Himachal Pradesh News

HC summons top Himachal officials over man's death

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notice to Himachal government officials, including the chief secretary and the director general of police, over alleged police inaction following a man`s suspected murder.

Himachal gives rural women livelihood mission cover

 Nearly 50,000 women from below poverty line in Himachal Pradesh have been covered under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) through 9,146 self help groups, an official said here on Monday.

Politics over Central University unfortunate: Virbhadra

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday expressed serious concern over politicisation of Central University to be set up in the state and said that the government wanted to open it at a place that would be suitable for all.

Deadline for painting roofs in Shimla expires

The extended deadline for painting the roofs of the houses here expired today and the defaulters, who failed to abide by the directives of the High Court, would face penal action, Deputy Mayor, Shimla Municipal Corporation, Takinder Panwar said.

Himachal Pradesh Board (HPBOSE) declares Class 12th Result 2015
Himachal Pradesh Board (HPBOSE) declares Class 12th Result 2015

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education on Thursday declared the HPBOSE Class 12th Results 2015.

Nepal disaster fuels quake concerns in Shimla

Tremors in the past have failed to shake authorities in Shimla out of their slumber. Nepal's devastating quake may prove to be a timely wake-up call.

200 years of Shimla: CM launches website, postal stamps

A website highlighting history and heritage of Shimla along with buildings and institutions of the hill town has been launched here to commemorate 200 years of the city.

CM launches website to commemorate 200 years of Shimla

In an initiative to commemorate 200 years of Shimla, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today launched a website and released postal stamps.

Activists of Youth Cong burn effigy of BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Activists of Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress today burnt an effigy of BJP MP and BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur for his alleged links with a Chandigarh-based bookie even as the state Congress Committee has urged the BCCI to take against him.

Inferior, worm-infested pulses supplied in Himachal: CAG

 Himachal Pradesh has supplied inferior and worm-infested pulses worth Rs.14.48 crore to consumers in the past four years, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said.

Tibetan govt-in-exile announces aid of Rs 12.5 lakh to Nepal

Expressing sadness at the devastation caused by the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal, the Tibetan government-in-exile on Sunday announced a financial aid of Rs 12.5 lakh to the neighbouring country.

Himachal doesn't know its industrial potential: CAG report

Himachal Pradesh, which is extending incentives and concessions in a big way to attract investment, doesn't know its own industrial potential, including availability of human resource, India's official auditor has said.

Mild tremors felt in Himachal, no report of loss of life or property

 Several parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced mild tremors today but no loss of life or property was reported in the state.

Tremors felt in Himachal after quake hits north India

An earthquake was felt across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, triggering panic among the people.

Court orders release of police truck, involved in timber smuggling

A court here has set aside an order of Mandi Forest Conservator to confiscate a police truck which was allegedly smuggling Deodar timber scants and ordered that the vehicle be released.

Two dead, one seriously injured in Shimla accident

Two persons were killed while a woman was seriously injured when their car was hit by another vehicle near Salogara on Shimla-Kalka national Highway, 40 km from here today.

Himachal Pradesh: Two dead, one seriously injured in accident

Two persons were killed while a woman was seriously injured when their car was hit by another vehicle near Salogara on Shimla-Kalka national Highway, 40 km from here on Wednesday.

Himachal CM's private secretary fails to turn up before ED

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's principal private secretary Subhash Ahluwalia, charged with money laundering, did not turn up before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Wednesday for examination, an official said.

Himachal CM launches energy saving programme

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a state-wide LED promotional programme for conserving energy.

Three-fourth of Class 8 students in Himachal schools lack competence: CAG

 It's startling but true. In a state with 82.8 percent literacy, 20 per cent of Class 3 students in Himachal Pradesh's government schools cannot identify alphabets or numbers.

Dharamsala to be 1st Assembly Constituency to get CCTV cover

Dharamsala would soon become the first Assembly Constituency in the country to be brought under 24/7 CCTV camera surveillance, Urban Development Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sudhir Sharma said.

Minor girl killed in leopard attack in Himachal

 In yet another incident of leopard attack, a three-year-old girl was killed by a leopard in Khaneri village in Rampur area, 135 kms from the state capital here, officials said on Saturday.

Himachal's debt Rs 33,884 crore in 2013-14

Himachal Pradesh's debt stood at a whopping Rs 33,884 crore in 2013-14 with the growth of 11 percent over the previous year, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said on Friday.

BJP protests outside Himachal Assembly

 Himachal BJP on Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the state Assembly to protest against failure on the part of the government to arrest Youth Congress workers involved in clash with BJYM workers at BJP office here on January 29 last.

My smile made me Obama's friend: Dalai Lama

Why did US President Barack Obama call the Dalai Lama a friend? It was because he is constantly smiling, said the Tibetan spiritual leader.

BJP stages walkout in Himachal Pradesh Assembly

Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Monday witnessed heated exchange of words between BJP and Congress member over MLA priority scheme after which the opposition MLAs staged a walkout during the question hour.

Probe on in firing by minister's gunman: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said an independent probe was going on into the incident of a state minister`s personal security officer allegedly firing at a man here over a parking dispute.

Monkey business lucrative in Himachal, literally!

Monkey business is getting lucrative like never before in Himachal Pradesh!

AICC announces organisational election programme for HP Congress

The AICC has announced a five-phase organisational election programme for Himachal Congress starting from May 15 and concluding in July end.

Himachal withdraws legislation to seize illegal assets of officials

The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Thursday withdrew a legislation passed by the previous BJP government that was aimed at enabling speedy trial and confiscation of ill-gotten money and property by public servants.