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Haryana transfers top police officers

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Tuesday issued transfer and posting orders of eight senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including the Police Commissioners of Gurugram and Panchkula, an official said.

Himachal gets partial relief from dust with rains

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh on Saturday experienced intermittent rainfall, bringing some relief from haze and dust conditions that had reduced the visibility to less than 200 metres here, the weather bureau said, adding there is a possibility of widespread rains in the state.

Himachal gets Rs 1,900 cr funding for tourism

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Central government has approved a tourism infrastructure development project of Rs 1,900 crore to be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Himachal to be developed as eco-tourism destination: Thakur

MANALI: The Himachal Pradesh government has identified 113 sites to be developed to make the state an eco-tourism destination, besides developing nature parks and herbal gardens, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday.

Himachal Police to organise half marathon

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Police will organise the eighth half marathon here on June 24 and this event is part of its campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, it was announced on Tuesday.

Widespread rain in Himachal, more expected

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday experienced moderate to heavy rain with Kufri recording the highest precipitation in the state at 91 mm, officials said.

Haryana Police arrests notorious gangster from Hyderabad

HARYANA: The Haryana Police STF has arrested most wanted gangster Sampat Nehra of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang from Hyderabad, police said on Thursday.

Hiccups galore as Shimla heli-taxi service takes off

Shimla: Not much homework seems to have been done before launching a helicopter service between the Himachal Pradesh capital and Chandigarh. The fare for the 20-minute journey might be an affordable Rs 2,999, but when one factors in the additional cost at both ends and the time spent at the two airports, it would be more practical to undertake the journey by road at a fraction of the cost.

Himachal bans use of thermocol plates

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday announced a ban on use of thermocol plates in the state as they are major cause of pollution, as well plastic water bottles less than one litre capacity at official functions.

Tackling plastic trash at Rohtang Pass an uphill task (June 5 is World Environment Day)

MANALI: Tackling trash in the cold, rugged and rocky mountains of the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas -- the origin of one of north India's major rivers, the Beas, and its tributaries -- is becoming an uphill task.

Now, Shimla is just 20 minutes away from Chandigarh

SHIMLA: The travel distance between this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort and Chandigarh was reduced to just 20 minutes with the launch of a heli-taxi service on Monday.

Shimla water woes: Protests continue

SHIMLKA: Protests continue to rock the Himachal Pradesh capital on Saturday, as the densely populated Kusumpti area continue to reel under acute portable water shortage for the 14th day.

7 killed in Himachal bus accident

SHIMLA: At least seven persons were killed and 20 injured when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus skidded off the road and rolled down a hill near Chhaila on Friday, the police said.

Water crisis looming large over Himachal, warn environmentalists

SHIMLA: As Shimla faces one of its worst water crises, sending locals on the warpath and making tourists cutting short their stay, environmentalists warn water scarcity not only looms large over the city but the entire Himalayan state.

Craving for water, Shimla residents pour out anger on social media

SHIMLA: People in Shimla, once a village that served as the summer capital of British India between 1864 and 1939, are craving for a glass of water, while their woes and anger are pouring on micro-blogging platforms, literally!

Low intensity quake in Himachal

SHIMLA: An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in Himachal Pradesh early on Friday, an official said here. There was no loss of life.

Temperature sizzles across Himachal hills

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued to experience warm weather with the state's Una town recording a high of 43 degrees Celsius, a Met official said here.

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