Himachal Pradesh

  • Horse riding in Manali on Friday (HT photo)
    May 24, 2015 20:23 IST

    Hotel bookings in Manali down as taxi-operators' strike continues

    The hotel bookings in Manli have witnessed a sharp decline ever since the taxi-operators went on strike here. Not only that, people are cancelling bookings after enquiring about the situation.

  • Reviving the real estate sector
    May 24, 2015 20:15 IST

    Himachal Pradesh: Govt sees revenue boost from uniform tax regime

    The Himachal government anticipated a marked increase in revenues from the uniform tax structure, which other states and union territories in the region - Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh - have agreed to implement.

  • A man walking early morning in front of H.P. State library after fresh spell of snowfall at Ridge in Shimla. Santosh Rawat/HT
    May 24, 2015 09:52 IST

    Manali’s loss is Shimla’s gain, thanks to taxi operators’ strike

    The queen of hills, Shimla, is seeing a huge tourist influx as the strike by the operators has people making a beeline to it.

  • Students of Dharamsala PG College protesting outside SP office. Shyam Sharma/HT
    May 23, 2015 19:09 IST

    SIT tightens noose around rumour mongers in Dharamsala gang rape hoax

    Tightening its noose around the rumour- mongers, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Kangra police on Saturday questioned some youth, who shared unverified information on social networking sites about the Dharamsala gang rape that turned out to be a hoax.

  • Narendra Modi
    May 23, 2015 18:45 IST

    Narendra Modi a political tourist: Congress

    Taking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's mockery of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as a "suit-boot ki Sarkar" (a government for the well-heeled and an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his suits), a step further, the Congress alleged on Saturday that the Central government 'suited' the rich and showed the 'boot' to the poor.

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    May 23, 2015 17:06 IST

    High court acts tough against encroachments in Shimla

    The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued stringent directions for removal of all encroachments on roads in Shimla Municipal area, asking authorities to take action against offenders under various laws and revoke licences of shopkeepers indulging in repeated violations.

  • BSNL telephone phone
    May 22, 2015 20:03 IST

    Babus told to be courteous, attend phone calls

    Himachal Pradesh government reimburses the mobile phone bills of officers to make them more responsive towards the public and their representatives. But the officers allegedly have now become discourteous and are reluctant to attend the calls on their mobile phones, much to the chagrin of public representatives.

  • Tourists playing with the snow at Gulaba near Manali. Aqil Khan/HT
    May 22, 2015 09:26 IST

    After CNG, govt now mulls electric buses at Rohtang

    After the National Green Tribunal extended the ban on diesel run tourist vehicles on the Leh-Manali road, the state transport department is deliberating on alternative modes of pollution-free transport in view of difficulties in ensuring CNG gas supply in Kullu.

  • court canada
    May 22, 2015 19:47 IST

    Misuse of power case: HC stays lower court's order against Dhumal

    Himachal Pradesh high court on Friday stayed an order of the special judge (forest), Shimla, to summon former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in a case of reemployment of retired IPS AN Sharma allegedly against rules.

  • Former CM of Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal-n
    May 22, 2015 19:58 IST

    Dhumal hits out at Virbhadra over 'bad roads'

    Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Friday hit out at chief minister Virbhadra Singh over bad condition of roads the across the state.

  • A day before the polling for Himchal Pradesh assembly elections, state Congress chief Virbhadra Singh
    May 22, 2015 20:00 IST

    Virbhadra Singh praise planning commission over Niti Aayog

    Chief minister Virbhadra Singh despite not being convinced with Niti Aayog, stating that it has no directive about special status for Himachal and Uttarakhand, lauded the Centre for its 'Make in India' concept.

  • Cyber crime
    May 21, 2015 21:55 IST

    Nahan: Cops unearth modus operandi of Facebook hacker

    The police said during questioning of the suspect arrested for allegedly hacking more than 20 social media accounts, Arvind Singhal, it learnt the methods employed by him to break into the accounts. Singhal was apprehended on May 15 after a local astrologer, Sarvesh Sharma, filed a complaint with the police saying his Facebook page ID was hacked and misused for recharging mobile phones.

  • Cyber crime
    May 21, 2015 21:41 IST

    Dharamsala: Social media under lens for spreading rumours

    After it was established beyond the shadow of a doubt that the whole affair was nothing but a false rumour, it is now the turn of the social media to come under the scanner.

  • A view of Manali-Leh road where vehicles were trapped in traffic jam. Aqil Khan /HT
    May 21, 2015 21:28 IST

    Manali taxi strike enters day 3; tourists, hotels hit hard

    Coming on the heels of the National Green Tribunal's ban on diesel run vehicles on the Rohtang Pass, the strike by taxi operators has dealt another blow to the struggling tourism and hospitality industry in the region. On Thursday taxis remained off the road for the third day, aggravating problems for hoteliers as well as visitors.

  • May 21, 2015 18:06 IST

    Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh stokes controversy over Dharamsala rape case

    Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday stoked a controversy by saying that the alleged gang-rape of a student of the local Government Post-Graduate College was an attempt to 'malign somebody'.