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Seven killed, 5 injured after jeep rolls down cliff in Shimla

The injured have been shifted to a local hospital in Nerwa.

 

Himachal Governor Acharya Devvrat leads yoga celebrations

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Wednesday led an event which drew nearly 1,000 people, including schoolchildren, who did yogic exercises amid cloudy skies.

After three decades, BJP bags mayor, deputy mayor posts in Shimla
After three decades, BJP bags mayor, deputy mayor posts in Shimla

BJP's Kusum Sadret was on Tuesday elected the Shimla Municipal Corporation Mayor and party colleague Rakesh Sharma her deputy, a first for the state's opposition party in three decades, an officer said.

Breather for Kasauli resorts: Supreme Court stays NGT demolition order of of seven properties
Breather for Kasauli resorts: Supreme Court stays NGT demolition order of of seven properties

In a breather to resorts in the picturesque Himachal Pradesh town of Kasauli, the Supreme Court has stayed a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order directing demolition of seven properties, which were extended illegally without requisite approvals from authorities.

Newly elected councillors of SMC to take oath on June 19

The Himachal High Court had also directed the government to ensure that the House was duly constituted by June 19.

Himachal Pradesh Congress' tweet featuring PM Narendra Modi stirs controversy; BJP condemns it
Himachal Pradesh Congress' tweet featuring PM Narendra Modi stirs controversy; BJP condemns it

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga lashed out at Congress for posting the tweet, which is distasteful in nature.

Shimla poll victory shows people's faith in dev politics: Narendra Modi
Shimla poll victory shows people's faith in dev politics: Narendra Modi

The Congress, which is the ruling party in Himachal Pradesh, bagged 13 seats. Independent candidates won three, while the CPI(M) managed to retain one seat. 

Shimla MC election results: BJP defeats Congress, creates history by winning maximum seats
Shimla MC election results: BJP defeats Congress, creates history by winning maximum seats

Counting of votes for the 34 seats of the Shimla Municipal Corporation began on Saturday, election officials said here.

Heavy rains, hailstorm lash most places in Himachal Pradesh
Heavy rains, hailstorm lash most places in Himachal Pradesh

The Regional Met Office has predicted heavy rains in the hilly regions in the next 24 hours. 

Shimla civic body polls: Voting underway​
Shimla civic body polls: Voting underway​

 Voting for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of the oldest civic bodies in the country, is currently underway on Friday.

Amid water woes, Shimla civic body set to go to polls

Countering Dhumal`s claims, CPI-M Deputy Mayor Panwar said Shimla has been seeing a jaundice epidemic every alternate year since 2007.
 

10 pilgrims killed in Himachal bus accident, CM expresses grief
10 pilgrims killed in Himachal bus accident, CM expresses grief

The deceased are yet to be identified but the injured has been rushed to Tanda Medical College in Kangra, Dharamsala Superintendent of Police S Gandhi said. 

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh in temple restoration drive

Himachal Pradesh's octogenarian Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has taken it upon himself to restoring.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar, who was behind Saharanpur caste-violence, nabbed by UP STF from Himachal Pradesh
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar, who was behind Saharanpur caste-violence, nabbed by UP STF from Himachal Pradesh

Chandrashekhar, the chief of Bhim Army, which was allegedly behind the recent violence in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

Rains bring respite in Himachal Pradesh

Rains lashed most tourist destinations including Dharamsala, Palampur, Manali, Kasauli, Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Chamba and Dalhousie.
 

Eight killed in Himachal Pradesh wall collapse

Eight people, including four children, were killed on Wednesday after a boundary wall of a factory collapsed amid a storm on their makeshift homes in Himachal Pradesh's Baddi town.

Himachal Pradesh: Trees uprooted, vehicles damaged in heavy rain
Himachal Pradesh: Trees uprooted, vehicles damaged in heavy rain

Trees were uprooted and vehicles got damaged in heavy rain and storm in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Tuesday.

Temperatures fall slightly in Himachal Pradesh, rain in store

 It was 35.9 degrees in Sundernagar in Mandi district, and 33.8 degrees at Dharamsala in Kangra district.

Centre has agreed in 'principle' to set up NEVA in Himachal Pradesh: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Centre had agreed in "principle" to establish the National E-Vidhan Academy (NEVA) in Himachal Pradesh for conducting training sessions for legislators and parliamentarians.

Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated

Himachal Pradesh`s economy is highly dependent on tourism, besides hydroelectric power and horticulture.
 

Virbhadra terms DA case against him as 'political vendetta'

Moments after the 82-year-old politician was granted bail by a special court, Singh told mediapersons that it was going to be a long battle.

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh gets bail in disproportionate assets case
Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh gets bail in disproportionate assets case

A CBI court on Monday granted bail to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others accused in the Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case.

Himachal Pradesh's CM Virbhadra Singh's LIC agent's bail plea to be heard today
Himachal Pradesh's CM Virbhadra Singh's LIC agent's bail plea to be heard today

On May 22, CM, his wife and others appeared before a court in New Delhi and sought bail in a disproportionate assets case worth over Rs 10 crore.

Two dead, eight injured after mini bus overturns in Himachal Pradesh
Two dead, eight injured after mini bus overturns in Himachal Pradesh

Two passengers were killed and eight others were injured after a mini bus overturned in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district.

Military funeral with full honors held for Naugam bravehearts

2 Havaldars and 1 rifleman made the supreme sacrifice during a Counter Infiltration Operation along LOC. 

DA case: Virbhadra Singh moves bail application, next hearing on May 29
DA case: Virbhadra Singh moves bail application, next hearing on May 29

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and the other accused in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case, moved the special CBI court for bail here today.

HP Assembly Speaker Radha Raman Shashtri rejoins BJP, party calls it 'homecoming'

The BJP on Saturday termed as "homecoming" the rejoining of former Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Radha Raman Shashtri to the party after five years.

Earthquake jolts Himachal Pradesh
Earthquake jolts Himachal Pradesh

Two low-intensity earthquakes on Friday struck Chamba, adjoining Jammu and Kashmir.
 

Bizzare: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh mocks swine flu deaths, says "its common in populated states"
Bizzare: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh mocks swine flu deaths, says "its common in populated states"

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday stirred a hornet`s nest by making a controversial statement on deaths caused due to swine flu."This keeps happening.

Himachal Pradesh government may pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill next week

A special two-day session has been convened for the passage of the bill on May 26