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Rajesh Chander Sharma


Kangra’s medicinal farming: The man with a mission
Sun, Jan 02, 2022

It is because of Dr Sunil Kumar’s efforts that locals have come to know of medicinal plantation. All the farmers agree they would not have entered this field had Dr Kumar not spread awareness at the grassroots level.

The Kangra Cultivation
Sun, Jan 02, 2022

71 farmers, 39 villages, 5 blocks and 3 years — this is what has taken medicinal farming in this district to flourish. These plants can grow even in rainfed conditions and survive the menace of wild animals, reports Rajesh Chander Sharma

Jai Ram Thakur: ‘Congress has 12 CM candidates in 12 districts, there will be more as elections approach’
Fri, Dec 31, 2021

As debt mounts on the state with him in the saddle as CM, so does pressure on Thakur to perform. Excerpts from the CM’s interview with The Indian Express.

No new Covid curbs on New Year Eve in Himachal Pradesh: Thakur
Thu, Dec 30, 2021

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally on December 27 to mark four years of the Jai Ram Thakur government, the hill state had reported first Omicron case. "That patient has recovered," said the CM.

Farming a miracle
Mon, Dec 06, 2021

In Himachal Pradesh’s Una district, medicinal farming gets a big push with innovative use of MGNREGS

The ‘dragon’ woman of Behar Jaswan
Mon, Dec 06, 2021

It is only this year that Sood has been able to take her message of medicinal farming to the common farmer with the help of the district administration.

‘This double-engine sarkar is running over people, we have slammed the brakes ’
Sat, Nov 06, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Kuldeep Singh Rathore sees a hope and a chance for the Congress in the Assembly elections next year.

In Himachal, a lesson on how govt schemes can create kitchen gardens, parks and jobs
Wed, Oct 27, 2021

The Panchvati Yojana, along with Mukhyamantri Ek Bigha Yojna, which aims to promote kitchen gardening and strengthen the village economy, provided the much-needed healing touch to the common man affected by Covid-19.

Wheels as wings, six men saddle up to find their life back
Sun, Oct 03, 2021

A hotelier, a furniture house owner, a sweet shop owner, a doctor, a govt employee and a photographer form team; cycle from Manali to Chamba

‘Jao Ram…’: spelling error in PR dept tweet stirs political pot in Himachal
Sun, Sep 19, 2021

Political circles in the state were busy with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address during the special Assembly session on Friday to mark the golden jubilee of Himachal Pradesh’s statehood. When pointed out by The Indian Express, the Congress camp split its sides laughing.

How legal aid bodies built case against Covid in Himachal: online camps, door-to-door visits
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Through YouTube videos, online camps and door-to-door visits, they have been raising awareness about the virus and how to check it since the first Covid-19 wave.

Una health worker gets PM’s praise in Himachal vaccination milestone story
Tue, Sep 07, 2021

Posted at the District Hospital in Una, this 52-year-old health worker has been working against many odds – procedural as well as personal.

In Himachal’s feat of hitting 100% target of first vaccine dose, a health worker’s remarkable role
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Posted at the District Hospital, Una, this 52-year-old health worker has been working against many odds -- procedural as well as personal.

Forced shut by pandemic, five Himachal temples donate Rs 9 cr in Covid relief fund
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

Interestingly, these temples got a little over Rs 4.21 lakh in online donation during the Navratras.

Army recruitment rally with the lingering taste of the langar
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

During the Army recruitment rally in Una, a langar was organised for the candidates taking part in the rally which ran for six days with three meals a day.

In Himachal, Una district helps women train as nurses: Ab beti aage badao
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Una-based Nanda Hospital is conducting the midwifery course, and owner Dr S K Nanda says it was his way of giving something back to society. “When the DC sahib approached me, I straightaway agreed to cut the fees by half.

JNU is a muftkhoron ka adda… its name should be changed: Satpal Singh Satti
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

In Delhi to make courtesy calls on senior party leaders, Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti spoke to The Indian Express on a range of issues.

‘No point in raising issues in Himachal Assembly if no action taken on them’: Congress leader
Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Raizada recently created a ruckus at the BDO office in the presence of the media, and things started changing. He speaks to The Indian Express on a range of issues. Edited excerpts:

Making old gold: Meet Himachal Pradesh’s new poll ambassadors
Mon, May 13, 2019

Deputy Commissioner-cum-Election Officer Rakesh Prajapati intends to cover all centenarians. “There are many who have completed 100 years of age and have been voting in every election. I want to document all of them.”

Shanta Kumar opts out, party to look for new face for Kangra
Sat, Mar 23, 2019

The announcement came after hectic discussions in the state BJP leadership. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and state BJP president Satpal Singh Satti have been camping in Delhi for the past two days.

The biggest issue dominating elections will be Modi himself: Satpal Satti
Tue, Mar 12, 2019

In an interview to The Indian Express, Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti discusses the election scene in the hill state.

In Una, girls get a voice — and a nameplate
Mon, Feb 25, 2019

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.