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At a time when English pop has become far more interesting, "I’m a sunshine girl” song doesn’t come across as a positive reminder of the ’90s — both in terms of lyrics and voice.

Let’s not ask why Indian actors are restricted to the red carpet at Cannes. Let’s ask when will we start making more non-formulaic films with unique storylines and outstanding performances.

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Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia's spokesperson has denied the buzz that a film title Jhoota Kahin Ka is in the works. There were reports doing the rounds about their collaboration. Neeraj is working on Aiyaary, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra.

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Most of the companies fall victim to cyber attackers either because of unpatched software with known vulnerabilities or because of the human factor like people falling victim to phishing emails, said Finland-based cyber security firm F-Secure.

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Scientists are building the world's first wind farm powered by giant kites in Britain that could generate enough electricity to run 5,500 homes. Their movement will pull on a tether wrapped around a rotating drum on the ground linked to a generator.

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Samsung Galaxy C10 black colour variant design leaked in 360 degree video. The big highlight is the back of Galaxy C10 which features vertically stacked dual rear camera setup and dual-LED flash. There is an extra physical button on right edge of the phone as well.

Shimla News

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.

BMW hit-and-run: Clear-cut murder, alleges Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh
BMW hit-and-run: Clear-cut murder, alleges Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh

Virbhadra said it was only after the police was informed about the true facts that the investigations were taken-up in a right prospective as before ‘they tried to completely cover-up the case’.

Himachal Pradesh: CBI should probe Solan varsity, says CPI(M) leader
Himachal Pradesh: CBI should probe Solan varsity, says CPI(M) leader

Tikender Singh Panwar urged the High Court to take suo motu notice of the murky happenings at the university

Not a professional politician, but a social worker: HP CM Virbhadra Singh
Not a professional politician, but a social worker: HP CM Virbhadra Singh

“I am not a professional politician and never wanted to step in to politics but late PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi gave me the responsibility to serve the people of Himachal Pradesh”

Crackdown on drug mafia in Himachal: Five properties attached
Crackdown on drug mafia in Himachal: Five properties attached

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
Himachal CM Virbhadra proposes son’s name for Shimla Rural constituency

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.

Himachal Pradesh: 24 Bhutan nationals injured in bus accident
Himachal Pradesh: 24 Bhutan nationals injured in bus accident

According to sources, there was no casualty as the bus hit a tree after falling into the gorge, stopping the vehicle from rolling further down.

Dharamshala is 2nd capital of Himachal Pradesh
Dharamshala is 2nd capital of Himachal Pradesh

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.

Himachal temple to have 1,600 kg butter idol
Himachal temple to have 1,600 kg butter idol

The idol, being prepared by using ‘desi ghee’ after purification with holy water 101 times by temple priests, will be open for the public early Sunday morning, temple official Pawan Badyal told media.

Himachal shivers, more snow in store
Himachal shivers, more snow in store

“There are chances of heavy snowfall at isolated places in mid and high hills from January 15 to 16,” meteorological office director Manmohan Singh told media.

Himachal: Missing bodies of two NIT Hamirpur students found in Mandi
Himachal: Missing bodies of two NIT Hamirpur students found in Mandi

The rescue teams to search the missing NIT students from Hamirpur left from Jhinjhalli area for Shikari Devi temple.

Heavy snowfall in Shimla paralyses life, hits power, water supply
Heavy snowfall in Shimla paralyses life, hits power, water supply

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

Shimla sees heavy snowfall in decades, leaves town paralysed
Shimla sees heavy snowfall in decades, leaves town paralysed

In Shimla, certain areas like the Mall Road, the Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills had accumulated more than a foot of snow, according to the Met office.

Himachal Pradesh cabinet clears takeover of heritage ‘Bantony Castle’
Himachal Pradesh cabinet clears takeover of heritage ‘Bantony Castle’

Will turn into cultural centre, city museum.

Himachal Pradesh school education board goes ‘cashless’
Himachal Pradesh school education board goes ‘cashless’

Book sellers have been asked to accept the payments through digital mode as many of them were facing cash crunch after demonetisation drive.