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Free Wi-Fi in Shimla key areas for a week
Sat, May 30, 2015

Deputy Mayor Tikender Panwar said the Himachal capital will be among country’s pioneering cities to provide free Wi-Fi facility as part of a pilot project.

Shimla: Apple orchards on govt lands , HC sends notice to Chief Secy, DGP
Mon, May 25, 2015

Himachal Pradesh High Court sent notices to top government officials including Chief Secretary and Director General of police and directed them to appear before the court on June 2.

Salman Khan attends sister Arpita Khan Sharma’s wedding reception in Mandi
Tue, May 26, 2015

Salman Khan will be the guest of honour at sister Arpita Khan Sharma's wedding reception at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

SIT to track ‘hidden players’ in Dharamshala ‘sexual assault’ story
Sat, May 23, 2015

Investigations, according to the police, have revealed that the two girls were not related.

Dharamshala sexual assault case fake, ‘victim’ has denied it: Cops
Fri, May 22, 2015

Reports of the alleged incident first appeared on social media. Police was initially clueless as nobody had lodged an official complaint. They had been looking for the complainant.

Soldier’s widow to get 1946 George Cross back
Sat, May 09, 2015

Brahmi Devi, now 83, had received the George Cross, the second highest British military honour for gallantry, on behalf of her husband.

Joginder Nagar to be Himachal’s first free Wi-Fi town
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said free Wi-Fi facility will be made operational within one and a half months time.

NGT extends deadline for ban on diesel vehicles at Rohtang for May 5
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The state government showed its resolve to explore all viable alternatives to replace diesel operated vehicles.

NGT bans diesel tourist vehicles to Rohtang Pass
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The tribunal directed the state govt to post adequate staff at check posts Gulaba, Vashishta and Manali.

UPSC chief proposes structural changes in civil services papers
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

He was addressing a three-day conference of chairpersons of PSC in India that began in Shimla on Saturday.

When a train escaped attachment
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Drama at Una station, Rlys produces proof of compensating farmers minutes before order to attach Jan Shatabdi is executed.

Kullu bad weather: 23 students, 3 teachers rescued after 12-hour ordeal
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

“The children and teachers had spent the whole night under some rocks and they had nothing for safety," said police.

When a court almost attached a train
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

A court has ordered the Indian Railways to attach the Janshatabdi Express train in lieu of unpaid dues.

Himachal Pradesh assembly passes Sports Bill amidst protests by BJP MLAs
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who had introduced the bill, said the legislation aims to 'democratize' the sports bodies.

Himachal govt clears Rs 2,000 cr ropeway project in Shimla
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The Rs 2,000-crore ropeway project to connect ISBT with Mall Road and Shimla's Ridge.

Centre releases Rs 63.88 crore aid for Himachal
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The state had earlier received of Rs 180 crore in assistance for widespread crop and property losses due to rainfall.

Himachal Pradesh MLAs get smartphone app to work smartly
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The app will enable all the MLAs to get the entire House business, to be laid in the House, 45 minutes before the beginning of the daily proceedings.

Falling Sex Ratio: Himachal Pradesh among 10 worst states
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Himachal Pradesh has now been bracketed among the 10 states having the worst sex ratio in the country.

We shouldn’t be punished for being a peaceful, backward state: Virbhadra Singh
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

CM Virbhadra Singh worries about Himachal Pradesh losing its special category status.

Himachal Pradesh: Ban on animal sacrifice to continue, govt to wait for SC decision, says CM
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

“There is no move to file a review petition or pass any legislation. The government will wait for the SC order,” said Singh.

Governor Kalyan Singh overrules Himachal govt, says Dhumal cannot be prosecuted
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Kalyan Singh had last week summoned the file to the Raj Bhawan and held that sanction of the Governor was very much required .

‘They treated us worse than animals’: SFI activists in Shimla allege police brutality
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

SFI activists were protesting against decisions, including a fee hike, taken by the Himachal Pradesh University and the state government.

Sri Lanka, 5 states & UT seek HP’s help in controlling monkey population
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Loss to the agriculture crops is around Rs 184.28 cr per annum while horticulture loss are Rs 150.10 crores.

Satwant is BSF’s first woman officer; Himachal IPS opens doors to gender sensitivity
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

She was picked up for the BSF posting by the centre on the basis of her outstanding career record and previous postings .

Himachal Pradesh to go in for 100 electric buses, HRTC submits project to centre
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The electric buses offer multiple advantages over conventional internal combustion engine buses in terms of higher torque to power ratio.

Families in Great Himalayan Park live without electricity, basic facilities
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

The GHNP has already been declared as UNESCO world heritage site.

No fresh tax in Himachal Pradesh Budget
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presented a budget of Rs 28,339 crore for 2015-16 with no new taxes on Wednesday

BJP office attack: Party MLAs set out deadline for govt to act against culprits
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

If the deadline is not met, BJP says it will launch massive agitations.

Leopards are scared of humans: Study
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

In the night if you are walking alone, even playing music on the mobile phone would keep the leopards away.

In pahari style, Virbhadra Singh shows his dance moves in Himachal Assembly
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Virbhadra Singh shows off his dance moves mocking BJP's protest against his govt in Himachal Assembly.

Governor Kalyan Singh reads out Himachal govt’s achievements in 3 minutes
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that his party had no problem with the governor reading a shortened speech.

Shimla goes fancy for commuters, tourists; introduces e-carts
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

The golf-carts unlike traditional fuel-driven vehicles do not create noise or air pollution.

HC seeks reply on Delhi-Shimla flight service
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

The court directed Air India and Airport Authority of India to file a detailed reply on possibilities of resuming Delhi-Shimla flight service.

One optional subject scrapped in HAS selections, UPSC pattern adopted
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

The Commission said the decision will level the playing field to all the candidates appearing for the selections.

Four dead as rain, avalanche cripple life in Himachal Pradesh
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Cold conditions prevailed across the state and mainly in snow-hit areas of Shimla, Manali and Chamba.

Himachal HC seeks status report on under trials in prisons
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

The apex court had directed all the state high courts to examine the issue touching the rights of the under-trial prisoners