Ashwani Sharma


North region police meet: Central agencies, top cops from seven states hold talks on cross-border terror, drugs
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Drug trafficking was another big issue attracting the attention of agencies as financial investigations had shown that huge assets have been created by those involved in the illegal trade.

Himachal: 9 kids among 45 dead as private bus plunges into Tons River
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

There were only two survivors: the bus conductor and a teenage girl

Raodmap for Assembly polls: At BJP national executive, party sets sights on Himachal
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

BJP, which is already in poll mode having chalked out a 100-rally plan with the slogan, ‘mafia raj hatao, Himachal bachao’, will hold its three-day state executive from April 25 to draw a roadmap for the party’s return to power.

Bell whither?
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Seven years after an antique bell went missing from Shimla’s prestigious IIAS, CBI announces a reward in hope of finding it

Bhoranj win fires up BJP, Congress faces heat
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

The ED, which had summoned him for appearance on April 13 which he skipped, and ow told to reach on April 20.

Himachal Pradesh: Bypoll booster helps BJP warm up for assembly test
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

It was the BJP’s seventh consecutive victory at Bhoranj

Virbhadra Singh to miss date with ED today: CM cancels Delhi trip, flies to Bhimakali temple with family
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Virbhadra Singh had been summoned by the ED on April 13 to appear before the Investigating Officer (IO).

Eye on polls Amit Shah plans two-day Shimla visit on May 3, 4
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

State BJP president Satpal Satti announced on Saturday that Shah would be reaching Shimla on a two-day tour to hold meetings with top party leaders, MPs, MLAs, party office-bearers as well as social organisations.

Shimla: Bhoranj by-poll sees 63.3 per cent voter turnout
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner Madan Chauhan said booth 6 at Bhuna reported the highest turnout of 88.24 per cent while booth 89 at Bhakera had the lowest turnout of 53.59 per cent.

Himachal Pradesh: Bhoranj bypoll today
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The bypoll was necessitated by the death of BJP veteran Ishwar Dass Dhiman, a former education minister.

Bhoranj bypoll: BJP focuses on victory margin, Cong talks about tough fight
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The seat had fallen vacant after the demise of BJP’s Ishwar Dass Dhiman

Ahead of Himachal assembly polls, a warm-up for CMs past & present
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Dhumal and Virbhadra are campaigning extensively for the Bhoranj (SC) bypoll, which follows the death of I D Dhiman, six-time MLA and former BJP minister.

Virbhadra Singh government restores land to Patanjali trust
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The land lease, granted by the BJP government in 2010, was cancelled by CM Virbhadra Singh after he came to power in 2012-13.

Crop protection: Firing to keep the storm at bay
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Apple orchard owners in HP install anti-hail guns, at Rs 1 crore-plus each, without any government aid.

Himachal Pradesh: Coffers dry, govt to borrow Rs 700 crore to pay March salaries, pensions
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The Rs 35,783 crore budget Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh presented in the state Assembly is slated to be passed on March 30.

Himachal Pradesh budget: No new taxes, sops for farmers
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The 83-year-old sixth time Chief Minister announced a Rs 1,000 monthly unemployment allowance for youths. Disabled unemployed youths will get Rs 1,500.

It’s official: Dharamshala is Himachal Pradesh’s second capital
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The CM presided over the Cabinet meeting to take a call on the move ahead of the state budget, which Virbhadra will present on March 10.

It’s official, Dharamshala is second capital of Himachal Pradesh
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Dharamshala is a foothill town of McLeodgang, the seat of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and headquarters of the central Tibetan administration.

Himachal BJP meet on February 28, 100-rally plan to continue
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

With Himachal Pradesh going to polls by the year-end, this will be last budget session of the incumbent government, which is likely to be stormy given BJP’s aggressive posturing.

Virbhadra Rally; CM taunts colleagues: ‘They run party from cozy rooms, I work among the masses’
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

“Sarkar aur sangathan dono alag alag hai. Sarkar apna kaam kar rahi hai, sangathan apna. Lekin sangathan bandh kamre main khichdi pakaa raha hai, aur main janta ke beech jaakar kaam kar raha hoon.”

Plot for Patanjali: In U-turn 3 years later, Himachal govt restores lease 
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

The Cabinet gave its approval for restoration of lease of government land to Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

Himachal Pradesh Forest Corporation in a fix over loan without state approval
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Highly placed sources said the loan, at 14 per cent interest, was raised from Kangra Coop Bank to disburse payments to some chosen contractors, who had been pressing for their dues to be cleared.

No irregularity in land allotment to Ramdev trust, says CM Virbhadra Singh
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The High Court had stayed government action at the facility on a petition filed by Patanjali Yogpeeth, days after the government sent police to take possession of the land.

Himachal Pradesh: S R Mardi tipped to be new DGP
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

If the posting comes through, Mardi will replace Sanjay Kumar, a 1985-batch officer,who was appointed as DGP in 2014.

In Shimla’s coldest winter, how six men saved a baby
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

From record-breaking snow in Shimla comes a story of courage, faith, resolve and birth.

Crackdown on drug mafia in Himachal: Five properties attached
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Nurpur sub-division has been mainly under focus for detection of crime related to drug peddling and illegal smuggling of liquor in the areas bordering Punjab.

Himachal CM Virbhadra proposes son’s name for Shimla Rural constituency
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

The CM’s close soures, however, did not rule out Nahan as third choice to pin down BJP’s former minister Dr Rajeev Bindal, whom Virbhadra had often targeted for being an outsider.

Dharamshala is 2nd capital of Himachal Pradesh
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The announcement comes in less than 24 hours after the CM had hinted at a function that the government was actively considering a proposal to make Dharamshala as Himchal’s winter capital.

Dharamshala is second capital of Himachal
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

“Dharamshala has had a significance and history of its own and fully deserves to be the second capital of the state.”

Day 4: Major crisis in hospitals, Shimla remains without power
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

SHIMLA WENT without power supply for the fourth consecutive day after last week’s snowfall, leading to a major crisis in the hospitals to maintain emergency services.

Shimla: Patients, tourists bear the brunt as electricity, traffic remain affected
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

For the third consecutive day, normal life in Shimla continued to remain paralysed as the administration and official agencies failed to restore power and water supply and clear the roads, inconveniencing locals and tourists.

Shimla struggles without power, water and mobility
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Power and water supply were disrupted and traffic on roads remained affected due to the heavy snowfall.

Heavy snowfall in Shimla paralyses life, hits power, water supply
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

A huge influx of tourists during the day further added to the chaos with traffic jams due to haphazard driving and skidding of vehicles.

Himachal Pradesh cabinet clears takeover of heritage ‘Bantony Castle’
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Will turn into cultural centre, city museum.

Not committed to implementing unemployment dole promise: Virbhadra Singh
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Granting of unemployment allowance, in the present scenario, is only an “utopian concept, which is not practical in India,” he said.

Tourists descend in hope of snow, Shimla feels heat
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

More than 3,500 vehicles had entered Himachal Pradesh from Parwanoo alone between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday against normal arrivals of 1,800 vehicles.