Delhi HC appoints amicus to assist in graft case against Himachal CM Virbhadra

 Delhi High Court on Thursday appointed an amicus curiae to assist it on the "maintainability" of a plea levelling charges of criminal misconduct and corruption against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Forest fires scorch over 11,000 hectares in Himachal
Forest fires scorch over 11,000 hectares in Himachal

Forest fires raging across the hills of Himachal Pradesh scorched over 11,000 hectares of wooded areas and grasslands in the past two years, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday.

Himachal Governor declines ex-CM Dhumal's prosecution

Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh's decision to decline sanction for the prosecution of former chief minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal is all set to snowball into a major legal controversy.

943 primary schools in HP running with only 1 teacher: CM

 As many as 943 government primary schools in Himachal Pradesh have only one teacher each while 1,136 schools with less than 10 students have one to four teachers, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the Assembly on Monday.

Former CM PK Dhumal criticises the state Budget

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister PK Dhumal on Tuesday termed the Budget "regressive" and said the claims of government regarding the implementation of poll promises were "false and misleading".

Mercury rises in lower hills in Himachal Pradesh

 The mid and lower hills in the state saw a significant change in weather with mercury soaring to 31 degrees at Una, 4.5 degrees above normal, even as the tribal areas and other higher hills had little respite from biting cold wave conditions.

Himachal continues to reel under sub-zero temperatures

 The tribal areas and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures even as cold wave abated in mid and lower hills of the state due to dry weather during the past two days.

Himachal Pradesh CM blames SFI for violence

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday blamed the Students Federation of India (SFI) for inciting violence in Shimla, resulting in a police raid on its office and arrest of its activists.

Himachal CM orders probe into bridge collapse in Lahaul valley

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday ordered a high-level inquiry by Chief Engineer (Mandi Zone) of PWD to ascertain the cause of collapse of a bridge in Lahaul tribal valley.

Himachal to light up villages with solar energy

Himachal Pradesh will try to light up three non-electrified villages located in the deep forests of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, India's richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas, through solar energy, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said here on Thursday.

Swine flu kills 20 in Himachal Pradesh

Twenty people have died due to swine flu in Himachal Pradesh, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Tuesday.

Three more swine flu deaths in Himachal, toll rises to 18

With three more swine flu deaths at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here, the death toll due to the dreaded disease has risen to 18 in Himachal Pradesh.

265,840 cases pending in Himachal courts

Justice is still a distant cry in Himachal Pradesh, as 265,840 cases are still pending in the high court and lower courts.

President Pranab Mukherjee visits ancient Baglamukhi temple

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday paid obeisance at famous Baglamukhi temple here amid tight security even as his scheduled program to attend convocation of IIT Mandi was shelved because of bad weather.

Nearly 200,000 TB patients cured in Himachal

Nearly 200,000 tuberculosis (TB) patients have been cured in the past 18 years and still more have to be treated to completely eradicate the disease, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here on Saturday.

President to visit Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh on March 14-15, a statement said on Friday.

Five injured in firing in Himachal village

 Five members of a family sustained grievous injuries when a drunk man fired at his brother and his daughters in a Himachal Pradesh village on Friday, police said.

Final probe report against Himachal BJP MP in two weeks

The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday informed the high court that the final inquiry report against BJP MP Virender Kashyap, who was allegedly caught on camera accepting cash, would be submitted within two weeks.

No move for night landing facility at Kullu airport

 There is no proposal to install night landing equipment at the Kullu airport in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh informed the assembly on Thursday.

Himachal Pradesh's CM dances in Assembly

Amid pandemonium in the Assembly created by the main opposition BJP, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday found a unique way of jeering at the rivals.