Himachal Pradesh News

Shutdown hits commuters in Himachal Pradesh

The shutdown called by the trade unions against the central government's economic measures on Wednesday hit the commuters most as over 2,000 state roadways buses went off road.

18 dead as bus falls into a gorge in Himachal

Eighteen persons were killed and 12 others injured today when a bus fell 200 mts deep into a gorge at Nathpa on Hindustan Tibet National highway, 185km from here.

Girl gang-raped in front of younger sister in Himachal Pradesh, accused held

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped in front of her younger sister in Rukhri village near here, following which all three accused have been apprehended, police said on Friday.

Four killed, 45 injured in attacks by wild animals in HP

Four persons were killed, 45 injured and one rendered permanently disabled in separate incidents of attacks by wild animals from April 11 to July 31 in Himachal Pradesh, state Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmauri informed the Assembly during Question Hour on Wednesday.

Dhumal accuses Virbhadra of changing names of central schemes

BJP leader PK Dhumal on Sunday accused Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of changing the names of the schemes fully funded and sponsored by the Centre to derive political mileage.

There's uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' – find out why
There's uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' – find out why

Its ski slopes are considered among the best in India while its stunning views are a magnet for hikers, horse riders and paragliders in the summer.

It's woman responsibility to save her modesty in relationship: HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that it was the responsibility of the woman in a relationship to protect her modesty and dignity.

HP landslide: Punjab CM announces Rs 1 lakh for kin of deceased

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday expressed "deep shock and anguish" over the death of seven Sikh pilgrims in a landslide in Manikaran area of Himachal Pradesh.

Sonia asks HP govt to provide assistance to landslide victims

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked Himachal Pradesh government to provide all possible assistance in the wake of collapse of a building adjoining Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib in Himachal Pradesh following a massive landslide.

Landslide near Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib in Himachal, 10 dead
Landslide near Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib in Himachal, 10 dead

A major landslide was reported at the famous Sikh shrine Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday.

Whatsapp message alerts Himachal official to save stranded trekker

An alarming message on Whatsapp about a trekker being stranded in a mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kargil owing to injuries has led a Himachal Pradesh government official to organise his rescue.

Himachal Pradesh announces 6% DA hike

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday announced a six percent hike in dearness allowance for the state government employees and pensioners from January 1.

Nine die in bus crash in Himachal Pradesh

 At least nine people, including a child, were killed when a state-run bus rolled down from a hill in Himachal Pradesh`s Chamba district on Thursday, police said.

Eight killed in Himachal as bus rolls down hill

At least eight people were killed when a state-run roadways bus rolled down a hill on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh`s Chamba district, police said.

BJP alleges political interference in HPU, submits memorandum to Guv

 The state BJP today alleged 'political interference' over appointment of teachers in Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) and sought Governor's intervention in the matter.

Heavy rains lash Himachal, over 200 interior roads blocked

 Heavy rains lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh including Kangra, Sirmaur, Mandi and Shimla districts, triggering landslides due to which over 200 roads were blocked.

'No hesitation in withdrawing remarks against Dhumal, Thakur'

 Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh today said that his remarks against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur at a public meeting at Dhusara in Una district recently were distorted in a section of the press and he meant no disrespect to them.

MeT warns of more rains in Himachal Pradesh tomorrow

 Heavy rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh today triggering landslides and throwing traffic out of gear.

Rape more heinous than murder: Himachal HC

Rape is a more heinous offence than murder, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed while dismissing a bail petition by four people who allegedly gang-raped a married woman.

Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed Bihar, HP Governors

Senior BJP leader Ram Nath Kovind and Acharya Dev Vrat were on Saturday appointed as Governors of poll-bound Bihar and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

HP: Four feared dead in flash floods triggered by cloudburst

Four persons including three members of a family were feared dead as flash floods triggered by a cloudburst wrecked havoc in Dharampur area of Mandi district, 250 km from here, Saturday morning, inundating vast areas, washing away vehicles and perishing several heads of cattle.

Three of family buried alive in Himachal Pradesh landslide

Three members of a family were buried alive on Saturday when boulders fell on their house in a village in Himachal Pradesh`s Mandi district, police said.

Himachal Pradesh govt to promulgate ordinance to amend Private Medical Educational Institution Act

A day after approving amendment to HP Private Medical Educational Institution Act making it mandatory for private medical colleges to get affiliation from HPU, the state government on Thursday said that an ordinance would be promulgated to make the amendment effective.

Arun Dhumal is a kid: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday accused Arun Dhumal, son of former chief minister PK Dhumal, of hacking his documents and said he is a "kid" and does not want to reply to his allegations.

No let up in security arrangements along Chamba border: DGP

There has been no let up in security arrangements on the borders of Chamba district adjoining Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kumar said on Tuesday.

Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University to fill up 35 posts of teachers

The CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University would fill up 35 teaching and 13 non-teaching posts in the varsity on the recommendations of Finance Committee, Vice Chancellor KK Katoch on Tuesday said.

Congress leaders protest in Himachal over suspended MPs

The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday staged state-wide protests against the suspension of 25 party MPs in parliament.

Engineering student drowns in Himachal Pradesh

 An engineering student today drowned in a nullah at Kala Amb in Sirmaur district, about 28 km from here, police said.

BJP wants Virbhadra Singh, Harish Rawat to step down

 BJP on Saturday demanded resignation of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his Uttarakhand counterpart Harish Rawat, who, the party claimed, were involved in graft cases.