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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday expressed condolence to the families of 39 Indians, who were killed in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS). The 39 persons, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near Mosul when they were kidnapped during their evacuation in ...
Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Board (HPSSSB) conducts the annual Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (HP TET) to recruit candidates for the post of teacher across the state. The exam is held for selection of the Primary Teachers for Class I-V and Upper Primary Teachers for ...

Amidst slogans of protesting farmers are echoing in different regions across the country, the Himachal Pradesh fraction of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has given a call to encircle the state assembly in Shimla on April 3. The protest call came after successive protests in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar ...
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Acharya Devvrat termed the event a turning point in Himachal Pradesh's farmining history and hoped that the way Chief Minister and Additional CS (agri) has taken-up the mission, Himachal would emerge as a natural farming state in the country and set an example for ...
DHARAMSHALA: A 28-year-old woman committed suicide in Una district on Sunday, police said. The woman was living with her mother-in-law while her husband works in Goa. Recommended By Colombia. “Investigations were on, it was the mother-in-law of the woman who spotted her body. We are ...
DHARAMSALA: Forest department and police have evidently failing to curb the poaching activities in this lower part of the Himachal Pradesh where poaching activities were taking the lives of wild animals and stray cattle. On Sunday, a man was killed after few hunters fired a bullet which hit a pharmacist of ...

With spectacular snowy peaks and plunging river valleys, Himachal Pradesh surprises at every twist and turn. While Shimla, Manali and Kasol ... One of the many unexplored villages in Himachal Pradesh, Palampur deserves to be on your list when you visit the Kangra Valley. Photograph: Anton Volobuev/ ...
SHIMLA: Several parts of Himachal were lashed by a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by hail and intermittent rains. The high altitude tribal areas had another spell of fresh snow while widespread rains occurred in mid and lower hills, causing sharp fall in day temperatures. The Rohtang Pass recorded ...
8 Devotees Killed In Himachal Pradesh Accident After SUV Falls Into Gorge ... Shimla: Eight devotees from Punjab were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on early Friday, police said.
Himachal Pradesh is one state where transfers of state government employees are one of the main occupations of the state government. From Chief Minister and ministers to all members of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, office bearers of the ruling and the opposition parties, down to local level ...
A fresh case of financial fraud has come to light involving Rs 6,000 crore by a Himachal Pradesh-based company. The Indian Technomac Company, involved in manufacturing refined noble alloys between 2009 and 2014 before it closed down its operations, has been accused of defrauding tax department ...
Union minister J P Nadda was today elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from the lone seat in Himachal Pradesh. There was no other candidate in the fray. The returning officer declared him elected after the deadline for withdrawing the nominations ended. The seat had fallen vacant following the expiry ...
The chief minister requested the Union minister for allocation of adequate funds for periodical renewal of national highways in the state for year 2017-18 and added that the allocation of a sum of Rs 24 crore was made this year for road length of 266.465 km against the request of Rs 102.03 crore.
A Kangra man has slapped Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) with a legal notice after his son was ignored for the Vijay Hazare Trophy that began on Monday. Himachal registered a six-wicket win over Tripura in the first match. Parveen Sharma, a resident of Jawalmukhi town, has also written ...
Cold-wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday, even as the minimum temperatures rose marginally. The region had a windy and cloudy day and the local MeT office has predicted rains or snow at isolated places on Tuesday, as a fresh western disturbances lie over the ...
“It's a revolutionary treatment that drastically reduces the dose of medicine,” Omesh Kumar Bharti, a field epidemiologist with the Himachal Pradesh government, told IANS. He added, “so is the cost of treatment that would drastically cut to just Rs 350 ($5.50) from the exiting Rs 35,000 ($545) per patient”.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (KNN) Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to raise the maternity leave of women employees who work on contractual basis from 135 days to 180 days. The purpose of increasing maternity leave for contractual women workers is to bring them at par with the regular women employees ...

