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17 from Himachal attended Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi's Nizamuddin: Police

March 31, 2020 9:12 pm

According to the police, none of them have returned to Himachal Pradesh and have instead been quarantined in Delhi.

Following its neighbours, Himachal Pradesh declares a state-wide lock-down

March 24, 2020 1:54 am

Himachal Pradesh recorded its first COVID-19 death Monday as a 69-year-old Mcleodganj resident who recently returned from the US passed away at a hospital in Tanda.

No positive case detected yet: Tourist state Himachal started fortifying against COVID-19 in Jan

March 16, 2020 10:14 pm

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation has been asked to sanitise public and private buses with prescribed disinfectants at regular intervals, and all tourists coming from abroad are now supposed to furnish their information on self-declaration formats.

More than 6,000 schools in Himachal with student strength below 20: Education minister

March 13, 2020 8:12 pm

As per the reply tabled in the House during Question Hour, there are 4,994 primary, 1,092 middle, 32 high and nine senior secondary schools with a strength below 20.

Himachal debt rises to 55,700 crore: 10% budget amount to be used for interest payment

March 06, 2020 10:35 pm

The state's debt burden was Rs 49,096 crore in 2019, while it was 46,385 crore in 2017. Earlier, the burden on the state was 19,977 crore and Rs 27,598 crore in 2007 and 2012, respectively.

Himachal: With focus on education, connectivity, CM Thakur presents Rs 49,131-crore Budget

March 06, 2020 10:20 pm

No new taxes have been introduced in the Budget, which saw an increase of 10.7 per cent (or Rs 4,743 crore) as compared to Rs 44,388-crore Budget 2019-20.

Economic Survey 2019-20: Himachal growth dips by 1.5%, lowest since 2002

March 05, 2020 9:12 pm

The growth rate of 5.6 per cent is the lowest since 2002-03, when it was 5.1 per cent. The growth rate for 2018-19 was 7.1 per cent, for 2017-18 was 6.8 per cent and for 2016-17 was 7 per cent.

Those who say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' will stay in India: Himachal CM on Delhi violence

February 26, 2020 7:39 am

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said was responding to media queries regarding incidents of violence in Delhi following the first sitting of the Vidhan Sabha's Budget Session on Tuesday.

Himachal witnesses sharp spike in social sector allocation

February 19, 2020 10:49 am

In the twelfth five-year plan for 2012-17, the share of social services sector was increased to 33.66 per cent. It was further increased to nearly 43 per cent of the total plan in the ongoing financial year.

Forty Years Ago, February 15, 1980: New Himachal CM

February 15, 2020 12:09 am

After the resignation of the 32-month-old Shanta Kumar ministry, Ram Lal was sworn in the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh


Cold wave grips north India, windy spell likely to continue in Delhi

December 13, 2019 2:29 pm

The cold wave intensified in north India on Thursday with snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand, while light rains in the national capital also caused a chill in the air.

Thinking of travelling somewhere? Plan a trip to Dalhousie today

November 07, 2019 4:57 pm

This little hill station in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh will give you the much-needed breather, away from the morbid city life and the pollution. So plan a quick weekend getaway today.

Building collapses in Solan, 13 Army personnel among 14 dead

July 15, 2019 3:21 pm

The building collapsed around 3.50 pm near the Kumarhatti-Nahan highway in Solan. A search and rescue operation has been launched by the authorities.

PM Modi stops by Shimla's iconic Indian Coffee House, reminisces old days

December 27, 2017 4:10 pm

"In Shimla, relished coffee at the Indian Coffee House and reminisced old days. The coffee tastes as good as it did two decades ago, when I would frequent Himachal for party work," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about his recent Shimla visit.

Forest fires in Himachal, Uttarakhand show signs of abating

May 03, 2016 2:30 pm

Wildfires are an annual occurrence in Uttarakhand, though they have been bigger and more widespread this year

Rahul Gandhi's rally in Himachal Pradesh

May 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Himachal Pradesh with state CM Virbhadra Singh.

Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Himachal Pradesh

April 29, 2014 6:12 pm

Amid escalating war of words, Narendra Modi on Tuesday alleged that Congress was a fraud party.


One of Indian Air Force's MiG planes crashed near Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

July 18, 2018 12:51 pm

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One of Indian Air Force's MiG planes crashed near Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

July 18, 2018 12:49 pm

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Himachal CM opposes India-Pak match in Dharamshala

February 26, 2016 10:11 am

Shimla, Feb 26 (ANI): Talking about the Himachal Government's decision to oppose the India-Pakistan T-20 match in Dharamshala, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said Pakistan never acted against the attacks planned by Pakistan-based terror outfits in the country. He also holding a match in the state would hurt the sentiments of martyrs.

