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Haryana Police’s Durga Shakti app spreads wings in Punjab, HP, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP

More than 2 lakh have downloaded app for women safety so far. Of the complaints received in 2020, preventive action was taken in 33 matters and over 1,100 issues were resolved amicably.
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByPawan Sharma

Avian flu causing migratory birds’ death at HP’s Pong Dam, toll rises to 2,400

Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

Migratory birds continue to die, officials shut HP’s Pong wetland

Over 1,000 birds of different species have mysteriously died since December 28; authorities have ruled out poisoning
A dead bar-headed goose in the Pong Dam Lake. Officials say the birds exhibited an inability to take off despite having healthy wings before succumbing.(HT Photo)
A dead bar-headed goose in the Pong Dam Lake. Officials say the birds exhibited an inability to take off despite having healthy wings before succumbing.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

HP governor Dattatreya escapes unhurt in Telangana road accident

Was travelling from Hyderabad to Nalgonda for a private function when his car veered off the highway and ran into bushes before coming to a halt
The car in which Himachal Pradesh governor Bandaru Dattatreya was travelling after it veered off the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway in Telangana on Monday morning.(HT Photo)
The car in which Himachal Pradesh governor Bandaru Dattatreya was travelling after it veered off the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway in Telangana on Monday morning.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

How HP lost control over Covid battle

More than 12,300 cases and 238 fatalities were recorded this month as compared to the previous highest tally of 8,938 cases in September since the outbreak.
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur, Shimla/dharamshala

Regular sightings indicate rise in number of snow leopards in HP

Census of the animals by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, has stalled because of the Covid-19 pandemic
According to the census being conducted by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, 52 snow leopards have been identified in 10 remote sites in Lahaul, Spiti, Chamba and Kinnaur .(Photo: Himachal Forest Dept (Files))
According to the census being conducted by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, 52 snow leopards have been identified in 10 remote sites in Lahaul, Spiti, Chamba and Kinnaur .(Photo: Himachal Forest Dept (Files))
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 06:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Unregistered guest houses in HP eating into hotel business

The tourism department says there are around 3,350 registered hotels and 1,656 registered homestays in the state.
Tourists enjoying themselves at a homestay in Kotgarh village in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying themselves at a homestay in Kotgarh village in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByNavneet Rathore, Shimla

Snow in HP’s higher reaches disrupts traffic on Manali-Leh highway

Kullu SP says vehicles are not being allowed beyond Gulaba towards Rohtang Pass though the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel is functional.
The newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass is on the Manali-Leh highway.(HT Photo)
The newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass is on the Manali-Leh highway.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

Of 44 bridges dedicated to nation, HP gets two on Manali-Leh highway

The two structures include the 360 metre Darcha Barsi bridge over the Bhaga river and the Palchan bridge over the Beas
The bridges inaugurated virtually by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday will go a long way in connecting remote areas to the rest of India.(PTI/For representation)
The bridges inaugurated virtually by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday will go a long way in connecting remote areas to the rest of India.(PTI/For representation)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Over 70 hot springs identified in Uttarakhand and HP for power generation

Several of these hot springs have the potential of producing electricity at a reduced production cost, say experts.
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

CAG report: HP fiscal deficit down by 9.2% in 2018-19

Only 33% of the revenue receipts came from the state’s own resources comprising taxes and non-taxes; central transfers brought in the remaining 67%; state improves vis-a-vis share of capital expenditure to total expenditure
Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Foreigner held with 1.63 kg cannabis near Bhuntar in HP

The 52-year-old man was travelling to Delhi from Manali in a private Volvo bus on Sunday night, which was stopped by police for checking near Bhuntar
A cannabis plant.(REUTERS/For representation only)
A cannabis plant.(REUTERS/For representation only)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Eight IAS officers get additional charge of various posts in HP

Decision taken as some officers are in home quarantine
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Updated on Sep 06, 2020 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Heavy rain forecast in HP on Wednesday

Orange warning issued for Kangra, Sirmaur and Bilaspur districts and yellow warning for Una, Hamirpur and Solan districts
The met department has forecast rain in Himachal Pradesh till August 31.(HT photo)
The met department has forecast rain in Himachal Pradesh till August 31.(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Unfruitful year for Himachal: After extreme weather and Covid-19, it’s apple scab

