to the daily COVID-19 bulletin (9:00 PM) released by the Health Department, four cases were reported from Kangra, three from Solan, and one from Mandi district.

The cases from Kangra include a 60-year-old resident of Indora, a 20-year-old female resident of Baijnath, a 30-year-old resident of Nagrota-Bagwan, and a 35-year-old female resident of Baijnath. All of these persons had returned from Mumbai in a special train and were under institutional quarantine in Parror.

In Solan’s Baddi, three persons who tested positive include a 30-year-old woman who had returned from Uttar Pradesh. Two other include a mother and son, residents of Ramshahar, who had returned from Delhi on May 22 and were under institutional quarantine.

The person who tested positive in Mandi had returned from Pune. He was identified as a 20-year-old resident of Jogindernagar. He was also under institutional quarantine.

Till the last update on May 28, the total for the State had risen to 281, of which 199 are active. So far, Hamirpur, Kangra, and Una have reported 93, 69, and 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases respectively. On May 28, a total of 1615 persons were tested, of which 1125 tested negative, while report of 489 was still awaited. 

Refer to the table below for data from other districts:

District-Wise COVID-19 Cases in Himachal Pradesh Till May 28, 2020 (9:00 PM)

Himachal Pradesh District wise Covid-19 data till 28 May

 

 

 

 

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