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...
  • Virbhadra Singh eyes CM's post as Congress wins in HP 21-12-2012 08:31 AM

    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 20-12-2012 10:15 PM

    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 20-12-2012 09:04 PM

    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,...
  • Congress wins HP elections; Virbhadra Singh to be CM? 20-12-2012 02:57 PM

    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 20-12-2012 12:56 PM

    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 20-12-2012 12:14 PM

    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....
  • HP polls: CM Dhumal says he'll welcome people's decision 20-12-2012 10:22 AM

    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 20-12-2012 08:07 AM

    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...
  • HP polls: Fate of 459 candidates to be decided today 20-12-2012 12:24 AM

    Shimla: The fate of 459 candidates vying for the 68 Assembly segments of Himachal Pradesh, sealed in EVMs for past 46 days, would be decided on Thursday with the counting of votes starting simultaneously for all the seats. Over 4,500 security personnel have been deployed at 39 places where 68...
  • 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. ...
  • HP: Dhumal seeks to defy anti-incumbency, history 18-12-2012 09:39 AM

    Shimla: BJP Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is seeking to defy anti-incumbency and history. Since 1977, no party has ever been voted back to power in Himachal Pradesh. But the race for the state which went to polls on November 4 is too close to call, as CNN-IBN-The Week post...
  • 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. ...
  • Himachal Pradesh post-poll survey: BJP, Cong in dead heat 17-12-2012 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: The post-poll survey conducted in Himachal Pradesh by CSDS for CNN-IBN and The Week a few days after the state went to elections shows that the two main parties - ruling BJP and Congress - are involved in a dead heat, with no clarity on who will form...
  • Himachal post-poll survey: Virbhadra most preferred CM 17-12-2012 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: According to a post-poll survey conducted in Himachal Pradesh by CSDS for CNN-IBN and The Week a few days after the state went to elections, Congress leader Virbhadra Singh is the most preferred choice for the Chief Minister's post. Singh's rivals Prem Kumar Dhumal, who is the current...
  • FDI in retail will not be allowed in Himachal: Dhumal 07-12-2012 07:34 PM

    Shimla: The Himachal government will not implement FDI in the retail markets of the state as it will harm a large number of educated unemployed persons engaged in petty trades, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said on Friday. In a letter written to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand...
  • 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...