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  • Chilly conditions remain in Delhi, scattered rainfall in many parts December 14, 2014

    Snowfall in Shimla causes chilly conditions in Delhi. Delhi experiences scattered rainfall as well in many parts. "It has been snowing since 2:30 in the morning. This will benefit us, the snow will attract tourists," said Shimla resident. ...
  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 October 26, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • Government to check blockages on NH-22: Virbhadra Singh October 10, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the government was serious about the frequent blockages caused by landslides on the National Highway-22 in Kinnaur district and soon a permanent solution would be found. Addressing a gathering at Pooh in Kinnaur, Virbhadra Singh said adequate parking facilities would be...
  • Himachal Pradesh CM lays stone of vegetable marketing yard October 8, 2014

    Kullu: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a vegetable marketing yard to be built at a cost of Rs 7.17 crore at Bandrol. He said the yard would mainly benefit the fruit and vegetable growers of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts. He said more such marketing...
  • Saving the girl child: 8,760 artistes dance into record books October 7, 2014

    Kullu: Over 8,000 artistes on Tuesday performed a folk dance in this town to highlight the message of saving the girl child and created a record for the largest voluntary participation in an event at one point of time, organisers said. "A total of 8,760 dancers, comprising girls and women, performed...
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana a boon for BPL families in Himachal Pradesh October 5, 2014

    Shimla: Over 1.43 lakh smart card holders registered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Himachal Pradesh have been aided by the scheme with benefits of a total of around Rs 64.37 crore having been extended to them. The scheme provides for cashless benefits and 2,816 patients have received critical care...
  • Week-long Kullu Dusshera starts with Lord Raghunath's rath yatra October 3, 2014

    Kullu: The week-long Dusshera festival got off to a spectacular start with the traditional rath yatra of principal deity Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur Temple to Dhalpur Maidan, even as Dusshera and Navratras festivities concluded in rest of the state. Over 200 local deities of Kullu Valley arrived to pay obeisance to...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra Singh warns bus operators against overloading September 25, 2014

    Shimla: A day after 25 persons were killed in a bus mishap in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday warned bus operators against overloading, saying licence and route permits of operators indulging in the practice will be cancelled. Singh, who visited hospitals in Ghumarwin and Bilaspur to inquire about...
  • 22 killed, 14 injured in Himachal Pradesh bus accident September 24, 2014

    Shimla: At least 22 people were killed and 14 injured when an overloaded private bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district on Wednesday, officials said. As many as "22 people were killed and 14 were injured", Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said over phone. The exact...
  • Beas tragedy: Array professors as respondents for wrong identification, says HC September 15, 2014

    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: CongressBJP tussle over HPCA casts shadow on IndiaWest Indies match September 14, 2014

    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...