Shimla: Directing the college to refund the tuition fee and asking the insurance company to release the insurance amount due within two weeks, the judges announced, “effect of refund of tuition fee amount and release of insurance amount will be considered at the time of final orders.”
In a hard hitting editorial, The New York Times has held an unholy nexus between corrupt official’s and sand miners responsible for the tragedy in Beas River, where the life of 24 budding engineers was snuffed out by what was a man made accident.
The court prima facie held that there was evidence for holding HP State Electricity Board, its officials and the engineering college responsible for negligence by way of which 24 budding engineers lost their lives.
Shimla: Recovery of 4 bodies of students who were washed away in Beas River 15 days ago has kept alive hopes of more bodies…
The HP government told the court that Deputy Commissioner, Mandi, who visited the site of the accident has reported that no warning system whatsoever was found installed at the site and there were no notice boards carrying message of warning etc.
The death of twenty four students owing to a sudden surge in the Beas at Thalout by the release of waters from the Larji Dam yesterday is another instance of how the hydel projects in Himachal just don’t give a damn about safety-whether it is of the environment or of human beings.
Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has fixed 9 December as the final date for decreeing on 8 June tragedy when 24 touring engineering…
It is quite evident that the Larji project has not been following the prescribed safety and environmental protocols that its licence imposes on it, and that the practices it does follow are harmful and damaging to the environment and the residents of that area.
Justice Tarlok Chauhan observed, ‘ in case the water has been discharged without any warning as alleged, then prima-facie, it is established that it is not only a case of callousness, but a case of grave negligence on the part of the project authorities.”
Dehradun: While the state government may have worked overtime to evacuate the thousands who were stranded in the higher reaches of the state following…