Ashwani Sharma


Himachal becomes India’s second ‘Open Defecation Free’ state, to get Rs 9,000 cr funding from World Bank
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar said it was heartening to note how the state has achieved the ODF target, at least five months in advance.

Shimla: Swapped five months ago, babies reunite with mothers
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The Himachal High Court asked the families to resolve the issue mutually.

Shimla mothers do a swap to get back own babies
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The baby exchange, following advice by the Himachal Pradesh High Court to the two families to resolve the issue mutually after Sheetal’s complaint, took place at Anjana’s home in Khalini, Shimla.

Sukhwinder Sukhu to stay Himachal Congress chief, says Ambika Soni as she wraps up visit
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Congress president Sukhwinder Sukhu will stay as the PCC chief for now as the party high command had no plans to make any major changes in the state unit ahead of election year.

In Shimla, five months after swap, babies will return to their original parents
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Two newborn babies, a girl and a boy, who got swapped at birth in a Shimla hospital five months ago, are now set to be reunited with their original parents.

Earlier one heard of Israel, Indian Army no less: PM Modi on surgical strike
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Emphasising OROP, PM Modi said when he last came to Himachal to campaign, he had promised OROP, which he has fulfilled.

Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi reaches Mandi
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

PM Modi will address a public meeting in Mandi named as 'Parivartan rally' to give a call for change in the coming assembly elections

Mandi rally: PM Modi’s landing at Paddal reduces rally space, BJP a worried lot
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Besides addressing ‘Parivartan Prime Minister will also dedicate three mega hydel projects to the nation from the same venue created at the rear of the dais.

US man missing: Virbhadra Singh offers government chopper for search
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

US national Justin Alexander Shetler had gone missing in the Parvati Valley in September.

US man missing: Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra offers govt chopper for search
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

US national Justin Alexander Shetler had gone missing in the Parvati Valley in September.

Month after US trekker goes missing in Kullu, mother reaches Manali
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

“Wherever he went, including Nepal to help those affected by the earthquake, Justin always kept in touch with me. He used to keep me updated. This is the only time he hasn’t got back. I am in shock,” she told The Indian Express from Manali

No chance of early polls: Virbhadra Singh
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

He termed the BJP’s apprehensions about “advancing” the state Assembly polls as “wishful thinking.”

Himachal HC gives govt 90 days to amend Tenancy and Land Reforms Law
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Under section 118 of the HP Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, only agriculturists are allowed by purchase land without state government permissions while non-agriculturists are debarred .

Himachal Pradesh HC: Don’t mention caste of accused, victims or witnesses in criminal trials
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

"Mentioning of caste/status separately in the criminal proceedings is a colonial legacy and should be stopped forthwith," the High Court said in a 19-page judgment.

Shimla no place for those who work against Congress’ interests, says Virbhadra Singh
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Addressing the Congress workers at the PCC office to mark end of the party’s drive- Modi Ke Bhol,Jhumlo Ke Dhol’, the Chief Minister attacked the BJP for its negative propoganda

Himachal Pradesh to bring transgenders under social security net
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

So far, only two states in the country-- Odisha and Tamil Nadu, have introduced a pension scheme for the transgender population.

Himachal Pradesh: School builing collapses
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Minutes before the collapse, some teachers asked all the students to exit classrooms after noticing cracks in the walls.

Boy’s murder unearthed 2 years later unites Shimla in grief, anger
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The discovery of the remains has not just plunged his family in grief and anger, it has also convulsed Shimla.

Four-year-old’s Murder: My son has given his life to save other Shimla children, says father
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

“I want police to hand them (accused) over to me just for 30 minutes. I will strip them in public, and do exactly the way they did gruesomely to my child," says Yug Gupta's father.

Shimla boy’s murder case: Accused thrashed inside court premises, town witnesses mass protests
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Although the police anticipated trouble, they could not help much as the angry crowd dealt some hard blows to Tajender Singh and kicked him repeatedly.

Shimla boy’s murder case: Accused starved, tortured four-year-old Yug Gupta
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The child was kidnapped from Ram Bazaar on June 14, 2014, after the accused lured him with chocolates.

Shimla boy’s death: Anger grows, parties demand stringent action
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Yug Gupta (4), was missing for the past two years, was recovered from a water tank near Kelston.

In Himachal Pradesh, BJP MLA breaks microphones
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The ruling Congress MLAs urged Speaker B B L Butail to take action against the BJP MLA for breaking the microphone.

Ruckus in Himachal assembly over CBI chargesheet against Virbhadra Singh
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

The atmosphere turned so ugly that BJP MLA Ravinder Ravi broke two microphones at his seat in the fit of anger and to protest against Speaker BBL Butail not allowing him to counter CM's allegations against top BJP leaders.

Downhill Story: Building violations in Shimla
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Shimla that has grown haphazardly in the absence of a masterplan is set to face another blow: regularisation of unauthorised constructions — which may number more than 5,000 — in one go.

Unpolluted, speedy justice a distant dream: CJI Thakur
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Thakur pointed out an “urgent and immediate need for upgrade of the justice delivery system, especially when the country was making great strides on the development front.”

Vacancies in judiciary a national challenge, says CJI T S Thakur
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

“We have been talking very often about pendency of cases in the courts. 80 per cent of the backlog is in eight to nine states," said Thakur.

NDPC Act: Himachal Pradesh High Court proposes life term, death for drug smuggling
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The court, gave three months time to the Centre to implement the orders .

Soon a coffee table book to showcase the success story of Himachal’s industrial growth
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

As an initiative to market brand Himachal, the state will soon release a coffee table book that documents the success stories of Himachal's industrial houses, successful entrepreneurs' views and visions.

Relief for Anurag Thakur, Himachal High Court quashes FIR against HPCA
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The vigilance department had claimed that HPCA had allegedly encroached on the land belonging to the education department and built a cricket stadium.

Himachal Pradesh High Court stays takeover of Kullu temple
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

It will next hear arguments on August 11.

Money laundering case: ED to question Chunni Lal, stamp vendor
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

LIC agent Anand Chauhan has been under arrest since July 9 and Chunni Lal was interrogated at Chandigarh earlier this month.

Himachal Pradesh High Court: Ban cow slaughter, beef sale in 6 months
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

The court rejected the plea of the Centre that since the subject falls under entry number 15 of the state list, it’s up to the state governments to take a call on the issue.

Ban cow slaughter, beef sale in the country: Himachal Pradesh HC tells Centre
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The court also issued specific directions to the Chief Secretary (Himachal Pradesh) to release funds for construction of gaushalas and gausadans in the state as so far only Rs 5.38 crore has been released.

Temple takeover on public demand, it’s not a private property: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Maheshwar Singh, who is the chief kardar of the temple and scion of Kullu’s Raja, had threatened to move court on the claim that the temple is part of his palace and cannot be taken over by the government.

Landmark order: Debar relatives of NDPC convicts from contesting polls, says Himachal Pradesh HC
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The government has been given six months time to effect suitable amendments and enforce the new provisions.