Four-day Holi festivities began in Sujanpur Tihra on Thursday afternoon with the participation of thousands of people from Hamirpur, Kangra and Mandi districts.
The election commission has asked the state government to remove all calendars carrying chief minister Virbhadra Singh's photographs from all public offices.
The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday alleged that a group of four was “terrorising” the party workers and sympathisers who were displaying party flags and banners outside their houses with their permission.
Enrollment in government schools in Sirmour district has been declining over the last few years
For 11-year-old Archi it was any other day till the bad news in the afternoon left her depressed. After taking her final exams, the Class-6 student returned home to the news that her father would never return homeIn the courtyard of the house sat septuagenarian Harnam Singh, a retired army captain, along with his two younger sons, taken aback by the news they had just received: his son Lakhbir Singh had been martyred in the Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.
Snowfall and rain continued to disrupt life in the upper reaches of the Kullu valley for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday with Rohtang Pass, Solang Nullah, Marhi and Palchan again receiving fresh snowfall.
The administration has issued an alert after the Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), Manali on Wednesday issued a warning about an avalanche in the district occurring within the next 12 hours.
The construction of the Rohtang tunnel, a strategically important infrastructure project that will ensure all-weather connectivity to forward areas in Ladakh, bordering China and Pakistan, may miss its February 2015 deadline.
Enthusiasm apparently ran high among people who were eligible to vote but were left out from the electoral roll, as notwithstanding the holiday, 18,075 additional electors were added in a special one-day enrollment campaign on Sunday. The drive was carried out at 7,382 booths of all four parliamentary seats.
Himachal high court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing for March 19 on a petition for seeking quashing of FIR registered against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and its president, BJP MP from Hamirpur, Anurag Thakur.
The apple belts of Himachal Pradesh, which have been the traditional stronghold of the Congress, have produced some formidable leaders in the state. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is now laying special focus on these areas to improve its electoral prospects in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
As unfavorable weather conditions continue to prevail in the state, Hamirpur district is falling prey to viral fever.
As snowfall in higher altitude areas led to a drop in mercury, erratic power supply gave a harrowing time to the residents of Shimla and rural areas.
The inclement weather continued in the town for third consecutive day due to fresh snowfall and rain on Tuesday.
Despite tall claims of the police to intensify patrolling in Solan, fresh incidents of burglaries in the town have brought the efficiency of police under scanner.