Dhumal

  • 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: CM Virbhadra rules out mid-term 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: 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...
  • Himachal: FIR against PK Dhumal, 2 others for violating service rules June 19, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Additional Chief Secretary PC Kapoor and retired IPS officer AN Sharma for alleged violation of service rules. According to vigilance sources, an FIR against Sharma, Dhumal, who was also the then Home...
  • Dhumal 'misusing' BJP for personal gains, says Virbhadra April 7, 2014

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday lashed out at his predecessor PK Dhumal, saying he was "misusing" BJP for his personal ends. Talking to reporters at Hamirpur, Singh defended the Governor's move to grant prosecution sanction against Dhumal in the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) land lease case, and...
  • MPs Rating: Anurag Thakur scores 7.66 on a scale of 10 March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Anurag Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. He is the son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. The BJP leader who is seeking re-election from his constituency has scored 7.66 on a scale of 10 in a...
  • 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 the...
  • 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, but...
  • Dhumal back's Akali Dal's demand for SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots January 30, 2014

    Hamirpur: Alleging that Congressmen were actively involved in the killing of Sikhs during the riots in 1984, former Himachal Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday supported Akali Dal's demand for a SIT probe into the killings. "Rahul Gandhi has himself admitted role of Congress leaders...
  • 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 that...
  • Himachal CM Virbhadra files defamation suit against Jaitley, Dhumal January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has filed a defamation suit against BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Prem Kumar Dhumal. The two BJP leaders had accused Virbhadra Singh of corruption, saying he took bribe from a power company. Meanwhile, the Himachal unit of BJP has threatened to release...
  • HP CM hits out at BJP over garft charge, calls it political vendetta January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has intensified, with the latter hitting back at the Opposition saying that the allegations of bribery and corruption against him is political vendetta and he is open to a lokayukta probe. Former...
  • 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 Prevention...
  • Case registered in mass phone tapping in Himachal June 27, 2013

    Shimla: The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau of Himachal Pradesh n Wednesday evening lodged a first information report (FIR) in the infamous "phone tapping" case pertaining to the previous BJP regime, an official said in Shimla. "A case has been registered against unidentified people under various sections of the Indian Telegraph Act...
  • Cong dares Dhumal to disclose assets, source of income June 14, 2013

    Shimla: State Congress leaders have dared former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his MP son Anurag Thakur to declare their assets and sources of income. Himachal Pradesh Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Rakesh Kalia, Sohan Lal Thakur, Inderdutt Lakhanpal and Ajay Mahajan, all MLAs, issued a joint statement on Thursday defending...
  • Himachal courts quashes appointment of 480 teachers May 25, 2013

    Shimla: In a setback to the previous Prem Kumar Dhumal-led BJP government in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday quashed appointments of 480 teachers made in 2011 as these were not in accordance with law. Delivering the judgment, Justice Rajiv Sharma said the appointments of postgraduate teachers under...
  • HP: Dhumal criticises cut in special plan assistance May 11, 2013

    Shimla: Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Friday criticised the state government for cut in special plan assistance in the annual plan for 2013-14. He said the assistance has been reduced from Rs 1,400 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 1,350 crore during 2013-14 which is a cause...
  • Phone tapping row: Virbhadra blames predecessor, Dhumal denies March 13, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday accused his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal in the illegal mass tapping of phones of politicians and bureaucrats when he was heading the erstwhile BJP government. Dhumal refuted the charges. "While Dhumal was the chief minister, he was helped by then director general...
  • Over 1,000 phones tapped during BJP rule in Himachal March 2, 2013

    Shimla: Another report into illegal phone tapping, allegedly by the previous BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, on Friday said 350 telephone calls were recorded. These phone calls were mostly of politicians and bureaucrats. The total number of phones tapped, mainly of Congress leaders, in violation of the Indian Telegraph Act have...
  • '750 phone conversations tapped in Himachal during BJP govt' February 16, 2013

    Shimla: An inquiry report into phone tapping by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party government (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, in violation of the Indian Telegraph Act, Friday said around 750 telephonic conversations, mainly of politicians and bureaucrats, were recorded. The report, prepared by State Forensic Science Laboratory in Junga near Shimla,...
  • Dhumal regime decisions to be reviewed: Himachal govt December 26, 2012

    Shimla: The newly-constituted Congress government in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday said all the decisions taken by the previous BJP government in the past six months would be reviewed. The 10-member cabinet headed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, at its first meeting soon after their swearing-in, also decided that all the criminal...
  • Virbhadra Singh eyes CM's post as Congress wins in HP December 21, 2012

    Shimla: The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday. Congress leader and former chief minister Virbhadra Singh seems to be eyeing the Chief Minister's post. "I have a big support base, not only among the people but also among the...
  • 'In no hurry" to become CM, says Virbhadra December 20, 2012

    Shimla: After steering Congress to power in Himachal Pradesh, its state chief Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said "he was in no hurry" to become the next Chief Minister and a final decision on the issue would be taken by party high command. "The party had entrusted me the task of...
  • List of prominent winners and losers in HP polls December 20, 2012

    Shimla: The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party by a handsome margin on Thursday. The Congress put up a spirited campaign under former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to emerge victorious by a comfortable margin. Being pitched as a strong CM contender,...
  • BJP's Dhumal concedes defeat in Himachal elections December 20, 2012

    Conceding defeating in Himachal Pradesh elections, BJP's PK Dhumal said he would not blame outside factors for the poll debacle and would instead try to find out the internal reasons. ...
  • Congress wins HP elections; Virbhadra Singh to be CM? December 20, 2012

    Shimla: The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party by a handsome margin on Thursday. The Congress put up a spirited campaign under former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to emerge victorious by a comfortable margin. Being pitched as a strong CM contender,...
  • BJP concedes defeat in Himachal Pradesh polls December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday conceded defeat in Himachal Pradesh with senior leader Shanta Kumar saying that the party accepted the poll verdict. "We accept the verdict. All people in the BJP had fought elections together. The people did not vote for us. We accept it," Shanta...
  • HP polls: CM PK Dhumal wins from Hamirpur December 20, 2012

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister PK Dhumal on Thursday won from the Hamirpur seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Narinder Thakur by a margin of over 9,500 votes. As trends showed reverses for BJP in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday appeared prepared even for a defeat. "Whatever...
  • HP polls: CM Dhumal says he'll welcome people's decision December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: As trends showed reverses for BJP in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday appeared prepared even for a defeat. "Whatever people decide is good. It would be good if they support us, and good even if they don't. I will welcome the decision of people,"...
  • HP polls live: Congress wins, all eyes now on who will be CM December 20, 2012

    Shimla: 2:25 pm: The Congress has won the Himachal Pradesh elections and will now form the government in the state. The Congress has won 36 seats. 2:06 pm: The Congress moved closer to winning the Himachal Pradesh elections, winning 34 seats and was leading in 2 seats. The BJP won 22...