Prem Kumar Dhumal

  • BJP failed to draw crowds to Modi rally in Himachal: Congress 17-02-2014 07:34 AM

    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,...
  • Dhumal back's Akali Dal's demand for SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots 30-01-2014 11:15 PM

    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...
  • Himachal CM Virbhadra files defamation suit against Jaitley, Dhumal 16-01-2014 11:58 AM

    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 06-01-2014 09:12 AM

    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...
  • Case registered in mass phone tapping in Himachal 27-06-2013 05:10 AM

    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...
  • Himachal courts quashes appointment of 480 teachers 25-05-2013 04:25 AM

    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...
  • HP: Dhumal criticises cut in special plan assistance 11-05-2013 02:15 AM

    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...
  • Himachal Pradesh elections: 'Rebels dented BJP's voteshare' 18-12-2012 10:11 AM

    CNN-IBN's poll has predicted that the Congress will win between 29-35 seats in the 68 member Assembly. ...
  • Post-poll survey: Modi set to retain Gujarat; BJP, Cong in dead heat in Himachal 17-12-2012 11:34 PM

    The BJP under Modi's leadership is set to trounce the Congress and give the Gujarat CM a hat-trick of electoral victories. ...
  • HP polls: EC issued 73 notices to candidates for paid news 05-11-2012 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued 73 notices to candidates in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls for paid news of which 19 have already been confirmed by the committee of the poll body. "We had 73 notices (for paid news) issued this time in the state and of these,...
  • Over 68 pc voting in Himachal Assembly polls 04-11-2012 02:20 PM

    Shimla: Over 68 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm on Sunday in the election to the 68-member Assembly in hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Polling had begun on a dull note apparently due to cold weather conditions. The minimum temperature was hovering around freezing point in Chopal in...
  • HP Assembly polls: 27 pc voting recorded till 11 am 04-11-2012 11:40 AM

    Shimla: Twenty seven per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am in the 2012 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The polling for the 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh Assembly began amid tight security on Sunday. Electors across the state were seen reaching polling stations even before voting...
  • HP polls: First Cong-BJP electoral battle after reforms 04-11-2012 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Himachal Pradesh 2012 Assembly elections began at 8 am on Sunday. A total of 459 candidates are in the fray for the 68-member Assembly. The election is important as it's the first after the recent reforms unleashed by the Centre, that included the cap on subsidised LPG...
  • Himachal elections: Congress, BJP face off 03-11-2012 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh votes for the 2012 Assembly elections on Sunday, and this time as well, it is a direct and close contest between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both the parties have not left any stone unturned for the contest with the biggest names from...