Another case of swine flu has come to the fore here with a 18-year-old local girl testing positive in the HINI tests conducted at the IGMC, Shimla, last evening.

The girl has been kept in isolation at the hospital and her family members had been quarantined, according to CMO Dr Ashok Tagra.

As a step towards strengthening the rural economy by empowering women, NABARD is soon launching an innovative,

Solan: Apart from their brilliant academic track records Ankit Chaudhary, Rajinder Rana, Anchal, Devi, Anjali and a bunch of others like them in Nauni, a picturesque town nestled in Solan, 45km from Shimla, have one more thing in common. They are all workers labouring under NREGA.

Even as the Jay Prakash Associates (JPA) has moved an application for seeking environment clearance of a captive thermal plant at Bhagheri, villagers have joined hands to oppose it tooth and nail.

In Himachal, climate change is precipitously here-and-now----

The present investigation was carried out to study the distribution of biomass in different land uses viz., chir pine, ban oak, deodar, other broadleaves, culturable and un-culturable land uses, distributed in five forest ranges i.e., Dharampur, Parwanoo, Solan, Kandaghat and Subathu along altitudinal gradient from 900 to 2100 of Solan Forest Division, Himachal Pradesh.

While the forest department had published new maps of sanctuaries in the state, the proposal for rationalisation of these protected wildlife areas has not been cleared by the Centre so far.

Solan: The current spell of rainfall and snow in the upper and middle hills of Himachal Pradesh may translate into some respite for farmers and orchardists who are grappling with the impact of five long months of dry winter.

The last rain in the region was recorded at 10.4 mm in January while a total of only 57.2 mm rain was recorded between September last year and January this year.

A team of the state pollution control board raided an industrial unit at Malpur village in the Baddi industrial area here today and ordered to stop production work there. The unit was reportedly operating without requisite

Solan: In preventive action against possible forest fires, the Forest Department has launched a campaign to educate masses about safety measures needed. Contact programmes to spread awareness about the Himachal Pradesh Forests (protection from fire) Rule, 1999, are being organised, with the help of panchayats and mahila and yuvak mandals.