Himachal Pradesh News

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.

12 bridges, 15 windmills washed away in cloudburst in Kullu, 250 pilgrims stranded

Twelve bridges and fifteen windmills were washed away in cloudburst in Nirmand area of Kullu district while more than 250 pilgrims, returning from Srikhand Yatra, were stranded at Singhar and Thachru.

Himachal Pradesh bus accident: 1 more body found, rescue efforts resume

One more body of a person, who was killed when a private tourist bus on Thursday fell into the Parvati river here, was on Friday found as rescue teams resumed large scale search efforts to locate more than 30 missing persons.

BJP targeting me for its own safety: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is targeting him for alleged corruption to safe itself from similar exposure, and added that he was least bothered about this development.

Himachal officials summoned over Priyanka's land deal details

The Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission has summoned top officials for withholding information on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra's land deal for building a cottage near this hill station

At least eight feared dead as tourist bus plunges into Parbati River at Sarsari Kullu district

 Many people are feared dead after a tourist bus is reported to have fallen into a gorge in Manikaran, Kullu in Himachal Pradesh.

After Rawat, BJP accuses Virbhadra Singh of corruption; Himachal CM rejects charges
After Rawat, BJP accuses Virbhadra Singh of corruption; Himachal CM rejects charges

Stung by the Vyapam scam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday mounted its offensive against the Congress by accusing Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh of taking bribe from an energy firm for giving it a 10-month extension and buying a farm house in Mehrauli.

NDA Govt posting Gujarat cops in CBI: Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra
NDA Govt posting Gujarat cops in CBI: Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today questioned the "fairness" of CBI and accused the NDA government of posting police officers from Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the country's premier investigating agency.

BJP's Shanta Kumar drops letter bomb, demands 'Lokpal' in party; asked to 'observe restraint'
BJP's Shanta Kumar drops letter bomb, demands 'Lokpal' in party; asked to 'observe restraint'

As the Narendra Modi government prepares itself for the Opposition onslaught on it over 'Lalitgate' and the Vyapam scam issue, BJP veteran from Himachal Pradesh Shanta Kumar has dropped a letter bomb demanding a Lokpal in the party to tackle the cases of corruption.

Politics of sleaze rages in Himachal Pradesh

There seems to be no end to the politics of sleaze and corruption in Himachal Pradesh.

Water level in Bhakra, Pong dams rises due to rains

Aided by moderate to heavy rains in northern region and its catchment areas, the water level in Bhakra and Pong reservoirs was more than what it was in the corresponding period last year even as the situation remained under control.

Water level in Himachal Pradesh dams rises

The water levels in Himachal Pradesh's major dams -- Bhakra and Pong -- have increased comfortably with the monsoon active in the region, an official said on Tuesday.

Dharamsala: American woman found dead in hotel room

A 67-year-old American woman was found dead inside her hotel room here in suspicious circumstances.

Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Himachal Pradesh

 Heavy rains have disrupted road communication, hit power generation and triggered treats of flash floods in parts of Himachal Pradesh.

Six dead, 19 injured in bus accident in Himachal Pradesh

Six persons were killed and 19 injured when a private bus fell into Machhada Khud near Rampur on Friday morning.

Himachal CD row: Virbhadra Singh orders detailed enquiry

Embroiled in a controversy over leak of his cabinet colleague's purported phone conversations, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday ordered a detailed enquiry into the incident.

Heavy rains trigger landslides in Himachal Pradesh

 Several parts of Himachal Pradesh were lashed by heavy rains on Wednesday triggering landslides which caused damage to property even as a high alert has been sounded with the major rivers flowing above the danger mark.

Start criminal proceedings against Karmapa: Himachal HC

In a setback to Tibetan religious head and 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in a currency seizure case, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday set aside the trial court decision to drop charges against him, and asked the state government to initiate criminal proceed against him.

Heavy rain alert continues in Himachal Pradesh
Heavy rain alert continues in Himachal Pradesh

The heavy rain alert continues in Himachal Pradesh following the recent spell of incessant showers in various districts of the state.

Implement food security act in totality: Himachal to Centre

Himachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali on Tuesday urged the central government to implement the National Food Security Act in totality, besides providing more ration at cheaper rates to the targeted population.

BJP demands probe into controversial CD allegedly involving HP minister

The state BJP unit on Sunday demanded a probe into an audio CD stated to be controversial and purportedly containing the voice of a Himachal Pradesh minister in different conversations that has triggered a political row.

RTI activist files caveat in HC in Priyanka Vadra land purchase case

 Amid reports that Priyanka Vadra, daughter of AICC president Sonia Gandhi, was contemplating to challenge the order of Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission directing disclosure of details of her land purchase near Shimla, an RTI activist on Saturday filed a caveat in the state High Court.

Himachal govt to honour people donating land for developmental works

 Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said that persons donating land for developmental projects like hospitals and schools among others would be honoured by the Himachal Pradesh government.

HP civil judge suspended over harassment complaint by woman colleague

A civil judge-cum-CJM in Himachal Pradesh has been placed under suspension following a complaint from a woman colleague that he had allegedly harassed her.

Himachal judge suspended for alleged misconduct with woman colleague

A woman judge has alleged harassment by a Himachal Pradesh judge, following which he has been placed under suspension by the Chief Justice of the HP High Court.

Himachal panel seeks details of Priyanka Vadra's land deal
Himachal panel seeks details of Priyanka Vadra's land deal

The local administration of Shimla has been told to provide within 10 days information about the land purchase by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra near this popular hill station, the Himachal Pradesh Information Commission has ruled.

Tribal women can inherit property, rules Himachal HC

 Setting aside almost a century old customary law that allows only men to inherit ancestral property if it is not bequeathed, the Himachal Pradesh High Court in a historic judgment observed that tribal women, too, could inherit property.

Himachal BJP submits chargesheet against Virbhadra

Himachal BJP Thursday submitted chargesheet against the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government demanding its dismissal and CBI enquiry into the charges, which Congress dubbed as "bundle of lies".

Heavy rains wash away vital bridge on way to Kedarnath

Heavy rains washed away a vital bridge over Mandakini river between Sonprayag and Gaurikund on way to Kedarnath in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday evening, official said.

Monsoon hits Himachal Pradesh

 The southwest monsoon reached Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, with most of the areas of the hill state experiencing rainfall, the meteorological office here said.