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Priyanka Chopra on Saturday announced she is opening a restaurant, Sona, in New York that will serve Indian cuisines.

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Apart from WandaVision, there are several offbeat superhero TV shows that capture the zany essence of their source material. Here are five such shows.

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Kangana Ranaut tweeted that Queen's release 'changed' her life and that it marked the 'birth of a new leading lady' in Indian cinema.

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Old offers for the tweet suggest that it was put for sale in December, but the listing gained more attention after Dorsey’s tweet on Friday.

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The hacks are continuing despite emergency patches issued by Microsoft on Tuesday.

Shimla News

Will consider a policy for controlled cultivation of hemp: Himachal CM
Will consider a policy for controlled cultivation of hemp: Himachal CM

“The quality of cannabis here is among the best in the world. While we are and will be against the consumption and sale of charas (the narcotic component), there is another aspect to the plant, which we need to look into,” Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur said.

‘Himachal to register negative growth of 6.2% this fiscal’, says economic survey
‘Himachal to register negative growth of 6.2% this fiscal’, says economic survey

The worst affected sector due to Covid-19 was tourism, which saw a contraction of 81.33 per cent in foreign and domestic tourist arrivals – from 1.72 crore in 2019 to 32 lakh in 2020. Only 43,000 foreigners visited the state last year as compared to 3.8 lakh in 2019.

Shimla most liveable city in govt’s ease of living index
Shimla most liveable city in govt’s ease of living index

The report, released by Union minister of housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, stated that Shimla achieved an overall score of 60.90 points in overall 13 categories to grab the top rank. Bhubaneshwar (59.85) and Silvassa (58.43) followed closely.

Oppn MLAs showed disrespect to national flag while banging on bonnet of Guv’s car: HP CM
Oppn MLAs showed disrespect to national flag while banging on bonnet of Guv’s car: HP CM

Replying to the discussion on Governor Bandaru Dattatraya’s address to the Assembly, Thakur said the tricolour was affixed to the governor’s car and the Congress members showed disrespect to it.

Lakhs of Himachalis lost their jobs during pandemic: Theog MLA
Lakhs of Himachalis lost their jobs during pandemic: Theog MLA

He claimed that 2.5 lakh workers returned home to Himachal from other states during the pandemic, while many others working in the state were left jobless due to massive retrenchment in various sectors, especially hospitality and private education

Himachal Pradesh: Cong members again walk out of Assembly over suspension issue
Himachal Pradesh: Cong members again walk out of Assembly over suspension issue

The BJP-led Assembly later suspended opposition leader Mukesh Agnihotri and four other Congress MLAs for the remainder of the budget session for allegedly disrupting the Governor’s address and blocking his cavalcade.

Cong members again walk out of Himachal Pradesh Assembly over suspension issue
Cong members again walk out of Himachal Pradesh Assembly over suspension issue

Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri and four other Congress MLAs Harsh Vardhan Chauhan, Satpal Raizada, Sunder Singh and Vinay Kumar were on Friday suspended for the entire Budget session of the Assembly till March 20 after they allegedly manhandled Governor Bandaru Dattatraya.

Under ‘Smart City Mission’, Shimla civic body to propose monorail to benefit tourists, locals
Under ‘Smart City Mission’, Shimla civic body to propose monorail to benefit tourists, locals

In her budget speech, the mayor also suggested introducing a ‘green tax’ on vehicles coming to Shimla from other states, which may bring an annual income of Rs 15 crore to the corporation.

Weather clears up in Himachal after heavy snow, rain
Weather clears up in Himachal after heavy snow, rain

Heavy snowfall, however, has led to the disruption of transport and power supply in parts of the state, especially Shimla district.

Behind snow leopard count, camera traps at 284 locations in 26,000sqkm
Behind snow leopard count, camera traps at 284 locations in 26,000sqkm

Based on these results from the sampled areas, the total population of snow leopards in the state was estimated to be 73.

Himachal Assembly Budget session from Feb 26 to Mar 20
Himachal Assembly Budget session from Feb 26 to Mar 20

The Assembly was last convened in September 2020 for a 12-day monsoon session while the winter session, scheduled to be held in December, was cancelled due to a surge of Covid cases.

