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  • Himachal Pradesh poll tracker: Congress, BJP in a dead heat in the small state April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Both the ruling Congress and the BJP are almost equal in the tiny Himalyan state of Himachal Pradesh. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week election tracker both Congress and BJP are projected to get 45 per cent votes each. The BJP has lost almost 5 per cent votes since January....
  • Shimla: Manali, Kufri gets more snow March 10, 2014

    Picturesque resort Manali and the tourist resorts of Kufri and Narkanda on Monday near Shimla experienced more snow, triggering a rush of tourists there. The state capital received mild spells of rain. Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 6 degree Celsius, while the maximum stayed at 13.7 degrees, an official...
  • Will not merge with BJP: Himachal Lokhit Party March 3, 2014

    Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP), floated by BJP rebels during Assembly polls in 2012, on Monday decided not to merge with BJP, setting at rest all speculations about party Supremo Maheshwar Singh contesting the Lok Sabha poll from Mandi constituency as a candidate of the saffron party. "The core committee of...
  • Snow fall wraps Shimla, Manali March 1, 2014

    Himachal Pradesh's tourist resorts Shimla and Manali were wrapped up in a white sheet of snow on Saturday, giving them a picturesque look. The residents of this town shivered as icy winds brought down the minimum temperature to 1 degree Celsius. According to the Met Office here, Shimla recorded 4...
  • BJP failed to draw crowds to Modi rally in Himachal: Congress February 17, 2014

    Shimla: Congress's Himachal Pradesh unit claimed that BJP, despite spending crores of rupees, had failed to draw a huge crowd to the rally addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Sujanpur on Sunday. "BJP leaders had claimed that over 2 lakh people would attend the rally at Sujanpur,...
  • Shimla: Major fire breaks out in British-era building January 28, 2014

    A major fire broke out in a British-era building in this Himachal Pradesh town on early Tuesday, officials said. The fire was reported in the top floor of the Gorton Castle, housing the office of Audit and Accountant General, a fire department official told. Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra said fire...
  • Tibetan PM releases biography of political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo January 24, 2014

    It was a trip down memory lane for Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay in Himachal Pradesh on Friday as he released a biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo, the longest-incarcerated Tibetan political prisoner in China. "I feel honoured to launch the biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo. Since my time as an...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Ornaments worth Rs 23 lakh stolen from temple January 22, 2014

    Shimla: Thieves struck at the historic Raghunathji temple in the heart of Kullu town and decamped with 40 kg silver and 165 grams gold jewellery. The estimated value of the stolen jewellery was about Rs 23 lakh. The priest of the temple discovered the theft on Wednesday morning, when he...
  • Only the corrupt go to jail, not those who expose them: Dhumal January 19, 2014

    Responding to the defamation cases filed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, opposition BJP leader PK Dhumal on Sunday said, "I am fully confident that the truth will prevail... and truth will be our defence." "I have full faith in the judiciary and the highest regard for it," Dhumal said, adding...
  • Norway keen to invest in Himachal Pradesh January 19, 2014

    Norway's Ambassador Eivind S Homme called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here Sunday and expressed interest in investing in the state's hydropower projects. "Norway has expressed desire to invest in a big way, particularly in the hydropower sector," a state government statement said. Homme apprised the chief minister...
  • Buffalo gives birth to white calf in Hamirpur January 18, 2014

    In a rare event, a buffalo has given birth to a white calf at Chalara village in Badsar sub-division of the district. According to sources, hundreds of people thronged the house of Vijay Kumar Heer, a teacher, after the news of the birth of a white calf spread on Friday....
  • Heavy snowfall covers Shimla, temperature drops further January 18, 2014

    Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed heavy snowfall on Saturday, pushing down the mercury by several notches. "Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall since early Saturday," an official of the meteorological department said. Nearby places like Kufri and Narkanda have also been experiencing snowfall, turning the destinations more...
  • An open and shut case of bribery against Virbhadra Singh: BJP January 5, 2014

    BJP leader Anurag Thakur said it was an open and shut case of bribery against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. "Virbhadra Singh is changing statements everyday," Thakur added. However, Singh has made it clear that he will not resign in the wake of the corruption allegations leveled against him...
  • Virbhadra refuses to bow down before BJP's demand of quiting as CM January 5, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday made it clear that he will not resign in the wake of the corruption allegations leveled against him by the Bharatiya Janata Party. Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh instead insisted that there was no need for a CBI probe...
  • I-T finds irregularities in Virbhadra's agricultural income: Report January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Income Tax authorities in Himachal Pradesh have found irregularities in the agricultural income filed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. According to reports, IT authorities have allegedly stumbled upon revelations that tonnes of apples from Virbhadra Singh's orchards were transported in oil tankers and on two wheelers. National daily,...
  • Virbhadra Singh hits back, calls BJP leaders frustrated December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who is earning Opposition's wrath over alleged corruption charges, hit back at the BJP saying that its leaders were frustrated and were fabricating false stories against him. BJP leader Arun Jaitley had yesterday accused Virbhadra of earning monetary benefits by favouring a...
  • Congress asks Virbhadra to explain dealings with power company December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: With the Opposition attacking Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over corruption charges, Congress high command on Tuesday asked him to explain his dealings with a private power company. Virbhadra Singh is facing the heat from the Bharatiya Janata Party for favouring a power company and earning monetary...
  • HC asks CBI to give report on allegations against Virbhadra November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a status report from the CBI on the action taken by it regarding the corruption allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh after the agency said it was conducting an inquiry into the matter. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana...
  • Himachal researcher picks holes in Newton's laws November 10, 2013

