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Himachal Pradesh News

Himachal sees 26 percent deficit rainfall

 The southwest monsoon has remained 26 per cent deficit so far in Himachal Pradesh, with five out of 12 districts witnessing less than normal rainfall, the weather bureau said on Friday.

ED summons Himachal CM Virbhadra's wife for questioning in money-laundering case
ED summons Himachal CM Virbhadra's wife for questioning in money-laundering case

Enforcement Directorate sleuths on Wednesday issued summon to the wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in money-laundering case, officials said. 

HC seeks ED's reply on Virbhadra's plea not to take action

ED had last year lodged a money laundering case against Singh and others under the PMLA after taking cognisance of a criminal complaint filed by CBI in this regard.

Apple cultivation supports over 1.7 lakh families: HP govt

Apple cultivation in Himachal Pradesh has become the mainstay of over 1.7 lakh families in the state as the orchards now cover 1,09,533 hectares, around 49 per cent of the total area under fruit cultivation.

Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh requests Centre to grant 'Green Bonus'
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh requests Centre to grant 'Green Bonus'

During the inter-state council meeting held in the national capital earlier today, Singh said it will be a big incentive to the hill states.

HC summons HRTC MD, transport Comm over accidents due to bad roads

On previous hearing, the court had directed the respondent to report whether bus-stops have been earmarked.

Forest dept staff in sensitive areas can carry arms: HP govt

Forest personnel posted in sensitive areas adjoining Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir can carry pistols, guns, revolvers or rifles during raids to check illegal felling and smuggling of trees.

Himachal HC seeks status report on Baddi pollution

The Himachal Pradesh High Court also impleaded the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority as party respondent in this case.

'Harassed' Virbhadra Singh says attacks against him to destabilise his govt

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that pressure being directed, with regards to the money laundering case, against him is 'personal' and an attempt to destabilise his government.

Himachal Pradesh committed to strengthen panchayati raj institutions: Minister

The state Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister said the fact is that as per recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, funds are being directly transferred to the panchayats.

Fresh monsoon rains in Himachal after dry spell

After a six-day dry spell, the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday experienced fresh rains with the meteorological department forecasting moderate to heavy rainfall over the rest of the week.

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra's Singh PMLA case: HC asks ED to place documents in sealed cover
Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra's Singh PMLA case: HC asks ED to place documents in sealed cover

The Delhi High Court has asked ED to place before it in a sealed cover documents which formed the basis for search and seizure of materials from Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's premises in an alleged money laundering case.

LIC agent arrested in money laundering case against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh- Know the controversy
LIC agent arrested in money laundering case against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh- Know the controversy

In the first arrest in connection with its money laundering case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, ED on Saturday took into custody LIC agent Anand Chauhan.

Light rains at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh

Light rains occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh since yesterday as minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches in higher hills and tribal areas of the state.

Himachal Pradesh University MAT results 2016 declared, log on to hpubsshimla.org
Himachal Pradesh University MAT results 2016 declared, log on to hpubsshimla.org

The ‪‪Himachal Pradesh University Business School‬ on Thursday (July 7, 2016) declared the results of Himachal Pradesh University's Management Aptitude Test (MAT) at 4 pm.

Bilaspur tunnel collapse: Body of missing worker traced after 10 months

Ten months after the disaster, mortal remains of the lone missing construction worker who got trapped in an under-construction tunnel in Himachal Pradesh was recovered on Wednesday, an official said.

Dalai Lama to mark 81st birthday at Dharamsala

The Tibetans in-exile will celebrate the 81st birthday of their spiritual head the 14th Dalai Lama Wednesday.

Car falls into Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, six of a family missing
Car falls into Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, six of a family missing

Six family members were reported missing when a car skidded off the road and fell into the swollen Beas river on the Mandi-Manali national highway, police said on Monday.

Himachal Pradesh Police recruitment exam: High-tech scam unearthed in constables exam; topper arrested - Know details
Himachal Pradesh Police recruitment exam: High-tech scam unearthed in constables exam; topper arrested - Know details

The arrested people include a government official and the topper of the examination.

Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh, Met department predicts more in coming days
Heavy rains lash Himachal Pradesh, Met department predicts more in coming days

The Meteorological department of Himachal Pradesh has predicted heavy rains in several provinces in the next four to five days.

Disproportionate assets case: CBI questions Himachal CM Virbhadra's son

The CBI on Tuesday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh in connection with a case of alleged disproportionate assets.

Disproportionate assets: CBI questions Himachal CM's son Vikramaditya Singh

CBI on Tuesday questioned Vikramaditya Singh, son of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, in a case of alleged disproportionate assets.

Himachal Pradesh marks International Yoga Day

Governor Acharya Devvrat performed yoga at Raj Bhawan, where a large number of locals were present.

Himachal Pradesh state transport strike enters second day

The HRTC with over 2,500 buses has been making losses but has been important to the state as it connects far-flung villages with urban areas.

Thunderstorm, squall alert in Himachal Pradesh

The lower and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday experienced moderate to heavy scattered rains while the Met department issued warning of thunderstorm and squall in mid and lower hills of the state tomorrow.

Commuters hit as state-run buses off Himachal Pradesh roads

Officials of the HRTC said the striking employees would resume work from Wednesday midnight.

What are Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra doing in Shimla? Know details here
What are Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra doing in Shimla? Know details here

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her daughter Priyanka Vadra and her grandchildren reached Shimla on Monday for a three-day private visit, officials said.

Himachal Roadways staff to go on strike

Employees of Himachal state roadways have threatened to go on a two-day strike starting from Monday night.

Major accident in Himachal Pradesh's Solan; eight killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge - Know what led to mishap
Major accident in Himachal Pradesh's Solan; eight killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge - Know what led to mishap

In an extremely unfortunate incident, at least eight killed and 20 were injured as bus fell into a gorge.

DA case: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh back at CBI HQ for questioning
DA case: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh back at CBI HQ for questioning

The CBI has claimed that it has solid evidence against Virbhadra Singh.