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  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Former BJP MP Suresh Chandel likely to join Congress

    New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Suresh Chandel is likely to join the Congress party on Tuesday, 26 March. Reportedly, Chandel met several key Congress leaders in New Delhi on Monday. Chandel was a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha, representing the Hamirpur constituency of[Read More…]

  • At 102, this Himachal voter is all set to vote again!

      Shimla: At the age of 102, Shyam Saran Negi, who never missed a chance to tune to hear Prime Minister Narendra Mondi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, is all set to vote again. A staunch believer in democracy, he wants other Indians too not to miss an opportunity to vote.[Read More…]

  • Rs 2000 deducted hours after farmers received aid under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi

    The matter took place in the Bangana tehsil of the Una district, Himachal Pradesh

  • HP: For Congress, contesting Lok Sabha polls appears to be uphill task

    By Vishal Gulati Shimla: For the Congress party leadership in BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh, contesting the parliamentary polls appears to be an uphill task. A majority of Congress leaders apparently consider themselves over the hill, while all four incumbent BJP Members of Parliament are enthusiastic about going to the voters again.[Read More…]

  • Himachal Pradesh freezes with more snow, rain

    Shimla: The minimum temperatures in Himachal Pradesh remained below freezing point on Tuesday as the state received more rain and snow, the weather office said. The state capital recorded the minimum temperature at 2 degree Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological Department here told IANS. Kalpa in Kinnaur district[Read More…]

  • Gadkari launches Rs 4,459 crore highway projects in Himachal Pradesh

    Dharamsala: Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday laid foundation stones for Rs 4,459.24 crore highway projects at Gaggal town on Sunday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present on the occasion of laying of foundations with a click of the mouse. During[Read More…]

  • Himachal avalanche: Trace of 5 missing soldiers speeds up

    Shimla: With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers sped up their search efforts near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh, where an avalanche killed a soldier and five more went missing earlier this week. The authorities suspect that the possibility of survival of those trapped[Read More…]

  • Himachal avalanche: 5 soldiers still missing, bad weather hampers efforts

    Shimla: Rescuers on Friday failed to resume a search operation owing to inclement weather near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh, where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others went missing this week. As the searches entered the third day, the authorities suspected that the chances of survival[Read More…]

  • Intense cold wave grips Himachal Pradesh

    Shimla: An intense cold wave gripped most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the weather office predicting more rain and snowfall in store. Shimla, which saw mild rain and snow, recorded a low of 1.7 degrees Celsius, while its neighboring tourist resort Kufri, which saw 4 cm snow, recorded[Read More…]

  • Himachal Pradesh: Manali gets snow, Shimla rain

    Shimla: Though snowfall eluded the Himachal Pradesh capital here on Friday, the other tourist resort Manali had moderate snow of 6 cm and recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, Met said. The weather was expected to be dry after Sunday with the western disturbances likely receding from[Read More…]

  • Kalpa, hills near Manali wrapped in white blanket

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh’s tourist destination Kalpa and hills overlooking Manali received more snow on Thursday, and the Met Office forecast widespread rain and snow till February 15. Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture in the high hills owing to avalanche warning by Manali-based Snow and Avalanche Study[Read More…]

  • No age bar to contest Lok Sabha polls: BJP leader

    Shimla: In a clear signal to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans, party in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said there would be no age bar for candidates to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Rawat was categorically clear in saying that “there is no such norm of[Read More…]

  • Finding love on Facebook costs over 10 Lakh to a woman

    The accused sent a friend request to the woman in January.

  • Over Rs 2 crore spent on Modi rally in Himachal Pradesh

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government spent over Rs 2 crore for a public meeting addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the completion of its first year in office, the assembly was informed on Thursday. In a written reply, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said approximately Rs 2.31 crore[Read More…]

  • Himachal Pradesh: “How many corpses will you see?”, BJP MLA slams own minister over school bus accidents

    MLA from Nurpur, BJP MLA Rakesh Pathania questioned his own party minister regarding school bus accidents taking place in Himachal Pradesh. The MLA said, “It is time to be serious now, minister ji, how many corpses will you see?” Congress MLA Vinay Kumar had raised the recent incident of the[Read More…]

  • Posters offering “Real adult jobs” found in Shimla

    The numbers given in the posters are of the Northeast and the agents do not respond to the calls without verifying the number.

  • Ex-Himachal CM Virbhadra suffers swine flu, discharged

    Shimla: Congress leader and six-time former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who was diagnosed positive for swine flu, has been discharged, doctors said on Tuesday. “Virbhadra Singh was discharged today (Tuesday) after recovering from swine flu,” Janak Raj, Medical Superintendent with the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in[Read More…]

  • Himachal hills turn white, vehicles’ movement hampered

    The entire Kinnaur district and towns in upper Shimla remained cut off due to closure of roads on the fourth day, a government official said. The Met office in Shimla predicted light snowfall and rain in the state till Saturday. “Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall since[Read More…]

  • Nearly 200 road links in Himachal reopened after snowfall; tourists rescued

    Shimla: Nearly 200 road links in Himachal Pradesh were reopened on Wednesday a day after widespread snow and rain blocked highways and link roads. A majority of commuters, who were stranded across the state, were moved to their destination with the clearing of snow from roads, officials said here. Still,[Read More…]

  • White hills in Himachal, tourists make merry

    Shimla, The Himachal Pradesh capital and picturesque Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday witnessed more snow that snapped road links, however, tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another. “Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall since early Tuesday,” a Meteorological Department official here told IANS. Dharamsala recorded[Read More…]

  • Himachal CM lays foundation stones of Smart City projects

    Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday laid the foundation stones of projects totalling Rs. 145.43 crore here as part of the Smart City Mission, including digitisation and uplift of infrastructure. He also launched an online portal to provide information about the availability and delivery of services[Read More…]

  • Famous Himachal shrine Chintpurni gets rail link

    Una (Himachal Pradesh), One of the busiest shrines in north India, the Chintpurni temple in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district was connected by a rail line on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha inaugurated the 16 km-broad gauge line from Amb to Daulatpur Chowk at a function near[Read More…]

  • Himachal gets relief from snow, rain

    Shimla, After three consecutive days of snowfall and rain, Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday got some relief, but the cold continued to grip the hills, said an official. The meteorological office here said no major snow or rainfall has been reported in the state since Monday. Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul[Read More…]

  • Devotees take dip in Himachal rivers on Makar Sankranti

    Shimla, Bracing the extreme winter chill, hundreds of devotees across Himachal Pradesh on Monday took dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of the country. Large numbers of devotees were seen congregating at Tattapani, 50 km from here, and Manikaran, home to[Read More…]

  • Himachal sees slight rise in mercury, but snow likely

    Shimla, The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a slight rise in the mercury owing to dry weather but the Met Office has forecast chances of snowfall and rain in the coming days. “There are chances of snowfall and rain in the state till January 16,” a Met official[Read More…]

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