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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.

Source of Rs 1.3 cr ‘unexplained’, Virbhadra Singh beneficiary: I-T
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

The BJP and Aam Aadmi Party had accused Singh of money laundering through LIC policies.

Loyalists behind him, Virbhadra to meet Sonia
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

The 80-year-old Congress leader will fly to New Delhi Friday to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

India gets its first paperless Assembly
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

The CM can use his touchscreen to scroll through the replies of questions and get reports.

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.

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