Sunday, February 28, 2021

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.

OYO to triple room count in Himachal by 2022

SHIMLA: Hospitality chain OYO Hotels & Homes in Friday announced its plans to strengthen its footprint in Himachal Pradesh, amid coronavirus, by aiming to triple its room count by 2022.

OYO opened its doors in the state in 2015 and since then, has added 570 plus hotels and 7,500 rooms to its chain, while generating over 3,000 indirect job opportunities.

No e-pass needed for travelling to Himachal

SHIMLA: From now onwards you don't need e-pass for interstate movement in Himachal Pradesh.

The state allowed interstate movement by deciding to end the precondition from Wednesday to procure an e-pass before travelling ahead to the state.

Himachal CM backs Kangana, says won't tolerate her insult

NEW DELHI: Amid a raging controversy over the demolition of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's office in Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has come out in support of Kangana as he said that the insult of Himachal's daughter won't be tolerated.

Devotees throng Himachal temples after 6 months of closure

SHIMLA: Devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning on the first day of their reopening after almost six months of closure owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision to reopen temples was taken after the government advisory to avoid mass gatherings and ensure people above 65, those with co-morbid conditions, pregnant women and children below 10 not to visit the temples.

Registration of people entering Himachal to continue

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday decided to continue with the registration for people entering the state till September 15.

It also decided to open big temples and religious places by September 10.

Gangster Vikas Dubey's arrest in MP raised many questions on BJP govt role

CHANDIGARH: The drmatic arrest of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey by Madhya Pradesh Police from a temple in Ujjain has raised many questions on the role of BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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