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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, Jul 03, 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.

Himachal Pradesh: Families perform last rites of gallant sons who died in Manipur ambush
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Seven jawans from Himachal Pradesh lost their lives in the Manipur ambush. It was the biggest casualty from Himachal after the Kargil war.

Manipur ambush: 7 victims from Himachal, their families await bodies
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Himachal Pradesh, which sends thousands of jawans to the Army, had never lost so many jawans in a single incident after Kargil war, said sources.

Maggi row: Himachal officials collect samples, government promises tough action
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

A day after Kerala banned the sale of Maggi noodles in govt shops, food safety officials in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday collected samples of the instant noodles from some of the districts including Solan.

Free Wi-Fi in Shimla key areas for a week
Sun, May 31, 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.