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DHARAMSHALA: Indian youths kidnapped by the Nigerian pirates were fed only noodles, that too one time in a day, for more than two months. They spent their days under a plastic tent with single mattress over a big rug and were not allowed to move outside it, the three men who returned home on Sunday ...
Shimla, Apr 15 (UNI) The 71st Himachal Day was celebrated with traditional fervor, fanfare and enthusiasm throughout the State. ... The State level function was held at historic the Ridge Shimla, where Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur unfu rled the National Flag andtook salute from the contingent of Police, ...

SHIMLA: Hoisting of national flag, presentation of cultural programmes, exhibitions and march past by contingents from police, home guards, NCC, NSS and Scouts and Guides marked the celebrations of 71st Himachal Day across the state on Sunday. Himachal had come into existence on April 15, 1948, ...
Shimla is gearing up to introduce 'Heritage Walk' to offer additional pleasure to tourists and also to boost tourism. Although the hill station is popular among tourists as 'Queen of Hills,' and there is no dearth of natural beauty, the region is trying to revive the nature trails so that visitors are able to make the ...
CBI has for remained unsuccessful in arresting any accused in the gang-rape-cum-murder case of a minor girl in Shimla. The Central Bureau of ... The case was later handed over to the CBI which had registered two FIRs on July 6 and 19 on the directions of Shimla High Court. The agency had recently ...
Himachal Pradesh relaunched sterilization drive for monkeys in capital Shimla to control booming simian population. The state has engaged monkey catchers after repeated complaints by locals. Monkeys roaming around the city are a common sight. There have also been incidents of monkeys attacking ...

"The rally's competitive stage will start from Shimla's Ridge on Saturday and will take the riders through some age-old paths that date back to the British era," Mohit Sood, president of the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), the club organising the event, told IANS.
A team of Members of Legislative Assembly and Council, led by Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, studied various maternal and child health issues during their visit to Shimla and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. The legislators enquired about implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit ...
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently inaugurated the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla having a capacity of 35 KW, installed on the rooftop of the Department of Environment, Science and Technology. Image: twitter.com/jairamthakurbjp. 1/5. Others ...
ABBOTTABAD: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Jawad Abbasi has said that the Abbottabad Interchange Plan from Express Highway has been approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with the consent of Pakistan Army. “Work on the 1.7km Shimla Hill Tunnel project will start soon ...
MANALI: Worried with the town and country planning (TCP), pollution, tourism and other departments taking phase-wise action on all the hotels of Kullu-Manali, many hoteliers have preferred not to spend money on renovation of the properties for the upcoming summer tourist season. If sealed or not ...
DHARAMSHALA: A batch of 47 padyatris, who left for the Dalai Lama's abode at McLeodganj from Chuthangmo in Arunachal Pradesh on March 19, reached this hill town on Friday morning. The group had started its march from Chuthangmo — the place where the Dalai Lama had entered India in 1959, ...
DHARAMSHALA: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has allowed the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim. It is being seen as a goodwill gesture by the India government. Earlier, Tibetans were upset after the Centre had unofficially conveyed ...
Any pictorial collection of Shimla is incomplete without a panoramic view of the Ridge and the iconic Ashiana Restaurant along with a Goofa Bar and Restaurant in the basement. On Thursday, this restaurant made headlines as it is after a 13 year old legal battle that the Himachal Pradesh Tourism ...
MANALI: Hope of finding missing Gurugram engineer, 23-year-old Aman Awasthi, is fading fast. Awasthi was on a solo trip to Parbati valley in Himachal's Kullu district. He has been missing since March 8 when he was last seen in Malana village where he was living in a homestay. Last week, Awasthi's ...
Although noted activist Anna Hazare ended his indefinite fast, a ^74-year-old man here has been on a hunger strike for the past five days seeking proper implementation of the Lokpal and Lokayukta Acts. Identified as Lakshmi Chand, a retired government employee, the man has been on a fast for five days, ...
SHIMLA: After 20 days' discussion, the first budget presented by chief minister Jai Ram Thakur was passed in the state assembly on Thursday. The total budget expenditure estimated for 2018-19 is Rs 41,440 crore, out of which estimated expenditure on salaries is Rs 11,263 crore, on pensions Rs 5,893 ...

