Himachal Pradesh News

CPI-M slams Himachal government over entrance test

 The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday condemned the Himachal Pradesh government`s decision to conduct a separate entrance test for admission to the private engineering colleges.

Himachal reels under cold wave, -15.9 degrees in Keylong

 Mercury hovered around freezing point in most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and the state's higher reaches reeled under arctic conditions where mercury stayed between minus 18 to minus 28 degree Celsius.

Himachal clash: Virbhadra Singh's son gets anticipatory bail

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh`s son Vikramaditya Singh, who is among those accused of rioting and trespassing, obtained anticipatory bail from a court here Saturday, police said.

Himachal may get more snow, rain

 The hills of Himachal Pradesh might get more snowfall and rain in the coming week, a weather official said here Saturday.

Governor seeks report on clash at BJP office

Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh is reported to have asked for detailed report from the police about violent clashes between BJYM and Youth Congress workers at BJP office here on Thursday.

VHP urges HP Governor to act against Love Jihad, conversions

 A day after Kalyan Singh took over as acting Governor of Himachal Pradesh, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad submitted a memorandum, drawing his attention towards incidents of Love Jihad, religious conversions and infiltration of Bangladeshi migrants and urged him to take necessary action in this regard.

Youth Congress, BJYM activists clash in Shimla; 12 injured

 At least 12 activists of both the Youth Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha were injured during a protest here against the central government`s land acquisition ordinance, the police said.

Youth Congress stages protest at BJP office in Shimla

 Activists of the Youth Congress, led by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh`s son Vikramaditya Singh, Thursday held protests here against the central government`s land acquisition ordinance.

Himachal Pradesh best state with human development outcomes in India: World Bank

A report of the World Bank has described Himachal Pradesh as the best state with the best human development outcomes in India.

Technology helps crack Himachal idol theft

Latest technology and satellite imagery have helped the Himachal Pradesh Police recover the priceless and centuries-old idol of Lord Raghunath, the chief deity of the Kullu Valley.

Mercury dips further after overnight snowfall, rain in HP

The severe cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of Himachal Pradesh today as the mercury dropped by a few notches following overnight snowfall and rain in isolated places.

Kalyan Singh takes oath as Governor of Himachal Pradesh

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as the Himachal Pradesh Governor here.

Kalyan Singh takes additional charge as Himachal Governor

 Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Wednesday was sworn-in as the Himachal Pradesh governor. He will be holding additional charge and succeeds Urmila Singh who retired Jan 26 on completing her five-year term.

Kalyan to take additional charge as Himachal Governor tomorrow

 Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, who has been given additional charge of Himachal Pradesh would be sworn in tomorrow.

Kalyan Singh to take additional charge as HP Governor

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh will on Wednesday assume additional charge as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

Security alarm triggers panic in Shimla

A technical snag in the security alarm, which has been operating since the days of the British Raj, triggered panic in this Himachal Pradesh capital early Tuesday.

Republic Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Himachal Pradesh

The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm across Himachal Pradesh on Monday inspite of chilly weather and partially overcast sky.

Sunny but chilly Republic Day in Himachal

 Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh Monday with gaiety despite a sunny, chilly morning in the state.

Himachal seeks extradition of Nepalese for temple heist

 Himachal Pradesh has sought the extradition of the Nepalese prime suspect in the theft of an antique idol from a historic temple in Kullu town, police said Saturday.

Raghunathji temple theft: Stolen idols, valuables recovered

In a major breakthrough, the Special Investigation Team has recovered all the idols and other valuables which were stolen from Raghunathji temple in Kullu in December last year, a senior police official said on Friday.

Snow, rains intensify cold wave in Himachal Pradesh

 Cold wave conditions further intensified in Himachal following fresh snowfall and heavy rains in some parts of the state even as Shimla witnessed the coldest night of the season with a low of minus 2 degrees.

Snowfall, rain disrupt normal life in Himachal Pradesh

Normal life was affected in Himachal Pradesh as the entire tribal belt and other higher hills had another spell of heavy snowfall and the mid and lower hills received widespread rain causing sharp fall in day temperatures.

Snowfall keeps mercury below freezing in Himachal Pradesh

More snowfall in the picturesque tourist resorts of Manali and Kalpa and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh Thursday kept the temperatures below freezing point, a weatherman said here Thursday.

Snow avalanche alert in Himachal

A threat of snow avalanche looms over the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh with the weather office predicting heavy snow Jan 22, an official said Tuesday.

VHP alleges religious conversions in HP, CM refutes

Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday alleged that religious conversions and 'love jihad' were taking place in Himachal Pradesh, a charge denied by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Himachal Pradesh reels under biting cold

The intense cold wave conditions continued without any respite in Himachal Pradesh as minimum temperature stayed below normal and strong velocity icy winds swept the region.

Three medical colleges to be opened in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday said the state would open three medical colleges and one of them would be located in Hamirpur district.

Cold wave intensifies in Himachal, Keylong shivers at minus 12 deg C

 Biting cold wave conditions sweeping across the tribal areas and other higher hills of Himachal Pradesh further intensified today as the mercury dropped by four to five degrees in tribal areas and hovered around the freezing point in mid and lower hills.

Behave responsibly: Himachal CM to VHP

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday advised the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to behave responsibly and refrain from making false statements about "love jihad" being carried out in the state.

Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister to flag off two new buses under JNNURM

 Two new buses under Jawaharlal Nehru National Renewal Mission (JNNURM) would be flagged off by state Transport Minister G S Bali on Friday with fixed "lower" fare.