A hot seat for blue-blooded royals, a Congress pocket borough and the chief minister’s own backyard — Pratibha Singh, wife of Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, has all the aces in her armour as she seeks re-election from Mandi.
As snowfall in higher altitude areas led to a drop in mercury, erratic power supply gave a harrowing time to the residents of Shimla and rural areas.
As unfavorable weather conditions continue to prevail in the state, Hamirpur district is falling prey to viral fever.
The apple belts of Himachal Pradesh, which have been the traditional stronghold of the Congress, have produced some formidable leaders in the state. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is now laying special focus on these areas to improve its electoral prospects in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
The inclement weather continued in the town for third consecutive day due to fresh snowfall and rain on Tuesday.
Five years after he was elected to Lok Sabha from Shimla, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Virender Kashyap was booked by the state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau on Thursday under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Proud of her Himachali roots, Mandi girl Chandni Sharma, the winner of the Indian Princess 2014 pageant, has called upon girls in the state to come forward and showcase their talent.
Delighting ornithologists, the Pong Dam wetlands in Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Kangra Valley are hosting a rare migratory visitor from the Scandinavian region.
While interpreting the provisions of the Right to Information Act, the Himachal High Court has held that public authorities are bound to disclose annual confidential reports (ACRs) to the employees concerned and denial thereof is bad in law. The court observed that while dealing with an issue that involves disclosure of names of the reporting officer, first and second review/accepting authority and the authors of the annual confidential reports, the information officers are bound to provide such information.
The local municipal council employees have not been paid for the last two months, after the state government diverted the allotted grant-in-aid amount to the electricity department as payment of the civic body's pending Rs. 10crore bill.
The Himachal Pradesh high court on Friday issued a notice to chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his parliamentarian wife, Pratibha Singh, to ask for their replies in a matter related to the delay in the government's challenging their acquittal in the 2009 compact-disc case.
Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday blasted the Congress government in the state for "deliberately violating" the model code of conduct that is in force ahead of the Lok sabha elections. He asked the election commission to take note of the actions of the Congress party and its leaders.
Don't be surprised if your five-year-old child asks you to vote this time. The election commission is counting on schoolchildren to persuade their parents to vote. Besides, it will also rope in crèche workers to boost the poll percentage.
While the Bharatiya Janata Party continued to walk tightrope on deciding the candidate for Mandi parliamentary seat, Congress leaders - chief minister Virbhadra Singh and state party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu - who have locked horns over Hamirpur and Shimla seats, were summoned to Delhi by the party high command to evolve a consensus.
The Buddhist Nigmapa Temple Committee pradhan Balak Ram Negi has said Guru Ogyen Trinley Dorje (Karmapa) will not participate in the three-day Buddhist Tsechu fair to be held at Rewalsar from March 10 to 12.