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Jairam Thakur


Himachal Assembly passes bill against forced mass conversion with voice vote

August 13, 2022 6:39 pm

The move comes ahead of the assembly election in the hill state later this year.

Jai Ram Thakur retains BJP leadership’s faith, but rivals wait in the wings

April 18, 2022 2:32 am

Amid reports of his rivals in the party manoeuvring, the central leadership has made it clear that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will be the BJP’s face for the state elections later this year.

Himachal CM's visit to Delhi triggers murmurs of change, party leaders deny

September 15, 2021 5:44 am

Chief minister is in the national capital to discuss the upcoming bypolls and assembly election, said a BJP leader.

Over 75,000 return to Himachal as govt reopens borders, says ready with strict home quarantine enforcement plan

May 01, 2020 11:11 pm

Surprising many with its decision to suddenly throw open its borders after keeping them strictly closed for more than a month, the state government has pressed thousands of grassroots workers into service to ensure that these people observe a strict home quarantine of 28 days after their return.

Himachal Pradesh: No provision for resource mobilisation, says Opposition

March 06, 2020 9:24 pm

Talking to reporters after the budget was presented by chief minister in the state assembly, Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri said CM Jairam Thakur has merely played with figures and failed to present any solid welfare scheme.

Finance Commission recommends Rs 11,431 crore revenue deficit grant for Himachal Pradesh

February 09, 2020 3:53 am

According to the report tabled in Parliament last week, the pre-devolution revenue deficit of the state is Rs 18,264 crore, while the post-devolution deficit is Rs 11,431 crore. The Commission has recommended an inter se share of 0.799 per cent for Himachal in the net proceeds of the taxes (divisible pool).

Devbhoomi can be karambhoomi... now we’ve to translate promised investment into reality: Himachal CM

November 09, 2019 5:31 am

"Tourism sector is said to be attracting a lot of investment. But the existing tourism destinations are always congested. There are issues like traffic snarls, parking problems," says Jairam Thakur.

'Himachal Pradesh government urged to implement HC order to provide free education to disabled'

July 07, 2019 8:35 pm

In a letter to Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, State Disability Advisory Board's expert member Ajai Srivastava said Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the government to provide free education to the disabled students up to the university level. 

HP govt not considering proposal to rename Shimla as Shyamala, says CM Jai Ram Thakur

October 23, 2018 10:31 am

Many believe that Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Devi, an avatar of goddess Kali, but was changed by the Britishers to Shimla.

Himachal Pradesh bans use of thermocol plates, plastic bottles less than one-litre capacity

June 05, 2018 7:02 pm

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur said a steel bottle would be provided to each student in all government schools in the state to discourage the use of plastic bottles.


Jairam Thakur to be Himachal Pradesh CM, BJP leaders, supporters congratulate him

December 24, 2017 7:11 pm

Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur is all set to be the next CM of Himachal Pradesh. Thakur was elected as the state legislature party chief on Sunday after a meeting between the party’s central observers and newly-elected MLAs and other party leaders in Shimla.