Himachal Pradesh News

BJP-backed candidates win HPU non-teaching employees polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party-backed candidates swept the non-teaching employees association polls of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), winning all top four posts.

Now, a satellite tracking system to tackle forest fires in Himachal

In an effort to save forests in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has set up a satellite tracking system to find forest fires and launched awareness campaigns to safeguard the region's green cover.

82-year-old man gets 10-year RI for raping minor girl in HP

An 82-year-old man was on Tuesday awarded 10 years of rigorous jail term and a Rs 10,000 fine for raping a four-year-old girl in 2011.

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh wishes Modi on completion of one year

While Congress slammed him, Narendra Modi on Tuesday received "good wishes" from Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and a senior leader of the opposition party, on completion of one year as Prime Minister.

Snowfall, thunderstorm lead to marginal drop in temp in Himachal Pradesh

Another spell of moderate snowfall brought back cold wave conditions in tribal areas while thunderstorm hit isolated places in mid and lower hills of Himachal, causing marginal drop in temperature.

Frame policy for Panchayati Raj employees: Himachal HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to frame a policy for the employees of the panchayati raj institutions.

Shimla sizzles, but high hills get snow

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle on Tuesday with Una recording a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius and state capital Shimla a high of 29.3 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.

Marginal drop in temperature in HP due to strong winds, rains

Several areas of Himachal witnessed thunderstorms while strong winds swept Palampur, Manali and some other places in the state disrupting normal life.

Heatwave continues in Himachal Pradesh

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under an intense heat wave on Monday, with temperatures recording two to three degrees above the season`s average.

Woman mauled to death by bear in HP

A 50-year-old woman was mauled to death by a wild bear in Solan district, 70 km from here, police said today.

Heatwave across Himachal Pradesh, Una hottest at 43.6 deg C

All the major stations in Himachal Pradesh except Bhunter and Kalpa experienced hottest day of the season on Saturday as mercury soared across the state.

Himachal Pradesh HC acts tough against encroachments in Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued stringent directions for removal of all encroachments on roads in Shimla Municipal area, asking authorities to take action against offenders under various laws and revoke licences of shopkeepers indulging in repeated violations.

Planning Commission was better than NITI Aayog: Himachal CM

 Batting for the disbanded Planning Commission, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday it was far better than the newly-constituted NITI Aayog as far as the welfare of states was concerned.

SC to hear Manali taxi operators plea against NGT order today

The Supreme Court will hear on Friday an appeal by the tourist taxi operators operating between Manali and Rohtang challenging the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order restricting operation of to just 1,000 taxis per day coupled with an environmental compensation charge.

Row over alleged rape in Dharamsala

A controversy has erupted in Himachal Pradesh over the alleged rape of a student in a college in Dharamsala, with hundreds of students taking to the streets but Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and police insisted that no such incident had taken place.

Police forms SIT, registers FIR in alleged rape case in Dharamshala

Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed and an FIR registered on Wednesday in connection with alleged rape case in a Degree College in Dharamsala by the Himachal Pradesh police, which also announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for providing information about the crime.

Man kills wife in Himachal

A 35-year-old woman was stoned to death allegedly by her husband at Thontha Jakhal village here, police said on Wednesday.

Himachal HC dismisses plea against CM's acquittal

 In a major relief to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife, the state high court on Wednesday upheld the judgment of trial court acquitting them in a corruption case.

Taxis go off roads in Manali, tourists suffer

Thousands of tourists who arrived in this picturesque tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the snow in the surrounding hilltops were inconvenienced as taxi operators went on indefinite strike on Tuesday.

HPBOSE 10th Results 2015: Himachal Pradesh Board (hpbose.org) Class 10th X Matric Results 2015 declared
HPBOSE 10th Results 2015: Himachal Pradesh Board (hpbose.org) Class 10th X Matric Results 2015 declared

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) declared the HPBOSE 10th Results 2015 on Monday and the HPBOSE Matric Results 2015 can be checked by students on 

Sonia, Priyanka on private visit to Shimla

 Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her daughter Priyanka Vadra and her grandchildren on Sunday reached the Himachal Pradesh capital on a three-day private visit, officials said.

Congress extends deadline of membership drive in Himachal

 Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) today extended the deadline for its statewide membership drive by one month to June 15.

Uttarakhand, Himachal to share benefits of Kishau multi-purpose project

 Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on Saturday decided to equally share the benefits of the proposed 660-MW Kishau dam multi-purpose project, resolving the persisting dispute between the two neighbouring states over it.

Himachal to move NGT over ban on tourist vehicles at Rohtang Pass

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said the state government would urge the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to reconsider the ban imposed on plying tourist vehicles on Rohtang Pass.

Mystic Kullu Valley lures foreigners to murky drug trade

The inaccessible valleys and lofty mountains in the western Himalayas are happy hunting grounds for the cultivation of cannabis and opium, police records show. They are the country's biggest drug-producing areas with a considerable quantity finding its way to Europe.

Himachal to probe rights violation of mentally challenged

Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh has ordered a probe into the alleged violation of human rights of mentally challenged inmates at the government-run Nari Sewa Sadan here, an official said on Wednesday.

Dalai Lama imparts 'Tantra' lessons at Dharamshala

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has commenced his four-day-long 'Tantric' teaching session at a monastery in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.

Trapped Himachal residents await restoration of roads

Over two dozen small and scattered villages high up in the Himalayan slopes have been cut off from the rest of the country since December after the closure of roads linking this Himachal Pradesh resort with the landlocked Lahaul Valley.

Himachal CM praises Modi for social security schemes

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching three ambitious social security schemes, relating to the insurance and pension sector and intended at widening the process of financial inclusion.