SHIMLA: In its war against drug mafia the Himachal Pradesh government launched a drive for two weeks, from January 19 to February 1. During his period the police have registered cases against 66 Indians and 7 Nepalese and seized 27.515kg of charas, 215gm opium, 38.279kg of poppy husk, 55.868kg ...
Two brothers were arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing two Nepalese nationals in Shoghi, 13 Km from here, police said. PTI| Updated: Feb 04, 2018, 06:56 AM IST. Comments |. Brother duo arrested for killing 2 Nepalese nationals in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla: Two brothers were arrested on Saturday for allegedly ...
SHIMLA: Quashing notifications regarding creation of a sub-division at Janjehli and sub-tehsil at Chhatri in Mandi district, the Himachal Pradesh high court has observed that public action has to be exercised in good faith. The court said, "Public action cannot be based on extraneous factors and ...
The hamlet made for a beautiful gateway to Himachal Pradesh from the plains of Chandigarh and the construction chaos of a crumbling Shimla. Those in the apple business come from all over the country during the fall season to take their consignments of the fruit. Share a cup of tea with them and you will ...
A division bench of acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma in a recent judgment said the state has formulated a policy termed as Himachal Pradesh Mining Policy, 2013. Considering the overall development which has taken place in the last five years within the state, perhaps this ...
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday allowed amending of the Himachal Pradesh Town and Country Planning rules, 2018 to allow sealing of unauthorised buildings in the state. The sealing of buildings would be done after giving the defaulters an opportunity of being heard, ...
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the state was keen to work with Russia in areas of tourism development and water conservation. The state would seek cooperation in other sectors like investment, technology, road infrastructure and cultural ties with Russia, he said at a meeting with a ...
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday issued a direction to crackdown heavily on the drug mafia in the state. He also questioned the state home department over the poor conviction rate under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Thakur said drugs ...
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said the state was keen to work with Russia in areas of tourism development and water conservation. The state would seek cooperation in other sectors like investment, technology, road infrastructure and cultural ties with Russia, ...
MANALI: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur has said that as the state had received very little rain and snowfall on Tuesday, most parts of the state could face acute shortage of water and fodder in the coming days. Most parts of Himachal are totally dependent on rain, snowfall and glaciers for ...
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Tuesday received fresh snowfall after which sporadic rains aggravated cold conditions in plains and the temperature fell down due to overcast conditions, reports All India Radio. An official from Meteorological Department told IANS, “Shimla and its nearby areas have ...
The hills saw slightly high temperatures due to dry weather, but the Met Office forecast rain and more snow next week. Most tourist towns like Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri, Kasauli, Palampur, Dharamsala, Manali and Dalhousie had been witnessing sunny days. The forecast of snow brought cheer to the state's ...
In a horrifying incident, a seven- year-old boy was brutally attacked and mauled to death by half-a-dozen stray dogs in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, the police said on Sunday. Vikki, a son of a migrant labour from Uttar Pradesh, was attacked by the dogs while he was returning home from a near- by ...
Himachal Pradesh fought hard through captain Prashant Chopra (52 off 35) and Nikhil Gangta (52 off 32) but fell short of the target, ending at 192 for five. The win left Punjab at second spot in the standings behind Delhi though they both are on 12 points. The rest of the four teams in the group are on eight ...
A month after Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, Pradesh Congress committee (PCC) chief Sukhwinder Sukhu on Monday raised questions on the fairness of the EVMs used in the polls and suspected selective tempering of the machines to influence the ...
Tens of thousands of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Sunday took a dip in rivers braving cold weather to mark the auspicious Makar Sankranti festival. A huge gathering was seen at Tattapani, around 52 km from the state capital, and Manikaran, home to a Sikh shrine in Kullu district, for a holy dip in ...
Days after being sacked as the Delhi captain, the swashbuckling Rishabh Pant silenced his critics by smashing a 32 ball century against Himachal Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in New Delhi. The wicketkeeper batsman was at his belligerent best as he tore into the opposition bowling and ...
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to revive the historic bathing ghats at Tattapani, one of the old religious sites near Shimla on the banks of river Sutlej which got submerged in the Kol Dam project water reservoir. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the matter regarding restoration of springs ...
Biting cold wave conditions continued unabated in Himachal Pradesh and mercury hovered around freezing point at most places. Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district recorded a low of minus 8.5 degrees Celsius. Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur district and Manali recorded minimum temperatures of minus 2.0 ...
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is 53-years-old, while Y S Parmar was 45 when he assumed CMs office, Ram Lal was 48, Shanta Kumar was just 42, Vir Bhadra Singh was 49 and P K Dhumal was 53, senior Congress leader and MLA Asha Kumari said in the 13th Himachal Pradesh Assembly ...
DHARAMSHALA: The government will fully cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Kotkhai rape case, said Himachal Pradesh Law Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Wednesday. The minister said that maintaining law and order is the top priority of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led ...
The Himachal Pradesh government has announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for skier Aanchal Thakur, who etched her name in history books by winning the first-ever medal for India in a skiing competition. Hailing from the small but picturesque hill station of Manali, 21-year-old Aanchal Thakur scripted ...
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notice to the Central government and the State of Himachal Pradesh in a petition praying for removing restrictions on cultivation, processing and use of industrial and medical hemp in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The petition filed by one Deshinder Khanna ...
Hailing a generational change in the leadership after the Assembly elections, Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Wednesday asked the government and opposition, to shun vendetta politics and try to work together for the state's development. Delivering his address on the first session of the ...
Five of the cases are against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, which was previously headed by three-time Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur. The state Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau had lodged an FIR against 18 people, including Thakur, his father and former Chief Minister Prem ...
Kangra, Jan 9: An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 hit Himachal Pradesh's Kangra region on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. No loss of life or property has been reported from Kangra. The earthquake tremors were reported at around 6.25 PM on January 9. The epicenter of the earthquake was reported in ...
Senior BJP leader Rajiv Bindal was unanimously elected the speaker of the 13th Himachal Pradesh Assembly today. Four resolutions proposing his name were made. Protem Speaker Romesh Dhawala moved the resolution proposed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and seconded by Education Minister ...
Suspecting corruption and dubious financial dealings, the BJP government on Wednesday put aside the liquor policy of the previous Congress government and scrapped the Himachal Pradesh Beverages Limited (HPBL) — a PSU set-up in July 2016 to run wholesale liquor trade . The decision was taken ...
"Achhe Din" Have Arrived In Himachal Pradesh, Says Jairam Thakur. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said that "achhe din" (good days) had arrived in the state and that his government would not tolerate corruption at any level. All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: January ...
Shimla, Jan 8(PTI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said that "achhe din" (good days) had arrived in the state and that his government would not tolerate corruption at any level. He also said that there was no scarcity of funds for developmental works. "Corruption would not be ...
MANALI: Be it remote tribal areas, villages of towns, Himachal Pradesh will soon witness internet and telecommunication revolution as government was mulling a pact with a telecom major to establish hundreds of communication towers in the state. This was stated by tribal development, IT and agriculture ...
New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh beat Haryana in a thrilling 'Eliminator' during a North Zone leg encounter of the National T20 Championship for Syed Mushtaq ... Batting first at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Himachal Pradesh scored 194 for 2 riding on opener Prashant Chopra's 64-ball-99 that had 11 boundaries.
Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Shanta Kumar on Sunday said that there should be constructive criticism from the opposition for the development of the state. In a democracy one can criticise and levy allegations against each other during election, but when the government is ...


 

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