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Supreme Court puts complete ban on felling of trees in Himachal Pradesh

“In case of diversion where approvals have been given by the DFOs (Divisional Forest Officers) but felling of trees has not been done, no felling of trees shall take place till next date of hearing,” stated the interim order given on Monday by the Bench comprising Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta.

Himachal Pradesh: Snowfall throws life out of gear

On Wednesday, 303 roads across the state were closed for traffic due to damages from rain and snowfall. A total of 302 machines were deployed across the state to clear the blocked roads.

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In Una, girls get a voice — and a nameplate

In the villages of Una in Himachal Pradesh, there’s a lot riding on a name these days — after the district administration launched Una Utkarsh, an awareness scheme to drive home the value of girls in the family.

Bar outfit’s resolution against representing J&K student

On Wednesday, a woman lawyer who had taken up the case of the accused, took a U-turn, forcing his family to bring a lawyer from outside the state to represent him.

Two Kashmiri students arrested in Himachal Pradesh over comments on Facebook page

The number of Kashmiri students arrested in Himachal Pradesh after the Pulwama terror attack for their involvement in alleged 'anti-national' activities has now risen to three.

Himachal Pradesh budget: State to implement EWS quota, reduce power tariff for irrigation

Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presented his second budget today after taking the oath of office in 2017. The budget assembly session began on February 4 and will end on February 18.

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Fresh snowfall, rain in Himachal; Shimla, Manali wrapped in white blanket

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, a western disturbance that brought snow to Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh also led to a sudden change in weather in Delhi on Thursday.

Himachal Pradesh: Death toll due to swine flu rises to 16

Currently, 21 swine flu patients are admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) and eight patients have been admitted to Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC), state health minister Vipin Singh Parmar said on Tuesday.

Manali in Himachal Pradesh shivers at minus six degrees Celsius

Keylong the administrative centre of the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 8 degrees Celsius.

Himachal to soon implement 10% quota for economically weak, says CM

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur termed the new legislation providing reservation to economically weaker general category people in government jobs and education as historic.

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

"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

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

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Rahul Gandhi's rally in Himachal Pradesh

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

Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Himachal Pradesh

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

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

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

MiG aircraft crashes in Himachal Pradesh See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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Himachal CM opposes India-Pak match in Dharamshala

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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