Tag: Himachal Pradesh

81 airlifted from Himachal; over 1,000 persons rescued

Shimla: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday resumed its rescue operation on the fourth day and airlifted 81 people, including six foreigners, from Himachal Pradesh’s snow-marooned Lahaul Valley. The rescue operation was hampered in the afternoon owing to the onset of snowfall in the high hills. Over 1,000 persons, including 30 foreigners, have been […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Virbhadra Singh
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Passes Away

The nine-time MLA and five-time MP, Singh served as Himachal Pradesh's chief minister six times.

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Low intensity earthquake jolts Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Saturday, the third within a fortnight, an official said. There were, however, no reports of damage. The earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale was recorded at 2.37 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS. The epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Shimla losing five million litres water daily: High Court

Shimla: The parched Himachal Pradesh capital is daily losing more than five million litres (MLD) of potable water because of various reasons, including leakages and theft, the Himachal Pradesh High Court observed on Monday. Shimla is facing a water crisis almost a month now. Still a majority of localities are getting water once in three-four days. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
14 killed in Himachal road accidents

Shimla: Fourteen people were killed and 15 injured in two separate road accidents in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla and Sirmaur districts on Sunday. Eight people were killed and 15 injured when a bus skidded off the road and rolled down the hill in Sirmaur district. The bus was on its way from Manva to Solan town […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
SC takes cognizance of Himachal murder

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of the killing of the Assistant Town Planner at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh when she had gone to supervise the demolition of unauthorized construction at 13 guest houses and resorts. Describing the killing Shaila Bala Sharma as “extremely serious”, the bench of Justice […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
6 killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Himachal

Shimla: Six people, including three women, were killed and two others injured when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, police said. The accident took place near Ranvi village in Nerwa in Chopal tehsil, some 120 km from Shimla, an official said. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
27 schoolkids among 30 killed in Himachal bus accident

Shimla: Thirty people, including 27 students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal said all the killed students were in the age of 10 to 12, while the bus driver and two women teachers were among […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Names of 39 Indians confirmed dead in Iraq

New Delhi: Of the 39 Indians whose killings in Iraq were confirmed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday, 27 were from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal. According to the External Affairs Ministry, those from Punjab were Dharminder Kumar, Harish Kumar, Harsimranjeet Singh, Kanwaljit Singh, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
We can't confirm anybody's death sans concrete proof: Sushma

New Delhi: Facing a volley of questions on Tuesday after she confirmed in Parliament the death of 39 Indians who were reported missing in Iraq in 2014, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the government cannot confirm any person’s death without concrete proof in hand and it was her duty to inform Parliament first about […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Himachal sees high temperatures, but snow in line

Shimla: The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday saw slightly high temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office forecast rain and more snowfall next week. “There are chances of rainfall and snowfall across the state from January 23,” a meteorological office statement said. It said the western disturbances — storm systems originating […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal Pradesh CM

Shimla: Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday was sworn in as the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister at a ceremony here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah among others. Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to Thakur, who is turning 53 on January 6. This will be his maiden […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

Shimla: Five-time legislator Jairam Thakur, who rose through the ranks and is known for his humble, clean and low-profile nature, will be the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the BJP announced on Sunday. A decision on his name was taken unanimously at the Bharatiya Janata Party Legislative Party meeting here, where central observers — […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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BJP poised to take power in Himachal

Shimla: The BJP was set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh, winning 21 seats and leading in more than 15 as counting progressed in the state Assembly elections. However, the state party chief faced a humiliating defeat in his constituency, while BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal is trailing with a huge margin. The […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI

Dharamsala: Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. After opting to field, Sri Lanka rode on career best figures of 4/13 from pacer Suranga Lakmal to restrict India to a lowly total […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021