Himachal CM launches energy saving programme

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday launched a state-wide LED promotional programme for conserving energy.

Three-fourth of Class 8 students in Himachal schools lack competence: CAG

 It's startling but true. In a state with 82.8 percent literacy, 20 per cent of Class 3 students in Himachal Pradesh's government schools cannot identify alphabets or numbers.

Probe on in firing by minister's gunman: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said an independent probe was going on into the incident of a state minister`s personal security officer allegedly firing at a man here over a parking dispute.

Stringent steps taken to check female foeticide: Himachal CM

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said his government was "seriously concerned" about the low female sex ratio and that stringent steps are being taken to check female foeticide in the state.

Assess loss in natural calamities according to state's vulnerability: HP CM

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday appealed the Centre to assess loss in natural calamities, keeping in view the vulnerability of state to disasters.

Committed to provide quality health services at affordable cost: Himachal CM

 Himachal Pradesh government is committed to provide quality health services at affordable cost to people, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Himachal Vidhan Sabha Budget Session to commence today

The 31-day-long Budget Session of Himachal Vidhan Sabha will commence here on Wednesday with the address of Governor Kalyan Singh.

Himachal Pradesh achieves best enrolment rate in higher education: CM

Himachal Pradesh has achieved the best enrolment rate in higher education in the country while the enrolment rate in 6-14 years age group was 99.7 per cent in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday.

'Himachal Pradesh has best enrolment rates in education'

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday the state has achieved one of the country`s best enrolment rates in higher education.

Himachal Pradesh's administrative tribunal chief assumes charge

Justice VK Sharma, a former judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Friday took charge as the chairman of the state administrative tribunal that the government has revived.

Himachal CM launches pulse polio drive

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched the second phase of pulse polio immunisation drive in the state by administering polio drops to a child at Jwalamukhi in Kangra district.

Himachal Pradesh to take up Pong Dam oustees' issue with Rajasthan

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said the state was always considerate towards the demand of the Pong Dam oustees and had always taken initiatives to re-locate them.