Monday, August 15, 2022
Himachal

Himachal apple growers to gherao state secretariat over GST hike in packaging material

SHIMLA: "Production costs are increasing every year. When you sell your produce, the prices in the market are not satisfactory. Quitting apple farming and looking for other livelihood options seems like the only way to survive," says Babu Ram Semta, who has been involved in apple farming on his four bigha land in Shimla district for many years now.

CM launches programme to mark 75 years of Himachal's formation (Lead)

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a state-level programme 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sthapna Ke 75 Varsh' (Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation), to commemorate 75 years of formation of the state at historic Chamba Chaugan on Sunday.

Chamba: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a state-level programme 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sthapna Ke 75 Varsh' (Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation), to commemorate 75 years of formation of the state at historic Chamba Chaugan on Sunday.

Programme to mark 75 years of Himachal's formation launched

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday launched state-level programme 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sthapna ke 75 Varsh' or 'Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation' at the historic Chaugan here.

Chamba:Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday launched state-level programme 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sthapna ke 75 Varsh' or 'Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation' at the historic Chaugan here.

Martyrs remembered on Kargil Vijay Diwas in Shimla

A special programme was organised on Tuesday to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Shimla, where Himachal Pradesh's Urban Development Minister, Suresh Bhardwaj honoured the families of the heroes and martyrs who won the Kargil war.
SHIMLA: A special programme was organised on Tuesday to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Shimla, where Himachal Pradesh's Urban Development Minister, Suresh Bhardwaj honoured the families of the heroes and martyrs who won the Kargil war.

Himachal: BJP minister slams Cong MLA's remark

The women MLAs of BJP, and minister in Himachal Pradesh cabinet Sarveen Chaudhary on Sunday criticised Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh's statement that was deemed derogatory towards women, terming it as "disappointing and condemnable".
SHIMLA:The women MLAs of BJP, and minister in Himachal Pradesh cabinet Sarveen Chaudhary on Sunday criticised Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh's statement that was deemed derogatory towards women, terming it as "disappointing and condemnable".

Himachal to appoint 500 medical officers

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday decided to fill 500 posts of medical officer in the Health Department to ensure better health services for the people.
SHIMLA:The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday decided to fill 500 posts of medical officer in the Health Department to ensure better health services for the people.

Shimla: 19 families shifted to safer place amid landslide concerns

Amidst the ongoing rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, 59 people from 19 families in Shimla's Mashobra were shifted to a safer place following landslides in close proximity to the three buildings, where they were living.
SHIMLA:Amidst the ongoing rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, 59 people from 19 families in Shimla's Mashobra were shifted to a safer place following landslides in close proximity to the three buildings, where they were living.

At least 4 washed away in Himachal cloudburst

At least four people washed away after a cloudburst in the Parvati Valley of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, damaging public and private property too.
SHIMLA: At least four people washed away after a cloudburst in the Parvati Valley of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, damaging public and private property too.

12 people, including six women, killed in Himachal accident 

Twelve people, six of them women, were killed and three others injured on Monday when a private bus rolled into a gorge in the interiors of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.
SHIMLA:Twelve people, six of them women, were killed and three others injured on Monday when a private bus rolled into a gorge in the interiors of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

9 killed as bus falls into Himachal gorge

At least nine people, including school children, were killed and 20 injured on Monday when a private bus rolled into a 200-feet deep gorge in the interiors of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.
SHIMLA: At least nine people, including school children, were killed and 20 injured on Monday when a private bus rolled into a 200-feet deep gorge in the interiors of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

Political weather in Himachal a little too rough for lotus to bloom

The political weather in Himachal Pradesh, it seems, in the assembly election year is a little rough for the lotus to bloom -- at least for the time being.
SHIMLA: The political weather in Himachal Pradesh, it seems, in the assembly election year is a little rough for the lotus to bloom -- at least for the time being.

Himachal CM urges Ashok Gehlot to act against killers in Udaipur incident

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take strict action against the accused persons involved in the brutal killing of a man in Udaipur.
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take strict action against the accused persons involved in the brutal killing of a man in Udaipur.

Work with commitment to ensure 'mission repeat': Himachal CM

SUNDERNAR(Himachal Pradesh): In the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday urged party functionaries to work with commitment and dedication to ensure 'mission repeat' in the government so that the pace of development goes uninterrupted.

President visits Atal Tunnel Rohtang

MANALI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday visited the Atal Tunnel Rohtang near here in Himachal Pradesh.

Congress and AAP yet to find their feet as Modi's star shines in Himachal ahead of polls

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always at his best during election time. He has already started overshadowing his rivals quite effortlessly, whether he is in Gujarat or Himachal Pradesh.

President of India presents Gold Medals to meritorious students of Central University of Himachal Pradesh

DHARAMSALA: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gold Medals to ten meritorious students during the 6th Annual Convocation of Central University of Himachal Pradesh in a simple but impressive function held in the Auditorium of the University at Dharmashala on 10 th June 2022.

Prez Kovind to visit Atal Tunnel in Himachal on June 11

SHIMLA: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive in Shimla on June 11 to visit the Atal Tunnel, which has become an attraction for tourists from around the world.

