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Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Wild growth, stagnating water: Mohali smart schools in bad shape

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Some institutes trying to get villages to help clear overgrowth, district education officer says labour not available during Covid, but cleaning work will be carried out soon
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.
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)

What litfests mean to writers and readers | Opinion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Litfests perform the very important function of promoting reading. In this visually-saturated era, when many think that television has killed books and radio, it’s important to keep both of them alive to stimulate our imagination
A Kashmiri boatman makes his way through frozen parts in the interiors of Dal Lake.(HT File Photo)
A Kashmiri boatman makes his way through frozen parts in the interiors of Dal Lake.(HT File Photo)

Kashmir shivers, Keylong in Himachal Pradesh records -8.8 degree celsius

Srinagar/Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Weather office said that mercury dropped to minus 5.4°C on Friday night in capital Srinagar while Leh experienced the coldest night of the winter so far with a low of minus 15.8° C.
(HT File)
(HT File)

5-year-old girl dies after dogbite in Ludhiana, parents lodge complaint with MC

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 03:30 PM IST
Parents came to know about the dogbite when their child started showing symptoms of rabies
The intricacies and consequences of the India-Pakistan connection are facts we have to accept. There is no point quarrelling with them.(Hindustan Times)
The intricacies and consequences of the India-Pakistan connection are facts we have to accept. There is no point quarrelling with them.(Hindustan Times)

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s remarks on Pakistan are valid, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Of course, we’re one country - and proud to be so - but we’re also different people. Isn’t this what unity in diversity is all about? That diversity is the richness of India. It’s also its novelty.
Audience during the first day of Khuswant Sing Literature Festival at Kasauli on October 12.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Audience during the first day of Khuswant Sing Literature Festival at Kasauli on October 12.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

‘#MeToo a revelation, gives women new voice’

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Sumeda
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:20 PM IST
Many children from in and around Himachal Pradesh also attended the literature festival, which saw experts from diverse backgrounds on one platform.
Author Anuja Chauhan and Aditi Inamdar interacting with the audience during a session at the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli.(HT Photo)
Author Anuja Chauhan and Aditi Inamdar interacting with the audience during a session at the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli.(HT Photo)

People transform after getting a ribbon around their neck and a mike, says author Anuja Chauhan

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Aishwarya Khosla
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 04:42 PM IST
Anuja Chauhan was one of the most popular guests at the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival, held in Kasauli from October 12 to 14. She talked about literature fests, backlash and much more.
Actress Divya Dutta on the last day of the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Actress Divya Dutta on the last day of the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli on Sunday.(HT Photo)

‘See you again’: Kasauli lit fest draws to a close on a poetic note

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Aishwarya Khosla and Sumeda
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Hardly, any eye was left dry, when a clip on the poem which, author-journalist Nirupama Dutt, who knew Pritam well, described the poem as one which perhaps garnered as much attention as her ode to Waris Shah.
Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karan Thapar at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest on Saturday(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karan Thapar at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest on Saturday(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Karan Thapar play the devil’s advocate at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Aishwarya Khosla, Kasuali
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 10:02 AM IST
In keeping with the fest’s theme, the strength of the nari (woman), Aiyar decided to focus the session on the prominent women Thapar knew and interviewed.
Kishie Singh (left) and Rahul Singh during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Kishie Singh (left) and Rahul Singh during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Khushwant Singh Lit Fest to kick off on October 12 in Kasauli

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aishwarya Khosla
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 03:12 PM IST
First held in 2012, the literary festival was the only to be named after a living author. Since Khushwant Singh did most of his writing in Kasauli, it was only fitting that the festival be organised at the hill station.
Students boarding a bus from Sector 15, Chandigarh, for Kasuali trip, organised by the NSUI, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Students boarding a bus from Sector 15, Chandigarh, for Kasuali trip, organised by the NSUI, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

PU polls: NSUI organises Kasauli trip, SOI alliance hosts party to woo voters

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Arshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 09:15 AM IST
According to the information, majority of the students were freshers. Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) alliance also reportedly hosted a party for the students of UIET and UICET at a club in the city.
Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead a town planner during a demolition drive in Kasauli on May 1.(PTI File)
Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead a town planner during a demolition drive in Kasauli on May 1.(PTI File)

Himachal employee injured in shooting during Kasauli demolition drive dies

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 09:23 AM IST
Gulab Singh of Kanda village in Kasauli was put on a ventilator on May 10 after he suffered a cardiac arrest at Chandigarh’s PGIMER.
Police produce Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead Assistant Town and Country Planning officer Shail Bala Sharma during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)
Police produce Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead Assistant Town and Country Planning officer Shail Bala Sharma during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)

SC seeks names of officials posted in Kasauli during illegal constructions

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Last week, a Kasauli hotelier Vijay Singh shot dead Shail Bala Sharma, an assistant town planner of Solan district.
Police produce Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead Assistant Town and Country Planning officer Shail Bala Sharma during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)
Police produce Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead Assistant Town and Country Planning officer Shail Bala Sharma during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)

Kasauli shooting: Police say official entered hotel without telling team leader

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 12:07 PM IST
The report makes no mention whether the policemen escorting the demolition teams were armed or not.
Police produce Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli on May 4.(PTI Photo)
Police produce Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli on May 4.(PTI Photo)

Himachal CM admits to police lapses in Kasauli murder

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 11:12 PM IST
The chief minister said necessary directions to ensure the security of officials engaged in the drive to remove illegal encroachments have been given.
File photo of Vijay Singh who is accused of shooting dead officer Shail Bala Sharma in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)
File photo of Vijay Singh who is accused of shooting dead officer Shail Bala Sharma in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)

Police say revolver hotelier used to kill Himachal govt officer in Kasauli recovered

