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.

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.

Tibetans pray for Nepal quake victims

Thousands of Tibetans assembled on Tuesday in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, to pray for the victims of the earthquake that devastated Nepal last weekend.

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.

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.

Secular moral education can be key to happiness: Dalai Lama

Devon Streich

"Science and religion are two different languages telling the same story."

Resume dialogue with Dalai Lama's envoys: German leader to China

Expressing solidarity with the Tibetans in exile, vice president of the German parliament Claudia Roth on Monday urged China to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama`s representatives for genuine autonomy in Tibet.

85 Himachal school principals face probe for misappropriation of funds

Principals of about 85 senior secondary schools in Himachal are facing enquiry for alleged violation of education department rules, mostly pertaining to misuse of grants and funds, with the state government asking the authorities to complete preliminary probe within 15 days.

Exiled Tibetans celebrate Independence Day in Dharamsala

Exiled Tibetans celebrated their Independence Day here on Friday, highlighting the national flag which is one of the most recognisable symbols of independent past.

Govt schools to have separate toilets for girls: HP CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said his government would provide adequate facilities, including separate toilets for girls, in state-run schools.

Human rights situation in Tibet deteriorating, says NGO

The human rights situation in Tibet is deteriorating despite the promise of reforms by the Chinese government, an NGO said here Sunday.

Himachal reels under cold wave, -15.9 degrees in Keylong

 Mercury hovered around freezing point in most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and the state's higher reaches reeled under arctic conditions where mercury stayed between minus 18 to minus 28 degree Celsius.

Sunny weather raises mercury in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday saw a further rise in the temperatures due to long sunny days. The Met Office here forecast dry weather for a few days.

Anurag Thakur blames HP govt for delay in setting up CUHP

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur on Friday blamed the Virbhadra Singh-led government for the delay in setting up of a Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP).

Himachal Pradesh reels under severe cold

Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold on Friday with the minimum temperature remaining below freezing point in many areas, weather officials said.

Central university will have one campus: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday alleged that the opposition BJP is playing politics over setting up the Central University in district Kangra and said that he won't allow two campuses of the varsity.

Dalai Lama to inaugurate Himalayan festival in Dharamsala
Dalai Lama to inaugurate Himalayan festival in Dharamsala

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will jointly inaugurate the two-day International Himalyan Festival at Mcleodganj here on December 10.

Cold wave intensifies in mid, higher hills of Himachal Pradesh

Cold wave sweeping the mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh intensified on Friday as minimum temperatures dropped further by three to five degrees.

Himachal to host 15 Ranji matches
Himachal to host 15 Ranji matches

After hosting the India vs West Indies One-Day International (ODI) earlier this month, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) is gearing up to hold 15 Ranji Trophy matches at three venues.

Ex-HP CM Dhumal, son Anurag among 11 granted bail in HPCA scam

A court here on Monday granted bail to former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, his MP son Anurag Thakur and nine others in a case of alleged cheating, conspiracy and encroachment on government land by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).