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The Villain teaser starring Kichcha Sudeep

Kichcha Sudeep's The Villain, is one of the most-awaited films to release this year. The filmmakers have decided to encash the fan frenzy around the upcoming film for a noble cause.

Evil Dead sequel a possibility says Fede Alvarez

Evil Dead reboot director Fede Alvarez claims that there is a possibility for a sequel of the movie. A remake of 1981 horror movie, the Evil Dead reboot sparked interest among fans urging for a sequel to the movie.

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Tabrez Noorani's Love Sonia has bagged an outstanding award for Richa Chadha at the London Indian Film Festival at which the film had its worldwide premiere. Richa says it was a humbling experience.

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Samsung is unlikely to reach its annual smartphone shipment goal of 350 million units this year, according to a report from The Investor.

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HyperX Cloud Stinger Core gaming headset tries to make a balance between audio quality and comfort, along with a reasonable price tag. Read our review.

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Samsung is working on a bezel-less smartphone with two screens, according to a patent which was filed in 2016.

Shimla News

In Himachal Pradesh, 21 stalled hydel projects set for revival after Centre gives nod
In Himachal Pradesh, 21 stalled hydel projects set for revival after Centre gives nod

“Of total 21, which were taken up for discussions to remove all hurdles,11 projects ( 339 MW) were at the execution stage and 10 others had not made any progress for years.

Shimla: Hamirpur medical college gets nod to start admissions for 2018-19
Shimla: Hamirpur medical college gets nod to start admissions for 2018-19

The state Cabinet, which met on Wednesday under Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, also gave its nod to begin admissions for MBBS course for 100 seats at Dr Radha Krishanan Medical College, Hamirpur, for the academic session 2018-19.

At Ground Zero, a stream always in spate dries up after 30 years
At Ground Zero, a stream always in spate dries up after 30 years

Ram Krishan, a local resident, said the elders in the area had never seen the khad (stream) dry even in summers.

Shimla water crisis: High Court pulls up civic body for failing to carry out its orders
Shimla water crisis: High Court pulls up civic body for failing to carry out its orders

Shimla water Shortage: The court has also summoned Secretary, Irrigation and Public Health, to know details of availability of the water from all the sources in Shimla. The HC sought compliance on its orders to create a dedicated WhatsApp group to keep a close eye on zone-wise distribution of the water.

Shimla water crisis: Tourists arrival down by 35 per cent, hoteliers worried
Shimla water crisis: Tourists arrival down by 35 per cent, hoteliers worried

Initially, tourists had started sending distress WhatsApp messages advising tourists to stay away from Shimla. The impact is reflected on Mall Road, which usually remains crowded during summers, but this time it wears a deserted look.

Water crisis: Vikramaditya gives three-day ultimatum to Shimla MC
Water crisis: Vikramaditya gives three-day ultimatum to Shimla MC

Addressing a press conference, the Congress MLA questioned Mayor Kusum Sadret’s tript to China as Shimla residents are facing the worst-ever water scarcity.

Fire in Kasauli forests halts two trains
Fire in Kasauli forests halts two trains

The helicopters lifted water from Sukhna lake and did a firefighting operation for hours till the ground staff were sure that there was no threat to the installations.

Shimla reels under acute drinking water shortage
Shimla reels under acute drinking water shortage

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur admitted that there was a crisis of drinking water. “It’s because the feed sources/rivers/streams have gone dry. I have held two-three review meetings.

Shimla goes thirsty: No drinking water available in city for seventh consecutive day
Shimla goes thirsty: No drinking water available in city for seventh consecutive day

Inder Singh, a Congress councillor, who was also standing in the queue to get drinking water, alleged that the municipal wards represented by the Congress, were being selectively targeted.

‘Devbhumi’s blessings made me President’
‘Devbhumi’s blessings made me President’

Donning a Himachali cap at a civic reception hosted by the state government in his honour, President Kovind said: “This land has some divine power…”

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur replaces his principal secretary in rejig
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur replaces his principal secretary in rejig

In a major reshuffle, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Saturday replaced his principal secretary and appointed new health secretaries for departments of home, finance and tourism. 

Shimla: Police complaint against Virbhadra for ‘evicting’ nephew from ancestral palace
Shimla: Police complaint against Virbhadra for ‘evicting’ nephew from ancestral palace

Rajeshwar Singh, who was in Shimla, said he was surprised at the sudden action of his uncle (Virbhadra Singh).

Himachal: High Court gives one week to SIT to clear forest encroachment
Himachal: High Court gives one week to SIT to clear forest encroachment

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday granted a week’s time to Special Investigation Team (SIT) to complete felling of the apple plants in the apple-belt of Shimla as part of a court-ordered drive to clear illegal encroachments on forest land.

Himachal Pradesh: Former Congress MLA’s cousin murdered, two arrested
Himachal Pradesh: Former Congress MLA’s cousin murdered, two arrested

The deceased had received multiple injuries on his head as assailants allegedly chopped off his arm and leg. He was also run over by a car before the culprits fled the spot, the police said.

Himachal likely to get heavy rainfall today
Himachal likely to get heavy rainfall today

Director IMD Shimla said that several regions may experience heavy rainfall. “Thunderstorm and strong wind warning for May 7 and 8 has been issued for Shimla, Solan, Hamirpur, Mandi, Kangra and Una districts.” he said.

Himachal Pradesh government orders probe into Shail Bala murder case
Himachal Pradesh government orders probe into Shail Bala murder case

Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary said the inquiry would probe how the accused escaped after killing the official and whether the police took sufficient measures to provide protection to her.

Rs One lakh reward for information on accused, says Himachal Pradesh Police
Rs One lakh reward for information on accused, says Himachal Pradesh Police

Manhunt launched to nab accused, says Himachal Pradesh Police

Kasauli firing scares forest, revenue officials
Kasauli firing scares forest, revenue officials

Last year, Hoshiar Singh, a young forest guard, was killed allegedly by the forest mafia and his naked body was hanged with a tree upside down. The CBI is probing the case.

Solan DCP sets up four teams, appoints nodal officers to demolish illegal hotels and resorts from today
Solan DCP sets up four teams, appoints nodal officers to demolish illegal hotels and resorts from today

Acting on the Supreme Court orders for demolition of illegal hotels, unauthorised parking lots and resorts, Solan Deputy Commissioner Vinod Kumar has set up four teams, each with nine members, to carry out the demolitions.

Una: Six killed as car rolls into gorge
Una: Six killed as car rolls into gorge

The driver of the vehicle, Gurdial Singh, is among the survivors. A young couple and their three-month-old baby was among the injured, sources said.

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