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Himachal women make ‘rakhis’ to help India become self-reliant’

Shimla: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, nearly 1,000 rural women with the financial backing of the Himachal Pradesh government have been making hand-made designer ‘rakhis’ from household material that not only generates livelihood but also aims to reduce dependence on Chinese products. For this, 200 self-help groups comprising 987 members have been actively involved in making […]

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur (File Photo/Facebook)

Himachal CM in quarantine after staff tests positive

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday quarantined himself at his official residence here as a precautionary measure after a Deputy Secretary-level official in his office tested positive for Covid-19, officials said. Thakur and his staff will soon undergo the virus test, an official told IANS. All engagements of the Chief Minister […]