Anti-ragging bill passed in Himachal assembly

SHIMLA - A legislation to curb ragging in educational institutions was passed by the Himachal Pradesh assembly Monday despite apprehensions by the opposition Congress about certain clauses.

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‘Harassed’ husbands upset with IPC clause ‘favouring’ women

SHIMLA - A group of men who met here over the past two days, seeking “freedom from harassment by wives”, Sunday passed a resolution terming a clause of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as “unconstitutional” and biased towards women. They also demanded that the government allow shared parenting for divorced couples.

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‘Harassed’ husbands plan struggle against biased laws

SHIMLA - A group of men Saturday observed Independence Day in the hills of Shimla by planning their struggle for equal rights for men and women and to make marital laws gender neutral.

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Delhi magistrate killed in Himachal accident

SHIMLA - A Delhi metropolitan magistrate was killed when his car collided with an oil tanker in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, police said Saturday.

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Anti-ragging bill introduced in Himachal assembly

SHIMLA - If a bill introduced in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday is passed, students caught ragging will not only be expelled and be ineligible for admission to any other institution for three years, but might also find themselves behind bars for the “non-bailable” offence.

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Shimla to go on anti-encroachment drive

SHIMLA - Armed with an order from the Himachal Pradesh High Court, Shimla’s municipal corporation is to go on a drive to clear encroachments in the city’s various markets including the Mall, an official said Wednesday.

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SIMI activist remanded to police custody in Himachal

SHIMLA - A Himachal Pradesh court Friday sent an activist of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) to 12 days of police custody, officials said.

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Vanishing red rice to get legal protection

(Note: I have added the explanations in first and fiourth paragraphs: Joydeep)BY VISHAL GULATI

SHIMLA - Scientists are trying to protect a traditional rice variety that is on the verge of extinction in Himachal Pradesh. The red rice is more disease-resistant and hardier than strains cultivated commercially over most of India, and can lend that through cross-breeding.

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Signature campaign to save Sarabjit from gallows

SHIMLA - The family of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who is in a Pakistan jail facing death sentence, and an NGO Saturday launched a signature campaign here to convert his death penalty into a life term.

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Most atrocities against Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh: Buta Singh

SHIMLA - National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) chairman Buta Singh Tuesday said most cases of atrocities on the Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the country are being reported from Uttar Pradesh.

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