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    Sep 9, 2010

      New holiday schedule for schools approved by Himachal govt. : Himachal Live

      New holiday schedule for schools approved by Himachal govt.

      Posted: 09 Sep 2010 01:14 PM PDT

      Shimla: Himachal Pradesh cabinet today decided to bring uniformity in the vacations and academic session in all government educational institutions across the state.

      Presided over by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal the cabinet approved revised vacation schedule in all summer and winter closing educational institutions in the state. The vacations will  aggregate 52 days in total and will be applicable from the next academic session. Monsoon Break of 22 days would be applicable to all the summer closing educational institutions, except in the district of Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti, from July 20 to August 10 every year. A 6 days festival break will start from four days ahead of Diwali while winter break will start from 1st January to 24th January every year.

      In Kullu district the monsoon break will be of 22 days from July 20 to August 10 and festival break of six days to start from one day before Dussehra Festival and 24 days winter break will start from 1st January shall end on January 24 every year. For Lahaul and Spiti District 42 days summer break will start from July 17 and end on August 27 while 10 days Dussehra break will start one day before Dussehra Festival.

      In winter closing schools, 15 days monsoon break will be between July 27 to August 10 and six days festival break will start four days ahead of Diwali festival. Winter break will start from 1st January to 31st January every year. Kinnaur, Pangi and Bharmour Tribal Areas shall also be governed under the schedule as applicable to Winter Closing Schools elsewhere in the State.

      The cabinet approved amendment in the Hydro Power Policy-2006 to facilitate power producers in obtaining techno economic clearances more conveniently and carry evacuation of power in optimal manner.

      It consented to create 32 posts of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors for Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda to man super speciality departments under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna and to meet the requirement of the Medical Council of India.

      It approved continuation of 20 upgraded posts of Assistant Engineers in Public Works Department in its different wings, upto 31st March , 2011. It approved construction of a Circuit House at Willy Park in Shimla.

      It approved transfer of 13 Gram Panchayats from the jurisdiction of Police Station Renuka Ji and hand over the same to Police Station Sangrah in district Sirmour. It also approved amendment in the Oustees Plot Allotment Rules at New Township, Bilaspur with a view to protect the interests of the left out oustees of Bhakra Dam.

      This is a blog post from Himachal Live News

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      Three killed in road accident in Kinnaur

      Posted: 09 Sep 2010 11:12 AM PDT

      Shimla: Three person were killed when a car in which they were traveling fell into a 150 meter deep gorge in Kinnaur today.

      Police said the accident took place near Neogulseri when the driver lost control over the vehicle killing all the three occupants on the spot.

      The deceased were identified as Pardeep Kumar, his mother Sukh Devi and his niece Sumreen. The district administration provided immediate relief of Rs 10,000 each to the next of kin.

      Pradeep Kumar was also the block Youth Congress general secretary.

      This is a blog post from Himachal Live News

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      Shimla based startup Instamedia raises $4 million in funding

      Posted: 09 Sep 2010 01:26 AM PDT

      Shimla: Instamedia Network, a Shimla based startup, which runs the Instablog and Instapress today announced that it has secured $ 4 million in series A funding from Times Internet Ltd, a subsidiary of Times Of logo India group.

      A company spokesman said the funding has come after a year of considerable growth in audience, technology and revenue. He said the investment will help grow the company’s network of writers and accelerate it’s technology platform development. The company also plans to launch local sites targeting the European and US audiences which already drives over 60% of the traffic, he added.

      Satyan Gajwani, Director of Business Development, Times of India Group said, ‘We are excited at the opportunity to help new, emerging media companies develop their businesses and grow the space. The entire Instamedia team has amazed us with their drive, creativity, and clarity, and we are confident that they will continue to create a large presence in the digital content ecosystem globally.’

      Ankit Maheshwari, CEO and co-founder of Instamedia network said, ‘The Times Group will be a great long-term, strategic partner. They understand this space very well and bring a lot of experience and expertise to the table. We are also honored to have Satyan Gajwani join our Board of Directors. It will be a challenge for us to meet his energy and passion.’

      Instamedia is an end-to-end provider of online media production and distribution solution for media houses through its SaaS based cloud service. It has been at the forefront of the new media revolution by constantly evolving to match today’s substantial shift in content creation.

      The network runs sites in verticals like lifestyle, green living and technology. In addition, its popular citizen journalism platform Instablogs has over 4 million monthly unique visitors. Together, these fifteen sites offer advertisers a great way to connect with their audience.

      The company also has an in-house platform Instapress, which streamlines collaboration between various content contributors, with objective measurement tools to track effectiveness.

      The company is launching its fully hosted content solution, Instapress Content Server (ICS), which will allow other media networks to use the technology to drive greater ROI and performance from existing content production teams. Instapress currently powers a few popular sites of one of India’s top media & entertainment companies.

      Instamedia recently opened its second office in Noida to scale up operations.

      This is a blog post from Himachal Live News

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