Tag: Himachal Pradesh

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021