Fire tenders were rushed to the forests which fought the flames for nearly two hours and brought them under control.
The CAG, in its report, said that JP Power was given undue favour by the Himachal government despite finding that they violated rules.
The salaries of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker has been increased from Rs 50,000 and Rs 45,000 to Rs 80,000 and Rs 75,000 respectively, Their sumptuary allowance has been hiked from Rs 30,000 to Rs 95,000 a month.
Earlier, the Shimla Municipal Corporation had declined water supply from Ashwani Khad in December 2015, after the outbreak of jaundice in town.
The bill was also passed by the House within minutes. It was introduced in the House by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who had earlier assured the MLAs relief in this regard.
Himachal Assembly Speaker BBL Butail appealed to the BJP members to help in maintaining a cordial atmosphere.
“The party (Congress) is weakening like a termite-infested tree. Its leadership should introspect why MLAs and other leaders were leaving the party,” he said.
The award was received by Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania – who led a team of senior officers including Additional Chief Secretary (Agri) Upma Chawdhry at a ceremony held at New Delhi.
Anand Sharma, who earlier resigned from his Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan, will replace BJP’s Bimla Kashyap — whose term will end early next month.
“Anil Kumar and Hitender Sharma were the two who were rescued this morning and they were brought to Kullu government hospital. Now all eight trekkers have been evacuated and are fine,” said Additional District Magistrate Kullu.
Sharma said, “It’s a great honour for me to represent Himachal Pradesh for the third-time. I am thankful to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her trust and faith.”
A former Gurukul principal at Kurushetra, Dev Vrat seems to be keen on changing the way Raj Bhawan functions in the state.
Dr Negi, a doctor from Shimla, has been crowned thrice in three months in national and international beauty pageants.
Pathankot attack, which is barely 5 kms from Himachal Pradesh border, has increased the fears for the state agencies, which till now had only been focusing on Chamba borders for Pakistani-trained Kashmiri militants.
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh looks back on an eventful year