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HP HC dismisses plea against merit based admission through common test

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 01:17

In a setback to private universities and technical institutions in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday dismissed their plea against merit-based admissions through common entrance test and regulation of fee structure.

Himachal to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:26

The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Himachal Pradesh to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:01

The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Despite lawsuit, Himachal Pradesh re-tenders mega hydro project

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:08

Himachal Pradesh will re-seek bids for a multi-million dollar hydropower project that is under litigation with Reliance Infrastructure and has unsettled financial issues with the previous bidder, the Netherlands-based Brakel Corp.

Moderate monsoon experienced in Himachal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:42

Monsoon remained moderate in Himachal Pradesh for the fourth day and several areas in mid and lower hills experienced moderate to heavy rains.

Bodies of all 24 engineering students from Hyderabad recovered

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 13:57

The longest-ever search operation to recover bodies of 24 B.Tech students, who drowned in River Beas in Mandi district on June 8, came to a close with recovery of bodies of two girl students.

Five killed as car falls into gorge in Himachal

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:56

Five persons were killed when their car rolled 300 mts down into a gorge near Stiringri, seven kms from here, late last night.

Himachal streamlines timber distribution policy

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:49

A new policy by the Himachal Pradesh government to allot trees, instead of timber or wood, at subsidized rates for constructing or repairing houses has streamlined the process in the state, an official said.

Four Srikhand pilgrims die; yatra suspended due to bad weather

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 21:45

Four pilgrims died due to health problems and high-altitude sickness in the last leg of the Srikhand yatra, which was suspended due to bad weather and rains, officials said.

HP BJP flays Congress for nominating MLAs in private varsities

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:11

Himachal Pradesh BJP on Saturday alleged that the state government was politicising the education as it nominated MLAs instead of academicians in the governing bodies of private universities in the state.

Rain deficit down to 29% as heavy downpour lashes Himachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:23

The rain deficit which was 43 per cent till July 14 in Himachal Pradesh has come down to 29 per cent as several areas of the state were lashed by intermittent heavy rains during past five days.

Rape cases rise in HP, more women police stations promised

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:12

Rape cases have increased in Himachal Pradesh in the first half of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, DGP Sanjay Kumar said on Friday as he listed out steps, including setting up of women police stations, to reduce crime against women.