Connect with us

Misc News/Press Release

4th Men’s National Boxing Championship to be held in Shimla from October 4

Published

on

4th Men’s National Boxing Championship

Shimla-The 4th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship would be organised in Shimla from 4 to October 10, 2019. Olympic, Asian Games and world-class boxers would participate during this week-long championship.

About 300 boxers from 38 teams of the country would participate during this championship. Two Boxing Rings would be set up and there would be three boxing sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening, informed the Secretary-General HPBA S.K. Shandil.

Boxing teams from Railways, Services (Army, Navy & Air force), Haryana, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Manipur, Assam, Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Andhra Pradesh have already confirmed their participation, said President, Himachal Pradesh Boxing Association (HPBA) Rajesh Bhandari.

He said boxing is a popular game of the state and many boxers have brought laurels to Himachal Pradesh and country. He said that National level Boxing Championship had been organised successfully five times at Shimla.

He said that there would be tough competition for the top position amongst last year Champion Services and Runner up Railways and Haryana. Himachali Boxer Ashish Kumar, who is currently ranked as number one in Middle-weight class (75 kilograms) will also be competing for the top honour.

National Boxing Championship is a prestigious event which state got after tough bidding with other states. People and tourists would get a good opportunity to watch top-class boxing matches in the state capital.

Misc News/Press Release

Heavy Rain, Snow in Himachal, Yellow Alert Issued for Nov 15

Published

on

Hp met weather prediction nov 2019

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department has predicted rain and snow from 14 to 16 November 2019. While rain at isolated places is predicted in middle and high hills on November 14, the Met has predicted heavy rain in low and middle hills and heavy snowfall in higher hills.

Weather prediction 2019

A yellow alert has been issued for November 15 in five districts -Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, and Lahaul-Spiti.

The weather is predicted to be dry thereafter.  

Continue Reading

Misc News/Press Release

17 November Declared Paid Holiday for Municipal Council Elections

Published

on

MC elections in himachal pradesh 2019

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Government has declared 17 November 2019, as paid holiday in the areas of Municipal Council Solan and Nalagarh in district Solan and Rampur in district Shimla, where bye-election is scheduled to be held to fill up the vacant seats.

A Spokesperson of the state government said informed on Wednesday that all government offices, boards, corporations, educational institutions and industrial establishments of the state under Industrial Disputes Act and shops will remain closed on this day in the said areas.

He clarified that special casual leave may be given to those employees who are working in different places in the state but have a right to vote in these Wards on the production of a certificate from the concerned Presiding Officer that the employee has actually cast his/her vote.

 

Continue Reading

Misc News/Press Release

RTI Activist Writes to Governor over HPPSC Member Rachana Gupta’s Participation in Politically Dominated Event

Published

on

HPPSC Member Rachana Gupta at Global Investor meet

Shimla-The Member of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Rachana Gupta, who has been in controversy over her appointment, is again in news. This time, an RTI activist has written to the Governor of the State, Bandaru Dattatreya, pointing out the presence of Gupta in recently held Global Investor Meet, Dharamshala. A picture of Gupta with the wife of the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur at the event was also attached with the letter.

The activist has termed the event as political dominated in nature where prominent leaders of the party were present.

The activist, Dev Ashish Bhattacharya, in his letter, has asked whether Gupta had obtained any permission from the Chairman, HPPSC, to participate in the said event.

The activist also raised a question whether it was appropriate for a member of HPPSC to participate in any politically dominated meetings or events.

“Suppose the wife of a Chief Secretary is a High Court Judge, then can she justify her participation in a political dominated event by arguing that since her husband participated in that event as a Chief Secretary so she can also participate,”

said the activist in his letter.

He said such participation of an HPPSC member would only erode the sanctity of the Commission in the eyes of the candidates and their parents who take the competitive examinations. He also said that such an act would also lead to erosion of the faith that the candidates have in the HPPSC.

The activist said that already a complaint is pending in the office of the Governor relating to criminal case Gupta was facing at the time of her appointment as HPPSC member. In July 2019, Gupta had to obtain bail from the Joginder Nagar court, the activist said.

Referring to the well-known proximity of Gupta with the family of the Chief Minister, the activist said that she was appointed within a very short span of time right after the Jairam Thakur took over the government. A special vacancy was created for her despite the fact that at the time of her appointment there was no such vacancy.

The activist has requested the Governor to initiate an inquiry into the matter and remove Gupta from the membership of HPPSC “in the interest of justice to the candidates who appear in various competitive examinations being conducted by the institution.”

At the time of her appointment in January 2018, the activist had alleged that the Bhartiya Janata Party allegedly created and filled two seats of the member of the HP Public Service Commission by violating the orders of the Supreme Court regarding the proper procedure to make an appointment on such positions.

In addition, two posts were created when all three posts were already occupied, the activist had alleged.

In July 2019, Gupta had filed a defamation suit against a the activist for allegedly tarnishing her image and reputation by posting wrong posts on Facebook.  She had made claim of Rs 1 crore from Bhatacharya.

 

Continue Reading

Trending