Ashwani Sharma


No invite to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India-Pakistan World T20 match: Anurag Thakur
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur says Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a busy schedule and the match is just a group fixture.

Jaundice hits Shimla’s economy, tourism
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

There is a significant 25 to 30 percent drop in the tourists flow after the outbreak that has affected nearly 2,000 people and claimed over half-a-dozen lives.

Foreign currency row: Amid I-T probe, Virbhadra gives clean chit to detained Tibetans
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

His remarks come amid a probe by the Income Tax (I-T) department to ascertain the source of the money, a majority of which was in Indian rupees but which also included Chinese yuan and American dollars.

Shimla rejoices as snowfall finally hits region
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Snowfall was also experienced at tourist destinations of Kullu Manali where tourists have already arrived hoping for snow.

Jaundice outbreak: Shimla court junks bail pleas of 5 accused
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Investigations have revealed that IPH department ignored the issue of sewage discharge into the Ashwani Khad, which was the main source of water for supply to major parts of Shimla.

Over 40 lakh unaccounted foreign currency seized by Himachal police
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

An official said the currency seized belong to China (yuan) and some US dollars besides Indian rupee.

Himachal Pradesh first to set-up dog squad, reveals newly launched book
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

The book covers rich tradition and achievements of the Himachal Police in controlling law and order, crime, drug menace, ensuring safety and security of all.

Rajya Sabha vacancy in Himachal: Sharma favourite, Stokes also in race
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

There are three Rajya Sabha seats, besides the four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal.

Shimla Jaundice outbreak: Two more engineers arrested
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

The release of contaminated water into the main source of drinking water had resulted in a jaundice outbreak with seven deaths and over 1,100 cases.

Behind Shimla jaundice outbreak: waste in drinking water
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Over 1,100 cases, seven deaths reported so far, hill station tourism hit.

Smriti Irani: ‘Rahul Gandhi, stop using students as shield for your politics’
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Irani said that Rahul Gandhi has taken the politics to the campus and institutions.

Himachal AAP convenor Rajan Sushant quits post
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

A three-time MLA, who was state minister for revenue and biotechnology in the previous BJP government led by Prem Kumar Dhumal, Sushant was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kangra in 2009 on BJP ticket.

Shimla jaundice outbreak: Police arrest another IPH engineer
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

During the day, police interrogated Chief Engineer R M Mukul at Dhalli police station regarding the case. On his failure to get satisfactory replies, he was summoned along with his advocate to the police station once again on Sunday.

Shimla jaundice outbreak: STP contractor held after bail plea denied
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

The contractor was running the sewage treatment plant (STP) that was found to be discharging untreated sewage directly to drinking water source (Ashwani Khad).

Jaundice outbreak: At Malyana treatment plant, effluents flow straight to Shimla’s water
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

The town is being supplied drinking water mixed with its own sewage as its treatment plant at Malyana, located 1.5 km below the Mehli-Dhalli bypass road, is in shambles.

On his first R-Day, Himachal Governor breaks protocol
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

A former Gurukul principal at Kurushetra, Dev Vrat seems to be keen on changing the way Raj Bhawan functions in the state.

Congress MP takes on CM on Central University issue, says Virbhadra is anti-Dehra
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

"It's absolutely shocking and intriguing how the chief minister has suddenly changed his stand for setting-up university campus near Dharamshala –when it is already approved that 75 per cent of university will be located at Dehra and rest 25 per cent in Dharamshala," said Rajya Sabha member Viplove Thakur.

Jaundice outbreak in Shimla: PCC general secy asks for penal action against erring authorities
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

The Congress leader, however, evaded questions about an absconding contractor of the sewerage treatment plant at Malyana, who had not taken any step for months to run the treatment plant.

Shimla jaundice outbreak: Sewage treatment plant out of order for months, say cops
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

The jaundice outbreak, with over 1,000 reported cases so far, has affected all sections of society from doctors and bureaucrats to students and tourists.

1,000 Jaundice cases in Shimla: Police say sewage treatment plant out of order for months
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Investigations were started by the Shimla police after Mayor Sanjay Chauhan and Deputy Mayor Tikender Panwar had lodged an FIR.

Delhi Police issues alert for missing car hired from Pathankot
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

The cab driver was found dead in Kangra on January 20.

Himachal police rules out terror angle in driver’s murder and missing car
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

"Right now, investigations don't suggest any terrorists angle. Yes, there could be a drug angle as the deceased had two cases of trafficking at Chamba, though he was acquitted some time back for lack of evidence," Dular said.

After Pathankot attack, Virbhadra Singh objects to India-Pakistan World T20 clash in Dharamshala
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The India-Pakistan World T20 match is scheduled to be held in Dharamsala on March 19.

Want to be face of girl child campaign in Himachal: Dr Puja Negi
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Dr Negi, a doctor from Shimla, has been crowned thrice in three months in national and international beauty pageants.

BJP disciplinary panel head says suspension of Kirti Azad is ‘justified’
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Azad had held a press conference, highlighting alleged corruption in the DDCA which Jaitley headed for 13 years until 2013.

Himachal: BJP elects Satpal Satti as state president
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

A third-time MLA, Satti had the backing of top party leadership - former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Union minister for Health J P Nadda, party veteran Shanta Kumar and organising secretary Pawan Rana.

Himachal Pradesh minister asks BCCI to change India-Pakistan World T20 match venue
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

HP transport minister G S Bali said that during Havaldar Sanjeevan Rana's cremation, he noted anger against Pakistan.

Pathankot attack pattern similar to 26/11: Brigadier who led NSG team in Mumbai
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express over phone from Mumbai, the Brigadier said that unlike Mumbai attack, the security forces and army had an advantage since there was prior inputs.

Last salute to martyrs: Govt must give befitting reply, says grieving father
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of Chand and Rana.

I will send my grandson to join Indian Army: father of Pathankot martyr
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

The bodies of two Himachal Pradesh martyrs Rana, 50, and Jagdish Chand, 58, of village Basa Gola in Siyunta area of Chamba district were consigned to flames with full state honours today

Pathankot martyr: ‘He exhibited extraordinary valour, didn’t care for his life’
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Top government officials said that Chand, who hailed from Basa village in Himachal Pradesh, was among the first security personnel to engage the terrorists.

Pathankot martyr: Family went to see him in hospital, told to go home
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

According to Ajay Kumar, an up-pradhan of Sehwan panchayat, the only brief that Sanjeev’s family received on Saturday was that he has been referred to a military hospital and was admitted in the ICU.

Mandi tragedy: Rs 20 lakh compensation to each parent of victim, orders Himachal HC
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The court ordered Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB), the state government and college management to share compensation in the ratio of 60:30:10 respectively.

Pathankot attack: Himachal prepared to meet any threat, but can’t be complacent, says police
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

Pathankot attack, which is barely 5 kms from Himachal Pradesh border, has increased the fears for the state agencies, which till now had only been focusing on Chamba borders for Pakistani-trained Kashmiri militants.

At 98, independent India’s oldest voter casts his vote for Himachal panchayat polls
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The biggest highlight of the day's polling was participation of Shayam Saran Negi, independent India's oldest voter, who despite his ailing health and age, tracked his way to the polling booth at Kalpa in tribal district of Kinnaur to cast his vote.

Right to health is a human right: Himachal High Court
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Giving the government six months’ time to seek options, the bench said all central government pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas would be covered either by CS(MA) Rules, 1944 or CGHS as per the option they choose.