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  • Beas tragedy: Array professors as respondents for wrong identification, says HC 6 days ago

    Shimla: The Himachal High Court on Monday directed that two Assistant Professors of a Hyderabad college be arrayed as respondents for allegedly wrongly identifying dead bodies in the Beas tragedy case. The court also allowed the parents of deceased students to intervene in the case pertaining to the washing away of...
  • Dharamsala: Congress-BJP tussle over HPCA casts shadow on India-West Indies match 1 week ago

    Dharamsala: The tussle between ruling Congress and opposition BJP over the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) issue has cast a shadow on the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies scheduled to be held on October 17. BJP MP and HPCA president Anurag Thakur on Sunday claimed that they had...
  • Himachal Pradesh tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists. Tourism industry representatives are expecting a 30 to 35 per cent increase in the arrival...
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study to research on Indian tradition September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), country's premier research institute, will take up new research projects on Indian traditions and its multiculture components in the coming years. "The institute is the most appropriate place for initiating new research projects on Indian traditions and its multiculture components and comparative studies...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra rules out midterm polls, says his government stable September 13, 2014

    Hamirpur: Asserting that his government was firm and stable, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday ruled out mid term assembly polls in the state. "My government enjoys absolute majority and would complete its five year term. BJP leaders, who are spreading canards regarding the stability of my government,...
  • Himachal Pradesh to hold apple festival September 13, 2014

    Shimla: To promote apples of Himachal Pradesh, the fruit basket of the country, the state tourism department will organise a twoday apple festival here from September 25, an official said on Friday. "As apple is one of the main horticulture crops of the state, we would showcase its varieties to the...
  • Tibetan Parliament to discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India September 12, 2014

    Dharamsala: The session of the Tibetan Parliamentinexile began in this Himachal Pradesh hill town on Friday and will hold special deliberations on the proposed visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week, an official said. A special session to discuss the proposed visit will be held on September...
  • Himachal Pradesh student's bullet train model selected for nationallevel exhibition September 12, 2014

    Shimla: A Himachal Pradesh student has created a bullet train model that has been selected for a nationallevel exhibition, a school official said on Friday. Shilpa, a class 10 student in Government Senior Secondary School at Sudhial near Nadaun in Hamirpur district, has prepared the bullet train model that is based...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods September 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra attacks BJP leader Dhumal, son over HPCA case September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday demanded that BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur abstain from holding any public office till they are cleared of charges in the case of land allotment to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. A...
  • College student dies due to alleged ragging, 2 students booked August 30, 2014

    Hamirpur (HP): A college student was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room and his father alleged that his son was ragged and forced to commit suicide, police said on Saturday. Amit Kumar (18), a firstyear student of a local private college, was found dead in the room on...
  • I am being subjected to media trial, says Virbhadra Singh August 23, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday alleged that he and his family members are being subjected to a "malicious media trial" through "false" and "baseless" stories about their income tax matters. "It appears that some vested interests and political opponents are running biased personal investigations into the...
  • Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. The epicentre of the earthquake was 24 km northeast of Dharamsala. Tremors were felt in Palampur and Chandigarh too. There have been no initial reports of loss of life or property. ...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • HPAU pensioners to observe Black Day on August 15 August 15, 2014

    Shimla: More than 900 pensioners of CSK Agriculture University in Palampur have decided to observe the Independence Day as 'Black Day' to protest against nonpayment of their pension since March 2014. "We salute our martyrs and shall strive to uphold Independence of our Republic, but we have been forced to...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Three die as bridge over river washes away due to floods August 14, 2014

    Hamirpur: Three people died after a bridge over a river in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district washed away. The bridge over Sheer Khud river washed away on Thursday night following flash floods in the region. Divers have managed to fish out one body while the two others remain missing. Rescue operations...
  • Heavy rains lash Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, trigger landslides August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Torrential rains continue to lash Uttarkhand and several parts of Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains which were induced by a cloudburst disrupted normal life in the region. No loss of life has been reported yet. Incessant rains triggered landslides at several places in Uttarakhand affecting Chaardham Yatra and traffic...
  • Prima facie money laundering case made out against Virbhadra: Centre to Delhi HC August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a prima facie case of money laundering appeared to be made out against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. A bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini also asked the Income Tax Department to file before it tax assessment...
  • Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, but heat wave persists in lower areas July 31, 2014

    Shimla: Heavy rains occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday but maximum temperatures were up by two to three degrees. The lower hills of Himachal reeled under the heat wave. Baldwara was wettest with 90 mm of rains while Hamirpur and Chelsea recorded 49 mm and 45 mm rains respectively. The...
  • 21 killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 29, 2014

    Shimla: A Himachal state roadways bus rolled down a hill and fell into a gorge on Tuesday resulting in death of 21 onboard passengers in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, police said. Rescue operations are on and the toll could rise, said officials. The bus was on way from Shimla to Savera Khad...
  • Heavy rains continue in Himachal July 19, 2014

    Shimla: Heavy rainfall continued in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with some parts recording up to 85 mm of rainfall. More rains are in the offing, the Met office said. Rajgarh in Sirmaur district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 85 mm. "Precipitation occurred at most places with heavy rainfall in...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India July 19, 2014

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • Himachal Pradesh on alert after terrorist movement reports July 18, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said on Friday. Police received the intelligence reports from bordering Jammu and Kashmir. "We have intensified patrolling on all routes alongside Jammu and Kashmir border in Chamba, but as such there...
  • Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh, rivers in spate July 18, 2014

    Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday and all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. "Monsoon is active in the state. Precipitation occurred at most of the places with heavy rainfall at some places in Sirmaur district," said an...
  • Four killed in Himachal Pradesh bus accident July 13, 2014

    Shimla: Four passengers were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a bus skidded off the road and rolled into a 30foot deep pit in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the pit at...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Two dead, 33 injured as bus falls into gorge July 13, 2014

    Solan: Two people died and as many as 33 people were left injured in Himachal Pradesh's Solan when a state transport bus fell into a gorge on Sunday morning. More details awaited. ...
  • Water level in Himachal dams alarmingly low due to deficit rainfall July 12, 2014

    Shimla: The water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh have dipped alarmingly low owing to the deficient monsoon in the region, an official said on Saturday. Both the dams serve the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. "The water level in the Bhakra dam's Gobind Sagar reservoir...
  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea July 9, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...
  • Lull in Himachal Pradesh monsoon July 6, 2014

    Shimla: The southwest monsoon will remain dormant in Himachal Pradesh in the coming week with temperature expected to remain high, a weather official said on Sunday. "Except one or two places, not much rain has been recorded in the state since Saturday," an official of the meteorological department said. He said the...
  • Modi proposes 'common model' for Himalayan states July 4, 2014

    Katra: Stressing that Himalayan states have similar sets of problems and opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a "common model" for the their development. "I accept that there is need to have a separate policy and planning for development of the Himalayan states in India. All the states located...