In election year, Himachal launches free laptop scheme for students

SHIMLA: In an election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday launched a programme to provide free laptops to about 20,000 meritorious students under Srinivasa Ramanujan Student Digital Scheme at a function in Mandi town.

BJP's double-engine govt boosting development in Himachal: Minister

SHIMLA: The BJP's double-engine government is making all-out efforts to boost development in Himachal Pradesh similar to that in other BJP-ruled states.

Himachal Cabinet gives consent to drone policy

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Monday gave its consent to the Himachal Pradesh Drone Policy 2022.

Tibetan administration civil servant Samphel dies

DHARAMSALA: Thubten Samphel, a veteran diplomat, bureaucrat and civil servant of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), who had written extensively on Tibet for Indian and international newspapers, passed away on Saturday at the age of 66.

Himachal CM lauds resumption of Kangra Valley Summer Festival after a decade

DHARAMSHALA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has inaugurated the Kangra Valley Summer Festival-2022 at Dharamshala Police Ground.

In a first, Himachal to launch veterinary ambulance

SHIMLA: In a first, the Himachal Pradesh government this month is launching a five-year veterinary "hospital on wheels" to provide on-site treatment to injured and sick livestock, Animal Husbandry Minister Virender Kanwar said on Wednesday.

Amid chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', Modi gets rousing reception in Shimla

SHIMLA: Amidst the chants of 'Vande Mataram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached the Himachal Pradesh capital to participate in the Garib Kalyan Sammelan.

Modi to attend Garib Kalyan Sammelan in Shimla

SHIMLA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday to participate in the Garib Kalyan Sammelan.

Smriti Irani to give election tips to 'tridev' in Kangra today

SHIMLA: The BJP will organise a "Tridev Sammelan" at Chambi ground in Shahpur assembly constituency of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Friday, wherein Union Minister Smriti Irani will give election tips to the party's booth level office bearers or 'tridev' (Booth President, Booth Palak and Booth Agent).

Himachal CM directs officials to ensure timely completion of development projects

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday directed officials to complete the projects announced by him in a time bound manner so that their cost does not increase. Further, while chairing a meeting to review the progress of the development projects announced by the Chief Minister, he asserted that special attention should be paid to the projects which are nearing to completion.

Preparations in full swing for PM Modi's visit to Shimla on May 31

SHIMLA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a "mega" rally in Shimla on May 31, Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Suresh Kashyap said while elaborating that the rally is being organised to mark 8 years of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The BJP-led government at Centre will complete its 8 years on May 30.

Himachal Police zero in I-Tax official in constable paper leak case

SHIMLA: In a major development in the high-profile Himachal Pradesh constable paper leak case, police on Wednesday said that it has zeroed in on Rajasthan-based Income Tax Department official, Sandeep Tailor, believed to be the kingpin of the scam.

Himachal prohibits confining mother pigs

SHIMLA: Acting on the appeal of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, the Himachal Pradesh government has prohibited the manufacture, sale, and use of gestation and farrowing crates for pig farming in the state.

Malali mosque-temple row in K'taka; prohibitory orders clamped

KARNATAKA: The district administration of Dakshina Kannada on Wednesday clamped prohibitory orders in the surrounding areas of the Malali mosque near Mangaluru city.

IIT Mandi, NSDC to boost Indian youth's potential in data science, big data

MUMBAI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to introduce digital courses in emerging technologies such as data science and big data analytics, among youth to expand the reach of quality learning and skilling, along with immersive hands-on learning opportunities.

Himachal Cong chief terms reduction in excise duty on fuel as 'trivial'

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh state Congress President MP Pratibha Singh has termed the Central government's reduction in excise duty on petrol and diesel as a "trivial" measure.

US Tibet envoy in Dharamsala to meet Dalai Lama, Tibetan leaders

DARAMSAALA: Officials of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) headquartered in this northern hill town, where the elderly Buddhist monk Dalai Lama resides, on Wednesday accorded a rousing welcome to the maiden arrival of US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Uzra Zeya.

Top Himachal official reviews preparations ahead of Modi's visit

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh on Tuesday held a review meeting with the officials to take a stock of the preparations ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the hill state on May 31.

US Tibet envoy to meet Dalai Lama, Tibetans in exile

DHARAMSALA: The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Uzra Zeya has reached India and is expected to meet the Dalai Lama, as wella s officials of the government-in-exile headquartered in this northern hill town Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, the first major step to the American policy to help promoting dialogue between Beijing and the spiritual leader.

Dalai Lama teaches philosophical note on Buddhism

DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Monday said with the world is celebrating Vesak, which commemorates the Gautam Buddha's attainment of enlightenment after enduring six years of austerity, he offered a message of compassion and unity.

Chamba to be developed heritage town: Anurag Thakur

CHAMBA (Himachal Pradesh): Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Friday proposed to build Chamba as a heritage town to woo international tourists.

South Korea looks for investment opportunities in Himachal

SHIMLA: A high-level South Korean trade delegation, comprising heads of its apex trade and industry organisations, including the embassy, visited the Himachal Pradesh capital on Thursday to explore possibilities of investment and collaborations in upcoming sectors.

IIT Mandi team develops wireless tech to remotely power IoT applications

MANDI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Thursday said they have developed wireless powering and communication technology that can aid futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) applications remotely.

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