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Kalyan Singh takes over as Himachal Governor
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Kalyan Singh was administered oath of office by Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir at Raj Bhawan.

Kullu temple theft: Suspect buried main idol near highway
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Man held in Nepal, cops say case solved.

Major fire at underground Bhaba Hydel project in Himachal Pradesh, power generation shut
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Reports said the fire broke at 3.30 this morning after a blast and fire engulfed the entire yard.

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker to act tough in independent MLAs’ case
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

The fate of four independents MLAs hangs in the balance as Speaker Butail hints at acting tough.

Himachal Pradesh Governor plays safe, returns Dhumal’s prosecution file to Govt
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Sources confirmed that Urmila Singh wrote back to the government that there was no need for Governor's sanction in the matter.

Urvashi Rautela talks about shooting for ‘Sanam Re’ in the hills
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Urvashi Rautela is shooting for 'Saname Re' at Shimla and Kalpa during this month, where she is playing as urban socialite.

Now vigilance wants CBI to probe PK Dhumal’s family assets
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

The Virbhadra Singh government may approach the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) to probe all family assets belonging to former chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his MP son Anurag Thakur.

Coalgate: Himachal Pradesh’s joint venture with private firm under ED scanner
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

The joint venture is headed by the state Chief Secy and its nodal agency in the HP Power Corporation.

Himachal govt may rotate Panchayati Raj posts for women
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

The new scheme, will not affect existing reservation for SCs/STs or OBCs.

New ‘Ayog’ must protect special category, small states’ interests, says Virbhadra Singh
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh said any tempering with the funding pattern would be a retrograde step for the states.

PK Dhumal says Cong govt tapping phones, CM denies
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Former Himachal CM PK Dhumal alleged that the govt was tapping phones of the opposition leaders.

Shimla Municipal Corporation may extend deadline on red-roofing
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Shimla Municipal Corporation has been compelled to put off its plans of painting Shimla red.

Chandigarh businessman Nagpal arrested in Taradevi illegal felling
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

After HC rejected his anticipatory bail last week, Nagpal was left with no option but to surrender.

7 HP patients lose vision after March 2014 free eye camp, Govt orders probe
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

The Temple trust based in Himachal Pradeshhas been conducting free eye camps every year .

Snowfall crisis: Six days on, Manali-Kullu powerless, paralysed as tourism gets biggest blow
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Thousands of tourists who found themselves stuck with problems have cancelled their stays and returned homes.

Virbhadra gets major relief, High Court sets asides transfer of IT investigations
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday quashed the orders of the Income Tax department to transfer the investigations into their revised IT returns to central zone Chandigarh.

Heavy snowfall in HP blocks roads, hundreds of tourists stranded, rescue operation underway
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

The roads were covered with slush and snow coupled with rains that made driving dangerous.

Himachal Pradesh assembly clears new Lokayukta Bill
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday passed a new Lokayukta bill clearing decks for setting a single-member anti-graft institution to effectively deal with the cases of corruption, and investigate complaints about misuse of powers by the public servants. The bill if gets assent of the President of India, will replace Himachal Pradesh’s grand old law enacted […]

Drunk doctor performs family planning operation on five, falls asleep while sixth on operating table
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The doctor had also previously slept on a patient midway in an operation, according to BJP MLA Jairam Thakur.

Himachal police alerts Interpol, immigration authorities after idol theft
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The state government also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh .

Raghunathji idol stolen from Kullu temple
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The Chief Minister accepted that it was a serious lapse, and that greater vigil ought to have been kept after the January incident.

Idol of Lord Raghunath, presiding deity of famous Kullu Dussehra, stolen
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Superintendent of police, Kullu and other senior officers have visited the spot and set up a special team.

A grieving father asks: Why is the govt letting them die?
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Deputy Commissioner, Chamba, M Sudha Devi said the cremation will be held on Sunday.

HP to pass TCP bill to regularise illegal constructions, cabinet gives nod
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

The bill replaces an Ordinance earlier promulgated in September 2014 but later withdrawn by the cabinet.

If states take one step to upgrade healthcare, I will take 10: Nadda
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Nadda said he would ‘work off the beaten track’ to introduce new ideas in upgradation of the healthcare system.

Himachal Pradesh targets Rs 2,500 cr worth investment proposals, single-window meeting soon
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Himachal Pradesh is all set to get investment proposals of whopping Rs 2,500 cr...

Reward after missing BJP top post
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Nadda also fits well into Modi’s scheme of things during the LS polls when he was given the task of working out the poll campaign.

Kullu Dussehra ends without animal sacrifice
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Himachal Pradesh HC last month had imposed a ban on animal sacrifices at temples, religious fairs and festivals.

Kullu religious body decides to continue with animal sacrifice despite HC ban
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

For more than two hours, the Dharam Sansad deliberated on the High Court banning the animal sacrifice.

Himachal Pradesh: At least 30 feared dead as overloaded bus plunges into lake
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

About half a dozen persons who jumped out of the bus were injured and rushed to a hospital at Bilaspur.

Sohail Khan to take part in Raid de Himalaya rally
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Sohail Khan will be competing in this year's Raid De Himalaya rally, the highest rally raid of the world in its 16th year.

Himachal Govt’s decision to waive mandatory clearences for hydro-power projects raises questions
Sat, Sep 20, 2014

The move is a complete U-turn by the government on its earlier decision to involve locals users of water and other right holders in sanctioning new hydro-power schemes.

No role in Prashant Bhushan’s land confiscation, says Virbhadra Singh
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

As per the 1960 Indus Water Treaty both the countries can visit the sites of works of development, said Singh.

CM under fire in his PIL, Himachal takes back Prashant Bhushan’s society land
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The land has been under the scanner for alleged violations for non-utilisation for its desired purpose.

I-T tracks ‘unaccounted’ cash to Virbhadra children
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

The Indian Express reviewed I-T documents and the statement of seller of the 1.8 acre farmhouse in Delhi.

Toll in Himachal bus tragedy touches 23
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Local villagers were first to begin the rescue operation while relatives of those involved in the accident also reached the spot.