    A Himachal Pradesh researcher, in his book published by Cambridge International Science Publishing, has picked holes in Newton's laws. The 340-page book 'Beyond Newton and Archimedes', written by Ajay Sharma, assistant director (education) with the state government, says Newton did not discover the second law of motion (F=ma). The second...
  • Vardhman Pharmaceuticals under scanner for producing spurious drugs October 16, 2013

    Shimla: Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals, a private company in Himachal Pradesh, is under scanner for producing spurious drugs. CNN-IBN has accessed details showing how the company is producing spurious drugs. The licence of Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals lapsed in 2009. The company manufactured fake drugs and labelled them with the government supply stickers. These...
  • Sons of ex-CM PK Dhumal booked for alleged cheating, conspiracy in land scam October 4, 2013

    Tightening its noose on BJP MP Anurag Thakur and his brother Arun Singh, both sons of former Chief Minister PK Dhumal, Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on booked them for alleged cheating and conspiracy in a land case. The two were booked under various sections of the IPC and the...
  • Food subsidy scheme: Himachal Pradesh demands wheat flour, not grain September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Monday asked the central government to provide wheat flour in place of wheat grain under the National Food Security Act that will enable over 37 lakh people to get subsidised food grains in the state. Speaking at food ministers' conference in New Delhi, Food Civil...
  • 19 killed as bus rolls down 600 feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh September 27, 2013

    Shimla: Nineteen people were killed and another critically injured when a bus rolled down a 600-feet deep gorge near Ransua-Jabrog village in Sirmaur district this morning. The bus with 20 passengers on board was on its way from Uchha Takkar to Renuka when the mishap occurred.The bus broke into pieces...
  • Special meet to identify beneficiaries of food security scheme September 26, 2013

    Special Gram Sabha meetings would be convened in Himachal Pradesh to identify beneficiaries of the Food Security scheme, state food minister GS Bali said on Thursday. "Depot holders are instructed to display guidelines, of the scheme, so that everybody is benefited," he said. Divisional Commissioners are empowered to deal with...
  • Himachal Pradesh: 10 Kishtwar pilgrims die in road mishap September 21, 2013

    Ten people, including four women and two children, died when a private vehicle fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul-Spiti district, an official said on Saturday. The victims, from Kishtwar area in Jammu and Kashmir, were on a pilgrimage. The accident occurred on Friday night on the Tandi-Killar road...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM orders probe into alleged land grabbing by Asaram September 19, 2013

    Himachal Pradesh govt began a probe on Thursday into alleged land grabbing by the ashram of controversial spiritual guru Asaram Bapu in Paonta Sahib town, 185 km from Shimla, an official said. "We are looking into the exact land allotted and the structures raised on the land by the ashram,"...
  • Himachal to seek timely completion of rail projects September 13, 2013

    Shimla: Top officials of Himachal Pradesh and the Indian Railways will meet Saturday in Delhi to discuss modalities about the execution of railway projects in the hill state, a statement said here Friday. State Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy and Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar will discuss strengthening of the rail...
  • 'Three-tier border fencing death trap for infiltrating ultras' September 5, 2013

    Hamirpur: The three-tier border fencing along the LoC has turned into a "death trap" for infiltrating terrorists, leading to desperation among terrorist ranks and has prompted repeated firings on Indian posts from across the border, the Army has said. "It is impossible for infiltrating terrorists to cross over the three-tiered...
  • Himachal Pradesh bans transporting sand outside state for 3 months September 3, 2013

    Himachal Pradesh has decided to ban transportation of construction material like sand and grit outside the state for three months, an official said on Tuesday. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has issued directions that strict action should be initiated against those smuggling construction material to other states and vehicles will be...
  • Dharamsala: Tibet museum celebrates 53rd anniversary of government-in-exile September 3, 2013

    The Tibetan government-in-exile, which came into existence formally in Dharamshala 53 years ago, on Monday asserted again its demand of equal rights for the people of Tibet in China, as enjoyed by other ethnic minorities there. To mark the 53rd anniversary of its democracy day in-exile, the Tibet museum in...