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Himachal Elections: Congress promises key posts to youth leaders if voted to power

November 2, 2022 8:17:07 am

“The party has worked with all its strength and as a result, we have five youth Congress workers in every booth. The youth will get important responsibility if Congress forms government,” said State Congress incharge Rajeev Shukla.

Amit Shah slams Congress with ‘maa-beta party’ barb

November 2, 2022 8:09:02 am

Promising to make Himachal a drug-free state, Shah said, “If you change the riwaz and repeat BJP, we will make Himachal drug-free. We will destroy the drug economy and give the youths of Himachal new opportunities.”

Himachal BJP expels 5 rebels for six years

November 1, 2022 8:28:43 am

BJP state president SureshKashyap said that these leaders were indulging in anti-party activities. The expulsion order will take effect immediately, he said.

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After withdrawal of nominations: Many rebels still in fray, may dent BJP, Congress vote share

October 31, 2022 7:12:51 am

In the Kangra region, Vipin Nehria, district president of the BJP ST Morcha, from Dharamsala will be fighting this election as an independent. Hundreds of party workers had resigned from party posts in Vipin who enjoys the support of the Gaddi community.

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Tourists love Mcleodganj, but Himachal Pradesh govt doesn’t: rue voters of hill town

October 31, 2022 7:58:23 am

The stakeholders of tourism industry rue that the hill town had a footfall of about 5 million every year but lack of proper parking, bad roads, poor management of traffic and poor garbage disposal were the issues that hit the tourists as well as the industry.

Himachal Pradesh: Congress expels 6 for contesting against party candidate

October 31, 2022 12:41:40 am

HPCC chief Pratibha Singh, who expelled these workers, said that these Congress leaders disobeyed party orders and are contesting against party's authorised candidates.

Himachal polls: For ballot hardened warriors, age just another number

October 30, 2022 8:04:07 am

For the 68 assembly seats in Himachal, BJP is relying on infusing new blood and fresh ideas, while Congress is banking on sitting MLAs and experienced candidates. Several strong candidates above 70 have entered the fray and

Congress ‘chargesheet’ states graft, irregularities under BJP rule, promises to review decisions

October 30, 2022 12:30:48 am

The party stated that they will review all decisions made by the CM in the past six months.

Himachal Pradesh: Anurag Thakur slams Cong for ‘charge sheet’ plan, expresses confidence in BJP’s poll prospects

October 29, 2022 3:28:55 pm

The Congress has plans to present a ‘charge sheet’ highlighting purported instances of misgovernance during the five-year rule of the BJP.

‘Virus mild, but not enough to lower guard’

October 29, 2022 5:54:36 am

The 45-year-old had also taken special care of the four when he himself had contracted Covid in October 2020 during his posting as secretary, District Legal Services Authority, at Una.

Today, Congress to present ‘chargesheet’ against BJP govt, rate its 5-yr rule

October 29, 2022 5:46:37 am

“There was non-performance of this government or under-performance at best,” said Rajesh Dharmani, chairman of the five-member chargesheet committee.

BJP shifts gears, to hold rally in all of Himachal’s 68 constituencies on Monday

October 29, 2022 6:26:50 am

As per party officials, at least five Union ministers, three chief ministers, and four state ministers will be among some 30 key leaders who will be holding campaign rallies on Monday.

BJP lines up stars; PM Modi to address rallies from Nov 5-9

October 28, 2022 7:13:24 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP’s election rallies in Himachal Pradesh from November 5 to 9, state party president Suresh Kashyap on Thursday said. As per tentative programme, the prime minister will address rallies in Shimla, Hamirpur, Kangra and Mandi, he said. Kashyap said BJP chief J P Nadda, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi […]

Himachal Polls: Unemployment a concern, but Congress, BJP yet to overcome trouble within

October 28, 2022 10:30:35 am

The district this time has 11,858 first time voters between the age group of 18-19 years and of them 6,526 voters are male and 5332 are female. Infighting within both the Congress and BJP will decide the fate of all the candidates in this district.

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Under BJP rule, debt burden reached Rs 70K cr, unemployment crossed 10-lakh mark: Pratibha

October 28, 2022 4:46:21 am

Pratibha, the Mandi MP, also reiterated her party's poll promises of restoring the old pension scheme for state government employees, providing Rs 1,500 per month to every woman and free 300 units of electricity to domestic consumers.

57k vaccinations to her credit, this celebrated on-contract nurse nurses a dream: ‘regular job’

October 23, 2022 2:50:54 am

Awarded for her brilliant Covid vaccination work by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on March 8 this year, the 31-year-old unwraps her politically correct statement.

BJP rebel files nomination with a question: ‘mera kya kasoor?’

October 22, 2022 9:45:08 am

The BJP has fielded sitting MLA from Nalagarh, L S Rana who recently quit the Congress to join the BJP. Rana had defeated Thakur in 2017, while in 2012 Thakur had defeated him.

To quell rebellion, BJP talks tough: suspension for six years

October 22, 2022 1:45:58 am

The BJP has announced the candidates for all 68 seats, dropping 11 of its sitting MLAs, and swapping the seats of some others.

Himachal Pradesh: BJP gets more than 25,000 suggestions from public, to release manifesto in a week

October 21, 2022 8:22:38 am

BJP has got a tremendous response from the public to its call for sending feeback to frame policies for the next term should the party win elections.

In Una, a karmayogi misses the train to share ‘dil ki baat’ with PM Modi

October 21, 2022 10:58:25 pm

It was on September 6 last year that PM had tweeted about Karmo Devi and lauded her vaccination work.

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BJP drops some old warhorses, introduces fresh faces & reshuffles others in Himachal Pradesh

October 20, 2022 10:52:06 am

Senior state minister Mahender Singh has been denied the Dharampur ticket in Mandi district.

The end of Dhumal’s era in Himachal politics?

October 20, 2022 10:01:30 am

The BJP on Wednesday released its first list of 62 candidates for the November 12 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, fielding Chief Minister Jairam Thakur from Seraj constituency but ommitting Dhumal's name from the Sujanpur in Hamirpur district from where he was widely expected to contest

Himachal Pradesh: Two BJP turncoats and most of its sitting MLAs in Cong’s first list of 46

October 19, 2022 7:32:03 am

The Congress has fielded its legislature party leader Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli in Una district while former state Congress chiefs Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and Kuldeep Singh Rathore have been given tickets from Nadaun and Theog, respectively.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: Key contenders for the CM post

October 17, 2022 6:00:00 am

Jairam has won consecutive five Assembly polls from Chachiot and Seraj (delimited constituency of Chachiot) in Mandi since 1998 and was the panchayati raj and rural development minister during 2009-2012 in the previous BJP government.