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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.

 

Himachal Pradesh hills continue to experience heavy rainfall

An official of the local Met office said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Wednesday.

Himachal Pradesh temple partially damaged in landslide

The shrine, located on National Highway-21 linking Chandigarh with Manali, is some 200 from state capital Shimla.

Himachal Pradesh: CBI to probe Kotkhai rape-murder case; angry mob vandalises police vehicle in Theog
Himachal Pradesh: CBI to probe Kotkhai rape-murder case; angry mob vandalises police vehicle in Theog

The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday ordered a Centre Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the rape and murder of a minor girl after irate residents refused to listen to the administration and took to streets. 

Six arrested in rape-death of Himachal Pradesh schoolgirl

The police said the prime accused had developed familiarity with the victim as he offered her lift two times earlier.

Himachal Pradesh: Man arrested for raping, killing schoolgirl in Shimla

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Thursday arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly raping and killing a minor schoolgirl in Kotkhai area here, a case which has sparked state-wide outrage.

44 villages in Himachal Pradesh developed under PM Adarsh gram yojna: Minister

These villages have been equipped with all modern amenities, required for growth and development, he said during a regional conference of Ministers of Social welfare of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh at Chandigarh.

Somesh Goyal appointed Himachal Pradesh DGP

He replaces Sanjay Kumar who has been appointed as director general of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Five killed, 30 injured after bus falls into gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi

At least five people were killed and over 30 injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Mandi`s Lamba Thach area of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday.

Himachal Pradesh DGP appointed new NDRF chief

The NDRF, raised in 2006, has 12 battalions with a strength of over 13,000 personnel.

India-Thailand military exercise begins in Himachal

The joint exercise of the Indian Army with the Royal Thailand Army commenced at Bakloh in Chamba district, the official said.

Himachal Pradesh: Landslide blocks Manali-Leh NH near Keylong, over 400 people stranded for hours

Nearly 400 people were stranded for several hours today after a landslide triggered by heavy rains blocked the Manali-Leh National Highway near Patseu, around 50 km from Keylong, in Himachal Pradesh.

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.