Ashwani Sharma


Himachal Pradesh to involve other states in investigation into the murder of Rocky
Mon, May 02, 2016

According to police, they will look comprehensively into the incident, including Rocky’s alleged criminal background, rivals and several crimes reported from across the states that may be connected to the incident.

Gangster Rocky, who fought Punjab polls, shot dead
Sun, May 01, 2016

While Rocky died on the spot, his driver Parampal Singh suffered serious injuries. Parampal was rushed to PGIMER, Chandigarh, and is stable, said police.

Himachal Pradesh: Largest-ever goiter removed by IGMC doctors
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

The IGMC authorities said this was the largest-ever goiter removed from a body at any medical institution in the country.

Shimla as ‘Shyamla’: Seriously?
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Manoj Singh, general secretary of the VHP’s state unit says the name 'Shimla’ is derived from the Hindu Goddess Shyamala Devi who is an incarnation of Kali.

VHP wants Congress govt to change Shimla to Shyamla
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

To build pressure on the state govt to act on its demand, VHP submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh justifying the need to shun British legacies.

CAG report: ‘HP govt violated Constitution to raise loans, heading for debt trap’
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Himachal Pradesh runs the risk of getting entangled in a “debt trap by 2018-’19,” according to a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)report.

CAG detects scam: ‘HP govt gave undue benefits of Rs 209 cr to Jaypee Group’
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The company sold the project after obtaining permission to do so from the state last year.

Himachal govt failed to levy Rs 209 cr fine on JP Power: CAG
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The CAG, in its report, said that JP Power was given undue favour by the Himachal government despite finding that they violated rules.

After jaundice outbreak, Shimla faces another crisis — that of water
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The Shimla Municipal Corporation had shut the Ashwani Khad supply — a major water reservoir — following the jaundice outbreak.

Himachal Pradesh: A thaw in House, only for MLAs to double their salaries
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

The salaries of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker has been increased from Rs 50,000 and Rs 45,000 to Rs 80,000 and Rs 75,000 respectively, Their sumptuary allowance has been hiked from Rs 30,000 to Rs 95,000 a month.

Virbhadra chants ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, says ‘I am a true patriot’
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Virbhadra Singh Thursday tried to outplay the BJP by raising the ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogan in the state Assembly.

‘Monkeys need to be declared vermin in entire Himachal’
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

S S Negi, Principal Chief Conservator (PCCF), Wildlife on the monkey menace

Man vs Monkey: How farmers are grappling with losses that have hit Himachal’s economy
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Apart from attacking people, monkey raid crops and leave farmers grappling with losses that have hit the Himachal Pradesh’s economy.

Want no leadership change, Himachal Congress leaders assure AICC
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

State MLAs had earlier announced their support to the embattled chief minister in the face of persistent calls for his resignation from the Opposition.

Himachal Cong stands by CM Virbhadra Singh
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

On Saturday, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni had called 15 senior Congress leaders from Himachal, including the CM and the state party chief Sukhwinder Sukhu, to New Delhi.

Money laundering case: Opposition walks out of Himachal Assembly, BJP demands immediate discussion
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

The House witnessed sloganeering, protests and frayed tempers from the opposition side.

Dharamshala MC elections – Polls referendum on Cong rule: Prem Kumar Dhumal
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Dhumal also raked up the World T20 cricket match controversy and hit out at the Congress on the issue of a central university, which the CM had promised to Dharamshala

Declare monkeys as vermin in 39 tehsils: HP to MoEF
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

At least seven tehsils in Kangra district, five each in Una, Bilaspus and Sirmaur, are among 39 tehsils in the state's 10 of 12 districts that have been identified as monkey hotspots.

PM Modi confers Himachal Pradesh with ‘Krishi Karman Award’
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

The award was received by Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania - who led a team of senior officers including Additional Chief Secretary (Agri) Upma Chawdhry at a ceremony held at New Delhi.

Himachal Pradesh HC directs govt to check illegal use of oxytocin
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

The bench ordered central government to establish, within three months, an academy for training all drug regulatory officers .

Himachal Pradesh: All trapped trekkers in Chandrakhani Pass rescued
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

"Anil Kumar and Hitender Sharma were the two who were rescued this morning and they were brought to Kullu government hospital. Now all eight trekkers have been evacuated and are fine,” said Additional District Magistrate Kullu.

Missing for nearly 70 hours, all Kullu trekkers located
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

The students went on a trekking trip on Thursday and were missing for over 50 hours.

India vs Pakistan, ICC World T20: I am not answerable to Anurag Thakur, says Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Virbhadra Singh rejected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur’s charge that the state government was responsible for shifting of the match.

Anand Sharma seeks Rajya Sabha seat from Himachal
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Sharma (63) is set to be elected unopposed as opposition BJP, which has 27 MLAs in the 68-member House, is unlikely to field a candidate.

Anand Sharma files nomination for RS election from Himachal
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Sharma said, “It's a great honour for me to represent Himachal Pradesh for the third-time. I am thankful to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her trust and faith.”

Chamba: Two IAF jawans washed away after sudden rise of water level in Ravi
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

All five personnel were on a weekend holiday trip to Chamba and were clicking pictures at the riven bank.

AAP to oppose Pakistan game
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

AAP which is in power in Delhi, went as far as saying that even if the match was shifted to another venue, it would oppose it.

India-Pak T20 match: AAP also joins chorus, CM Virbhadra says govt not running away from its duty
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

"Our party's stand is very clear. India should play cricket with only friendly nations and not those who were supporting terrorism or sending trained militants to attack India," Dr Rajan Sushant.

Anand Sharma to get renominated to Rajya Sabha from HP​
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday had issued notification for the Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh.

World T20, India vs Pakistan: Countdown begins, uncertainty looms
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

Amid mounting concerns over the India-Pakistan fixture in Dharamshala, PCB to send their team to inspect security at the venue.

Indo-Pak World T20 match: Ex-services League calls for ‘Operation Balidan’, hardens its stand
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Ex-service League president declared that even if Anurag Thakur or HPCA is able to convince the families of the martyrs to allow the match to be held as per schedule, his organisation will remain firm on its stand.

Ray of hope as Anurag Thakur meets HP CM; latter budges hardliner stand
Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Anurag Thakur said he would be requesting everyone with folded hands to allow HPCA to host India-Pakistan World T20 fixture.

India-Pakistan, World T20: Himachal government backs away from hosting high-profile fixture at Dharamsala
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said the state knew of the schedule months in advance and did not specify any such concerns at the time.

India-Pak T-20 match in Dharamshala could create law and order issue: Shanta Kumar
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Shanta Kumar on Saturday dashed off a strong-worded letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that the match should not be allowed at Dharamshala

Himachal MLA Asha Kumari gets 1-year jail term
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

Dalhousie MLA Asha Kumari convicted in a land grab case and sentenced to one year imprisonment, besides being fined Rs 8,000.

Jaundice outbreak: BJP stages walk-out from House
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

Opposition BJP staged a walk-out from the Vidhan Sabha on Friday, protesting against the state government’s ‘insensitive attitude’ and ‘criminal apathy’ over the outbreak of jaundice which has already resulted in a dozen deaths.