Unscientific activities in Chakki rivulet concern for local residents, farmers, environmentalists

Hundreds go jobless in Nurpur

The 21st Century should be the last phase for tobacco-related deaths and diseases, said Dr Nikhil Gupta, a medical researcher and Kangra district AIDS programme officer here on Friday.

In order to redress frequent complaints of illegal mining activities in privately owned lands of farmers and residents of Khanni belt, adjoining the Chakki rivulet in this sub-division, the local p

The Rs 180-crore Chhonchh khud channelisation project, the foundation stone for which was recently laid by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at Dahkulara in the Indora Assembly constituency in lower K

A special police force comprising 31 police personnel, which was deployed about a fortnight ago to guard the Chakki riverbed in the lower Kangra district to check illegal mining, has been withdrawn.

The force was deployed at seven places to keep a round-the-clock vigil on illegal mining in the riverbed. Though following the directions of the high court the police had set up two chowkis at Kandwal and Tika Pail in March 2010, it seemed ‘ineffective’ to check the menace. The sudden withdrawal had evoked a sharp reaction from environmentalists in the area.