#RIP Karan Singh – A Scion of the Kullu Royal Family

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Karan Singh MLA from Banjar in Kullu. Banjar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kullu district. Banjar is also known as the valley of God. Banjar lies on the alternate route to Kullu from Shimla. He is associated with Indian National Congress. He is son of late Shri Mohinder Singh. He was born on 14th October, 1957 at Kullu. He is a graduate from Ferguson College, Pune, in the year 1978. He is married to Smt. Shivani Singh.

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Karan, hails from royal family of Kullu, is a three time MLA from Banjar. First elected in 1990 on BJP ticket, Karan won from this seat again in 1998 and was inducted as Minister of State for Primary Education in the BJP-HVC ministry headed by former chief minister P K Dhumal.

He left the BJP ahead of 2007 polls and contested unsuccessfully on BSP ticket. Later,He joined the Congress in the 2012 assembly election and was elected to Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha for third time.

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Karan Singh, was given the charge of ayurveda and cooperative departments. This is the second cabinet expansion the Congress government has carried out in over two-and-a-half years.

Karan Singh died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on 12 May 2017. He was suffering from lungs and liver ailment. Singh,  was younger brother of BJP former MP and Kullu MLA Maheshwar Singh and scion of erstwhile Kullu Royal Dynasty.

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Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.  #RIP #KaranSingh

Great Himalayan National Park – The World’s Heritage Site

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Great Himalayan National Park – Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), located in the state of Himachal Pradesh lies within the Parvati valley of Kullu division. Its boundaries are also contiguous with the Pin Valley National Park. Spread over an area of 754 sq. km, the Great Himalayan National Park is the newest addition to the list of India’s most amazing national parks. Built in the year 1984, the park lies at an altitude of 1500 to 6000 meters. The exquisite location and scenic surroundings of this park are highlighted with Deodar and Oak trees.

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It boasts of over 375 fauna species, including 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. The fauna of the park includes some of the most exotic species of animals like snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, goral and many others.

In June 2014, the Great Himalayan National Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Committee granted the status to the park under the criteria of “outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation”.

Five rare species in Great Himalayan National Park-

  1. The Western tragopan

  2. Snow leopard

  3. Himalayan Tahr

  4. Himalayan musk deer

  5. Himalayan blue poppy

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History

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary (61 sq.km.) and the Sainj Wildife Sanctuary (90 sq.km.) have also been brought under the National Park administration. Following a survey in 1980, the Himachal Wildlife Project-II, in 1983 , recommended the creation of GHNP and notification of intent was gazetted in March 1984. In 1994 the notification of intent to constitute the Sainj Wildlife Sanctuary was filed which was followed by a notification to include the upper Parvati catchment. In May 1999 the Government of Himachal Pradesh issued the final notification of the Great Himalayan National Park.

The best time of the year to visit the Great Himalayan National Park is between the months of April to June and September to November.

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Rave Parties Kasol – Sex, Drugs and Narcotics

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Kasol is a village in Himachal Pradesh, northern India, Kasol is also known as Stoners Paradise. Kasol is known for its Israeli inhabitants, Parvati river, trekking base-camp and Malana. A tourist hub for Israelis, with signs of various cafes and restaurants in Hebrew serving great food, of cuisines from around the world.

The snow clad Himalayas to verdant landscape and clear blue sky adds a touch of mystery to the place. Nestled in the lap of Parvati valley alongside the streaming and gurgling Parvati River, this remote village is a blessing for adventure buffs, trekkers and backpackers. With pleasant climate all around the year and low population density.

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Rave parties have become frequent in Parbati valley, right from Kasol to Tosh – the last village of the valley. The last few years have seen a proliferation of harder drugs and rave parties in Kullu valley, especially in remote areas of Parbati valley.

The Israeli habitat which is turning into a wonderland for cannabis users and traders alike, also sees many rave parties being conducted throughout the year. If you’re in the Valley during the best months of the year, you’ll witness parties that turn wilder with the passing of days, and an assortment of nationals from various countries, all intent on having another crazy experience in a trance-like state.

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Necking party, DJ, charas, alcohol and games like fire skipping ropes, alcohol drinking strength and dance until collapse are the main attractions for guests, especially during full moon nights of May, June and July. Backpackers from Israel, Russia, Australia, England and France top the list of those who come looking for such parties.

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One such party, usually held on or one day before or after full moon nights, was organised on May 23 and 24, at Shairopa in Kullu district’s Banjar. Over the two nights, drugs worth lakhs of rupees are said to have been traded, but eventually only one person was arrested. This has led to allegations of administrative complicity in the rampant drug use, as also cultivation, in the state.

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This full-moon party was allowed and protected by the district administration. Normally, the police do not allow more than two bottles of liquor at one place but this party had dozens of bottles, besides banned drugs.

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Article Via:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2335207/Sex-drugs-narcotics-How-peaceful-Himachal-Pradesh-rave-haven-awash-foreign-mafia.html