Thursday, October 28, 2021

At least 15 houses gutted in Himachal's Malana village

SHIMLA: At least 15 wooden houses in Malana, the ancient Himalayan village where the legend of Alexander the Great lives on in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, were burnt down in a massive fire on early Wednesday, though there was no loss of life, police said.

Himachal women become agents for climate resilient farming

SHIMLA:  Women farmers of Himachal Pradesh are breaking the mindset barriers not only at home but also in society with the new confidence attained through the latest information and knowledge about natural farming, discarding the conventional practices that have effects on both -- environmental and human health.

It's battle between Virbhadra's legacy and Himachal CM's credibility

MANDI (HP): It's a battle between the past performance of an erstwhile political stalwart and the new achievements of a first-time Chief Minister in Himachal Pradesh, literally!

Murder accused absconding for six years nabbed in Himachal

NEW DELHI: An accused in a brutal murder case, absconding since 2015, was arrested by Delhi Police's Crime Branch of the Delhi Police from Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Thursday.

Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

SHIMLA:  Hundreds of devotees assembled in different parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday and offered prayers on the onset of the nine-day Navratri, considered an auspicious period by Hindus. But Covid-19 vaccination is a must for the devotees visiting the temples.

Notice to Himachal Chief Secy for water contamination

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notice to the Chief Secretary and others in the case of groundwater contamination by the Shiwalik Solid Waste Management Plant in Nalagarh Solan district.

Himachal to reopen schools from Sep 27

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday decided to reopen government schools from September 27 for Classes 9 to 12. However, online classes for Classes up to 8 would continue.

Markfed products to be available now on 5000 PDS depots of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: The persistent efforts of the Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to strengthen and expand the base of the Cooperative sector institutions of Punjab today bore fruit when the Markfed and the Himachal Pradesh Government inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The move would pave the way for the sale of varied products of Markfed at 5000 Public Distribution System (PDS) depots of the neighbouring Himachal.

Spiritual Saplings Garden opens at Shri Naina Devi Shrine: Dr PC Sharma

PARKASHPUR: To disseminate of community biodiversity conservation message far and wide, setting up of Lord Shiva and his Consort as an embodiment of environmental and ecological conservation, an ambitious scheme of spiritual forestry in the precincts of world acclaimed deities of Mahashaktipeeths of Mata Naina Devi, Mata Chintpurni, Mata Jawalamukhi, Mata Chamunda Devi, Mata Brijeshwari, Mata Mansa Devi, Mata Vaishno Devi and Mahasidhpeeth of Baba Balak Nath in Northern India has been mooted.

Notice over lack of parking near Himachal's Chintpurni temple

SHIMLA:  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.

Himachal Governor honours 18 teachers on Teacher’s Day

SHIMLA: Governor Rajendera Vishwanath Arlekar today conferred State Awards upon 17 teachers and honoured one with National Award for the year 2021 in an impressive State level function held at Peterhoff Shimla on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.

Pay arrears to freedom fighter's widow from 1974: Himachal HC

SHIMLA: 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.

Himachal HC asks state govt to reconsider decision of holding ‘Maa Chintpurni Sawan Mela’

SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. has directed the State Government to re-consider its decision of holding ‘Maa Chintpurni Sawan Mela’ in District Una, keeping in view the precarious situation, as large congregation of devotees may act as a catalyst for the growth of Covid-19 virus. The Court directed the State Government to consider the decision as expeditiously as possible, preferably before 13th August, 2021.

Sikhs for Justice issues threat to Himachal CM

SHIMLA: 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.

Entire mountain rolls down in Himachal, scary video goes viral

Shimla: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.

Himachal HC seeks report on encroachments on govt lands

Shimla: 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.

4 BRO men among 9 missing in Himachal's flash flood

Shimla:One person was killed and nine, including four Border Roads Organisation (BRO) men, feared washed away in a flash flood in Himachal Pradesh's cold desert district of Lahaul-Spiti early Wednesday, officials said.

6 dead, 40 missing in J&K's Kishtwar cloudburst

JAMMU: Six people died, five were injured and 30 to 40 went missing on Wednesday when a cloudburst hit Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district.

Himachal to open schools from Class 10 to 12 on Aug 2

Shimla:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday decided to open schools, comprising residential and partially residential schools, from Class 10 to 12 from August 2, while adhering to the Covid- 19 precautions.

Jai Ram Thakur discusses various issues of state with Prime Minister

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi on Saturday and apprised him about the Covid protocol and vaccination programme being undertaken in the state. The Prime Minister congratulated the Chief Minister for successfully carrying out the vaccination drive.

Himachal launches paperless apple transportation monitoring system

SHIMLA: In order to ensure the real-time monitoring of apple boxes and vehicles' movement, Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Thursday launched a digital initiative -- Him SABE (surveillance of apple belt economy) in Fagu, some 20 km from Shimla.

4 Punjab tourists held for brandishing swords in Manali

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested four tourists from Punjab on charges of brandishing swords and assaulting the passersby in a road rage in the picturesque tourist resort of Manali.

Himachal flash floods: 9 still missing, CM meets affected families

SHIMLA: Rescuers on Tuesday said five villagers were rescued from Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district where a massive mudslide triggered by flash floods hit a remote village, damaging several houses and shops and left one person dead. Nine people are still missing.

Heavy rain lashes Dharamsala, causes flash flood-like situation

SHIMLA: Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala on Monday led to a flash flood-like situation with washing away of roadside parked cars and partially damaging houses, officials said.

Heavy rain lashes Dharamsala, causes flash flood-like situation

SHIMLA: Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala on Monday led to a flash flood-like situation with washing away of roadside parked cars and partially damaging houses, officials said.

Himachal CM directs to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour by tourists

SHIMLA: Presiding over the video conference meeting with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers from Shimla today to review the situation of Covid-19 pandemic in the State, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers to ensure that the tourists visiting the State strictly follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour to check spread of the virus.

J.P. Nadda and CM pay floral tributes to Virbhadra Singh

SHIMLA: BJP National President J. P. Nadda and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today paid floral tributes to former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh by laying wreath on his mortal remains at The Ridge Shimla.

Nadda, Rahul pay tribute to Cong stalwart Virbhadra Singh

SHIMLA:BJP President J.P. Nadda, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, along with other political leaders, paid floral tributes to six-time Himachal CM and Congress stalwart Virbhadra Singh by laying wreath on his mortal remains here on Friday.

Virbhadra Singh leaves behind rich political legacy

SHIMLA: Congress veteran and former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who remained at the helm of the state for a record six times, had devoted over 50 years for the common people despite being born in royalty.

President Kovind, Rahul condole death of Virbhadra Singh

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Himachal Government declares three days mourning on demise of Virbhadra Singh

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to observe three days of state mourning as a mark of respect to former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who passed away earlier today due to post-COVID complications.The state mourning will be observed from July 8-10.

Virbhadra Singh: Rise and fall of 'Raja Saab'

SHIMLA: Congress veteran Virbhadra Singh, who was in active politics for over half a century, took oath as the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister for a record sixth and the last time on December 25, 2012.

6-time Himachal CM Virbhadra passes away

SHIMLA: Congress veteran and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh passed away on early Thursday at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here after a three-month long battle with post-Covid complications, doctors said. He was 87.

Anurag Thakur's political journey: A tale of struggle, patience & thorns

SHIMLA: The 13-year political journey of former BCCI chief Anurag Thakur, who retained BJP's bastion in Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh for the fourth consecutive time in 2019, is full of struggle, patience and thorns, but not as short-lived as his stint with the national cricket body.

Himachal varsity develops tech for apple cider vinegar

SHIMLA: State-run Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni in Himachal Pradesh has developed a technology to make use of low-grade and deformed apples for the production of vinegar as well as base wine, officials said in Sunday.

BSNL asked to use latest solar back up tech in far-off places in Himachal

SHIMLA:Bringing tribal areas closer through virtual mode, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the government owned BSNL to replace the outdated solar back up technology to redress the problem of inadequate bandwidth due to erratic electricity supply in far-flung areas of the state.

No case of Delta Plus strain in Himachal: Govt

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday said no case of Delta Plus strain has been reported in the state. However, the second wave has witnessed a higher rate of mortality.

Army chief discuses India-China border infra with HP Guv

SHIMLA: The Chief of Army Staff, General M.M. Naravane, met Himachal Pradesh Governor, Bandaru Dattatreya, here on Friday here and held discussions on issues relating to the development of India-China border infrastructure.

Senior Himachal police officers clash in Himachal CM's presence

Himachal CM lays foundation for projects worth Rs 64 cr

KULLU(HIMACHAL PRADESH): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday virtually inaugurated some projects and laid the foundation stones for projects worth Rs 64 crore in Manali, Banjar and Kullu Assembly constituencies in Kullu district.

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