Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

  • Kalyan
    Jan 28, 2015 16:06 IST

    Kalyan Singh takes oath as governor of Himachal Pradesh

    Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as the Himachal Pradesh governor here. He was administered oath of office by Himachal Pradesh high court Chief justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhawan.

  • Snowfall in Shimla. HT Photo
    Jan 27, 2015 11:46 IST

    Higher reaches experiences fresh snow, mercury plummets in HP

    Cold wave intensified across the Himachal Pradesh as higher altitude areas received mild snowfall while lower and middle hills were lashed by mild rain. Met department had predicted dry weather till January 26 but the nature proved weatherman wrong as several parts of the state received light rain and snowfall started at higher reaches on Monday evening.

  • Outgoing Himachal Pradesh governor Urmila Singh-N
    Jan 27, 2015 11:12 IST

    Urmila Singh demits office as HP governor, Kalyan Singh takes additional charge

    Urmila Singh demitted office as Himachal Pradesh governor after attending the 66th Republic Day function at the historic Ridge ground of state capital town Shimla on Monday.

  • crimes against women
    Jan 25, 2015 19:01 IST

    Despite tougher policing, crimes against women on the rise in Kullu

    Despite stringent laws and stepped-up policing, crimes against women have seen a significant increase in Kullu district. Contrary to common perceptions about the state, women do not appear to be safe here as is evident by the rising number of murders, rapes, abduction, assault and other heinous crimes, raising serious concerns.

  • Snowfall in Shimla. HT Photo
    Jan 23, 2015 20:19 IST

    Shimla records season's coldest at minus two degrees

    Himachal Pradesh state capital Shimla on Friday experienced more snow after two days of intermittent rainfall with the minimum temperature recorded at minus 2 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest.

  • Lord Raghunath idol
    Jan 24, 2015 18:43 IST

    Idol theft: Himachal seeks Nepal's help in handing over main accused

    Himachal Pradesh plans to ask the Nepalese government to deport the main accused in the idol-theft case. The accused, Nar Prashad Jaisi, a resident of Kalika in Humla district of Nepal, was arrested by the Special Nepal Police following a tip-off by the three-member team of Himachal Police sent to the country.

  • Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh-n
    Jan 22, 2015 22:26 IST

    CM assures rehabilitation of Bhakhra dam oustees of Una

    Assuring to sort out problems being faced by Bhakhra oustees of Una, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said those who, due to certain reasons, could not be rehabilitated in Haryana state, where they were allotted land, would be resettled within the Una district.

  • Congress
    Jan 22, 2015 22:06 IST

    Minister flays Centre over land acquisition ordinance

    State excise & taxation minister Prakash Chaudhary has criticised the BJP-led central government for its latest ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013. Talking to reporters on Thursday, he said the Modi government's decision to revise laws through an ordinance will serve the interests of industrialists, multinational companies and real estate barons.

  • HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
    Jan 22, 2015 22:02 IST

    Treat HPCA case on same lines as that of BCCI: CPM

    Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision on the contest of elections to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) has demanded that the same analogy should apply to officials of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA). In a press release issued on Thursday, the party's Himachal Pradesh state secretariat termed the court's verdict as a "historical judgment that should be followed at the state level as well".

  • Former CM of Himachal Pardesh and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh at Beas
    Jan 19, 2015 22:06 IST

    Nathpa Jhakri dam: CPM seeks CM's intervention

    The Himachal secretariat of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) has sought chief minister Virbhadra Singh's intervention in the issue of the ownership of the1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric dam to the state government to tide over its ballooning fiscal deficit.

  • An attractive view of the
    Jan 19, 2015 22:09 IST

    Enhance basic pay, implement labour laws: JP workers

    The workers of hydro-power projects, Jaypee (JP), in Kinnaur for the first time formed a workers union for meeting their long-pending demands.

  • schoolboys
    Jan 19, 2015 21:53 IST

    Edu dept issues notice to 302 schools over poor class 10 results

    In the wake of poor class 10 examination results in 10 for the past three years, the Himachal education department has decided to issue “show cause” notices to over 300 state-run schools.

  • Palampur MLA Brij Behari Lal Butail
    Jan 18, 2015 00:33 IST

    Speaker summons four independent MLAs on BJP petition

    Himachal Pradesh vidhan sabha speaker, Brij Bihari Lal Butail on Saturday summoned four independent legislators for a personal hearing on a writ petition filed against them by Bharatiya Janata Party seeking their disqualification from the House.

  • Former CM of Himachal Pardesh and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh at Beas
    Jan 18, 2015 00:36 IST

    Virbhadra hits BJP left right and centre

    Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday started a three-day tour of the Hamirpur district, the heartland of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and took a dig at the saffron party there.

  • A day before the polling for Himchal Pradesh assembly elections, state Congress chief Virbhadra Singh
    Jan 19, 2015 21:51 IST

    BJP terms Virbhadra's Hamirpur visit a “fiasco”

    The district Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wing on Monday termed chief minister Virbhadra Singh's three-day tour to Hamirpur as a “big fiasco”.