Survey finds three wild dogs per 100-sqkm in Lahaul-Pangi region
Survey finds three wild dogs per 100-sqkm in Lahaul-Pangi region

According to ZSI scientist LK Sharma, a multi-pronged approach of camera trapping, trail sampling, non-invasive genetics and questionnaire survey was used to gather information on the feral dogs.

Himachal: Five migratory birds found dead, bird flu toll nears 5k
Himachal: Five migratory birds found dead, bird flu toll nears 5k

In late December, migratory water birds started dying in and around the lake in large numbers, and on January 4, samples of some of the carcasses tested positive for the H5N1 influenza virus.

Himachal home to 73 snow leopards, finds survey
Himachal home to 73 snow leopards, finds survey

Snow leopard density in the state ranges from 0.08 to 0.37 individuals per 100 square kilometres, with the trans-Himalayan regions of Spiti, Pin valley and upper Kinnaur recording the highest densities.

At 103, India’s first voter turns up to cast vote in Himachal panchayat polls
At 103, India’s first voter turns up to cast vote in Himachal panchayat polls

“I feel very happy that our country has been witnessing regular elections since 1947 after years of gulami (servitude),” Negi told reporters after casting his vote at booth in Kalpa.

Avian flu seems ‘contained’ at Pong Dam: Pong Dam Wildlife official
Avian flu seems ‘contained’ at Pong Dam: Pong Dam Wildlife official

Twenty-one more birds were found dead in the sanctuary on Sunday, including only one in the entire Dhameta range of the sanctuary, chief wildlife warden Archana Sharma said.

Himachal schools to partially open from Feb
Himachal schools to partially open from Feb

ITIs, polytechnic, and engineering colleges would also be allowed to open from February 1, while medical colleges had already been allowed to reopen last month. All the remaining government colleges will be allowed to open for regular classes from February 8 after the winter vacation.

Another 38 migratory birds found dead in Pong Dam sanctuary
Another 38 migratory birds found dead in Pong Dam sanctuary

Dead migratory birds were first reported from the Pong Dam Lake on December 28. Since then, carcasses of the birds are being found in large numbers in and around the vast reservoir each day.

Physical activity among older women highest in Himachal, says study
Physical activity among older women highest in Himachal, says study

Other states/UTs which reported a high proportion of physically active older women include Dadra and Nagar Haveli (86 per cent), Karnataka (84 per cent) and Puducherry (81 per cent).

Pong dam report another 280 dead birds
Pong dam report another 280 dead birds

Of the newly found carcasses, 150 were old mortalities in the Dehra wildlife beat which were retrieved on Tuesday from swampy areas of the lake, chief wildlife warden Archana Sharma said.

Vaccine rollout: In first phase, HP to inoculate 93,000 frontline staff
Vaccine rollout: In first phase, HP to inoculate 93,000 frontline staff

CM Jai Ram Thakur said that a state-level steering committee and task forces at the state, district and block levels will monitor the vaccination drive.

Himachal: 69.30% turn out in municipal council, nagar panchayat elections
Himachal: 69.30% turn out in municipal council, nagar panchayat elections

A total of around 2.06 lakh people cast their votes for 394 ward members in 29 municipal councils and 21 nagar panchayats of the state (six newly created nagar panchayats were not included in the election process).

Bird flu alert: 64 crows found dead near Himachal’s Pong wetland, migratory birds’ toll reaches 3,409
Bird flu alert: 64 crows found dead near Himachal’s Pong wetland, migratory birds’ toll reaches 3,409

On Monday, samples of dead migratory birds found at the Pong Dam Lake had tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, a type of bird flu caused by the H5N1 strain of Influenza A virus.

National Family Health Survey: In Himachal 89% children fully vaccinated
National Family Health Survey: In Himachal 89% children fully vaccinated

Bilaspur, Chamba districts report one hundred per cent immunisation.

337gm heroin seized from duo in Mandi, cops says biggest catch ever
337gm heroin seized from duo in Mandi, cops says biggest catch ever

The value of the seized contraband in the national market is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore, the police said.

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