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HIMACHAL PRADESH NEWS

Tourism project in Himachal hills scales new high, brings jobs, visitors

January 19, 2020 6:57 am

The Community-Based tourism project is the brainchild of Ankit Sood, 46, a former professor of tourism at the government college in Kullu who first pitched the idea to a visiting team from the Bank.

Himachal Pradesh IG suspended in Kotkhai custodial death case

January 16, 2020 2:03 pm

Previously, Zaidi was suspended in 2017 after his arrest in connection with the custodial death of a Nepalese national in the Gudia rape and murder case and then reinstated in November last year.

Himachal Pradesh kids beat national average in most tasks

January 16, 2020 6:17 am

As compared to the national average, children from the state performed better in most of the tasks, including cognitive and early language tasks, reading ability, ability to recognise numbers, and numeracy tasks.

JNU is a muftkhoron ka adda... its name should be changed: Satpal Singh Satti

January 15, 2020 2:43 am

In Delhi to make courtesy calls on senior party leaders, Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti spoke to The Indian Express on a range of issues.

Himachal Pradesh: After brief respite, rain and snow likely to return tomorrow

January 15, 2020 2:29 am

Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 12 degree Celcius on Tuesday Manali and Dharamshala recorded 6 degrees and 8.4 degree Celcius, respectively.

Himachal Pradesh sets world record by preparing largest serving of khichdi

January 15, 2020 2:17 am

The serving of khichdi was prepared by the department to cater to the people on the occasion of Makar Sakranti.

A video of a moving block of snow on a highway in Himachal Pradesh goes viral

January 14, 2020 5:33 pm

In the viral clip, a huge wall of snow about 10-feet high is seen sliding onto the highway, as people and cars move backward.

HPTET answer key released: Steps to download

January 10, 2020 3:50 pm

HPTET answer key: For the answer key marked as 'XXX', candidates will be awarded grace marks, as per the official notification. The result will be based on this answer key

Himachal HC orders CBI inquiry into patwari recruitment exam of 2019

January 09, 2020 12:46 pm

The orders came after the state government admitted that 43 out of 100 questions in the recruitment examination were same as those asked in the Teacher Eligibility Test.

Was not allowed to enter temple: Dalit minister informs HP Assembly

January 07, 2020 8:47 pm

Rajiv Saizal was speaking while participating in a discussion on a bill that extends reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years.

HIMACHAL PRADESH PHOTOS

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.

HIMACHAL PRADESH VIDEOS

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.