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HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014

Himachal Pradesh

Road leading to abode of Dalai Lama in pathetic condition

Known as little Lhasa, McLeodganj, the town nestled in lush green hills with mighty Dhauladhars in the backdrop, lures thousands of westerners, being the exile home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

Massive rescue operation by local firemen

In a massive rescue operation launched by local firemen, 400 sheep and goats and four shepherds stuck in the Beas were rescued on Saturday. According to the local fire officer BR Thakur, after a sudden rise in the level of the Beas waters, 400 livestock and four shepherds got stranded on the left bank of the Beas near Kalath village 6 kms from here on Friday.

Book on coping with parent's dementia

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday released a book titled 'A World Within', which is based on the travails of coping with a parent's dementia.

State has third highest rate of illegal drug cases

Himachal Pradesh has the third highest rate of cases registered in 2013 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, reveals the latest National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report. A total of 531 cases under the NDPS were registered in the state last year, the report states.

State roads to be partially blamed for accidents: Bali

A couple of days after a bus accident killed 21 people in Shimla district, transport minister GS Bali said that the bad roads in the state can be partially blamed for frequent accidents.

Students protest against HPU's decision to hike fee

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU)'s decision to hike fees has drawn flak from different student organisations in the state, including the left-wing Student Federation of India (SFI) and the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), that held statewide protests against the fee hike.

More beneficiaries to be covered under schemes by HBCFDC

Social justice and empowerment minister Dhani Ram Shandil on Thursday said more beneficiaries would be covered under schemes provided by the Himachal Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation(HBCFDC).

Unregulated apple markets fleece growers in Himahal

At a time when apple harvesting has been started, the Himachal Pradesh government is finding it tough to check the mushroom growth of makeshift apple markets in the apple belts in the state even as several unregistered traders have been fleecing the growers.

HP min rejects news about her resignation

Himachal Pradesh irrigation and pubic health minister Vidya Stokes on Friday expressed her anger over media reports that she has tendered her resignation and threatened to sue the mediapersons concerned in the court.

Northern states to join hands against drug mafia

With drug cartels increasingly making links with inter-state gangs, the north Indian states will now join hands to curtail the burgeoning drug trade in the region.

Burglars decamp with Rs. 10 lakh after breaking open ATM

Unidentified miscreants broke open an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and decamped with Rs. 10 lakh in the Sansarpur Terrace industrial area of Kangra district during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

BCS celebrates 155th founder's day

Bishop Cotton School on Monday celebrated its 155th Founder's Day in the honour of its founder Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton.

Virbhadra spending to benefit tired, retired bureaucrats: Dhumal

Deteriorating fiscal health of the state has come under sharp criticism from the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Criticising the government, former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has blamed Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government for deteriorating financial condition of the state. Dhumal charged the government with wasting money on luxuries and benefitting “tired” and “retired” persons.

Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate

The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

Himachal researcher's work on Newton's law gets appreciation

A researcher from Himachal Pradesh has received appreciations from an international society of scientists for picking holes in Newton's law of motion.
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