Nigam Bhandari is the new HP Youth Congress president.(Sourced)
Nigam Bhandari is the new HP Youth Congress president.(Sourced)

Nigam Bhandari is president and Yadupati Thakur working president of HP Youth Cong

Bhandari belongs to Kinnaur district and has been a part of the Youth Congress for a number of years while Thakur has led the National Students’ Union of India
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla:
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:34 PM IST

Nigam Bhandari and Yadupati Thakur have been appointed president and the working president, respectively, of the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress (YC). Both will be holding the leading positions in the state unit of the party for the first time.

Bhandari belongs to Kinnaur district and has been a part of the Youth Congress for a number of years in Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu’s group. Thakur, who is from Sarkaghat in Mandi district, has also led the National Students’ Union of India, the student wing of Congress, for quite some time. He is known to be close to former chief minister Virbhadra Singh.

Election for the new president was held for the October 30 in which Bhandari polled

40,010, Thakur got 37,375 and another candidate, Amit Pathania, got 5,998 votes. There were 540 NOTA votes.

All three leaders of the YC were interviewed on behalf of the All India Youth Congress in Delhi.

Yadupati Thakur. (Sourced)
Yadupati Thakur. (Sourced)

To have a member of Sukhu’s camp as the state YC president is believed to have dealt a big blow to veteran Congressman Virbhadra Singh’s camp, sources say.

However, the Congress high command has tried to reconcile the two factions by appointing Thakur from Virbhadra Singh’s camp as acting president.

Bhandari and Nigam later met Rajiv Shukla, who is in-charge of Himachal Congress, in Delhi.

Congratulating the new leaders, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Kuldeep Singh Rathore said he hoped the YC would make a concerted effort to strengthen the Congress and connect more youth with the organisation.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Farmers in front of the Red Fort and hoist the Khalsa flag during the protest against the Centre’s farm laws on Republic Day. (Reuters file photo)
Farmers in front of the Red Fort and hoist the Khalsa flag during the protest against the Centre’s farm laws on Republic Day. (Reuters file photo)

Deep Sidhu surfaces on Facebook, objects to being called traitor

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:45 AM IST
In live video at 2am on Thursday, Sidhu said farm leaders calling him 'gaddar' for derailing the agitation are doing govt’s bidding; rather, they should have backed Red Fort protesters
Close
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Actor, ex-gangster at centre of farmers’ ire

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:36 AM IST
  • The farmers accused the two of taking control of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha stage on Monday evening, and pushing farmers to march onto the Outer Ring Road rather than the route decided with the police.
Close
Out of a total target of 4,895, so far only 2,464 persons have been vaccinated in Chandigarh. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Out of a total target of 4,895, so far only 2,464 persons have been vaccinated in Chandigarh. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Improper staff utilisation a concern during vax drive in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:32 AM IST
Due to poor response, staff capacity is not being fully utilised; health dept’s request to increase number of beneficiaries turned down by Centre
Close
Panjab University to hold MPhil, PhD entrance tests on March 7
Panjab University to hold MPhil, PhD entrance tests on March 7

Panjab University to hold MPhil, PhD entrance tests on March 7

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:20 AM IST
After putting it on hold last year due to the pandemic, Panjab University (PU) has decided to conduct entrance tests for MPhil and PhD programmes on March 7 in physical mode
Close
Since the MC took over the event in 2012, this is the first time it has been cancelled. (HT file photo)
Since the MC took over the event in 2012, this is the first time it has been cancelled. (HT file photo)

No Rose Festival in Chandigarh this year

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:17 AM IST
The decision was taken in the MC’s General House meeting where most of the councillors raised their concern over the event, which generally draws huge crowds
Close
Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)
Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)

Punjab villages sombre after clash, still back stir

By Navrajdeep Singh, Avtar Singh, Mohit Khanna, Anil Sharma, Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran/patiala/sangrur/ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Across Punjab’s hinterlands — especially in the home villages of senior farm leaders — there was disappointment over the violence that farm protesters unleashed when they broke through barricades, clashed violently with police, ran riot on the Capital’s streets and stormed the Red Fort, hoisting the Nishan Sahib, the flag of the Sikhs, on its ramparts.
Close
851 vaccinated against Covid in Chandigarh tricity
851 vaccinated against Covid in Chandigarh tricity

851 vaccinated against Covid in Chandigarh tricity

By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Meanwhile, the tricity recorded 77 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday while a lone death was reported from Mohali
Close
Rajni Bector, 80, is an alumna of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Rajni Bector, 80, is an alumna of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

My phone hasn’t stopped ringing, says Rajni Bector after winning Padma Shri

By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Ever since the news of her being honoured with the Padma Shri broke, Rajni Bector’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing
Close
Ten teams have been constituted to cull 25,000 birds at Evergreen poultry farm.
Ten teams have been constituted to cull 25,000 birds at Evergreen poultry farm.

Bird flu confirmed at third poultry farm in Dera Bassi

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:51 PM IST
The samples had tested posted at the Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (NRDDL), Jalandhar, last week, following which they had been forwarded to the Bhopal lab
Close
Auto driver, 2 aides rob woman passenger at knifepoint in Chandigarh
Auto driver, 2 aides rob woman passenger at knifepoint in Chandigarh

Auto driver, 2 aides rob woman passenger at knifepoint in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST
An auto-rickshaw driver and two others have been booked for robbing a woman passenger at knifepoint near the Chandigarh-Mohali border on Wednesday
Close
CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%
CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%

CHB plans to cut property reserve prices by 10%

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Stating that the economic scenario hasn’t changed since the 2019 auction, CEO said the cut was suggested by the CHB committee on reserve price
Close
The Punjab government had filed two review petitions with the NGT, saying the state had taken remedial measures and was willing to spend <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 crore on landscaping Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. The tribunal observed that taking future steps is not a ground for not paying compensation for the damage already caused. (Representative image.)
The Punjab government had filed two review petitions with the NGT, saying the state had taken remedial measures and was willing to spend 50 crore on landscaping Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. The tribunal observed that taking future steps is not a ground for not paying compensation for the damage already caused. (Representative image.)

NGT directs Punjab to deposit 50 cr with CPCB immediately

By Gagandeep Jassowal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Tribunal rejects state govt’s review plea and asks it to deposit amount with Central Pollution Control Board forthwith for eco-restoration of the Sutlej and Beas rivers.
Close
Actor Deep Sidhu. (File photo)
Actor Deep Sidhu. (File photo)

Tractor rally violence: Sunny Deol distances himself from Deep Sidhu

By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:39 AM IST
Sidhu is a Punjabi film actor-turned-activist who allegedly led a mob of protesting farmers that stormed the Red Fort and hoisted a flag there on Tuesday
Close
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Farmers voice disappointment, anger in Punjab and Haryana

By Aneesha Sareen, Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/ludhiana/ Karnal/ Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:09 AM IST
  • Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
Close
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

‘Centre should simplify taxes, support MSMEs’: FICO Prez

By Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:14 AM IST
  • In pre-Covid times, I worked with 240 workers. 140 of these left and didn't return. I am managing with only 100 workers, says Kular
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP