Thursday, August 05, 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.

Anupam Kher interacts with police officers, staff in Shimla

SHIMLA: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Thursday visited the police headquarters here and had an informal interaction with the officers and staff present there.

Heritage-rich village Chakmoh cries for adoption- says renowned heritage consultant Dr PC Sharma

PARKASHPUR (HP): Next year India will be celebrating 75thcommemoration of Independence but still a number of villages in Himachal Pradesh are wallowing in poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, negligence and lack of essential civic amenities.

Himachal Police seize leopard skin, one arrested

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Police have seized the skin of an adult leopard in Solan town and arrested a person in connection with the case before he could escape from the state, Director General of Police (DGP), Sanjay Kundu, said here on Wednesday.

People visiting HP to be monitored through registration in covid e-pass software

SHIMLA: In order to facilitate the people visiting the State, Government has removed the condition of RTPCR requirement to enter the State, but at the same time the Government was ensuring that nobody was allowed to flout the norms fixed by the Government to check spread of the Corona virus. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with the representatives of electronic media here today.

Monsoon arrival in Himachal earliest in 21 years: Met Office

SHIMLA: The southwest monsoon on arrived in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, in its earliest onset in the past 21 years, the weather bureau said. Its normal arrival in the state is June 26.

HP Government accords in-principle approval to amend vehicle accident claim rules

SHIMLA: Transport Minister Bikram Singh said here today that the State Government has accorded in-principle approval to the amended draft of rules 215 to 235 mentioned in the Road Accident Claims Tribunal under the Himachal Pradesh Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

Himachal to do away with negative report for inter-state movement

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to increase timings of opening of shops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 14, except on weekends when the shops would remain closed.

US Senate passes bill to counter China's policy on reincarnation

DHARAMSALA: To counter the growing threat of China and to protect the religious freedom of Buddhists on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's reincarnation, the US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill with a sweeping 68-32 verdict.

Himachal BJP MLA dies of post-Covid complications

SHIMLA:Senior BJP Himachal Pradesh MLA and two-time former minister, Narinder Bragta died on Saturday due to post-Covid complications at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh, his family said.

Nadda lays foundation stones for 2 oxygen plants in Himachal

SHIMLA: BJP President J.P. Nadda on Monday virtually laid the foundation stones for two oxygen plants with a capacity of 140 litres per minute each in Himachal Pradesh in the presence of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur.

Greetings pour in from across globe for new Tibetan political head

DHARAMSALA: Parliamentarians and members of Tibet Support Group in Switzerland, Canada, the UK, Baltic States, the EU, Chile, Germany and Norway have greeted the newly elected Tibetan leadership in exile led by Penpa Tsering, expressing their warm wishes and renewed support to the Tibetan cause.

Working 24X7 to produce, supply medical O2 to 6 states

SHIMLA: With the region witnessing a record surge in daily Covid-19 cases and a lot of patients requiring oxygen, manufacturer of industrial and medical gases INOX Air Products has scaled by its production in one of its 44 plants in Himachal Pradesh.

Role ends but resolve to fight for Tibet to continue: Sangay

DHARAMSALA: Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay, who held the post for two consecutive terms that ended on Wednesday, said "his role ends but his resolve to fight for the Tibetan cause will continue and will remain strong forever".

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