Ashiana restaurant and Goofa bar and restaurant, the only two prominent eateries situated at the prime location on the Ridge Ground in Shimla, overlook the Mall Road and are famous among tourists especially foreigners due to their open space and scenic view especially in winters. The top court, after ...
After a 13-year legal battle, the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation today retained the right to operate the two landmark restaurants-Ashiana and Goofa - at the historic Ridge ground at Shimla, with the Supreme Court setting aside high court orders on leasing them out afresh.
He was addressing a workshop on water conservation organized by the Himachal Pradesh assembly in Shimla on late Tuesday evening. He said involving community participation can go a long way in effective water conservation to ensure water availability and rejuvenation of traditional water sources.
SHIMLA: Senior Congress leader and former urban development minister Sudhir Sharma on Tuesday asked CM Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government to clear his stand on regularizing unauthorized structures in the state. He said that on December 22, 2017, the Himachal Pradesh high court had set aside a ...
DHARAMSALA: A large quantity of liquor was recovered from a car here following which a case was registered under the relevant sections of the excise act, police said. SSP Santosh Patial said that during checking at Bhagsunag near Macleodganj in upper Dharamsala, a Swift Dzire car was checked.
The investigations into the case were handed over to the CBI after large-scale protests rocked Kotkhai, Theog and Shimla, and the subsequent death of one of the suspects, Suraj Singh, a Nepal national, in police custody on the intervening night of July 18 and 19. The High Court referred the case to the CBI ...
New Delhi, Mar 28 () After a 13-year legal battle, the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation today retained the right to operate the two landmark restaurants-Ashiana and Goofa - at the historic Ridge ground at Shimla, with the Supreme Court setting aside high court orders on leasing them ...
SHIMLA: On the issue of three Himachali youths kidnapped by Nigerian pirates, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has said that the state government was concerned on the matter. He said that the Union government had been contacted on the issue with a request to ensure the early release of those kidnapped.
Himachal Pradesh has 40 bank holidays in the year 2018. The list of bank holiday in Himachal Pradesh includes - Republic Day, Guru Ravidas's Birthday, Maha Shivaratri, Holi, Independence Day, Janmashtami, Muharram, Diwali, Christmas etc. Some of these holidays are falling on Friday and Monday.
In accordance with the initiatives and also to realise the country's objective of Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan and also to qualify for a Smart City title, the Shimla Municipal Corporation, too in early 2018 had widely publicised the programme of collecting house hold garbage under its already in operation door to ...
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh high court has asked the Shimla deputy commissioner to file an affidavit stating the number of vehicles registered in Shimla town with the registering authority and to state whether every vehicle owner has dedicated parking in compliance of the orders passed by the court ...
SHIMLA: Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who was here along with her daughter Priyanka Vadra, was rushed to New Delhi on Friday owing to her ... Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand accompanied the Congress leader from Shimla to Chandigarh.
A sudden fall in temperature after rains and snowfall on the higher peaks in Shimla might have resulted in her health complications, including breathlessness, doctors said. This is the second time Ms. Gandhi had to leave midway from her visit to Shimla, where she often comes to inspect her daughter's ...
Sources said that Sonia who was in Shimla along with her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and a Congress leader on a private visit was rushed yesterday late night to Chandigarh by road from Shimla as she was unwell and reportedly declined to go to the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla ...
SHIMLA: Cold-wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today, even as the minimum temperatures rose marginally. ... and 0.4 degree Celsius respectively, followed by Bhuntar (2 degrees Celsius), Manali (2.8 degrees Celsius), Shimla (5.8) and Dharamshala (7.2 degrees Celsius).
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 ...
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Feb 5 (ANI): The historic Ridge in the hilly town of Shimla has developed fresh cracks, threatening centuries-old heritage. During a recent inspection, authorities have detected fresh cracks in an underground water tank. The Ridge has been developing cracks for long, and ...
