Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ex-union minister Anand Sharma calls on Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Former union minister and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu at his official residence Oak Over and discussed various issues.

Crowds throng Himachal temples on onset of Chaitra Navratri

SHIMLA: Crowds of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday to mark the start of the nine-day-long Chaitra Navratri.

Himachali handloom, folk dance showcased in Ottawa

OTTAWA: Himachali handloom comprising Kulvi shawls and folk dance 'Natti' were showcased at the 'Shining Himachal' event organised by the Himachali Pravasi Global Association (HPGA) in association with the High Commission of India to Canada under theme 'One District One Product' (ODOP) in Ottawa.

Himachal CM opens bailey bridge constructed in less than two months

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday virtually inaugurated a bailey bridge on the Kharamukh-Holi road in the Bharmour assembly constituency of Chamba district.

Himachal HC takes cognizance of clash in Manikaran

SHIMLA: Taking suo-motu cognizance of tourists, mainly from Punjab, ransacking shops and houses in Himachal Pradesh's Manikaran in Kullu district, famed for a Sikh shrine, and elsewhere, the High Court on Friday directed the state government to file status report listed the case for next hearing on March 13.

Punjab tourists ransack shops, houses in Himachal's Manikaran

SHIMLA:At least 30 tourists, mainly from Punjab, on Monday ransacked shops and houses in Himachal Pradesh's Manikaran in Kullu district, famed for a Sikh shrine, police said.

Himachal Governor hospitalised in Noida after chest pain

NOIDA: Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla was admitted to a hospital here after he complained of chest pain and physical discomfort.

Anurag Thakur launches round-the-clock Doordarshan Himachal service

SHIMLA: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur on Thursday launched round-the-clock service of Doordarshan Himachal here.

Himachal CM launches Jio's 5G services

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Tuesday launched the fifth generation (5G) services of the Jio telecom network in the state and said the people would benefit from this as every third person in the state is utilising the internet services.

Budget disappointing, contrary to expectations of common man: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday said the Union Budget was disappointing and contrary to the expectations of the common man.

Himachal CM to meet PM Modi today

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, this will be the first meeting between the two as last time Sukhu could not meet him due to Covid.

Realty boom a curse for Himachal's popular tourist magnets

SHIMLA: Most buildings, due to illegal construction and hanging precariously on to steep slopes and clinging to one another in the quake-prone erstwhile summer capital of the British, Shimla and other tourist resorts such as McLeodganj, Kasauli, Manali, Palampur, Mandi, Solan and elsewhere in Himachal Pradesh cannot withstand a high-intensity quake and can collapse like a house of cards, warn experts.

Two earthquakes hit Himachal's Kangra

SHIMLA: Two earthquakes, one of a medium intensity measuring 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale, hit Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on early Saturday, the state disaster response department said.

Braving extreme chill, thousands take dip in Himachal rivers

SHIMLA:Braving the extreme chill, thousands of people across Himachal Pradesh took a dip in rivers on Saturday to mark Makar Sankranti.

Himachal restores old pension scheme for 1.36 lakh employees

SHIMLA: The just over a month old Congress government in Himachal Pradesh on Friday fulfilled a key poll promise, with the Cabinet, at its first meeting, deciding to provide the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) to all government employees, covered under the defined contributory pension scheme or National Pension System (NPS), on the pattern of party-ruled Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Himachal first cabinet expansion sees seven inductions

SHIMLA: Just a month old Congress government in Himachal Pradesh led by Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in its first cabinet expansion on Sunday inducted seven ministers, a mix of first-timers and experienced, with the eldest being Col. Dhani Ram Shandil, 82, who is three-time MLA and Member of Parliament each.

Indebted to people for massive mandate: Himachal CM

Dharamsala:A rousing reception was accorded to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu as he reached here on Tuesday to preside over a mega 'Jan Aabhar Rally'.

Himachal CM opens Winter Carnival Manali

Manali:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Monday inaugurated the five-day national-level Winter Carnival Manali by offering prayers at the historic Hadimba Temple and flagging off the carnival parade here.

Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh and son summoned by court over dowry case

JAIPUR: Vikramaditya Singh, son of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister late Virbhadra Singh, and his family will have to appear in Udaipur court on January 13 in the matter pertaining to a complaint filed by Vikramaditya's wife Sudarshana, who belongs to Rajsamand.

Sukhwinder Sukhu takes oath as 15th Himachal CM, Mukesh Agnihotri becomes Deputy CM

SHIMLA: Risen from the ranks with no political dynasty, but wide organisational experience, four-time Congress legislator Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 58, who throughout his political career was not on the same page with the party's tallest leader Virbhadra Singh, took oath of office on Sunday as the 15th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh amidst huge crowd.

Risen from ranks, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu to take oath as Himachal CM today

SHIMLA: Risen from the ranks with no political dynasty but wide organisational experience, four-time Congress legislator Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, 58, who throughout his political career was not on the same page with party's tallest leader Virbhadra Singh is going to take oath on Sunday as the 15th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

Pratibha Singh out of CM's race in Himachal; could be thorn for Cong

SHIMLA: Two days after it reached the peak in the battle of supremacy in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, choosing the chief minister has become an uphill task for the Congress party, even as state party chief Pratibha Singh is out of the Chief Minister's race.

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.

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