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Himachal’s COVID-19 Tally Reaches 104  as 12 Tests Positive in One Day, 18 Within 24 Hours



12 corona cases in himachal in one day

Shimla– The spurt in new COVID-19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh continues as the total number crosses 100 and rose to 104 in the State by May 20,2020.

After six new COVID-19 positive cases in the State came to light this morning, six more tested positive by afternoon. At the time of the writing today, the State had reported a total of 12 cases within the last 24 hours, and 18 within the last 24 hours. While Kangra district reported 11 cases, one tested positive in Kullu district earlier this morning. All 11 persons in  Kangra had returned from Mumbai on May 18, 2020, and were in institutional quarantine in Parror.

Currently, Kangra tops the list of affected districts with a total of 33 cases, out of which 24 are active. Una district follows Kangra with a total of 19 cases, but only two active.  Hamirpur, which  reported a total of 15 cases with 10 active is followed by Chamba with total 13 cases, out of which five are still active. Bilaspur has reported a total of seven cases with five of them still active. Refer to the below-given image for more table:

District-Wise COVID-19 Positive Cases in Himachal Pradesh

daily covid-19 data of Himachal pradesh

This morning, six returnees from Mumbai were tested positive. While five of these cases were reported from Kangra, Kullu district also reported its first COVID-19 positive case. In Kangra, three women including an 8-year-old and two men tested positive. One of the women belongs to Lambgaon, a man and two females to Jole, and remaining one man to Jwalamukhi. SP, Kangra, Vimukt Ranjan, has confirmed the report.

In Kullu district, a 23-year-old belonging to Kuther of Anni area who had returned from Mumbai had also tested positive this morning. He was also under institutional quarantine with nine others. The SP, Kullu, Gaurav Singh confirmed the report. 

COVID-19 Statistics for Himachal Pradesh Till May 20 (5:00 PM)

himachal pradesh coron cases data



Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert



snowfall in himachal pradesh

Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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UHF Nauni Extends Online Plant Booking Date Till Dec 7



Plant booking at uhf nauni 2021

Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for online booking of planting material prepared by the university’s main campus and its Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) at Solan. Interested farmers will now be able to book plants on the university online portal till December 7.

This year the booking for the planting material of apple, plum, apricot, peach, kiwi, pear, pomegranate, persimmon, etc. is being done online and farmers can submit their demand for plants by logging on the university website and visiting the ‘Farmers corner’ section. The university has advised the farmers to register themselves through their email address on the university portal.

The farmers who have not been able to submit their demand forms have also been advised to resubmit their demand forms.  

Applicants will have to fill in their complete postal address and the Khasra number of the land where the planting is to be carried out along with their contact details. After the OTP-based registration process is complete, applicants will be able to book plants for varieties supplied by the university. The plant varieties available for sale and distribution on this web portal have been grafted on seedling rootstock. The procedure for the sale and distribution of Nursery Fruit Plants from other University Research Stations and KVK’s will be the same as in previous years.

The university will start the allotment process after the booking is closed. Based on the total demand, the university will allot plants out of the available quantity. The allotment list will be made available on the university portal. The farmers will be also be notified about the date on which the plant will be available and from which nursery they will be provided.

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HP Police Becomes 8th State Police of India to Receive Presidents Colour Award



HP Police Presidents Colours award

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Police organized the Presidents Colour Award ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground on December 1, 2021.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has received this distinction.

“President Colour’ is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters,” said the Governor.

HP Police Presidents Colours award ceremony

The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people-friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service.

While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President’s Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniform. 

Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President’s Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfil with more integrity, efficiency and discipline.

He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, the formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction

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