Himachal Pradesh

Ex-HP CM Dhumal, son Anurag among 11 granted bail in HPCA scam

A court here on Monday granted bail to former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, his MP son Anurag Thakur and nine others in a case of alleged cheating, conspiracy and encroachment on government land by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).

Himachal to become 'open defecation free' ahead of target

Himachal is all set to become "open defecation free" (ODF) state before October 2, 2019, the target date of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

HP govt considering opening of new cancer hospital

 The state government is considering establishment of a new cancer hospital here, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said.

Himachal to set up board to solve cattle menace

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has favoured constitution of a board to look into providing shelter to stray animals.

Himachal Pradesh: 15 killed as bus falls into gorge

At least 15 people were on Tuesday killed and another 17 injured when a private bus rolled 400 feet down into a gorge in Rohtrung village in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, 250 km from here.

Himachal police trains 50,000 girls in unarmed combat

About 50,000 girl students of state -run schools in tribal and remote areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi were trained by police in unarmed combat skills to make them self-reliant.

Mercury drops below sub zero in higher altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh

Lakes, rivulets and water sources in the higher reaches, including the tribal areas, of Himachal have started freezing as the temperatures have plunged below sub-zero temperatures in the region.

'BJP government has failed to check price rise'

 Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sukhvinder Sukhu Friday slammed the central government for failing to check price rise and said the BJP has failed to fulfil the promises made during the Lok Sabha election.

Himachal Pradesh: Two dead in Solan landslide

Two people were killed in a mining landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Wednesday.

Burglars loot 2 ATMs in Una, Himachal Pradesh

Burglars struck at two ATMs of Punjab National Bank at twin townships of Mehatpur and Santokhgarh in Una district on Punjab border Wednesday.

Shimla's water ATM goes out of order

Less than three months after its installation, a drinking water ATM here, the first in Himachal Pradesh, has been lying defunct for almost a week, locals said Wednesday.

Rain in Himachal brings down mercury

The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday saw drop in temperature due to rainfall.

HRTC warns staff against participating in strike on Tuesday

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) on Monday warned its staff against participating in the strike Tuesday and claimed that "all the demands of the Joint Action Committee of HRTC Employees Unions have been met".

Cold wave grips tribal areas, higher hills of Himachal

Cold wave conditions persisted in tribal areas and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh as mercury dropped below normal in the state.

SC refuses to stay Himachal HC order on animal sacrifice ban

The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to stay Himachal Pradesh High Court order to put an end to the age-old practice of sacrificing animals during religious ceremonies in the hill state but agreed to hear an appeal challenging the verdict.

Himachal goddess 'endorses' court ban on animal sacrifice

Animal sacrifice for religious purposes does not have the blessings of at least goddess Hadimba, the prominent deity of the Seraj and Kullu Valleys in Himachal Pradesh!

Kullu Dussehra: 8,760 women take part in Asia's largest folk dance show

Over 8,700 women folk dancers on Tuesday scripted history by dancing to the tune of traditional music as they participated in historic Kullu Dussehra at Dhalpur Maidan in Kullu.

Week-long Kullu Dusshera starts with Lord Raghunath's rath yatra

The week-long Dusshera festival got off to a spectacular start here with the traditional rath yatra of principal deity Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur Temple to Dhalpur Maidan, even as Dusshera and Navratras festivities concluded in rest of the state.

Nobel summit cancelled after S Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama

The World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates, scheduled for this month in South Africa, has been cancelled and shifted?out of the country, owing to the denial of a travel visa to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

Himachal High Court refuses to lift ban on animal sacrifices

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday rejected a plea seeking review of its September 1 order banning animal sacrifices for religious purposes in the state.

Defamation case: Shimla CJM takes cognisance against Dhumals

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Shimla has taken cognisance against former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his sons Anurag Thakur and Arun Dhumal in a defamation case filed against them by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

President condoles loss of lives in Himachal bus accident

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh and wished a speedy recovery to the injured persons.

25 killed, 17 missing as bus falls into reservoir

At least 25 persons on Wednesday drowned and 17 others went missing after a bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir at Rayian near Bilaspur, 95 km from here.

Himachal Pradesh: Bus falls into Gobind Sagar Reservoir; 15 killed, 35 missingHimachal Pradesh: 25 killed as bus falls into reservoir, several missing

At least 25 persons were drowned and several others missing Wednesday morning after a bus fell into the Gobind Sagar reservoir at Rayian near Bilaspur.

Dalai Lama 25th Nobel Prize anniv: 5 Laureates to gather in HP

Five Nobel laureates from around the world will assemble here on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to mark 25 years of awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

BRO completes half of Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh

 Border Road Organisation has completed half of nearly 9-km-long Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal CM regrets statement of Prashant Bhushan in land case

Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed regret over the reported statement of lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the state's decision to vest the land purchased by KBES in the government was "political".

Himachal reclaims Prashant Bhushan's land

In a setback to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday reclaimed a chunk of prime land in a tea garden allotted to the senior counsel and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader for constructing an educational institute.

Four-time BJP legislator passes away in Himachal

BJP leader and former minister Dile Ram on Tuesday died after prolonged illness at his native place Mahadev in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal gives Rs.1 crore to flood-hit Kashmir

Himachal Pradesh Tuesday announced it was sending Rs.1 crore to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir for relief and rehabilitation.