Connect with us


Himachal Reports 634 Covid-19 Deaths and Over 51,000 Cases in 13 Days



Hp Govt covid-19 data may 13

Shimla-With 4,937 new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24-hours, the total number of cases in the state reached 1,50,673 on Thursday.  According to official data released by the state government, 63 patients died due to the infection in the last 24-hours.

In the thirteen days of the May month, Himachal Pradesh has lost 640 lives to Covid-19 and reported 51,386 cases, creating concerns over the fatality ratio. The total number of active cases in the state has also jumped to 40008.

Una district reported the highest 16 deaths. Kangra district reported 15 casualties and the highest 3001 new cases. In the state capital Shimla, 12 patients succumbed to severe coronavirus symptoms. Out of 63 patients who died in the last 24-hours, 16 were under the age of 50, while 45 patients had no comorbidities. On Thursday, 17404 people across the state were sampled for coronavirus, out of which results of 3,129 samples remain pending.

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Cases for May 13, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh on May 13, 2021

The state government is currently administering the vaccine dose for people above the age of 45. Today 13,308 people received the first dose of the Covid vaccine taking the total number of people with the first jab to 16,89,496. Meanwhile, 4,19,361 people have received both doses of the Covid vaccine till now.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that all the sanitation workers in Himachal Pradesh would be provided with an incentive of Rs2,000, considering the vital services they are rendering amidst the pandemic. The Covid duty incentives will be given for April, May, and June. Sanitation workers employed by the Urban Local Bodies like Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Parishads, and Nagar Panchayats are eligible for the incentive.

Meanwhile, the Himachal Medical Officers Association (HMOA) criticized the state government after it scrapped the quarantine period for the medical staff who have received both the doses of Covid vaccine. General Secretary of HMOA Pushpinder Verma said that even after receiving the complete dosage of vaccination, people are vulnerable to coronavirus and have even died. The association has given three days to the state government to retract the notification, after which the medical staff will wear a black ribbon on their arms as a mark of protest.

Also Read: Himachal’s Medical Fraternity Comes Down Heavily on State Govt Over Mindless Adoption of AIIMs Model to End Quarantine Period for Health Workers


View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Deaths for May 13, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:


HP By-Polls 2021: Silence Period Extended to Three Days



hp by polls 2021 silence period

Shimla-The campaigning period during Himachal Pradesh by-elections has been fixed from 10 am to 7 pm every day. The silence period has been extended from two days to three days before the closing date of voting, which will start after 6 pm on 27th October 2021.

During the no active campaigning by the candidates or political parties is allowed, and television or any digital media cannot carry any election-related matter.

This information was released by Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, C. Paulrasu. He said that the Election Commission of India has limited the period of campaigning during by-election 2021 in view of the guidelines issued for the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has urged all the candidates and political parties participating in the by-elections of Mandi Parliamentary Constituency and Fatehpur, Jubbal-Kotkhai and Arki Assembly Constituencies to comply with these guidelines related to the election campaign.

Continue Reading

Campus Watch

Nauni Varsity Scholar Naincy Bags Scholarship to Pursue PhD in France



Naincy Sagar uhf nauni scholar

Solan: Naincy Sagar, an alumna of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has bagged a fellowship for pursuing PhD from France. Nancy has reached France and will be pursuing PhD in Forest Genetics from the University of Orléans under INRAE fellowship. INRAE is France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Naincy has completed her BSc Forestry from College of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F), Neri in 2018 and MSc Forest Biology and Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources from UAS, Dharwad, under ICAR’s National Talent Scheme. Before leaving for France last week, Naincy was working as a Junior Research Fellow in a research project at COH&F, Neri.

She had applied for a PhD with a scholarship in Forest Genetics which was advertised by INRAE. Naincy was successful in the interview and was awarded a fellowship for three years for pursuing PhD at the University of Orléans. During the course of the PhD, she will receive a total scholarship of around Rs 70 lakh along with medical reimbursement. Naincy will be working on forest tree larch species in the Project titled ‘Vigour at what cost? ‘Trade-off’ of hybrid vigour in Larch-Phenological, morphological and physiological determinants of hybrid superiority in Larix X eurolepis’ with a team of 20 scientists of Joint Integrated Biology Research Unit having expertise in genetics, genomics and physiology for the enhancement of tree and forest diversity

Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Vice-Chancellor of the university spoke to Naincy via web conferencing and congratulated her. Dr. Kaushal, who has also done his doctorate from France, shared some tips and suggestions. He asked Naincy to explore this opportunity to learn about new cultures along with doing research that could help to enhance and conserve forest wealth in the future.

Naincy expressed gratitude towards her father Satya Prakash Sagar (Retd. SDO BSNL) and mother Monika Sagar, who is working as SDO in BSNL for their continuous support for higher studies. She also thanked Vice-Chancellor Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Dean Dr. Kamal Sharma and Dr. Dushyant Sharma, Project Investigator and all the university staff for their support and guidance. The university administration, Dean of COH&F Neri congratulated Naincy and wished her success.  

Continue Reading


Bad Weather Warning for Himachal, Tourists and Locals Advised Not to Venture into Higher Hills



weather alert in himachal pradesh

Shimla– The Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department, Shimla, has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for middle and lower hills on October 17th and 18th. The Met has also issued orange and yellow alerts for various districts.

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall has been predicted in higher hills and advisory has been issued for both locals and tourists to avoid travelling to higher hills.

While a yellow alert with a prediction of thunderstorms and lightning at isolated places has been issued for Una and Hamirpur district on October 17, an orange alert with a prediction of heavy rainfall, thunderstorm, lightning and hailstorm at isolated places has been issued for Bilaspur, Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, and Kinnaur.

For October 18, a yellow alert has been issued for Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Chamba, and Kullu districts and an orange alert for the remaining districts.

The Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul-Spiti, warned that in view of the Met Department’s forecast for the next two days, locals and tourists should avoid Manali-Leh National Highway (NH-03) and refrain from venturing into higher hills.

In case, travel is unavoidable due to some compelling circumstances, such candidates have been asked to confirm weather and road conditions on given telephone numbers, which are 9459661355, 01900-202509, 510, 517 and 1077.

The DC also informed that in case of any emergency, people should contact the District Disaster Management Cell, Lahaul-Spiti, on 01900 202509, 510, 517, and Tall Free -1077.

The weather is predicted to be dry on October 19 and 20. 

Feature Photo: Photo by Rodrigo Souza from Pexels

Continue Reading