Himachal Pradesh CM introduces fresh Lokayukta Bill in the Assembly

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday introduced a fresh Lokayukta Bill in the Assembly providing for single member Lokayukta who would be a retired Supreme court judge or former Chief Justice of High Court.

Himachal bus rolls into gorge, three killed

Three passengers were killed and 17 others injured Sunday when their bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

Thousands of devotees witness Rath Yatra in Himachal

Thousands of devotees on Sunday witnessed the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Hamirpur and Nahan amid religious fervour and chanting of mantras.

HPPSC exploring possibility to adopt UPSC pattern for HAS exam

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission is exploring possibilities of adopting the Union Public Service Commission pattern for holding combined examinations for Himachal Administrative Services.

Govt to acquire British-era building in Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to take over a grand heritage building in this erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj, fearing it might be lost otherwise.

Himachal seeks Rs 1,000 crore relief from Centre

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought an immediate relief of Rs 1,000 crore for restoration works in the flood-affected areas of the state.

Rain, snow kill 23 in Himachal Pradesh

Twenty-three people were killed this year in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy snow and rains, the government said on Wednesday.

Mercury rises in plains, cold wave continues in Himachal

Minimum temperatures in various parts of north India went up by several notches except Himachal, where it continued to remain below normal in most places.

Point each for Assam, Himachal

Assam and Himachal Pradesh shared a point each as their Group C Ranji Trophy match ended in a tame draw here on Tuesday.

Assam score 213/4 against Himachal

Pallavkumar Das made 90 runs to help Assam score 213 for four in the Group C Ranji Group match against Himachal Pradesh here on Saturday.

Higher reaches of Himachal reel under severe cold

The high altitude tribal areas and adjoining valleys reeled under piercing cold wave conditions as mercury dipped three to five degrees below normal.

40 voters in Himachal reject all candidates

Forty electors in Himachal Pradesh rejected all the candidates for the assembly polls and went away without voting, an official said here Tuesday.

40 voters in Himachal reject all candidates

Forty electors in Himachal Pradesh rejected all the candidates for the assembly polls and went away without voting, an official said here Tuesday.

With ‘Navratras` onset, devotees throng Himachal temples

Tens of thousands of devotees assembled in different parts of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday and offered prayers on the onset of the nine-day Navratra, considered by Hindus to be an auspicious period.

Guj, Himachal poll schedules in `due time`: CEC

According to the EC sources, the dates for the polls in the two states are likely to be announced within a fortnight.

Heavy rains lash Himachal

Heavy showers lashed several areas of Himachal Pradesh triggering landslides in the interiors of the hill state.

Biodiversity project launched in Himachal

A national project to access genetic resources, their economic values and share their benefits was launched in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday.

KD Batish new Information Commissioner of Himachal

The Himachal Pradesh government today appointed senior advocate Kali Dass Batish as the new state Information commissioner.

Himachal reels under heat wave, Una sizzles at 44.8 deg C

The heat wave continued to hold sway in Himachal Pradesh, with the maximum temperature soaring up to seven degrees above normal in some places of the state.

`No Infiltration in Himachal, yet Army is vigilant`

Army Chief Gen VK Singh said there was no infiltration in HP although the Chief Minister of the state reported about the sighting of few Chinese helicopters in the area.

Harinder Hira to be new Chief Secretary of Himachal

Harinder Hira has been appointed
the Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh to succeed Rajwant
Sandhu who retired on Saturday.

Himachal CM: State budget pluralistic and pragmatic

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal on Tuesday described the state budget for 2012-13 as "pragmatic and pluralistic".

Fire in heritage town of Chamba

A fire broke out at a busy locality
in the heritage town of Chamba in the wee hours on Sunday destroying property worth crores.

Himachal to count its feathered guests this month

The Pong Dam reservoir, 250 km from state capital Shimla, is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Himachal leaders go to Punjab, U’khand to campaign

Dhumal has already started his campaign in Punjab and he
would Campaign in Uttarakhand after the first leg and come
back for campaigning in Punjab and stay there till January 28.

Himachal reels under cold, mercury dips

The hills and valleys of Himachal
reeled under piercing cold as sky remained overcast
and day temperatures dipped in most parts of the state.

Snowfall likely in Himachal on New Year`s Day

The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience rain and snowfall on the first day of 2012, a weather official said here Friday.

Over 65 houses gutted in fire in Himachal

Over 65 houses were gutted and 250
cattle perished in a major fire which broke out in a remote
village in Shimla district, officials said here today.

Massive combing operation on to locate crashed MiG

A massive combing operation is on to retrieve the main wreckage of an IAF MiG-29 combat jet and to locate its other parts, including the black box, in the snow-bound Himalayan terrain of Himachal Pradesh.

Shiva`s mace procession begins in Himachal

The procession of the holy mace of Lord Shiva during the Manimahesh pilgrimage started from here Monday amidst beating of drums and playing of `shehnais`.