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Himachal drug firm under scanner again after cough syrup causes ‘kidney failure’ in 2-yr-old

Himachal-based Digital Vision was earlier booked by state govt in February for selling another contaminated syrup, which led to 9 infant deaths in J&K and one in Haryana.
Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.

Indian tourists are finally out. But there’s a bigger headache than coronavirus — red tape

Checking into a hotel is easier. Getting past the innumerable checkpoints where you are asked the same set of questions again, and again, is not.
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Himachal Pradesh CM self-quarantines himself after deputy secretary tests Covid positive

Jai Ram Thakur quarantined himself at his official residence at Oakover and his samples will soon be collected for novel coronavirus.
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Lok Sabha MP Suresh Kumar Kashyap elected as Himachal Pradesh BJP president

The Shimla MP replaces Rajeev Bindal, who resigned in May after his name came up in a police investigation in a corruption case.
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‘Satisfy conscience of the court’: SC seeks status report in sedition case against Vinod Dua

The SC has extended protection from arrest for Vinod Dua till 15 July, while observing that it could quash the sedition case if it found no merit in the allegations.
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Heaters, pre-boards, digital data — How Himachal Pradesh improved 2020 board exam results

For four years Himachal Pradesh’s board results kept declining. Then the trend was reversed — without changing examination model or scoring guide.
Activists protests against sedition law

Indian citizens and media have been terrorised enough with sedition. SC must end it now

Journalist Vinod Dua’s petition is an opportunity for the Supreme Court clearly tell police and lower courts what constitutes sedition and how to deal with defamation cases.
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Lower production and Covid scare could drive Himachal apple price up to Rs 400/kg this year

After inclement weather hit the apple-growing process, Covid-19 and the lockdown have created uncertainty among growers, traders and buyers.
A file photo of Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla during the lockdown. | Photo: Special arrangement

Himachal Pradesh ‘unlocks’ hotels, but industry in no hurry to welcome hill tourists back

At a meeting convened by Himachal Tourism secretary to explore ways to unlock the state, the hotel industry conveyed its unanimous decision to remain shut.

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People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

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IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.