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President Kovind arrives in Shimla on 4-day visit
Shimla, Sep 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday arrived in the Himachal Pradesh capital on a four-day visit.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Don't handover Tibetan schools to NGO: Himachal minister
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj has written a letter to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urging not to handover central Tibetan schools to an NGO and bring them under the ambit of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Man, 3 kids burnt alive as fire engulfs house in Himachal village
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) Four members of a family, comprising three minors, were burnt alive when their house caught fire in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, an official said.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal administered over 74 lakh vaccine doses
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has been able to administer over 74 lakh doses of Covid vaccine, including first and second doses, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ahead of Prez visit to Shimla, 4 staff test Covid positive
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) With President Ram Nath Kovind's 5-day tentative visit to the Himachal Pradesh capital just days away, four employees of 'The Retreat', the summer holiday resort of the President near here, tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Sunday.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal adapting to low-cost farming the natural way
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) The north-western Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh is going back to the roots the natural way as 13 per cent of the farmers have adapted to low-cost farming techniques in just three years, say officials.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
HC notice to Himachal, NHAI over frequent landslides
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over frequent landslides in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notice to the Central and state governments and the National Highway Authority of India on a plea for directions to authorities to take necessary steps to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening impact of disasters.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
MLAs can't don role of administration, says Himachal HC
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) Categorically laying down that the politicians cannot don the role of administration, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ruled the legislators or the minister concerned have the right to make recommendations on the transfer of a government employee, but these cannot be taken to be the final word.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Notice over lack of parking near Himachal's Chintpurni temple
Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notices to the state Chief Secretary, the Principal Secretary (PWD) and others over the non-availability of a parking facility near the Mata Chintpurni Temple, the prominent Hindu shrine in Una district.
2021-09-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Tough terrain, weather didn't deter Covid healthcare workers in Himachal
Shimla, Sep 6 (IANS) With authorities now gearing up to complete the coronavirus vaccination of all above 18 by November 30, tough Himalayan terrain and inclement weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh didn't deter healthcare workers and local authorities to become country's first state of giving the first dose of vaccine to all eligible people.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
10th century Triloknath temple in Himachal goes online
Manali, Sep 6 (IANS) The 10th century Triloknath temple, revered by the Hindus and the Buddhists, situated in Himachal Pradesh's high mountainous Lahaul-Spiti district is just a click away, officials said on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
British-era police post in Shimla renovated
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday inaugurated the renovated 134-year-old police assistance room built by the British India at the historic Mall Road here.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal village at 15,256 feet get potable water
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Himachal Pradesh government under the Jal Jeevan Mission has managed to provide potable water to Tashigang, a remote village located at an altitude of 15,256 feet in Lahaul-Spiti district, officials said on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
1,500 self-help women groups in Himachal stitch 40 lakh masks
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) With the demand for facemasks going up amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, 12,000 women of 1,500 self-help groups (SHGs) in 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh have stitched over 40 lakh masks through hand-operated machines, as per a minister.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Malana cream, murder, mystery plot high in Bollywood
Manali, Sep 5 (IANS) Senior journalist Aditya Kants crime thriller novel 'High on Kasol, which uncovers the controversial subject of the mysterious disappearance of foreigners and the changing trends of drug trafficking and consumption in Himachal Pradeshs picturesque Kullu Valley, has created a buzz in Bollywood.
2021-09-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Natural farming revives Shimla's abandoned apple orchard
Shimla, Sep 4 (IANS) In a complete turnaround, an almost-deserted apple orchard at the Regional Horticulture Research Station of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Mashobra near here is now lush with apples and inter-crops.
2021-09-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Tibetans celebrate 61st anniversary of democracy day
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) The democratically elected Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Thursday commemorated the 61st founding anniversary of the Tibetan Parliament following the arrival of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and 80,000 Tibetans in exile.
2021-09-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Water, instead of woes, may soon flow in 'Queen of Hills'
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Water, instead of woes, may soon flow out of the taps in the 'Queen of Hills', once the favourite summer retreat of British India, with the pumping of the Satluj river water from its catchment with the World Bank help.
2021-08-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal Pradesh to fill 4,000 vacant teachers' posts
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday decided to fill 4,000 posts of teachers, including 820 posts of drawing teachers and 870 for physical education, on contract.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Pankaj Tripathi hails Ladakh's first moving theatre
Leh, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi has shared his thoughts on installing an inflatable theatre in Leh (Ladakh) by Picturetime Digiplex, a mobile digital movie theatre company.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal lights up rocky villages with solar power
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Remote rocky villages of Himachal Pradesh, where snowfall often damages electricity transmission lines for days and breathing kerosene fumes is the only option, are coming out of darkness with the government installing solar lights for individuals and community places.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Focus on contact tracing, mainly in rural areas: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday directed all Deputy Commissioners to focus on contact tracing, especially in the rural areas, keeping in view the abrupt spike in the Covid-19 cases.
2021-08-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Himachal university extends support to its Afghan students
Solan, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday extended support to students from Afghanistan, who are pursuing their studies at the university.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Pay arrears to freedom fighter's widow from 1974: Himachal HC
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Dismissing an appeal filed by the Central government challenging the order of grant of pension to the widow of a freedom fighter with effect from 1974, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed it to pay all the arrears of pension, including the interest, to her.
2021-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tibetan struggle 'modelled' on path of Mahatma, Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Sunday celebrated India's 75th Independence Day with its President Penpa Tsering unfurling the Indian national flag and singing national anthem here.
