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Virbhadra Singh case: LIC agent's judicial custody extended till Aug 22
Virbhadra Singh case: LIC agent's judicial custody extended till Aug 22

The judicial custody of LIC agent Anand Chauhan, arrested in a money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, was on Tuesday extended till August 22 by a special court here.

Will not arrest Himachal CM's wife now, ED tells Delhi HC
Will not arrest Himachal CM's wife now, ED tells Delhi HC

Justice Vipin Sanghi was told by the ED that Pratibha Singh will be questioned on August 9.

Remove encroachments along highways: Himachal HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the state to provide sufficient manpower to the authorities concerned to remove encroachments along the Kalka-Shimla and Shimla-Dharamsala national highways.

Unbelievable! Cost of this buffalo is more than the price of Merc, Bentley luxury cars – READ
Unbelievable! Cost of this buffalo is more than the price of Merc, Bentley luxury cars – READ

According to Singh, Ranga was offered 1 crore 37 lakhs at a cattle auction on last Friday but he refused to sell it.

Shimla colder than remote Keylong

Shimla was on Tuesday colder than Keylong, which is located in Lahaul Valley at elevations ranging from 15,000 to 20,000 feet above sea level.

Strange! Foreign women live in this village and 'desi' men are not allowed - Details inside
Strange! Foreign women live in this village and 'desi' men are not allowed - Details inside

After receiving a mandatory military training, which is hard and exhausting, in their country, they like to visit this village for a well-deserved vacation.

Medium-intensity earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh, Assam
Medium-intensity earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh, Assam

The quake hit at 3.31 PM and was at a depth of 120 km in the region of Myanmar with its epicentre at latitude 21.2 degree north and 94.7 degree east, the met office said.

Chandigarh-Manali NH21 blocked due to landslide near Aut tunnel
Chandigarh-Manali NH21 blocked due to landslide near Aut tunnel

 A big landslide near Hanogi Mata Mandir, close to the Aut tunnel blocked the road for over 12 hours.

Himachal Pradesh High Court tells Centre to ban cow slaughter, sale of beef within six months
Himachal Pradesh High Court tells Centre to ban cow slaughter, sale of beef within six months

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued orders calling on the Central government to ban cow slaughter in the country within six months.

ACHIEVEMENT! Anurag Thakur to join Territorial Army; will be 1st serving BJP MP to join military force
ACHIEVEMENT! Anurag Thakur to join Territorial Army; will be 1st serving BJP MP to join military force

It's a great achievement by BJP MP and BCCI president Anurag Thakur!

Israeli woman gang-raped in Manali, probe launched
Israeli woman gang-raped in Manali, probe launched

The victim alleged that the accused took her to a secluded spot on the outskirts of Manali and sexually assaulted her.

Himachal sees 26 percent deficit rainfall

 The southwest monsoon has remained 26 per cent deficit so far in Himachal Pradesh, with five out of 12 districts witnessing less than normal rainfall, the weather bureau said on Friday.

ED summons Himachal CM Virbhadra's wife for questioning in money-laundering case
ED summons Himachal CM Virbhadra's wife for questioning in money-laundering case

Enforcement Directorate sleuths on Wednesday issued summon to the wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in money-laundering case, officials said. 

HC seeks ED's reply on Virbhadra's plea not to take action

ED had last year lodged a money laundering case against Singh and others under the PMLA after taking cognisance of a criminal complaint filed by CBI in this regard.

Apple cultivation supports over 1.7 lakh families: HP govt

Apple cultivation in Himachal Pradesh has become the mainstay of over 1.7 lakh families in the state as the orchards now cover 1,09,533 hectares, around 49 per cent of the total area under fruit cultivation.

Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh requests Centre to grant 'Green Bonus'
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh requests Centre to grant 'Green Bonus'

During the inter-state council meeting held in the national capital earlier today, Singh said it will be a big incentive to the hill states.

HC summons HRTC MD, transport Comm over accidents due to bad roads

On previous hearing, the court had directed the respondent to report whether bus-stops have been earmarked.

Forest dept staff in sensitive areas can carry arms: HP govt

Forest personnel posted in sensitive areas adjoining Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir can carry pistols, guns, revolvers or rifles during raids to check illegal felling and smuggling of trees.

Himachal HC seeks status report on Baddi pollution

The Himachal Pradesh High Court also impleaded the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority as party respondent in this case.

'Harassed' Virbhadra Singh says attacks against him to destabilise his govt

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that pressure being directed, with regards to the money laundering case, against him is 'personal' and an attempt to destabilise his government.

Himachal Pradesh committed to strengthen panchayati raj institutions: Minister

The state Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister said the fact is that as per recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, funds are being directly transferred to the panchayats.

Fresh monsoon rains in Himachal after dry spell

After a six-day dry spell, the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday experienced fresh rains with the meteorological department forecasting moderate to heavy rainfall over the rest of the week.

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra's Singh PMLA case: HC asks ED to place documents in sealed cover
Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra's Singh PMLA case: HC asks ED to place documents in sealed cover

The Delhi High Court has asked ED to place before it in a sealed cover documents which formed the basis for search and seizure of materials from Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's premises in an alleged money laundering case.

LIC agent arrested in money laundering case against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh- Know the controversy
LIC agent arrested in money laundering case against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh- Know the controversy

In the first arrest in connection with its money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, ED on Saturday took into custody LIC agent Anand Chauhan.

Light rains at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh

Light rains occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh since yesterday as minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches in higher hills and tribal areas of the state.

Himachal Pradesh University MAT results 2016 declared, log on to hpubsshimla.org
Himachal Pradesh University MAT results 2016 declared, log on to hpubsshimla.org

The ‪‪Himachal Pradesh University Business School‬ on Thursday (July 7, 2016) declared the results of Himachal Pradesh University's Management Aptitude Test (MAT) at 4 pm.

Bilaspur tunnel collapse: Body of missing worker traced after 10 months

Ten months after the disaster, mortal remains of the lone missing construction worker who got trapped in an under-construction tunnel in Himachal Pradesh was recovered on Wednesday, an official said.

Dalai Lama to mark 81st birthday at Dharamsala

The Tibetans in-exile will celebrate the 81st birthday of their spiritual head the 14th Dalai Lama Wednesday.

Car falls into Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, six of a family missing
Car falls into Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, six of a family missing

Six family members were reported missing when a car skidded off the road and fell into the swollen Beas river on the Mandi-Manali national highway, police said on Monday.

Himachal Pradesh Police recruitment exam: High-tech scam unearthed in constables exam; topper arrested - Know details
Himachal Pradesh Police recruitment exam: High-tech scam unearthed in constables exam; topper arrested - Know details

The arrested people include a government official and the topper of the examination.