Himachal Pradesh

  • HP transport minister G.S. Bali. HT Photo
    May 06, 2015 21:20 IST

    Revolting GS Bali: The flamboyant leader fights a lonely battle

    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.

  • Board exam
    May 06, 2015 20:10 IST

    Himachal: Government mulls action against poor performing schools

    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.

  • Rajiv Chowk
    May 06, 2015 00:11 IST

    Himachal: Audio CDs to ensure National Anthem is sung properly at govt schools

    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.

  • Tourists enjoying the beauty in Kullu on Tuesday. Aqil khan/HT
    May 05, 2015 20:30 IST

    After sluggish start, tourism in Kangra valley picks up steam

    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.

  • HP transport minister G.S. Bali. HT Photo
    May 05, 2015 19:22 IST

    CM rebuffs Bali's claims about rising jobless rate

    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."

  • Indian Judiciary
    May 05, 2015 19:26 IST

    HC reserves judgment in animal menace case

    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.

  • cherry
    May 05, 2015 19:31 IST

    With prices more renumerative, cherry cultivation gaining ground

    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.

  • SpiceJet
    May 05, 2015 20:27 IST

    Spicejet to start two additional flights on Delhi-Dharamsala route

    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.

  • Ambedkar
    May 04, 2015 17:20 IST

    Himachal Pradesh gives rural women livelihood mission cover

    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.

  • LPG cooking gas
    May 03, 2015 19:34 IST

    LPG fire incident: Redressal panel demands over Rs 22 lakh commission to deceased's family

    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.

  • Indian Judiciary
    May 03, 2015 18:14 IST

    8500 applicants appear against six posts of peon in HC

    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.

  • A Panoramic night view of Shimla. Santosh Rawat/HT
    May 03, 2015 17:59 IST

    Government plans to rope in celebrity to promote tourism in state

    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.

  • Patients who caught eye infection after undergoing cataract surgery at a Panipat hospital. HT Photo
    May 02, 2015 21:26 IST

    Botched eye surgeries: Punjab refuses HP's request for compensation to victims

    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.

  • HP transport minister G.S. Bali. HT Photo
    May 02, 2015 21:29 IST

    Bali 'revolts', says will mobilise youth to demand employment from government

    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.

  •  Dalai Lama
    May 02, 2015 21:31 IST

    Dalai, Shah meet cancelled

    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.