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Himachal Pardesh Assembly adjourned as scuffle break out
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The Speaker adjourned the House but the BJP members refused to leave and kept raising slogans and trooped in the well of the House .

Himachal Pradesh: Karan Singh to join Virbhadra’s cabinet
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

After keeping him to wait for over two and half years, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is likely to induct Karan Singh (58) as minister in his cabinet.

ED officer’s repatriation: BJP walks out
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The BJP members, including leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal, were on their feet seeking a discussion. They later staged a walkout .

Landslide on Shimla-Kalka National Highway, traffic hit
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Officials said in Shimla that the landslide at Shoghi, a gateway town to Shimla, has brought the movement of traffic to a complete halt.

Himachal Pradesh seeks repatriation of ED officer investigating CM Virbhadra Singh’s aide
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Negi was investigating a case against Subash Ahluwalia, the CM’s Private Secretary. Negi is posted as Assistant Director in Shimla.

Manali hoteliers body writes to CM Virbhadra Singh, seeks package from PM Modi
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The hoteliers body compiled a list of 15 such virgin sites as an alternative to Rohtang Pass.

Manikaran tragedy: NDRF warns of more rock slips
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Seven pilgrims, all from Rogla village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, died while 11 are injured.

Himachal Pradesh: Kullu administration orders immediate evacuation of Gurudwara struck by boulder
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The tragedy also raised serious questions on alleged violations committed in construction of the eight-storey building at an ecologically fragile site without obtaining necessary permissions.

Rohtang pass ban: At 5 per cent, tourist turnout at Manali hits all-time low
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The ban came into force Monday morning after the Kullu Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rakesh Kanwar passed the orders to enforce directions of the National Green Tribunal.

HP governor-designate: Will bring together govt, oppn
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Vrat said that once he takes charge at Raj Bhawan, he would try to narrow down differences between the two important leaders of the state, currently locked in a bitter battle.

Three members of a family buried alive after cloudburst in Dharampur
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Additional District Magistrate Mandi Vivek Chandel said a woman's body has been retrieved from the mud and slush of the building, while search is one for the other two members of the family.

Political rivalries should not affect governance: Himachal Governor designate
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Vrat said once he takes charge at Raj Bhavan, he would try to narrow down differences between the two important leaders of the state, currently locked in a bitter battle.

Priyanka land deal in Himachal Pradesh: Notices to info officers on contempt plea
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

The court directed both the officials to appear before a division bench on September 11, and explain their position on the contempt plea.

Land grabbing case: Dhumal to file defamation case against Jairam Ramesh
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

A day after Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused him of violating laws in the allotment of 16 acres in Dharamshala to build a cricket stadium, former Himachal Pradesh chief minister PK Dhumal on Monday threatened to file a defamation case against him.

Why Himachal’s forest officials were hacking at fruit-laden apple trees
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

In peak apple season, many orchards in Himachal have unexpected visitors. They are forest officials armed with a High Court order to crack down on encroachments on forest land.

Rohtang Pass may become world’s highest tourist place with CNG buses
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

After the successful trial run of the CNG medium-sized buses in Rohtang Pass following the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, Transport Minister G S Bali said the cabinet will soon take a decision on starting CNG-based buses in Manali .

Himachal Pradesh sounds alert after Gurdaspur attack
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The districts alerted include Chamba, which borders with Kishtwar, Bhadarwah of Jammu & Kashmir, and Kangra and Una districts, bordering Punjab .

35 passengers still missing in Himachal bus accident
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Seven out of nine dead have been identified and postmortems were conducted. The bodies were also handed over to their relatives for last rites in Punjab

Himachal Pradesh: 7 killed, over 22 missing as bus plunges into Parvati river
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

While 22 people have been rescued, at least 22 others are missing.

Vigilance to probe Baba Ramdev’s land deal with Dhumal govt
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh directed the state Vigilance Bureau to look in to the matter and file an FIR.

HPCA must change status: Virbhadra Singh
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

The HPCA is headed by Anurag Thakur, a BJP MP who is also the BCCI secretary.

First rumbling: Party hangs head in shame over Vyapam, Shanta writes to Amit Shah
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

On July 9, the Supreme Court had ordered the CBI to investigate all criminal cases linked to the Vyapam recruitment and admissions scam in Madhya Pradesh, and the deaths of at least 25 accused.

No passage at Rohtang: background and fallout of Green Tribunal order
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Livelihoods of more than 8,000 residents of Manali and nearby villages are said to have been affected by the NGT's order that has capped the number of vehicles at the pass at 1,000 per day.

Karmapa back in the dock — what now?
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Ashwani Sharma recalls 2011 case against Ogyen Trinley Dorje, in which HC wants him prosecuted.

Himachal government orders probe into audio CD row
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday ordered a high level probe into the leak of a controversial audio CD, allegedly containing health minister's private conversations with a close businessman and a woman.

Foreign Currency Seizures: High Court allows Karmapa to be prosecuted
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The case dates back to 2011, when the Una police intercepted a vehicle at Mehatpur barrier from which Rs 1 crore cash was reportedly recovered.

Priyanka Vadra’s land deal: Himachal Pradesh High Court stays SIC’s order
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday stayed the State Information Commission (SIC) order directing Deputy Commissioner Shimla to disclose information about Priyanka Vadra land at Chharabra,13 kms from Shimla, within 10 days .

Himachal minister demands probe into audio CD controversy
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

The health minister also said that he was removed from the PCC president's post in 2012 under a political conspiracy as 'few people' had threatened to quit Congress and form a new party.

Himachal Pradesh: Judge suspended for ‘sexual harassment’
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

First of its kind incident in the state's judiciary has come as a big embarrassment for the High Court and senior judges in Himachal Pradesh.

Disclose details of Priyanka Vadra land in 10 days: Himachal info panel
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The State Information Commission on Monday directed the Public Information Officer (PIO) to disclose, within 10 days, full information about Priyanka Vadra's land at Chharabra,13 kms from Shimla.

Workers lynch 4 private guards at IIT-Mandi
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Three of the injured had received bullet injuries as gunshots were fired at the protesting workers that triggered a huge mob which went violent, joined by locals, beat-up.

Cases against me are sheer political vendetta by NDA govt: Virbhadra Singh
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

It’s sheer political vendetta and diversionary tactics of the NDA government against me, says Virbhadra Singh.

White-rumped vultures make a comeback in Kangra
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Vulture's decline was attributed to the use of diclofenac drug which was later banned.

Himachal Pradesh earns Rs 1.93 crore through carbon credits under bio-carbon project
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

This will be the first installment of the sequestered carbon credits ,which the state government has received from the government of Spain.

President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to HP Lokayukta bill
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

"The Lokayukta will constitute an inquiry wing headed by the director of inquiry for conducting preliminary probe into any offence committed by a public servant," the bill reads.

Stringent laws required to curb drug menace: CM Virbhadra Singh 
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Singh made a fervent plea to Centre for a stringent law to deal with drug menace in the country apart from evolving an inter-agency cooperation to check its abuse and reduce its supply.