Ashwani Sharma


Himachal Pradesh: Two arrested in Israeli woman gangrape case
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The break through came when police scanned the CCTV footage of the place from where the victim had taken lift on July 24 morning beside electronic surveillance of the suspects.

HP set to ‘bend rules’ for Baba Amarnath
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Government officials claim if the Cabinet, which meets Monday, agrees, it will set wrong precedent.

ED probe: Himachal Cabinet backs CM Virbhadra Singh
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

"This is third time when the cabinet have reposed faith in the leadership of Virbhadra Singh. This itself raises doubts as the ED investigations have made some headway," said a BJP leader.

After ED action, Virbhadra calls urgent Cabinet meeting
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

The Cabinet will meet at 9 am, instead of the the usual 10 am.

Amid ED action, Himachal CM Virbhadra calls urgent Cabinet meeting
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

The Cabinet will meet at 9 am, instead of the the usual 10 am.

LIC agent held, alarm bells in Virbhadra camp
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

The LIC agent was called to Chandigarh for questioning and later arrested as the ED required his custodial interrogation.

PMLA case against Himachal CM: ED makes first arrest, LIC agent held
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

A senior official from the agency confirmed to The Indian Express that one arrest has been made in the case ."It's true that ‘Anand Chauhan was called to Chandigarh for questioning and later arrested," the official said.

Bilaspur Tunnel Collapse: 10 months on, worker’s body spotted under tunnel debris
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

The officials said that the body of Hriday Ram (52) cannot be be taken out immediately as the construction company has to first strengthen the portion of the tunnel

Bilaspur tunnel collapse: 10 months on, worker’s body spotted under debris
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Hriday Ram, along with two other workers, got trapped when a chunk of the under-construction Swarghat-Nerchowk-Manali four-lane road project of the National Highway Authority of India caved in on September 12 last year.

Ten months after Bilaspur tunnel collapse, a worker’s family waits for his remains
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

On Friday, Hriday Ram’s wife, two daughters and son stood inside the tunnel for eight hours as workers started to clear the debris from the site.

Bilaspur tunnel collapse: Probe panel gives clean chit to builder
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Officials said work on the tunnel work would now go ahead with certain safety precautions in place.

HP, J-K lock horns over boundary issue
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir share at least three border districts.

Asha Kumari land grab case: BJP govt ordered probe on dead man’s complaint
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The case was filed on the basis of a complaint by former Chamba councillor Kuldeep Singh, who had died in January the same year as the registration of the case.

The brunt of NGT ban: Rohtang Pass cleaner but livelihood issues remain
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The Pass, 48 km from Manali, is the subject of new concerns — that of the livelihood of locals during the three summer months that used to see peak tourist traffic.

Hire a consultant, involve locals, devise masterplan for Lahaul-Spiti, says Ravi Thakur
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Lahaul-Spiti MLA and Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Ravi Thakur speaks to The Indian Express.

Hardlook: After 2015, Rohtang tunnel project likely to miss 2019 deadline too
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Engineers working at the site believe 2020 is more realistic.

Hardlook: Lahaul-Spiti district waits for a tunnel to end isolation
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Lahaul-Spiti knows all-weather road being built will bring more tourists its way but wants to avoid the pitfalls of Rohtang Pass.

Sobbing in court, I thought I was finished… today, I have been cleared: Asha Kumari
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Asha Kumari, Himachal Pradesh Congress leader convicted in a land grab case, reacts to her elevation as AICC in-charge of Punjab.

Party should not take me for granted: Virbhadra Singh to Congress
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Himachal Pradesh CM made it clear that he was neither retiring from electoral politics nor taking a back seat in the run-up to the 2017 state Assembly polls.

On his birthday, Virbhadra says he’s in fray for next term
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

“The elections in the state will be held as per schedule,” the CM said, adding that even if they were held today, the BJP will be defeated badly.

Shimla land case: BJP MLA asks Rajnath to cancel permission granted to Priyanka Vadra for cottage next to President’s estate
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Raising serious reservations on permissions for the construction, Shimla MLA Suresh Bhardwaj wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to cancel the permission.

39 Indians missing in Iraq: ‘We can wait 10 yrs for our children if we could talk to them once, ask if they’re fine’
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

The Indian Express travels to villages in Punjab, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh to meet families of men missing from Iraq for two years.

Road Safety: Group of ministers suggests changes in Motor Vehicles Act
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The GoM also made a plea to the Centre to address the issues of hill states separately. It also sought to raise accident insurance cover along with covering of property loss in the insurance.

Rocky murder case: 3 held by Himachal Pradesh police
Thu, May 26, 2016

Rocky was shot dead on April 30 in Parwanoo.

Himachal govt announces cash award of Rs 1000 for uploading videos of errant, drunk drivers
Mon, May 23, 2016

Three major accidents in Chamba, Kinnaur and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh had claimed 41 lives and leaving more than 50 injured

Himachal board results 2016: All students fail Class 10 in 16 govt schools
Wed, May 18, 2016

HPBOSE results 2016: Most of the Class 10 toppers were from private schools, with girls outperforming boys.

Pathankot dealt a blow but one can’t lose hope: Pak envoy
Thu, May 12, 2016

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday expressed hope on the resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue.

Rohtang Pass: NGT allows photography
Tue, May 10, 2016

A four-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar allowed activities like renting of local (Pahari) dresses and photography at Rohtang Pass.

Himachal: 22 killed, 78 injured in twin bus accidents; CM announces compensation
Mon, May 09, 2016

12 in Mandi, 10 in Kangra; Himachal govt orders magisterial probe.

With Rs 30K cr turnover, Baddi emerges global pharma hub
Fri, May 06, 2016

Growth of the pharmaceutical industry in the state, which till now had been known mostly for tourism, apple production and hydro-power sector, also means Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt is ranked at number 14 globally in terms of value of bulk drugs being manufactured here.

In Himachal, blaze ‘under control’
Wed, May 04, 2016

Singh said there were queries from the National Disaster Management Authority if the state needs any force to help in the tackling of the forest fires, but the forest department did not deem it necessary.

Understanding a burning issue for India’s forests
Tue, May 03, 2016

Over 4,500 hectares have been affected in Himachal Pradesh, some 40% more than the 3,185 hectares in Uttarakhand.

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.