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Actor Akshay Oberoi, remembered for his cameos in Piku and Fitoor, will be seen in a lead role in the upcoming crime thriller, Gurgaon.

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Chester Bennington's body was discovered on Thursday around 9 am. He allegedly hung himself at his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in LA County. The singer's death is being investigated as an apparent suicide but there are no details available so far.

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Reliance Jio LYF 4G VoLTE feature phone is expected to be unveiled by Mukesh Ambani at company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow. Now a report has revealed the upcoming feature phone will run KaiOS, which is a forked version of Firefox OS.

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Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed.

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Rape and murder of 16-year-old: At protests in Gumma, Shimla, agitators want probe fast-tracked
Rape and murder of 16-year-old: At protests in Gumma, Shimla, agitators want probe fast-tracked

With outrage mounting over the gruesome rape and murder of a Class X schoolgirl in the Kotkhai area of Shimla district, massive protests were held on Tuesday in Shimla and Gumma, 49 km from the state capital, against the administration’s alleged attempt to “shield the real culprits”. Addressing protesters from stage, father of the victim […]

Murdered forest guard’s grandmother to get lifetime salary
Murdered forest guard’s grandmother to get lifetime salary

The amount would be available to her as long as she lives as a special case, said the government.

Shimla rape and murder case: One more suspect detained as anger grows 
Shimla rape and murder case: One more suspect detained as anger grows 

The postmortem report of the victim has already confirmed rape and her death by strangulation. The report also revealed about her broken legs and arms, and deep injuries all over her face and body.

Himachal polls to be fought under Sonia’s leadership, says GS Bali
Himachal polls to be fought under Sonia’s leadership, says GS Bali

Bali’s changed stance has come after CM’s decision to remove Major (retd) Vijai Singh Mankotia as vice-chairman of HP Tourism Board and it signals fresh trouble for him in the poll-bound state, where the BJP has already begun an aggressive campaign.

BJP in command: A new chapter begins for the Shimla Municipal Corporation
BJP in command: A new chapter begins for the Shimla Municipal Corporation

Mayor Kusum Sadret and Deputy Mayor Rakesh Kumar took charge of their positions in the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, after the BJP’s historic win in the 31-year old Congress citadel of Shimla.

BJP’s Kusum Sadret elected Shimla Mayor
BJP’s Kusum Sadret elected Shimla Mayor

Kusum Sadret is the third woman to be mayor of Shimla after Madhu Sood and Jenney Prem of the Congress. In fact, Sadret was elected from Annnadale ward by defeating Prem. She is the BJP’s first woman mayor and a Dalit.

Who will be Shimla’s mayor, deputy mayor?
Who will be Shimla’s mayor, deputy mayor?

“The party leadership will meet tomorrow before the scheduled election of the mayor and deputy to make a final choice. State BJP president Satpal Satti was with the councillors even today during the oath-taking ceremony,” said MLA Suresh Bhardwaj.

To prevent poaching by Cong, BJP moves 18 councillors into hiding
To prevent poaching by Cong, BJP moves 18 councillors into hiding

In the elections results that were declared on Saturday, the BJP won 17 of 34 seats while an Independent, who fought against the officially backed candidate, had also reached the party office to extend his support to the BJP. Congress-backed councillors won in 12 wards.

Shimla Civic Polls: Poaching fear prompts BJP to hide 18 councillors it supported
Shimla Civic Polls: Poaching fear prompts BJP to hide 18 councillors it supported

The councillors are likely to be brought to Shimla only at the time of the election of the mayor and deputy mayor.

In a first, BJP wrests control of Shimla Municipal Corporation
In a first, BJP wrests control of Shimla Municipal Corporation

Results a big blow to the Congress govt in the poll-bound state.

‘After Bhoranj bypoll, MC polls, our mission is state’
‘After Bhoranj bypoll, MC polls, our mission is state’

Celebrations began at the BJP’s party office in Shimla immediately after the MC poll results were declared Saturday.

Himachal Olympic games: Event will attract 50K participants in 11 games, says Anurag Thakur
Himachal Olympic games: Event will attract 50K participants in 11 games, says Anurag Thakur

The four -day state Olympics will begin on June 22 at Hamirpur .

Nadda to Virbhadra Singh: Stop ‘management’ to save chair
Nadda to Virbhadra Singh: Stop ‘management’ to save chair

“The Chief Minister has no time for the people and the state. He has spent all four-and-a-half years in maneuvering things to save his chair amid a wave of corruption charges.” said Nadda.

