Special Series: “Suniye Mukhyamantri Ji”…Part-1 Kasauli/Solan, May 13 “It’s very painful to see your mother suffering due to acute shortage of water. We all are helpless to consume contaminated from a hand pump and fearing serious threat of damage of liver, heart, and pancreas. She spends four hours every day to fetch water for us” said a 16-year-old Akshay Kumar of Kasauli. But he is not alone worrying about his mother, shortage of water is a serious issue for people living in rural and urban areas of Kasauli and Solan districts of Himachal Pradesh. Women are in much poor and miserable conditions in various partsRead More →

In a significant development, the Supreme Court today directed the Himachal government to submit the names and designations of officials who were posted at Kasauli when the unauthorised constructions came up there. In addition to it, the Court also directed the state government to apprise it about the specific steps taken to ensure that no unauthorized construction was carried out and how it proposes to tackle the issue. The Supreme Court was hearing the case pertaining to Assistant Town and Country Planner Shail Bala Sharma who was shot dead by the owner of Narayani guest house Vijay Singh in Kasauli on May 1 during demolitionRead More →

Chandigarh, May 7 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to take initiative to stop flow of water from Punjab into Pakistan. The CM has suggested the constitution of a technical panel of experts to work out ways to restrict the flow of water from Punjab into Pakistan. While responding to media queries here on Monday, the CM said he had not yet received the letter written by his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on the issue but made it clear that his government would take every possible step secure more water for the state. Pointing out that melting of ice leads toRead More →

By Rahul Ashem The village, Piulong defines in two words Piu and Long. “Piu” is the name of the tree, local dialect as Tappiu growing inside the Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary, is a symbol of the symbiotic relationship between the villages. The tree is permanently protected and typically owned by the local community.  “Long” is the beautifully ascribe hill range covering the village. Piulong village is covered by many natural streams, river, and rivulets on all sides; some of them are seasonal while other flows as perennial. The river ‘Agaky’ flowing in the middle of the village is the sole source of water for their livelihoods.Read More →