Chamba will be developed as heritage town: Anurag Thakur
Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said Chamba will be developed into a “heritage town” to attract tourists from all over world over and boost the local economy.
Speaking at a programme on National Urban Livelihood Mission and Youth Incentive at Chowgan in Chamba, he said that the Prime Minister has already declared the district as an aspirational district, and in the coming years it would be among the developed districts in the country. He said a heritage walk can be started by identifying heritage buildings in Chamba so that more tourists visit.
Thakur also promised to promote the art, craft and culture of Chamba internationally. Highlighting the overall development initiated in the state by the BJP’s double engine government, he said, “In the coming years, no kuchha house would be left in the state.” He listed many development projects such as the under construction medical college at a cost of ₹500 crores and schemes including providing drinking water facility and road connectivity.
Thakur who also holds the charge of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, announced five indoor stadiums in five Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Chamba, besides 10 multi-gymnasiums in each constituency. He also distributed sports kits.
During the programme, Thakur visited all the stalls setup by self help groups (SHGs) at the venue and asked the district administration to develop special counters at hotels where these groups can keep their products for easy availability to tourists and others.
Pune police have arrested five persons for murdering a 33-year-old man at Ambegaon Budruk. The victim Narendra Raghunath Khaire (33), has been identified as the son of former Inspector General of Police Raghunath Khaire. The incident took place on June 26, when the victim was brutally beaten up by the accused persons over a brawl about two-wheeler parking. Narendra, who was an HR manager in a private company, was in a hotel on June 26.
The Delhi government will procure 1,950 buses and issue fresh tenders for another 4,800 buses, taking the fleet to over 11,000 on the capital's roads by December 2024, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday. He also said the Delhi government has decided to extend the free ration scheme till September 30. The chief minister said his government will hire experts to roll out its urban farming initiative that was announced in the budget.
In a rare sighting, fifty gharial hatchlings were spotted on the banks of Ramganga river passing through Corbett national park on Monday. Wildlife specialist of Corbett tiger reserve, Dr Shah Bilal said that the breeding season of gharials begins in February. The Corbett tiger reserve conducts an aquatic animal census every year. In last year's census, 152 crocodiles, 116 otters and 98 gharials were recorded. Ghariya's limited population now exists within four tributaries Ganga, Chambal, Girwaand-Son, in India, and Rapti-Narayani river in Nepal.
The growing city and the chaos of urban sprawl make most compelling demands on the city's heritage. The case in point here is a lone temple of Lakshmi Narasimha at Sadashiv peth or Karkolpura of yesterday years. Unlike temples of Shiva, Vishnu and different goddesses, temples of lord Narasimha are relatively rare in the city. The lord advised His descendent, Ganesh Bhat Joshi to rescue him from the cactus trees where the former's idol was left unattended.
A young man by the name of Varun Nayak - from Karnataka's Udupi - lanNayak'sself in judicial custody after that he faked his own abduction and attempted to extort ₹5 lakh in 'ransom' from his parents, news agency PTI reported. The 25-year-old is addicted to gambling and was in Goa with friends when he decided to fake his kidnapping. Nayak was brought to a court which remanded him to prison.