- May 06, 2015 21:20 IST
Having opened a front against his own government and chief minister Virbhadra Singh, the transport and civil supplies minister, GS Bali, may have announced a 'padyatra' for jobless youths, but as earlier it remains his lonely battle as none of the leaders from the anti-group or his home district are coming out in his support.
- May 06, 2015 20:10 IST
After failing twice earlier to fix accountability, the state education department is now considering taking action against government schools that have shown poor results in the class 12 examination results announced on April 30.
- May 06, 2015 00:11 IST
Himachal Pradesh education department will shortly fine tune the National Anthem being sung in the morning assemblies in the government-run schools across the state. The education department will provide audio compact disc containing national and other patriotic songs.
- May 05, 2015 20:30 IST
After getting off to a slow start due to the unseasonal heavy rain throughout March and April, the summer tourism season in Kangra has picked up with visitors from the plains have begun arriving in the valley. The two months that experience very pleasant weather are considered the “peak season” for the hospitality industry in the Kangra valley and the adjoining district of Chamba. However, the freak weather across north India with continuous rain and hailstorms had dealt a blow to tourism in the region.
- May 05, 2015 19:22 IST
Growing differences between transport minister GS Bali and chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday became more apparent on Tuesday when the latter not only snubbed his cabinet colleague for making "unconfirmed" claims about the number of jobless in the state but affirmed his government was "unshakable and solid like a rock."
- May 05, 2015 19:26 IST
The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday reserved judgment on a case pertaining to the growing monkey and stray animal menace in the state. The court had last year observed that an increasing number of wild monkeys and stray dogs were posing a threat to state residents.
- May 05, 2015 19:31 IST
Even as stonefruit crops had to face vagaries of weather, cherries that have emerged as an alternative fruit crop in the apple growing areas of the state are fetching fairly high prices in markets both within and outside the state.
- May 05, 2015 20:27 IST
Spicejet- the low-fare airline in India- has announced two additional flights on Delhi-Dharmsala sector from May 15 till June 30. “With summer vacations approaching, we foresee excess demand for Dharamsala sector. Our Delhi-Dharamshala flights are currently witnessing an average load factor of 80%,” said Sanjiv Kapoor, chief operating officer (COO), Spicejet.
- May 04, 2015 17:20 IST
Nearly 50,000 women from below poverty line in Himachal Pradesh have been covered under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) through 9,146 self help groups, an official said here on Monday.
- May 03, 2015 19:34 IST
Himachal Pradesh State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission president, justice Surjit Singh, on Saturday ordered HP State Civil Supply Corporation Limited, the owner of the gas agency that supplied LPG cylinder, and the area manager of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Shimla, to pay compensation of Rs 22.25 lakh and addition Rs 1 lakh as punitive damage and Rs 10,000 as litigation expenses to the family members of Aswani Kumar, who died in a fire due to leakage of LPG cylinder in Jogindernagar here.
- May 03, 2015 18:14 IST
With the rising unemployment in the state, the clamour for government jobs has increased manifolds. This could be seen for the posts of peon at the Himachal high court. About 8,500 applicants had applied for the half a dozen posts.
- May 03, 2015 17:59 IST
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan's campaign to promote tourism in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, Gujarat, has seemingly inspired the Himachal Pradesh government, which now aims to rope in celebrity in order to boost the "sluggish" tourism industry in the state.
- May 02, 2015 21:26 IST
In a rude shock to the state government, the neighbouring state of Punjab has rejected its request for compensation to Himachal residents who were partially blinded last year after their cataract operations at a charity eye camp went wrong.
- May 02, 2015 21:29 IST
Transport minister GS Bali has announced a march to mobilise the youth to demand more employment from the government, in a move seen as a revolt against chief minister Virbhadra Singh. During a hurriedly convened press conference on Saturday, Bali, known for his apt political maneuvering, launched the Lakshya Rozgar Yatra and said he will fight for the cause of the unemployed.
- May 02, 2015 21:31 IST
The meeting between Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah slated for Saturday was cancelled owing to the latter's busy schedule. Shah, who was here to address the party's state executive meeting, was scheduled to meet the 79- year-old Nobel Peace Laureate in the morning.