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Himachal's mega hydropower project re-allotted

SHIMLA: After over a decade of flip-flops and litigation, a multi-million dollar hydropower project was re-allotted on Monday by the Himachal Pradesh government to state-run Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL).

Himachal achieves 66% target in providing LPG connections

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday claimed that its 'Grihini Suvidha Yojana' (GSY) has been a success as it has achieved 66 per cent target in five months since its launch on May 26.

Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum.

Light intensity quake hits Himachal

SHIMLA: Mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh on Monday.

JSW Energy's Himachal hydro plants unaffected by recent heavy rains

KARCHAM (HIMACHAL PRADESH): The recent heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and an abnormal rise in the Satluj river's silt levels -- forcing the temporary closure of major hydro projects -- has, however, not affected operations at both of JSW Energy's hydro plants in the state, company officials said.

Himachal to take-up matter of construction of Chini Tunnel with Union Government : Jai Ram Thakur

SHIMLA: The State Government would take up the matter regarding construction of Chini Tunnel with the Union Government in order to provide all weather road connectivity to the area, which remains cut from rest of the world for about six months.

Shimla-based group to showcase solar heating system in Finland

SHIMLA: A Shimla-based Himalayan Research Group has been invited to Finland to present the mountain solar water heating system developed by it which has got the Himachal Pradesh State Innovation Award in 2018, its top official said on Friday.

Gurugram school murder: HC sets aside lower court order

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday set aside the order of a lower court which had allowed the trial of the 16-year-old accused as an adult instead of as a juvenile.

Snow intensifies cold in Himachal

SHIMLA: A fresh spell of snow in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh intensified the cold on Thursday bringing down temperatures to sub-zero in the Lahaul-Spiti region.

Haryana court convicts self-styled godman Rampal for murders

CHANDIGARH: A court in Haryana's Hisar town on Thursday convicted self-styled godman Rampal in two cases of murder.

Modi unveils statue of Sir Chhotu Ram in Haryana

HARYANA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled a statue of popular farmer leader from the Jat community Sir Chhotu Ram in Haryana's Rohtak district.

Stubble fires up, Haryana wary

HISAR: Preparations by the Centre and the state government to curtail the practice of burning stubble notwithstanding, Haryana saw a steady increase in such incidents between September 25 and October 5, compared with the corresponding period last year.

50-yr-old held for raping 6-yr-old girl in Nangal

NANGAL: The police have arrested a 50-yr-old man for raping a 6-yr-old girl on thursday.

Justice Kant takes oath as Himachal Chief Justice

SHIMLA: Justice Surya Kant on Friday took oath as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in a simple ceremony here.

Petrol and diesel Rs. 5 cheaper in Himachal

SHIMLA: The state government has decided to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs.

Himachal offering land at Re 1/sq.m for renewable projects: CM

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh is offering land at a rate of Re 1 per square metre to woo investors to set up renewable energy projects in the state, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.

Natural calamities major challenge for hill states: Himachal minister

SOLAN: A three-day seventh edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit, representing nearly 12 Himalayan states, began at Shoolini University near here on Thursday to discuss issues relating to the region, mainly climate change.

Himachal CM meets Modi, seeks relief for rain-induced losses

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and apprised him of the losses incurred by the state during the monsoon season.

IAF drops ration in remote Himachal hamlet

SHIMLA: A remote Himachal Pradesh settlement in Kangra district, where there has been an acute shortage of ration owing to closure of trekking routes following heavy snowfall in September, received relief material on Thursday.

HPP’s above 25 MW should be included in renewable Energy category: CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday participated in the 2nd Global REINVEST Renewable Energy Investor’s Meet and Expo organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at Greater Noida.

Himachal to attract tourists to unexplored areas

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a 'Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein' initiative in a bid to promote tourism in unexplored areas in the hill state by developing infrastructure there, an official said on Sunday.

HP Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry superannuates
SHIMLA: Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Vineet Chawdhary was superannuated today.
Haryana DGP Baljit Sandhu gets three-months extension

NEW DELHI: Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Baljit Singh Sandhu was on Friday given three months' extension in service on Friday, two days before his superannuation.

Himachal rescue operation enters final stage

SHIMLA: The rescue operation in Himachal's Lahaul Valley entered its final stages on Saturday as a large number of people, comprising largely tourists, were evacuated safely from the snow-marooned region.

Conclave of Himalayan state Chief ministers to be held in Shimla

SHIMLA: A conclave of Himalayan Chief Ministers and Parliamentarians under theme 'Well being of the next generation of Himalayan People through Agriculture' will be held in Shimla on 5th of October, 2018.

26 stranded tourists airlifted from Himachal

SHIMLA: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday resumed its rescue operation on the fourth day and airlifted 26 people from Himachal Pradesh's snow-marooned Lahaul Valley.

1,000 still stranded in Himachal, rescue enters Day 3

SHIMLA: With the weather clearing up on Thursday search and rescue operation for over 1,000 people, mostly tourists, began early in the Himachal Pradesh hills for the third day.

Over 1,500 still stranded in Himachal, rescue continues

SHIMLA: Over 1,500 tourists are still stranded in snow-marooned Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday adding that the evacuation is on but it might take days.

Cracks appear in Panchkula- Shimla NH near Pinjore

PANCHKULA: Commuters suffered on the panchkula –shimla high way as a part of the road near amravati enclave at surajpur pinjore developed crack around 5pm on Monday.

Traffic to Manali restored partially

SHIMLA: Traffic to picturesque Himachal tourist resort Manali was restored partially on Tuesday, a day after all major road links snapped due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

Eight persons washed away in Himachal floods, Manali cut off
SHIMLA: Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Monday claimed eight lives and hundreds, including school students, were stranded in the state as incessant rainfall for the third straight day triggered landslides and snapped over 200 road links, officials said.
Himachal roads closed after heavy rains

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing major landslides and blocking highways and link roads, while all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said here.

19 rescued by IAF in Himachal

SHIMLA: An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 19 people on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh as they were stuck in a flashflood triggered by continuous heavy rain, officials said.

Mercury dips in Himachal after rains

SHIMLA: Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain.

Himachal may get heavy rains till Sep 24

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh is likely to get heavy rains over the next three days, with the southwest monsoon remaining subdued for over a fortnight, the Met office here Friday.

Solid waste in Himachal's industrial hub health hazard: Watchdog

SHIMLA: For the last two years, the civic body of the Baddi town, Himachal Pradesh's biggest industrial hub, has been dumping municipal waste in Kenduwal village that has become a potential health hazard, an environmental watchdog said on Friday.

Soldier kills 2 colleagues, himself in Himachal Pradesh

DHARAMSHALA (HIMACHAL PRADESH): A soldier allegedly shot dead two of his colleagues before killing himself in the cantonment area of Dharamshala early on Monday, police said.

Haryana CM should resign, says Kejriwal
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NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday demanded Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar resign following reports of the state police had refused to file an FIR and launch an investigation in a gangrape case.
A massive campaign will be launched in Himachal Pradesh State against drug abuse

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that State Government has accorded top priority for strictly dealing with drug abuse in the State and a massive campaign would also be launched to curb this social vice.

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