Himachal Pradesh News

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.

Now I'll die in peace: Widow of George Cross winner

"Now I will die in peace," said octogenarian Brahmi Devi, widow of an Indian soldier, Naik Kirpa Ram, whose posthumously-awarded George Cross bravery medal was "stolen" 13-year-ago from Himachal Pradesh and has now been retrieved by the British authorities.

Strike at Himachal power plants ends after 112 days

 The workers` strike at Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd`s two hydropower plants was called off after 112 days in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district after Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh intervened, an official said here on Thursday.

Anganwadi female workers hold protest against authorities in Shimla

Hundreds of Anganwadi female workers and scores of women from different corners of Himachal Pradesh gathered outside the Labour office in Shimla and protested against the state authorities over being given low wages.

Minister's outcry over unemployment off the mark: Himachal CM

The unemployment scene in Himachal Pradesh has shown an improvement as per a World Bank report, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh clarified on Tuesday, and said a cabinet minister`s outcry on the issue was "off the mark".

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.