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Monday, October 25, 2021

Om Prakash Thakur


Sidelined, tall BJP leaders of Mandi sit silent during campaigning period
Fri, Oct 22, 2021

There are four Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Kullu district — Banjar, Kullu, Manali and Anni. In 2017 polls, BJP had won three seats except Kullu from where Congress MLA Sunder Singh Thakur won. Congress leader Bhuvneshwar Gaur said ‘the silence of these tall leaders of BJP will definitely help Congress’

5 trekkers found dead in Kinnaur; 4 still missing, two rescued
Thu, Oct 21, 2021

The Lamkhaga Pass, located at an altitude of 20,000 feet above sea level, is one of the toughest passes which connects Kinnaur with Uttarkashi.

Migrant workers return to Jharkhand after clashes at Himachal project site
Wed, Oct 20, 2021

Police said two groups of labourers — one from Jharkhand and the other from Himachal, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal — clashed following an incident on October 2, when a drunk labourer from Jharkhand allegedly relieved himself near the water tank.

HP: Congress expels ex-CM Virbhadra Singh’s close aide for 6 years over ‘anti-party activities’
Mon, Oct 18, 2021

On Saturday night, Congress expelled staunch loyalist of former chief minister late Virbhadra Singh and ticket contender Rajender Thakur from the party for six years for “anti-party activities”.

Rebellion in BJP ranks raises stakes in Jubbal Kotkhai battle
Sat, Oct 16, 2021

The seat which was won by BJP candidate and former Minister Narender Bragta in 2017 by a narrow margin of 1,062 votes, is now heading for a triangular contest.

In Jubbal Kotkhai, BJP rebel still in fray despite attempts to win him over
Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Earlier, BJP leadership had got Gobind Ram Sharma, a two-time MLA from Arki seat to not file his nomination papers as a rebel. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur had convinced Sharma.

Himachal Bypolls: Congress names Sidhu, Kanhaiya Kumar star campaigners, Capt missing
Fri, Oct 08, 2021

Sidhu had submitted his resignation as the Punjab Congress chief last month, saying he could not compromise on his state's future and its welfare.

Himachal Pradesh bypolls: BJP fields Kargil War hero against ex-Congress MP in Mandi
Thu, Oct 07, 2021

This will be Brigadier (retd) Khushal Singh Thakur first election.

Several unions in Shimla observe ‘Black Day’, demand arrests of BJP minister, son
Tue, Oct 05, 2021

Under leadership of Himachal Kisan Sabha, other organisations namely CITU, SFI, DYFI, Mahila Samiti, Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch etc. expressed concern over “fascist methods being used by the UP and Haryana governments to deal with the growing farmer movement in their states.

Himachal Congress to meet tomorrow to finalise names of bypoll candidates
Thu, Sep 30, 2021

State Congress president Kuldeep Singh Rathore said the party's co-incharge Sanjay Dutt will be present at this meeting and separate panels for all constituencies will be sent to the party high command after the meeting.

Himachal schools to reopen for classes 9 to 12 from Monday
Sat, Sep 25, 2021

The Cabinet also decided to create and fill up 8,000 posts of Multi Task Workers in educational institutions under the Higher and Elementary Departments as per the provisions of the Part-Time Multi Task Workers Policy 2020.

Chamba Man, 3 minor kids die in early morning blaze, his wife survives with minor burns
Wed, Sep 15, 2021

The mother of the children sustained minor burn injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where her condition is stated to be ‘out of danger’.

HP CM’s 2nd Delhi visit in a week sparks talk of change of guard, BJP leaders deny
Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Thakur, who was in Delhi last week to formally invite President Ram Nath Kovind as well as other Union ministers for the golden jubilee of the statehood day, returned to the national capital Tuesday.

Himachal Pradesh: Man, 3 minor kids die in early morning blaze, wife survives with minor injuries
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

The deceased man's father, however, suspects foul play behind the incident, prompting the police to send all the bodies for post-mortem to Chamba Medical College.

Himachal: After protests by family, Opposition, SIT formed to probe 23-year-old’s death
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

The SIT will be headed by SP (crime) Virender Kalia and also comprise of Mukesh Kumar, DSP, CID and Sushant Sharma, DSP, Mandi.

Shimla: FIR against ex-IAS officer, others, for illegal transfer of govt land
Sun, Sep 12, 2021

Police said that a case has been registered against Deva Singh Negi and others under IPC sections 420, 467, 468,469,471, 120B and under sections 41 and 42 of Indian Forests Act.

Himachal Pradesh HC quashes transfer order based on allegation of staff ‘indulging in party politics’
Sat, Sep 11, 2021

The division bench in its order said: “We were informed in the open court that the author of this letter is the chairperson of the Rural Development Bank which fortifies the contention of the petitioner that she has nothing to do with the working of the administrative department of the petitioner.”

Plea says expert advice on preventing landslides ignored, HC notice to Centre, state and NHAI
Sat, Sep 11, 2021

A division bench of acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua passed these orders on a petition filed by Namita Maniktala that was taken up by the court as a PIL.

Himachal agri university seeks GI tag to Japonica Red Rice
Fri, Sep 10, 2021

The university was also working on three projects related to GI tagging including Red Rice, Karsog Kulthi and Chamba Chukh.

Bonanza for kids of construction workers as HP hikes study dole
Sat, Sep 04, 2021

Cabinet decides to keep all schools closed til Sept 14

Bar body to send resolution to CJ, Centre; CM defends state police chief
Wed, Aug 25, 2021

A General House meeting of the association was called Tuesday on the complaint of the advocate, who alleged that DGP Kundu had misbehaved with her when he visited a property related to Himalayan Brahmo Samaj a few days ago.

‘Misbehaviour’ complaint against DGP: HP Bar body calls meeting
Tue, Aug 24, 2021

DGP Kundu, said that the woman is an accused, and cases were going on against her father and her for cheating, forgery, and trespass in criminal courts.

Himachal bar association calls meeting after ‘misbehaviour’ complaint against state DGP
Mon, Aug 23, 2021

A notice issued by the bar association president, Nareshwar Singh Chandel, said that after going through the video evidence, it had become apparent the DGP had misused his position and had acted like a 'thanedar' at the spot.

Day 2 of Jan Ashirvad Yatra: Will showcase Himachali culture on global stage, says Anurag Thakur
Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Accompanied by state minister Suresh Bhardwaj and Shimla MP Suresh Kashyap, Thakur said that a total of Rs 4,200 crore will be spent on various health sector projects in Himachal Pradesh. He said Rs 437 crore will also be spent on the PGI Satellite Centre in Una.

Jan Ashirwad Yatra: Anurag Thakur gets loud welcome on maiden visit to Himachal as Central minister
Fri, Aug 20, 2021

Union minister Anurag Thakur's 'yatra' started from Chandigarh's Himachal Bhawan on Thursday where party leaders and workers from Himachal Pradesh welcomed him. It then moved towards Parwanoo, Dharampur, and Solan.