Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Ashwani Sharma

Special Correspondent

Mandi mishap: Bodies of 2 remaining students found
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Their parents had come to Mandi but returned home after 20 days.

Beas tragedy: SLDC gets clean-chit, probe said officials acted ‘prudently’
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Officials of the State Load Dispatch Center were given a clean chit by a probe ordered by the Himachal govt.

Mandi tragedy: Family of students who died to get Rs 5 lakh each
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

The order was passed by the court over a PIL initiated on basis of newspaper reports in a suo moto action.

Probe report blames Larji project officials
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Dogra admitted the inquiry report indicted HPSEB Ltd and Larji project for the failures. However, he assured that the government would examine all shortcomings and come out with an action plan.

Mandi tragedy: Probe report blames Larji project authorities; HC talks tough
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

The court directed the government to file a status report by June 24.

Himachal tragedy: HC junks govt’s status report
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Asks state govt to be ready to give heavy relief

Hi-tech marine devices fail to trace students’ bodies in Beas
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

8 bodies recovered, 17 still missing

Mandi Tragedy: Side scan sonars deployed to intensify the search for missing dead bodies
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

The technology will be used to trace bodies apparently buried and entrapped in sand mud and rock boulders.

Beas stretch dried but no trace of bodies
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Search op involving 500 rescuers moves downstream

This was our last hope: missing student’s father
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

For two hours, the parents watched naval, NDRF and ITBP divers make several attempts to find the bodies.

Beas stretch dried but no trace of bodies, search moves downstream
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

The unsuccessful search shattered hopes of the parents and relatives of the missing students who have been camping near the site in Mandi for the past six days.

Mandi Tragedy: Search operation after stopping water flow doesn’t help, no bodies found
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

Body of none of the victims could be found on Saturday in a stretch of three km, which was dried up by closing gates of the Larji project.

Beas to be dried up in search for bodies
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

UAV, echosounders fail to trace any missing student

Himachal tragedy: Beas to be dried to search for bodies
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

More than 600 jawans, most of them already at the spot, will undertake a manual and physical combing of the river.

Mandi tragedy: UAV, echosounders to help trace missing bodies in Beas
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Seven Navy divers were flown to Mandi on Thursday from Goa, Kolkata and Patna to assist NDRF’s 39 divers.

Mandi tragedy: She had vowed not to return without son’s body
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Six bodies have been recovered so far, while the search is on for the remaining 19 missing including tour operator.

Another body found, FIR doesn’t name officials
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

DC says will verify the video clip of the mishap shot by a local.

Watch video: Mandi river tragedy caught on cam; another body found
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Despite some locals trying to alert the victims, the students could not save themselves.

Hopes sink amid endless wait in Mandi
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

19 students yet to be traced as river silt thwarts searchers; govt orders stricter safety norms.

Mandi tragedy: Another body recovered, anger builds up against college authorities; Telangana to approach PM
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Alleging that the search operation is slow, parents of the victims also expressed anger against college authorities.

Behind Mandi tragedy, questions about power, water level
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Power generation was cut although reservoir was full; gates opened to reduce water level.

Mandi mishap: Five bodies recovered, Himachal CM orders probe
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh has reached the spot and ordered a high level inquiry by Mandi Divisional Commissioner Omkar Sharma.

Himachal: Power plant releases water without warning, 26 B.Tech students from Hyderabad washed away
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

Enraged people blocked the national highway after the incident.

2 deaths, no answers
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

On February 20, Chitra was found dead on a deserted road near Shimla. Two months later, her husband killed himself. As demands for an independent probe gather pace, the mystery remains unsolved.

BJP wins all four Himachal seats, CM wife loses Mandi
Sat, May 17, 2014

Voters in the state broke the myth of voting for an incumbent government

BJP sweeps Himachal Pradesh as it wins all 4 seats
Fri, May 16, 2014

For first time, Himachal voters have broken the tradition of voting for an incumbent government.

BJP sweeps Himachal, wins all 4 seats
Fri, May 16, 2014

The election results have come as a big blow for Virbhadra, and a thumping victory for former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal.

First ever to vote in India, first again at Himachal booth
Thu, May 08, 2014

Negi reached the polling booth at 7 am and became the first voter at Booth 2, Kalpa-50 , in tribal district of Kinnaur.

Virbhadra vs Dhumal, all over again
Wed, May 07, 2014

There are more than 48.10 lakh voters in 12 districts, including the snowy tribal belt of Kinnaur, Lahual-Spiti and Bharmour, part of Mandi.

Sonia on Modi: ‘Dil maange more only to grab PM chair’
Mon, May 05, 2014

It is against the country’s fundamental values to involve names of great martyrs in politics, said Sonia.

The former Dhumal aide challenging his son
Mon, May 05, 2014

Thakur has dismissed both Rana’s candidature and even sent him a notice for levelling defamatory charges.

Rahul jibe at Dhumal: Zamin sarkari, sampatti hamari
Fri, May 02, 2014

Rahul accused former BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal of corruption and misuse of power.

In Himachal, Modi seeks clean LS sweep
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

He also targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for closing his eyes to corruption, price rise, unemployment and scams.

Dil maange more…300, says Modi
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Modi borrows Kargil martyr Capt Vikram Batra’s catch phrase in his hometown.

Proud of son’s sacrifice, she won’t make it a poll issue
Tue, Apr 29, 2014

Hamirpur has over a lakh families of soldiers and retired jawans, in army and paramilitary forces.

Congress should have projected PM candidate to counter Modi: Virbhadra Singh
Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Virbhadra said Dhumal presided over corruption and misused power to promote his son’s cricket ambitions.