Ashwani Sharma


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.

Raghunath temple takeover: HP govt issues notification, MLA threatens legal action
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Kullu MLA Maheshwar Singh said “How can government take over a temple that is part of my property that I have inherited from my ancestors?

Himanchal Pradesh takes over Raghunathji temple
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Maheshwar Singh, Kullu MLA and a former BJP heavyweight who had left the party in 2012 to form Himachal Lokhit Party, had been opposed to any attempt to take control of the temple.

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.