Seven dead, 26 injured in bus accident in Himachal

February 26, 2016 8:01 am

Sirmaur, Feb 26 (ANI): Seven people were killed and 26 injured when a bus fell into a 250 feet deep gorge in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Of the seven killed, four people died on the spot while other three succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital. The bus was going from Solan district to Chambi Dhar town in Sirmaur. The injured were rushed to a local government hospital. District Collector Rakesh Kanwar said help was dispatched to the accident spot as soon as they were alerted by the administration. The cause of the accident was not known. However, the district administration said an inquiry would be conducted to ascertain the same

Land allotted to Patanajli Yogpeeth in Shimla cancelled

February 24, 2016 12:35 pm

Shimla, Feb 24 (ANI): Revenue and Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh Kaul Singh Thakur said the land allotted to Ramdev by the BJP government has been vested in government’s property and lease has been cancelled. The BJP regime made a 28 acres land lease in favour of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust at Sadhupul in Solan. The Maharashtra government has also allotted more than 600 acres of land to the Patanajli Yogpeeth.

Last rites of Pampore bravehearts performed with full state honours

February 22, 2016 2:51 pm

Udhampur/Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours in Udhampur on Monday. Captain Mahajan was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening. Meanwhile, last rites of Havaldar Raj Kumar Rana were performed by his daughter in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

Pampore encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of soldiers held in Jammu and Kashmir

February 22, 2016 6:27 am

Srinagar, Feb 22 (ANI): The nation paid tribute to the sacrifices of 9 Paramilitary Army Captain Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik Commando Om Prakash, who were martyred during the ongoing encounter in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, as a wreath laying ceremony was held for the bravehearts in Srinagar on Monday. 26-year-old Captain Tushar Mahajan, who hailed from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, was leading his team in the ongoing operation in Pampore when he was martyred. 32-year-old late Lance Naik Om Prakash hailed from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, and is survived by his parents, wife and two daughters, aged 7 and 3.

Shimla in grip of jaundice

January 27, 2016 7:50 am

Shimala, Jan 27 (ANI): Jaundice has started assuming epidemic proportions in Himachal Pradesh with over 4,000 cases been reported so far. The civic authorities suspected that mixing of sewage with the potable water is the reason behind the epidemic. In Shimla sewerage water has been mixed with the potable water due to which the jaundice outbreak has taken place and many have been affected. Effluents from a sewerage treatment plant located in the vicinity of the Ashwani Khud drinking water scheme, which caters to nearly one-third of Shimla’s population, led to water contamination. Scores of residents took precautionary measures and thronged hospitals to get their blood samples checked. State Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who reviewed steps taken by his government to tackle the jaundice outbreak, said many officers had been suspended for their negligence. The jaundice that we see today actually started two months ago. After that we have investigated the matter. We have suspended the officers. We are also arresting many of those contractors who were responsible for taking care of and keeping the water plant clean. Singh added a probe was on to ascertain the matter.

Virbhadra Singh denies Manish Tewari's statement

January 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Shimla, Jan 10 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday denied party leader Manish Tewari's statement, saying when he was a cabinet minister, there had never been an incident when Army tried a coup. Meanwhile Manish Tewari has stood firm about his statement about the troops' movement.

Cold wave returns with snowfall and sporadic rains

January 09, 2016 8:18 am

Shimla, Jan 09 (ANI): The shrill cold wave induced by fresh snowfall and sporadic rain made a comeback to Himachal Pradesh after a brief respite on Saturday, causing the mercury to dip. People in hill town of Dharamsala stepped out covered in layers of woolens as a shield against the cold, after a night long sporadic rainfall. Men sat around bonfires to keep themselves warm.The rain showers caused the mercury to hover around 6 degrees Celsius. A heavily overcast sky kept the sun away and icy winds made it difficult for people to go about their daily routine. A resident, Ram Prakash, said the sudden fall in temperature took residents by surprise. Himachal Pradesh’s capital city Shimla too reeled under cold wave conditions after the city received mild snowfall and temperatures plummeted to sub-zero level. People struggled to step out of their houses and get to work. A resident, Krishna, said it was particularly cold in the mornings and evenings. Roads covered with sleet disrupted traffic movement in city as they became slippery. Every year as the cold wave tightens its grip, the homeless are the worst hit as they often either sleeps in open or under thin tarpaulin sheets.