2021-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Independence Day ride for greener, healthier tomorrow
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Celebrating country's 75th Independence Day in a 'greener way', the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (Hastpa), along with the Shimla Cycling Association, on Saturday announced to organize a 30-km cycling ride from St. Bede's, one of India's oldest women's colleges here, to Daak Bangla village, where the riders will plant around 100 saplings.
2021-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
100 students sing national anthem in Himalayas in full-throated voice
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Nearly 100 school students on Friday sang the national anthem in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh in a full-throated voice to mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, being celebrated as 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Trans-Himalaya landslides in Himachal block river
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) A major landslide in trans-Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh on Friday blocked the flow of the glacial-fed Chandrabagha river, raising flood fears in downstream villages in Udaipur tehsil, officials said. However, the river made its natural course over the landslide after several hours of the lake formation.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Himachal to conserve native Pahari cow
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Seeing the dairy potential in strengthening the rural economy, the Himachal Pradesh government is launching a three-year project of Rs 4.64 crore with the central government assistance for the conservation and propagation of genes of Pahari cow, state Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar said on Friday.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
14 bodies retrieved, 16 still missing in Himachal landslide
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday visited the spot of the devastating landslide in Kinnaur district for an overview of the ongoing rescue operation in which 14 bodies have been retrieved, while at least 16 persons are still missing.
2021-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bus wreckage found, 20 still missing in Himachal landslide
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) The wreckage of the bus that fell into a 500-metre deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district following a massive landslide was recovered on Thursday morning, rescuers said. Fifteen people lost their lives so far, while 20 others were still missing.
2021-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 killed, 25 feared trapped in massive Himachal landslide (2nd Lead)
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in a massive landslide on National Highway 5 in challenging terrain of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, while 13 others were extricated as rescue operations were launched to retrieve over 25 people feared trapped in the debris, police said.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Two killed in Himachal landslide, 10 rescued from debris
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least two people were killed in a massive landslide on National Highway 5 in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, while 10 others were extricated as rescue operations were launched to free others feared trapped in the debris, police said.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Many feared buried in yet another Himachal landslide
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) Many people were feared buried in yet another major landslide on the National Highway 5 in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kinnaur district on Wednesday, police said.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tibetan plateau on agenda of UN talks: Researchers
Dharamsala, Aug 10 (IANS) Endorsing the UN's landmark climate report on shrinking glaciers, climate researchers with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Tuesday expressed hope that their homeland, the Tibetan plateau, which holds the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) ice sheet, also known as the world's Third Pole, and staring at an ecological disaster will now get global attention.
2021-08-10
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
SJVN Ltd sets new power generation record
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Public sector hydropower major SJVN Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Nand Lal Sharma on Sunday reviewed the operational performance of its two mega facilities -- the 1,500 MW Nathpa-Jhakri Hydro Power Station and the 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station.
2021-08-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Himachal court seeks info on children orphaned by Covid
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed the state government to furnish information regarding orphaned children or who have lost a parent amid the pandemic.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ram Subhag Singh is new Himachal Chief Secretary
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) Additional Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh was on Thursday appointed the Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary, replacing Anil Khachi, who has been appointed the state Election Commissioner.
2021-08-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Himachal makes RT-PCR negative report must for tourists
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) With the spike in Covid-19 cases again, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday made it mandatory for tourists coming to the state to produce a RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of entry.
2021-08-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Explained: Why mountains in Himachal are rolling down
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) While cloudbursts and flash floods in recent years have become a regular feature in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, the loss of life caused by natural calamities can be mainly attributed to the increasing human interference, particularly in eco-sensitive Himalayan zones.
2021-08-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
High Court summons HP University VC, Registrar
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed HP University Vice Chancellor Sikander Kumar and Registrar Suneel Sharma to appear before the court on August 9 in a petition relating to lack of infrastructure in the Jawaharlal Nehru College of Fine Arts here.
2021-08-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
SJVN achieves highest-ever power generation
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Power public sector SJVN's Nathpa-Jhakri hydro power station in Himachal Pradesh has achieved the highest monthly power generation, at 1,216.565 million units on July 31, surpassing its previous record of 1,213.101 million units, it was announced on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
All stranded people rescued in Himachal, CM deploys new chopper
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) All 194 people, including women and children, stranded in the Himalayan heights of Himachal Pradesh for five days after roads closed down due to flash floods were rescued on Sunday, both by air and road, officials said.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM deploys his chopper for evacuation
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Setting an example, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur deployed his newly acquired 16-seater chopper for ferrying at least 66 people stranded in the Himalayan heights.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Size matters: Himachal apple growers see big gains in plentiful rain
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major apple-producing regions, are upbeat that increased rainfall activity would result in sufficient moisture to help the fruit to gain optimum size. This would also raise overall apple production after a lean season.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Sikhs for Justice issues threat to Himachal CM
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) US-based banned Pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice has issued a threat to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, saying the latter won't be allowed to hoist the national flag in the hill state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Entire mountain rolls down in Himachal, scary video goes viral
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) A massive landslide occurred at Kamrau in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, blocking National Highway 707 near Barwas, on Friday owing to heavy rainfall in the region. However, no loss of life was reported.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal to airlift 175 tourists stranded in Lahaul-Spiti
Shimla, July 29 (IANS) A total of 175 tourists, including 16 children and 60 women, stranded in Udaipur in Himachal Pradesh's remote Lahaul-Spiti district for the past two days as roads have been closed for traffic after the landslides, will be be airlifted on priority, an official said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Nine killed, seven missing in Himachal flash floods
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven reported missing following flash floods at two places in Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal HC seeks report on encroachments on govt lands
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Taking cognizance of non-execution of eviction from the government land, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state to provide details regarding encroachments.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics