Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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US Tibet envoy to meet Dalai Lama, Tibetans in exile

DHARAMSALA: The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Uzra Zeya has reached India and is expected to meet the Dalai Lama, as wella s officials of the government-in-exile headquartered in this northern hill town Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, the first major step to the American policy to help promoting dialogue between Beijing and the spiritual leader.

Dalai Lama teaches philosophical note on Buddhism

DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Monday said with the world is celebrating Vesak, which commemorates the Gautam Buddha's attainment of enlightenment after enduring six years of austerity, he offered a message of compassion and unity.

Chamba to be developed heritage town: Anurag Thakur

CHAMBA (Himachal Pradesh): Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Friday proposed to build Chamba as a heritage town to woo international tourists.

South Korea looks for investment opportunities in Himachal

SHIMLA: A high-level South Korean trade delegation, comprising heads of its apex trade and industry organisations, including the embassy, visited the Himachal Pradesh capital on Thursday to explore possibilities of investment and collaborations in upcoming sectors.

IIT Mandi team develops wireless tech to remotely power IoT applications

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Thursday said they have developed wireless powering and communication technology that can aid futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) applications remotely.

Himachal CM calls on Modi

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital and urged him for holding a national-level function on completion of Centre's eight years in office on May 31 in the state.

One held for pasting Khalistan flags in Himachal Assembly

SHIMLA: In a major achievement, the state police on Wednesday arrested Harvir Singh, a resident of Morinda in Punjab, in connection with the pro-Khalistan flags pasted at the entrance of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in Dharamsala.

One held for pasting Khalistan flags in Himachal Assembly

SHIMLA: In a major achievement, the state police on Wednesday arrested Harvir Singh, a resident of Morinda in Punjab, in connection with the pro-Khalistan flags pasted at the entrance of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in Dharamsala.

Ex-Telecom Minister Sukh Ram passes away

SHIMLA: Sukh Ram, a Congress veteran from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi as well as a former Telecom Minister, passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Wednesday. He was 94.

Himachal to fill 200 posts of ayurvedic medical officer

HIMACHAL:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Monday decided to fill 200 posts of ayurvedic medical officer in the Ayush Department.

Himachal Police seal interstate borders after Khalistani banners seen outside Assembly

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Police have tightened security and sealed all interstate borders following the hoisting of banners and graffiti of Khalistan on the outer boundary of the Vidhan Sabha in Dharamsala.

Khalistan posters appear at Himachal Assembly campus

DHARAMSALA:  Posters of Khalistan on Sunday surfaced at the main entrance of the state legislative Assembly campus in this Himachal Pradesh town, home to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the police said.

Former minister Sukh Ram hospitalised, Himachal CM visits

MUMBAI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday visited Regional Hospital here to know the well-being of former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, who suffered a brain stroke a day earlier.

IIT Mandi team discovers drug molecule to treat diabetes

MANDI:A drug molecule that can prove to be an effective treatment for both Type 1 and Type 2 have been identified, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi said on Monday.

Will sympathy for late Virbhadra Singh lift Congress' chances in Himachal poll?

NEW DELHI: Wiped-out in the five states during recent polls, the Congress cannot hope for better days in Himachal Pradesh, slated to witness elections by the year's end.

Dalai Lama greets Macron on re-election

DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on being re-elected as the President of France for a second five-year term.

Manali-Leh highway reopened for traffic after 5 months

MANALI: The highway that connects Manali in Himachal Pradesh with Leh has been partially reopened for traffic after remaining shut for more than five months owing to heavy snow, an official said on Monday.

Inspect dilapidated 11th century Mrikula Devi Temple: Himachal HC

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to constitute a team of experts within one week to inspect the beautifully carved 11th century dilapidated wooden Mrikula Devi Temple, dedicated to goddess Kali, located in the landlocked Lahaul Valley.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels, says Dalai Lama on Earth Day

DHARAMSALA: Advocating the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and to adopt renewable sources of energy, globetrotting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in a message to mark Earth Day said not only human beings, but animals, birds and insects too want to live a happy life.

IIT Mandi, Durham University to probe climate risk in railway embankments

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, and Durham University in the UK have developed suction monitoring setup for soil cyclic triaxial testing to investigate the impact of climate change on railway embankments.

Eyeing polls, Himachal CM announces 125 units of free power

CHAMBA: In the election year, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday announced sops comprising 50 per cent discount to women for travelling in state-run buses, no water bill in rural areas and up to 125 electricity units free for 11.5 lakh consumers.

Himachal Pradesh has everything needed for rapid development: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Complimenting the people of the state for converting the challenges into opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Himachal Pradesh has everything needed for rapid development.

With plains sizzling, holidaymakers rush to Himachal for long weekend

SHIMLA: Amid a decline in Covid-19 cases and to escape the early setting of scorching heat in plains, hordes of holidaymakers converged across destinations in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, the first day of the onset of a long weekend that lasts till April 17.

Nadda reviews construction of AIIMS in Himachal

BILASPUR (Himachal Pradesh): BJP president JP Nadda and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday jointly reviewed the progress of developmental works at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur district.

IIT Mandi develops technique for soil stabilisation using bacteria

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed sustainable techniques for soil stabilisation using a harmless bacteria called S. Pasteurii.

No change of leadership in Himachal: Nadda

SHIMLA: Setting aside speculations of the change in leadership just ahead of the assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur would continue his full term, and the next election would be contested under his leadership.

CM congratulated Police College for achieving Union Home Minister Trophy

 DHARAMSALA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the Himachal Pradesh Police Training College (HPPTC) for bagging the Union Home Minister’s Trophy by standing first in different categories of training on two occasions. He said the Himachal Pradesh Government is committed to provide every assistance in making the institute excellent at the national level.

Despite pandemic, HP strives for unprecedented growth: Jai Ram Thakur

SHIMLA: Facing the challenge of retaining BJP's dominance for the second consecutive term, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur says despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the state borrowed less than the previous Congress government.

Himachal to start Mukhya Mantri Mobile Clinic

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet during a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday gave its approval to start one Mukhya Mantri Mobile Clinic in every Assembly constituency.

Now, it's time to uproot corruption from Himachal: Kejriwal

MANDI(HIMACHAL PARDESH): Boosted by its landslide win in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday launched its campaign for the state assembly polls scheduled by November this year. The party began the campaign for the 68 assembly seats from this town, the home turf of the BJP's incumbent Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, by saying, "It's time to uproot corruption from Himachal Pradesh."

Rush in Himachal temples to mark Chaitra Navratri festival

SHIMLA: With the easing of Covid-related restrictions in Himachal Pradesh, thousands of devotees on Saturday thronged temples to mark the start of the nine-day Chaitra Navratri festival.

Himachal seeks extension of Smart City Mission timeline

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Tuesday called on Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and sought extension of timeline of the Smart City Mission till September 30 to enable the state to award all works.

Himachal to have ethnobotanical park

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh's first ethnobotanical park that aims to conserve endangered and vulnerable flora species in the lower Shiwaliks is being set up on 26 hectares in Bangana subdivision of Una District, Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar said on Monday.

Now, AAP sets eyes to conquer hills of Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: After demolishing the citadels of all major political parties in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now preparing to conquer the hills of Himachal Pradesh in the November Assembly polls.

Himachal's GSDP set to grow at 8.3% in 2021-22: Economic Survey

SHIMLA: The economy of Himachal Pradesh has recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic with the state's GSDP set to grow at 8.3 per cent in 2021-22 as compared to minus 5.2 per cent in 2020-21, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.

Deeply saddened by conflict in Ukraine: Dalai Lama

DHARMASALA: Globetrotting Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said he has been deeply saddened by the conflict in Ukraine.

Farmers of Himachal can represent country in natural farming: Governor

DHARAMSALA: Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that farmers of Himachal could represent the country in natural farming system.

Congress walks out during Himachal Governor's address

SHIMLA: The main opposition Congress on Wednesday staged a walk-out during the Governor's address on the first day of the budget session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly.

Seven persons burnt alive, 12 injured in a fire in cracker packing factory in Una HP

DHARAMSALA: Seven persons were burnt alive and 12 injured in a fire that broke out following a blast at a firecracker packaging factory in Haroli tehsil of Una district in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday morning, a senior district official said. Six women died on the spot while some workers managed to get out, but many came under fire. It is being said that more than 30 workers inside the industry came under fire.

7 people killed in Himachal fireworks factory blast

SHIMLA: At least seven people were killed and 12 others severely injured in a blast at a fireworks factory in Himachal Pradesh's Una town.

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