The Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh are likely to be held later this year.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) member Sohan Lal Thakur said that the implementation of the old pension scheme was on top priority among 10 pre-poll guarantees recently announced by the party.
He recalled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that his coming to the state in 2002 gave opportunities and employment.
Inaugurating a heliport at Rampur in Shimla district, Thakur said the state government was determined to develop a network of heliports to improve air connectivity and to give a boost to tourism in the areas that have not been explored by tourists.
For Rana, a mass leader from Jammu, this is first big responsibility in the party, after he joined BJP last year from National Conference.
Besides, former HP Assembly Speaker Rajeev Bindal has been made the state BJP election management committee president, he added.
The functions are being held in Solan, Shimla, Hamirpur, and Una districts on 75 years of the formation of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday.
Twenty-two people, who were stranded following a flash flood in the state’s Hamirpur district, were evacuated safely, they said.
The official said that the heads of closed educational institutions shall strictly comply with the order issued as a matter of public safety.
The leader of the opposition in the state Assembly Mukesh Agnihotri in a Facebook post on Friday asked if the chief secretary was removed on the directions of the Prime Minister’s office (PMO).
Nadda will also visit Nahan Medical College in the evening, he added.
Mokhta said that the Kangra district emergency operations centre said that 6-7 people got stuck in Neugal Khad in Thural in Dheera subdivision due to an instant increase in the water Level.
So far, 4,167 people have died from the infection in the state, where the number of total cases reached 3,08,944. Currently, the state has 2,319 active cases.
On the occasion, Thakur also announced to release the first installment of arrears to state employees and pensioners under the revised pay scheme, which is due to them from January 1, 2016.
To a query on availability of funds, Baghel said suitable provisions will be made in the state budget to fulfil the promises, if his party came to power.
The CM urged the Prime Minister to allocate five TV channels to Himachal Pradesh out of total 200 channels under recently announced Swayam Prabha which will telecast high quality educational programmes.
It was the commitment and dedication of Dr Parmar that despite all odds, Himachal Pradesh got a separate identity, he added. Chief Minister honoured Dr Parmar’s son Kush Parmar, a former MLA, on the occasion.
Sharma, who was the vice chairman of Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA), died at his Amb Kaswa residence.
Agnihotri, who is also the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly, gave this information in a Facebook post.
The Governor of the state, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has expressed deep grief over the incident of the drowning of seven people in Gobind Sagar Lake at Andoroli in the Una district.
The deceased have been identified as Rakesh Kumar, Amar Jeet Singh, Manohar, Rajiv Sharma (all from Gurdaspur) and Hem Singh from Chamba.
Earlier, several people were feared to be washed away in flash floods caused by a cloud burst that wreaked havoc at Choj nullah in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district.
A 75-year-old man died due to the disease in Mandi district. The state recorded as many as 2,876 new cases in last 10 days. With this, the state’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 2,89,781, officials said.
A private bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Monday, leaving 16 people, including some school children, dead, a senior official said.
Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg said the Sainj bound bus fell into the gorge near Jangla village at around 8.30 am