Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Model code does not bring governance to halt: EC tells law panel

New Delhi: The Election Commission has brushed aside arguments that the model code of conduct brings governance to a halt during polls, saying it only bars governments from ...
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Rs 110 crore on PWD schemes in Jaswan-Pragpur in HP

Dharamshala: The state government will spend Rs 110 crore on different schemes of the Public Works Department (PWD) in Jaswan-Pragpur assembly constituency of Kangra district in the current ...
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Centre to link 200 more mandis to eNAM this fiscal

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: The Central government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAM this fiscal and also encourage inter-mandi transactions, Agriculture ...
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Storage level at 91 major reservoirs drops to 22% of total live capacity

New Delhi, May 5 : The water level in 91 major reservoirs across the country for the week ending on May 3, 2018 has gone down to 22 ...
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PSPCL reduces losses to Rs 1,250 cr on lower T&D losses, fixed costs

Chandigarh, May 3 : Power utility Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Thursday said it has achieved significant reduction in losses through a series of strategic initiatives ...
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Himachal to get new power, mining policy: Thakur

Shimla, April 9 : Himachal Pradesh will soon have a new electricity and mining policy and steps have been initiated to boost its tourism potential, Chief Minister Jai ...
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Flood-prone Himachal lacks safety plans: CAG

Shimla, April 6 : The authorities in Himachal Pradesh which is prone to natural disasters, have neither made a scientific assessment of flood-prone areas nor prepared any action ...
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Focus on opening up Northeast, Himalayan states; marketing ‘wisdom of India’: Tourism Minister Alphons

New Delhi, April 1 : Moves are afoot to open up out-of-bounds tourist destinations in the northeast of India and other border states to foreign visitors to boost ...
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Himachal, Japan sign pact to improve forest resources

Shimla, March 30 : Himachal Pradesh and Japan have signed an agreement for a Rs 800 crore project that will help improvement of forest natural resources besides providing ...
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Himachal proposes annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore

Shimla, Feb 12 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said a state annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore has been proposed for 2018-19 with an ...
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States, UTs not concerned about the old aged: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the states and union territories don’t seem concerned about old aged persons in the country as several of them have not ...
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Shimla sees season’s lowest temperature

Shimla, Jan 1: The Himachal Pradesh capital on Monday saw the season’s lowest temperature of 2.7 degrees Celsius despite no white New Year’s Eve. The temperatures remained below ...
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Vineet Chawdhry is new Himachal Chief Secretary

Shimla, Dec 31: Vineet Chawdhry is the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh after replacing V.C. Pharka, an official said on Sunday. Chawdhry, a 1982-batch IAS officer, earlier ...
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Himachal HC orders closure of 116 more hotels in Dharamsala

Shimla, Dec 21: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked state authorities to initiate action against 116 more hotels and guesthouses operating illegally in and around Dharamsala town ...
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Nitish Kumar taunts Congress over defeat in Gujarat

Patna, Dec 18: BJP ally, Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Monday taunted the Congress, saying the party had claimed victory in Gujarat and it ...
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After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 18: The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, with its candidates on the victory lap in 104 of the 182 seats ...
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Dhumal as BJP’s CM face has cleared confusion: Anurag Thakur

Shimla, Nov 4 : Having settled the issue in his family’s favour, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur now says declaring his father Prem Kumar Dhumal as ...
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Jay Shah has been ‘wronged’: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP has insisted that party chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah has been ‘wronged’ and rejected any comparison between his business transactions and that of ...
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Southwest monsoon withdraws from Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: The southwest monsoon today withdrewfrom the hill state of Himachal Pradesh with 15 per cent deficit rainfall, the local MeT officials said. The southwest monsoon withdrew from ...
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Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs go up 5 pc

New Delhi: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on September 28, 2017 was 103.429 BCM which is 66 per ...
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Himachal nod to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years

Shimla, Sep 3 : Himachal Pradesh, with a power generation potential of about 27,000 MW, has accorded approval to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years, the state government ...
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Mild earthquake hits Himachal

Shimla, June 15 : A mild earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which saw quake for three consecutive days last month, a weather official said on Thursday. “An earthquake ...
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UP to make marriage registration mandatory

Lucknow, June 13 : The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make marriage registration mandatory for all in the state, an official said on Tuesday. A proposal has been ...
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Congress MP from Telangana dies in Himachal

Shimla/Hyderabad, June 9 : Senior Congress leader from Telangana and Rajya Sabha member P. Palvai Govardhan Reddy died of a massive heart attack in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu town on ...
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Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated

Shimla/Manali, May 30 : For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Nothing can describe the hospitality industry in Himachal Pradesh better than Newton’s law of ...
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These amazing hills bring you close to nature

Chitkul (Himachal Pradesh), May 25 : Fancy this: Snow-clad mountains dotted with pine trees, a topaz blue sheet spread across the sky and the churlish winter wind almost piercing ...
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Quake jolts Himachal

Shimla, May 20 : In less than 24 hours, another mild earthquake jolted Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Saturday. However, no loss of life or damage to property was ...
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Court to consider chargesheet against Himachal CM

New Delhi, May 1 : A court here on Monday said it will consider the chargesheet filed against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and ...
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Ignorance helps realtors build up business in Himachal

Shimla, May 1 : Buyers’ ignorance about local land laws is helping realtors build up flourishing businesses in Himachal Pradesh. The local land laws do not forbid buyers from other ...
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Vote for change in Himachal: Modi

Shimla, April 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for change like in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi. “Now times ...
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Modi launches UDAN from Shimla

Shimla, April 27 : With the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a highly-subsidised regional air connectivity scheme from this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort on Thursday, you can ...
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Women’s clamour against liquor in Himachal grows louder

Shimla, April 24 : It’s definitely not going to leave men on a high in Himachal Pradesh, literally! Saying thumbs down to liquor vends within neighbourhoods, women’s brigades across ...
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Virbhadra Singh to appear before ED

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, accused in a money laundering case, is likely to present himself before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on ...
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ED summons Himachal CM to appear on April 20

New Delhi, April 18 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in a money laundering case. He must appear before it on April ...
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Alliance Air to increase Delhi-Dharamshala flight frequency

New Delhi, April 14: National passenger carrier Air India on Friday said that its subsidiary Alliance Air will increase the frequency of its Delhi-Dharamshala flight from April 15. “On ...
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