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'The Kashmir Files' now premieres in Ladakh
Leh, March 21 (IANS) Vivek Agnihotri's 'The Kashmir Files' is making headlines and now widening its reach, the movie has premiered in Ladakh at Picturetime's inflatable theatre.
2022-03-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Was just looking to play normal cricketing shots: Ravindra Jadeja
Dharamsala, Feb 27 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja stated that he was looking to play the usual cricketing shots during his whirlwind unbeaten knock of 45 off just 18 balls. In India's stiff chase of 184, Shreyas Iyer starred with an unbeaten 74 while Jadeja applied the finishing touches for the hosts to win by seven wickets.
2022-02-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20I series against Sri Lanka due to wrist injury
Dharamsala, Feb 26 (IANS) India opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad on Saturday was ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka due to wrist injury, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It also said that opener Mayank Agarwal has been added to India's squad for the remaining two T20Is on Saturday and Sunday.
2022-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Shimla sees season's heaviest snowfall
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital on Sunday witnessed the season's heaviest snowfall, which snapped road links but tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shimla Police rescue snow-stuck woman to safely deliver baby
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) In a heart-warming incident, police personnel in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday helped a pregnant woman safely deliver her baby in a hospital after finding the vehicle of her family stranded in snow-laden road 15 km uphill from the state capital.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Snow leopard, 2 cubs caught on camera in Himachal's high mountains
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) How often do you see a critically endangered, elusive snow leopard, a flagship species for the high-altitude Himalayas, in nature? Rarely or never for some, believe wildlife experts.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dalai Lama greets European Parliament President on her election
Dharamsala, Jan 20 (IANS) Believing that women can be better placed to lead the world to a more peaceful level, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Roberta Metsola congratulating her on being elected the President of the European Parliament.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Despite pandemic, IIM Udaipur witnesses best-ever placement season
Udaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, IIM Udaipur witnessed its best-ever placement season with 95 per cent of its students already placed and that too in the month January, said Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Spurious liquor claims four lives in Himachal
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Four people died and three were hospitalised in a village near Sundernagar town in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now ropeway links with suburb McLeodganj
Dharamsala, Jan 19 (IANS) Now a ropeway has linked this Himachal Pradesh town with its suburb McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
IIT Mandi team finds Himalayan plant to help fight Covid infection
Mandi, Jan 17 (IANS) Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have identified phytochemicals in the petals of a Himalayan plant that could potentially be used to treat Covid-19 infections.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
No mountain too high to vaccinate snow-marooned Himachal villagers
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) One year ago today, India set out on the challenging journey of vaccinating its massive 1.38 billion-strong population against Covid-19 and it takes more than just physical strength to administer vaccines to elderly villagers, especially eligible children, existing in harsh weather conditions, and the onset of a third wave, on the other side of the lofty mountains of Himachal Pradesh.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal CM opens ice hockey summit at India's highest rink
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Donning traditional dress, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday inaugurated the ninth National Ice Hockey Championship -- 2022 at the country's highest open air rink developed at an altitude of 3,720 metres in the picturesque but snow-marooned Kaza, a cold desert town in the Spiti Valley.
2022-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
No ritual bath in Himachal to mark Makar Sankranti
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) With a surge in Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, devotees on Friday were prohibited from taking dips in rivers to mark Makar Sankranti, a major harvest festival.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
US diplomat asks China to hold dialogue with Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Jan 14 (IANS) Expressing the US administration's strong commitment towards human rights, US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Uzra Zeya, on Friday called on China to hold direct dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives without any preconditions to achieve meaningful autonomy for Tibetans.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Last surviving independent Tibet official dies at 102
Dharamsala, Jan 14 (IANS) One of the longest serving civil servants and the last surviving government official of independent Tibet, Tsedrung Gyaltsen Choden, passed away in the United States at the age of 102, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Friday.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Energy policy gets Himachal Cabinet nod
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Friday gave nod to Swaran Jayanti Energy Policy -- 2021 that envisaged clean and green energy development through expeditious of full energy potential specially hydro and solar.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM inaugurates heliport in Shimla
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday inaugurated a heliport in the state capital with an outlay of Rs 18 crore.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Getting hockey sticks to hit the ice in the Himalayas
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) The country's highest open air ice hockey rink, developed recently amidst the stunning backdrop of the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 3,720 metres in the picturesque but rugged Kaza, a cold desert town in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley, has turned into a nursery for the players.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Heavy snowfall in Himachal closes over 400 roads
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Sunday continued to experience moderate to heavy snowfall, temporarily closing over 400 roads, officials said here.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal Governor, CM enjoy snowfall
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Sunday enjoyed snowfall in the state capital by hurling snowballs.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Record 7.93 lakh houses in Himachal get tap water connections
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) With Tashigang village in the Spiti Valley, the country's highest polling station located close to the India-China border, connected with tapped water, a record 7.93 lakh households in Himachal Pradesh have been connected with taps in two years, and the new connections are more than 7.63 lakh taps installed in 72 years, a statement said on Sunday.
2022-01-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Shimla gets season's first snowfall, cheers tourists
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) After much delay, the Himachal Pradesh capital on Saturday received the season's first snowfall, cheering the tourists who enjoyed the icy landscape.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal shuts schools, colleges as Covid surges
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) With the spike in coronavirus cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday shut all educational institutions, comprising the schools and colleges, both the government and the private, in the state till January 26.
2022-01-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Inspect dilapidated leprosy home, orders Himachal High Court
Shimla, Jan 7 (IANS) Acting tough, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Shimla Deputy Commissioner to inspect the dilapidated leprosy home in the state capital and to ensure its repair within four weeks.
