DHARAMSALA

  • Dharamsala stadium: Cricket tourists' vantage point 6 days ago

    Dharamsala: The quaint town of Dharamsala was best known for being the home of Dalai Lama until top-flight cricket arrived here with the construction of a world class stadium. Now four years after hosting its maiden IPL game, the scenic HPCA Stadium has safely put hill station on the global map...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Dalai Lama congratulates Narendra Modi for BJP's decisive victory May 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday congratulated Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi for BJP's decisive victory in the general elections. In a letter to Modi, the spiritual leader stated that India is the world's largest democratic nation and the most stable in South Asia with a deep tradition of...
  • Rahul slams RSS, says its new idol Sardar Patel called it 'poisonous' March 20, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the BJP and Narendra Modi accusing them of trying to appropriate Sardar Patel's legacy. ...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Rishi Dhawan takes five as Himachal crush J&K November 16, 2013

    Dharamsala: Pacer Rishi Dhawan grabbed a fivewicket haul as Himachal Pradesh crushed Jammu & Kashmir to an innings and 192run defeat in their Ranji Trophy group C match on Saturday. Himachal pacers led by Dhawan (5 for 51) wreaked havoc as they dismissed J&K, who started day three on 14 for...
  • When Sachin Tendulkar was bowled over by Dharamsala's scenic beauty November 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: Retiring Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was bowled over by the beauty of Dhauladhar mountain ranges in Dharamsala to the extent that he picked up his phone and rang up his wife Anjali describing the breathtaking scenic beauty to her. Tendulkar was then part of the IPL Mumbai Indians team,...
  • Mild tremors felt in Punjab November 7, 2013

    Dharamsala: Mild tremors were experienced in the areas of Punjab lying along the border with Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, the meteorological office in Shimla has reported. An earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded at 8.23 pm with its epicentre near Hoshiarpur in Punjab, the MeT office...
  • Cricket body gets back custody of Dharamsala stadium November 5, 2013

    Shimla: In a major jolt to the Himachal Pradesh government, the state high court on Tuesday ordered restoration of possession of the picturesque international cricket stadium in Dharamsala to the state cricket body. The stadium and its residential complex were taken over by the state along with other Himachal Pradesh Cricket...
  • KXIP wants IPL matches to remain in Dharamsala: HP Chief Minister October 31, 2013

    Dharamsala: The turmoil in the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association notwithstanding, IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab is keen to continue holding some of its league matches here, state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has stated. The HPCA, which was headed by opposition BJP MP Anurag Thakur, was taken over by the Congressled state...
  • HPCA terms midnight takeover of stadium in Dharamsala as 'draconian' October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) on Monday termed the midnight takeover of the Dharamsala cricket stadium as "draconian" and "politically motivated" and a deliberate attempt to malign its reputation. The Congress government took over the Dharamsala cricket stadium and all other HPCA properties in a midnight drama, hours...
  • Two French trekkers go missing in Himachal Pradesh August 25, 2013

    Two French backpackers, both in their early 20s, went missing while trekking in the Triund area, the popular trekking route overlooking this Himachal Pradesh town, police said in Dharamsala on Saturday. Marcel Gorges and Francois Xavier Camille gone for trekking along with their friend but took a different route on the...
  • Heavy showers lash Himachal, snowfall in highaltitude areas May 27, 2013

    Shimla: Heavy showers lashed most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday while highaltitude tribal areas received another spell of snowfall, providing the much needed relief to people from the scorching sun. The mercury, which was running six to eight degrees above normal for the past two weeks, plummeted after rains and...
  • Kings XI Punjab sign off IPL 6 on a high May 18, 2013

    Dharamsala: Coming to form during the later half of the tournament, Punjab posted a a stiff total of 184 that eventually turned out to be too much for the visitors, Mumbai Indians. Mumbai went in with the same side as in the game against Rajasthan Royals. Sachin Tendulkar once again...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, Game 69, IPL 6 May 18, 2013

    Live updates from Game 69 between Punjab and Mumbai at Dharamsala Against the spectre of spotfixing, the Indian Premier League will continue on its road to the playoffs as Mumbai Indian and Kings XI Punjab play their last league fixture here on Saturday. While Punjab's outside chance of reaching the topfour...
  • Continuous rain in Dharamsala no threat to IPL matches May 12, 2013

    Dharamsala: An unprecedented rain that lashed the hill town and its surroundings might have left the organisers of the IPL worried with matches scheduled on May 16 and 18 but the groundincharge expressed confidence of getting the field ready even an hour after the rain stoppage. However, the ground in charge...
  • Buzz over Sachin Tendulkar's first match in Dharamsala May 7, 2013

    Dharamsala: God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar's imminent knock in the land of gods has sent the excitement quotient soaring across the boundary. His fans are desperately awaiting his first ever match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's (HPCA) sole venue, located at an altitude of 4,000 feet above sea level...
  • It was an important toss to win: Cook January 27, 2013

    Dharamsala: England captain Alastair Cook on Sunday admitted that it was an "important toss to win" and they possibly couldn't have lost the match once his bowlers dismissed India's top four batsmen for only 49 runs during the fifth and final ODI here. "It was an important toss to win. But...
  • We should've batted sensibly: Dhoni January 27, 2013

    Dharamsala: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said had India batted "more sensibly", the hosts could have won the fifth and final ODI here and wrapped up the series by a bigger margin. Sent into bat, India were all out for 226 and Dhoni said the home team were 3035 runs...
  • Bell's ton propels England to victory January 27, 2013

    Dharamsala: Riding on Ian Bell's unbeaten 113, England beat India by seven wickets in the fifth and final onedayer here on Sunday. Having taken an unassailable lead over the visitors, India clinch the fivematch series 32. England got off to a solid start with the openers (Bell, Alastair Cook) putting up...
  • 5th ODI, Ind vs Eng: as it happened January 27, 2013

    Ian Bell remained unbeaten on 113 off 143 balls and Eoin Morgan not out on 40 as England overhauled the target of 227 with 16 balls to spare. ...
  • Will Pujara play the final ODI at Dharam January 26, 2013

    Dharamsala: Cheteshwar Pujara turned 25 on Friday and if skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to include him in the playing XI for the final ODI against England here on Sunday, it would be the best birthday gift for the talented Saurashtra lad. While 31 scoreline is the perfect opportunity to blood...
  • Raina hopeful of a Test comeback January 26, 2013

    Dharamsala: He has relished the role of a finisher in onedayers but given a chance, Suresh Raina won't mind batting higher up the order as he believes it would give him a chance to plan his innings better and make a comeback in the Indian Test fold. "Definitely, I would like...
  • Dharamsala ODI postponed by 30 minutes January 26, 2013

    Dharamsala: The fifth and final IndiaEngland ODI here Sunday will start 30 minutes later than scheduled, the organisers said here Saturday. The match referee, in consultation with the two teams has decided to postpone the start of the play from 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m., Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association press secretary...
  • 5th ODI: Deflated England battle to sav January 26, 2013

    Dharamsala: Against the stunning backdrop of the snowclad Dhauladhar range, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium will make its international debut on Sunday in the final ODI between India and England. The series started in western India with England taking the lead, but with each change of venue the...
  • HPCA confident of hosting final ODI January 23, 2013

    Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association on Wednesday sought to dispel doubts expressed at some quarters over the holding of the fifth and final onedayer between India and England here on January 27, with its secretary saying that stadium was all set to host the match. The cold weather prevailing in the...
  • Pacers may get assistance in cold Mohali conditions January 20, 2013

    Chandigarh: With cold conditions persisting in the northern region for the past several days, fast bowlers are likely to get assistance in the last two ODIs between India and England at Mohali and Dharamsala. It rained heavily in Mohali and other parts of Punjab in the last few days and...
  • Dharamsala set to host its first international match January 17, 2013

    Dharamsala: This picturesque Himalayan hill station, which has lured hundreds of thousands of Westerners since Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama settled here in 1960, is all set witness its first international cricket match this month. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) is leaving no stone unturned to make the fifth and...
  • England expect chilly reception in Dharamshala October 28, 2012

    Dharamsala: England's "Barmy Army" of cricket fans pride themselves on enduring any hardship to follow their team, but snow in the stands is one problem they do not normally face on a tour of India. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dharamshala will host its first international match when...