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Jairam Thakur


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.

Helicopter taxi service between Shimla-Chandigarh flagged off, travel time reduced to 20 minutes

June 04, 2018 10:38 am

The chopper will take off from Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti at 8 am and reach Chandigarh at 8:20 am. The chopper will take a return journey from Chandigarh airport at 9 am and reach Shimla at 9:20 am.

It’s a step towards faster connectivity... 60% seats for first month have been sold: Additional chief secretary of Himachal Ram Subhag Singh

June 04, 2018 10:42 am

Pawan Hans, which provides helicopter service to the hill state for VIP flights and emergencies, will operate the heli-taxi service as well.

Kasauli cop-out probe report: Won’t spare guilty, says Jai Ram Thakur

May 19, 2018 12:32 am

Asked what action he was contemplating, the CM said, “Within the next two days, the government will let you (media) know our response. First, I want an in-depth examination of the report.”


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.