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Tag: Himachal Pradesh

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modi takes coffee break on Mall Road

Shimla:  Remembering his early years spent at The Mall Road here in Himachal Pradesh and at the Indian Coffee House with his journalist friends, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday didn’t miss an opportunity to sip a cup of coffee. As he was on his way to the airstrip, Modi’s cavalcade stopped outside the popular cafe […]

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 […]

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 — […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Modi terms Congress a 'laughing club'

Kangra (Himachal Pradesh): Terming the Congress a “laughing club” in State, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it was losing its hold in every corner of the country. “We all need to look at the Congress. We should appreciate them. Nothing is left for them and they have lost their hold from every part […]

Himachal polls on Nov 9, Gujarat date later

New Delhi: Assembly polls in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9, the Election Commission announced on Thursday, but gave no dates for BJP-governed Gujarat whose assembly term also ends in January. The result for the election in Himachal Pradesh will be announced on December 18. Announcing the schedule, Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti […]

EC to announce poll dates for Gujarat, Himachal

New Delhi: The dates for the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are likely to be announced on Thursday. The three-member Election Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Jyoti will address a press conference at 4 p.m. at which the full poll schedule for the two states was likely to be released. The […]

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Himachal cuts VAT on petrol, diesel

Shimla: The Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday reduced the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by one percent. A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here. After Gujarat and Maharashtra, Himachal became the third state to slash VAT on prices of […]

Modi to lay stone of AIIMS in Himachal

Shimla: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of an AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur town on October 3, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Sunday. AIIMS Bilaspur is another milestone in the list of achievements of the NDA government in the health sector, an official statement quoting Nadda said. The minister said […]

Two mild quakes hit Chamba in Himachal

Shimla: Two mild quakes were recorded simultaneously on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said. “Two earthquake measuring 3.5 and 4.1 on the Richter scale were recorded at 8.33 a.m. and 8.56 a.m., respectively,” Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. He said the […]

Eight dead, over 40 missing in Himachal landslide

Shimla: At least eight persons were killed and over 40 missing in a massive landslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district early on Sunday, officials said. The landslide occurred around 12.20 a.m. on the Mandi-Pathankot highway near Kotropi village in Jogindernagar […]

Himachal students set record for practicing yoga

Rampur (Himachal Pradesh): Eleven students of Himachal Pradesh have made records by practicing yoga ‘asanas’ for long duration to enter the Golden Book of World Records, an official claimed on Sunday. Golden Book of World Records national head Alok Kumar told IANS that 11 students became young achievers at a yoga camp held in Rampur […]

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BJP's win in HP civic polls historic: Amit Shah

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah today termed his party’s win in the Himachal Pradesh civic polls as “historic” and said the result reflects the mood of the state and trust of its people in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s politics of development. He also congratulated BJP’s state unit chief Satpal Singh Satti and all the […]

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Sharma to open Chandra-Bhaga Sangam fest in Himachal

Manali: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma will inaugurate daylong Chandra-Bhaga Sangam Parv in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district on Monday, event organisers said on Sunday. He will be accompanied by Haryana Chief Minister Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar and Himachal Pradesh’s two-time former Chief Minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal, who have reached the festival spot, […]

Himachal Pradesh cabinet minister Karan Singh
Himachal minister Karan Singh dead

New Delhi/Shimla: Himachal Pradesh cabinet minister Karan Singh, who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS here, died early on Friday, his family said. He was 59-years-old and is survived by his wife and son. Karan Singh, a three-time legislator and Minister for Ayurveda and Cooperation in the Virbhadra Singh cabinet, is likely to be cremated at […]

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40 missing as Himachal bus falls into river

Shimla: At least 40 people were missing when a bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. The private bus was on its way to Tunni village in Shimla district, from Vikas Nagar in neighbouring Uttarakhand, when it skidded off the road and fell into the Tons river. The […]

Virbhadra Singh
ED summons Himachal CM to appear on April 20

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in a money laundering case. He must appear before it on April 20, an official told IANS on Tuesday. Earlier the ED had summoned him on April 13. But he failed to appear before it. The senior Congress leader had allegedly […]

Suresh Pujari
Virbhadra Singh as CM not good for democracy: BJP's Suresh Pujari

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Odisha unit today demanded immediate resignation of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh. Speaking at a press conference here at the party office, BJP national secretary Suresh Pujari demanded resignation of Singh on moral grounds. “Holding the office of Chief Minister by Virbhadra Singh is not good for democracy. BJP […]

CBI charge sheet
CBI files chargesheet against Himachal CM, others

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The CBI filed the chargesheet before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal. The Delhi High Court, earlier on Friday, dismissed the plea of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and […]

Do-or-die for both India & Australia in series decider

Dharamsala: With the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) geared up to host its first ever Test and the four-match series between India and Australia locked at 1-1, a lot will be at stake when the two top-ranked sides face each other in the decider, starting here from Saturday. After three engrossing and intense matches […]

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Himachal to launch single online portal for industry

Shimla: After reducing the industrial proposal clearance time frame to 30 days, Himachal Pradesh will now further ease doing business by launching a single online portal for project finalisation, an official said on Monday. A single point registration portal for setting up of industries will be operationalised in the next fiscal, an official with the industries […]

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Himachal eyes profitable farming of medicinal plants

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday announced that it was developing agro-techniques for making cultivation of medicinal plants profitable in the state. In order to identify species suitable for cultivation in each climatic zone, the state is developing the agro-techniques. This would help supplementing the income of the growers, the government said in a […]

'Moderate' earthquake shakes Delhi, NCR

New Delhi: A earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, shook residents of Delhi and north India on Monday night, creating panic and causing office workers to evacuate buildings, the IMD said. There were no reports of any casualties or any damage yet. According to the preliminary IMD report, the quake, classified as moderate, occurred […]

To fight monkey menace, Himachal to try ultrasonic shots

Faced with troops of marauding monkeys that have been stealing food and menacing the streets of this popular resort and nearby areas, Himachal Pradesh's wildlife wing is planning to 'fire' ultrasonic waves to keep the simians at bay

Ranji: Himachal, Delhi, Odisha register victories

Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan's five for 53 helped Himachal Pradesh dismiss Assam for 198 in the second innings and win the Ranji Trophy match by an innings and 133 runs in Guwahati on Wednesday while Delhi and Odisha completed their victories over Gujarat and Haryna, respectively