DHARAMSHALA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday decided to amend the Town and Country Planning Rules 2018 to allow sealing of unauthorized buildings or portions. "The building would be sealed after giving defaulters an opportunity of being heard under the amendment in the Act. This ...
SHIMLA: Failure of the authorities to check industrial pollution in Nalagarh area of Solan district is wreaking havoc on residents. A report submitted by the amicus curiae in Himachal Pradesh high court has revealed that there has been tremendous increase in the number of cases of renal diseases and ...
The police arrested two youths from Sirmaur in connection with Shimla double murder that came to light on Friday, when two bodies were recovered from Shoghi, 15km from Shimla. A team of Sirmaur police raided a house in Shambhuvala in Sirmaur and nabbed the two accused on the intervening night of ...
Shimla: Following the directions of Himachal Pradesh high court which had observed that the authorities are duty bound to ensure that owners and stakeholders do not cause any cruelty to horses and ponies used by tourists, the Shimla municipal corporation has identified a place, immediately below the ...
In Pics: Shimla's First Snowfall of the Year Will Take Your Breath Away. The first snowfall in Shimla brings with it beautiful snowcapped mountains and towns cloaked in white! by Anakha Arikara January 27, 2018, 1:17 pm. “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and ...
After much delay, the Himachal Pradesh capital experienced the season's first snowfall, leading to a surge of tourists to savour the snow-covered landscape."Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall and this was the season's first snowfall in Shimla town," an official of the ...
DHARAMSHALA: BJP MP Shanta Kumar, who represents Kangra-Chamba parliamentary constituency of Himachal Pradesh, has said that Chamba, which was declared as backward district, would get development grants from Centre. He said that this decision has been taken for the betterment of this area.
Meanwhile, these Western Disturbances induced clouding and altered the wind pattern over the region due to which Shimla continued to witness above normal minimums. However, the Northern Plains including Delhi were affected by icy cold winds from the Himalayan region which resulted in fall in ...
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government mulling rehabilitating stray cattle to produce biogas to provide a clean source of energy to the people. The panchayati raj and rural development department has asked a company to start the pilot project at Thanakalan in Una district, and if the project is ...
Shimla, Jan 20 (UNI) The Joint Acton Committee constituted by Upnagriay Jankalayan Samiti had convened a meeting to choke out strategy for taking further necessary action in wake of National Green Tribunal and Himachal Pradesh High Court verdicts against so-called unauthorized construction in ...
In his childhood, Sood had seen a number of hairdressers near his house sitting under the sky and applying tonsorial on the clients. The locals named it 'Haircutting Factory'. This factory that has seen the ups and downs of Shimla, in say 70 years, still exists under a shed. Sita Ram, from Sarkaghat of Mandi, ...
SHIMLA: The dry spell in Himachal Pradesh is posing a threat of water-borne diseases with many cases already being reported from different parts of the state. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said that an exercise should be undertaken to find out the reasons why viruses of water-borne diseases were getting ...
SHIMLA: A five-year-old boy died after being mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in a Himachal Pradesh village, police said on Saturday. The boy named Vicky, the son of a migrant labourer from Uttar Pradesh, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. According to police, the boy ...
Apple is most important fruit crop of Himachal Pradesh and area under its cultivation has increased from 400 hectares in 1950-51 to 1,10,679 hectares in 2015-16. Apple is largely produced in the districts of Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, Mandi, Chamba and Sirmaur, with people in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti ...
SHIMLA: To curb illegal mining, the state industries department has decided to launch a drive with the help of police so that on receiving information about illegal mining immediate action could be initiated. Industries minister Bikram Singh said that the state government would stop illegal mining at any cost ...
SHIMLA: With the existing dry weather conditions posing threat of jaundice and some cases already being reported from Mandi, Solan and Shimla districts, Himachal Pradesh chief secretary Vineet Chawdhary on Thursday directed all government departments such as irrigation & public health, rural ...


 

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