Himachal Pradesh News

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.

Monsoon makes landfall in Himachal Pradesh

The southwest monsoon on Wednesday made landfall in Himachal Pradesh on its normal date, Met Department said here.

Himachal Pradesh to get heavy rains

The hills of Himachal Pradesh will get heavy rains in the next two days, the meteorological office said on Wednesday. It has warned people not to venture into areas prone to landslides.

Officials summoned over tree felling in McLeodganj

Acting tough against the illegal felling of trees in McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has summoned top government officials next month.

Himachal Pradesh CM celebrates 82nd birthday

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday celebrated his 82nd birthday and hoped he would be able to fight more elections.

Heavy rains in Himachal in next 3 days, warns MeT Dept

Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to lash most parts of Himachal Pradesh including capital Shimla tomorrow onwards and monsoon would enter the state in the next 48 hours, the MeT Department has said.

HP University to allow students to opt Hindi as exam medium

In a first of its kind initiative, Himachal Pradesh Central University has allowed its students to opt for Hindi as medium of examination in all the courses run by it.

Himachal Pradesh may get heavy rains on Wednesday

 The low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh may get heavy rains and thundershowers from Wednesday, a weatherman said.

Dalai Lama apostle of peace: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday participated in the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebrations, and said the Tibetan spiritual leader was an "apostle of peace and struggle".

Braving rain, Smriti Irani, Advani perform yoga

Braving rain, senior BJP leaders LK Advani and union minister Smriti Irani participated in yoga camps held in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.

Pre-monsoon rains hit Himachal Pradesh; 1 swept away in cloudburst in Chamba

One person was swept away as a cloudburst on Saturday struck three villages in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh where several areas experienced the first pre-monsoon showers.

Four labourers dead, over ten injured in clash at IIT Mandi

A clash broke out on Saturday between labourers of a Shimla-based contractor and members of a labour union leaving at least four people dead and over ten injured in the north campus of IIT Mandi.

Virbhadra assets case: BJP demands HP CM Virbhadra Singh's resignation

With CBI initiating a preliminary enquiry against Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, BJP on Friday demanded his immediate resignation to allow a probe to take place independently and demanded a public apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi for allowing scams.

CBI probe: Himachal ministers slam Centre, back Virbhadra

 Senior ministers of Himachal Pradesh on Friday came out with a joint statement slamming the Centre and backing Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh after CBI initiated an enquiry to probe his alleged disproportionate assets worth Rs 6.1 crore amassed while he was Union Minister of Steel.

CBI probe a ploy to tarnish Virbhadra, says Congress

Expressing solidarity with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the state Congress on Friday accused the BJP-led central government of trying to destabilise the duly elected non-BJP state governments in the country.

My family and me are targeted out of political vendetta by NDA: Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh ‏

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday accused the NDA government of doing politics of vendetta against him and his family, stating it's a part of witch-hunting being manipulated by the former CM of the state and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal.

CBI registers preliminary enquiry against Himachal CM

 CBI on Thursday initiated an inquiry against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members for allegedly amassing wealth of Rs 6.1 crore disproportionate to the known sources of income while serving as Union Minister of Steel.

Dalai Lama's 80th birthday greeting video launched

The Tibetan government-in-exile today launched the official greeting video for the 80th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama here.

Himachal hills miss warmth of piping hot Maggi

Steaming hot Maggi is no longer a familiar sight at dhabas that dot the winding roads in these Himachal hills, with eatery owners ruing the "noticeable decline" in their business following the ban on the popular noodle.

Manali-Leh National Highway opened for vehicular traffic

Manali-Leh Highway was thrown open for vehicular traffic on Monday after it was closed for more than five months.

Dalai Lama's 80th birthday to be celebrated on June 21

The Tibetan government-in-exile has decided to celebrate the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, according to the Tibetan calendar next week.

Mercury dips in Dharamsala as snowfall hits Dhauladhar

Fresh snowfall on the Dhauladhar range brought relief from the heat for the residents here as the maximum temperature dipped to 16 degrees Celsius.

Three engineers killed at Himachal hydro plant

Three engineers were killed at a state-run hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's remote Spiti valley when a valve at the plant burst.

Advani likely to attend Shanta Kumar's Yoga event in Palampur

Senior BJP leader LK Advani is likely to be the guest of honour at the International Yoga Day function in Palampur being organised by 'Kaya Kalp', headed by former BJP chief minister Shanta Kumar.

Manali-Leh highway reopens for motorists

 The road that connects this picturesque Himachal Pradesh town with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir reopened for motorists on Saturday after remaining closed for over seven months due to heavy snow deposits, an official said here.

Declare non-involvement in drug trafficking: SC judge to lawmakers

To check the menace of drug trafficking, a Supreme Court judge on Saturday asked elected representatives to file an affidavit stating that they are not involved in the racket.