Shimla Civic polls: CPM releases first list of 11 candidates
Shimla Civic polls: CPM releases first list of 11 candidates

Currently, Shimla Municipal Corporation is headed by the CPM but term of the body will end on June 5.

Shimla civic polls: After HC order, state poll panel fixes June 16 as election date
Shimla civic polls: After HC order, state poll panel fixes June 16 as election date

The civic polls, slated to be held by the end of this month, were postponed after the poll panel received complaints of discrepancies in the electoral rolls.

Himachal House clears GST Bill
Himachal House clears GST Bill

Both ruling Congress and Opposition BJP join hands and claim credit of its unanimous passage.

Himachal Board Class X results: In 319 schools, 100% students pass
Himachal Board Class X results: In 319 schools, 100% students pass

Shimla district tops the number of schools having 100 per cent results with 68 schools out of 330 followed by Mandi with 51 schools out of 381.

Assets probe: Former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal challenges Virbhadra Singh
Assets probe: Former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal challenges Virbhadra Singh

Dhumal asserted that he was completely in favour of transparency in public life and to remove any confusion in the minds of his opponents

Bhoranj win fires up BJP, Congress faces heat
Bhoranj win fires up BJP, Congress faces heat

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

Eye on polls Amit Shah plans two-day Shimla visit on May 3, 4
Eye on polls Amit Shah plans two-day Shimla visit on May 3, 4

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.

Virbhadra Singh condoles ex-MLA’s Padha’s death
Virbhadra Singh condoles ex-MLA’s Padha’s death

Transport minister G S Bali who attended the last rites of Padha said he was a “grounded person who had always worked for the welfare of the common citizens and farmers.”

‘Plan to make India TB-free by 2025’
‘Plan to make India TB-free by 2025’

Lok Sabha MP from Hamirpur Anurag Thakur talked about achieving the targets set by PM Narendra Modi in making India TB-free by 2025.

Shimla: Bhoranj by-poll sees 63.3 per cent voter turnout
Shimla: Bhoranj by-poll sees 63.3 per cent voter turnout

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.

Virbhadra Singh government restores land to Patanjali trust
Virbhadra Singh government restores land to Patanjali trust

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

Himachal Pradesh: 319 bird species counted in eight districts
Himachal Pradesh: 319 bird species counted in eight districts

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GGBC)-2017 is an exercise done by engaging bird watchers among the public.

Himachal Pradesh cabinet clears draft of Guvernor’s address
Himachal Pradesh cabinet clears draft of Guvernor’s address

The Cabinet meeting, presided over by the Chief Minister, also gave nod to the opening of an Ayurveda Health Centre at village Padgaya in Chopal.

Himachal BJP meet on February 28, 100-rally plan to continue
Himachal BJP meet on February 28, 100-rally plan to continue

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.

Himachal Dy Speaker files defamation case against signatories of BJP chargesheet
Himachal Dy Speaker files defamation case against signatories of BJP chargesheet

The Congress leader filed the defamation case at the Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Kinnaur district on Thursday

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

“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.”

Himachal Pradesh: Need sensitive approach to tackle drug abuse issue says DGP
Himachal Pradesh: Need sensitive approach to tackle drug abuse issue says DGP

Kumar expressed concern over the rising traffic accidents. He directed the police to adopt a more rationalised approach in identifying accident-prone spots

Finally, Himachal Pradesh to have tigers at Renuka 
Finally, Himachal Pradesh to have tigers at Renuka 

“We are in the process of designing the new enclosures for the tigers as per guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) and making other arrangements…”

Singapore govt to invest Rs 2,500 cr on ‘Smart Hill Town’ in Himachal
Singapore govt to invest Rs 2,500 cr on ‘Smart Hill Town’ in Himachal

The Himachal government, which has given its nod to the project, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore government on February 27.

Shimla: Nigerian held with heroin worth Rs 4 crore
Shimla: Nigerian held with heroin worth Rs 4 crore

As part of the drive, the police arrested a Nigerian national, Okechiku, 34, who was nabbed from New Delhi by a police party led by Manikaran police post in-charge Dhaya Ram.

‘Change of guard in Himachal Pradesh Police in due course’
‘Change of guard in Himachal Pradesh Police in due course’

A 1985-batch IPS officer, Kumar was appointed as the DGP in 2014 after B Kamal Kumar retired.

Himachal Pradesh Forest Corporation in a fix over loan without state approval
Himachal Pradesh Forest Corporation in a fix over loan without state approval

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
No irregularity in land allotment to Ramdev trust, says CM Virbhadra Singh

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.