Child Rights to be maintained at all cost: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday underlined the need to protect the Child Rights and said "it was essential to monitor child abuse and trafficking under Right to Protection."

Consultative Committee of pensioners be formed soon: CM

A Joint Consultative committee of pensioners would be constituted within 10 days to resolve their issues, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said.

Felling of trees leaves Himachal Pradesh's 'green' CM wilted

The felling of trees, even legally, for hydropower and developmental projects, has left Himachal Pradesh's 'green' Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh feeling wilted.

Fire destroys chilgoza forest in Himachal: NGO

A forest fire has destroyed a huge stretch of prime chilgoza pine forest in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, a voluntary organisation said Tuesday.

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.

Don't act like Sherlock Holmes: Himachal CM to BJP

Don't try to act like modern Sherlock Holmes. This was the advice Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday gave to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when the opposition party staged a walkout from the assembly over illegal felling of trees in Chamba district.

Virbhadra Singh lauds role of Plan panel in hill states' development

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday lauded the role of Planning Commission in development of hill states and flagged concerns over the proposed move to distribute the planning functions among the Ministry of Finance and respective Ministries saying it would result in loss of perspective and long term view.

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.

India could host international matches at world's highest cricket ground!
India could host international matches at world's highest cricket ground!

If the commitment made by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh translates into action, India could host international cricket matches on the highest cricket ground in the world.

Himachal Pradesh defers bill to 'favour' construction violators

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh has applied the brakes on tabling a controversial bill, a decision that would enable the regularisation of over 20,000 illegal constructions.

HP govt may approach SC for seeking justice for Pong dam oustees: CM

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra singh on Friday said that the state government has taken a serious view of "reluctance" of Rajasthan Government to comply with Supreme court directions regarding giving possession of irrigable land to Pong dam oustees and put them back on the originally allotted land.

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Winter session of Himachal Assembly to be held in December

A longer winter session of Himachal Pradesh Assembly will be held in December in Dharamsala.

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to campaign for J&K polls next week

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign next week in favour of the party candidates for the upcoming state elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Inviting Sharif and leaving Modi was unwarranted: Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday criticised Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari for inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while leaving out Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the anointment ceremony of his son on November 22.

Himachal to set up board to solve cattle menace

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has favoured constitution of a board to look into providing shelter to stray animals.

Himachal government to give 20 lakh each to gold-winning kabaddi players
Himachal government to give 20 lakh each to gold-winning kabaddi players

Himachal government on Saturday announced cash prizes of Rs 20 lakh each to three kabaddi players from the state who were members of the gold medal-winning Indian men and women's teams at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea.

Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul Gandhi among 40 Congress campaigners in Haryana

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the 40 star campaigners of Congress who will woo voters for the 90-member Haryana Assembly elections.

Himachal CM regrets statement of Prashant Bhushan in land case

Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed regret over the reported statement of lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the state's decision to vest the land purchased by KBES in the government was "political".