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Explained: With electorate vertically divided, how Mandi bypoll will shape future political discourse in Himachal Pradesh

October 30, 2021 10:12 am

Mandi bypoll in Himachal Pradesh: While Congress is harping on issues such as inflation, BJP is banking on Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for his influence among voters of his home district.

Colleagues, political rivals remember Virbhadra Singh: 'He never accepted defeat'

July 09, 2021 11:41 am

Leaders across party lines condoled the passing of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday.

Virbhadra Singh dies: Rampur Bushahr mourns the passing of 'Raja sahab'

July 09, 2021 11:43 am

The area will observe a period of mourning till the day the ‘shudhi hawan’ will be performed after 11 days.

Congress face in Himachal, six-time CM Virbhadra Singh dies at 87

July 09, 2021 1:10 am

In Singh’s passing, the Congress has lost its tallest leader in Himachal Pradesh months before the Assembly elections. Although his poor health had kept Singh away from active politics for some time, his death is a setback for the party, which does not have a strong second line of leaders in the state.

Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh passes away

July 08, 2021 7:20 am

The nine-time MLA and five-time MP, Virbhadra Singh served as Himachal Pradesh's chief minister for six times.

Himachal’s new anti-conversion law has an old provision quashed by high court

September 19, 2019 12:40 pm

In 2006, the Himachal Pradesh government led by Virbhadra Singh became the first Congress-ruled state to pass an anti-conversion law.

Naveen Patnaik takes oath for fifth time; but he's not India's longest serving chief minister yet

May 30, 2019 3:44 pm

As Naveen Patnaik starts his fifth term as the chief minister of Odisha, we look at the Indian leaders who have served more time at top than the BJD supremo

Lok Sabha polls: Former rivals Virbhadra Singh and Sukh Ram share stage in Mandi

April 25, 2019 8:00 pm

Coming together of the two senior leaders has also helped strengthen the Congress in the state, which has been trying to portray a united face to challenge the BJP which had won all four Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

I favour having Ram temple at same spot in Ayodhya: Virbhadra Singh

April 10, 2019 11:46 am

Former CM also critical of the decision to field sitting MLA Ram Lal Thakur from Hamirpur LS seat

Court frames charges against Virbhadra Singh in DA case, trial to commence on April 3

February 22, 2019 8:46 pm

The CBI had claimed that Singh had amassed assets worth around Rs 10 crore which were disproportionate to his total income during his tenure as a Union minister under the UPA government.


Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Red carpet laid out for 100-year-old to vote

November 09, 2017 6:26 pm

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: The ruling Congress and BJP are contesting all 68 seats with Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal as CM candidates for their respective parties. BSP is contesting 42 seats, followed by CPM — 14.


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.

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.