Press Trust of India, Kasauli | By HT Correspondent, Kasauli
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Kasauli police said that the accused Vijay Singh hid his licensed pistol in the forest area near the guest house.
Police produce Vijay Singh (right), who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala Sharma during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Police produce Vijay Singh (right), who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala Sharma during an anti-demolition drive on May 1, in a court in Kasauli on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Family members of officer Shail Bala Sharma mourn after she was allegedly shot dead by a hotel owner in Kasauli town, where Sharma had yesterday gone to supervise the demolition of unauthorised construction, in Mandi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Family members of officer Shail Bala Sharma mourn after she was allegedly shot dead by a hotel owner in Kasauli town, where Sharma had yesterday gone to supervise the demolition of unauthorised construction, in Mandi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Kasauli hotel owner tried to bribe officer, killed her in rage: Sources

Hindustan Times, Dharampur (Solan) | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 10:30 AM IST
A police officer investigating the killing said that Vijay Singh had requested to spare his building. Singh allegedly chased and shot the officer leading the demolition drive ‘out of anger’.
These photos show hotel owner Vijay Singh (left) and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (in blue dupatta) during demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)
These photos show hotel owner Vijay Singh (left) and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (in blue dupatta) during demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

Shaved moustache, trimmed hair, changed locations: How Kasauli hotel owner evaded arrest

Hindustan Times, Kasauli/Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 04:17 PM IST
In a bid to change his appearance, Kasauli hotel owner Vijay Singh shaved his moustache and trimmed his hair, but he was caught sitting near a temple in Mathura.
This photo shows Vijay Singh (left) in an argument with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (in blue dupatta) on Tuesday. Singh is accused of shooting dead Bala.(HT Photo)
This photo shows Vijay Singh (left) in an argument with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (in blue dupatta) on Tuesday. Singh is accused of shooting dead Bala.(HT Photo)

Kasauli hotelier accused of shooting woman town planner arrested in Mathura

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 09:49 PM IST
Kasauli hotelier Vijay Singh was arrested by Himachal Pradesh Police and the special cell of the Delhi police from a temple in Mathura, where he had fled to after allegedly shooting assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma
Husband of officer Shail Bala Sharma, who was shot dead by a hotel owner in Kasauli as she was supervising demolitions, mourns at his house.(PTI)
Husband of officer Shail Bala Sharma, who was shot dead by a hotel owner in Kasauli as she was supervising demolitions, mourns at his house.(PTI)

SC says ‘brazen’ Kasauli incident result of not implementing laws, seeks report

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:09 PM IST
The Supreme Court told the Himachal Pradesh government to keep it informed about the status of the implementation of its order to demolish illegal constructions at 13 hotels in Kasauli.
Narayani Devi, the 73-year old mother of the Kasauli shooting accused.(Photo: ANI)
Narayani Devi, the 73-year old mother of the Kasauli shooting accused.(Photo: ANI)

Mother of Kasauli shooting accused wants him to surrender as cops continue hunt

Hindustan Times, Kasauli/Shimla | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 01:50 PM IST
“I know he has done wrong and it should not have happened but I fear that he may kill himself,” said 73-year-old Narayani Devi, mother of the Kasauli shooting accused.
Police carry the body of assistant town planning officer Shail Bala Sharma for a post-mortem examination at the IGMC hospital in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Police carry the body of assistant town planning officer Shail Bala Sharma for a post-mortem examination at the IGMC hospital in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Kasauli shooting: ‘Shocked’ colleagues describe accused Vijay Singh as quiet and unassuming

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Police are investigating how the accused acquired the licensed 3.2-bore pistol with which he shot the victim – Shail Bala Sharma – and another PWD worker during a demolition drive on Tuesday.
Hotelier Vijay Singh argues with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma just before the shooting in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Hotelier Vijay Singh argues with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma just before the shooting in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Police search on for hotelier who shot govt officer over Kasauli demolition drive

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Dog squad, five dozen policemen comb nearby forests for hotelier who shot the assistant town planner. Posters bearing the suspect’s image have also been pasted at various locations.
Kasauli hotel owner Vijay Singh (brown shirt), who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala Sharma (in blue), in Kasauli during demolition drive, is seen talking to her on Tuesday, just hours before the incident.(ANI Twitter)
Kasauli hotel owner Vijay Singh (brown shirt), who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala Sharma (in blue), in Kasauli during demolition drive, is seen talking to her on Tuesday, just hours before the incident.(ANI Twitter)

Cops fled when hotel owner opened fire, says colleague of officer killed in Kasauli

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 05:23 PM IST
Assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma was leading a team tasked to carry out demolition of 13 unauthorised hotels in line with a Supreme Court order.
Hotel owner owner Vijay Singh (left), who is now absconding, and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (right) during the demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday. Singh allegedly shot her dead minutes later.(HT Photo)
Hotel owner owner Vijay Singh (left), who is now absconding, and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (right) during the demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday. Singh allegedly shot her dead minutes later.(HT Photo)

On Kasauli shooting, Supreme Court says will stop passing orders if ‘people are killed’

Hindsutan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:48 PM IST
On Tuesday, a Kasauli hotel owner shot dead a town planner who was implementing demolition orders issued by the Supreme Court.
During the hearing in the Supreme Court, an advocate, representing some of the hotels, admitted the existence of unauthorised constructions.(HT File Photo)
During the hearing in the Supreme Court, an advocate, representing some of the hotels, admitted the existence of unauthorised constructions.(HT File Photo)

SC orders demolition of illegal constructions in Kasauli hotels

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 07:01 PM IST
Supreme Court said that the illegal constructions had put the entire city in danger, causing landslides, and ordered the demolition of such constructions.
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