Thursday, May 06, 2021
Himachal

Himachal imposes curfew from Thursday till May 16

SHIMLA: To break the coronavirus chain, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to impose curfew in the state till May 16 from Thursday midnight.

A doctor can't shirk Covid duty: Himachal HC

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday reminded a government doctor, who had challenged the order of his deputation to a makeshift Covid-19 hospital, that in the garb of self-unwillingness to serve, he cannot be permitted to shirk his responsibilities.

Increase oxygen allocation, Himachal Governor urges Harsh Vardhan

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Friday urged Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan to increase oxygen allocation to the state from 15 to 30 metric tonnes (MT) to avoid any humanitarian crisis.

Himachal bans community feast in marriages, temples shut till May 10

SHIMLA: Amid the surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday imposed a ban on community feasts or 'dhams' during marriages and other celebrations.

 Efforts being made to operationalize thousand bedded makeshift hospital in district Kangra: CM

DHARAMSHALA (HP): Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while presiding over the review meeting of Covid-19 situation in Kangra district at Conference Hall in D.C. Office Dharamshala, said that efforts were on to acquire Radhaswami Complex, Parour in Kangra district to operationalize it upto thousand bedded makeshift hospital.

Dalai Lama contributes to India's fight against pandemic

DHARAMSALA :Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday announced to contribute to the PM-Cares Fund as a token of solidarity with fellow Indian brothers and sisters.

Himachal to supply oxygen to Delhi

SHIMLA :Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday that on the request of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, it has been agreed upon to arrange for emergency supplies of oxygen from Himachal to New Delhi.

Night curfew clamped in 4 Himachal districts till May 10

SHIMLA: Keeping in view the sharp surge in number of Covid cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday imposed night curfew in the four districts -- Kangra, Una, Solan and Sirmour -- from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from midnight of April 27 to May 10.

Himachal imposes five-day workweek, shut temples

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to restrict wedding gatherings to 50 people, shut all temples, impose a five-day workweek for all offices and suspension of services of several long-distance buses of the state roadways to check the spread of coronavirus.

Educational institutes in Himachal to close till May 1

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday decided that all educational institutions of the state would be closed till May 1.

Notice to HP University VC over his appointment

SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Principal Secretary to Governor-cum-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University and its Vice-Chancellor Sikander Kumar in a petition demanding to quash the latter's appointment.

49 test positive in Himachal boarding school

SHIMLA: Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, staff and students of another boarding school have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Monday.

GOI felicitates Himachal for surpassing target of functionalizing Health and Wellness Centres

HAMIRPUR (HP):On the occasion of third National Ayushman Bharat Health and
Wellness Day, the state of Himachal Pradesh has been felicitated by the Union Health and
Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harsha Vardhan. It is stated by Mr Amitabh Awasthi, Secretary,
Health, Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

Amid restrictions, rush in Himachal temples to mark Navratri

SHIMLA: Amid the rising coronavirus cases and restrictions, devotees on Tuesday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.

Himachal makes Covid negative report mandatory for entry

SHIMLA: Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases around the country, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday made it mandatory for people coming from seven high load states to produce a RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of entry, from April 16 onwards.

Schools, colleges to remain shut in Himachal till April 21

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to keep all educational institutions shut till April 21 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, it decided to hold the 'Jan Manch', a once-in-a-month district-level public programme to redress grievances, on April 25.

Himachal court summons top officials over illegal felling of trees

SHIMLA: Miffed over the non-compliance of its directions on illicit felling of 416 trees, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Principal Secretary (Forests) and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to be present in the court on April 20.

Schools, colleges to remain shut in Himachal till April 21

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to keep all educational institutions shut till April 21 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, it decided to hold the 'Jan Manch', a once-in-a-month district-level public programme to redress grievances, on April 25.

Himachal postpones Swarnim Rath Yatra

SHIMLA: Owing to the spike in coronavirus cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to postpone the Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra to celebrate the golden jubilee of statehood that was scheduled to start on April 15.

