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By NewsGram staff writer

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh sought a copy of the first information report (FIR) in a disproportionate assets case lodged against him from a Delhi court on Monday.

Virbhadra Singh filed an application before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge SC Rajan. The court will hear the plea later in the day.

In June, the CBI initiated a preliminary inquiry against Virbhadra Singh and his family over allegations of corruption and acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income during his tenure as the union steel minister.

“The FIR was registered when Virbhadra Singh was union steel minister. There was corruption and this has been proved now. He has no right to continue. He should resign,” union Health Minister JP Nadda said earlier.

The case was registered on September 23 under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the former union minister, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and an associate, Chunnilal.

The CBI raided Virbhadra Singh’s private residence, Holly Lodge, located in Jakhu Hills in Shimla, on September 26. At that time, the chief minister and his family were not at home. They were celebrating his daughter’s wedding elsewhere.

(With inputs from IANS)

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India: Himachal Pradesh Makes it Mandatory for Trekkers to Carry GPS Device to Tackle Any Exigency

It would be made mandatory for trekkers to have a GPS device so that they can be provided all possible help

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A decision in this regard was taken at a review meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi here on preparedness for the monsoon. Pixabay

The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday made it mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device to tackle any exigency.

A decision in this regard was taken at a review meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi here on preparedness for the monsoon.

He said it was important that trekking and other ‘yatras’ were restricted during adverse weather. “It would be made mandatory for trekkers to have a GPS device so that they can be provided all possible help in case of any emergency,” said Baldi.

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The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday made it mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device to tackle any exigency. Pixabay

Being a disaster-prone state, it is essential to pay special attention to disseminating weather advisories and installing early warning systems in Himachal Pradesh, he said.

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While Kullu and Dalhousie have been identified for installation of early warning systems, Rampur and Mandi towns have been zeroed in for setting up the relief and rescue base of National Disaster Response Force. (IANS)