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Kavya Madhavan's husband Dileep is in jail for allegedly masterminding an attack against a Malayalam actress. Kavya's name got dragged into the case after the prime suspect Pulsar Suni said that he received money from her.

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'Newton' was chosen over 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' as India's entry to the Oscars. Director SS Rajmouli says that he doesn't make films for winning awards instead he aims to take the stories to the audience worldwide and make money from it.

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It was Anu Malik who sang the song "Oonchi hai building" from original 'Judwaa' and has also sung the new song filmed on Varun Dhawan in the remake Judwaa 2. Also starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, the film is releasing on September 29.

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Alphabet Inc’s Nest, seeking to push its devices into more aspects of people’s homes, introduced a full suite of security products, including a digital-video enabled doorbell, an outdoor camera with a loudspeaker and an alarm system.

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In a "breakthrough", scientists have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can detect whether someone has used cocaine within seconds.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 44,990. I got a chance to experience the Xperia XZ1  during the launch event, and here's our first impressions.

Shimla News

No decision on ‘one family, one ticket’ yet, says Shinde
No decision on ‘one family, one ticket’ yet, says Shinde

Shinde said PCC had already invited applications for party tickets. Ultimately, the decision on the tickets will be taken by the party’s highest decision making body after elections are announced.

CEC comes today, state gears up for two-day review meet on poll preparedness
CEC comes today, state gears up for two-day review meet on poll preparedness

Beginning September 25, the commission will review poll preparedness in the state, including availability of EMS, VVPAT, polling staff, police force, vehicles and communication network with all officials.

Amit Shah rally in Kangra: ‘Virbhadra most corrupt CM in Himachal history’
Amit Shah rally in Kangra: ‘Virbhadra most corrupt CM in Himachal history’

“Above all, Virbhadra Singh has acquired yet another distinction of not quitting the post even after serious corruption charges,” Amit Shah said.

Amit Shah’s Kangra rally today, focus on BJP’s young brigade
Amit Shah’s Kangra rally today, focus on BJP’s young brigade

Although the chances of Amit Shah giving any hint relating to the BJP’s decision on its chief ministerial candidate, party leaders are keeping their fingers crossed on Shah’s plan for the state.

Shimla rape-murder case: HC pulls up CBI, asks it to file comprehensive report by Oct 11
Shimla rape-murder case: HC pulls up CBI, asks it to file comprehensive report by Oct 11

The court has asked the agency to submit its detailed report by October 11. The special bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma, asked the CBI to show some tangible progress in the investigations.

Will win 50 seats this time: Himachal BJP President
Will win 50 seats this time: Himachal BJP President

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti is confident of victory in the Assembly elections scheduled to be held later this year. In an interview to Rajesh Chander Sharma, he discusses a range of issues, including allegations of corruption against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal.

CM on bail, agent in jail: Ravi Shankar Prasad tears into Virbhadra Singh
CM on bail, agent in jail: Ravi Shankar Prasad tears into Virbhadra Singh

Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said although the CM had right to fight his cases, this had severely impacted the governance in the state, hitting major road and National Highway projects funded by the centre.

Hydro projects: Cabinet rejects power firms’ plea for refund of upfront premium
Hydro projects: Cabinet rejects power firms’ plea for refund of upfront premium

Under pressure from the MLAs, the Cabinet, meanwhile, decided to process their case for allotment of land to the HP Legislators Coop Housing Society near Shimla Airport. This will be third such land allotment meant for MLAs and ex-MLAs.

After remarks ‘against’ Shinde, AICC secretary reaches out to Virbhadra
After remarks ‘against’ Shinde, AICC secretary reaches out to Virbhadra

Though Shinde claimed that Ranjan’s tour of Una district with the CM was just a coincidence, party insiders say she had been sent specifically to initiate a dialogue with Virbhadra and make him agree to some mutually agreeable formula before the polls.

In Delhi for Sukhwinder Sukhu’s ouster, Virbhadra Singh gets a big blow with arrest of IG, other cops
In Delhi for Sukhwinder Sukhu’s ouster, Virbhadra Singh gets a big blow with arrest of IG, other cops

The policemen were arrested Tuesday by the CBI in connection with the custodial death of one of the accused in the gruesome rape-murder case, which had sparked off widespread protests and outcry in the hilly state.

Won’t attend meets if Sukhwinder Sukhu present: Virbhadra Singh
Won’t attend meets if Sukhwinder Sukhu present: Virbhadra Singh

During a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting Monday ahead of the state’s Assembly’s monsoon session, the CM said he had decided not to attend any more public/workers meetings in which the HPCC president would be present.

Shimla rape-murder and custodial death: High Court tells SIT chief, others to file affidavits
Shimla rape-murder and custodial death: High Court tells SIT chief, others to file affidavits

A day after the Himachal Pradesh High Court pulled up CBI, a bench comprising acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma on Friday directed state police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) head Zahur H Zaidi and other members to file in a sealed envelope their affidavits relating to the investigation they had done in […]

Tissa: Uneasy calm after communal flare-up over schoolgirl’s rape
Tissa: Uneasy calm after communal flare-up over schoolgirl’s rape

The last few days have seen clear communal fault lines emerge in Tissa and Khushinagar, with VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) and political activists – both from Congress and BJP, attacking police for shielding the those who attacked the teachers.

BJP rolls out ‘Jan sampark abhiyan’ in Himachal
BJP rolls out ‘Jan sampark abhiyan’ in Himachal

BJP’s national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal spoke to the members of the executive at end of the session, setting a target of securing more than 50 per cent vote share in the next Assembly elections for the party.

Rape-and-murder of 16-yr-old: NCW raps Himachal police, govt for trying to ‘save’ accused
Rape-and-murder of 16-yr-old: NCW raps Himachal police, govt for trying to ‘save’ accused

NCW member Sushma Sahu also posed questions to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh, who during her visit to the victim’s family had tried to dissuade them from seeking a CBI probe.

Mangal Pandey 2nd BJP in-charge of Himachal Pradesh to go as minister
Mangal Pandey 2nd BJP in-charge of Himachal Pradesh to go as minister

As Mangal Pandey was attending the state BJP executive committee meeting here on Saturday, he got a call to join the Nitish Kumar-led NDA in Bihar

Himachal BJP executive meet: Shanta Kumar attacks CM Virbhadra Singh, says time for him to exit gracefully
Himachal BJP executive meet: Shanta Kumar attacks CM Virbhadra Singh, says time for him to exit gracefully

“This period of Virbhadra Singh’s rule will be written as a black chapter in the state’s history. Today , we are feeling ashamed for the state’s severely damaged image in the eyes of the rest of the country,” said BJP leader Shanta Kumar.

Himachal govt ‘names’ school after rape victim, backtracks
Himachal govt ‘names’ school after rape victim, backtracks

The move apparently came after Shimla’s Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur and SP Soumya Sambasivan visited the family of the victim for the first time after the crime, which had led to massive protests.

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 

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