Fungal infection has impacted Ani and Dalash areas of Kullu districts, Janjehli, Thunag and Karsog in Mandi district and Narkanda, Rohru, Kharapathar, Kotkhai, Jubbal and Chirgaon in Shimla district
An apple grower inspects fruit trees in his farm at Fagu near Shimla.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
An apple grower inspects fruit trees in his farm at Fagu near Shimla.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 11:34 PM IST
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HP tribal villages tense after Indo-China border buildup

The Army and the Indo Tibetan Border police have restricted the movement of shepherds in the high hills even as additional Army units are being moved to the mountainous terrain along the order
Namgia village (a green patch in the picture) is also a point for cross-border trade with China through the Shipki La pass.(HT Photo)
Namgia village (a green patch in the picture) is also a point for cross-border trade with China through the Shipki La pass.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

17 more test positive for Covid-19 in Himachal, count mounts to 330

Out of 258 samples sent to the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli for testing on Saturday, four were found positive on Sunday.
People from outside Himachal Pradesh who arrived by state buses stand in queue to get medically checked .(ANI)
People from outside Himachal Pradesh who arrived by state buses stand in queue to get medically checked .(ANI)
Updated on May 31, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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70 with travel history to Nepal under quarantine in HP

Nepalese constitute the major workforce in the apple-growing regions of the state
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Updated on Mar 30, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondents, Shimla

Apple growers in HP feel the heat of lockdown

Face shortage of agricultural inputs, honey bees
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Updated on Mar 30, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

HP wants beekeepers stuck in Punjab, Haryana to return

The Himachal Kisan Sabha (HKS), a left leaning farmers’ group, has appealed to chief minister Jai Ram Thakur to make arrangements for the beekeepers to return
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Updated on Mar 30, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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HP to release undertrials on temporary bail

The decision to temporary release prisoners for three months has been taken to ensure social distancing and to avoid spread of COVID-19 virus
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Published on Mar 29, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Coronavirus: 39 booked for violating curfew orders in HP

Mandi district comprising 10 assembly segment witnessed the maximum number of violation with 16 people booked for not adhering to Section 144 of the CrPC.
Five violators each were booked in Kullu and Shimla districts.(Birbal Sharma)
Five violators each were booked in Kullu and Shimla districts.(Birbal Sharma)
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Coronavirus: 43 booked for violating prohibitory orders in HP

FIR’s were registered against 15 people in Kangra district which was followed by Mandi district where 11 violators were booked.
Police personnel patrolling in Mandi town on Tuesday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Police personnel patrolling in Mandi town on Tuesday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Updated on Mar 24, 2020 09:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Fruitful revolution: Foreign varieties take root to push up HP’s apple economy

Apple economy has grown from 3,200 crore in 2012 to 4,800 crore in 2020
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Updated on Mar 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

HP promoting small businesses through CM’s startup scheme: Govt

State government is laying special emphasis on development of industry, especially micro and small enterprises through chief minister’s startup scheme (CMSS), a government spokesman said on Sunday. He said the government is providing facility of hand holding and mentorship to innovative enterprises from the initial stage to setting up of the industry, he said.
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Published on Feb 16, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

HP making pvt players partners in development of state: Jai Ram

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai ram Thakur on Sunday said the state government is making private players partners in development and progress of the state and for the same Global Investors Meet was organised last year at Dharamshala. He made the statement during inauguration of a private school on Chail Road near Kandaghat in Solan district.
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Published on Feb 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Union ministry to come up with Kharar-Rajpura bypass

The road will give relief to commuters from Delhi moving towards HP and J&K as they won’t have to enter Chandigarh
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Updated on Feb 14, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHillary Victor, Mohali

HP tax revenue collection up by 17.2%: Jai Ram

The CM said the state has collected 600 crore more in the form of taxes in the financial year 2019-2020 compared to the previous 2018-19
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Published on Feb 04, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

HP registers 17.3% increase in gross revenue collection

Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said Himachal Pradesh has registered an increase of ₹538.51 crore gross revenue collections during the current year fiscal year till December 2019 as compared to revenue collection till December 2018, thereby registering an increase of 17.
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Published on Jan 05, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Best tech gifts for this Christmas

How to make your nearest and dearest really, really happy!
From noise cancellation headphones to Wi-Fi mesh routers, these gadgets will make for best tech gifts
From noise cancellation headphones to Wi-Fi mesh routers, these gadgets will make for best tech gifts
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRajiv Makhni
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