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"The representatives must come forward to motivate the people to get themselves vaccinated," chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said.(File Photo)

Himachal CM urges elected representatives to ensure welfare, wellbeing of people

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:47 PM IST
"It is the duty of any elected representative to ensure welfare and wellbeing of the people of his or her area," chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said in a statement.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur(File photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur(File photo)

Himachal govt made online classrooms accessible through ‘Har Ghar Pathshala’: Jairam Thakur

Shimla | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:13 PM IST
“The student must take the examination as a process of evaluating himself and not as a burden”, stated Jairam Thakur while interacting with the students through video conferencing.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India October 18: Congress candidate Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli, Shimla on Wednesday, October 18 2017. HT File Photo
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India October 18: Congress candidate Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli, Shimla on Wednesday, October 18 2017. HT File Photo

CM not brave enough to accept responsibility for his own failures: Mukesh Agnihotri

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Agnihotri also slammed the CM for continuously transferring government officers
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)

Congress misleading farmers on new agriculture laws: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:07 AM IST
He was virtually addressing a function held by Himachal Pradesh government to mark the third anniversary of its rule in the state.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur taking stock of the Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. In an interview to HT, he exuded an air of quiet confidence in his ability to deal with the challenges ahead.(PTI file photo)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur taking stock of the Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. In an interview to HT, he exuded an air of quiet confidence in his ability to deal with the challenges ahead.(PTI file photo)

‘Did not let the pandemic delay or derail our government’s initiatives’: Jai Ram Thakur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ramesh Vinayak
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:23 AM IST
Jai Ram Thakur, 55, faces the uphill task of keeping a bevy of poll promises, made tougher by an unrelenting Covid-19 rampage that has battered the state’s economy, already weighed down by a surging debt burden of 55,000 crore.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur.(File photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur.(File photo)

NEP aims at revamping the education structure, says Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur

Shimla | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government has also decided to effectively implement the National Education Policy in the state.
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)

In a first, organiser booked for violating Covid protocol at wedding in Himachal’s Manali

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The organiser was booked after informers told the police that guests started violating the Covid-19 protocol as soon as the inspection team left.
Himachal Pradesh assembly(File photo)
Himachal Pradesh assembly(File photo)

Himachal Pradesh govt decides not to hold winter assembly session in December

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The decision of not convening the proposed winter assembly session from December 7 to 11 was taken during a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Himachal schools, colleges shut till December 31; night curfew in 4 districts

Shimla | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The curfew will be in place from Tuesday to December 15 in Shimla, Mandi, Kangra and Kullu districts from 8 pm to 6 am, state’s Parliamentary affairs minister Suresh Bhardwaj said.
The government has asked people to remain vigilant as the winters become harsher as a second wave of infections is likely to sweep across the state.(HT File Photo)
The government has asked people to remain vigilant as the winters become harsher as a second wave of infections is likely to sweep across the state.(HT File Photo)

Wedding curbs back as Himachal Pradesh braces for winter surge

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Jai Ram government limits number of guests at weddings to 100
Union minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur urged the chief minister to convene a meeting with the officials concerned and direct them to expedite the process.(HT File Photo)
Union minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur urged the chief minister to convene a meeting with the officials concerned and direct them to expedite the process.(HT File Photo)

Anurag Thakur blames Himachal officials for delay in setting up Central University campus

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Says the issue was hanging fire for 10 years due to the laid back attitude of state officials.
Former Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram was undergoing treatment for a kidney-related ailment at a Kangra hospital, where he died on Monday night.(HT file photo)
Former Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram was undergoing treatment for a kidney-related ailment at a Kangra hospital, where he died on Monday night.(HT file photo)

Former Himachal Pradesh Speaker Tulsi Ram passes away at 76

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The former BJP leader represented Bharmour thrice in the assembly and was elected Speaker in 2008 but was denied the ticket in 2012 after which he left the party.
HT Image
HT Image

Cabinet meet: Himachal shuts schools again as Covid cases see a spurt

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Special vacation will be granted to all government and private schools, colleges, industrial training institutes, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from November 11 to 25
Tourists are thronging Lahaul-Spiti valley, opening up possibilities of income generation through homestays.(HT photo)
Tourists are thronging Lahaul-Spiti valley, opening up possibilities of income generation through homestays.(HT photo)

