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Himachal Pradesh High Court directs CBI to solve Shimla rape case at the earliest
Himachal Pradesh High Court directs CBI to solve Shimla rape case at the earliest

The High Court has directed the CBI to complete the case at the earliest and gave two weeks time to probe panel.

Two mild quakes hit Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Two mild quakes were recorded simultaneously on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.

Himachal Pradesh: 3 dead, 4 injured after bus falls into gorge in Kullu
Himachal Pradesh: 3 dead, 4 injured after bus falls into gorge in Kullu

The incident took place in Kullu's Mashnu Nallah.

Himachal mudslide: Rescue operations continue, one still missing

Rescuers on Monday resumed search operations for the second day in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district where a massive mudslide swallowed a 150m stretch of road burying three homes, two buses and a bike and leaving 46 dead.

46 dead in Himachal mudslide, almost all bodies recovered
46 dead in Himachal mudslide, almost all bodies recovered

At least 46 people were killed in a massive mudslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh`s Mandi district on Sunday, officials said.

17 dead, over 25 missing in Himachal mudslide
17 dead, over 25 missing in Himachal mudslide

Seventeen bodies were recovered and five injured rescued after a day-long operation, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kadam told reporters at the spot.

Himachal Govt, local Congress must provide full assistance: Rahul Gandhi on Mandi landslide
Himachal Govt, local Congress must provide full assistance: Rahul Gandhi on Mandi landslide

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who visited the site, said that rescue operations are underway and relief announcement will be done by the Government soon.

Heavy rain likely in Himachal Pradesh

A government official said the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts.

Opposition leaders indulging in character assassination: HP CM Virbhadra Singh
Opposition leaders indulging in character assassination: HP CM Virbhadra Singh

The appointment to higher posts should be through elections only and as per the constitution of the Congress.

Three killed as heavy rains trigger landslides in Himachal Pradesh

The local MeT office has warned of heavy rains in mid and lower hills from August 7 to August 9 and predicted wet spell in the region for the next six days.

Two pilgrims killed, 22 injured in road accident

Two women pilgrims were killed and 22 others injured, seven of them seriously, in a head on collision between a truck and a mini-truck near Nangal village in Sirsa on Rupnagar-Nangal road here on Saturday, police said.

Landslide blocks Shimla-Kalka National Highway, hundreds of vehicles stranded
Landslide blocks Shimla-Kalka National Highway, hundreds of vehicles stranded

The people in Shimla, Solan and upper areas remained without newspapers, milk, vegetables and bread as the supplies did not reach.

Building collapses in Shimla, one killed; 7-8 people feared to be trapped
Building collapses in Shimla, one killed; 7-8 people feared to be trapped

Heavy rains are believed to be the cause of the building's collapse.

Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh; several roads, houses damaged

Three vehicles, including three tractors, were washed away and several roads and huts were damaged as heavy rains lashed Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, officials said.

Law and order situation worsening in Himachal Pradesh: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Due to the failure of government and police in handling the Shimla case, the public has lost faith in the state machinery and is resorting to protests.

HP TET 2017: Online application process begins today; last date is August 20
HP TET 2017: Online application process begins today; last date is August 20

The Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test, conducted for recruitment of various categories of teachers, is organised and managed by the Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education.

Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2017 (HP TET 2017 Exam) – Schedule released; complete details here
Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test 2017 (HP TET 2017 Exam) – Schedule released; complete details here

Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test Examination 2017 will be held in September.

ISIS-linked terrorist sentenced to 5-yr rigorous imprisonment

On completion of investigation., the charge sheet was filed on June 12. The court held the accused guilty on July 19

Disproportionate case: Nine accused move application before CBI court
Disproportionate case: Nine accused move application before CBI court

The high court had earlier rejected a plea seeking quashing of proceedings registered by the Enforcement Directorate under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Shimla gang-rape case: CBI takes up probe, registers two cases
Shimla gang-rape case: CBI takes up probe, registers two cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday took up the sensational gang-rape and murder case of a school girl in Shimla that has led to massive protests in the hill state.

Congress makes Sushilkumar Shinde general secretary incharge of Himachal Pradesh
Congress makes Sushilkumar Shinde general secretary incharge of Himachal Pradesh

The Congress on Saturday appointed former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde as its general secretary incharge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, replacing Ambika Soni.

Kotkhai rape and murder case: Himachal Pradesh govt sends report to Governor ​

The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday submitted its report to Governor Acharya Devvrat in connection with the Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case.

Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case: Near total bandh in Shimla, normal life badly hit

The protesters also blocked the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway at Theog and some other places.

Kotkahi rape-murder case: Himachal govt transfers Shimla IG ZH Zaidi, SP DW Negi
Kotkahi rape-murder case: Himachal govt transfers Shimla IG ZH Zaidi, SP DW Negi

The Himachal Pradesh government transferred at least seven officers, including the special investigation team (SIT) chief, after custodial death of one of the accused in Kotkhai gang-rape and murder case on late Wednesday. 

Himachal Pradesh: Over 28 dead as bus rolls down gorge at Khanetri
Himachal Pradesh: Over 28 dead as bus rolls down gorge at Khanetri

Over 28 people dead and nine others are injured after a private bus heading back from Reckong Peo (Kinnaur) to Solan rolled down into a gorge at Khanetri. 

Himachal Pradesh HC directs CBI to take up Kotkhai rape-murder, death of accused in custody

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had also written a letter to the prime minister in this regard.

Shimla gang-rape case: Angry mob ransacks, sets Kotkhai police station on fire
Shimla gang-rape case: Angry mob ransacks, sets Kotkhai police station on fire

In a shocking incident that took place in Shimla's Kotkhai, an angry mob set ablaze a police station on Wednesday afternoon. 

Shimla gang-rape case: 1 of the 6 accused dies in police custody
Shimla gang-rape case: 1 of the 6 accused dies in police custody

One of the six people accused of the rape and murder case of Shimla minor girl was found murdered inside his cell in Shimla district's Kotkhai tehsil on Tuesday. 

Protests continue in Himachal Pradesh over gang rape, murder of girl

More than 1,000 people belonging to 25 panchayats gathered at Kotkhai, 54 km from the state capital, and staged a protest, demanding justice for the victim. Similar protests were also held in the state capital, which saw a large attendance of college students.

Child dies as heavy rains trigger landslides in Himachal Pradesh

The baby was buried alive when a landslide destroyed a house in Chirgaon area of Rohru in Shimla district today while Kangra, Dharamshala and Palampur received heavy rainfall leading to flooding of roads and houses.