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Numerous power projects vulnerable to disaster: NGOs

Shimla, Feb 9 (UNI) In the aftermath of Uttarakhand flood of Feb 7, a number of civil rights groups and environmental NGOs are posing hard questions to the state authorities over its relentless settings of new power project alleging that most of them are prone to natural disasters.
13 organisations in the state said in a collective statement issued today that many operational, as well as planned hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh, are located in areas highly vulnerable to disasters such as landslides and floods,
“Most of the projects that are to come up in Himachal are planned in the greater and trans-Himalayan regions which are ecologically fragile and vulnerable to climatic changes. These projects are proposed in the upper Sutlej valley in Kinnaur and Spiti and the Chandrabhaga or Chenab basin in Lahaul, where tribal communities are resisting them tooth and nail. These are also geologically unstable terrains prone to earthquakes and avalanches,” the statement said.
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Spray Chlorpyriphos on wheat crop advises, farm scientists

Spray Chlorpyriphos on wheat crop advises, farm scientists

27 Feb 2021 | 11:17 AM

Hamirpur, Feb 27 (UNI) With the possibility of a light rainfall expected in the region in the next five days and the Maximum temperature to remain at 27-28 degree celsius and minimum temperature at 10-12 degree celsius, the farm scientists of the Department of weather have asked the farmers to Chlorpyriphos 20 EC at 2.0 litre to stop the impact of the yellow rust on the crops.

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Police book 111 for traffic violations, 20 for smoking in public in Srinagar

27 Feb 2021 | 11:15 AM

Srinagar, Feb 27 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police challaned 111 persons for traffic violations while 20 persons were booked for smoking in public in Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

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PSIs asked to use modern technologies in prevention, detention of crime

27 Feb 2021 | 11:13 AM

Srinagar, Feb 27 (UNI) Emphasizing the need of utilization of modern technologies in preventing and detecting of crimes, a senior officer of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) asked Police Sub Inspectors (PSIs) to utilize their academic knowledge and improve their skills to become best officer of the extended police family.

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Traffic remains suspended on Srinagar-Jammu highway for 2nd day

Traffic remains suspended on Srinagar-Jammu highway for 2nd day

27 Feb 2021 | 10:05 AM

Srinagar, Feb 27 (UNI) Traffic on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

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HP Vidhan Sabha ticket campaign Hamirpur style

HP Vidhan Sabha ticket campaign Hamirpur style

27 Feb 2021 | 8:33 AM

Hamirpur (HP), Feb 27(UNI) Though elections to the state assembly are far away from today yet ticket seekers of various parties especially the BJP and Congress have launched their election campaigns with a new style.

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