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Himachal hills get fresh snow

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 15:19

The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw a sharp fall in mercury due to overnight rain in the low and mid hills and snow in higher reaches, but the Met Office forecast mainly clear weather next week.

Shanta Kumar enters fray, nominations in 8th phase end Saturday

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 04:29

Former Himachal Chief Minister Shanta Kumar and PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig were among the candidates who filed nominations today for the last two phases of Lok Sabha polls.

Congress fields Anita Rana for Sujanpur Assembly bypoll

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 20:51

On the eve of last day for filing of nominations, Congress today decided to field Anita Rana, wife of former MLA Rajinder Singh Rana, for Sujanpur Assembly by-election.

Shanta Kumar among 6 candidates to file nominations

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 19:14

Former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar was among six candidates who filed their papers for Himachal Pradesh`s four Lok Sabha seats on the penultimate day of filing of nominations Friday.

Himachal is much developed than Gujarat: Virbhadra Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 20:07

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said that Himachal Pradesh is much developed than Gujarat in many ways.

Pratibha Singh files nomination from Mandi seat

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 15:41

Seeking to retain her seat for the third time, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh`s wife Pratibha Singh filed her nomination from Mandi Parliamentary seat, promising development of railway infrastructure in the Himalayan state which so far is serviced by toy trains.

Congress in Himachal banking on electoral trend

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 15:12

The opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh is struggling to regain the ground lost in the 2012 assembly election, while the Congress is banking on the history of the electorate giving an edge to the party in every poll.

Pakistani rock band to perform in Shimla

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 00:28

Pakistani rock band The Ragaboys will perform in Shimla this week as part of cultural exchange programmes between India and Pakistan, an event organiser said.

After rains and thunderstorms mercury dips in Himachal

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:52

Cold wave conditions revived in mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh as several areas of the state were lashed by thunderstorm, accompanied by rains causing sharp fall in mercury.

BJP creating `Modi wave` through media hype: Rajiv Shukla

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 17:56

Congress leader and Union Minister Rajiv Shukla today said there is no "Modi wave" in the country and the BJP was trying to create a media hype about it.

Two-time BJP MLA from Hamirpur joins Congress

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:27

In a jolt to BJP in Himachal Pradesh, its two-time MLA Urmil Thakur from Hamirpur, the home district of former chief minister P K Dhumal, quit the party and joined Congress alongwith her son.

Snow, rains lash Himachal; temp dips below freezing point

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 00:16

Snowfall, rains and hailstorm lashed higher parts and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh reviving cold conditions in the region.