2022-01-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Upper Shimla, Manali cut off with heavy snow
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked after widespread snowfall on Thursday, officials said.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Maha, TN, Guj, Raj, Delhi likely to see rise in Covid: IIT Mandi
Mandi, Jan 6 (IANS) Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are the hotspots for the Covid-19 pandemic in India, according to a study released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Thursday.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama commends pledge by five nuclear-weapon states
Dharamsala, Jan 6 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has warmly commended the recent joint pledge by the five recognised nuclear-weapon states affirming that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.
2022-01-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid: Himachal imposes statewide night curfew
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the state and decided to impose statewide night curfew daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., besides closing indoor sports complexes, cinema halls, multiplexes, stadia, swimming pools and gyms.
2022-01-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sixth cow sanctuary opening this month: Himachal minister
Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) The construction of a cow sanctuary for abandoned and stray in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district, the sixth in the state, has been completed with an outlay of Rs 2.22 crore and will be inaugurated this month, state Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar said on Tuesday.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
This ranger guarded Himalayan biodiversity for 33 years (IANS Interview)
Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) Like other park rangers, Roshan Chaudhary normally leaves for patrolling in the morning and returns at sunset. And when there is a tip-off on the movement of poachers for several nights at a stretch he has to camp for the conservation of Western Himalayan biodiversity.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Himachal CM launches Covid vaccination for children
Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched the statewide Covid-19 vaccination campaign for children in the 15-18 age group from the Government Vijay Senior Secondary School (Boys) in Mandi town.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Shimla, Manali to see snowfall this week
Shimla, Jan 2 (IANS) As snow eluded Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and the picturesque tourist town of Manali on New Year's Eve, they along with other high hill destinations may experience widespread rain and snow this week, weather officials said on Sunday.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM opens five-day Manali Winter Carnival
Manali, Jan 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday inaugurated the five-day Manali Winter Carnival, offering prayers at Hadimba Temple in here and flagging off the carnival parade.
2022-01-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal CM, Guv extend New Year wishes, hope for eradicating social evils
Shimla, Jan 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Saturday felicitated the people on New Year 2022.
2022-01-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Amid pandemic, IIT Mandi sees top MNCs in placement drive
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 31 (IANS) Even during the pandemic, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi has witnessed some of the top MNCs in the world participating in the placement drive this year, Prof Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Mandi, said on Friday.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
PM to inaugurate, lay foundation stone of hydropower projects in Himachal
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a visit to Mandi, also known as 'Chhoti Kashi', on Monday to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth Rs 11,000 crore.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi launches Rs 11,000 Cr hydropower projects in Himachal (Ld)
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday embarked on a visit to Mandi, also known as 'Chhoti Kashi', and inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth Rs 11,000 crore that will help boost the state's economy and provide additional power to the states.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Govt tackling single-use plastic, achieved non-fossil energy targets: Modi
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Centre is working towards tackling the problem of single-use plastic and the country has already achieved the target set for 2030 of making 40 per cent of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Himachal 'Krishi Sakhis' now advocate natural farming
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Started three years ago, Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana, a state government-funded programme that supports natural farming, has now roped in 502 'Krishi Sakhis or farm women friends, for training to enable them to boost agricultural production with lower costs through natural ways. They will simultaneously spread the message to other members of the fair sex too.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Lost a great man, who lived meaningful life: Dalai Lama on Desmond Tutu's death
Dharamsala, Dec 26 (IANS) Immediately on being informed that his "respected elder spiritual brother and good friend" Archbishop Desmond Tutu had passed away, His Holiness the Dalai Lama composed a letter to the Archbishop's daughter, Mpho Tutu.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal reports first Omicron patient in the state
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Sunday reported the first case of Omicron variant.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PM to address public meeting in Mandi on Dec 27
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting in Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh on December 27 (Monday) to mark the completion of four-year tenure of the state BJP government, an official statement said on Saturday.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Four years, four defeats later, Himachal CM confident of turnaround in election year
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) Four years and four defeats later, Jai Ram Thakurs report card may not appear to be great.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Cricketing Heights: '83' releases on world's highest screen in Ladakh
Leh, Dec 24 (IANS) For '83' Director Kabir Khan, it's literally the height of joy. Among the numerous places where '83' is being screened, the one that's got him talking is Ladakh, where Picturetime's mobile inflatable theatre at 11,562ft enjoys the distinction of being the world's highest screen to show the film.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two lakh Himachal trout ova to be dispatched to Sikkim
Shimla, Dec 22 (IANS) The first consignment of 2,00,000 rainbow eyed trout ova, the cold-water species introduced by British India in Himachal Pradesh during colonial times, will be dispatched to Sikkim for rearing this week and later the remaining 3,00,000 will be sent, state Fishery Minister Virender Kanwar said on Wednesday.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IIT-Mandi students see average salary rise by 13%
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 22 (IANS) Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi in Himachal Pradesh this year received 166 job offers, comprising seven international placements, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Award for company that excavated Atal Tunnel
Manali, Dec 21 (IANS) The company that excavated the Atal Tunnel, constructed at an altitude of 3,000m (10,000 ft) above sea level near here and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2020, has recently been conferred the prestigious CII Industrial Innovation Award.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
RSS chief calls on Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Dec 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday called on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during his visit to McLeodganj near here, officials said.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
IIT Mandi's mathematical model studies non-invasive brain simulation
Mandi, Dec 20 (IANS) An international team of scientists led by the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has performed a mathematical simulation studies on non-invasive brain simulation techniques.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine