Saturday, December 10, 2022

Setback to Anurag Thakur in home district in Himachal polls

Shimla: In a setback to Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and his father Prem Kumar Dhumal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost all the five Assembly seats in Hamirpur, the home district of the duo in Himachal Pradesh.

40 Congress lawmakers in Himachal to nominate legislative party leader

SHIMLA: A day after getting majority in the 68-member legislative assembly, 40 Congress lawmakers will meet in the state capital on Friday in the presence of party's state in-charge Rajeev Shukla and special observer and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel to nominate the legislative party leader.

Himachal Congress chief Pratibha banks on family legacy, contribution

SHIMLA: Considering the family legacy and contribution, Congress Himachal Pradesh unit chief Pratibha Singh, who is banking largely on her legislator son Vikramaditya Singh for statewide campaigning, had sought votes in the assembly polls on development carried out by her husband during his six terms as the Chief Minister.

Respecting mandate, Himachal CM Thakur to submit resignation

SHIMLA: Admitting that the Assembly polls was neck and neck between the BJP and the Congress with a victory margin on at least 11 seats less than 1,000 votes, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said that he was going to submit his resignation to the Governor.

Congress nears 40-seat mark in 68-member Himachal Assembly

SHIMLA: Crossing the halfway mark, the Congress on Thursday surged ahead of the ruling BJP by leading on 38 out of the 68 Himachal Pradesh Assembly seats while the ruling party was leading on 21 and winning four seats. The Congress won two seats till 2 p.m.

It's Priyanka effect in Himachal as Rahul skipped

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi skipped the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaigned for the party which has yielded good results. The party is on the verge of forming the government in the state with leads in 38 seats.

Neck & neck for BJP, Congress in Himachal

SHIMLA: As Himachal Pradesh has not returned any incumbent government to power in nearly four decades, early trends of ballot count of the first two hours on Thursday indicated 'see-sawing' trends with both the ruling BJP and the main Opposition Congress in the 68-member Assembly were neck and neck.

Counting of votes for BJP-ruled Himachal Assembly begins

Shimla:Amidst a tight contest, the counting of votes for the 68-member BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh Assembly began on Thursday morning with tight security arrangements.

Country's first hydroelectric project in Himachal going down drain

SHIMLA: With the 99-year lease agreement of the country's first hydroelectric project presently under the control of the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) in Himachal Pradesh ending in 2024, the maintenance of the 110 MW British-era power plant, which stands amidst the lush green dense deodar forests in the Barot Valley, is going down the drain.

Technology influencing world: Himachal Governor

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Friday inaugurated the opening session of a two-day national conference on Emerging Trends in Digital Crime and Forensic organised by the Department of Forensic Science of Himachal Pradesh University here.

IIT Mandi develops method to assess earthquake-prone structures in Himalayas

Mandi:Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed a method to assess the ability of buildings in the Himalayan region to withstand earthquakes.

Sensing neck-and-neck contest in Himachal, BJP, Congress holding parleys with rebels

SHIMLA: Sensing a neck-and-neck contest between Himachal Pradesh's ruling BJP and the Congress ahead of the assembly election results to be declared on December 8, rebels, who had broken ties with the mainstream parties, have started holding 'in-door' parleys with a belief that in politics, there is no permanent enemy or friend.

In a first, Himachal 'Naati' performed in Canada's Parliament Hill

SHIMLA: First time in history 'Naati' of Himachal Pradesh was performed in Canada at Parliament Hill in Ottawa by Himachali Pravasi Global Association (HPGA) during celebration of Hindu Heritage Month, organisers said on Monday.

Over 38% polling in Himachal till 1 p.m.

SHIMLA: Over 38 per cent of the more than 55 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out on Saturday in the first five hours to elect 68 members of the BJP-ruled Assembly in the single phase polling, officials said.

90-yr-old casts his vote at school opened in 1890 in Himachal

SHIMLA:Ninety-year-old Nazrim Mani and his 87-year-old wife on Saturday cast their votes at a polling booth in a school that was opened in 1890 in Kalpa village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, election officials said.

Himachal polls: Nearly 18% voter turnout in first 3 hrs

SHIMLA: Nearly 18 per cent of over 55 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out on Saturday in the first three hours to elect 68 members of the BJP-ruled Assembly in the single phase polling, officials said.

Polling begins in Himachal to elect 68-member Assembly

SHIMLA: Over 50 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh will exercise their franchise on Saturday to elect the 68-member Assembly in the single-phase poll that began at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m.

Himachal polls: CM Thakur, family cast their votes

SHIMLA: BJP leader and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, his wife and two daughters cast their votes for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls on Saturday.

Congress trusts old warhorses, while BJP reposes faith on younger faces in Himachal

SHIMLA: The grand old party Congress is trusting its old warhorses to leave behind greenhorns to win the November 12 electoral race in Himachal Pradesh.

Promising to make Himachal drug free, Shah for repeating BJP govt

Shimla:Promising to make the state drug free, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday urged people to repeat the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal has seen unprecedented development: Jitendra Singh

Shimla:Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the Congress is a party which has misled the people for 75 years.

Nadda begins whirlwind tour of Himachal for pro-incumbency votes

Shimla:Aiming to strengthen his bond with the hill state from where he rose from the ranks as an ABVP leader, a Cabinet minister and later creating his own space in the national politics with his low-profile and shrewd organisational skills, BJP national President Jagat Prakash Nadda (61) is on a whirlwind tour in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh for pro-incumbency votes.

Himachal ex-minister Mankotia joins BJP, leaves Cong 3rd time

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh veteran politician Major Vijay Singh Mankotia, who left the Congress twice and later announced his retirement from active politics blaming "dirty politics" for his exit, on Tuesday joined the BJP just ahead of the state assembly polls slated on November 12.

Italian PM Meloni thanks Dalai Lama for affection

Dharamsala:Newly elected Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni thanked Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama for the message of affection by him on her appointment.

Congress names 17 more candidates for Himachal polls

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday announced a second list of 17 candidates for the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh scheduled to be held in a single phase on November 12.

Protest by BJP Workers in Dharamsala against denying ticket to local sitting MLA

DHARAMSALA: BJP workers in Dharamsala said that the allotment of party tickets in the coming assembly election in Dharamshala is not correct. The party has ignored the sitting MLA Vishal Nehria and has given ticket to newly entered in the party , Rakesh Choudhry . These allegations are being made by the workers of BJP Mandal Dharamshala.

Cong announces first list of 46 candidates for Himachal polls

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday announced the first list of 46 candidates for the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh scheduled to be held in a single phase on November 12.

Himachal polls: BJP central election panel to finalise candidates on Tuesday

NEW DELHI: The first meeting of the Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be held on Tuesday at the party's headquarters regarding the selection of candidates for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.

Himachal poll: Hattis extend gratitude to Shah with 'Jai Hatti, Jai Matti' slogans

Sataun (Himachal Pradesh):With the slogans of 'Jai Hatti, Jai Matti' reverberating in the air, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome at a thanksgiving function held here by locals in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh for extending the Scheduled Tribe status to 1.60 lakh people belonging to the Hatti community after 55 years of their struggle.

Himachal Pradesh to go to polls on Nov 12, counting on Dec 8

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh will have a single-phase polling for its 68 Assembly seats on November 12 and the counting of votes will take place on December 8, the Election Commission announced on Friday.

Himachal to provide two sets of track suits to pre-primary students

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, decided to provide two sets of track suits free of cost to students of pre-primary studying in government schools under the Atal School Vardi Yojna for 2022-23.

PM flags off luxury train, launches Bulk Drug Park to attract Rs 10,000 cr investment in Himachal

Una/Chamba:Prime Minister Narendra Modi during day-long visit of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday flagged off high-speed luxury fourth Vande Bharat Express and laid the foundation stones of Bulk Drug Park that will attract investment of around Rs 10,000 crore and provide employment to more than 20,000 people from Una town.

Clamour over hydro project ahead of PM Modi's visit to Himachal

Chamba: In the run up to the Assembly polls in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be formally inaugurating the 180 megawatts (MW) Bajoli Holi hydropower project on Thursday that has been facing dissent from the Gaddi community as they fear the project is posing threat to their houses and fields owing to cracks and seepage in private and public land.

Trekkers from Belgium stuck in high mountains in Himachal

SHIMLA: Two trekkers from Belgium, Peter Van Geit and Sneha, have been trapped in the high mountains of Bara Bhangal in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district for five days, officials said.

Three-time MP Suresh Chandel rejoins BJP in Himachal

SHIMLA: In the run-up to the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, three-time MP Suresh Chandel, who was caught in a sting operation in the 2005 when he represented Hamirpur in the Lok Sabha as a BJP member, on Tuesday rejoined the saffron party that he left in 2019 and had joined the Congress.

Nadda's ambitious AIIMS to be opened by Modi in poll-bound Himachal

Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh):BJP National President J.P. Nadda's ambitious project of commissioning AIIMS Bilaspur, a premier hospital, in his political battleground, whose foundation stone was laid exactly five years ago, is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday just days ahead of the state Assembly polls.

With polls not far away, HP Congress minus Virbhadra on a slippery slope

SHIMLA: With the passing away of six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who literally 'ruled' the political landscape single-handedly for almost six decades, the somnolent Congress in Himachal Pradesh seems fractured and divided in his absence. No other leader enjoys the mass appeal and popularity that he had.

Himachal has special place in heart of PM Modi: BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh has a special place in the heart of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he considers the hill state as his second home, Rajya Sabha MP and BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said here on Friday.

250 screened in heart checkup camp in Shimla

SHIMLA: A total of 250 students and faculty members were screened at a heart and lifestyle diseases risk evaluation camp at Rajiv Gandhi Government Degree College in Shimla on Thursday.

Modi's visit to Mandi is a matter of pride: Himachal BJP chief

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh BJP state unit's chief Suresh Kashyap on Wednesday said the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mandi on September 24 is a matter of pride for the people.

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