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Himachal Pradesh to host apple festival

Shimla, Sep 11 (UNI) Deputy Commissioner Shimla Amit Kashyap on Wednesday informed that to boost tourism and apple industry in the hill state, a two day Apple Fest will be organised from September 27 to 28, 2019 with full support by the district administration.
This two day Apple Fest will be organised by the Tourism Department with close synergy with other departments to make Himachal apples a brand at international level.
The Deputy Commissioner said this Apple Fest will be organised at the ancient Gaiety Theatre's Gothic Hall and the newly constructed Multipurpose Hall.
The main attractions of this Apple Fest would be newly developed apple varieties and apple-based products, painting competition, quiz competition, orchard tourism travel and Apple Queen contest.
Traditional Himachali cuisine and apple-based bakery products would also be showcased during the two day Apple Fest.
Local hoteliers will set up food stalls in Daulat Singh Park to popularise local cuisine.
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MP CM condemns attack on scribe

06 Jul 2020 | 1:50 AM

Bhopal, July 5 (UNI) Describing the assault on a city-resident senior journalist as extremely unfortunate, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan averred on Sunday that persons perpetrating such offences shall not be spared.
“Those responsible have been arrested and law-enforcement authorities instructed to take uncompromising action as such incidents cannot be accepted in civilised society,” the senior leader was officially quoted as saying.

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Kill Corona drive going full steam ahead in MP

06 Jul 2020 | 1:16 AM

Bhopal, July 5 (UNI) Arrangements are underway for treatment of sufferers identified during a door-to-door survey under the ongoing Kill Corona campaign in Madhya Pradesh.
It is heartening that the general public is playing a supporting role along with officers and other employees associated with the crusade. As many as 1,776 teams in urban areas and 8,975 in rural ones are operational. Patients with symptoms of seasonal maladies are also being pinpointed. In excess of 11,000 samples were collected and a population of more than two crore covered, an official release said on Sunday.

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MP CM meets Food Minister

06 Jul 2020 | 12:35 AM

Bhopal, July 5 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ramvilas Paswan at the latter’s New Delhi residence on Sunday and discussed quandaries pertaining to wheat procurement, bonus plus ration for transient labourers.
“In the previous fiscal, 73.70 lakh metric tonnes of wheat were procured from peasants of which 67.25 lakh MT were accepted in the central pool. I urge that the remainder be included in the pool soon, so that payment may be disbursed to cultivators. Regarding provisions for migrant workers, approximately 13 lakh returned to the state but of them 1.90 lakh have been unable to obtain provisions owing to non-availability of cards,” the visiting politician was officially quoted as saying.

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nCoV: 6 more recovered in Hamirpur; Total cured reaches 184

06 Jul 2020 | 12:16 AM

Hamirpur,HP, Jul 5 (UNI) With six more Covid-19 recoveries on Sunday, the total number of cured patients in the district has reached to 184.

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nCoV: 5 more test + ve in HP's Kangra, tally swells to 288

06 Jul 2020 | 12:06 AM

Dharamshala, July 5 (UNI) Five more tested positive for the lethal novel corona virus here, pushing the Kangra district caseload to 288 on Sunday. Seven more patients recovered today.

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