Atal Tunnel the way to income generation through homestays: HP govt

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav.Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Traditional architecture of the state will be promoted and all plans will be made with due consideration to the state’s fragile ecology even as the tourist rush is a cause for worry, it has been learnt
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jai Ram Thakur.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jai Ram Thakur.(HT Photo)

Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur condemns Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks about Himachal being home to ganja

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray had indirectly attacked actor Kangana Ranaut, who belongs to HP, saying “Ganja (cannabis) fields are in your state, not Maharashtra”.
HT Image
HT Image

Himachal raises Rs 1,000 cr loan for development, paying salaries

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 05:57 PM IST
The state has estimated a revenue loss of 32,000 crore over the past seven months due to the pandemic
HT Image
HT Image

Ahead of panchayat polls, voices of dissent within BJP get shriller

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur(File photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur(File photo)

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur tests positive for Covid-19, goes into self-isolation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:55 PM IST
The minister had come in contact with a Covid positive person and was in quarantine for last one week at his residence.
The girl named Devika who hails from Kerala sings the song.(Facebook/@jairamthakurbjp)
The girl named Devika who hails from Kerala sings the song.(Facebook/@jairamthakurbjp)

Kerala girl’s enthralling rendition of song from Himachal Pradesh impresses many, including CM Jairam Thakur

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The girl sings Chamba Kitni Ki Dur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)

Atal Tunnel is a symbol of Atmanirbhar Bharat, will strengthen border infrastructure: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:04 PM IST
ENGINEERING FEAT The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel running under the 13,050-ft Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Leh axis is the highest motorable highway tunnel in the world.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur.(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur.(PTI)

No other tunnel of this length at this height: Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur on Atal Tunnel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 11:51 AM IST
Thakur made the comments after the 9.02km tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rohtang.
he Atal tunnel is the world’s longest tunnel above an altitude of 3,000 metres.(HT Photo)
he Atal tunnel is the world’s longest tunnel above an altitude of 3,000 metres.(HT Photo)

Atal Tunnel inauguration: PM Modi to be accorded traditional welcome

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 01:10 AM IST
The PM, who will return to New Delhi the same day, will be accompanied by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh and Union minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

ITIs in Himachal Pradesh to reopen from October 1

Shimla | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The ITIs, along with other educational institutions in the state, were closed in March to slow the spread of the deadly disease.
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along with fellow Congress MLAs staging a sit-in protest outside the room of Vidhan Sabha speaker on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along with fellow Congress MLAs staging a sit-in protest outside the room of Vidhan Sabha speaker on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Monsoon session: Furore in HP Assembly over benami land deals

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 01:44 AM IST
The Opposition staged a walk out over the government’s alleged unwillingness to discuss the issue, the discussion of which they had sought under Rule 67
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the House during the monsoon session in Shimla on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the House during the monsoon session in Shimla on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Question hour: 87 cases pending under Section 118 of HP Land Tenancy Act

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Jawalamukhi MLA Ramesh Dhawala had asked whether land purchasing procedure had been simplified for establishing industries and how many cases had been accepted under Section 118
Leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along and other Congress MLAs staging a walkout from the House on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along and other Congress MLAs staging a walkout from the House on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Himachal monsoon session: Congress walks out of House over police inaction against BJP workers

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Thakur has been sitting on a dharna at the superintendent of police office in Kullu for the last three days after BJP activists agitated outside his hotel alleging land grab.
Very few tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh amid the coronavirus outbreak. Seen here, the Mall and Ridge Road in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Very few tourists have been visiting Himachal Pradesh amid the coronavirus outbreak. Seen here, the Mall and Ridge Road in Shimla.(HT Photo)

HP tourism has no money for employee salaries

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 04:05 PM IST
The situation is so grave that even though the middle of September is approaching, Class-III and Class-IV employees of HPTDC are yet to get their salaries.

Mandi reports maximum 162 rapes in Himachal over past three years

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:06 PM IST
According to a reply filed by the home department during the monsoon session of the assembly, 249 rapes were registered in the state in 2017, 344 in 2018, 358 in 2019 and 183 cases till July 31, 2020
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the members in the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Friday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the members in the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Friday.(HT Photo)

Himachal slashes legislators’ salary by 30%, Bill passed

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:47 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Regulation of Salaries and Allowances of Different Categories in Certain Exigencies Bill replaces the ordinance promulgated by the governor on April 11.
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