Himachal Pradesh

  • Women bus conductors. HT Photo
    Jul 31, 2015 18:25 IST

    Himachal to launch drive to recruit women conductors

    In a state where the public utility for bus transport, the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation, is woefully short of conductors with only 1,400 on the rolls against a sanctioned strength of 4,000, transport minister GS Bali has said the government wants to get more women conductors on board.

  • Priyanka
    Jul 30, 2015 21:07 IST

    Himachal: Priyanka land brouhaha refuses to go away

    The row over information about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's land transactions refuses to die down.

  • Police have launched a massive rescue operation to find out the 25 missing passengers. HT Photo
    Jul 30, 2015 20:58 IST

    Hopes fading for 35 still missing in bus mishap

    Eight days after the tragic accident in which a bus with 69 people on board plunged into the Parvati River near Sarsari village, search and rescue teams have been unable to locate 34 passengers with only 12 bodies fished out till now. Of these one victim remains unidentified.

  • Ranjit Sagar Dam. HT Photo
    Jul 30, 2015 12:53 IST

    NGT brings to halt tunnelling work at hydel project in HP

    In a move that is viewed as a setback for the already delayed Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered a halt to work on construction of a fifth tunnel at the site following a petition filed by a local panchayat on Tuesday.

  • A view of the land-N in Sectors 76-80 in SAS Nagar on Friday. Gurminder Singh/HT
    Jul 30, 2015 12:36 IST

    Govt to allot ‘waste’ land to younger sons in tribal Lahaul-Spiti

    A month after the Himachal Pradesh high court’s landmark judgment allowing tribal women in Kinnaur district to inherit ancestral property, the Himachal government announced on Wednesday ‘nautor’ (waste) land would be provided to younger sons in tribal families, who are traditionally deprived of the right to inherit property, in Lahaul-Spiti district within six months.

  • 15th National Youth Festival
    Jul 29, 2015 19:25 IST

    Govt to allot 'nautor' land to younger sons in Lahaul-Spiti

    A month after the Himachal Pradesh high court's landmark judgment allowing tribal women in Kinnaur district to inherit ancestral property, the Himachal government announced on Wednesday 'nautor' (waste) land would be provided to younger sons in tribal families, who are traditionally deprived of the right to inherit property, in Lahaul-Spiti district within six months.

  • Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh. HT Photo
    Jul 29, 2015 16:41 IST

    Govt’s claims on probing proxy land deals fall flat

    The “Himachal on Sale” slogan may have bolstered the Congress party campaign against the BJP regime ahead of the 2012 assembly elections but, after regaining power, the Virbhadra Singh government appears to have forgotten the catchphrase that is said to have given the party an edge over its rivals.

  • Police have launched a massive rescue operation to find out the 25 missing passengers. HT Photo
    Jul 29, 2015 19:13 IST

    Kullu bus tragedy: Govt turns to navy to trace missing pilgrims

    Struggling to locate the 34 missing passengers of the Manikaran-bound bus that plunged into the Parvati river on July 23, the state government has turned to the navy for assistance using the sonar (sound, navigation and ranging) technology.

  • NE dam
    Jul 29, 2015 19:17 IST

    NGT orders halt to tunnelling work at hydel project

    In a move that is viewed as a setback for the already delayed Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered a halt to work on construction of a fifth tunnel at the site following a petition filed by a local 'panchayat' on Tuesday.

  • Police have launched a massive rescue operation to find out the 25 missing passengers. HT Photo
    Jul 28, 2015 21:58 IST

    Bus mishap: One body fished out, 34 pilgrims still missing

    Search operation continues for missing pilgrims of Punjab bus mishap, which fell into Parbati river near Sarsari village on Bhunter-Manikaran road on Thursday evening. No success has been achieved throughout the day's search operation to trace the victims' bodies.

  • A day before the polling for Himchal Pradesh assembly elections, state Congress chief Virbhadra Singh
    Jul 28, 2015 21:25 IST

    Govt's claims on probing proxy land deals fall flat

    The "Himachal on Sale" slogan may have bolstered the Congress party campaign against the BJP regime ahead of the 2012 assembly elections but, after regaining power, the Virbhadra Singh government appears to have forgotten the catchphrase that is said to have given the party an edge over its rivals.

  • A group of Chinese farmers
    Jul 28, 2015 17:48 IST

    Fearing eviction, Himachal farmers dump unripe apples in market

    The state government’s drive to evict orchardists from encroached forest land following a high court order has created panic among apple growers, many of whom have begun picking unripe produce that had led to a fall in prices. Complaints about unripe apples are pouring in not only from local markets but also those in Delhi, Kolkata and other states.

  • Himachal Pradesh chief minister
    Jul 27, 2015 21:32 IST

    Virbadhra Singh's govt. continues probe on Dhumal

    In a move that could further escalate tensions between the ruling Congress party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Virbhadra Singh's government has sought more details on properties owned by former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his family members

  • Lenovo
    Jul 27, 2015 19:28 IST

    Laptops provided to heads of 79 'panchayats' in Hamirpur

    Chief parliamentary secretary Inder Dutt Lakhanpal on Monday exhorted officials of 'panchyati raj' institutions to devote their maximum time and energy to development of their areas.

  • Terror alert called on after Gurdaspur
    Jul 27, 2015 19:17 IST

    Himachal sounds alert in border areas after Gurdaspur attack

    The Himachal government sounded a high alert in towns bordering Punjab after a suspected terrorist attack at a police station in Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district on Monday. While condemning the attack, chief minister Virbhadra Singh appealed to area residents to immediately report any suspicious activity to the police.