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Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)

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

By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
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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)

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

By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Over 1,000 birds of different species have mysteriously died since December 28; authorities have ruled out poisoning
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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)

HP governor Dattatreya escapes unhurt in Telangana road accident

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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
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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)

How HP lost control over Covid battle

By Gaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla/dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
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.
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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))

Regular sightings indicate rise in number of snow leopards in HP

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:02 PM IST
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
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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)

Unregistered guest houses in HP eating into hotel business

By Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The tourism department says there are around 3,350 registered hotels and 1,656 registered homestays in the state.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Kullu SP says vehicles are not being allowed beyond Gulaba towards Rohtang Pass though the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel is functional.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The two structures include the 360 metre Darcha Barsi bridge over the Bhaga river and the Palchan bridge over the Beas
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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)

Over 70 hot springs identified in Uttarakhand and HP for power generation

By Suparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Several of these hot springs have the potential of producing electricity at a reduced production cost, say experts.
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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)

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

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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
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A cannabis plant.(REUTERS/For representation only)
A cannabis plant.(REUTERS/For representation only)

Foreigner held with 1.63 kg cannabis near Bhuntar in HP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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
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Eight IAS officers get additional charge of various posts in HP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Decision taken as some officers are in home quarantine
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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)

Heavy rain forecast in HP on Wednesday

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Orange warning issued for Kangra, Sirmaur and Bilaspur districts and yellow warning for Una, Hamirpur and Solan districts
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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)

Unfruitful year for Himachal: After extreme weather and Covid-19, it’s apple scab

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla:
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 11:34 PM IST
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
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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)

HP tribal villages tense after Indo-China border buildup

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala:
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Out of 258 samples sent to the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli for testing on Saturday, four were found positive on Sunday.
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70 with travel history to Nepal under quarantine in HP

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Nepalese constitute the major workforce in the apple-growing regions of the state
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Apple growers in HP feel the heat of lockdown

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Face shortage of agricultural inputs, honey bees
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HP wants beekeepers stuck in Punjab, Haryana to return

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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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HP to release undertrials on temporary bail

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan times, Chandigarh, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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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Five violators each were booked in Kullu and Shimla districts.(Birbal Sharma)
Five violators each were booked in Kullu and Shimla districts.(Birbal Sharma)

Coronavirus: 39 booked for violating curfew orders in HP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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.
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Police personnel patrolling in Mandi town on Tuesday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Police personnel patrolling in Mandi town on Tuesday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)

Coronavirus: 43 booked for violating prohibitory orders in HP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 09:19 PM IST
FIR’s were registered against 15 people in Kangra district which was followed by Mandi district where 11 violators were booked.
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Fruitful revolution: Foreign varieties take root to push up HP’s apple economy

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Apple economy has grown from 3,200 crore in 2012 to 4,800 crore in 2020
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HP promoting small businesses through CM’s startup scheme: Govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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HP making pvt players partners in development of state: Jai Ram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Union ministry to come up with Kharar-Rajpura bypass

By Hillary Victor | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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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HP tax revenue collection up by 17.2%: Jai Ram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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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HP registers 17.3% increase in gross revenue collection

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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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

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Best tech gifts for this Christmas

By Rajiv Makhni | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 10:57 PM IST
How to make your nearest and dearest really, really happy!
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