Himachal Pradesh

  • Monks enjoying the weather outside Tibetan
    Apr 01, 2015 20:34 IST

    BJP workers protest over lack of flights to Lahaul

    BJP activists staged a protest against the state government in Kullu, demanding resumption of regular flights to Lahaul-Spiti to transport stranded residents.

  • Former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal along with BJP legislators going
    Apr 01, 2015 19:59 IST

    Himachal Pradesh: Bill raising VAT turnover cap for hotels, restaurants okayed

    The state legislative assembly on Wednesday passed the Himachal Pradesh Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2015 that exempts hotels, restaurants, tea stalls and bakeries posting an annual turnover below Rs. 8 lakh from VAT.

  • Deepika Padukone
    Apr 01, 2015 19:47 IST

    Durga Vahini hit out at Deepika Padukone for 'My Choice' film

    After it dragged Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor into 'love jihad', Durga Vahini -women wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) -has now taken on another Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her video 'My Choice', which has generated over 4 lakh views.

  • Sunil Shetty
    Mar 31, 2015 19:13 IST

    Roy Bois lifts Sanawar celebrity cricket league trophy

    The Roy Bois team lifted the trophy of Celebrity Cricket league tournament held at the Lawrence School, Sanawar by defeating the Mumbai Heroes by nine wickets on Monday night. The concluding day witnessed a nail-biting match between the two teams. The Mumbai Heroes batted first and scored a total of 111 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and the Roy Bois won the match by nine wickets. Raja of the Mumbai Heroes made a contribution of 70 runs followed by 28 runs by Sunny Deol.

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    Mar 31, 2015 18:57 IST

    Encroachments: HC summons principal secy, MC chief

    The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the principal secretary at the state urban development department and the Shimla municipal commissioner to appear in the court on May 12 on the issue of encroachments, overhanging and projections in the city's Lower Bazaar locality.

  • Himachal Pradesh assembly session in progress
    Mar 31, 2015 18:38 IST

    HP assembly passes Rs 30,186 cr budget for FY2016

    The Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly passed the state budget for fiscal 2015-16 on Tuesday and also adopted the Appropriation Bill authorising the government to spend Rs. 30,185.78 crore from the consolidated fund. Wielding a fiscal axe, the assembly approved demands for grants by all departments at one go. Out of the total Rs. 3,01,85,77,91,000, Rs 45,01,28,92000 was charged on the consolidated fund while Rs. 2,56,84,48,99,000 was voted by the assembly.

  • Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh. HT Photo
    Mar 30, 2015 21:38 IST

    Rs 884.20 crore allocated for roads, bridges in state: CM Virbhadra Singh

    Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said that during the financial year 2015-16, a budget provision of Rs 884.20 crore had been made for the construction of roads, bridges and buildings and procurement of machinery, which is 8.20 % more than the budget for the previous year.

  • A woman braving strong wind and rain at Ridge in Shimla. Santosh Rawat/HT
    Mar 30, 2015 21:19 IST

    Himachal to seek relief from Centre for crops destroyed by rain

    Unseasonal rain and hailstorms that have hit Himachal over the past fortnight are not only giving sleepless nights to farmers but the freak weather has washed away the prospects of a good crop this time.

  • HPCA stadium
    Mar 30, 2015 20:04 IST

    Hearing in building demolition case against HPCA deferred to May 23

    A local court on Monday adjourned the hearing in a building demolition case filed against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) chief and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur and ten others till May 23.

  • Virbhadra Singh and Congress president Kaul Singh Thakur
    Mar 30, 2015 19:49 IST

    Over 30% duplicity in insurance scheme beneficiaries list: Health minister Kaul Singh Thakur

    Health minister Kaul Singh Thakur on Monday said that of total 8.81 lakh beneficiary families under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), 4.79 lakh had smart cards, while there was over 30% duplicity in the list.

  • Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister. HT Photo
    Mar 28, 2015 21:12 IST

    CM Virbhadra Singh announces several new projects for Paonta

    Chief minister Virbhadra Singh announced numerous new projects for Paonta during his visit to the town on Saturday, the principal one being a terminal marketing yard to facilitate farmers and a college at Aanj Bhoj in the Trans-Giri area.

  • Buddhist monks playing traditional Tibetan instruments during long life prayers for Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama
    Mar 28, 2015 21:02 IST

    Rs 31 crore to be spent on beautification, tourism infrastructure in Dharamsala: Sudhir Sharma

    The urban development minister, Sudhir Sharma, on Saturday informed that Rs 31 crore would be spent on beautification and creating infrastructural facilities for tourism in the Dharamsala town.

  • Rohtang Pass
    Mar 28, 2015 20:54 IST

    Air pollution at Rohtang set to soar due to more vehicles

    Raising concerns over environmental issues facing the Rohtang pass, a study conducted in 2012 pointed out that air pollution in the region was likely to increase significantly till 2022 due to the burgeoning number of vehicles.

  • A petrol-pump employee filling fuel
    Mar 27, 2015 22:35 IST

    VAT on petrol, diesel hiked at instance of neighbouring states, says Minister

    State excise and taxation minister Prakash Chaudhary on Friday informed the House that value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel was enhanced at the instance of neighbouring states Punjab and Haryana.

  • Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister. HT Photo
    Mar 27, 2015 22:12 IST

    BJP exaggerating law and order situation: CM Virbhadra Singh

    Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said that Himachal was not a crimeless state, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was exaggerating the issue of law and order in the state.