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Himachal Pradesh

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.

Dharamsala to host West Indies for ODI

This picturesque Himalayan hill resort will host a match of India-West Indies One-Day International series in October-November, match organisers said Sunday. This will be the second ODI match at the venue.

HPSSEA urges CM to fill up vacant posts

With a demand to fill up the vacancies in the state secretariat, a deputation of the Himachal Pradesh Secretariat Services Association (HPSSEA) on Wednesday met chief minister Virbhadra Singh here.

Students, parents, teachers oppose RUSA in Himachal

The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) administration may have been hailing the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) as an achievement but student organisations are up in arms against it and blaming the authorities for the “mess” the in the educational system.

CM concerned for safety of women

Chief minister, Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday expressed concern over safety of women in the wake of several reports of atrocities nationwide.

Despite lawsuit, Himachal re-tenders mega hydro project

Himachal Pradesh will re-seek bids for a multi-million dollar hydropower project that is under litigation with Reliance Infrastructure and has unsettled financial issues with the previous bidder, the Netherlands-based Brakel Corp. The cabinet, presided over by chief minister, Virbhadra Singh, last week approved global bids for the 960-MW Thopan-Powari-Jangi project in Kinnaur district, an official of state's directorate of energy told IANS

BJP top brass to go into huddle at Solan over post-poll strategy

Going in for its first parleys in Himachal Pradesh after the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass will meet in Solan town from July 25 to 27 to chalk out a post-poll strategy to brace up the party cadre to take on the Congress government in the state.

More rain on cards in state in next 48 hours

With moderate to heavy rain on cards in different parts of the state, the meteorological department on Tuesday has issued warning of heavy rains in the next 48 hours.

Dalai Lama describes ongoing Gaza crisis as "unthinkable"

Tibetan spiritual leader, his Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said that the ongoing Gaza crisis was "unthinkable". the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500 amid growing international calls for an end.

Himachal may take action against medical college

The Himachal Pradesh government may take action against private Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College for not getting affiliation with the state-run university, health minister Kaul Singh said here on Wednesday.

Delays in clearance hamper trade with China at Shipki La Pass

If it was the rain-triggered landslides last year that had delayed cross border trade with China through Shipki La Pass in Kinnaur district, this year it's the procedural delays on the part of government barring Indian traders to cross the borders.
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