Himachal court questions agriculture Director in fraud case

SHIMLA: Taking exception to the order passed by the state agriculture Director regarding imposing a minor penalty upon the petitioner in a case of proven misconduct of misappropriation or embezzlement of Rs 26,69,447, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the former to explain his position.

HP Govt constituted 3 new Municipal Corporations for planned development of fast growing cities

SHIMLA: hief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has constituted 3 new Municipal Corporations for the planned development of fast growing cities and the claim of Solan city was the strongest for the Municipal Corporation in terms of population and rapid development.

Himachal closes educational institutes till April 15

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said all educational institutions in the state would be closed till April 15 owing to spike in coronavirus cases.

Himachal closes educational institutes till April 15

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said all educational institutions in the state would be closed till April 15 owing to spike in coronavirus cases.

Revenue collection amid pandemic surpassed previous year's figures: Himachal CM

SHIMLA: The total revenue collection by the Excise and Taxation Department in Himachal Pradesh in FY 2020-21 has surpassed the previous financial year's figures by 3 per cent despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday.

75-day-long Snow Festival ends in Himachal

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the 75-day-long Snow Festival, which concluded on Monday, would go a long way in promoting the rich diverse culture and traditions of this tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti and also act as a catalyst for promoting tourism activities.

4 charred to death in a Himachal village

SHIMLA: Four persons were killed in a fire in a village in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police said on Monday.

Himachal closes educational institutes, bans Holi celebrations

Cold deserts of Himachal emerge from under forgetful snow

MANALI: The picturesque but cold deserts in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti Valleys, the land of the Buddha high in the Himalayas, have been emerging from under the forgetful snow, with locals at first-of-its-kind initiative showcasing traditions for over two months.

Himachal MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead in Delhi

NEW DELHI ;Two-time Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, 62, from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh was found dead on Wednesday at his official residence here under mysterious circumstances, police said.

CBI summons two IPS officers in cattle smuggling case

KOLKATA:The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned two senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers for questioning in connection with the illegal cross-border cattle smuggling case, sources said on Saturday.

19 Himachal groups extend support to protesting farmers

SHIMLA: Nineteen social organisations, women's bodies and farmer groups in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a joint statement in solidarity with the three-month-long farmers' agitation in the country.

Massive support to CAIT emerges for Bharat Vyapar Bandh on 26 February

SHIMLA: The announcement of the "Bharat Vyapar Bandh" on 26 February against the distorted nature of the GST tax system by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) is gaining widespread support from across the country .

Himachal Police seize 6 kg heroin from African in Delhi

SHIMLA: In a seizure that the Himachal Pradesh Police say is their biggest-ever, they seized 6.297 kg heroin from a house in Delhi and arrested an African national staying in India illegally, Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu said on Thursday.

R-Day celebrated in Himachal amid chill

SHIMLA: The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with gaiety despite a sunny but chilly morning.

Himachal sees 77% voting in phase 1 of panchayat polls

SHIMLA: The first phase of Panchayati Raj elections in 1,228 gram panchayats in Himachal Pradesh were held peacefully with the overall percentage at 77.50 per cent, election officials said on Sunday.

7 labourers from Bihar killed in Himachal road accident

SHIMLA: Seven labourers from Bihar were killed and one was injured when a vehicle rolled into a rivulet in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said on Monday.

NRI man from HP hangs self in Delhi hotel

NEW DELHI: A 43-year-old man from Himachal Pradesh, who had come to India from Dubai in January but could not return due to Covid-19 restrictions, hanged himself in a central Delhi hotel, police said on Saturday.

Former CBI chief commits suicide in Shimla

SHIMLA: Former CBI chief and Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence here.

Atal Tunnel will give new strength to border infrastructure: Modi

MANALI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the majestic Atal Tunnel, beneath the lofty Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, would give new strength to India's border infrastructure.

Modi inaugurates strategic Atal highway tunnel in Himalayas

MANALI: After a decade of sheer hard work of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the strategic Atal highway tunnel, one of the world's most challenging and a marvel of engineering motorways, in the Himalayas that will also bring the infantry combat vehicles closer to the Line of Actual Control.

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